I am thrilled that Dainty Jewells sent me this “Elegant Tea Dress.” I’m a plus size so I have the XXL. My problem area is the stomach. This was a bit roomy which is great because I hate anything tight on my waist. The matching sash ties into a cute bow. I paired it with my gorgeous black beaded chandelier earrings. I have so many other styles on my wish list. I love how this company provides beautiful, modest, clothing for girls and women.
Here are a few other dresses I can’t wait to get my hands on. You can click on the images to visit the Dainty Jewells web site and see my favorites. Here in the south these dresses are perfect for brunch, church, day weddings and afternoon tea.
|Garden Soiree Dress
||Lady Liberty Dress
||Charleston Charm Dress
Oh my, I’m in love! With these pajamas I ordered from Intimissimi. They have these incredibly soft pajamas made in Italy, Tres chic’.
I love that I got free shipping since I spent more than $75. I understand these are not the cheapest pjs you’ll every buy. But, here in Texas less is more when it comes to clothing and pajamas. It gets really, really hot here.
So, the shorts and top are $49.00 and $34.00 respectively. They are so comfy I feel like I’m practically wearing nothing at all. Okay, maybe TMI, lol. You can shop the look by clicking on the photos below and I also linked the logo at the top of the page to their blow out sale! If you buy these jammies or already have them, let me know what you think.
If I were to show you my entire Vera Bradley collection it would completely cover my queen sized bed. So, I’m just showing a sampling. I’ve been collection Vera since before my college age daughter was born. I remember when she was in middle school the Owl pattern was all the rage with the kids in her school. It was such a whimsical pattern and I think that’s why the girls liked it so much. It wasn’t about the brand name to them it was the Owls! I have to stress this point because all these years later I remember what a big deal it was for Maddy to shop for a new piece in that pattern.
Anyway, one of the things I like about the brand is that it evolves with us loyal followers. I am particularly pleased that they have ventured into the solid colors and more structured bags that are suitable for the professional woman. One in particular that I love is the Black Tote. Having these selections is crucial to keeping the business woman buying the line. Although we all love our prints, they aren’t always office friendly.
Of course when I travel, which I do a lot of, I carry my “Lighten Up” backpack as my carry-on because it is truly lightweight and very roomy. I have several large duffels that are great for short trips and most airlines will let you slide by with this as a carry-on. Don’t quote me on that though, please! As you can see by the patterns in my collection, they go way back. I wonder if anyone can name each one. I surely can’t. But my newest purchase was the Impressionista large duffel you see at the top right of the photo. Bonus! It’s on sale now along with a whole slew of other patterns. This is a great time to shop for back to school. Also in this picture is my backpack.
You can definitely see some of my patterns go back many years. I’d love to see your collection!
I came across this awesome site for inexpensive but trendy clothes. Check them out here: Cupshe.com New Arrivals. If you wear a smaller size they have the most adorable tees. I can’t believe the prices on this site. And, why have I never seen it before!!
Cupshe Ramble Tamble Tassel Embroidered Top only $19.99
I can’t wait for my order. This is what I bought!
Cupshe Field Day Leaves Printing Casual Dress Just $16.99
And this Cupshe After Party Colorful Oversized Top in Pink for only $6.99
Who do I follow on Instagram?
I love to follow the young preppy girls because they remind me of myself at that age. Of course it was a long time ago and our idea of social media was yelling at each other from across the yard.
There are also some mature women who maintain their beauty and grace. They do real photo shoots and they look amazing. I just have my iPhone and a tripod or selfie stick. So, my pics are nothing to write home about. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have a good time with it. And, I have over 2,000 followers. Not too shabby for a rookie like me. This whole who to follow thing really has me rethinking my Instagram and twitter name of MomaJuicy. I got this nick name from my daughter’s friends because they called her “lil juicy.” And, it just kinda stuck. Now she is 18 and off to college so I don’t see her friends anymore really. I should up my game with a catchy new handle. Any ideas? Do you notice I’m wearing a shirt from Talbots? Obvi. It’s called Jungle Paisley and it is very lightweight. Something that is an absolute must here in Texas. I have linked to it at the bottom of this post. I’m telling you it’s almost all I wear. The tassel earrings are from my Summer 2016 Collection. However, they sold out so fast. I’m trying to get more.
Here is my list of mature classy women (in no particular order);
Shop my shirt from Talbots by clicking on the photo.
This is no joking matter. I am in love, love with the packaging of the new Christian Louboutin Lip Lacquer. Seriously. I checked out the Nordstrom web site and they sell it. My favorite color is “Akenana.” I’m not sure what the word means, but the color is so amazing. Will you pay $90 for this tube of lacquer?
I mean just look at this boxed. Don’t you want to die? This is seriously about as close as I’ll ever get to owning a pair of Louboutin shoes. Or, anything from the design house.
First on the list is something my daughter told me about. It is this shimmer powder by Becca in Moonstone. I apply it lightly high on my cheek bones and a bit above the outer arch of my brows. I always check the prices on Amazon for just about everything. It is almost always less expensive than shopping retail.
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed – Moonstone
Just $32.61 on Amazon. Click link above to shop it.
Now the next two items were recommended to me by a woman I met shopping the Macy’s shoe department. You see, here in Texas, women tease their hair. This Cape Codder decided she needed to get with the program and try doing it. Well, I failed miserably. Back to my story. I stopped this woman who had perfectly teased hair and asked here what she used to do it. She told me about these two products and just how to use them too.
You’ll need these two Redken products plus a teasing brush and pick. I picked these up at the beauty supply store but any drugstore will have them. So, you need to use the teasing spray after you tease each section of your hair. Spray it at the roots. There are three sections. The back of the crown, top of the crown and front of the crown. Then, take your pick and piece the hair out nicely (you’ll get the hang of it.) Follow up with spritzes of the blast wax to kind of piece apart the hair, if you know what I mean. As usual these two items were much cheaper on Amazon than at the Swag salon I go to. Shop them here:
Redken Quick Tease 15 Backcombing Finishing Spray, 5.3 Ounce
Redken Wax Blast 10 High Impact Finishing Spray Wax 4.4 Ounces