Monthly Archives: July 2016

What Every New Texan Gal Needs

So, since I arrived in this state, I’ve noticed there are certain things a southern belle needs. Start with a pair of cowboy boots, Miss Me Jeans in bootcut, a handgun and some western style jewelry.  I found this ring on Boots and Bourbon. Don’t you just love it? You’ll also need a good bottle of Bourbon for when friends drop by.  Be sure you are using one large ice cube so as not to water down the spirits.  I’ve seen these kind of ice cube trays everywhere. They do sell them on the Boots and Bourbon site also.  May I suggest Blanton’s bourbon. (Frank Underwood in House of Cards drank this.) It will set you back about $65.  What is your favorite?

Of course these bourbon glasses rock! No pun intended.

Presenting Gretchen Scott!

splitneckdress_seaoflove_blues0406_1I am so excited to be able to offer the Gretchen Scott line.  Her clothes are amazing, gorgeous, preppy, chic and fun!

I’ll be letting you all know on Social Media when it will premiere.  I am hoping for July 20th but may get a few items in before then.

Plus, I’ll have a special offer for my Instagram followers! Stay tuned!

The new fall line is amazing but since we are in Texas, I plan to carry the lighter styles all year.  Also, I will be making my jewelry selections based on her designs so you’ll be able to coordinate your accessories all in the same place! Below is a sneak preview of what’s to come.

Ann

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July 4, 2016

_12878927This 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._12757028

Happy 4th of July Weekend

I’m sure everyone is excited for the long weekend. For me it is an anxious time as I have been unemployed since 6d8d21731e77676aec5ce8b35d032bbdthe middle of May. The company I was working for in Houston relocated me here in November. Then I got laid off and here I am half way across the country away from my family and friends on Cape Cod.

I am an eDiscovery Consultant by day and Social Media junkie by, well, all the rest of the time. I decide that since I am over 50, plus size and petite that maybe there are other people like me who want to look stylish. Don’t get me wrong. I’m sure I could lose some weight and be more in shape. However, I have a few things working against me aside from my age. I suffer from Hashimotos disease which is an auto-immune disease of the thyroid. So, operating on half of my metabolism makes it hard to lose weight. I also take medication that is most definitely not helping.

So, now you are wondering what does all this have to do with the holiday weekend, right? Here’s the thing. I don’t really know anyone here and I am desperate to get back to working in my field which I love so much. I had a few great phone calls on Friday. But, with the holiday, I won’t hear back from anyone until Tuesday.

300_4thJulyOutfitSince I have no plans for the 4th, I figured I’ll get a few extra posts ahead.  I did pick out a cute outfit to wear this weekend.  I only went to the grocery store, lol. The pants are from Talbots, of course.  White linen drawstring. The Americana style tee is from Lucky Brand. Of course we all know where the sandals are from. Jack Rogers of course.  These are my go-to shoes and are starting to show their wear on the soles.  You can’t tell when I have them on though.

 

Oh, and speaking of Talbots which basically is about 80% of my wardrobe,  you can shop the pants here:

 

 

Here are some cute ideas for the 4th

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Festive Sangria with a fruit twist

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Painted Ball jars distressed

 

Talbots

Three beauties you should try…

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.

BeccaShimmerBECCA 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 Teasingdepartment.  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