Sunday, September 23, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Happy Fall

It's FALL!


I love so many things about Fall like:

1. The colors - orange, red, browns and greens

2. The leaves changing color

3. The cooler temperature

4. Getting to wear boots

5. Wearing turtleneck sweaters and scarves

It's wonderful.

Happy Fall!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Ten Tips for Being Fashionable on a Budget

Ten Tips for Being Fashionable on a Budget
1. Yard Sales - great finds at great prices
2. Post Season Sales, things are marked down 70%
3. Thrif Stores have some great steals
4. Hand me downs/up's - my sister has great fashion taste and I benefit from it ;-)
5. If a shirt is too short, layer it with a longer tee, don't throw it away
6. If pants are too short, cut them and make flood pants/capri's
7. If you got bleach on an article of clothing, tie dye it or bleach it completely for a new look
8. Add scarves to add a bit of color to an outfit
9. Costume jewelry makes any outfit more interesting
10. Borrow from mom/grandmom who can afford to buy things at full price!


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Monday, September 10, 2012

The Fourth Fisherman

This is a very inspirational book, where the author describes in parallel his own story and the incredible story of three Mexican fishermen who were lost at sea for almost 10 months before being rescued.   The author struggled with substance abuse, fame, and fortune.This books is the author's attempts to tie in the fisherman, his mental illness, his marriage, and his career into one book. It is an encouraging tale of losing one's self in order to find the truth in life.

I didn’t care about Joe. He tries to weave his story of being rich, feeling lost, finding God, coming to faith and finding his real home with the fishermen getting lost, finding God, coming to faith, and coming home. It didn’t work for me. I wanted more information about the fishermen – Did they really find God? Etc. I would give this book 2.5 out of 5 stars.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Add 10 runway looks to your wardrobe

Fasion is a general term for a currently popular style or practice, especially in clothing, and it seems to change by the day. One day it's flats and fur, another it's heels and leather.

Fashion is really whatever the people who matter say it is. If Gucci says fashion is fishnet stockings, then that is what people view as fashionable. If Prada says fashion is lace up boots, then that will be all the rage for the next few months.

Fashion can change like the wind, so I think that it's still important to keep a sense of self with shopping and when dressing. If we all wanted to look alike, we would all wear uniforms . . . and where would the fun be in that?

Here are some tips for adding runway looks to your wardrobe:
1. Classic Coat - this is something that all runway looks seem to have. Generally people use nuetral tones or a pop of color - it's up to you!
2. Black Skirt - This is a must for every wardrobe. It can go classy, young and hip or professional. It's something that fashionists insist that every girl owns.
3. Black Dress - I don't know how many times my husband has asked me to get a black dress, but I'm such a "color" girl I never got around to it, but this really is a classy fashionable piece to own in your wardrobe.
4. White Blouse - For evening, add a pair of dress pants or skirt, and for work add a blazer or cardigan. It's very versatile, and is fashion meets the average joe.
5. Narrow Belt - Use it over coats and jackets and to belt-up cardigans and sweater dresses.
6. Scarf - This is a way to add color and pizzaz to an outfit. It can be added to turtleneck sweaters, tank tops or even blouses. Dress it up or dress it down with a scarf.
7. Pearls - I think that pearls have made a come back, and are not a fashion neccessity. They used to look old, but not look classic and classy.
8. Chunky Knits - These are very popular right now - cable knit sweaters or grandpa sweaters. My husband has been wanting one . . . I may have to break down and buy it for him for Christmas.
9. Military - This is a big thing right now. I love the gold button detailing on military jackets or even military/cargo pants. They are very edgy but also practical with all their pockets.
10. Try Jewel Tones - these are my absolute favorites. I love ruby reds, emerald greens, amethysy purple. These are the colors that really pop and grab your attention.

Turn your wardrobe into a fashionista's wardrobe with a few simple tips and suggestions :)

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Rumpled to Runway

As Moms, we pull a lot of things together, from weekday meals to our little ones' back-to-school wardrobes. However, usually what suffers is our own wardrobe, as we pull wrinkled garments over our heads to make it out the door on time! Luckily, our favorite Mom/Brand team is getting together to show women everywhere how to go from rumpled to runway.

Since September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, this fashion-focused event couldn't have come at a better time! This fun and innovative fashion show will demonstrate how Perfect Steam™, and a little fashion ingenuity, can take any garments from "Rumpled to Runway".

Find out how you can help support the cause at Kelly Confidential and enter for a chance to win a daily shopping spree and the grand prize: a Perfect Steam™ washer and dryer from Electrolux.
Electrolux isn't just turning to online fashionistas to create a buzz about this great event -- they need our help too!

Find out how you can help support the cause at Kelly Confidential and enter for a chance to win a daily shopping spree and the grand prize: a Perfect Steam™ washer and dryer from Electrolux.

Electrolux and brand ambassador Kelly Ripa are partnering with some fashion-savvy bloggers to host a special fashion show to help raise awareness and funds to support ovarian cancer research.

Even if you're not in the Big Apple to watch in person, you can cheer them on LIVE at www.Kelly-Confidential.com TODAY at 1 PM EDT. You can also follow along at Facebook/KellyConfidential and on Twitter @KCbyElectrolux