Showing posts from August, 2017

Girl's Day Out

So last Friday I got to spend the whole day with some of my great girl friends. It was our last hoorah of the summer, and the last time for us all to hang out together before one of my friends runs off to Paris with her hubby for the year (yes, I'm way beyond jealous!). We had a great day that started out with a yummy lunch, followed by tons of shopping, and finishing up with a night out on the town. I definitely needed this break as well as the getting to spend time with these awesome ladies!  Dress: Love . . . ady   Sandals: Sam Edelman Belt: Vintage Cippiani So the day was supposed to start with brunch, but let's get real; with five women and a baby there was no way we were going to get there on time. So we ended up getting to the 1Kept Charleston in time for lunch. And it was just as yummy! And we got to spend the rainy part of the day inside!  Burger with super yummy fries  Special milkshake and cookie dessert  The beautiful dining room 

Eyebrow Emergency

My eyebrows have always been a huge mystery to me. Being Scottish, my eyebrows do exactly what they want to regardless of what I tell them to do. So finding someone to shape them for me has always been a challenge. I started out getting my eyebrows waxed when I was about fourteen at a salon down the street. I loved the lady there who did them, and we ended up becoming friends. However she soon stopped working at the salon because she had a cute little munchkin. That seems to be the way those things always go. After that I went to her house for a while, and then I just resorted to trying to pluck them on my own. That kinda sorta worked throughout college and for a little while afterward until I couldn't take it anymore. Not only did they not match each other, but they looked like two wooly-bear caterpillars decided to take up residence on my face. Not really the look I was going for. About the time I was about to give up in frustration, I discovered that my nail salon had ladies who

White teeth without the misery

Yellow teeth. So who doesn't want to vanquish that demon? I've had an arch expander, braces four times, and a jaw surgery to fix my teeth and my bite. And yet somehow I am never happy with my smile because I can't ever seem to get my teeth to be white enough. And the biggest culprit in this frustration is the fact that because of all the work that I've had done in my mouth my teeth are extremely sensitive. I tried whitening gel, and I've tried all different combinations of the Crest whitening system and I've never been able to do it more than a couple times because my teeth becomes unbearably sensitive. Frankly I don't have enough vanity to stick with a whitening regime that makes it hard to eat ice cream and drink hot coffee and eat chocolate. But on the flip side, I drink coffee. And I love coffee. And I also love cranberry juice. And other things that stain teeth. So we've come back around the vicious circle to square one. I thought I had finally fo

Where to shop to find the perfect thing

We are about to head into a new season and if you're anything like me, you're looking to either replace your fall wardrobe or spice up the one you already have. But where in the world should you even start? Spoilers - it's not Forever21 or even Gap or Old Navy. If you have a very individualistic style then most likely you're thinking to start with a boutique. Growing up I always thought of boutiques as the mecca of well-made clothes. Most of my childhood I shopped at children's boutiques and my mom shopped at similar stores. When I finally got to the point where I was wearing ladies clothes I looked forward to being able to shop at what I considered exclusive high-fashion stores. And then I went into my first boutique as a teenager and I was sorely disappointed. Nothing I tried on fit. Everything ran too long on my very petite torso, and none of the bottoms fit my curves: everything was super long and straight. I began to wonder who on earth these clothes were tai

Nsale Favorites -- Part Two

I'm back again with the rest of my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ! It's the last day to shop this amazing sale before the prices go back up tomorrow! Make you sure get in on the deals while they still last. I'm in love with all the pieces that I got on the sale: though it does slightly look like someone stole my debit card! I haven't updated my fall wardrobe in several years (when I find something I love I wear it foreeeeever) so it was totally worth it to get a whole new fall wardrobe for such low prices!  BLANKNYC Life Changer Moto Jacket  $64.90 (sold out) in Just Pine -- Size S Hinge Shrunken Leather Bomber Jacket $199.90 (after sale $299.00) in Beige Morn -- Size XS Sam Edelman Rafaella Ballet Flat $99.90 (after sale $149.95) in Navy Multi  Chelsea 28 Bell Sleeve Sweater  $58.90 (after sale $89.00)  in Red Syrah -- Size XS Gibson Bell Sleeve Cozy Fleece Pullover $39.90 (after sale $59.00) in N

July Outfit Round-up

Blouse: Karen Kane ( similar blouse ) Jeans: White House Black Market ( similar jeans ) Shoes: Ivanka Trump ( similar flats ) Purse: Michael Kors ( similar MK purse ) Watch: Michael Kors ( similar MK watch ) Dress: Nine West (s hop exact dress here ) Shoes: Michael Kors ( shop exact shoes here ) Sunglasses: vintage Anne Klein ( similar sunglasses ) T-shirt: Michael Kors ( similar shirt ) Vest: White House Black Market ( similar vest ) Jeans: Ann Taylor Loft ( similar jeans ) Shoes: Sperry ( shop exact shoes here ) Shirt: Enro (Men)  ( shop exact shirt here ) Jeans: Ann Taylor Loft ( similar jeans )  Belt: Copper Penny Boutique ( similar belt ) Shoes: Michael Kors ( shop exact shoes here ) Shirt: Boutique in Indiana ( similar top ) Belt: Francesca's ( similar belt ) Capris: Stein Mart ( similar capris ) Shoes: Steve Madden ( similar shoes ) Top: Cynthia Rowley ( shop similar top ) Watch: Michael Kors ( shop similar MK wat