• Fashion,  life,  Style

    Self Care Sunday

    Welcome to Self care Sunday, a new weekly lifestyle post that deals with various ways you can take care of and show love to yourself. This can be as simple as having a favorite hot beverage and some good chocolate or as involved as an in home spa day. Whatever you do, it’s important to remember to take time for yourself and to indulge in some things you love and that bring you joy. Self care can also include watching a favorite movie or listening to music that puts you in a good mood. (At the end of this post I’ll include a playlist of music I’ve been enjoying when…

  • Fashion,  Style

    Wearing white after Labor Day

    Since it’s Labor Day weekend I’ve been wondering if anyone still follows the rule of not wearing white before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. I know I usually don’t. At least strictly. I don’t start using my white purses or wearing white sandals before then but I do wear white skirts and dresses. I also still wear dresses with white in them and white jewelry after Labor Day. I usually don’t wear all white outfits though, or carry a totally white purse. Do fashion rules like this matter anymore? Did they ever really matter? I’ve always liked making my own rules. Even back in the 90s I’d wear white…

  • Beauty,  Fashion,  Rants,  Style

    Are Women Over 40 Invisible?

    This is something that has been on my mind for some time. It seems like brands, especially makeup and skincare brands are mainly focused on people in their 20s and early 30s. Women over 40 might as well not exist.  This includes subscription boxes and services like Influenster. It’s frustrating to see people posting about all the Voxboxes they get, Voxboxes with products I use or would like to use, and to never get offered any myself. Do companies think women over 40 don’t wear makeup or fragrance? Do they think we don’t go anywhere or have money to spend? Do services like Ipsy think people over 40 only want…

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    Fashion,  Style

    Pretty in Pink

    I’m going to try and post outfit of the day and makeup of the day posts regularly. I thought a good place to start would be with this Barbiecore inspired look. I love pink, and wearing it always makes me feel good. I am wearing the Maneater dress in hot pink from Vixen by Micheline Pitt. Shoes are by Sofft. Headband, bracelets, and gloves are from amazon.com. Necklace is thrifted. Earrings are from Unique Vintage. Here is another view of the look, this time with a beret also from Vixen. Here is the dress worn in warmer weather. I am wearing a Powderpuff top from Vixen under the dress. Shoes…

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    Rants,  Style

    Lamenting the lack of dressing up

    What is happening to society and it’s standards?  I wonder about this every time I go somewhere where dressing up would generally be expected and see what a lot of people are wearing. Shorts and flip flops at museums. Jeans or shorts at the theater. Is nothing special anymore? I remember when I was a little girl and going downtown to shop was something special and you wouldn’t just wear any old clothes to go. I also remember when “Sunday best” was still a thing.  It makes me sad to think that we as a society may have gotten to a point where everything is mundane and nothing is worth…