• life,  Rants

    It’s not just Stanley Cups and collectibles

    Reselling collectibles and other in demand items is nothing new. I’ve known for years (and been annoyed by) the fact that people buy up hot items like sneakers, game consoles, limited edition items and resell them at prices that are way higher than retail. What I didn’t know until now was that people were doing the same thing with inexpensive items like seasonal decor from the Bullseye’s Playground area at Target. That’s really a shame because there are some super cute items and this makes it hard for people to get them if they aren’t there right when things are put out. (I’m not talking about someone buying several of…

  • 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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    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…

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    life,  Rants,  Style

    Lots To Unpack

    This somewhat goes along with my post from several days ago about manners. As I was walking to the train after finishing at the grocery store today, I passed a group of three people. One of them asked me if I was trans. I said no and continued on my way to the train. (They also asked me for money and got a little shirty when I said I didn’t have any.) I was dressed in my usual style- dress with petticoat under it, tights, boots (today, Roxy ankle boots), beret hat and my warm jacket.  I also want to add that I have nothing but support for trans individuals…

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    life,  Rants

    What is it with the lack of manners these days?

    “Whatever happened to fair dealing?And pure ethicsAnd nice manners?Why is it everyone now is a pain in the ass?Whatever happened to class?” “Class”- Chicago Do you ever wonder why people behave like they do now? I have started thinking about this a lot recently. It seems like people are getting more comfortable leaving messes in their wake and less used to cleaning up after themselves. For example, every time I go down to lock our apartment building Community Room at night I end up having to push in a number of chairs that have been left out. I also often have to throw trash in the wastebasket or put papers…