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Time to Get Cozy- My Sweater Picks for the Season

  Its all about staying warm now! I can’t say I am unhappy. Ever since symptoms of Menopause and what feels to be a higher body temperature, I don’t mind the cold air, but I love to stay cozy and warm as well as look stylish in these colder months, so let’s talk about sweaters. I am fortunate that my work space is in the living room, on a sectional, where I sit by the fireplace and am covered by a thick fleece blanket. My atmosphere is cozy. I enjoy drinking my morning coffee, and my favorite now is Molten Chocolate we get at Fresh Market. My mom bought us this fleece blanket, and it is the most coveted in the house because it is warm, soft and cushiony. Really, what I look for in a sweater! Living in the South, in NC, there are only a few months we might need heavier, chunky knits sweaters, so I have a few. Otherwise, I love soft knits h this time of year. What do I look for in sweaters? I am not a big wool fan. It makes me itch. I do like blends and cashmere but I also look for […]

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Turning Heads Tuesday – Plaid Suiting- Ways to Wear

Hello friends I think I have stalked several websites for plaid blazers and trousers over the last couple of months. If you go on retail sites, you will see a barrage of plaid blazers and different checked and plaid trousers. I love this look! Even though I am not in the “workforce” per se, it still makes me feel good to wear a plaid suit! Weekend Happenings The location here is on Lake Norman, near our hang out, The Cottage. We usually kill 2 birds with one stone and do pictures here as there are some great settings. They had a fire pit going outside the restaurant next door, and we were about to warm ourselves up with our favorite Cabernet, Juggernaut from Napa, CA. I need my social time and I just love getting around the table and chatting with friends we have made there. Since my husband also works from home, it is nice to chat and get out! I mentioned yesterday we went to a festival ar our local Farm to see border collies herd sheep. They are amazing dogs! We also watched a dog diving and this lab bought on Craigslist won at over 7 feet […]

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Masculine/Feminine Look for Fall – Dark Floral with Combat Boots /masculine-feminine-look-for-fall-dark-floral-with-combat-boots/ /masculine-feminine-look-for-fall-dark-floral-with-combat-boots/#comments Mon, 11 Nov 2019 06:00:13 +0000 /?p=36823
Masculine/Feminine Look for Fall – Dark Floral with Combat Boots

  Morning friends! Its all about a masculine-feminine look this week on the blog! If you like this dichotomy, I hope you fall in love with the outfits I will be showing you. You can take inspiration from the looks and ideas and try them yourself, as its just plain fun! Dark Florals for Fall My style has evolved over the years and I still love florals. For Fall, I have a few dark floral dresses I love to wear. So, you’ve got your floral dress ready to wear for Fall. Do you style it the same way most of the time? Try experimenting. Go for something different. I promise you there is no fashion police out to get us! LOL. What fun about Fall, is that we get to layer and add textures and play more in our closets. I did buy this dress recently at Mango, but had in idea in mind of how I wanted to style it.  Maybe the go-to would be black pumps. But just look at all of the colors in this dress. There are golds, reds, blues, greens, and blacks. Perhaps you have a long cardigan you want to wear with it. I […]

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My Condition – Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is in the Spotlight /my-condition-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-is-in-the-spotlight/ /my-condition-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-is-in-the-spotlight/#comments Fri, 08 Nov 2019 06:00:25 +0000 /?p=36713
My Condition – Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is in the Spotlight

  Over this past week, I read about actress Lena Dunham, the creator of HBO’s “Girls”  has made public that she has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. 1 in 5,000 people have the condition, according to the National Library of Medicine, and I am one of them as well. The Zebra is the symbol or mascot for EDS, as it is a rare disease, as is this beautiful animal. Awareness You all know that Michael J Fox, not only being an actor I used to watch on “Family Ties” is also the celebrity face of Parkinson’s Disease. It brought awareness to the condition and more acknowledgment to people that had the disease and we as offering hope. In this day and age of social media and mainstream media is in the forefront of our society in terms of information and communication,  several other celebrities have come out speaking about their condition and trials with Ehlers -Danlos Syndrome. Now, this is one way I think social media can be seen in a positive light.- to educate and bring awareness. I think Michael J Fox and recently, actress Selma Blair speaking out about her difficulties with MS, and being a mom with a debilitating condition, […]

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Turning Heads Linkup – Soft Surroundings- Romantic Chiffon Silk Tunic + Black Mules /turning-heads-linkup-soft-surroundings-romantic-chiffon-silk-tunic-black-mules/ /turning-heads-linkup-soft-surroundings-romantic-chiffon-silk-tunic-black-mules/#comments Tue, 05 Nov 2019 06:00:18 +0000 /?p=36387
Turning Heads Linkup – Soft Surroundings- Romantic Chiffon Silk Tunic + Black Mules

Morning friends! In my heart, I am a romantic. Yes I have fallen in love. With this tunic blouse. Soft Surroundings has hit it out of the park with this chiffon/silk tunic in a dusty rose color. ramblings Did you have alot of kids for Halloween night? We had a bad storm and only had about 30 kids come to our door. Hubby bought candy for over 200! So, I told him to hide the chocolate- out of sight, out of mind.. but first I would take all the kit kat bars out of the one bag! The doggies greeted the kids in their Ewok outfits and made a splash. I love teasing kids, so I asked the Ninja who came to our door “Could you show me a few Ninja move?” and he acted like he didn’t hear me! Lol. I don’t know about you but Daylight Savings Time totally messes with my schedule and body clock! It messes with the doggies too as my boy stares at me at the same time he would have beforehand. Appointments happening this week as I head to the dentist after chipping my tooth on popcorn. Boy, I told my hubby I […]

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Faux Leather Weather /faux-leather-weather/ /faux-leather-weather/#comments Mon, 04 Nov 2019 06:00:15 +0000 /?p=36626
Faux Leather Weather

  Good Morning friends I hope you enjoyed your weekend! We kept it pretty low key and went out for drinks Saturday, Sunday I had cleaning to do, so we just worked around the house. With the many fabrics, textures, and colors for Fall, I decided it was time-faux leather weather. My Outfit I “shopped my closet” and took out my Lafeyette149 tweed blazer to style, as I bought it about 4 years ago for a steal on Poshmark. If you aren’t familiar with the thrifting  site Poshmark, read about it here. The colors woven into this tweed blazer goes with so much in my closet. I did decide it was time I wore one of my faux leather skirts . This ZARA red-brick/brown pencil skirt takes on a neutral look with the camel dolman sweater from H&M. The booties then draw your eyes in. Hubby gave them to me for Christmas a few years ago. I love the rust, navy, gold and burgundy in the eye-catching booties. I kept it simple and added a few pieces of gold jewelry with my leaf necklace and dangling leaf earrings, picking up the gold in the boots. I always felt like blazers […]

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15 Things You Didn’t Know About Me /15-more-things-you-didnt-know-about-me/ /15-more-things-you-didnt-know-about-me/#comments Fri, 01 Nov 2019 05:00:48 +0000 /?p=36491
15  Things You Didn’t Know About Me

Hi friends! If you celebrated, I hope you had a fun Halloween last night!  The kids in our neighborhood got a kick out of the costumes. I was in the mood to share a bit more today and thought it might be a fun post this Friday. Those of you that have been with me for awhile, know that I graduated with a degree in Music Performance and a Master’s Degree in Education.  I have taught and played  guitar ,love fashion, and turned 51 this past summer. Here  are some new  bits about me you might not know. 15 things Everyone has pet peeves. I am not fond of the word “Super” and how it has infiltrated into our American culture. and mainstream vocabulary. The word “very ” doesn’t seem to exist anymore! It  drives me a little crazy! Lonnng BEFORE  I met my hubby, I used to date a professor of Linguistics  at the college in which I  was attending for my Master’s Degree. He was 13 years older than I, and lets just say it was a bit awkward when he came and met my parents. Whoops! I taught Pro -Football Hall of Famer- Reggie White  the Lap […]

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Turning Heads Linkup – Ewoks for Halloween! /turning-heads-linkup-ewoks-for-halloween/ /turning-heads-linkup-ewoks-for-halloween/#comments Tue, 29 Oct 2019 05:00:51 +0000 /?p=36296
Turning Heads Linkup – Ewoks for Halloween!

I couldnt help myself this year when it was time to dress up for Halloween. Initially, I thought of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, as timely as it is with Judy Garland in the spotlight, but another idea came into fruition. I have white boots on – hard to tell with the grass. Halloween for the Dogs The first idea was I would be Dorothy, I had a blue gingham dress, a basket and a little dog who could be Toto for the evening! ( Did you know the real Toto was a girl pup?) Then I thought Gibby would make a great Lion, however when I looked up lion costumes for little dogs, I saw a lame lion headpiece and that was it! No tail, nothing else special… it looked cheap. Hubby was going to be a Scarecrow- he’s tall and lanky 🙂 Then I thought, people say shih tzus look like Ewoks and thus, the costume ideas began. I do enjoy Star Wars, but I haven’t attending any conventions or go crazy over it either..I do love the old school George Lucas Star Wars .. The little Teddy bear looking Ewoks would be perfect for my little […]

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Mott & Bow – Premium Denim for Less /mott-bow-premium-denim-for-less/ /mott-bow-premium-denim-for-less/#comments Mon, 28 Oct 2019 05:00:03 +0000 /?p=36064
Mott & Bow – Premium Denim for Less

Good Morning friends! So this week is Halloween and I’ll be sharing our looks on the blog. So what is NOT scary? The price of the jeans I am wearing! Mott and Bow sells premium denim at a fair price. I’d love to introduce you to a NYC  jean company called Mott & Bow. When I was contacted, I was asked to choose several of their basics. I chose a dark pair of mid-rise skinny denim and a grey cashmere crew neck sweater. Mott and Bow- denim What makes Mott and Bow different from other denim companies? First, they offer designer quality denim for about half the cost. With a family-owned facility, they control the manufacturing cost, and eliminate the middle man. “Using the finest denim fabrics from the best mills in the world and applying  manually intensive artistic processes in the laundry we transform the denim and make it look effortless” Mott and Bow is about quality denim at an affordable price. Designer-quality jeans that cost less. I know this, as I used to belong, about 10-12 years ago, to a Denim forum. I was very interested in designer denim by Citizens of Humanity, Seven for All Mankind, True […]

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Fall Boot Trends Under $100 /fall-boot-trends-under-100/ /fall-boot-trends-under-100/#comments Fri, 25 Oct 2019 05:00:34 +0000 /?p=36173
Fall Boot Trends Under $100

Happy Friday friends! Fall boot trends for 2019. I don’t know about you, but I squeal like a little girl inside when its time to wear my Fall boots! I think they are fun and fashionable and can really make an outfit. Today, I thought I would share some Fall boot trends under $100 to look for if you want to add a pair or two to your collection. Its getting close to Halloween, and we are celebrating it this year. Last year we were just coming back from visiting Napa and San Fransico, but this year, we are all dressing up and enjoying the kids in our neighborhood. I bought the pumpkins and now its time to attempt to carve them! I will be wearing booties as part of my Halloween costume, but you will have to wait to see what they are! One of the boots that is popular this season is the combat boot. They are making a resurgence and have been shown on Prada’s runway. Although not Prada boots, these Steve Madden combat boots are a popular style that are fun to wear with floral dresses, camo, really any way you want to style them. I […]

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