Friday, February 23, 2018

Ready for Spring - Fashions

So we have had a cold winter and weeks of rain.....Anyone else ready for spring?

I spent some time looking for some things to get us motivated.

I wear more dresses in the summer and spring than in the fall and winter.  So dresses catch my eye.  Like this one....
Lanna Dress
At only $52 I feel like this one is a real winner.  It is not fitted so should be comfy and fairly forgiving size wise.  How easy would this be to throw on and go.....but still look super cute.

Cassady Dress
The Cassady dress is only $34.95 and do you see this with converse?....Yep me too.

Now for some cute tops
Cleo Top

Please tell me no one is counting how many black and white striped tops I post.....or own.  This one is under $30 and has some fun sleeve detail. So it is different from the other striped tops we have looked at.  I like it....and I am not ashamed to admit it.

Ok and this little top
Krystan Top
I feel like I had a top like this in 7th grade.....which makes me  love it even more.  I liked it in this natural color but I really liked it in this mint color
Mint Krystan Top

This top comes in sizes 0 thru 2X.....It also comes in black if that strikes your fancy

And leather earrings are trending

These are only $14.  You have to pre-order them but they are supposed to restock next week.
Leather Leaf ER

All the looks from this post are from Bungalow 123 .  They are a little online boutique and they offer FREE SHIPPING within the United States.

Remember, girls, this is the last weekend of February if you still need to meet this month's challenge and only 5 days left this month.

Have a wonderful weekend.  Talk to you Monday!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month I wanted to mention a couple of things.

First, it is a tradition in the African American community to have speech, poster and essay contests in the month especially around the works of Martin Luther King, Jr. But I wanted to highlight this particular student and his win in his local contest.

So I already know many of you will wonder why not feature one of the many impressive young African American students instead.  Well here is why - we as a community teach our kids about this important part of history, we talk about it, we make sure the kids understand it, we make sure they embrace it and respect it.  But you know when this "dream" can become a reality? When it is taught, talked, understood and respected by ALL races.

It takes us all.  Women and men needed to stand up for women's rights.  All races fought hard for civil rights.  To keep things moving forward, children of all races are needed to embrace and make true the dream of equality. So I love this young boy delivering this passionate speech.

Secondly, I wrote last February about my personal black history.  If you are interested, you can read that post here.  It is about my dad and is one of my favorite things I have written.

Lastly, I wanted to offer up to you some of my favorite movies about black history.  These are super entertaining, inspiring and educational.  Worth carving out some time and watching:

Selma - The soundtrack from this movie is phenomenal.




This documentary, Slavery by Another Name, originally aired on PBS in 2012 and is certainly worth the watch




It is only about an hour and a half.  You can watch it here.

Lastly, Red Tails - The Tuskegee Airmen



This one is amazing, emotional, and very emotional. Through the whole movie you have to keep reminding yourself that this happened.  People actually did these things.  Men made these choices and bravely walked this path.  Amazing!

These are just a few of my favorites.  Let me know if you have other suggestions.

Enjoy, my friends!


Sunday, February 18, 2018

What are you doing - Monday

I hope you are off today and doing something enjoyable....If you are looking for something to do, might I recommend seeing

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Just in case you are unaware....it's a musical....they sing a lot.  I failed to mention that to some of my family members when I planned this outing and when those first notes began and the singing started I heard some serious sighs.........but don't worry by the end of the movie they were all in.   There is a lot of dialogue and a really interesting story line AND the songs they sing are fantabulous.

If  you need a sneak peek check out the videos below.  If  you have already seen it, the videos are still worth the watch.  They videotaped some of the songs being recorded.  This is by far my favorite from the whole movie


and this one gives you some real insight into Hugh Jackman




I love the guy on piano.  I don't play the piano but if I did, this is exactly the kind of piano player I think I would be.

Of course I don't play basketball either but in my mind, if I did play I feel like I could do this




Okay I am not that delusional but just thought those were fun to watch!

After your movie check out some of the holiday sales.....

Old Navy has 35% off and free shipping

Gap has 50% off lots of things plus an extra 20% off with code PRESDAY

Chicos has an additional 40% clearance

                                                   Hautelook is having a blowout sale

                                                          J. Crew Factory has 50% off

                                        Nordstrom is having their winter sale with up to 40%

Have a great day!  I will talk to you on Wednesday.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday Finds

Here are a few things that jumped out at me online

First, I gifted this jacket at Christmas.  It really is the perfect weight and will be a great transitional piece.   At Christmas I bought the olive but I am loving this pink color.  It also comes in 7 other colors
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Field Jacket

The price varies depending on the color you choose.  The pink is only $34

And because you need $50 to get free shipping.....you may as well check out the grey striped top that is only $19
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Striped French Terry Top
Loft is having 40% off with code HAPPY.  This grey and yellow floral top is so pretty
Peony Pleated Cuff Blouse

and Loft is really winning at the blouse game......
Wildflower Bell Cuff Blouse

If you have a trip coming up this summer, wouldn't this be cute to have

Main Image - Steve Madden Resort Embellished Clutch
Resort Clutch
Lord and Taylor is having a humdinger of a clearance BUT several of the items are limited in sizes so I didn't want to post anything in particular. If you have time, it is worth checking out.

If you are joining us for the Great Things in '18 challenge, we have 12 days to complete the February challenge. Goodness I have been working on mine all month.  I hope to have it ready to present next week....can't wait.

I hope you have a great weekend!!!!