Monthly Archives: February 2016

You’ll want to covet this “covet” lippie

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So, I’ve been on the hunt for the new matte liquid lippies from Milani since I heard they were dropping a few months ago! I went to CVS, Walgreen’s and everywhere in between, and couldn’t find them anywhere! My Walmart did carry them, but they were never in stock, grrrrrrrr! Friday when I went to get groceries, lo and behold they had them…well only a few, and only one left of the color I was looking for, but alas, I finally found them! 

I only got one, Covet. It’s a super pretty brown, and since I’m now addicted to brown lippies, I had to have it!   

  I do have to warn you, as I’ve found with many liquid lippies, OMG this transfers on your teeth so easy! Yesterday I walked into church smiling and saying good morning to everyone with brown lipstick all on my teeth! Luckily by at least the fifth person I had smiled at, finally someone told me! 

Have you tried these yet? What do you think? I’m definitely buying more…if I can find them! 

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Are women complicated?

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Maybe it’s because I’m getting older and possibly set in my ways, but I’m starting to realize sometimes I’m a little complicated! Dating post divorce has really shown me that I’m not the same person I was when I was dating in my teens and 20’s! Now that I’ve been on the other side for awhile I’ve also realized that you people who wait until your 30s to get married are very, very smart! If I had to do it all over again, I would have waited. Anyway, I digress…the purpose of today’s blog is to admit that I’m a woman, and yes sometimes I’m complicated! 

Especially when it comes to dating. For example, when I’m not dating, I miss phone calls, texts, etc., but when I’m getting to know someone new, I get annoyed if they don’t call, but then if they do call everyday, I’m also annoyed! I start to think of reasons why his calls bother me. Is he cray cray or doesn’t have anything else going on? Then for the guy that doesn’t call, I’m annoyed that he can’t pick up the phone to call. Am I not important enough to him? And uh hello, I have a phone too, so why not just call him? 

And then there’s the act of going out on a date itself. I want to go out and get out of the house, but I’m also quite happy being at home in my comfy clothes in front of the tv! So, I sometimes find myself making excuses to not go…and let it be during the week. The answer is always no because after working out, it just takes me too long to put myself together again! But that’s not exactly flexible and conducive to growing a relationship if that’s my goal! 

So, yeah, I have no solution to this conundrum but the first step is at least admitting the problem! 

If you like it, wear it…

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Hey y’all! Hope everyone had an awesome weekend. Mine was very relaxing…and by relaxing I mean I was extremely lazy and did a whole bunch of nothing! Partly because I was super tired and partly because it wasn’t pay week so I had to lay low and avoid spending cash! 

So, today at work among other random conversations, my co workers and I were talking about age appropriate clothing. For those who know me well, you know that age appropriate and clothing don’t belong in the same sentence! In my eyes, if you like it, you’re comfortable in it…and most importantly it looks good on you, go for it! Crop tops when you’re no longer in your 20s? Sure! Mini skirts when you’re over 40? Heck yeah! Short shorts? Uh of course! 

The key is to dress for the body you have now…not the one you had 20 years ago. So, we have to be honest with ourselves about what looks good. Or at least have a good girlfriend to be totally honest with you. It may hurt your feelings, but a bruised ego is better than leaving the house looking a hot mess! 

With that being said, I have no plans to retire my hot pants, mini skirts, or crop tops any time soon! 

What’s your favorite thing to wear that you’re probably “too old” to wear? 

What can you get for $20 at Nordstrom Rack?

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Hautelook and Nordstrom Rack are now among my happy places! Of course I’ll always be loyal to Ross, but it’s always nice to find new options when you’re shopping on a budget!

Last week was the clear the rack sale, meaning you get an extra 25% off clearance! I went there only to return a pair of shoes I had gotten from Hautelook, wasn’t planning on buying anything, but I had to at least look around, right?!

I found a super cute pair of tweed pants and a black skirt for a total of $20! It would have been wrong to leave them there! The skirt was actually cheaper than it was marked, I could have done a backflip when the cashier said it was only $6! 

Also, the pants were just labeled small, so I wasn’t sure if they would fit since I haven’t fit anything in a small on the bottom half in years!!!! But hooray they fit perfectly!!!  

 I’ve already worn them both! New clothes don’t last long in my closet because I get so excited about them! 

What good deals have you found lately? 

Sometimes an ugly print is super cute!

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What can I say, I’m a sucker for ugly prints! I always have been, something about an ugly print speaks to me! So, one day I was perusing Hautelook when I spotted some super cute spring/summer dresses. I mean hello, you can never have too many dresses when it’s warm! And the best part, they were only around $14 each!  

 They’re also 70s inspired, which I love! So I couldn’t pass them up. That was nearly a month ago, and they just came on Friday. That’s sometimes the downside of ordering from Hautelook, it can take weeks for your items to arrive, but so far, always worth the wait! If you haven’t check out Hautelook.com and thank me later 😊

So, ugly to you, but cute to me, can’t wait to wear them when it’s warm! Are you a fan of ugly prints too? 

Looking for a brown lippie? Try this one

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I don’t like to give the Kardashian/Jenner clan much credit for anything, but some credit can be given to Kylie for starting the brown lippie craze. I’m too cheap to buy her lippie kits so I’m always looking for a much cheaper alternative! 

I stopped by Walgreen’s after work the other day to look around since we have a new one near my house. I saw this brown lippie and since Wet ‘n Wild is so cheap I figured why the heck not try it!  

   It’s called mink brown. I can’t say that I love it because I’m more of a matte lippie girl but it is a nice shade of brown. It transfers so easily that you do have to constantly re-apply if you tend to drink a lot of water like me!  
 For the price, around $1 I think you should definitely try it if you’re looking to try brown lippies. 

Have you found any brown lippies that you love? Right now, my fav is antique velvet by MAC. 

Requirements gathering, not just for managing projects, also applies to dating! 

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Over the last couple of years, in my current job, I’ve been learning about project management. I’ve taken courses at work, watched webinars, asked people questions…it’s just been non-stop learning lately. Early on I learned the importance of gathering requirements in the early stages of the project. Doing so saves you a ton of work later on when you discover something you should have known before you hit the ground running! 

The same applies to dating. When you’re getting to know someone new, you can save yourself the frustration later on by asking questions up front and letting it be known what your requirements are and what theirs are as well. Duh, you already knew that, right…but let’s be honest, we rarely have these conversations or requirement meetings because we get caught up! Things are going well, we really, really like the person…and then a shift happens. They say or do something and you’re like whoa, that’s what you think or how you feel? Had we taken the time to investigate these things we would have known that they didn’t want children, or they want to move within a year, or they’re not really looking for a commitment…you get the picture! 

I saw this when I googled “requirements gathering” and it is so very true! It sounds like common sense, but is given far too little attention. 

  My advice is to slow down, ask the right questions, really get to know the person…basically gather your requirements early on! Doing so will save you potential heartbreak! 
What your thoughts? 

It’s so hard to say goodbye…to winter

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So, the groundhog says we’re getting an early spring, and I’m quite honestly a little bummed about it! I’ve been told that I’m a weirdo because I love cold weather, but I just feel cheated this winter because it’s been so warm! So, since I’m a little sad that winter will be gone soon, I decided to make a list of things I’ll miss when it’s over 😫 

  • Funky tights   Um hello, what’s not to love about them?! They automatically add a little pizazz to your outfit, and they’re always great conversation starters! I’m not ready to let them go!!!!
  • Over-the-knee boots   C’mon, you have to agree, they’re just hot! I haven’t even gotten to wear them with all the things I’ve wanted to yet, so I’ve gotta start wearing them a lot more before I’m out of time! 
  • Booties   Ok, they just look good with everything! I wear mine with dresses, skirts, jeans, leggings…they’re just that versatile! 
  • Coats   Sigh…I haven’t even worn all of my coats yet! Why?! Because it’s hardly been cold enough to wear them. This truly breaks my heart!!!! 
  • Furry vests    These are just fun to wear! Not all that sensible if it’s extremely cold because you can’t wear a coat with them, but they look so cute! I’ve only worn this one once this winter, so I’ve gotta squeeze them all in soon! 
  • Ponchos   I’ve shared with you guys before that I’m slightly obsessed with ponchos! I’ve been wearing them a lot this winter. They’re so comfy too! Oh poncho, I’m not ready to let you go either!!!!!! 

So, I really could go on and on about winter fashions, and why I’m not ready to let go, but as my mom would say, “get over it,” spring is quickly approaching, so for now I’ll enjoy the last weeks of winter and rock everything I can until the bitter end!!!!!!!! 

Do you guys feel the same or am I truly a weirdo about this????