Saturday, March 29, 2014


I just received an email regarding a work related picture tomorrow.  My first thought was "I HATE my photos" and the next facebook post I saw was this:

Should I buy these Sam Edelman shoes even if I probably cannot walk in them?  I could sit and cross my legs, exit out of cars, etc:
Lets file these under the ever growing list of "If I was young, tall and thin":

Love Miss Poppy's Designs on Etsy:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Hello fashionistas!  I was in Chicago (I KNOW..hahaha, nothing new about that) early last week.  While browsing the makeup counters at Nordstroms  on Michigan Avenue in search of a new foundation, I learned some valuable information I could not wait to share with all of you.  I had read wonderful reviews of the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation.  My plan was to be color matched and sent home with a sample to try out for a few days.  Unfortunately there was no specialist at the Armani counter.  The next day I was at the Oak Brook Nordstroms and again the same experience.  It is Nordstroms,  so OF COURSE there are many helpful sales associates but I wanted someone with specific knowledge of the Armani product line. 

I eventually spoke with a manager about my frustrations and she shared with me........amazing news......the Nordstrom makeup department has beauty specialists for who do not work with a specific brand.  The woman who helped me at the Oak Brook store was fabulous.  We spoke for a bit about my skin (dry and sensitive, sporadic redness) as well as my preferred price range.  She then pulled products from Laura Mercier, Chanel and Nars. 

I don't know about you but its been my experience if I go to the Bobbi Brown counter, they always recommend only Bobbi Brown products, same with Nars, Clarins etc...  I have always wondered how do I know what really is the best products/colors for me?

You can meet with a Nordstroms beauty specialist at no charge and receive honest advice on makeup and skincare.  I was fortunate enough to be there on a weekday morning when she had some free time but an appointment is suggested.

To find out what she recommended and what I will have to read upcoming posts for the full scoop.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Lets take a new spin today on Friday Fancies and look at some cute home items:

The PERFECT chair..for reading, for napping, for just about anything you want to do:
The Graham Glider from West Elm.  I own this chair and cannot say enough good things about it.

I love bar carts, must be that Mad Man influence.
The Sedgewick from Society Social (above) is sold out the moment the site restocks it.  For a less expensive but still fab one, this bar cart from Target's Threshold Collection is amazing:

I collect champagne flutes and think these gold bubble ones need to be part of my collection:

No surprise they are from  Anthropologie.

Great sites for decorating inspiration:

What is your favorite decorating style?  Any fave blogs that feature home design?

Thursday, March 6, 2014


Today I bring you a random list of links, some funny and some informative I hope.

Loved this article.  Please know how fortunate you are if you have friends like this in your life:

Questions to ponder:

Interesting article and photos on age appropriate dressing:

Are you familiar with stylist Elisa Nasan?  I was not but definitely will be following her fabulous fashion looks from now on:

Probably more information on scarves than you really want to know but...oh well....:

A friend sent this to me (not sure why????) and every single time I read it, I laugh:

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Some of my own personal thoughts on Oscar Fashions 2014:
LOVED Sandra Bullocks curls

This is how you attend an awards show in maternity wear, thank you Olivia Wilde

How does Kate Hudson look like this after having 2 children?

How beautiful is her COMPLETE look?

Did you watch the Red Carpet?  What were your hits and misses?  I always laugh at the fact that as I watch various award shows, I am in a small town in Indiana, with no makeup on and most likely wearing old yoga pants judging attendees fashion. who are in designer clothing, at a international event and ...I am judging them??? ..oh well isn't that what some of us do best???????  HAHAHAHAHA