Outfit of the Day 4: Holiday Pant Suit

Shop: The PinkMartini

HOLIDAY SALE GLITTERATI, Black Spinel and Sterling Beaded Earrings TPMB

Black Spinel & Sterling Beaded Earrings...SALE: $30.10

Get your shine on with this pair of beautiful Spinel earrings accentuated with a faceted cluster of midnight-black beads and sterling silver. Artisan Crafted in her home studio in West Virginia, The Pinkmartini uses high-quality materials and a depth for detail in her designs.

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Shop: Catzeyez

Vintage Mandarin Collar Jacket Asian Tang Suit

Vintage Mandarin Collar Tang Jacket...$22.99

Bring the Asian rolling countryside of Chinese Bonsai Trees and bridges over tranquil waters to you when you wear this gorgeous velvet trimmed Tang Jacket presented by Catzeyez from Ohio.  Accentuating the golden countryside is a floral motif cascading down the front of the jacket and shiny silver trim at the sleeves.

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Shop: Forrestinavintage

SALE vintage tank pant set CREAM flare poly

Vintage Cream Tank Pant Set...N/A

Keep warm and cool in the winter with this lovely pant suit set. Presented by Forrestina from Oregon, is a sleeveless creamy-dreamy knit tank top with matching pants designed with a cute kick of a flared bottom and an elastic waistline. Wear the pants over or tucked in tall boots.

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Shop: GirlLeastLikely

SALE Vintage Tall Black Slouch Boots

Vintage Tall Black Slouch Boots...SOLD!

Keep the snow from melting over the tops and into your shoes by wearing a pair of charming and tall slouch boots, instead. Presented by GirlLeastLikely from Wisconsin, you’ll be ready to go in no time with these comfortable medium-low heeled boots.

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Shop: Paulahiga

Lace Bracelet

Lace Bracelet...$50.00

Be in awe with this amazing one-of-a-kind lace bracelet designed and handcrafted by Paulahiga from Vermont. Taking two delicate swaths each of midnight-black lace and cranberry lace, Paulahiga embroidered alabaster flowers, ivory pearls, seed beads, and peridot green and silk Swarovski crystals to both and closes the bracelet with a copper clasp. Beauty fit for Queen You!

Resources: Chinese Bonsai, Marcopolo Plants, Wikipedia

In Your Face

Are you a recovering negaholic? Are you an optimist in training? Do you have positive affirmations posted on post-it notes all over your walls, doors, and mirrors?  Have your post-it notes of goal reminders faded in the sunlight or fallen off the door? Do you just plain ignore post-it notes when you stare at them or walk past them? Have you forgotten the reason you posted your change-your-ways-behavior-life-attitude notes on your walls?

Well, you don’t have to write your goals, affirmations, or dreams on post-it notes any longer. Let someone else “word-art” them for you.  Why you can even have “word-art” written on your pillows, on your towels, on your bracelet, on your walls, on your purse, and on your favorite rock, or have a rock chosen for you. You’ll never have to worry about post-it notes fading in the light or scattering to the floor when you have in-your-face “word-art” in your life.

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Procrastination Leads To Nothing   SOLD!

PRINT - WORD ART - Procrastination Leads To Nothing
Artist: NayArts
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Calligraphy quote on copper and leather cuff bracelet
Designer: MarieOfSweden
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Decide
DECIDE     A WordPouch in Natural European Linen
Designer: ArtZBagZ
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Wall Quotes CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY Vinyl Wall Decal Sticker Quote by DECALS MURALS 405
Designer:  DecalsMurals
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Call Your Mother  SOLD!
CALL YOUR MOTHER - navy and turquoise- 16 inch recycled felt applique pillow
Designer:  AlexandraFerguson
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Brush Your Teeth  SOLD!
Friendly Reminder Towels -Brush Your Teeth- GREEN
Designer: CyanideStitches
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FOREVER Engraved Black Stone Custom Oathing Wedding Stone
Designer: MonkeysJewels

Outfit of the Week 7: Glamour Snapshot

On a sunny and warm, late summer day, I imagine the actress, Jessica Lange, playing a character named Irene. She, and her younger sister, Dee Dee, played by Rachel McAdams are driving through a mid-western countryside in an updated, classic, late-model, 1955 sweet-pink, Ford Convertible. They have just won big at the horse races and are on their way to meet up with their boyfriends for a celebration picnic, before they head home. Dee Dee is charmingly attired in modest black dress with white pearls and black sandals. Irene is dressed in the elegant and glamorous outfit below. 

Irene shields her eyes from the sun and asks Dee Dee where she put her sunglasses.

Dee Dee replies, “Irene, you’re always losing your glasses. She leans over the back seat. “I don’t see them, but here, shield your eyes with your beautiful black hat with the grosgrain ribbon woven throughout. You always look so pretty in it like a Southern Belle, except you come from Wisconsin.”

Irene smiles.

VinTAgE 1960s Black Straw Grosgrain  Summer Hat Wide Brim Audrey Hepburn Style

Vintage Vendor: Awesometownvintage
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“Irene, aren’t you a little bit hot with that scarf  around your neck?” asks Dee Dee. 
“No, it’s sheer enough to let the warm breeze keep my neck cool as we speed down this highway to meet up with the guys. Besides, this elegant scarf keeps my neck from tanning and keeps the wrinkles at bay.”
Elegant Black Sheer Large Scarf Shawl or Wrap - 19 x 72 Long
Vintage Vendor: TotallyScarves   SOLD!
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“Irene, I sure do like your drop waist, lemon-yellow dress, you’re wearing. The sprigs of leaves remind me of the tall grasses swaying back and forth on the gentle breeze back at home.”
Irene looks at Dee Dee,”Girl, I wasn’t thinking about grass when I bought this dress. Where do get these ideas from?” She wipes away a smudge of lipstick from the side of Dee Dee’s face. “I bought this dress because the softly gathered pleats at the waist show off my lovely figure. Besides, the dress is Luke’s favorite. His eyes always light up every time he sees me in it.”
Banana Yellow and White Swirl Sundress
Vintage Vendor: Paperdollvintage      SOLD!
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Irene removes one hand from the steering wheel, “A lady down the street from me makes such wonderful jewelry. This bracelet has genuine black swarovski crystals. It is so divine. Look at the detail of the silver bead accents.”
“It’s a lovely design,” replies Dee Dee.
Black Swarovski Crystal with Silver Slides Handmade Bracelet
Jewelry Designer: FindingCharm   SOLD!
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“The tiny metal studs on these platform, peep-toe heels match the bracelet quite well,” said Irene. “Did you know these heels have a back zipper?” She laughed, ” Makes me think of – “
“I don’t want to hear it,” interrupted Dee Dee. “You’ve got that weird twinkle in your eye, and I know what that means, besides, pull over there, the men are right under that willow tree.”
Irene follows the direction of Dee Dee’s arm and turns the ignition off. She jumps out of the car and runs over to Luke and throws her arms around him, laughing. She calls out to Dee Dee who is still in the car.
Vintage PEEP TOE black leather STRAPPY PLATFORM HEELS  with thick high heel, BANDAGE sandals,  size 7.5 USA, 38 EUR
Vintage Vendor: BetaBoutique  SOLD!
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“Dee Dee, bring my tote, will ya? I packed a big lunch for all of us. Dee Dee pulled the tote from the back seat and nearly stumbled out of the car under its weight. “Goodness, she must have brought the entire contents of the fridge,” said Dee Dee, as Cal, her boyfriend, easily shouldered the heavy tote.
A bright yellow butterfly on the tote caught her eye. She admired the contrasting grey butterflies and floral print. The cheery yellow ribbon reminded her of their mother, the one Irene most favored. She grabs Cal’s hand and smiles up at him.  They walk over to Irene and Luke who were already relaxing on the blanket covered ground.
Butterflies at twilight tote bag, large with key leash
Tote N/A Designer: HautTotes