September 2012 archive

BSS- Coconut Oil

I’ve seen on Pinterest how coconut oil is a miracle skin ointment and had to try it for myself.  You know that I like BioOil and thought another kind of oil would be wonderful as well.
I’m not so sure it is something I’d recommend.  I haven’t tried it for very long, but so far it leaves my skin a little tacky.  And I have a hard time getting past the fact that I can also cook with it.  My skin is a little softer but also extremely greasy.  And I don’t feel it absorbing the way that I’d hope.  But I do think the price tag is nice.
The verdict is still out.  I’ll keep using it but I’m not sure it is the miracle oil that you’ve read about.  So far I’d stick with BioOil or Argan Oil myself.

Inspired by Style Icon- Audrey Hepburn

I have had a WEEK.  Do you ever have one of those weeks that pretty much at every juncture the thing that you hope won’t happen does?  That was my week.  I’m just hoping that it stops with this week and doesn’t move on to the next.
The good thing is that I have good friends.  Friends that know the kind of person I am regardless of what is being said, or what sort of blunder I am in now, know that I have a good heart.
And even when friends fail me, I know I have a Savior who is always there for me.  Who never leaves me.
I found this photo by Audrey Hepburn to be a great end to my fashion icons week.  (You knew I couldn’t do this week without a little Audrey.) I could have gone another week, there are so many fashion greats!  But Audrey will always be my favorite.  Her style just can’t be topped.  And in this photo, she looks like she is trying to leave behind a week like mine too.

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Here’s my take. I had to imagine the rest of the outfit. And it was far too warm for gloves. So I went a little sporty.

Turtleneck- New York & Co.
Jeans- Seven For All Mankind
Tennies- Coach

Inspired by Style Icon-Princess Diana

Although she looks kinda…peeved…in this photo, I think Princess Di is simply listening intently.  And looking stylish while doing so.  It is rare to see photos of her in such a casual outfit.  Which is why I chose the pictures I have- to demonstrate that casual doesn’t have to be sloppy.

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Here’s my version-
Shirt- Eddie Bauer
Tank- Walmart
Khakis- LOFT
Shoes- Dillards
Watch- Von Maur
Earrings- Uppercase Living (I know?)

Inspired By Style Icon- Brigitte Bardot

Oh this Brigitte Bardot inspired look came in really handy today when my hair wouldn’t cooperate. I didn’t have the courage to wear such a large head wrap so I just stuck with a wide headband. 

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Here’s my take on the fashion icon.  I put on as much eyeliner as daytime would allow.  I’m sure my kids thought I was prepping for a football game or something.
Shirt- Gap
Vest- Target
Jeggings- Kmart
Booties- Target
Jewelry- Vintage
Headband- Target

Inspired By Style Icons- Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis

The brisk weather is inspiring me to put on real outfits again.  How about a little inspiration from some sophisticated ladies as they went out and about?  Here’s a good Monday outfit-

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A little Jackie O anyone?  I’ll take some!  I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a bad photo of her.  Here’s my version with a few disclaimers.
1)  It was getting late, so no sunglasses.  And I forgot my belt!
2)  No buildings in my background, maybe later this week.
3)  It was a bit warmer this afternoon than expected, so I went with something suitable.
Sweater- Express
Jeans- Mossimo
Shoes- Dillards
Necklaces- Lia Sophia & Von Maur
Watch-Hallmark, yup!

SWL- Style Time Out

A topic Lloyd talks about this week is having a style time out.  Little did Lloyd know that I’ve got this mastered. 

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A style time out simply means to evaluate your style and find one that is livable because no one can be red carpet worthy on a daily basis.
For example, look at Hollywood stars and their lives where you only see the days when they walk out the door looking fabulous.  Very rarely do we see the days where their stylist hasn’t picked out their outfit and they did their own hair and makeup- the days they look like the rest of us. 
I think what Lloyd is subtly saying is that your personal style needs to be one of ease.  One you can live with every day.  For example, if your hair takes an hour each day to do and you hate doing it, maybe consider a different look. 
For me, easy personal style is about feeling that I gave it some effort.  I don’t always look put together, but I hope I try.  I definitely have the yoga pant/wet hair/no makeup look in the drop off line at school on many occasions.  This isn’t even a style time out but a style no show.  But finding a happy medium between that and feeling over dressed is what I strive for.
Something to live with.  Something I can live my life in, be comfortable, accomplish the tasks for the day in.  Something I can feel good about.
Take a style time out today and see where you’re at. 

Wrinkly Words

Sorry I went MIA on you but the words I was writing just wouldn’t lay flat.  I’ll try to get them together for you soon!

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