Thursday, August 31, 2017

Red Chiffon Blouse

I ordered this top in a size small. The fit is very good. It is loose, and relaxed.  The top is more like a tunic in length. The fabric feels nice,and it more of a dressy chiffon fabric. Since this top is so long, it would be better for tucking into longer, looser skirts. I think to tuck these into pants would make it too bunched in appearance. This top would be great with leggings, though I wore mine the first time with a mini skirt.

This top s $16.99 and also comes in light blue, and blue. 


 Red Chiffon Blouse

Red Chiffon Blouse

 I am very happy with these double tassel earrings.  I do not have pierced ears, so I switched them to clips myself.  I love how lightweight these are, and how dramatic they look with my outfits.  These really seem well made, and not cheap at all.  I bought mine in the green color, and I love how well it goes with so many of my pretty summer colors, too!

These earrings are $9.99 and also comes in black and pink.
Earrings Eternity J


I ordered this ring in a size 7 since that was the smallest size available. I can wear it on my right ring finger, but it's too large or small for anything else. The ring is smooth, with not snagging metal, and seems to be well made. This is a beautiful ring to wear for everyday, or special occasions. I like that the ring is so wide, it really makes more of a statement just because of it's size that way.

Ring Newbark


Camo Maxi dress

Today, I am sharing some camo dress picks at the bottom of this post.  The dress I am wearing is an old one I have had a couple of years now.

Camo is kind if like a neutral, so it can be worn with a lot of different things.  I am not usually a fan of camo, so it really depends on the piece if it's something I can see myself wearing or not.

Camo Maxi dress

Camo Maxi dress


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Homecoming Dresses 2017, Part 2 of 2

This is my second of two posts about Homecoming Dresses 2017, which is a full week closer than when I posted my first post about this topic.

How many of you knew that Homecoming coincides with Oktoberfest?  Oktoberfest is a German tradition commemorating the wedding of King Ludwig I, who was still merely the Crown Prince at the time, and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on the 12th of October, in 1810. They welcomed their subjects to be, to celebrate their wedding on the fields in front of the city gates of Munich. The citizens  gathered there to celebrate the next two years, but cancelled their plans in 1813, because they were at war with Napoleon. The citizens of Munich renewed the tradition by 1818, but eventually moved the start date to the third week of September, to take advantage of the longer, warmer days. Now-a-days, Oktoberfest ends the first Sunday in October.

Homecoming events usually take place within one or two months after school reconvenes each fall, which is usually late September or in the first half of October.

NewArrivalDress has a wide variety of dresses to meet your Homecoming needs, as well as a many other activities, such as formal parties or just going out to a night club.

For this post, I have selected more of my favorite not necessarily black cocktail dresses (besides the ones I featured in my previous post, a week ago).

This first dress is something I can imagine myself wearing while playing the role of Cinderella or Alice in Wonderland.

The second dress I've selected is the kind of simple, unadorned, bilaterally symetrical dress in one, solid color, which my husband prefers.  Its skirt is short, and, therefore, ideal for dancing.

I have already worn this third outfit.  I love studs and sequins, and things that sparkle in my clothes, so this is definitely one of my favorite outfits.  Something else I like about this one is that it comes in two parts - the top and the skirt, so I can mix and match the parts with other tops and bottoms!


Also a sparkly number, this fourth dress is simple and comfortable, with a high hem to accommodate dancing.  With spaghetti strings to hold it on, it is perfect for hot, sultry nights in southern Virginia, where I live!  I like the sparkling pink color, too!

By the way, I also adore the golden frame around the mirror behind the mannequin in the picture. Did I mention that my favorite color is gold?

Last but not least, this fifth dress is just the sort of dress I would like to wear when my husband and I renew our wedding vows.  Perhaps we'll make it an annual celebration, like King Ludwig I's wedding.  I wonder if Therese's was this white and lacy!

Riwbox Headphones Review

Today, I am reviewing these new Riwbox headphones!

First of all, the headphones have great sound.  The bass is perfect!  I love bass, so if you also love good bass in a speaker of headphone, this is a good item.  These headphones are also comfortable to wear.  I have found that some of them push on my ears and start to hurt after wearing them for a while, but these seem to be made larger than some, and fit mostly over my ears.  The faux white leather is very soft, and beautiful.  The gold accents really make this a pretty pair of headphones just to look at, too.  They are a great set, and I like that they also come with a faux black leather carrying pouch.

These headphones are $39.98 and also come in black.

Headphones Riwbox


Riwbox Headphones Review

Riwbox Headphones Review


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Pink Fan Tassel Earrings

Vaughan and I went to AMC theater at Southpoint mall in Durham, North Carolina yesterday to see Terminator 2 3D.  It was so cool to see T2 on the big screen!  For those of you that don't know,  T2 is my all-time favorite film.  We did a little shopping at Pier One,  where Vaughan found a set of orange plaid plates.  They are going to be so cute for fall!  I love summer, and plan on enjoying every last moment of it, but there's no stopping the changing seasons, so it's nice to have some different things to look forward to.

I am wearing some things from last year, but these gorgeous,pink tassel earrings are new.   They are actually made for pierced ears, but I easily changed them into clips since my ears aren't pierced.
  
These earrings also comes in black, and green, and are $10.99.

Earrings Eternity J

Pink Fan Tassel Earrings

Pink Fan Tassel Earrings

Pink Fan Tassel Earrings


Best Choice Products Patio Makeover Sweepstakes

In my past posts, you may have seen me sharing a lot of my favorite Best Choice Products items.  I have been very happy with all of their items, and now you have the chance to win some of your own!

Best Choice Products is now having a patio makeover contest!  The winner of the sweepstakes will be given $1,000 to use at their online store to pick and choose any number of outdoor BCP products provided in their Outdoor collection.

How to Enter?

Step 1:  "Like" their Facebook page.

Step 2:  Reply to the Sweepstakes post and explain why you deserve a patio makeover.

8/27/17 – 9/4/17

                                             Announcing Winner

                                            9/6/17


Here's a look at some of my my favorites from Best Choice Products:


This sofa is so comfortable!  You can see my full review in this post.


This wicker patio set is also so comfortable, and stylish!  See my post here for my review!


This dining set looks great, and it's also a great deal!


I love this swing!  It's so fun to swing, and it helps that this one is so pretty, too!


I still can't get over how great this orange sofa looks in my tiki bar!  The color is so fabulous!




Monday, August 28, 2017

Red Lace Maxi Dress

I bought this dress in a size small, and the fit is prefect, other than being just a tad too long for me, so I have to wear platform heels with it. The lace is so soft, comfortable, and stretchy.  The red is very vibrant and beautiful, and I love the edges of the sleeves, and the bottom of them dress.  I also love that this dress can be worn over lots of different slips of different colors to create new looks.  It would work great as a beach cover, and can do double duty!

This dress is $25.99 and also comes in black and white.

Dress Meaneor

Red Lace Maxi Dress

Red Lace Maxi Dress

Red Lace Maxi Dress

Burgundy Dress

A burgundy dress us a great choice for fall.  The color just says autumn to me, and there are so many other colors it goes great with, too!

  Today, I am sharing a few of my favorites, see at the bottom of the post!



Burgundy Dress

Burgundy Dress

Burgundy Dress


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Best Choice Products Brown Faux Leather Couch

This brown, faux leather couch by Best Choice Products came in two separate packages, which were astonishingly light weight.

It took me and my husband approximately forty-five minutes to open the packages and carry the pieces and parts up the stairs into his man cave cigar bar on the second floor of our house, and assemble them there.

They come with one page of "instructions," printed on one side of an 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet of paper.  They are more a diagram showing the parts and the phases of assembly, than a set of instructions, and the parts were not labeled, which made it frustrating to try to put one of the arms on the couch, because the arms seemed interchangeable, until it occurred to me that perhaps it mattered which side the arms went on.  Apparently, the holes for the bolts had been drilled with the arm in place, so that the holes would match exactly, causing it to matter which arm went on which side.

The couch comes with a flat wrench to tighten the eight nuts which fasten the arms to the sides of the couch; I also needed to use one of my husband's screwdrivers to make holes for the corresponding bolts to go through.  The corresponding holes on the arms are reinforced with heavy, metal rivets.

The couch itself is a very good deal for its price.  Between being light weight and easy to assemble, it is very firm and comfortable.  It comes with a foot stool which, depending on the configuration of the seat cushions, can either form the bottom of an "L" in conjunction with the rest of the couch, or stand alone as a square footstool.  It has a boxy, rectangular look, and fits perfectly into one corner of my husband's man cave, between the door at one end, and a fountain and window at the foot of the "L."

I'm 5 feet 2 inches tall, and can fit perfectly between the arms of the couch, lying down, fully extended, for a nap.  When I sit up at the bottom of the "L," it accommodates my outstretched legs perfectly.  Unfortunately, my husband is too tall to lie fully extended on the couch, between the arms, but he can put his feet on the foot stool at an angle if he wants to take a nap on this couch.  We both find it very comfortable, and ideal for people with small apartments on upper levels, who don't want to (or can't) carry a large, heavy couch up the stairs or into an elevator. 







 I ordered this top in a size small, the fit is very good. I am 119 pounds, 5'2" and my measurements are 32B/26/38. The fabric is very soft and comfortable. The print is cute, too. I ordered mine in the green/mint background color. I like that this top comes down longer on the hips so it it good for wearing with leggings. Very cute, and I think this can be worn all wear long.

This top is $17.99 and comes in two other colors.

Top Zeagoo


Burgundy Windbreaker

I ordered this jacket in a size medium.  The fit is pretty much perfect, and always room for it to be worn over thicker sweaters, etc.  I do wish the grey lining was all over the inside, as opposed to just the hood and down the front and center of the red outer shell.  Even so, this is still a nice jacket for milder seasons, and provides a decent amount of warmth.  I chose burgundy for my jacket, which I think is going to be a great color for fall.

Jacket Zeagoo

Burgundy Windbreaker

Burgundy Windbreaker

Burgundy Windbreaker

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Blue Hoodie Swimsuit

I ordered this swimsuit in a size medium. The fit is pretty much perfect. I was a little concerned about fit since I am smaller on top. I am 32B in the top, and 38 inches in the hips. Fortunately, that part worked out well. The only thing I don't like is that when I wear the hood up, the top hangs down a little. I would prefer there was a way to tie the top at the back of the neck, and not just rely on the hoodie to keep things in place. Other than that, I really like the suit, and the way it fits everywhere else.

Swimsuit Avidlove



Thursday, August 24, 2017

Blue Cold Shoulder Top

I ordered this top in a size small.  The fabric is stretchy, and comfortable.  If you are a fan of the cold shoulder style, this is a cute option; it's only $12.99 and comes in pink and grey as well!


Blue Cold Shoulder Top

Blue Cold Shoulder Top

Blue Cold Shoulder Top