Tuesday, July 17, 2018

White Blouse with Belt

I tried to link a similar top below to the one I am wearing, here.  I love how this top resists wrinkles, and goes with so many things.  I also like the tie belt.  These pants are some I found from Goodwill.  I was happy to find a pair of basic, conservative beige pants for times when I want to dress more business-like.   The earrings are a pair I picked up from Lowemart for $1.  I like them because they are so thin, they don't fall off my ears when I wear them.  I have don't have pierced ears and wear only clips, so this is sometimes an issue.

My heels are some I bought at Ross while still living in California.  It's always great to have a pair of basic, nude heels!
 
White Blouse with Belt

White Blouse with Belt


Monday, July 16, 2018

Blue Silk Dress

Friday, I will be getting my dental implant.  I am starting to get a little nervous!  I know one thing...I am going to be so happy to start the new year with the whole implant process behind me, and with the new tooth in place!

My mother is the one that found this BCBG dress for me.  I love the light shade of blue.  I wore a huge statement necklace with it that I think matches very well.   The necklace is one of many I bought from Walmart on sale last year.  I have not worn them as much this year, but I still love them.  They just really add a whole element of drama to any to pretty much any outfit.

Blue Silk Dress

Blue Silk Dress


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Light Grey Dress

We spent the day grocery shopping, and also picking up a rack I will be using for all of my handbags.  Now I just need ti figure out where in the house I will be putting it, because it's rather large!

I have a lot of my bags stored in plastic tubs at this time, so I would be really happy to see them all out in the open.  It would make picking out the right bag for the right outfit a lot easier!

How do you store your handbags?

Light Grey Dress

Light Grey Dress


Thursday, July 12, 2018

Shein Fall Coat Review

Today, I am sharing this coat from Shein that is perfect for the fall season.

I love the style and shape of this navy blue coat.  I think the way it flairs around the hips is so pretty, and reminds me of something from the 1800's.  I am wearing a size large, and the fit is very good.  There's enough space to allow me to wear a few layers underneath, which is great, because this coat is made of a thinner fabric.  It's best for milder days in fall and winter.  The coat also has pockets.  Pockets are something I like to have on most of my jackets and coats, if possible.
I am looking forward to wearing this in the fall!  I think it will look great with so many things...from dresses, to skirts, to leggings.

This coat also comes in three other colors!

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Shein Fall Coat Review

Shein Fall Coat Review

Shein Fall Coat Review

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Shein Green Floral Print Robe

I just adored the print and color of this kimono/robe when I saw it.  I bought it with the intention of wearing it as a summer season robe, though it is meant to be worn as a jacket/kimono type piece of clothing.  I bought in a size large,and the fit is pretty much perfect.  I was happy to find that the sleeves were not too long, which is often the case for me when I buy jackets and robes.  I do wish it had been a little wider, so it would not pull apart as much in the front.  Please check my measurments in my About Me section.  If you are much larger than me, you may find this item to be too small.  

I love how this jacket has pockets!  The fabric is lighter weight, making this perfect for spring and summer.

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Shein Green Floral Print Robe

Shein Green Floral Print Robe

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Paiyiku Bikini Review


How is was your week so far?  Mine started off a little unpleasant, since I grabbed the wrong end of a razor, and not I have two cuts on the outside of my thumb, so it's making it a little hard to type this!

On a happy note, though, I love the color of this new bikini from Paiyiku!  It is that blush pink that is all the rage right now.  If pink is not your thing, it also comes in army green, and it's only $17.99!  The pink is my favorite, though.  This is such a pretty shade, and since it's a solid, I can see wearing with with lots of different accessories and cover-ups at the beach!

In spite of the price tag, this bikini feels very well made.  The only thing is to be sure you size up, and pay attention to the measurements!
 
I am wearing the set in size extra large.  The bottom fits me very comfortably, but I think a size large would have been the perfect fit for me.  Check out my About Me section to see my measurements.

Paiyiku Bikini Review

Paiyiku Bikini Review

Paiyiku Bikini Review

Monday, July 9, 2018

Royal Blue Ruched Vintage Dress

I wore this vintage dress on our trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina this year.

I love how soft and silky feeling the fabric is!  Would you believe I also have this in pink?!  I found them both at different times at Goodwill, years apart.  I love ruching, and the elegant flow and design of this dress.

I paired it with this collar necklace I got on sale from Walmart for about $3.  The jacket is also from Goodwill, as are the heels.  The earrings are another sale item from Walmart.

The backdrop for these photos is the hotel at South of the Border.  That was a fun place to stay.  My only disappointment was that the big hat was closed!  The hat is a big tower that you can go up in, and see for miles around.

I remember going up in it when I was a child.  I think just my dad and I went because my mom and sister were scared of the height!

Royal Blue Ruched Vintage Dress

Royal Blue Ruched Vintage Dress

Royal Blue Ruched Vintage Dress


Sunday, July 8, 2018

How to Wash Virgin Malaysian Hair Weave?

If you are a hair freak like we are, you would admit that at least once, you have looked at Virgin Malaysian hair weaves and thought “Wow! These are so shiny they could replace the sun!”
Well, that can’t exactly happen but yes Malaysian hair weaves are incredibly glistening! Not to mention that they are usually bouncy and retain their curl patterns even in adverse conditions.
Sadly, a lot of ladies still do not know that the rather open secret to keeping their virgin hair weaves as shiny as new is simply by washing them. That’s it! If you want to use your weaves for as long as possible, just wash it! Think about it!
When your hair extensions cost a fortune, it is only right that you devote quality time taking care of it. So why do people choose not to do it? Because they fear they would do it wrong and ruin their expensive weaves.Contrary to popular misconception, washing virgin hair weave is as simple as reciting the letters of the alphabet.

In this blog post, we will walk you through the DIY process, and by the end of the following paragraphs, you will know just what to do with your Malaysian hair.Ready? Let’s get started!How to

1.Part your hair into two sections at the middle from the front to the back and let the sections rest on your chest. Detangle your Malaysian hair gently with a paddle brush or wide toothed comb.

2.Starting close to the top of the weft where the tracks are, wet your hair in a downward motion with warm water. You can do this in the shower, sink or bathtub with a bowl of water depending on what ever location is comfortable for you. Here, you need to be careful as you would not want to soak the tracks under your weave.

3.Once you are satisfied with the wetness of your weave, apply a small amount of moisturizing shampoo and wash gently working your way down. This is to remove initial dirt and excess oil. Trying to wash your hair at the stage, you will discover that your virgin hair weave would be difficult to lather. This does not have to get you in panic mode. This is totally normal. Rinse and repeat the process until the water runs clear.

4.Apply your conditioner: We would recommend pure conditioners (Conditioners with natural ingredients) Leave your conditioner in to saturate for at least 15 minutes and rinse your hair. If you do not feel comfortable about your rinsing your conditioner off, it is totally fine if you want to wash it in for a bit. Whatever you do, be certain to rinse thoroughly after each step of washing to prevent product build up.

5.Finally, between air drying your hair and sitting under a dryer, the choice is yours. It makes no difference. Before drying, apply your leave in conditioner or any natural hair oil of your preference for better moisturizing and an ultimate shine. It is very important to let the tracks of your hair get dried before you step out or before you retire to bed. Reason being, it could give you that not-so-cool awful smell of a septic.

Conclusion:
Take note, the use of ‘downward’ motion when it had to do with wetting and applying and washing was incessant. It is imperative that you do all these in a downward motion because if you get your tracks too damp, your mode of installation especially if it is glued in, would start giving way and this could pose a problem.
To ensure that your Malaysian hair never loses its characteristic shine, it is recommended that you wash them every ten days. Washing them daily or once in two months is the best way to say good bye to them!
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Floral Print Halter Top

The day I wore this, I wore my "new" lizard sandals, and while I was out shopping, I found a tiny, lizard pin at a thrift store!  I could not resist getting it to match my shoes, even though it's so small, you can't even see it in these photos!

I also found this beautiful, colorful necklace for just $1!

I thought it went very well with the colorful, ruffle top I am wearing.  I found this top a few years ago at Fallas while I was still living in California.  The skirt is also from Fallas.  

Floral Print Halter Top

Floral Print Halter Top


Saturday, July 7, 2018

Green Multi-Shade Maxi Skirt

After coming back from Virginia Beach the 5th, we needed a vacation from our vacation yesterday.  I spent most of the day in bed, looking at Youtube videos.  How was your Friday?

I am going to be a little more productive today, starting with this post!

This top I am wearing is something I picked up last year from Goodwill, I think it was just $1 on sale.

The skirt was from a thrift store in California, and I finally got around to wearing it this year.  Does anyone else buy clothing and then wait a long time to wear it?  I am bad about this, and it does not help that I have way, way more clothing than I really need. 

Green Multi-Shade Maxi Skirt

Green Multi-Shade Maxi Skirt

Green Multi-Shade Maxi Skirt


Thursday, July 5, 2018

Pink Blouse and Skirt

I bought these two pieces on two different occasions, but they go perfectly together!  In case you didn't know, pink is one of my favorite colors, so I really love this outfit, and the flowers behind me!

Everything I am wearing is from Goodwill, except for the jewelry.  The necklace is something I pinked up several years ago at a dollar store in California, and the earrings I bought on sale from Walmart last year.  I am a big fan of the tassel trend, so I was happy to get these.  They are so cute for summer!

Pink Blouse and Skirt

Pink Blouse and Skirt


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Red Off Shoulder Blouse

Happy 4th of July!

I am spending the day in Virginia Beach with my family, how about you?

This hat is something I bought recently from Goodwill, as is the top.  I love the red top because I can wear it with so many things.  It makes a great summer basic.

The skirt is something I have had longer than I can remember, and the red shoes are something I found pretty recently.  I like to have a pair of plain, red heels in my wardrobe.  I consider them pretty basic, like a pair of black heels.
 
Red Off Shoulder Blouse

Red Off Shoulder Blouse

Red Off Shoulder Blouse


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Pink Floral Corset Style Top

I found this Betsy Johnson top at a thrift store in California. I love the pretty, pink floral print!  The top also had a built-in bra, so it provides a little support.

  The skirt is also thrifted, but I don't remember from where.  I love the "feathered" effect!  It makes is so much more interesting than just a regular black skirt.

This cameo necklace is something I have had since I was a child.
 
Pink Floral Corset Style Top

Pink Floral Corset Style Top


Monday, July 2, 2018

Cowgirl Style Outfit

I love these frine cowboy boots!  These were an fabulous thrift find!  They are real suede, and are very comfortable.  I decided to go all out for the cowgirl look with this outfit.  Some people may think it's over-the-top, or like a costume, but I have always enjoyed dressing that was, on occasion.

The vest is something I have had for years, and I don't remember where I bought it.  The denim shirt is by Ralph Lauren, and was thrifted years ago.

When I saw these pants in Fallas while I was still living in California, I had to have them!  I just loved the natural colors; it reminds me of clay, and the southwest.

The necklace is from Walmart, and I got it on sale.
 
TCowgirl Style Outfit

Cowgirl Style Outfit


Sunday, July 1, 2018

Brown Sequin Mini Dress

I have had this brown sequin mini dress for a few years now.  It's another thing I think I picked up thrifting in California.  It is super short, so I decied to go for more fabric on top by adding this red sweater that was a gift from my mother.   I also have this dress in black!

The necklace is a $1 thifted item, and the watch I am wearing is a rose gold one from Walmart.  I love the watch selection they have there!  I have a growing collection of Walmart watch sets!
 
Brown Sequin Mini Dress

Brown Sequin Mini Dress


Saturday, June 30, 2018

White Floral Print Dress

 I think the dress I am wearing is one I bought at a thrift store in California for just one dollar.
The shoes are also thrifted, and the necklace.  This is an all thrifted outfit!

That is not always the case for me, since I do buy some things retail, but buying from thrift stores is my favorite, because it's always a treasure hunt!  I find that to be the best part!

White Floral Print Dress

White Floral Print Dress


Friday, June 29, 2018

Black and Gold Chevron Pattern Dress

Happy Friday!  I hope you are all having a great start to your weekend!

The dress I am wearing was a gift from my mother from several years ago.  The neckace was only $1 and it was purchased from an antique mall.   The coins on it was so pretty!  I love coin necklaces, anyway, and I thought it was perfect how well this one matched my dress!

The bad is something I bought from Goodwill this year.  I love the size, it really is perfect for holding everything I actually need.

The sandals are also a Goodwill purchase from this year.  It's always great to have a pair of basic, black sandal heels.

Black and Gold Chevron Pattern Dress

Black and Gold Chevron Pattern Dress


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Pink Butterfly Print Sleeveless Top

I had another dental appointment today.  This was the last step before the actual implant!  Next time I go, I will be getting the implant post put in!  That will take several months to heal, but hopefully by the end of the year I will have the crown installed, and be back to my old self!  I am getting more used to having that tooth missing, but I would still rather have it.  It can be painful something when certain foods dig into the gum.  

After my appointment, Vaughan and I had some retail therapy.  We like to take the opportunity when we are in the city to shop at stores we don't normally get to go to.

Do you have any favorite places you don't get to shop at as often as you would like?

Pink Butterfly Print Sleeveless Top


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Neutral Top and Skirt

Vaughan, my parents and I all went to Busch Gardens, Williamsburg yesterday.
We had a lot of fun, and the weather was not too bad.  We arrived at around 4:30 or 5pm.  We were able to walk around the whole park, and take lots of photos.  I will be posting those on my Facebook and Instagram page, so be sure to check them out!

Did you know that Busch Gardens, Williamsburg is voted the most beautiful amusement park in the world?  If you are ever in the area, you should go and see for yourself!  Now, through July 4th, Busch Gardens is also offering free tickets for military veterans and three guests! Check here to see all the details.

I am wearing a necklace I purchased from Lowemart in this photo.  The top is something I thrifted several years ago in California. The skirt is something I also thrifted, but I think I found that since we have been back in Virginia. 

The bag and shoes were also recent Goodwill purchases.
 
Neutral Top and Skirt

Neutral Top and Skirt


Monday, June 25, 2018

Pink Vest Tunic Top

I bought this little tunic top in the L.A. fashion district.  I had it for several years now with the tags still on it, but I finally wore it this spring.

The cute, ribbon pin I am wearing is from Aliexpress, and it was only $3.30.  This style also comes in black.  I think it will be really cute to wear this fall with collared shirts that come up to the neck, too.

The leggings are ones I found at Walmart, and the sandals are one of my favorite pairs that I bought from Goodwill.  They are very comfortable, and really do go with most everything I wear in the spring and summer.  

Pink Vest Tunic Top


Sunday, June 24, 2018

Blue Denim Jacket

As expected, I am so sore today from yesterday's fall down the stairs.  I have even more bruises than I thought at first.  

I told Vaughan this morning that I felt like I was put in a dryer with rocks.  That pretty much describes how I am feeling.    I also got a cut on my hand during the fall.  At first I thought it may need stitches, but I was happy to see after I got a better look at it that it should be fine on it's own.  I'm just using a tiny bandage for now.

We have plans to go to an amusement park tomorrow, so hopefully I won't be too sore to do all the walking we'll need to do!

Onward to what I am wearing...the dress its something I bought from a thrift store a few years ago.  The jacket is something I found at Roses a year or so ago.

I found a few similar things that are at the end of this post.

Blue Denim Jacket

Blue Denim Jacket


Saturday, June 23, 2018

Faux Beige Suede Pants

I feel down the stairs this evening, and now I have all kinds of cuts, bumps and bruises. I guess they will be showing up in photos for a while...

How is your Saturday going?  I spent the day packing.  Yesterday, we finally finished one whole side of our fence.  I am so thrilled that part is over!  Since we had trouble with those neighbors, it has been very stressful each time we went to work on it.  

Also, I painted my dining room floor.  That is also something I have been wanting to do for a long time.  I actually love the look of painted floors, especially white. I went for a shade called "weathered oak", but it looks kind of grey.  I think I would have liked white, even better, but I am thinking I will leave it for now, because I can always change it later.  

I am so happy to have floors that look decent, now.  I will probably start taking a lot more photos inside.  Our house is over a century old, so there was lots of work to do when we bought it.  It's been a few years now, but there's still so much left to fix.  It's probably going to be many years before it's finished.

Have you ever done any home improvements? 

Faux Beige Suede Pants

Faux Beige Suede Pants


Friday, June 22, 2018

Navy Blue Polka Dot Dress

I wore this dress to have dinner with Vaughan at Chevy's in Pentagon City earlier this month.  I found it to be very comfortable.  The fabric is thick, but stretchy, just how I like it.  I love the polka dots, and the navy and white colors.  The shoulders can be worn on or off.  I decided to go with on for this outfit, and I added a touch of color with this gold seashell and pearl belt I found at Goodwill recently.  

This dress is $18.00, and well worth it I think.  The fabric feels like something that will last a while, and doesn't seem to snag, etc.

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Navy Blue Polka Dot Dress

Navy Blue Polka Dot Dress

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Polka Dot Mini Skirt

I have had both this top and skirt for years.  I love polka dots, especially the larger sized ones like these.  My tee is made from a sheer fabric, so I wore one of my beige bra tops underneath.  I love that style of bra.  It is so comfortable because there is no underwire.  I don't know about you, but I hate having anything too tight around my waist, or chest, so these are my favorites.

I wore my black booties because it was raining outside before I took these photos, and I didn't want to sink into the ground.  I need more pavement, less dirt and grass my yard!

Polka Dot Mini Skirt

Polka Dot Mini Skirt