Friday, August 12, 2011

Day 18 & 19-Beige World

Another busy week is down.  Today is my last day at work for a week!  I haven't taken a full week off in almost 4 years.

Take from "Before You Put That On" by Lloyd Boston

AUGUST 11- LEARN A NEW FASHION TERM
"Lariat Necklace- Long Strand of beads or metal, sometimes ending in tassels, that is not fastened by a clasp.  Worn looped into a knot or with a slide so that the 2 ends hand free."

Some of my favorite lariat necklaces from pinterest.com





AUGUST 12- NO PANTY HOSE WITH OPEN SHOES
Does this really need explanation???




Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Day #17- Beige World

Taken from "Before You Put That On" by Lloyd Boston


AUGUST 10TH- GIVE YOURSELF A TOUCH OF MENSWEAR MIXED IN WITH YOUR LOOK TO CREATE A STRONGER AND SEXIER STYLE VIBE

"Give a nod to man-tailored chic with one of the following easy-to-do style combos"

"He is Always Around Me: Your Sexy Jeans+His Bold Necktie as a belt+Your Basic Tank+Your Hot Heels"
"His Boss Lady=His Striped Dress Shirt+Your Slim Solid Skirt+His Cuff Links+Your Slingbacks"
"She's Fully Vested=Your Power Suite Pants+His Suit Vest, Cinched+Your Fitted Tee+Your Flat"

Some 'Mens Wear Chic" from Pinterest














Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cows... Cows??? Cows in NM!!

My hubby was driving to work this morning and glanced over to check the kids in the park (He is law enforcement) like he does every morning and noticed COWS!!!!  Cows just walking around and grazing in the park. ONLY IN NEW MEXICO! 





Our subdivision sits in the middle of the mesa and King Ranch land.  We have never had their cows come this close but it was kinda cool.  I grew up on a farm(ish) in Michigan so it was like being home.  Well except everything is brown, we have no water, and its scorching hot.   

It will be interesting to see if my HOA fixes the park because of the damage or if they will call it "an act of god".  I guess if god is involved they don't have to pay for anything. Can I call my cell phone bill "an act of god?"  Just saying....

Day #16-Beige World

Taken from "Before You Put That On" by Lloyd Boston

AUGUST 9TH- TAKE AN EXPERT STYLE CUE FROM ANNA SUI, A TOP NY DESIGNER

  • What is your best kept personal style secret?
    • "When you find what works with you, stick with it!
  • What are the 3 fashion essentials every well-dressed woman should own?
    • "A Great Coat, Great Boots, and Handbag"

Monday, August 8, 2011

Day #15-Beige World-Tote Bags

Take from "Before You Put That On" by Lloyd Boston

AUGUST 8TH- RETIRE YOUR BACKPACK

"Whether a mom, busy professional, or urban dweller, use your backpack only for hiking trips.  The straps wrinkle clothing and cause bunching right under the bust line, the bag portion blocks the majority of your back, and for some petite women it obstructs the view to an otherwise gorgeous derriere.  They're also difficult to remove in a ladylike manner.  A classic tote bag will do the same job and not compromise your look."

I love backpacks but the older I get the more I feel the wear and tear on my body from the many years of carrying a bag that is to heavy.  This is true about my HUGE purses also.  There are so many cute totes out there now.  Why don't you try one??

Below are some of my favorite totes from Pinterest.com


I also love the idea of making your own totes or heading to the local craft store and buying a canvas tote and personalizing it.  :)  

Below are some of my fav personalized totes... also from pinterest.com  

countryliving.com

designspongeonline.com

aimee-weaver.blogspot.com




Sunday, August 7, 2011

Craft Room-SNEAK PEAK!

My craft room has been a very long process.  I wanted a space where I could relax, craft and get away from everything.  sssssllllllooooowwwwwlllllyyyyyy......... its becoming that.









Day #14- Beige World- Whats that smell???

Take from "Before You Put That On" by Lloyd Boston


AUGUST 7TH- GIVE YOUR CLOTHES THE "WHIFF TEST" FOR FRESHNESS

"Use this trick for any day you need extended freshness.  Start by skipping your perfume.  Instead, apply a fabric refresher spray directly to your clothing, especially the neck and shoulders (where embraces are received, and underarms, of course."

Living in the Albuquerque area and with the warm temperatures staying at a constant smoldering I take this tip very seriously.  No one likes body odor! I try not to wear heavy fragrances as you never know who could be allergic and I have been known to cause my own allergies to stir.  I like fabric refreshers that have a clean crisp scent.  I also keep a small trial size bottle in my desk drawer.  A very smart man taught me this trick :)  Thanks Jerome!