The other day, I was sitting on my couch petting my puppy, Beckley. For some reason, I kept thinking about a dog being man’s best friend. So, if a dog is man’s best friend, what is a girl’s best friend? I guess the answer would depend on who you ask. For the purpose of this post, I will be talking about jewelry and beauty items only. It has been said that a diamond is a girl’s best friend. That was probably a jewelry store that came up with that slogan. Lol! I DO like jewelry, but for the most part, it is not diamonds that I want. I have two rings that I never take off. One is my wedding ring and the other is a black opal ring that Joe bought me for our 10th anniversary. Other than those two items, all my other jewelry can be changed everyday. Years ago I wore little gold hoops, and I never took them out. I wore them in the shower, and even at night to sleep. Boy, has that changed! haha
When it comes to necklaces, I usually gravitate toward the longer styles. I think the longer necklaces draw your eyes downward, and since I have more than one chin, I don’t mind the eye going downward. I also have a few rolls in the middle, so maybe I need to rethink that strategy. Here are a couple necklaces that caught my eye. Pearls, Bar, Beads, Circles, Crystals , Chains, Wood, Flowers, Tortoise.
Bracelets come in all sorts of colors. You can wear only silver or gold, or you can add bling. Beads and stones add a lot of interest. But, some of my favorite bracelets are just simple bangles. Here are a couple bracelets that I would purchase. Wood, Silver, Gold, Tortoise, Leather wrap, Tassel, Belt, Cuff, Link.
Hoops, dangles, chandeliers, and studs are all examples of earrings. If there is one piece of jewelry I forget to wear, it is earrings. My hair hangs in front of my ears, so I sometimes forget to put on a pair. Even when I put on a pair, they don’t always show. In the summer I like to put my hair behind my ears, that is when earrings are a must. Here are the type earrings I like. Pearl, Flower, Baubles, Crystals, Chandeliers, Arrows, Statement, Turquoise, Tortoise.
I am going to stop with those pieces of jewelry, and not get into piercings. I don’t care if you have piercings, I just don’t have any favorite pieces. So, if that finishes the jewelry section, that must mean the beauty section is next.
I love my makeup! I hate leaving the house without my makeup on. My sister-in-law and nephew came by on Saturday, and I had been just lazing around. So, I had on a pair of jeans, a sweatshirt, and NO makeup. Of course they wanted to go down the road to a little thrift store. I kept saying no, and my nephew kept saying yes. Eventually I gave in and went with them. It was so late in the day, that we had to hurry before the store closed, so no makeup for me. I know you gurls are so disappointed in me! Haha After all that, they bought nothing, and I ended up with two pieces and spent 4.00. Lol If I could have only picked one thing to put on, it would have been mascara. I could have pinched my cheeks for color, but my lashes are light, so my eyes just disappear without mascara. Here are some of my favorite brands of mascara. Better Than Sex, Stila Huge Extreme Lash, L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara
Lip stain, I know you are sick of me telling you about it, would be my next choice when it comes to makeup. It just adds the finishing touch to your makeup, and it brightens up your look. Here are the brands I use, and some of the latest colors I have added to my huge assortment on hand. Everyday Red, Keep It Red , Peach Cocktail, Committed Coral, Simmering Spice, Antique Rose.
Foundation, blush, eyeliner, eyeshadows, and moisturizers are all essential items to an everyday look, but those would be the items I could leave off if I had to. I wouldn’t want to, but I could. Lol! I like to pick a moisturizer or foundation with SPF so I don’t have to add another layer to my routine.
Now, for the outfit details. The kelly green sweater and the colorful dotted scarf are both from Talbots. I bought both of these items at the outlets when we were in Florida. Kelly green seems to be my new color of the moment. This is a color I would never wear in the past, and I can’t seem to get enough of it now. I really liked the scarf, it will go with a lot of different tops for the spring and summer. Here is a similar top in kelly green, and here is a scarf that I like, completely different colors though. The jeans are Vigoss skinny jeans that I bought from Maurices back in the fall. I like the fit, and they are great quality. I would wait till they are on sale if I was you, they put them on sale constantly. Here is a plus size pair. The purse is the Aimee Kestenberg that I bought at the QVC outlet, and the shoes are old. They are linen Rocketdog, and I have worn them so much the inside lining is trying to come loose. I think they will make it at least one more season. Haha This pair is similar and at a great price.
Here is the outfit I had on in yesterday’s post. The bright red jacket is from Cato’s, here is a similar one, and a plus size one. The chevron skirt was one I picked up at a Dollar Store, here is a similar one. The Simple V white top is from Covered Perfectly.
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