How many of you can relate to sending your husband to the store and then thinking, “what was I thinking?” when he comes back home with his haul? If I wasn’t so darn lazy then I would go to the store myself and my life would be much easier. I realize that if I send Joe to the store with a vague list then I can’t complain when he buys a different brand than what I normally use. However, when you say but the Charmin toilet paper in the Ultra Sensitive with Aloe and buy the mega roll type that is what you should expect to get. Notice that I said “should” not “would.” The MAN brain takes over when they go to the store.Joe wanted to try a vinegar based slaw recipe that he saw on the internet. He was already going to the store for some drinks so he asked me if I had all of the ingredients that I would need to make this slaw. I looked over the list and told him that I need mustard powder and white vinegar. I told him that I already had a small amount of vinegar but since he was going he could just pick me up a new bottle. He comes back in a little bit with the store/knock-off brand vinegar in a GALLON size. I just looked up at him like, “You have GOT to be kidding me!” He said that by buying this size that he was going to be saving —— money. I kind of zoned out when he was talking. I just started laughing at this point. I can use the vinegar eventually on my hardwood floors and for cleaning mirrors, etc. but this is sooooo typical. Remember that Charmin toilet paper. He comes back with the bark off of a tree (no kidding this stuff was about as soft) and it was in the industrial 85 rolls size. There is softer toilet paper at any gas station bathroom than there is at my house. I am counting the stupid little squares until this stuff is GONE and daring him to ever bring home another roll of this stuff. He just laughed at me and told me that my “princess hiney” needed a little pampering. I told him that if I scooted across the floor like a dog would that it would be as soft as the stuff he bought. Lol!Nothing in this outfit is new. This is an example of taking items that you have previously purchased, previously worn, and now making them look completely different. I LOVE buying new clothing but I hardly ever buy an entire outfit at one time. Instead, I buy a piece here and a piece there just depending on what catches my eye. The problem is that by doing it that way you never know if what you are buying is going to match what you have in mind to wear it with. However, once you start buying things you like you will notice that you tend to pick the same color palette and you will find that there is something that will match the new item. If you are lucky then you will find lots of things to match. The sweater vest I have on today is from Cato Fashions and it was a purchase back in the fall. I wore it when I visited family in Tennessee (here) but it looks completely different in this look. You can see in the fringe that the vest has gray woven into the pattern and the last look was styled with that color. Today, I opted to bring out the gray with my boots and instead went with the wine color of the vest. I like the length of the vest, I like the texture of the diamond shape weave, I like the open front design, and I like the fringe. Those are a lot of details that make this vest cute and help it to stand out. I think the next time I wear this that I will wear it with blue jeans.
I was trying to show you the little blue detail on these earrings that were part of the Plunder Posse set from January. I incorporated them into my look so that it would pick up the tiny blue tassel on my Adelaide bead bracelet. The Broedrick bracelet is the opaque pink magnetic bracelet that I have had for a long time. Each of these items has shades of pink in them and they can all mix and match. The long tassel necklace was one that I picked up last year at a local boutique in town. I thought the long pink tassel worked perfec tfor the sweatshirt. This pair of cranberry/wine/claret colored corduroy pants are by Maurice. I bought them a couple years ago but these are still very much in style now. I remember wearing corduroy all of my life, even when I was a child. There is the wide wale or the thinner wale like this pair. I remember when Joe and I first met that he wore Op corduroy shorts that were way too short. Lol! I normally wear a size 10 or a large but I think these were an XL. I don’t know if that is normal for jeans from Maurice’s but just take it into consideration if you place an order.
I need to start looking in the mirror at the back of my hair, it is terrible how bad it looks. Anyway, I wanted to show you this view so that you could see the pattern in the vest. The sweatshirt is one that I got from a Trunk Club shipment and I loved it. I wore it with these same pants a while back but because I changed the boots (you gurls hated the other one) and added the vest and different jewelry. Even though it looks the same it still looks different. Check it out here and see if you agree.
So, you now know that I am picky about my toilet paper. I am that way also about a few products and one of them is the dishwasher tablets. Joe bought me in an off-brand huge pack (it is a pattern with him) and they are horrible. I have to use more than one or re-wash the dishes because they don’t get clean. In the long run, his trying to save a few cents is ending up costing more and not giving me the results that I was wanting. The same is true for my skincare. Yes, I have used products that are much less expensive but they didn’t produce the results I wanted AND I had to use a lot more of the product just trying to get those sub-par results. When you use Rodan + Fields I will encourage you to use very little product, it does not take much. We are all guilty of wanting to see the fastest results possible and we start lathering on the products but honestly when you are using clinically grade products you do not need to use much at all. What I am trying to say is that you end up saving money AND you get results. There are times when it is smarter to pay a little more. tstephens5.myrandf.com
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