It is wild how alike so many of us are and how spread apart we are at the same time. I see several of you make comments about areas of our lives that we can all relate to and it just goes to show you how much we are alike even though we live in different parts of the country or even the world. I was scrolling on Facebook on Saturday and come across pictures that some of you had uploaded of a snowstorm. Instead of a snowstorm, we had 80-degree weather! Joseph and Kayla decided to wash vehicles all day long so I took Emersyn to a small park to play. She had been sick the night before so she wasn’t her normal spry self but she did still manage to have fun. She is just like her daddy, when she gets the slightest bit hot her little cheeks will turn bright red. We did a slide, played some bongo drums, climbed in a rock wall, and of course, did the swings. She was so afraid that I was going to break down the swing because I was soooo heavy. She is such a blow to my ego. Lol!!! After the park, we “had” to go and get yogurt to cool off. Duh! Since she had been sick the night before I talked her into some sherbert instead a milk product. I thought it would be better on her stomach. She was starting to get tired so I took back home where she proceeded to get her second wind. When I pulled out of the driveway she was helping her dad wash the car and spraying him with the water hose! Hahaha!Let’s talk about a little black dress. How many of you own a black dress? I am betting that most of you, although not all of you, probably raised your hand. I do think that we all need to have a black dress in our closet. You might want “this” one but you do probably need to start looking for one. I was looking for a newer, more updated, version of the LBD but I don’t think this one is going to be it. This was in my Trunk Club shipment this last time when I asked for mostly dresses.I decided to include dressier more sparkly jewelry with this look. The brand NEW Spring line of Plunder starts today!!! Yay, I have been waiting for it to finally come live. I did see a sneak peek the other day and I can’t wait to place my first order. Everyone who places an order for the new jewelry line today (50.00 or more not including tax and shipping) will get an additional piece of jewelry from me! Go to plunderdesign.com/taniastephens to go shopping and be sure to pick a party with my name on it. I don’t know if any of the jewelry I have on today will be in the new catalog so I am not linking to any of it. I really lightened this photo so that you can see the details of this dress. Black is extremely hard to photograph and all of the details disappear in the photos. As you can see, there is a ruffle detail that runs down the front of the dress. I bet that you hadn’t even seen this in the prior pictures. By all of my normal standards, I should love this dress. It is a crepe material, which I love, and it has the unique details that I look for. The soft cascading ruffle, the deep V-neck, and the asymmetrical hemline are details that I normally like. I also like that it slips over the head so you don’t have zippers and buttons to worry about. The other great thing that I loved about this dress is that it is forgiving in the stomach region. The ruffles help to hide bulges and it hangs loosely so it doesn’t show the hips either. In this case, I think I would have liked the dress better if it had been shorter or the same length all around. Anyway, I ended up sending this back. Let me know what you thought about this dress.
I added a vintage candy apple red envelope purse to see if I liked a small pop of color. I wasn’t thrilled with the look so I tried something different in the next photo. I love my lattice style heels. These are some that I have had for at least a year or more. They are by Marc Fisher and whenever I wear these I always get a compliment. They are some of Joe’s favorites on me so I’ll take that. These are sexy and edgy which are two traits that I wouldn’t mind having. LOL!!!
I didn’t like this black satin vintage puff purse any better. Oh well, I am glad that I wasn’t going out for the evening since I didn’t have a purse to carry. How are you liking my suntan? Yep, I finally got around to applying my R+F foaming sunless tanner. And, I am giving away one on the blog today. The winner is Glenda Gordon. Be watching for an email from me!!!
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