Do you ever have a day where you feel like you could walk on water? Yesterday was a day where I felt like I ate a bucket full of ice cream, like I won a lottery, and like I saw a Unicorn talking to a Leprechaun at the end of a rainbow. That day I was in such a good mood and I felt great. I felt love and I felt blessed. It was an amazing feeling but it was fleeting. Life can be that way sometimes. You are up one minute and literally the next minute you feel like the rug just got yanked out from under you. None of my drama yesterday was life-threatening and no one is sick and for that, I am truly grateful. I had someone say something to me that crushed me and made me feel like I was not good enough. Wow! That events like that take a few minutes to sink in. I think that I was in shock at first and then a little mad. Finally, after talking to some friends, I came to realize that it really was not about “me” and I was able to put it aside and move on. Here is the thing, we can’t control everything and we can’t be everything to everybody. That is a hard lesson and one that stings when it happens, especially to a people pleaser like me. In the end, I fumed for a little while, felt like crying for a little while, vented for a little while, and then I acted like Taylor Swift and turned up the music and proceeded to “Shake It Off!”This is a simple outfit and one that you can grab from your closet. The pieces might not be exactly the same but the overall effect. This is a top, a vest, and a pair of ankle jeans. The thing that makes this outfit stand out is the unique details on each of those items. So, let’s start with this mustard colored halter top that I have on today. I bought this halter top while I was in Alaska last July. I love the color, and I love the hemline, however, this is not my favorite style of neckline. They say that halter tops are flattering for most body types but that those who are chesty might have more problems. The unique detail on this top is the beautiful lace hemline. Remember, when you are out shopping look for items with details that make it stand out from the ordinary. That can be the fit, the print, or the material, or in some cases, a mixture of all of these things.
I chose the Constance necklace today for a couple of reasons. I liked the fabric strips which mimicked the fringe on the jeans and also because one of the fabric strips has this mustard color in it. I liked how the navy in the necklace popped off of the mustard top but still matched the color family of the vest. Accessories are what ties your individual outfit items together. The royal blue bead Tasha bracelet was perfect for this outfit also because of the mustard tassel that is attached. The Misha earrings are 2.5″ and have a design that is almost Asian in my opinion. I chose the Misha to stay with the gold in the necklace but I didn’t want it to compete with the necklace. This earring is not the huge statement earring like some others I have worn in the past. It is getting that time of the year when Plunder is getting ready to discontinue a lot of pieces to make room for the new fall and winter collection. If you would like a list of the retiring pieces then just let me know and I will email you the list. If you wish to make a purchase then go to www.plunderdesign.com/taniastephens and pick a party in my name. I am sure that you can figure out what the unique design is on these jeans. I LOVE this fringe looking hem!!! Talk about making a statement that says that you are still young, relevant, and trendy, these jeans will scream that to everyone you meet. Do not think that you are too old for these jeans. If you like the look then feel free to wear what you want. If you don’t like the look then feel free to pick a different pair of jeans in a style that you do like. This pair is by NYDJ and they feel tight when you put them on but this pair will stretch as you wear them. I am wearing my normal size 10 and they were tight at first but within 5 minutes they felt fine. They are made for a flattering fit with NYDJ’s famous lift-tuck technology that slims from within. The vest ties all the pieces together plus it helps balance out the halter top. I don’t think that I look the best in a halter style because of the proportion of my shoulders. The vest helps to hide that fact and it still shows my arms. I could have chosen a cardigan but I wanted to do something different today. This is the same vest that I wore here which shows you how you can wear the same item in different ways.
I am always trying to save you money and help you look great at the same time. When it comes to Rodan + FIelds I offer lots of sales and discounts in order to make these products available to as many people as possible. I want everyone to be able to use these products if at all possible. These discounts come from me, not corporate. However, today, corporate is offering a special on the Active Hydration Serum and their newest product, Active Hydration Body Replenish. When you purchase this bundle you will save 15% off the retail price when purchased separately. Plus, by purchasing as a Preferred Customer, you will get an additional 10% off plus FREE shipping. Also, you will get to be spoiled by me on a pretty regular basis. Lol! Go here to purchase this bundle.
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