The other day as I was scrolling through Facebook, I ran across a post from one of my friends in California and she was talking about joy. She mentioned that she wished she spent more time on the things that brought her lots of joy, instead of some of the other commitments, etc. that she spends too much time on. I loved the thought of only doing what makes you joyous, but I also realize that there are a lot of things that we have to do, even though there might not be any joy involved. Paying bills is definitely
not joyous, but having my lights still on because I paid the bill, is something to be happy about. Lol! Then I thought how cool that was, so I decided to do my “own” version. Because I am lazy, and I didn’t want to re-type the entire post, I did a quick copy and paste. Then I went in and deleted things that didn’t apply to me, and added items that were more personal to me and my life. Have you ever tried to list things that give you joy? The list can go on and on and on and on if you get what I am saying. It is a wonderful idea, but to limit the number of things that give you joy to twenty items is not really possible. Anyway, I got a text from my daughter telling me that I was in trouble! I knew immediately what she was talking about. I hadn’t listed talking to my mother as one of my “joys” in life. Lol! Later in the day, my sister couldn’t wait to tell me that my Aunt told my mother not to worry, they didn’t make the list either. Lol! Yes, I love my family, even the ones who should have already known that without me listing them each separately. Here’s to Margie, James, Jack, Ellery, Amanda, Brooke, Chandler, Allison, Rachel, JD, Nancy, Gay, Faye, Ann, Karen, Bruce, Danny, Ralph, and the rest of the Hee Haw gang. Lol! PS: Be careful if you decide to do one of these lists, you can see how much joy it might create. Hahaha!
This outfit looks exactly like something that my sister would wear. She loves wearing black on black, so this post is dedicated to her. I know that all of you have events that you go to where you need to dress up and look extra nice. You can not go wrong when you wear a classic black and white outfit like this. To keep from being too hot, I am wearing a spaghetti black chiffon tank that I bought from Nordstrom before Christmas. This is a flattering style with the v neck and the sheer section at the neckline. It is purrrfect for a date night out with someone special. Here is the link to the camisole.
On Saturday, I wore a teal and green vintage jewelry set. I bought that set and this beautiful vintage Maltese cross at the same time. Every year my mother and her friend hold a vintage fashion show in the Marietta Georgia area, and I try to make sure that I am available to go and help with the show. I love vintage jewelry, so I almost always come home with a special find or two. This bold piece is made with large baroque pearls and different styles of deep red rhinestones all set in gold. Even the large gold chain makes a statement all by itself. I have several Maltese Cross necklaces, and you can find a lot to choose from on eBay and Etsy.
Playing off of the red necklace, I added these fun red pumps by Michael Kors. I can’t believe that I never used to wear red because it is now one of my favorite colors to wear. I love bringing a pop of color to a black and white outfit, it elevates the look to a more modern outfit. The shoes that I am wearing are the suede version, but here are a few different styles and heel heights.
Let’s talk about this jacket!!! I don’t know when I have bought something that makes me feel so special. When I first pulled it out of the bag, Joe made a wisecrack about me being on the wait staff and wanting to know if I was going to take his order. However, he was singing a different tune when I came “strutting” (yes, I strutted) through the kitchen wearing this outfit. This jacket fits fabulous, it has movement and stretch, and it has style galore. The fit is true to size, I am wearing a size 1 which is an 8-10 on women’s sizes. Here is the link, and btw, it is on sale for over half off!
I finished the look by adding a pair of black skinny jeans. This pair is by NYDJ and they are the Alina style. I like that they have plenty of stretch but they don’t get out of shape. The website does warn that you might need to size down, but I am wearing my normal size and they fit great. Lol! Here is the link to the jeans.
Y’all have heard me talk about my love for my skincare products, and the business that kind of fell into my lap. It has truly been a gift to me that I never saw coming. It has opened up doors of opportunity for me, and it has given me the confidence that I was needing. I know that some of you secretly watch me and wonder if you could ever be successful in this business. Maybe, instead of wondering if the business is right for you, you might be thinking about a friend or family member. I met this adorable young lady, only 25-years-old, while I was treated to a special trip in San Francisco. I found myself thinking, “if a 25-year-old can put herself out there and become a businesswoman, then so can I.” After all, I have decades more experience than she does. We all are capable of running our own business, but that doesn’t mean that we will. If you are ready to come out of the shadows and see what is possible, then message me. I have a sign on special running until the end of the month, so now is a great time to be your own boss. Here is where you can read about my sweet, and very young, friend.
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