I am still alive and kicking. No, I haven’t been to the doctor yet, but I have an excellent reason. Let me start by telling you a story that will help you to understand why it takes an act of Congress to get me to go to the doctor. A very long time ago, (I mean a VERY long time ago) my mother and her sister were picking blackberries. They had filled their buckets with berries and were heading back to the house. They had to get to the other side of the road, so they started running across the road.
You know that blackberry picking weather is scorching, and my aunt was feeling the effects of the heat. So, when they started across the road, my aunt passed out and fell. Of course, when she fell, she dropped the bucket of blackberries, and some of them spilled out. My mother turns around and says, “quick, get up, you need to pick up all of those berries.” In other words, momma dearest thought that the only reason that you needed to go to the doctor was if there was a bone sticking out, the loss of a lot of blood, or if you had a raging fever than a lukewarm bath wouldn’t takedown. I have to admit that this aversion of going to the doctor was instilled in both my sister and me. But, now that mom is older, she is always saying, “you need to go to the doctor.” My sister and I were laughing about that the other day. My sister’s daughter, Rachel, is also sick with a cold, and mom told my sister to take Rachel to the doctor. My sister then asked mom, “why, what’s a doctor going to do?” So mom, while you are reading this, remember that you raised us to use the wait and see method of doctoring. You can’t change the rules on us now!!! Lol!
I bought this mesh sweater earlier in the summer. I found it on the clearance sale when I was shopping on the Loft Outlet website. It was a final sale, so I knew that I wouldn’t be able to return the sweater. I don’t remember the price now, but I know that it was too good of a deal for me to pass. So, I ordered a large in the sweater to make sure that it would fit, especially when I wear a shirt with sleeves. It is a little big on me, but I can deal with something being a tiny bit big, but I can’t stand something to fit me too tight. I like the mesh style since you get a peek of what you are wearing underneath, but it still adds a different color to the look. I have on a simple navy cami that you can pick up from almost any clothing store.
You can’t see in my photos, but the sweater has a tiny gold metallic thread in the material. So, I decided to add the gold Stormy necklace, which is the shorter one with the monogrammed “S.” The longer necklace is called the Vienna. It reminds me of a horse’s bridle, and I gave one of these to my horse-loving niece. She loved it and then proceeded to tell me all about the type of bridle bit that this resembled. I was tickled that she liked the necklace, it is fun to give gifts to someone if it means something to them.
I know that all of you have been eyeing my handbag. This is a Louis Vuitton Batignolles bag that I bought a couple of months ago. But, you know me, I can’t stand to pay full price, and I love a deal, so I bought this off of a website called The Real Real. This is a luxury consignment sales website, but what I like about this website is the fact that they authenticate their items. They employe over a hundred experts to make sure that the products that you buy are real and authentic. This is a great way to get clothing, handbags, jewelry, etc. that you might have thought were previously out of your price range. I was thrilled with my purchase, but let’s not tell Joe because he hasn’t noticed that I changed bags yet. Lol!!! My dark denim jeans are by Kut From The Kloth. I fell in love with this brand over a year ago, an I highly recommend this brand. They are premium denim, and they wash and wear great. This is darker color denim than I usually wear, but I have heard that the dark denim is considered more dressy. So, what do you think? Does this look dressier because it is a dark color? This pair is a bootcut, and it is a high rise waistline. I am wearing my usual size 10, so these run true to size. Here is the link to this pair, which happen to be on sale! Woot! Woot!
Gurls, let’s chat for just a second. Some of you commented that you didn’t like the R+F portion of my blog. So, I am going to explain why I post about these products and this company in hopes that you might not feel quite so “annoyed” in the future. First off, I honestly love these products and what they have done for my skin. Next, I can also say, that this business has changed my skin and also my life. I have confidence that I never had before. I am willing to go outside of my comfort zone which would have never happened before. There are many, many more reasons why I love this company. Because of an occasional one-paragraph blurb at the end of my post, there are hundreds of my customers who have used these products and are thrilled with the results. And, there are over sixty women who are thrilled that they have become a business partner with me, some for the discount, and others for the business. I am proud of the fact that I have helped hundreds of you with your fashion choices, and I am equally proud that I have helped hundreds with their confidence, skin issues, and financial security.
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