I have to tell you ladies that I am truly loving this weeklong giveaway that I am doing. I loved reading about your “person” on this post and I loved hearing on this post, what you are now good at that you weren’t good at when you first tried. Some of you mentioned that you didn’t think you were really good at anything. I understand where you are coming from because I have never considered myself really fantastic at any one thing. I have always been able to do most things adequately but nothing that was what I would consider fantastic. In looking at these photos though, it made me realize that I have gotten better at posing and having my picture taken. You might not consider that a great feat but this is the same girl that would throw her hand in front of her face every time someone would come around with a camera. Crazy to think that I now take my pictures daily AND then I upload them to the internet for anyone in the world to see. WHAT??? So, while you are thinking that you are just mediocre at something, you never know where that one talent could lead you. Just keep trying, failing, and trying again until you feel comfortable. I am trying to master public speaking. I still suck at it right now but I am at least better than I was a couple of years ago. I am making progress and that is all that I can hope for. I am continuing to move forward, one foot in front of the other, and not staying stagnant. Life is too short to just be on auto-pilot. Come on gurls, start living life and trying new and exciting things! This is an old dress that I have had for a couple of years. I bought this from a little boutique in the town next door. I looked inside the dress to try and see who was the brand but there was nothing on it at all. I wore this for the first time back in March of 2016 (here) and I can’t believe the difference that a couple of years have made. My style has changed, my hair has changed, my skin has changed, and you can see my confidence level has changed. Polka Dots is a pattern that I gravitate towards, the pattern just seems happy to me. Maybe I associate it with bubbles or balloons. This dress has pockets, which I love, and it is a swing dress style which I also love. I did my best to try and find you some “similar” dresses to look at below. Just click on the picture and it will take you to the website.
I am wearing a circle vintage necklace with rhinestones. I love how it is the same circle as in the dress pattern but that is not why I wore it. When you reach the top of the pay grade with Rodan + Fields they give you a diamond necklace that is even bigger than the one that I have on. I really believe in symbolism which is why I have a keychain from R+F to remind me that I am striving to earn a Lexus car. This circle necklace is now my reminder of how far I still have to go with this company and to strive to continue to work hard to accomplish my goals. I also am wearing the Nola earrings that are pearl studs that are 1.35″ big. The bracelet is the Torilyn and it has multiple rows of pearls and a magnetic closure. I have been celebrating my 3 year blog anniversary by offering a freepiece of jewelry with every 50.00 purchase (excluding taxes and shipping) for this entire month! Go here and have fun shopping! Make sure that you pick a party with my name in it so that I can track the purchases. You will love the new fall collection! I placed an order while I was in New Orleans and I can’t wait for it to arrive. How about a pop of color with the navy blue dress? Hot pink looks amazing with this outfit so I went with my pumps by Charles David. These were a pair that I think I paid 5.00 for because they had a stain on them. Joe and I Googled how to get rid of a stain on suede and I got it out. Yay!!! These are the cutest 5.00 shoes EVER! Good luck finding your own 5.00 pumps but until then, here are some cute ones to choose from.
I also added my hot pink leather handbag that is by Vera Bradley. I have never been a huge fan of the patterned handbags by Vera Bradley, although I do like the patterned totes and other type bags. I grabbed this handbag as soon as I saw it even though I didn’t think that I would carry it very often. Boy, was I wrong!!! I carried this all the time and have started carrying it here lately getting ready for October which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
When I was at the R+F convention I got to listen to several speakers from several different companies. Kat Cole with Focus Brands was amazing but it was James Coulter with TPG that really got my attention. When James Coulter – an American billionaire investment manager and the co-founder of a private equity firm TPG Capital – compares RF’s growth to Amazon, Salesforce, Under Armor, Netflix and Lululemon you know you’re partnered with a disruptor brand. His time is valuable so he only sits on THREE company boards! Know who one of the 3 is?Rodan + Fields!!! Success follows success. I am so thankful that the doctors, Katie and Kathy, allowed me to be a part of their 2nd billion dollar brand! We have just scratched the surface!
Yesterday, I noticed several of you mentioned your job or where you work. When you first start out at any job there is usually a learning curve involved. It might only take a week or so to catch on or it might take months to get in the swing of things. To be entered into this weeks giveaway simply comment about your job. It can be a stay-at-home mom or that you are now a retired teacher. It doesn’t matter what the job is just as long as you leave a comment. Don’t forget, if you are not a subscriber for the daily email please enter your email in the box that says Subscribe To Blog Via Email and then watch for the confirmation email to come through. If you don’t see the confirmation email right away be sure to look in the junk or spam folder. I don’t want you missing out on a single outfit or giveaway!
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