OH MY!!! You ladies really inspired me with all of your memories and stories. (HERE) It was truly amazing to see what can be accomplished if we get out of our own way. Why do we set limits on our growth? Is it fear of failing or fear of the unknown? The answer to that question is probably Yes, and Yes! I know that I can’t fail if I don’t try something, but where is the fun in that? I try giving myself a pep talk, then my brain will kick in and say, “but where is the fun in failing?” UGH!!!
We need to get out of our own heads and try something new. I am challenging all of you to try one thing new that you’ve never done before. It can be something easy like learning to crochet, baking a pie, or painting a picture. OR, you can try something harder and more challenging, like learning a new language, going back to school, or starting a new business. It doesn’t matter what you do; it only matters that you keep learning, doing, and growing as a person. You don’t want to become stagnant. Iron will rust from disuse, and water begins to stink when it is stagnant, so keeping using your mind and body. I don’t want you to become rusty and stinky. ?
When I ordered this tie-front cardigan, I had intended to wear it like the model on the website. She had on all white, and since I have been in a white mood lately, that seemed like a good idea. But, when I opened the package and took out the cardigan, I randomly put it down on top of this pretty blue t-shirt that I hadn’t hung up yet. I am not a believer in coincidences, so I decided to wear a blue t-shirt instead. The cardigan has several different colors of purple, blues, and greens, so you will be able to wear this with lots of different options. I also think that this will look fabulous with dark wash jeans, so keep that in the back of your mind too. I am wearing a size 1 (8-10), and I think that it fits me perfectly. HERE is the link to the sweater.
I like mixing silver and gold jewelry, so today I added my Maggie LARGE hoop filigree earrings from Kendra Scott with a birthday gift that just came in the mail. My sister sent me this silver half dollar that she found on Etsy (HERE), and I had to wear it again today! They have other years available if you are not 60, so be sure to check out their Etsy shop. Etsy has lots of cute and funny birthday gifts, so be sure to check them out. Plus, you are helping out a small business owner which is a great thing. I also added my bracelets from The Styled Collection, which are silver and gold. These bracelets are heavyweight, especially considering the price. I was very pleasantly surprised when I bought them.
I think that these crisscross sandals are the cutest things. They are very comfortable too, which is a huge plus. I love the frayed material (can’t see in the photo) and the espadrille soles. I don’t find a lot of espadrille shoes that aren’t a wedge heel, so I was thrilled to show your gurls these. These run true to size, and I am wearing my usual size 9, and they fit me great. These are on sale right now, and they are less than 25.00! HERE is the link to the summer espadrille slides.
My white ankle jeans are looser than I usually wear my jeans. They are a girlfriend jean, which is made to fit loose, but it is hard for me to make the transition from my tighter fitting jeans. I love wearing white in the summer months, but I also will wear white all year long. The next time that I wear these pants, I think that I will cuff them, which looks more summery to me. I am wearing a size 1 in these pants, and they fit loose, but they are supposed to fit that way. Lol! HERE is the link to the pants.
Okay, it is time to let the BIRTHDAY week begin!!! Honestly, I am not one that celebrates birthdays, mostly because I feel like they are just another day. But, I had decided to celebrate, but with a twist. I am not the one who is going to get the presents….you are!!!
YESTERDAYS WINNER of the Easton Hoop Earrings (HERE) was Lucy Tillman. I’ll email you soon for your address.
This week I will be having a giveaway each day through Saturday. So, make sure that you sign up for my email subscription, and leave a comment about the topic of the day. Today’s topic is what is the best thing about getting older? I love how we become comfortable in our own skin as we age. I am enjoying retirement or semi-retirement, playing with the grandchildren, and realizing that I can say “NO” when I am overworked or stressed. When I was younger, I thought that I had to do everything for everybody, so I love the freedom to be selfish with my time.
So, to enter, subscribe to my email, and leave a comment telling me what you love about your age. The prize for today is a candle from Southern Bungalow. Southern Bungalow Co. was created from a love for fragrances and all things beautiful for the home. Each Southern Bungalow candle is hand-poured in a reusable statement piece container using an organic and clean-burning coconut wax. Coconut wax is odorless until scented with cosmetic grade fragrances and essential oils.
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11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me, 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.