Out of the mouths of babes. My granddaughter, Emersyn, spent the night with me on New Year’s Eve, and she saw the New Year arrive while I slept. Lol! She did wake me up to tell me that it was after 12 and wished me a Happy New Year, so I didn’t miss seeing it by much. I didn’t start out the New Year in exactly the way that I had wanted though, and it was my fault. No, I didn’t overindulge in the spirits; I simply tried some new hair products that were sent to me.
The products had a scent that bothered me, and I eventually had to wash my hair again to remove the smell. However, the damage had already been done and I woke up with a sinus headache. I started feeling better as the day went on and mentioned that I was glad that my headache was leaving since I couldn’t have my usual headache remedy of a Coke and french fries. Emersyn wanted to know why I couldn’t have that, and I told her that it was because I made a resolution to only drink black coffee and water in January. I also made a resolution to not eat sugary snacks like cakes, pies, candy, or ice cream, so January is not going to be a fun month in the Stephens household.
She cocked her head at me, and I asked her if she knew what a resolution was. She said, “is it like a war or something?” No, that would be a revolution, this is a resolution which is kind of like making a promise that you try to keep. She immediately replied, “oooooh, could I make a resolution?” I told her she could, but we had to figure out what she was going to promise. I named several different things that she could do, and she kept shaking her head no to each suggestion. Finally, I said, “how about you make a resolution to not tell any lies in January?” She looked at me and said, “you know what?” “I’m just a kid, I think I am going to keep having fun, and let you adults do the resolutions!” Dang, to be a kid again. Lol!
Y’all, at least I can still have fun wearing this incredibly soft cashmere-blend sweater. I love the feel of the material against my skin; it makes me feel special. I am getting hooked on all of the cashmere sweaters that are on sale right now and I am starting to get spoiled.
This luxurious feeling sweater is extra cute because of the embroidered cheetahs that adorn the front. I prefer anything that is embroidered over screenprinted, it just looks so much nicer. The sweater has a relaxed fit and the wide ribbing at the hemline, the cuffs, and the neckline are very comfortable and non-binding. I am wearing a size 1 (8-10), and I love the fit since it doesn’t show any of my extra baggage. The sweater is on sale for 50% off, so now is a great time to get this one of a kind sweater.
You might have noticed that I tried two different shoe styles with this outfit. I like adding the same color shoe as my pants so that it elongates my legs. So, I put on these pointy-toe ankle boots from Vince Camuto to see if I liked the look. These boots have a chunky stacked heel that is super stable and easy to walk in. These boots have a unique look with the brown sole and the black upper. The boots run true to size, and I am wearing my usual size 9.
After I tried the ankle boots with the look, I decided to try a dressy pair of shoes. These leopard print pumps have a 2 1/2 inch heel which is a medium-size heel, and fairly easy to walk in. This pair is by Sam Edleman, but they have been sold out for a while. However, there are several that are very similar and they are on sale.
These coated black jeans are stunning! They have a look of leather, the feel of a worn pair of jeans, and style galore. These jeans have a lot of stretchiness, so they don’t feel binding at all. The jeans look great dressed up or down, and I can’t wait until spring rolls around so I can wear these with a white t-shirt. I LOVE the look of black jeans and a white tee! These jeans run true to size and I am wearing my normal size 10 in these.
Chico’s has extended their HUGE Semi-Annual Sale with up to 70% savings. Several items that I’ve already worn are on sale, so I wanted to make sure that you got the “sales alert.” This dress and this coat are both on sale.
These snap hem leggings are on sale.
This faux-leather moto jacket and pants are on sale.
This black utility dress is on sale.
This cream faux-leather moto jacket is on sale.
Shoot, there is so much on sale that it might be easier to tell you what ISN’T on sale. Lol!
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