On my way to Nashville, we stopped and got a bite to eat. When I was paying for my order, the lady behind the counter said, “I love you shirt!” I had to look down to see what I was wearing because I had forgotten. Anyway, it was a shirt that I have that says, “empowered women empower women.” I love that shirt and that quote almost as much as I do this one: Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.
I was raised where the kids eat first, then the men, then, finally the women. I was raised to cook the food, set the food on the table, and then clear away everything. I was raised to play the supportive wife role to my husband, and to make sure that his life runs smoothly. Am I the only one, or is there anyone else out there who was raised the same way? But, I look at my daughter and granddaughter, and I want more for them. I want them to have a loving husband and family, but I also want them to have some independence and an identity of their own. I don’t want them having to ask for money or for permission to buy something that they want. I want them to be in a partnership with their spouse, and I want them paid the same as anyone else who does the same job. Things have changed since the time that I was raised. Things have even changed since I was raising my daughter. I am grateful that Joe believed in instilling strong and independent qualities in our daughter, and I am thrilled to see that my granddaughter is being raised in the same way. Strong women will stand up for themselves and help the ones who are weak.
This munchkin came over the other day as they were leaving to grab some Hibachi. She wanted to show me that she was wearing an outfit that I had bought her the weekend before. I was already set up and taking pictures, so she immediately wanted some photos of herself. Look at the cute sequined leopard print top that I bought her. It was really soft, and she loved the flip-sequin design. Here is the link to the top. The snap-front corduroy skirt that she is wearing is adorable on her. They had very limited sizes in the store, and I don’t see much more on the website. This button/snap style skirt is trendy right now. Here is the link to the skirt. The cute ankle boots are what thrilled her the most about this outfit. You should have seen her strut when she put them on. She thought they were “high-heels” and she told us that she was no longer a child since she was wearing these boots. Lol! If you have a granddaughter that would love them also, here is the link.
When I saw Emersyn’s outfit, I went inside and put on a new skirt that I had bought so that we could be twins. She was super excited for us to match, although she proclaimed her outfit to be the cutest. I have to agree with her on that. Lol! I have on the same neutral sweater that I have worn in these posts. here, here, and here. The great thing about a capsule wardrobe is that you know exactly what you have to wear, the bad thing is that you get sick of wearing it over and over again. Are you sick of seeing the same items, or are you enjoying seeing them in different ways? Here is the link to this gorgeous top, but since it has been on sale for a while, there are very limited sizes.
This reminds me of the “who wore it better” articles that I have seen in fashion magazines. Lol! My snap-front corduroy skirt is from Cato Fashions. I bought it a couple of weeks ago, but I hadn’t worn it yet. I was thinking of wearing it with tights or leggings, but my girlie wanted me to match her today. Here is the link to the skirt, and for those who can’t get Cato to ship to your state, here are a few other options below for you to look at. My shoes are an older pair from Old Navy that I have had for a while. I love this fawn-like color, and these are very comfortable for a shoe with a heel. These are not very expensive either, especially since they are on sale. You can purchase these for 30.00! Here is the link.
I think that I might have to get Emersyn to show me some poses. Lol! She looks like a natural here.
My daughter took the photo below of her and me while we were in Nashville. We had gone out to eat after the GALA, and she wanted a picture of the two of us together. This is what she posted on Facebook, “All glammed up from the Rodan+Fields Gala! Showcasing my InstaGLAM Business Partner, Biggest Supporter + Mother! She gave me this business almost 3 years ago for my birthday, and it’s been incredible! From Products, Community, Support, Gifts, and Trips; it’s the gift that never stops giving! I love my freedom and working with my Mom! It’s brought us closer than ever before!!”
I swear that I about cried when I read her post. It has been incredible having her with me in this business and getting to travel with her. She sees the opportunity and has told me over and over again that she is so happy that I gifted her a business of her very own. I have no idea, (and still don’t,) what she would choose to do with this gift. But, I think that she has decided to become her own boss for a while instead of getting a 9-to-5 job. This business is not for everyone, but it is something that anyone could try. Interested, or know someone who would be good at this business? Send me a message to [email protected]
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