Finding Pleasure In A Fit and Flare Dress

I am currently reading a book called The French Beauty Solution by Mathilde Thomas, the founder of Caudalie, an international skincare company that uses natural ingredients. I’ve always been fascinated by the legendary beauty of French women. Catherine Deneuve, Brigitte Bardot, and Juliette Binoche continue to look beautiful even as they have aged. In the beginning of the book, Ms. Thomas talks about the Pleasure Principle and says it means “your beauty routine should make you feel good at the same time it makes you look good.” She continues on to say that the Pleasure Principle “is about looking good and feeling good for your own sake – not because it’s trendy or to impress other people.”

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Adding Layers With A Denim Vest

When I first met my husband, “gardener” is not a word I would have used to describe him. Ever. To me, he was a city slicker with an affinity for the same cocktail, same local restaurants, and a love of celebrating anything and everything, He was definitely not someone who wanted to get dirt under his fingernails. Or so I thought. His garden has now taken over a good piece of our backyard and we enjoy fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and many other vegetables all summer long. This hidden layer beneath my husband’s urban exterior is a welcome surprise to me and adds another unique dimension to his personality. Continue reading “Adding Layers With A Denim Vest”

A Polka Dot Dress Can Be A Fun Addition To Your Closet

Our dog, Harper, tried running away this weekend and we were terrified. Luckily, she didn’t get far, thanks to some strangers who helped to catch her. I guess if I had a bunch of strangers running at me yelling and trying to grab me, I’d run away, too. We are just happy that Harper was not successful in her escape attempt.

One thing I’ll never run away from are polka dots, especially a polka dot dress. I love the sheath style of this dress! It’s figure skimming, but not low cut, too high or too tight.

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White Fringe Dress for Summer

Welcome to my very first post! I’m a little excited, a little terrified since I’ve never done anything like this before. So I hope you’ll bear with me as I make my way through this. Let me tell you right off the bat that I tend to be a perfectionist. I want everything to look just right, in the best light, with the best story, etc. Well, when I first saw these pictures, I thought Oh no, we can’t use these! They’re too dark, my hair is frizzy, my dress is baggy, I need to work on my smile, yada, yada, yada. I was ready to take another set, but after mulling over it a bit, I figured that this blog is about my real life, which is far from perfect, but which still makes me very happy because of my husband, my sons, and everyone else who touches my life. I’m not a model with a fancy photographer; I’m a woman who is proud of the lines, bumps, bruises and everything else that has made me who I am. I believe in lifting people up through positivity and I hope that maybe a story on this blog, or an outfit or whatever else comes through here will do that for someone, some day. So there you have it! Please be patient as I try to figure out the blogosphere, my camera, bokeh and everything else. It’s not going to be perfect, but I hope that we will have fun together! Continue reading “White Fringe Dress for Summer”