well, gang, it’s time to roll up my sleeves and get back to work. putting structure back into my life is part of the healing process and helps me deal with my loss. work is the greatest therapy. it keeps me busy, keeps me going and keeps me growing. there are so many good things to share with you in the coming months! many of which mr. style’s guiding hand put into motion which warms my heart and puts a smile on my face.
i wanted to take a moment and say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the love, thoughts, and prayers you’ve showered my family with the past few days. for the past several years there have been many discussions about the negative impact social media has had on society. what with cyberbullying, fomo (fear of missing out), and device addiction. but all of YOU have shown a positive and uplifting side of social media. and i thank you for that. thank you for following along with me on this journey called life. thank you for being there. and many of you will be pleased to know my youngest son is now the steady hand behind the camera. family is everything!
today’s ootd harkens back to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. yes, this mammoth sale is still going strong. all the way through august 5th. this green skirt and striped tee were purchased on my dressing room diaries excursion with my daughter-in-law, kelly. if you missed that post you can read it here. i’m a big fan of having at least one green skirt and pant in my closet. why? because green is a neutral. honestly, it goes with just about everything. and this skirt will easily transition from summer to fall with ease.
today, i’m wearing a simple striped tee with a classic bateau neck, green cargo skirt, gold accessories and sandals. but in the video down below, i switched the gold accessories to brown and wore ballet flats to give you an example of how easy it is to transform your outfit with the aid of accessories. the Patricia Nash handbag (old, similar here and here) available at Macy’s and Dillard’s is the same in both photos and video.
many of you have written asking for affordable beauty products. and i’m listening. two weeks ago i shared a few of my must-have beauty items from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. read that post here. but Walmart has so many affordable goodies that i thought i’d add a few to today’s post.
Olay Regenerist is one of the best moisturizers i’ve used. but Olay offers more than just moisturizers. try their detoxifying facial scrub for a deep clean. or their cleansing infusion facial cleanser for everyday use. Neutrogena is a solid beauty brand that i trust. i couldn’t live without Neutrogena Cleansing Wipes. but i’m eager to try their Sheer Lip Smooch available in four shades. of course, i’m going for the wink and wave‘cuz it’s pink! Cetaphil can’t be beaten when it comes to sensitive skin. try their cleanser and lotion for a one-two punch. for a daily body lotion, i use Cetaphil Daily Hydration Lotion.
i’ve had good luck with e.l.f Cosmetics. i religiously clean my makeup brushes with e.l.f. daily brush cleanser. if you are looking for an affordable brush set e.l.f. offers an 8 piece brush set for $17. now that’s a bargain! Revlon is a brand that harkens back to my youth. and i still love them just as much today. i can always count on Revlon for affordable lipsticks. one of my favorites is Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick. but i also like their Colorburst Balm Stain. if you like pink then try sweetheart. don’t forget Revlon has affordable foundations too. try Revlon Photoready Airbrush Effect or Revlon Age Defying Firming Lifting Makeup. last but not least, don’t leave home without mascara. and i’ve used Revlon Volumizing Mascara for years. it works!
now for some real fun! today, we’re introducing a new feature on the blog and YouTube. it’s called fashion flash. it’s a short sixty-second video that shows today’s ootd in motion! they say a picture’s worth a thousand words but a video is worth even more. let me know what you think.
makeup in the video: Dior Forever foundation, Nars Orgasm blush, Marc Jacobs glow stick. eye makeup: Urban Decay Rockstar, Urban Decay Backfire, Urban Decay Rockstar 24/7 glide-on eye pencil, Two Faced Better than Sex Mascara, Benefits 4.5 brow pencil. lipstick: Chanel La Fascinate.
happy wednesday, gang! time to put a smile on someone’s face, including yours.