Sunday, June 19, 2011

...Look What I Found In My Mom's Closet!

Recently I helped my Mom clean out purge from her wardrobe all the unflattering clothes she has acquired over the years. That meant anything which didn't flatter her pear shape body type or her cool/winter toned skin.

I was merciless. When she hugged the toothpaste colored wool lounge pants to her heart, I solemnly pointed to the "trash" pile with ne'er a word; reminiscent of the Ghost of Christmas Future.

Despite the effort (and time!) that it took, Mom now looks her absolute best all the time, even when doing housework. The colors of her clothing now richly enhance her younger-looking-than-she-is skin, and the crisp, clean cuts of her outfits now proclaim "I embrace my individual style and beauty!" instead of "dumpy housewife" or "I'm desperately trying to look 15." *shudder*

The long and short of it? I chose a couple horrific (though they're not the worst -- GULP!) articles from her ex-closet to post for your amusement. (Don't worry -- Mom gave her approval).

Have fun!

There are giant moose on this sweater. Is there anything else to be said??

I don't care if we're talking about a three-piece suit, no one over 14 should ever, EVER wear ANYTHING with an "American Girl" tag.

No, the cat did not throw up on the carpet. That's my Mom's brown green barf-colored skirt.

Yea. It has zig-zagged metallic ribbon all over it. Yes, my Mom is older than 12.

Ugly, yes. But it doesn't look too bad, until..... look at it up-close. No, Mom does not suffer from a chronic fear of irons. The blouse was made this way.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Results: 2

All righty! I got more votes on this outfit than on the last one, so... YIPPEE! :-)

Here's what y'all think:

33% of you said "Yes! It's so summery!"

66% of you said "I'd wear parts of it."

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Would You Wear It Wednesday!

YES!!! Two weeks in a row I have kept this going!! Hopefully I can keep it up. ;-)

So I was going to upload a design with long sleeves, and then I thought "wait, WHAT??!!" It's the middle of June!

So, I decided on something a little more seasonal.

The girl in this design is traveling royalty, so it's a little extravagant. ;-) Enjoy! Give me your opinion by taking the POLL ---->

I included a couple different shots 'cause none of them came out quite like I wanted them to. I also threw in a black and white one to help those with color issues make a more objective decision. ;-)

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Top Ten Beauty Products: DAY FIVE

Yea, I'm still attempting to do this.

This is the last product that I will yak on about. The rest I will simply list so you will not have to listen to my blab.

Number Five is...

Matrix Biolage Volumathérapie

Say that three times fast.

To make a long, happy story short, I love it for the following reasons:

It is far more affordable than you think, even though it is a salon brand, and very high quality. I got the shampoo and conditioner set for just over twenty dollars, which is barely five dollars more than what I pay for boring drugstore stuff.

And guess what? The Biolage set lasted me over twice as long as my "regular" shampoo. I'm happy, my hair's happy, and my wallet's happy. The world is doing a little dance.
(Heads up: If you are paying less than six dollars per bottle for your shampoo and conditioner, you are not doing your hair a favor. Save your money and invest in something quality, unless you are starving on the streets).

I could actually see and feel the difference it made to my hair. My hair was softer, smoother, and stronger, and had a bit more life to it. (It also smelled good!) It was manageable, which helped make my showers faster. (You know how you have to struggle with tangles when you use the $1.89 conditioner? No more!)

My favorite part, though, was this: It actually helped clear up my skin! I bought the volume by Biolage because of a bad hair job which had flattened it beyond hope. (Never, ever, ever go to "Salon on Main" in PA. But that is a story for another day). However, because of the clarity of the shampoo (it is not thick and creamy like 98% of the shampoos on the market), and the quality of the product, it did not clog my pores so badly. It really helped get rid of irritating forehead acne.

I know I usually post a link to the product at the end of my rants - er - posts. However, I specifically recommend purchasing this set at a local JcPenney Salon. They frequently have sales and good deals without being snooty. 
So, here is a link to find a JcPenney Salon near you! Have fun, and look forward to good hair days forevermore!


And the votes are in!:

50% of you say "Absolutely, I love it!"
50% of you say "If I had the right body type."

For this outfit

Come back next week for "Would You Wear It? Wednesday!"

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Would You Wear It? Wednesday

I designed this outfit. Would YOU wear it? Why or why not? Give me your comments and take the opinion poll! (CLICK the image for a better view).

Saturday, June 4, 2011

I'm bored Bored BORED!!! Suffer the consequences!!!

Sorry, kids. I want to post something new, but I am too lazy (and too busy -- yes, even though I'm bored) to come up with something creative, so all you get is a picture I drew.

Tell me your thoughts on it! (Sorrryyy, it won't let me make it bigger!!!!!) Click to see it FULL-SIZE

P.S. As you can tell from the faded parts of the pic, I never quite finished it. (So yes, I am REALLY cheating by posting a half-baked drawing/sketch....) O_O

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Those Lazy, Crazy, Hazy Days Of Summer

I'll finish the Top Ten, never fear.

But in the meantime, I'm afraid I've been sick. Very sick.

Don't worry, it's actually a very common illness, and can actually affect up to 100% of the population around this time of year.

It's called SUMMERITIS.

I've been struck with a hopeless case.

Which is why, dear readers, I have taken the liberty to diverge from my allegedly daily series of the top ten beauty products to offer you a fantasy of the beachiest kind.

The following pictures illustrate precisely what I would wear if I were going to the beach tomorrow -- and if I had hundreds of dollars to blow on pretty clothes.

This is the "Stoop Sit Hat" from Anthropologie. I love the balance here of Southern Belle and total whimsy.

The "Epoch Blouse" from Anthropologie. This speaks for itself; there is not much to expound upon.

The "Apothecary Skirt" -- (Am I the ONLY one who thinks of Harry Potter when I hear the word 'apothecary?') -- I love how the colors play along so well with the blouse, yet they also clash oh - so - delicately.

Simple. Serviceable. Beautiful. The "Sprinkler Rush Sandals" from Anthropologie.