Friday, February 17, 2017

Its time for FASHION FRIDAY!!!

*I received this skirt at no cost for this review. All opinions stated are my own. I will be compensated by Cents of Style for any purchases made by clicking through my links.

Floral Skirts Are Here!!!

Its mid February which means that Spring is right around the corner. Bright colors and breezy comfortable materials are just begging to be worn again. I always feel a little more feminine during the Spring and Summer seasons. I love being outside in the warm sun when the days are longer. Spring is the start of wedding season as well so its never too early to stock up on those party essentials! 

I love this Ayden English Garden Skirt by Cents of Style. The material is soft and supple against my skin and the floral pattern is gorgeous. I was actually surprised at how comfortable it is. I am going to get a few more in different colors to dress up my wardrobe. 

This one is a cream background with lovely pink roses and green leaves. I, being a larger girl, have always been told not to do patterns because they make you look larger. Well in my later years I have decided the hell with it! If I want to wear florals, or polka dots, or stripes who is going to stop me! This skirt has so many colors in it that it is easy to pair with almost any color top.It is flexible as well because you can dress it up, or down for any occasion. 

I decided to pair it with a short sleeved black top, my cowboy hat, sunglasses and my clogs. I love this look so much that it is now going to be the look I wear at my niece's baby shower next month. It is not too fitting which I don't care for, but fitted enough that I don't look like I am wearing a potato sack around my waist. 

I have a pair of black stiletto's that I could pair with it and a nice sequined top or a cami to make it a more formal outfit for a night on the town with the hubby. There are just so many different ways to wear this skirt. 
You can get these skirts right now at only $19.95 and FREE SHIPPING if you use the code FLORALSTORY  but this deal isn't going to last long. The promo only runs through 2/17 through 2/19 so you need to act pretty quickly or the price will jump back up. 
 

Friday, January 27, 2017

What Is The Sweetest Valentine Gift?

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 We're already halfway through January, which means another favorite holiday is just around the corner. That's right! Love is in the air and Valentine's Day is only a month away! You know what makes a fun alternative to red roses and teddy bears? Candy Club!

Not only does Candy Club offer gift subscriptions for your favorite people, we also have four super fun Valentine's Day-themed candies on our site that you can order now through February 7th!

These delicious treats - labeled "Sentimental Sweets" on our website - make a cute and festive addition to any candy delivery. Check them out at https://www.candyclub.com/candies

Here are just a few of the goodies they have to offer. Is your mouth watering yet?





Does Your Cents of Style Need A Makeover?

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Accessories are the finishing touch to any outfit. They can take your outfit from the office to a date night, or your carpool clothes to dinner with the girls. Sassy shoes can up your confidence, and the right necklace can remind you just how great you look. When you look good, you feel good. When you feel good, you can do good. With our accessories blowout this weekend, we're making it as affordable as possible to pull all those outfits together with your personal style. Look good, feel confident, and do all the good things.

You  don't want to miss this deal! We only do our 50% off the lowest clearance pricing sale 2 times a year. With shoes, scarves & jewelry starting under $5 shipped, it is a can't miss event!

 
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Exciting new fashions from ModCloth!

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ModCloth’s Valentine’s Day styles are waiting to ‘sweet’ you off your feet! Explore their Sweetheart Shop where you’ll find gifts for your bestie, your boo, and something for you, too. From adorable decor to glamorous garb, there’s plenty of reason to fall head over heels at ModCloth.


 

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Friday, January 20, 2017

You are enough!

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These words are very important to me "You Are Enough". I haven't always felt that way, or free to believe them.

I was a child of an alcoholic father, who grew up and married an abusive alcoholic. Pretty vicious cycle isn't it? I couldn't wait to get out of the house and dreamed of the whole white picket fence happily ever after thing. It just didn't pan out that way. I eventually, after 25 years of pain, got the strength to get out and a whole new world of discovery opened up for me.

I AM ENOUGH!
All my life, from as far back as I can remember, I have never felt good enough. I think I blamed myself for my dad's drinking and later my now ex husband's. If I were a better daughter or if I had been a better wife, maybe things would be different. I know now that isn't the truth but for years I blamed myself for their addictions and thought I wasn't enough. 

I also suffer from self esteem issues probably because of the abuse and violence I went through. Being a bigger gal, I often feel people are judging me because of my size. I walk into rooms and immediately look around to see if I am the largest one in the room or if there are other overweight people there too. I am afraid I am not good enough at work and when I am called into the office for something the first thing out of my mouth is "Did I do something wrong?". 

I have been working on these issues and find myself getting better every day. I realize now that I am more than enough for anyone and if you don't think so, tough beans. I am smart, pretty, and a strong independent woman. I AM ENOUGH!

This shirt from Cents of Style really spoke to me. It embodies everything I have been through in my life and I feel powerful when I am wearing it. No one can take away the power of me being enough unless I allow it. I have decided I will never allow it to be taken from me again.

You can get your own inspirational t-shirt from Cents of Style and right now they are on sale.
 Find the one that speaks to you and empowers you! Whether its BE true, be happy, Perfectly Imperfect (another I LOVE) or any of the other inspirational shirts they offer. Right now you can get 50% off the lowest marked price + FREE SHIPPING! Just use the code INSPIRE17
The code is valid 1/20 through 1/22. Click on any of the photos to take you to Cents of Style!
Just click on this link : Inspirational Graphic T-Shirts for 50% Off 
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Time Keeps on Slippin Into The Future

So, next week is my birthday again! This year I am hitting the double nickle mark, or 55. In some places I will be considered a senior citizen. Its funny because I don't feel any older you know? In my head I am still the 21 year old that I was all those years ago. The reality is I am not.

When I was young, back in the 60's and early 70's they were running rockets to the moon. I remember being so excited to be able to watch the rocket launches on TV when they broadcast from Cape Canaveral.I remember seeing the Lunar Rover driving around on the moon's surface and Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon. All important things in history.

I also semi remember Robert Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King's assassinations. Patricia Nixon's wedding was another memory I can share. We didn't have computers, phones were wired into the wall, we carried boomboxes with cassette players and we recorded music off the radio. The Jackson 5 and The Osmond's were popular as well as Barbie dolls, Hot Wheels, Spirograph's, Pee Chee folders, and those four way different colored Bic pens.

In high school we listened to the end of disco, and we took classes like typing, accounting where we did a balance sheet with paper and pen, and short hand. Does anyone take shorthand anymore? We learned how to tell time, how to count change back, worked math with pencil and paper, and there were no calculators or computers. If you had to do a report you used the encyclopedias or read books to find your subject matter.

In a lot of ways our lives were simpler in those days. There was no cyber bullying or school shootings. We didn't worry about meth addiction or crack cocaine either. We played outdoors until it was dark and we took the streetcar or bus anywhere we needed to go without worrying. Kidnappers were around, I am sure but they were few and far between so we didn't have that fear, nor did our parents.

I just think back to where I started, and where I am now and I am amazed at how much things have changed. We have improved technologically in leaps and bounds. Science has revolutionized how we survive diseases. We have cars that drive themselves, vacuums that work independently, phones with GPS, and computers that can fit in the palms of our hands.

I guess in getting older, I realize that I have survived a lot but witnessed a great deal as well. The road in front of me isn't as long as the one that I have traveled and that is a sobering thought. We all want to live forever and no one wants to think of their demise. I am thankful to have made it this far in life when many of my friends did not. I am grateful to be able to see my children grow up and now my grandchildren start their lives. At one time I was part of the younger generation, I have now graduated to the oldest ones.

So, happy birthday to me on January 25th. I've come a long way and I have the battle scars to prove it. 55 is old, but not ancient and I still got a lot of living left to do.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Another Great Read from Book Of The Month!!


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January's Exclusive Book of the Month
BOTM's January book selection, Lucky You by Erika Carter is an exclusive title available only for Book of the Month members—the rest of the world has to wait till March!

Described by critics as "dark and funny", "an utterly captivating novel", and "surprising and somehow deeply familiar", it tells the story about three young women as they try to navigate the dark and complicated issues of life.
Free Gift in All January Shipments
In addition to one of the January selections, BOTM members will receive a free gift in their shipments this month - Gillian Flynn's book, The Grownup. Flynn's Edgar Award-winning homage to the classic ghost story, will be included with your book shipment.

Along with Flynn's The Grownup, BOTM members can purchase selections from BOTM's other favorites, including another Gillian Flynn book, Dark Places. With it's intriguing characters, crazy plot twists, shocks and horrors, this book is a must read for both old and new Gillian Flynn fans.


For more Gillian Flynn, you should check out BOTM's Q & A with Gillian Flynn: