Green peplum off shoulder top

It’s been weeks, ya’ll. Weeks since I’ve posted anything on here. My desktop computer crashed and I ordered a hard drive and then started the process of recovering it so I can use photos, ect on my lap top. But, I’m back. I’m sure you all missed me!

Green off shoulder top, white zip up sweater + jeans & pink Kate Spade New York handbag

On to the fashion. From a few weeks ago. Moving into spring in a green off shoulder peplum top with a fun twisted chain detail at the top and super soft stretchy jeans. I found these at Goodwill. Meant to use them as a project to cut off and fray the hem, but I liked them so much just they way they were that I didn’t want to cut them and fray the hem. Instead, I have a pair with a broken side zipper I decided to cut the side zippers off and fray those along the edge. Re-purposing the old and enjoying the new ones!

Green off shoulder top, white zip up sweater + jeans & pink Kate Spade New York handbag

The top is old, end of season off the clearance racks at Kohl’s. Can’t remember what I paid for it, but I tend to shop there with $5 or $10 off coupons + a discount percentage off, so I get things for a super good deal off the clearance racks. Yep.That’s how I roll. Trying to make clearance rack clothing even cheaper. Ha.

Green off shoulder top + jeans, blue velvet sneakers & pink Kate Spade New York handbag

The blue velvet shoes were on clearance at Ross, not sure where the white sweater jacket came from. I believe someone gave it to me. Kate Spade New York handbag was a gift from Kate Spade New York last year, because they are awesome. Or because I am. Not sure which. Hmmm. Hahaha.

Green off shoulder top + jeans, blue velvet sneakers & pink Kate Spade New York handbag Green off shoulder top + jeans, blue velvet sneakers & pink Kate Spade New York handbag Green off shoulder top + jeans, blue velvet sneakers & pink Kate Spade New York handbag Green off shoulder top + jeans, blue velvet sneakers & pink Kate Spade New York handbag

Green off shoulder top + jeans, blue velvet sneakers & pink Kate Spade New York handbag

Green off shoulder top + jeans, blue velvet sneakers & pink Kate Spade New York handbag

Green off shoulder top + jeans, blue velvet sneakers & pink Kate Spade New York handbag

In the meantime, my mom finished up her radiation treatments in early March and will get her next cat scan in early May. She gets two months off for good behavior, or some such thing, in between. (Radiation is pretty hard on your body, so she is given 8 weeks off to recuperate.) Keep her in your prayers as she’s still battling this awful disease called cancer.

Recently, I decided to buy some R-Alpha Lipoic Acid because a friend sent me an article about it healing up nerves and nephropathy, kidney’s, livers and even cancer. I think the article was sent to me regarding my moms cancer, but as I was reading it helps heal nerves and I have a sciatic nerve problem, I decided to give it a go for myself and be the guinea pig for anyone else among my family or friends in need of healing. I’ll update you at some point down the road so you can find out if it worked. I am taking it with a B-complex as it said it could deplete your vitamin B levels. Fingers crossed that I can be healed of my sciatic nerve pain rather than taking Amitriptyline to relax my nerves for the rest of my days…

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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How to add a touch of shimmer to your everyday holiday looks

The holidays are coming. Which means now is your time to shimmer and shine. Or sparkle. Or glow. Whichever you prefer. So how do you add that holiday sparkle to your every day looks without looking like you’re heading to an evening holiday party?

 

Red ruffled cropped cardigan, sparkle tank top, brown leggings, brown fur lined boots, black and white Betsey Johnson purse + silver feather earrings

 

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Red ruffled cropped cardigan, sparkle tank top, brown leggings, brown fur lined boots, black and white Betsey Johnson purse + silver feather earrings

Red ruffled cropped cardigan, sparkle tank top, brown leggings, brown fur lined boots, black and white Betsey Johnson purse + silver feather earrings

Red ruffled cropped cardigan, sparkle tank top, brown leggings, brown fur lined boots, black and white Betsey Johnson purse + silver feather earrings

Red ruffled cropped cardigan, sparkle tank top, brown leggings, brown fur lined boots, black and white Betsey Johnson purse + silver feather earrings

Red ruffled cropped cardigan, sparkle tank top, brown leggings, brown fur lined boots, black and white Betsey Johnson purse + silver feather earrings

Red ruffled cropped cardigan, sparkle tank top, brown leggings, brown fur lined boots, black and white Betsey Johnson purse + silver feather earrings

Red ruffled cropped cardigan, sparkle tank top, brown leggings, brown fur lined boots, black and white Betsey Johnson purse, + silver feather earrings

Red ruffled cropped cardigan, sparkle tank top, brown leggings, brown fur lined boots, black and white Betsey Johnson purse + silver feather earrings

Red ruffled cropped cardigan, sparkle tank top, brown leggings, brown fur lined boots, black and white Betsey Johnson purse, black cat eye sunglasses + silver feather earrings

 

Without sounding like I’m stating the obvious, add shiny jewelry.

Add a sparkling top with a bit of silver or gold threading in it to add that touch of shimmer to your look.

A touch of sequins will always do the trick!

Sparkle leggings or tights are a good option with an otherwise un-sparkly outfit. Added benefit, they’ll keep your legs warm if you’re wearing a dress or skirt.

A shimmering body lotion, bath wash or hair gel will also add subtle daylight sparkle in unexpected places.

Glitter accessories like shoes, purses, or belts can add just that touch of sparkle without going overboard into night time party mode.

Couture embellished sneakers or heels can also be a add a bit of zing to a day time outfit.

A reflective / metallic shirt or skirt will add a bit of pizzazz to a daytime office look. Or a dress if you break it up with a non-shiny blazer over top. A blazer or cardigan over the top is also a good way to take your day time holiday look to a night time one for a day when you are heading to a holiday affair right after work. Just ditch the top layer at the party and you’re good to go.

Bonus points for wearing sparkly nail polish.

It’s the holiday season, go ahead and shine!

 

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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