Thursday, June 30, 2011

Overboard...or not?

So I get this notion every now and then that perhaps I've gone a little overboard with my shopping.  I suppose one of the reasons I've been thinking about it lately is because of the tiniest smattering of a certain clothing article I've been buying recently.  First let me preface my "confession," with the following statements:

1.  I'm tall.
2.  I am limited in length of clothing articles.
3.  When certain favored clothing pieces come in style, I must buy.
4.  When certain favored clothing pieces are in store in multiple styles...I must buy.
5.  I must buy every one I see that I like.
6.  I must haunt all other stores in search of similar articles of clothing before they run out.

The object(s) of my affection...MAXI DRESSES!!!


Thursday, June 23, 2011


What is with sizing these days?  Can the clothing companies just agree on measurements for clothes that are standard for each size?  I bought this top at  The color, called peacock blue, caught my eye along with the way it draped on the model.  It's kind of a slub tshirt material with dolman sleeves that drapes extremely well.  I know it's made to be oversized, but this was way too big (unless I wear it with a belt - hence the self-tie belt I added to the picture).  After trying it on, I packaged it back up for a return.  In the meantime, another wild sale hit (or else it was just a wild night of shopping for me).  I went ahead and ordered the next size down in the same shirt before it went out of stock.  The original size was so large that I thought maybe I'd have to order 2 sizes down.  I received the new top today and it just barely fits.  There is at least a 4 inch difference in width between the two sizes (and that's 4 inches x2, so really 8 inches total).  It would sure be nice if these sizes were standardized!  But do you know what my dream sizing would be?  For plus size clothing to have a suggested shape, such as fits pear shape or hourglass shape, apple shaped, etc.!  Can you imagine how many less returns there would be?  Okay, okay, I don't suppose that kind of size-shaping will ever happen. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My Review of Bejeweled Fish Stretch Ring

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You'll be sure to receive many compliments about this adorable glitzy fish ring!
  • Metal fish rin...

Great Ring, Larger than looks
By Deebs from Portland, Oregon on 6/21/2011
4out of 5
Pros: Good Quality, Comfortable, Unique
Best Uses: Everyday
Describe Yourself: Practical, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Career, Stylish
Was this a gift?: No
Great ring to brighten up an ordinary outfit! I bought the multi-colored one. I see these odd rings like this on all the style blogs so I've started buying them too! The only thing I didn't like about it is that it's larger than it appears.

Saturday, June 4, 2011


There are many different things that happen as we age.  Skin loses its elasticity and starts looking like crinkled newspapers, breasts (yes, boobs) start to sag and suddenly are laser-pointed towards our toes, and finally, possibly the least of an older woman's problems, is that our hair starts to get coarse and darkens to look eerily like a mud puddle on a dismal day.  While the first two issues are not as easily fixed, the muddy looking hair just might have a chance.  I'm not familiar with coloring or highlighting my hair.  I wouldn't have a clue how to do that, and frankly --- I'd be scared to death that my hair would turn out green or something.  So when I saw a new product by John Frieda I decided to give it a try.  It's a combination of three products; a hair lightening shampoo, lightening conditioner, and a heat activated lightening spray.  I've been using these 3 products for about 3-4 weeks now, and I think my aging hair is looking like California sun-kissed blonde again!  I don't know if it would work for ladies that weren't once-upon-a-time natural blondes, but it sure worked for me!  I'm grateful to John Frieda, plus I'm secretly praying that after using this for a few months, maybe I'll look like I'm 30 again instead of almost 50.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Designer Bandaids!

Just a quick cool item to tell you about.  I bought a new outfit for my grandbaby a few days ago at Old Navy.  Very cute.  I'm waiting in line to pay and you know they have all those doodads designed to tempt you to buy more while you wait to pay.  Well, it worked. Now at the grocery store I would've balked at paying $5 for a tin of bandaids, but not this time! I looked over and there were bandaids in zebra and leopard prints!  So if you want some cute, designer looking bandaids ---- Old Navy is your place to be!!!