Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Bermuda Shorts & Button Ups

 I said I wasn't going to do it.

"Bermuda shorts aren't flattering on me."

Well, once again I've proven to myself that sometimes it's about the cut, make and fit, over the style or trend. And so the story goes while I was out shopping holiday sales with my MIL. We popped into Lucky and quickly found cute tops to try on. However, I was in a dress and would need some bottoms. Of course this is where the Bermuda shorts come into play.  My choices were the shorty shorts or these. I grabbed these with no expectation to like them.

So, welcome to today's post featuring the Bermuda shorts that I wasn't supposed to like, as well as my latest top from H&M. And since my MIL tried on these same short, I thought she should make another guest appearance on the blog.

4th of July Ready
I know we have a while before Independence Day, but since Memorial Day is already behind us we must look ahead, right?
 Cotton Blouse // Shorts (Similar/Similar) // Shoes: Last Season // Navy Earrings (Klae Designs Similar) // Target Slides

Here's a behind the scenes look at my Director and Photographer! 
"You want me to pull my foot up and put my hand over my head?"
"Yeah, just like that."
When my MIL came out dressed in her shorts and a white-collar shirt I had to wear this outfit again, with a couple of changes of course.

We are so glad grandma and grandpa were able to spend Memorial Day weekend with us!

Quick dressing room story.

For precautionary reasons, most stores either skipped a stall or had tape over the dressing rooms. A store attendant would let you in and then clean the room once you exited. Lucky had each room taped off, but an attendant would pick your room and remove the tape. Since my MIL and I came in together she gave us rooms right next to each other.

From there we resumed with our usual dressing room antics. We try something on, come out, and model it in front of the mirror while sharing opinions. It's fun. And so nice. Anyway, during this time a couple entered (it's coed). The gentlemen took a seat outside his partner's room and we went about our business. At one point, I did a quick shuffle to where the shorts were hanging, directly outside the fitting rooms.

When I turned around to sneak back in my room, an elderly gentleman began entering my dressing room. Now picture this, there's a big pile of clothes heaped on the bench, along with my big purse. I'm without shoes and I'm wearing clothes that still belong to the store.

"Excuse me, sir? 
"Sir? That's my... That's my dressing room..."

I look over at the gentleman seated in the chair. He attempted to warn the gentleman but he didn't hear him either. He made a funny face and I started giggling. My mother-in-law peeked her head out of her room with raised eyes.

"Did he just go in your room?", she forcefully whispered in my direction. 

"Your purse is in there!"

There's nothing for me to do, but go in her room and wait. I wasn't worried about my purse. However, I was concerned he might hear my controlled laughter, which was now infectiously spreading to my MIL.

He did come out, but not for long. He had to try on another pair of jeans.

We just giggled more. Eventually he left and I was able to change back into my clothes. This will be another story for the memory bank.  I cherish these days. Not trying to sound melodramatic, but you never know when your last time with someone will be.  And I mean this in the most positive of ways. Laugh more. Let's choose to worry about what others are doing less. How many times did I half-heartedly listen to something my boys were telling me because I was preoccupied with something else that I had NO control over? Argh, I just want to kick myself when I realize this!

With that being said, call, hug, or write someone you love, and let's enjoy some fashion fun. Link up your fashion or beauty posts my dears! And before you go, hop over and read Tuesday's post on the new razor I LOVE!


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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

5 Reasons To Ditch Plastic Razors

Hello! To say that I'm excited about today's post would be an understatement, for currently tucked away in its new home, is the coolest, prettiest razor I've ever owned. It's shiny, feels fabulous in my hands, and is metal! Have you ever considered using a metal razor? Metal from top to bottom? I haven't. Aren't those for guys? Beyond finding a razor made from recycled plastic, I didn't consider other options. 

However, when a friend shared about her personal experience with Leaf Shave, a plastic-free, sustainable shave, I was intrigued. Why? Simply stated, I strongly dislike purchasing costly razor head refills and my husband was past time for another set (I kept forgetting to pick them up!). In addition to refills, I thought about sustainability. However, this friend also mentioned that plastic razor strips were laden with toxins. Toxins, which are more easily absorbed under the arms, where the lymphatic system hangs out, and hot water is opening our pores! This made me think beyond my husband. What about me? 

So I reached out to Leaf Shave and was rewarded with the opportunity to review a razor essential set for him AND for me! I hope you enjoy today's post and will consider other shaving options. For a quick summary of "Five Reasons To Ditch Plastic Razors" scroll to the end. ;) 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Preparing for Spring/Summer Shopping & Link Up

This week's fashion post is a simple throwback to a few looks from last spring and summer. I love to do this before I make any purchases for the new season. Comparing what was trending to what is trending helps me see how I did on purchase decisions. It also helps me get organized and determine if I need to refresh shoes, shorts, etc. With stores beginning to open in our area, I'm prepared for what will feel like an amazing privilege - instore shopping! I love the convenience of shopping online, but I miss the people watching, the soft lighting in the Lucky Brand Store fitting room, and the time alone I get when I shop (no one in my family wants to go along!).
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