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superbowlSo let me first start of by saying I am in no way shape or form an expert on anything football related. I do however, enjoy the energy that surrounds a good football game particularly when it comes to the  game of all games aka the Superbowl !!

My favorite part of it all  (after the wings) would have to be, the commercials.  Every year the best of the best look for ways to influence their target market’s (or their kids ala #JustinBieber) interest in their product. The formula usually goes like this…

Trend + talent + most watched commercial space = what “SHOULD” be a win for anyone looking to sell product.

But how often does it work?  Do you find that your more than likely to buy the product AFTER seeing the commercial during the Superbowl? This year’s Honda commercial  (with the talking yearbook pics) really resonated with me message-wise (#inspiration).

Considering there’s a new driver in my home and I’m in the market to buy…my interest is officially piqued!

What about any of my readers. What commercial left a buying impression on you? Did the half-time performance do anything for you?

Let me know!

 

 

If your like me, you’re about one purchase away from developing a hoarding addiction. Seriously, I swear I try to make use for everything in my home, so when I saw this I thought…..brilliant!

Let’s begin…..

Have you ever purchased one of these?

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I know I have but when I’ve used all the c.d’s I’m usually left with this.

1Of course the borderline packrat in me says “I can use this for something”

Then it hit me.

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My sewing machine! For months I’ve now I’ve found myself frustrated with the fact that the typical sewing spool just doesn’t seem to last through my many sewing projects and I couldn’t figure out how to remedy that until now!

In 3 easy steps here’s what you need….

1) Empty CD thingy (I believe it’s called a spindle)

2) A tall spool of thread (your choice of colour)

3) Your sewing machine (I’m pretty sure this works with all brands)

Step 1

Place your spool of thread on the empty CD spindle.

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Step 2

Position your spindle (with your thread on it) where you want. I put mine on top of my sewing case.

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Step 3

Thread your machine as normal 3

…..sew as normal and let the efficiency begin!

Pocket friendly, cost-effective and you’ve saved yourself time with your projects (eliminating delays having to re-thread your machine)!!!

Perfect right?!!!

Happy Sewing!

It’s interesting how life inspires creativity, I’m sitting here watching this Teen Beach movie with my niece and of course I’m mentally transported to the fashion in the 60’s.

Wait did this girl just pull a Kleenex out her bra to give to her crying “bro”?

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Yep, she sure did.

Anyway, it’s a fun little movie and it reminded me of how simple fashion was. In a time when so much emphasis is place on extra low, tight and revealing, I remember a time when it was cool (or trendy) to wear shirts without darts, pants you didn’t have to constantly tug on and dresses with absolutely no peek-a-boo factor. Don’t misunderstand me, the clothes were still adorable and men and women were still beautiful, there just (I don’t know) seemed to be more of an effortless beauty during that time than there is today.

I miss that.

Get it?!?

Check out the movie when you can I enjoyed it and you will too.

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It’s probably the only thing more challenging than trucking  through the snow.  Buying snow tires, purchasing thermal underwear, chopping extra wood… many of us do our best to prepare for the fluffy goodness that is snow. Anticipating everything that could possibly go wrong so that we aren’t caught off guard is something many of us have learned over time right?

Then why is it every year almost all of us are disappointed when we find that perfect boot, ( you know the one that goes perfectly with that beautiful coat-scarf-hat combo you couldn’t wait to pull out of your closet ) ONLY to realize it absolutely, positively, WILL NOT fit around your calves!!! I mean, designers make shoes in a variety of colors, sizes and styles why don’t they consider “hey since our customers ALSO come in a variety of sizes, why not accommodate them as well”??

Too much like right I guess……

The good news is,  after a little finagling, I was able to find a couple of spots that offered a “wider” yet incredibly stylish selection of footwear that was just perfect for this years wintery season.

I found the cutest boot at Shoe Carnival. The brand was called NorthSide LTD . If you go online you will see the black and gray ones I went in the store and found a cute tan colored pair.  They have a padded collar with faux fur trim with just enough Nordic knit fabric to accent. Perfect for the snow, I can’t wait to pull these bad baby’s out.

My next stop was Rue 21 and while their selection of calf-friendly footwear was a little scarce, I did manage to find a gem in the middle of their incredibly huge selection of boots I personally couldn’t squeeze my grown a** calves in. Identified as a “Double Buckle Quilted Boot” this pair has a zipper on each side (one for decoration, the other for practicality) and had just the right amount of charm to convince me to add it to my closet. I believe you can find these on their website too.

Finally, I hit up my local Payless shoe store an found a simple almost knee length riding boot that will work out just fine for me!! Despite all the slack the store gets, they can always be counted on to offer the special sizes for those of us who are well…..special! LOL

And that’s just fine by me !!!

Happy shopping Winteresses!!  Large calves rule !!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Well it’s been a few seasons hasn’t it?  When momma Gump said “Life was like a box of chocolates, you never know what your gonna get”…she had no idea! One thing is for sure, I sure did miss you guys!!

Enough of that.

Who’s ready for Winter? Not me!  Nonetheless it sure is coming so we might as well go with the flow, stock up on the thermals and get to steppin’!!

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See ya soon!!

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Staying current with what’s trending, and I can’t help but notice the fascination with wearing see-through garments. Showing a little skin here a little skin there, fashionistas all over the world subscribe to the DARE TO BARE mentality and are showing off some of their greatest assets. Obviously sexy, but managing the art of “keeping ’em guessing”, the ones that stand out in particular would have to be Beyonce in Roberto Cavalli,Image

Paris Hilton in Albert Andrada

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and Beyonce again in Project Runway alumni Michael Costello

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Even Adrienne Bailon  got in on the action (also wearing Micheal Costello @MCCOSTELLO31)

AdrienneBailon slipped into a MCCOSTELLO31 white lace gown for the Effy Jewelry 35th Anniversary Party. Hot! or Hmm...

 

 

 

 

 

 

All  in all, the “peek-a-boo” was all the rage on the red carpet and as you can see when done right in all the right places, it’s vastly becoming a favorite trend of mine to watch!

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That’s the million dollar question! Picture this, a beautiful lady walking down the street wearing a pair of super cute knee-high boots, a nice denim jean, a pair of warm gloves, ear muffs, a set of cute dangley earrings, a nice turtleneck and………..a very fly but crop wasted jacket!

Now picture her walking in THE BLIZZARD FROM HELL!!!!

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Exactly!

Every year we see this, and every year somebody struggles with the decision to look super cute or be appropriately warm. At the end of the day the decision solely rests at the feet of the wearer but for the sake of all that is healthy (especially if you have no HEALTH insurance) please KNOW you DO NOT have to forgo practicality for style. Designers all over the world, have seen your frostbite, your runny noses and your visits to the free clinic (no, not that one) and since the beginning of time are making outerwear that is both fashionable & weather-friendly.

Here’s a few options:

  • Boyfriend coat- which glides over your waist and hips and can be any length. Image
  • Wrap Coat- Similar to the wrap dress, this too will especially compliment the curvaceous.
  • Cape – This one is probably my favorite simply because if feeds my super woman complex.(shhhhh)
  • Parka- This woman is the traditional choice because it’s usually lined with some sort of down.Image
  • Pea or Military coat- Double breasted and usually hip length, this is a cute look for the person with a classic style.
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    With all those options for you to pick from, I’m 100% positive your ready to set the world on fire with your style choices. Picking one that compliments your figure, your pockets and your body temperature can not only be practical but exciting & fun.

 

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