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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Why I Wear Glitter Shoes





When November arrives I always begin to pull out my glitter heels. Some people have given me a hard time in the past for wearing them. I don't know why but they do.

I think it is because they associate glitter heels with Christmas only. You are only allowed to wear them on Christmas Day and to parties only. Well, if you have not learned something about me yet then you will learn that I am not going to bow to what people believe that I should do.

I start to wear my glitter heels the second week of November like clock work every year. I love some of the reactions that I get from the little girls. Ohhhh, they love it! Especially when I am standing in line, they just smile at me. It is the best!





For the most part, women just stare at them and you can see a slight smile or glimmer in their eyes when I walk by. 







If you have a pair of glitter heels WEAR THEM! I wear mine to the office with a nice blouse, skirt and maybe a brooch or some pearls. You can make them really chic with the right outfit. 






Here is my collection so far. All of them are comfortable and most of them are from Payless!! I paid under $40 for each pair. 

I just want to encourage people to wear what you have and stop worrying about people. The truth is they are going to talk about you anyway. So just continue with your life and be elegant!



If you wish to read my past post about glitter heels, see here and here. Enjoy!






(photos via Pinterest and Mrs. Shockley)





Monday, November 27, 2017

Plans for the Holidays ~ 2017





My favorite time of the year is upon us and also my busy time. But it is always a joy scheduling my yearly holiday to-do's on my calendar. I look forward to putting up all my Christmas trees, picking up my poinsettias from Costco, booking my lunch at the Ayres Tea Room, going to the ballet with my daughter to see the Nutcracker and buying beautiful Christmas sweaters and accessories for the season. It is always a good time of the year....



To see previous post about my trees, read it here.






My new blue and white ornaments on my white Christmas tree.

See here to read about those. 







My poinsettia from Costco last year! Love!!!



See my post last year about it.





The Ayres Tea Room 


See my blog post here about that.






My daughter and I at the ballet to see the Nutcracker.

Read my post here about that. 








My glitter sweater and shoes from last year. I have found some new goodies for this season!
I will share those soon.

To read this blog post from last year click here.



If any of you have some yearly Christmas plans that you would like to share I would love to hear them. Just comment below.








(photos via Mrs. Shockley)



Friday, November 17, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving












Well, another year has came and is passing. I can't believe that Thanksgiving is next week and Christmas is next month! My goodness! I still have to get my last items on my Thanksgiving list and my Christmas shopping is almost done! Just a few more gift cards and that is all.


I will be taking next week off to get ready for Thanksgiving. I hope to be back the following week with some shopping goodies and to talk about a new book I am reading. I hope you all enjoy your holiday and enjoy our families!


Happy Thanksgiving!!!

















(photos via Pinterest)






Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Simple Glamour at Banana Republic





It's that time..... I think we all know it. You either love it or hate it. The Holidays.... for me I love it especially since it is sweater season. Love all of the posh sweaters that are surfacing this year. I stopped by Banana Republic to see what goodies were out this season and found a few that were very nice.






















This was so lovely in person!



















They are sold out of my size already. Darn! 










Great Christmas gift for that young woman you know....









I saw this in person and loved it!






I wanted to go back and have another peek. There were a few things that I wanted to get pictures of but we will see. I hope that you enjoy some of these ideas. 






(photos via Mrs. Shockley and Google)










Monday, November 13, 2017

Elegant Antiquing at Midland




This past Friday was Veterans Day and our office had the day off. Thank you to all the veterans who have served this country! I do appreciate your service! My husband served in the military for about 8 years so I do understand some of the hardships that come with it.

With the day off my daughter at school and my husband working, I decided to take the day and go antiquing and finish up my Christmas shopping. One of the ladies that I volunteer with at Dress for Success told me about this wonderful antique store. But what I did not know was how big it was!


It was massive and quite extraordinary. One of the best antique stores I have seen....




Beautiful vintage rugs everywhere...






Pretty vases for great prices! This one was only $28 and hand-painted!






Large blue and white urns






Of course exquisite china!






Vintage gold door knocker. Gosh, I still want this! Look at the price!

UPDATE: I went back and purchased it! Yeah me!











These were extraordinary. Only $265 for the pair!






Love vintage screens!












 This piece was so substantial. I could see it in my home!






Art was everywhere....






Love the gilded mirror and toparies....







Chinoiserie inspired screens 







































Loved this buffet....











Hitchcock Round Pedestal Table











Color rich pillows....



















There were two of these....











Adore this blue and white lamp. Only $52!






I want this at the end of our bed....



















Vintage chandeliers everywhere....






















Details, details....
















I left with this vase. It was only $15 and hand-painted. I am going to take it to the office. 



I really enjoyed this place and will be going back to visit soon. If you wish to visit their website you may see it here. It was a great day off!!!






Here is my small video of the chandeliers.









(photos via Mrs. Shockley)