What I Wore-Fashion for Women Over 40

Happy Hump Day! I’m sharing some fashion for women over 40 and my new obsession with Stella & Dot.

I blame my obsession on Shaeffer from Pinterest Told Me To. You’ve been to her blog, right? I can hardly keep up with all of her cute outfits!

I saw this picture of her neutral blazer and the gold necklace. At that moment, I felt like angels surrounded me singing the Hallelujah Chorus!

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Why? Because that necklace was exactly what I had been looking for! It was pretty and unique and it can be worn with half of my wardrobe.

Soooooo, I copied her necklace. I guess I could call it, Shaeffer Told Me To. :-)   Anyway, I’m giddy over it, it doesn’t take much does it?

I recently received this crew neck layered sweater from Stitch Fix and the gold necklace was just what it needed.

What I Wore-Fashion for Women Over 40
Crew neck sweater-Stitch Fix//Ankle jeans-Ralph Lauren, TJ Maxx//Kimberly Necklace-Stella & Dot//Golden toe flats-Zappos, similar here

Do you remember a few weeks ago, I hosted a Matilda Jane party? This is the top and tank top I ordered. I love it!

What I Wore-Fashion for Women Over 40
Top-Matilda Jane//Tank top-Matilda Jane//Linden Necklace-Stella & Dot//Skinny Jeans-Banana Republic//Ballet flats-Gap

I love when something is packaged pretty. This is how each piece of Matilda Jane clothing is packaged. Isn’t that adorable?

What I Wore-Fashion for Women Over 40

Here’s the top up close. I love the detail on the sleeves.

What I Wore-Fashion for Women Over 40

 So a couple of random things I’ll share with you~~

  • I am waaay overdo for a cut and color. I will be getting it done asap.
  • I took these pictures after I had my eyes dilated at my eye appointment. I couldn’t see well but I managed to get some pictures, blurry eyed and all.
  • I did find out my eyes are worse than they were last year. Woo hoo! I’m trying to wear contacts AGAIN, we’ll see!

Have you ever had your eyes dilated? It’s a weird feeling isn’t it?

Beauty For the Heart~~Who is Jesus? He is the captive’s ransom. He is the breath of life. He is the centerpiece of civilization. He stands in the solitude of Himself. He is august and He is unique. He is unparalleled and He is unprecedented. He is undisputed and He is undefiled. He is unsurpassed and He is unshakeable. -Anne Graham Lotz

Have a blessed day!

***There are affiliate links in this post. This does not mean you pay a dime more when you purchase a product through my link. It just means I made it easier for you to find something, so I make a few cents when you purchase it. I so appreciate your support of Walking in Grace & Beauty.  Thank you!

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Golden Tote Clothing Review

I’m excited to share something new with you today! For those of you who have been hesitant to try Stitch Fix, this might be a fun alternative, it’s called Golden Tote.

What is a Golden Tote? Golden Tote is a fun way to shop! It’s the ultimate “Surprise Grab Bag” filled with clothing and accessories for women.

Golden Tote Clothing Review

Golden Tote works with carefully selected fashion brands. They curate an eclectic assortment of treasures and package them all up in a custom tote bag for one amazing price.

Think of them as your personal shoppers, stylists, and designers that are scoring you some major fashion finds for an incredible price.

Here’s how it works:

The first Monday of each month they launch TWO sales. One priced at $49, the other at $149. You can log in to your account pick one item (the $49 tote) or two items (the $149 tote).

But, it doesn’t end there – after filling out a customized style profile about your likes, dislikes, shape, and size – they HAND PICK 1-2 or 3-5 more items to go in your tote that matches your preferences.

Golden Tote Clothing Review

Doesn’t that sound awesome? I’ll be honest I was a little skeptical at first. Would I like it? But I was pleasantly surprised! I loved everything they sent me.

I picked the $149 tote and picked these two items from their boutique. I didn’t get a picture of me wearing them but these are the items. I thought the long dress would be great for vacation.

golden tote

Now for the fun part, I got these five shirts as a surprise!

This striped top-love it!

striped top

This has a bohemian feel and I wouldn’t have picked this out if I were shopping, but I really like it.

boho top

This is a casual lace shirt and they also sent me the black tank underneath it. I like both of these items!

black lace

They also sent me this tank top. I will be wearing this a lot this summer!

Golden Tote Clothing Review

The back of the tank top looks like this, I love the detail.

tank top, back

Overall, I loved the entire Golden Tote Bag. The items are unique and not anything I’ve seen anyone else wearing.

So what do you think? Do you want to give Golden Tote a try? Go here to log in and check out their FAQ page for more information.

Beauty For the Heart~~Who is Jesus? He is enduringly strong. He is entirely sincere. He is eternally steadfast. He is immortally gracious. He is impartially merciful. He is the greatest phenomenon that has ever crossed the horizons of the globe. He is God’s Son. He is the sinner’s Savior. -Anne Graham Lotz

Have a blessed day!

**I was given a golden tote to write a review on my blog. All opinions are my own.

***There are affiliate links in this post. This does not mean you pay a dime more when you purchase a product through my link. It just means I made it easier for you to find something, so I make a few cents when you purchase it. I so appreciate your support of Walking in Grace & Beauty.  Thank you! 

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Spring Makeover by Bobbi Brown

A few weeks ago I shared with you about my spring makeover using Bobbi Brown makeup. After winter, I’m always ready for some makeup changes.

I was also running low on my concealer so I decided to give Bobbi Brown concealer a try.

Spring Makeover by Bobbi Brown

I’ve had a makeover using this makeup before but it’s been several years. I had forgotten how much I love it!

As I was having the makeover the young lady wrote down all the makeup she used so when I go back, I can pick up some more of the makeup I liked. I didn’t have the money to purchase everything!

Spring Makeover by Bobbi Brown

I decided to stick with the items I needed except for the brightening finishing powder. I’ve never used the brightening finishing powder before but I liked it so much, I decided to purchase it. Here’s what I bought:

spring makeover

  • Creamy Concealer Kit-Concealer instantly covers and brightens dark circles. Fuss-free pressed powder sets concealer for long-lasting wear.
  • Brightening Finishing Powder-A brightening pick-me-up for skin – this all-over powder instantly illuminates and gives skin a healthy-looking glow.
  • Corrector-A wakeup call for tired eyes. Neutralizes under-eye darkness and is designed to be used before creamy concealer.
  • Blush-Glides on smooth and is long lasting. I’m using the color “Blushed”.
  • Ink Eyeliner-With an improved formula and felt tip, this easy to use pen-style liner delivers the blackest black, perfect-every-time, line.

I have tried every concealer and corrector out there (well maybe not all of them, but I have tried a lot of them!) and I have to say Bobbi Brown corrector and concealer are some of the best I’ve ever tried.

The corrector helps cover up my dark circles and the concealer brightens my under eye area. I set it with the pressed powder and it lasts all day. I’m hooked!

I didn’t get a picture the day of my makeover, but I’ve been using it, and I like it.

Spring Makeover by Bobbi Brown

Have you ever had a makeover with Bobbi Brown makeup? Or have you had one with another brand of makeup? 

Beauty For the Heart~~Preparing our hearts for Easter:

Six days before Passover, Jesus entered Bethany where Lazarus, so recently raised from the dead, was living. Lazarus and his sisters invited Jesus to dinner at their home. Martha served. Lazarus was one of those sitting at the table with them. Mary came in with a jar of very expensive aromatic oils, anointed and massaged Jesus’ feet, and then wiped them with her hair. The fragrance of the oils filled the house.

Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples, even then getting ready to betray him, said, “Why wasn’t this oil sold and the money given to the poor? It would have easily brought three hundred silver pieces.” He said this not because he cared two cents about the poor but because he was a thief. He was in charge of their common funds, but also embezzled them.

Jesus said, “Let her alone. She’s anticipating and honoring the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you. You don’t always have me.” John 12:1-8 (MSG)

Have a blessed day! 

***There are affiliate links in this post. This does not mean you pay a dime more when you purchase a product through my link. It just means I made it easier for you to find something, so I make a few cents when you purchase it. I so appreciate your support of Walking in Grace & Beauty.  Thank you!

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Sunday Inspiration

Most of you know, I lost my Mom in 2009 to gastric cancer. I miss her terribly but I was telling my Dad that spring is especially hard.

Mom loved spring and she would have a million projects planned around the house for her and Dad to accomplish. She loved planting flowers and watching everything bloom around their yard.

I think I miss her this time of the year because of Easter and Mother’s day. Mother’s day is still hard for me.

I was looking at some of my books recently and I noticed I had a book on George Muller. I think I’ve quoted him several times on my blog, but I didn’t know I had a book about him.

Sunday Inspiration

Of course, it was Mom’s book. I know this because when I opened it up, there was a sticker on the inside cover. I had to smile, Mom is still reminding me to cultivate my relationship with Jesus.

Sunday Inspiration

I also smiled because of Mom having those stickers, she always had cute things like that, but I hadn’t seen these before.

I’m so thankful Mom is still reminding me to cultivate my relationship with Jesus. It’s the perfect message to begin Holy Week.

I heard this song this week, and I can’t get it out of my head so I thought I’d share it with you. In this crazy world we live in this is what matters, Just Give Me Jesus!

 

Have a blessed Sunday!

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Styling an Easter Dress

Hey friends! Is it Friday already? Where does the week go? I wanted to share something with you today, let’s just say it’s a new adventure.

But first, I wanted to show you a dress I recently styled for Cassie, a friend of mine. The dress is from The Limited and it’s her Easter dress.

Styling an Easter Dress

Here are a couple of ways I styled it for her.

Easter can be a little cool so I added an off white shrug. I love coral and navy together and I thought this necklace could be the focal piece. Then I added some gold bracelets, stud earrings and nude heels.

Styling an Easter Dress

 

The next way I styled it is with a coral blazer. Then I added a long necklace with some hoop earrings and wedge heels.

Styling an Easter Dress

 

Now, for my new adventure. I love to style outfits and to be honest, I get a lot of requests to style a dress or a piece of clothing.

Actually I’m getting more than I can do, and my husband is starting to complain a little about the amount of time I’m spending on my computer.

I love, love, styling outfits but to be fair to my family and to do the best I can possibly do, I’d like to offer my services for a small fee.

Here’s what I’ll do: (Go here for my Styling Services page. It’s under About Me in my header.)

1. Style an outfit for you with accessories. (You have the dress, shirt, skirt or pants and send me the link of where you purchased it.) You can give me the amount you’d like to spend. I’ll have this done in 2 business days for a styling fee of $10.

2. I’ll pick out a dress or outfit for your special event such as a wedding, graduation, etc. If you want this, send me a picture of yourself. I’ll pick out your outfit and style it with accessories. I’ll have this done in 3 business days for a styling fee of $15.

There are other things I’d love to add to this in the future. Possibly some skype conversations, wardrobe consultation but for right now this is where I’m going to start.

***This does NOT mean that you can’t email me with questions about styling, I don’t ever mind, but for an entire outfit and for a quicker response I’m going to try it this way. 

I hope all this makes sense, please let me know if you have any questions. Is there anything else you would like for me to add? I love your ideas!

Beauty For the Heart~~In May, I’m speaking to a group of women about “Beauty For the Heart”. How do we look beautiful from the inside? It’s not always easy. Bitterness, anger and pride can easily rear their ugly head.

But God’s word says, “Lord, may the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing in your eyes. You are my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 (NIRV)

Praying today that our words and our thoughts will be pleasing to Him.

Have a blessed day! 

***There are affiliate links in this post. This does not mean you pay a dime more when you purchase a product through my link. It just means I made it easier for you to find something, so I make a few cents when you purchase it. I so appreciate your support of Walking in Grace & Beauty.  Thank you!

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My Stitch Fix Vacation

Well, I’m finally posting about my Stitch Fix vacation. Can I just say, that this was a dream come true for me! (This is a picture overload post, I hope you’ll understand.)

My Stitch Fix Vacation

I started with Stitch Fix when they were in the beginning stages so I feel like they’re family. I’ve been talking to this sweet lady by phone, email and skype and I finally got to meet her in person.

My Stitch Fix Vacation

Cotille does a million things but she specifically works with the bloggers. I can’t tell you how happy I was to meet her!

I also got to spend time with my sister (love her so much!).

My Stitch Fix Vacation

And then I got to meet Cheryl, most of you will know her as the Tidy Mom, and her daughter Allison. Oh my goodness Traci and I fell in love with these two! We seriously wanted to take Allison home with us. If I could have packed her in my suitcase I would have!

My Stitch Fix Vacation

I really did love San Francisco!

My Stitch Fix Vacation
This picture pretty much sums up how much fun I had!

My Stitch Fix Vacation
The first day we spent at the Stitch Fix office. We looked at the spring clothes.

My Stitch Fix Vacation

We styled each other. This is me showing the clothes I picked out for Traci.

My Stitch Fix Vacation

We looked at how they did those awesome style cards you receive in each box.

My Stitch Fix Vacation

We also got to look at all the new jewelry that will be in your Stitch Fix boxes.

My Stitch Fix Vacation

So much pretty jewelry!

My Stitch Fix Vacation

I love the Lauren Hope bracelet that I received in my Stitch Fix box a few months ago.

My Stitch Fix Vacation

We had a photographer, Michael Bisig, who took all these pictures and followed us around the whole time we were there. We laughed about how we had paparazzi and it was sooo annoying. :-)

My Stitch Fix Vacation

Here’s Allison with that sweet smile on her face. She was such a fun seventeen year old!

My Stitch Fix Vacation

Trying to act cool, but we’re not!

My Stitch Fix Vacation

The second day we spent at the warehouse. This is where the boxes get packed. They are meticulous about their job!!

This is the infamous robot box that they’ve made and have at the warehouse.

My Stitch Fix Vacation
Here they’re showing us pictures of the beginning days, and where they are now.

My Stitch Fix Vacation
I can’t remember what I was doing here, but I’m sure it was important!

My Stitch Fix Vacation

We were each able to pack a Stitch Fix box. Can I just say it’s stressful, they have a system and it needs to look good.

My Stitch Fix Vacation

I was SLOW! I’m still working on that same top. I would never be hired to work in the warehouse. We figured that out pretty quickly!

My Stitch Fix Vacation

The warehouse if full of handbags. Swoon!

My Stitch Fix Vacation

And clothes! I wanted one of everything!

My Stitch Fix Vacation

I hope you don’t mind me sharing so many pictures but it was truly a wonderful trip! Thank you to Stitch Fix for asking me to come and see the whole Stitch Fix process. It really is an amazing company and I’m honored to be a small part of it.

Click the picture if you’d like to get styled by Stitch Fix stylist.


Beauty For the Heart~~“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8

Have a blessed day!

***There are affiliate links in this post. This does not mean you pay a dime more when you purchase a product through my link. It just means I made it easier for you to find something, so I make a few cents when you purchase it. I so appreciate your support of Walking in Grace & Beauty.  Thank you!

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