Favorite “PINS” Friday

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Happy Friday! We are still having some crazy weather in Kentucky! Wind, rain and storms have been popping up a lot the last few days. I think the weekend is looking better so I’m hoping to snap some pictures for my last 28 Days of Fashion post. I thought it would be fun to share […]

Christmas At Shaker Village

Christmas At Shaker Village

I haven’t shared many posts about Kentucky (I’ve lived in Kentucky my whole life) so today I thought I’d share about Shaker Village. Shaker Village is nestled in the rolling hills of Kentucky’s famed Bluegrass Region and is the site of a Shaker religious community that was active from 1805 to 1910. Wayne and I live close and we […]

Christmas Gift Idea!

Christmas Gift Idea

Wayne and I are headed home this morning. He had some meetings he had to attend so I went along and we stayed an extra night and did some Christmas shopping. We had so much fun that we’ve decided to make it an annual thing. It’s nice to get away and it’s much more fun Christmas […]

My New Favorite Accessory

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Hey friends! I have a new favorite accessory and I had to share it with you! Can you guess by looking at this close up picture? It’s contact lenses!! I’m soooo excited! I had tried them before but I could never wear them. I recently went to a new eye doctor, Dr. Jeff Klosterman, so if […]

Summer Fashion With Golden Tote

Summer Fashion With Golden Tote

Yesterday, I shared this Etched Print Top I received in my June Golden Tote. I first shared about Golden Tote in April. Golden Tote is a fun way to shop! It’s the ultimate “Surprise Grab Bag” filled with clothing and accessories for women. Golden Tote works with carefully selected fashion brands. They curate an eclectic assortment of treasures […]

Red Letter Words For Mother’s Day

Red Letter Words

Well, it’s Derby day here in Kentucky! The whole state is kind of buzzing. I’ve never been to the derby but I always watch it on t.v. It’s a great day for our state! One of the emails I receive the most often is not fashion related. It’s about the Trust in the Lord wall […]

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

It’s time to start thinking about Mother’s Day gift ideas! Although I no longer have my Mom with me, I picked these gifts out thinking of her and what she might like. Of course, Mother’s day is the perfect time to give any Mom a gift. Do you have a daughter or daughter-in-law that’s a Mom? I’m […]

Decorating My Back Patio

Decorating My Back Patio

Some of you have asked if I would share pictures of our home so I’m showing our back patio area today. We had a beautiful weekend here, so I decided to head outside and work on my back patio. I started weeding some of our landscaping which was way over do. This is a picture of […]

Hottest Trends In Sunglasses For 2014

Hottest Trends In Sunglasses For 2014

It’s definitely sunglass weather so let’s take a peek at the hottest trends in sunglasses for 2014. First, a quick guide on what looks best on you. If you have an oval shaped face, you can pretty much wear any style of glasses. Square shaped face-avoid hard lines and choose frames that are wider than […]

Spring Makeup Trends

Spring Makeup Trends

***Okay friends, I’ve switched my email service and you should now be getting my emails through another server. I know this doesn’t mean a lot to you but it’s been something I’ve needed to do. 

I’ll be tweaking it a little over the next few weeks. I’m trying to truncate my posts in my email which means you have to click over to my blog to read it.

Here’s why: I get paid per clicks through my ad networks, which means it helps me for you to click over to my blog. But I want your honest opinion. Does this bother you??

Thanks for you patience and for being such faithful readers!! You’re such a blessing to me!

The last few weeks we’ve been talking about the spring trends in fashionhandbags, and shoes. Today, I thought we’d talk about spring makeup trends.

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I thought I would go today and get a spring makeover. I usually try to do one in the fall and spring. So before I go, I checked out the spring trends.

Makeup artists love to experiment with the latest trends but the latest trends don’t work for everyone. I already know that bold lipstick is not for me so I don’t even want to try it.

Here are some of the latest trends with makeup.

1. Major Brows- Thicker brows are still the way to go. I love the look of thicker brows so I hope this doesn’t go away any time soon.

Spring Makeup Trends

Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor

Maybelline Colorsensational Lipcolor

I’m always on a mission to find the perfect lipcolor. Not too dark, a hint of pink and most importantly it wont dry my lips out. Let me introduce you to Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor. My go to color right now is Warm Me Up. Maybelline ColorSensational lipcolor has: • Crisper color from pure pigments • Creamier […]

Spring 2014 Trends In Nail Color

Spring 2014 Trends In Nail Color

I’m sitting in my home office, looking out the window, and all I can see is white. Everything is covered in snow, but I’m thinking spring. In fact, I’ve been looking at the spring 2014 trends in nail color. I’m pretty conservative when it comes to my fingernails. I stick with light colors or a […]

Fashion Over 40-Winter Fashion

Fashion Over 40-Winter Fashion

I’m sharing some winter fashion and I really wish I could take my pictures outside but winter is getting in the way! My back porch is covered in snow and it’s also windy. We did have one warm day this week but it was also windy. Spring will be here soon, right?? Anyway, here are […]

Valleys Make The Mountaintop Sweeter

Valleys Make The Mountaintop Sweeter

After writing the last few weeks about the struggles our family has gone through, I’ve been reminded that we all have struggles. So many of you have emailed and shared about your own stories. Here’s my conclusion, sometimes we must go through the valleys to reach the top of the mountain. The valleys are hard […]

What The Survey Said!

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Well, I’ve spent quite a bit of time reading through the survey answers. Thank you so much for taking the time to take the survey. It was helpful to me!

This may not be nearly as interesting to you but I thought I’d share some of it.

One of the questions I asked was have you ever bought anything I recommended on my blog? There was an overwhelming yes. Believe me, I share things on my blog that I like because I realize I’ve built a trust with you all and I don’t take that lightly.

have you ever bought anything you saw on my blog

This was super interesting to me. I love to see where you all shop and overwhelmingly Target is your favorite place. Good to know!

favorite places to shop

Most of you live in the U.S. but isn’t it amazing that there are women in other parts of the world? I love it!!
where do you live?

We are all at different stages of our life and I think that’s great.
what is the stage of your life

I assumed that most of the women were 46-55 but the other half are younger and older.
what is your age range

Um, I assumed that mostly women read my blog, thank goodness!! The other 4 men are probably my husband, father, son and brother. :-)
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Clearly, the posts I share about what I’m wearing are the most popular. So I’m hoping to add more of those. Many of you all want more business attire clothes so I will be working on adding that too.
what are your favorite topics?

I’m so glad I got my mobile site up and running better because clearly a lot of you read my blog from a mobile device.

On what device do you read my blog?

Many of you shared comments and I wanted to share some with you. I hope you don’t mind.

This comment about made me cry! So sweet!

“I love your blog! I’m so happy that I found you. My look has changed since reading your blog, and my confidence level has reached to a new high.”

Let me address this.

“Sometimes the items you recommend are quite expensive for those on a tight budget….not sure if it would be possible to also add a less expensive option when featuring an expensive item.”

I will try to add less expensive things. Generally if I share something from a more expensive store, I’ve caught a really good sale and purchased the item.

One thing I do, is if I see something from another blogger that’s too expensive for me but I like, I will look for a similar look at TJ Maxx or Marshall’s.

Here is something else I’ll try to work on.

“I wonder if you could show some gals showing fashion who are larger sizes. I love your look and style but sadly am a larger size and would love some great tips on how to look fashionable and not dowdy!”

I’m going to try to address this over the coming months. Of course, I shop for my size and share what I wear. It’s hard for me to change. But I do hear you!

This was cute!

“Does it bother you if we copy your outfits? Or is that a compliment to you?”

Um, no because I’ve probably copied it from someone else! :-)

Thankfully, the majority of you enjoy my Beauty for the Heart section. That’s something that I’ve committed to the Lord to do and I can’t quit it.

I’m sure I’ve bored you all by now but please know that you’re important to me!! Thank you for supporting my blog and I’m excited about 2014!

Have a blessed day!

Top 10 Posts of 2013

Top 10 Posts of 2013

Hey there friends! Well, it’s the last day of 2013! What a year this has been. I’ve loved getting to know so many of you through this blog and I’m excited about 2014.

You all have blown me away with the survey I asked you to fill out. Thank you for your honesty and I’m going to share the results with you soon! If you haven’t filled the survey out and would like to, you can go here.

Since we’re at the last day of 2013, I thought I’d share my Top 10 Posts of 2013.   

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1. 6 Steps To Younger Looking Skin

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2. 8 Ways To Hide That Muffin Top

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3. 3 Reason I Love Stitch Fix

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4. How To Wear White Pants

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5. How I Whiten My Teeth (Youtube Video)

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6. Our “Clean Eating” Journey-I should say my “clean eating” journey because my husband hasn’t jumped on the journey with me.

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7 . 7 Pieces 7 Outfits

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8. How To Wear the Ankle Pant

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Evaluating My Blog for 2014!

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Hi ladies! 2013 is almost in the record books and I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a fresh, new year.

I always spend time at the end of December, reflecting on the past year. It’s good to set some new goals, personally, spiritually, and physically.

I’m also evaluating my blog for 2014. What can I do better? What do I need to change. What do you, my readers, want me to write about?

So to make my evaluation a little easier, I would love to hear from you all!

Evaluating My Blog for 2014!

Could you fill out my Walking in Grace & Beauty Reader Survey? I promise it will only take a couple of minutes and any question you don’t want to answer you can skip over.

I really want this blog to be a place of encouragement and fun. I always imagine us sitting around in a comfy coffee shop (of course if you don’t like coffee, you can drink hot tea or a coke) and chatting about fashion, makeup, family, our faith etc.

The only way I can make this blog the best it can be, is to hear from you, my faithful readers. You’re IMPORTANT  to me!

Please be honest. Nice would be appreciated. The comments are anonymous but if you would like an answer, you can leave your email address.

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A Sentimental Christmas Home Tour

A Sentimental Christmas Home Tour

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With all the Pinterest worthy Christmas Home Tours, I really didn’t want to share my pictures. I didn’t know how to describe mine except to say it’s Sentimental Christmas Decor. It’s not Pinterest worthy but it all means something to me.

My mom always said to make your Christmas home looks it’s prettiest, just add fresh greenery. So I always add touches of it throughout my house.

This is my entrance hall table. The wall art is from Red Letter Words. I get lots of emails about it!

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I couldn’t get a good picture but I have our Nativity Scene in the entrance hall table. This nativity scene was given to Wayne and I as a wedding gift when we married, so it’s very special to us.

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I also can’t get a good picture of my dining room because of that huge window but I tried.

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This is a picture I snapped when it was dark outside.

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My Mom loved to decorate with magnolia leaves and after she passed away one of the Sunday School classes at our church planted a magnolia tree in our yard in memory of Mom. I use those leaves to decorate.

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Holiday Gifts Under $25!

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Do you have some last minute gifts you need to buy? Something for a hostess gift or a stocking stuffer? Here are some holiday gifts that are under $25!

If you know someone who loves coffee or hot tea these initial mugs from Anthropologie would be perfect! {$8.00 each}

Holiday Gifts Under $25!

Cuff bracelets are a fashion trend and this Gold-Tone Open Cuff Bracelet from Macy’s would make a great gift. {$18.00}
Holiday Gifts Under $25!

Who doesn’t love a candle? This is my favorite winter candle~~Hot Maple Toddy! Yum! {24.99}

Holiday Gifts Under $25!

Dry hands are a sure thing during the winter and this L’Occitane One Minute Hand Scrub leaves your hands incredibly soft and the nail area becomes perfectly neat. {22.00}

Holiday Gifts Under $25!

This Merona® Black/White Cheetah Scarf from Target is one of my favorites. I wear it all the time! {$11.99}

Holiday Gifts Under $25!
Benefit’s They’re Real! Mascara is sure to please the makeup lover in your family. {$23.00}

Holiday Gifts Under $25!

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Our Christmas Pajamas Tradition

Our Christmas Pajamas Tradition

Well, it’s December 9th and I’ve decided I need to get some Christmas shopping done! I’m not sure what I’m waiting for??

One of the traditions my Mom started was to let us open one present on Christmas Eve. It was always our Christmas pajamas. We loved getting those pajamas!

I’ve continued the tradition and I usually get myself a pair of pajamas too. I’ve been looking for some pajamas online.

Last year I ordered mine and Courtney’s from Victoria Secrets and we loved them. Victoria Secrets pajamas have 3 different lengths to choose from which I like. I don’t want my pants to be too short!

Here are some of the pajamas I found:

The Dreamer Flannel Pajama

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The After Hours Satin Pajama

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The Fireside Long Jane Pajama (Courtney likes this style of pajamas.)

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The Cotton Mayfair Pajama

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Printed poplin PJ set from Gap

Our Christmas Pajamas Tradition

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Black Friday Shopping

Happy Black Friday! I’m sure some of you braved the crowds and headed out shopping this morning.

But if you’re like me, and decided to stay home in your pajamas and enjoy some extra cups of coffee, you can still get some great deals online. Yay!

Here are some of my favorite places to shop and their sales.

Banana Republic has 40% off of online purchases.

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Favorite Fashion “PINS” Friday!

Favorite Fashion "PINS" Friday!

I love Friday’s don’t you? Especially when I know I’m going to have some time to relax and enjoy it! I hope you’re going to have some time to relax this weekend too.

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Here are some of my favorite fashion “pins” from Pinterest this week!

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Walking In Grace & Beauty Gets A New Look!

My New Blog Design

Hi Friends! I’m excited to share my new blog design with you today. It’s still “me” but hopefully it’s going to be more organized and easier to navigate.

First, if you read my blog from a smart phone, you will notice a big change. It looks like my blog! I’m probably most excited about this. I know a lot of you read my blog from your phone and I wanted it to look like my blog. Make sense?

I’ll give you a little tour of my new look. My social icons are in the top right corner. If you want to follow me through fbtwitterpinterest, etc. click on those buttons.

Walking In Grace & Beauty Gets A New Look!

I’ve also added a Shop My Boutique to my categories. These are some of my favorite items that I have or would like to have. If you click on them, it will take you to their website to purchase. I will be updating this regularly!

Walking In Grace & Beauty Gets A New Look!

I’ve also organized my categories. If you click on Fashion, there are several categories under it and the same with Beauty Tips.

Also, if you click on a post, you’ll find this box. Enter your email address, and you’ll get my blog posts delivered to you through your email (many of you already do!)

Walking In Grace & Beauty Gets A New Look!

In my sidebar, you’ll find pictures of my recent outfits. If you click on any of the outfits, it will take you to the page that shares about that outfit.

Walking In Grace & Beauty Gets A New Look!

At the bottom you’ll find my latest pictures on Instagram, my facebook page, and pins I’ve recently pinned on Pinterest.

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And The Two Became One

And The Two Became One

I’m not an eloquent writer. Although I write a blog, it’s a blog about fashion & beauty so it doesn’t require deep thinking or imagery with my words. Today I wish I was that kind of writer.

Twenty two years ago on this very day, Wayne and I married and the two became one.

It was not a Pinterest worthy wedding. It was simple but sweet. We were surrounded by family and friends who loved us at the church where my husband was on staff as Minister of Music and Youth.

We committed to love each other and above all to we committed our marriage to Christ.

As I look back over the last twenty two years it has not always been easy because life happens. We’ve had a wonderful marriage but we’ve also had difficult seasons.

I’ve made more mistakes than I care to admit. If I could go back I would do some things differently.

It’s taken me years to figure some things out……..I’d listen when I needed to listen, I’d forgive and forget, I wouldn’t want to be “right” so much of the time, and I’d enjoy each moment more because life goes by so quickly.

I am blessed with a husband who is not only passionate about me, but more importantly he’s passionate about Christ and so today I celebrate our life together. Here’s to many more years of serving the Lord together!

And The Two Became One

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Building Your Fall Wardrobe {Trouser Pant}

Building Your Fall Wardrobe

31 Days of Fall Fashion & Beauty Tips

Happy Saturday! We’re on Day 19 of my 31 Days of Fall Fashion & Beauty Tips. We’re building your fall wardrobe and today we’re adding the trouser pant.

Building Your Fall Wardrobe {Trouser Pant}

All of the pieces we’ve added so far, I have and wear often. As I talk about each piece I’m going through my own closet trying on my basic pieces.

I have several different trouser pants in black and gray but as I tried them on, none of them fit. They were all too big, which I guess is a good thing.

Several months ago, I got a little more serious about exercising and eating healthier, and although I’ve only lost a few pounds my pants don’t fit properly. So I will be looking for a good trouser pant to add to my fall wardrobe.

I love this classic look-polka dot blouse with a trouser pant.

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Typically, I would say you should invest in a good trouser pant that will last for several years. Of course, if your weight fluctuates don’t spend too much.

Trouser pants are perfect when you want to dress up a sweater or a blouse. They’re a classic item that will never go out of style!

I personally like a straighter leg pant with a length I can wear with high heels because I think it’s more flattering on me.

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31 Days Of Fall Fashion & Beauty Tips

31 Days of Fall Fashion & Beauty Tips

Hi there! Welcome to 31 days of fall fashion & beauty tips!

31 Days of Fall Fashion & Beauty Tips

If you don’t know what this is all about, it’s basically where bloggers blog for 31 days straight during the month of October. Yeah, I know it’s kind of crazy!!

I did this last year and had so much fun, I thought I’d do it again. I might have lost my mind!

We’re going to talk about what’s hot in fashion and beauty. We talk hair, nails, clothes, makeup, and shoes! Oh how I love shoes!

If you need help with your fall wardrobe this is the place to be! Do you need a little makeover for the fall season? Hang around, I’m sure you’ll find some inspiration!

I’m thrilled you’re here! And I’m hoping we can chat some over the next 31 days!

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Fall Progressive Dinner {Mountain Dew Apple Turnovers}

Fall Progressive Dinner

Welcome! We’re finally at the best part of the meal—the dessert (at least it’s my favorite part of the meal)! Can I just say, it smells wonderful! Can you smell the cinnamon, apples, and butter? This dish will definitely add the aroma of fall to your home! I’m thrilled to be working  with 6 other amazing […]

Favorite Fashion “PINS” Friday!

Favorite Fashion "PINS" Friday!

Happy Friday! It’s no secret that I love Pinterest and each week I share some of my favorite fashion “pins”. There are so many great outfit ideas floating around Pinterest.

Here are some of my favorites this week!

I can’t go a week without sharing animal print. I reeeeeeeallly love it!

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I also love polka dots and blazers. This one has both which makes it perfection in my book!

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Three things I love about this picture: The color of her blouse, the long chevron necklace and the leopard print clutch.

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How many times can I show an animal print coat??

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Cute, cute, cute!!

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I found this bracelet at Banana Republic and I love it. I may have to buy it soon!

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Tie It Together Thursday!

Tie It Together Thursday!

Hi! It’s Tie It Together Thursday! Today I’m styling a mother-of-the-bride dress.

Tie It Together Thursday

Missy sent me this dress that she’s wearing in October to her daughter’s wedding.

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I could not help but think classic! It’s simple but elegant and being from the south, when I think elegant, I can’t help but think of pearls.

If you’re from the south, monograms and pearls are staples in your wardrobe. I would wear pearls with a dress but I’d also pop them on with a t-shirt.

Here are the pieces I added to this dress~~~

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Favorite “PINS” Friday

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Happy Friday friends! I love finding fashion inspiration on Pinterest. These are  a few of my favorites “PINS” from this week!

 

How cute is this yellow sweater with a polka dot blouse?

 

Yellow and polka dot

 

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Have you worn any vests lately? I’m seeing a lot of them. I bought a denim jacket from Goodwill and turned it into a denim vest here.

 

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You know I love this coat from Ann Taylor. I’m a little obsessed over it!

 

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Sunday Quotes from Pinterest

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Happy Sunday friends! I hope you’re having a great 1st day of September. I found some words and quotes on pinterest and thought I’d share them with you.

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Favorite “PINS” Friday!

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Happy holiday weekend! What?? Labor day weekend? Where did the summer months go? Since we’re heading into September my “PINS” are all fallish.

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I’m sorry for the overload of animal print but I just couldn’t help myself. I lurve it!! :-)

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Favorite “PINS” Friday!

Favorite "PINS" Friday!

Happy Friday friends! My plan for today is to get my dining room hutch finished! I’m trying to get myself pumped up. I’m not sure it’s working. :-)

Today I’m sharing some of the fashion inspiration I’ve found on Pinterest. I have a mixture of shoes, clothes and jewelry.

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Here are some of my favorite “PINS”!

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Favorite “PINS” Friday!

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Here we are again! It’s Friday! It’s been a week of adjusting around our house. Both of our foreign exchange students are here and so we’re getting to know them and helping them adjust to a new school, home, friends, etc.

This is both of them on their way to school this morning. They were a little tired because we stayed up too late last night. :-)

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Now, here are some of my favorite “PINS” this week~~

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Tie It Together Thursday

Tie It Together Thursday

Welcome to Tie It Together Thursday! This is where I take an outfit that you send me and add all the accessories. So please, if you have an outfit send it to me at cyndispivey(at)gmail(dot)com.

Tie It Together Thursday

Today I’m styling a dress for Debbie. Her son is getting married in October and she’s wearing this gorgeous grey dress from Lane Bryant.

Lane Bryant dress

Accessories are so important especially when it comes to a wedding. Of course, you don’t want to out shine the bride but as mother of the groom, you are a part of the wedding party. It’s a big day and you want to look your best!

I recently attended a wedding of a dear friend of mine. She was the mother of the bride and she was stunning! Here’s a quick picture of her waiting for her daughter to walk down the isle. Her dress was gorgeous but look at her accessories. Obviously the necklace was the focal point so she kept her earrings simple.

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With the dress that Debbie is wearing the neckline is busy so I didn’t add a necklace. Debbie said eggplant was the main color so I decided to add that color in her heels. These are Kate Spade heels, and they’re gorgeous! I think they were $295. I’m sorry the price is high, if you can find a cheaper pair that looks this good, go for it!

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Next, I went with silver jewelry and you’ll notice, I like bling! Don’t be boring on such a special day! All the jewelry I found online at Ann Taylor.

Ann Taylor jewelry

Lastly, I popped a silver clutch. I found this at Ann Taylor also.

Silver Clutch

Here is the look all put together!

 

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Favorite “PINS” Friday!

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Wow! I’m so glad it’s Friday! Although I have a million things to get done this weekend  (okay that might be a slight exaggeration), I’m ready to start tackling them. I’ve been playing catch up all week since getting back from the Haven Conference. It’s now time to get caught up!

Today it’s all fall fashion, expect for the first “PIN”. The jewelry in the first picture was too pretty not to share!

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For some reason this picture makes me think of Fall Festivals. Do you all have those where you live? I think this would be a perfect outfit to wear to one. Simple but cute!

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I’m ready to start wearing scarves! What about you?

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Tie It Together Thursday

Tie It Together Thursday

Hi! Welcome to Tie It Together Thursday. This is where I take an outfit that you’ve sent me, and I add the accessories. I tie it all together!

Tie It Together Thursday

Today I’m styling this beautiful dress! Mary sent me the picture and said she will be wearing this to an August wedding. The dress is definitely the statement piece. It’s very busy so I’m keeping everything else simple!

August Wedding

First I picked out the shoes. Hands down I would wear a pair of slingbacheels. There are sooo many to choose from. I found these on Zappos.com. I don’t know if you all use Zappos.com but I love it. They ship quick and you get free shipping and free to send them back if you don’t like the shoes. You can find these here.
Black Slingback heels
I would wear silver with this dress and I found these bracelets at Baublebar.com. I love the silver chain and the other one is a pop of something trendy. If you have a pretty silver watch, that would be great too!

Silver bracelets

I kept the earrings simple since the dress is our statement piece. These I found at Dillard’s online.

Sterling Silver earrings

I’m crazy over box clutch’s. They’re perfect for a wedding because you don’t want to drag a big handbag around. I found this one at Macy’s.

Box Clutch

Here are all the pieces put together!

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Favorite “PINS” Friday!

Favorite "PINS" Friday!

Good morning ladies! I’m in Atlanta, Georgia today at the Haven Conference. I’m trying to learn some more about this blogging thing!:-)

I am posting quite a few pictures on Instagram so if you’re on there, you can follow along. Stitch Fix has been kind enough to dress me for the conference and I’m loving all my outfits.

Here are some of my favorite “PINS” from this week~~they’re a mixture of summer and fall fashion.

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Favorite “PINS” Friday!

Favorite "PINS" Friday!

Happy Friday!! Sharing some of my favorite “PINS” from Pinterest this week.

This is a small picture but I love everything about this outfit. Cute necklace, gorgeous handbag and sandals. Enough said.

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I love the skinny yellow pants and the shoes!

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Gotta love the pop of color in this top!

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Classy long dress and I’ve been wanting to purchase one of those hats. Perfect for vacation.

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I love the look of mixing patterns. I’m wanting to try this soon.

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Stitch Fix $300 Gift Card Giveaway!

Stitch Fix $300 Gift Card Giveaway

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I’m so excited to share this Stitch Fix $300 Gift Card Giveaway with you all today! 

I’ve been talking about Stitch Fix for about 6 months and many of you have signed up and gotten your own fix. Some of you have said you would love to, but were worried about the cost. But, here’s your chance!!

Stitch Fix $300 Gift Card Giveaway!

In case you don’t know what Stitch Fix is, it’s a personal styling service. A group of stylists put together 5 stylish pieces of clothing (sometimes jewelry and/or accessories items are included) and ship them directly to you!

It’s a great way to add to your current wardrobe and get a hold of pieces that you might otherwise not have access to. No two Fixes are alike. Each one is hand–picked just for you.

I’ve shared with several people at Stitch Fix what amazing readers I have on my blog and they have been kind enough to give a gift card worth $300 to one of my readers. Woo hoo!!

You can spend it however you like. Get a fix and spend the whole $300 or spread it out over several boxes. It’s up to you!

Here are a few of my favorite pieces from Stitch Fix~~

 

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Favorite Fashion “PINS” Friday

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Happy Friday friends!! Today I’m sharing my favorite fashion “pins” from Pinterest this week.

First, I need to tell you that I know I have a LARGE ad popping up on my page and it will be fixed!! I never ever want you to come to my blog and be bombarded with ads popping up in your face. So please bare with me, I will get it taken care of.

Now on to my favorite “PINS” this week!

I love this pretty tank with all the jewelry. Did you know that our shoulders are one of the last things to age on a woman’s body? Just thought you might want to know that. :-)

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Favorite “PINS” Friday!

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Happy day after 4th of July! I hope you had a good one. Thankfully we celebrated on Wednesday evening with a cookout because yesterday was a complete wipeout with all the rain. I’ve never seen such a rainy 4th of July!

Here are a few pictures from our cookout~~

Colt did a lot of laughing!

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I never capture great moments but this one I got! This is Colt sharing a moment with Pops (my hubby). Colt loves his Pops and they have lots of fun together.

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Traci (my sister) and I are always snapping the pictures so we rarely get one together. I made my husband snap this one. We both wore chambray shirts and had them tied at the waist. We didn’t do this on purpose but great minds think alike!

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Sun Labs Self Tanning Lotion

Sun Lab Self Tanning Lotion

If you’ve been reading my blog for anytime, you know I’m a fan of self tanning lotion. I realized along time ago that tanning beds and hours in the sun damage my skin.

There are hundreds of  good self tanning lotions and I haven’t used them all but I have used Sun Labs Self Tanner and I love it! (I was introduced to Sun Labs from Cara and she blogs at Maskcara.)

I use the medium tint and I think it would work well for most skin types. I apply every 3 to 4 days to keep a healthy glow. {Disclosure: Please know that if you make a purchase using a link on this page, I may earn a commission and I am very grateful for your support of this site. Thank you.}

Sun Lab Self Tanning Lotion

This is a picture of me without using the Sun Labs tanning lotion. I have olive skin and I tan easily if I’m in the sun.

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My Weekend + June Birchbox

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Good morning! We had a busy weekend! My sister, Traci got home from Nicaragua last night and we met her at the airport to welcome her home. I was so glad to see her!

This is Colt waiting for Aunt Traci to get off of her plane. Eli, Traci’s youngest son has his arm around Colt. So sweet!

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We also had a wedding of a dear friend to attend on Saturday night. It was gorgeous! Wayne couldn’t go to the wedding so Cory, my son, was my date for the evening.

Every chance this mama gets to spend with her son is a blessing! One of these days he’s going to meet a young lady that’s going to capture his heart. I’ve been praying for her from the time Cory was born and I can’t wait to meet her!

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I”ve mentioned  Birchbox before, but it’s a monthly subscription service ($10 a month)  of high-end beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples that have been customized for you. 

When you’re ready for more of the products you sampled, you can purchase full-size versions directly from the Birchbox Shop. They have a generous loyalty program that rewards you every time you shop!

Also, if you order the products from Birchbox  during the month they were sent, you get free shipping.

I loved this months Birchbox (some months I like better than others) and I plan on ordering full sizes of some of the sample products.

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It’s June and that makes me think–wedding. I have a wedding I’ll be attending next weekend and I’ve been looking at dresses that inspire me. I already have several dresses I can wear but I’d like to add some accessories.

I love this dress and the clutch she’s carrying is gorgeous. Clutches are trendy right now so I’m seeing them everywhere.

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This outfit would be perfect for a wedding and look at that adorable clutch!

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Stitch Fix Questions Answered!

Stitch Fix Questions Answered

Stitch Fix Questions Answered

Good morning! I get lots of emails about Stitch Fix. So today I thought I’d try to answer some of your questions. I posted about it here too.

Stitch Fix is a personal styling service. A group of stylists put together 5 stylish pieces of clothing (sometimes jewelry and/or accessories items are included) and ship them directly to you!  It’s a great way to add to your current wardrobe and get a hold of pieces that you might otherwise not have access to. No two Fixes are alike. Each one is hand–picked just for you.

Everyone has to fill out a detailed style profile with questions about your size, how you like your clothes to fit, and areas you want them to focus on.

But one of the questions I get the most, is the pricing. So I took a screen shot of the pricing. You pick between these 5 prices: The cheaper the better, $50-$100, $100-$150, $150-$200, and $200+

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I can’t speak for everyone’s fix but generally the prices for each item in my box range from $30 and $120.

They also ask you what you think of styles from these pictures: Do you love it, like most, like some, or don’t like much at all.

4 Fashion & Beauty Bloggers I Follow

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Is it Monday already? It is, but I’m glad you’ve stopped by! Today I thought I’d share with you 4 Fashion & Beauty Bloggers I Follow.

There are thousands of fashion bloggers out there! But a lot of them wear things that I would never wear. Either they’re to0 skimpy, or too expensive or they’re clothes don’t fit my lifestyle.

But, these 4 fashion & beauty bloggers wear things that I can wear. I like their style and I visit their blogs often. So here they are:

1. Kate at The Small Things Blog. She’s much younger than me but her clothes are simple, classy and very doable. Women of all ages could wear many of her outfits.

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2. Audrey, from Putting Me Together. She’s younger too but her site has tons of great information and she’s so good at putting outfits together. I would like for my site to be this informative one of these days. (Of course geared to women over 40.)

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Favorite “PINS” Friday!

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Happy Friday! I’m ready for the weekend and we’re supposed to have some pretty weather. So it’s only appropriate that I share some pretty summer fashion! Here are some of my favorite “PINS”.

I love Tory Burch shoes but I don’t own a pair because they’re so expensive. I guess I can dream. :-)

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Almay & Kate Bryan’s Date Night Look

Almay & Kate Bryan's Date Night Look

I was delighted to be asked by BlogHer to share this Almay-sponsored video series, “Different Occasions. Different Looks. Always Pretty.”

I know Almay has great products, but I was also excited because Kate from The Small Things Blog was in the video.

I’ve followed her blog since she began blogging and I love all her beauty and hair tips. She also knows where true beauty is found!

Last year at Blissdom, I was able to meet Kate. She is sweet and as pretty in person as she is in her pictures.

This picture was taken last year when I had that crazy blond streak. What was I thinking?

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We also got to meet Rascal Flatts and snapped a picture with them.

Almay & Kate Bryan's Date Night Look

My Home Office Makeover

My Home Office Makeover

I’m starting the summer with some home projects and the first one is my office makeover. I’m so excited about this because I use my office all the time. I’m wanting to do some of my videos using my office but it has been an eye sore for me. My husband loves to hunt and […]

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