More Or Less…Mirror

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Hi Pretties,
Don’t ya’ love 3 day weekends! How was yours? I love those weekends where I have a good meal and a good movie and time with my family and friends!! I’ll take more of those please!

Today’s More or Less is a cute mirror for the bathroom or wherever you get cute! This mirror is in a nice black matte finish and has a twirl motif to give it some pizzazz. There are two sides magnification – one side normal and the other side is 8 times magnification, great for cleaning up those brows. Now that’s a great mirror. The Less mirror is my choice, the difference is $24 bucks, but hey that’s $24 bucks. But if you are loyal to the Macy’s brand, snag a coupon and get this mirror for less.

mirror, bathroom mirror, vanity mirror

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Are you brand loyal? Would you buy a more expensive product to support your favorite brand?

Oh pretties, this is my blog anniversary month so I’ll be sharing some fun things on the blog a giveaway and much more – check back for the deets!

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Image source via Unsplash



Get Dressed With Igigi

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Hey Pretties,
Happy Friday! A 3-day weekend! Since Labor Day celebrates the American Worker, I’ve curated some super cute dresses from Igigi, perfect for any office setting. Igigi is known for its contemporary women’s plus size clothing, in particular dresses. This is just a taste of the beautiful dresses found on the site which run from size 12 to 30. The attraction to Igigi dresses, especially their bestseller – the wrap dress is the cut, drape and fit that flatters any shape. No boxy silhouettes or layers and layers of fabric here, these dresses accentuate the curves not cover them up. Click on the coupon above for an awesome deal.

Have you shopped Igigi? Which one would you rock to your office?

Make it a great holiday!

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Let’s Go… Atlanta

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Hello,
The Labor Day Holiday is almost here, sort of the last hurrah for Summer, before the days get shorter and Fall is upon us! Great time for that last road-trip. What makes a road-trip great?
1) Pick a city that is not far away – four hours or less
2) Go lean – pick a city that won’t break the bank
3) Don’t plan every second of the trip – leave time to just wander and discover something special
4) Get a map, GPS can be unreliable
5)Check your tire pressure – low tires use more gas

Atlanta

So where are you going? Well if you’re close by Atlanta is a great getaway spot for a 3-day weekend. I’ve curated some of my favorite spots, new and old, around Atlanta. Atlanta is a mix of southern charm and city sophistication. Rich in history and culture, from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement, Atlanta has been at the center of historic moments in our country’s history. Did you know Atlanta is 177 years old, yep. There is a never-ending list of attractions, restaurants and shopping in Atlanta – you won’t be bored. So if you are near The A, do drop in and remember we only drink two things in Atlanta Coke or Sweet Tea! Welcome to The A!

What’s your favorite quick road-trip city?

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Note: The official name of The Civil Rights Museum is The Center for Civil and Human Rights


OOTD #40 – London Edition

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Hello,
We’re half way to a 3 day weekend! Popping in today for a quick OOTD inspired by London. Of course you have to snag a t-shirt when you travel. I flipped my photo image to get my “good side” so I included a close up of my tee so you could see the detail on the t-shirt that depicts London’s major attractions. I got this t-shirt at Camden Market, a totally cool, eclectic, goth, vintage, avant-garde, yeah all these adjectives, market in London. If you’ve visited The A, imagine Little Five Points on major steroids! I got a kick out of all the alternative London fashion options at this market and it was huge. Blocks and blocks of market stalls, stores and restaurants.

The bag is a cute backpack I got at TK Maxx, the UK version of TJ Maxx. It’s made by Partridge a European brand that specializes in fine leather. The bags come with a two-year warranty and a key fob and change purse. It was 59 pounds which is about $100 – not too bad. I don’t own a backpack style handbag so I am loving this baby. The London store has the same vibe as my neighborhood store and full of beautiful merchandise. The layout was a little different with the accessories upstairs and clothing on the second lower level. I did not do a ton of shopping in London but I did get a few pieces like these two, that I will cherish!

Is shopping on your travel agenda?

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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More Or Less…Ghost Chairs

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Hey pretties,
Today’s More Or Less features my favorite chair – The Ghost Chair, very popular in home decor. The Ghost Chair design was created by Phillipe Starck, one of the first designers to use clear polycarbonate in furniture design.Kartell sells a huge variety of polycarbonate chairs in different styles, colors and price points. I think the Ghost Chair is the perfect accent piece that coordinates with any decor since it has no color, pattern, or texture. But, if you need some inspiration, Houzz to the rescue.

The styling in the last photo is my favorite. I’m so in love with the Ghost Chair and of course I would snag the Less version, you really can’t tell the difference.The Less version is a good way to add a high end designer piece to your home decor without breaking the bank.

What do you think about this classic furniture style? Would you buy a Ghost Chair?

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Images via Houzz


Good News!

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Hi Pretties,
Happy Monday to ya’! Was your weekend outstanding? I took it easy after a busy week – great dinner with the book club ladies, always a good time. The news around the world has been so gloomy lately! So much unrest and discord, I almost hate to watch the news! But some really great things are happening too! So today, I’m sharing some Good News! Woot Woot!

Right here in The A, God bless these folks and praying for the continued recovery of the ebola survivors!

Right here in The A, God bless these folks and praying for the continued recovery of the ebola survivors!

Over 700 people paid it forward at a Florida Starbucks, so kind!

Over 700 people paid it forward at a Florida Starbucks, so kind!

I'm over the ice bucket challenge, but $42 million raised is cool!

I’m over the ice bucket challenge, but $42 million raised is cool!

Can you say GIRL POWER, you rock Mo'ne Davis!

Can you say GIRL POWER, you rock Mo’ne Davis!


Teamwork makes the dreamwork, a life saved!

Teamwork at its best, a life saved!

Yeah baby! Good News is all around us! What’s your Good News, do share!

Have a Marvelous Monday!

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Quilted Handbags

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Hey pretties,
Happy Friday! What’s up for the weekend folks? I’m taking it easy, still pooped from the trip. Are you feeling like Fall is in the air? I love quilted handbags for the Fall season. The quilted fabric adds texture and interest. Quilting is a tricky process, especially on leather. Once that needle goes in the fabric, the hole is made so the process requires some skill. Of course Chanel makes THE iconic quilted handbag. A quilted handbag is easy to dress up or down, and comes in a variety of styles – shoulder bags, satchels, totes, or even backpacks. This is a handbag trend that is timeless and classic.

Do you own a quilted handbag? Have a lovely weekend!

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Let’s Go…10 London Bits

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Image Source: personal photo – Tower Bridge-London

Hello pretties,
It’s travel day. I’ve had so much fun with this feature on the blog. Travel opens your mind and gives you an appreciation for other cultures, it’s all good. I’m a picture taking fool and I wasn’t going to use the pic above but it’s a good depiction of life in London. A real Londoner going about his day with a backdrop of the Tower Bridge. Alright, Let’s Go, here are 10 bits about travel and about London!

1 – You will need an umbrella, it will rain. Now it’s not a torrential downpour, but you’ll need a brolly
2 – Even in a summer month, the days can be windy and of course rainy, get a lightweight jumper (a jacket) or a cute wrap
3 – Your best friend is the Oyster Card. It’s the golden ticket to all that is London
4 – There are a ton of hotels in London, but do book a spot close to a tube station. You’ll be glad you did
5 – Get some currency before you leave – you’ll have a few pounds and pence to tip your driver
6 – Get up and out upon arrival, it’ll help with jet lag and you’ll get the lay of the land
7 – London is a very walkable town, snag a comfy pair of walking shoes
8 – Eat local. Get out and discover good eats in the neighborhood
9 – Don’t worry about the price of souvenirs, if you like it, buy it. It will be cheaper or not cheaper at the next souvenir stand
10 – Organized tours are the bomb! You’ll see all the major attractions and get great commentary from a London insider

National History Museum

Image Source:personal photo – National History Museum

An update, the packing cubes worked so well, even had room for souvenirs.

I’d love to hear about your travels, where’s everybody been?? Do share?

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OOTD – #39 Camo Cargo Pants

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Hey there,
We’re half done with the week! I know I just came back from vacay, but I’m ready for the weekend…as usual! I’m back with an OOTD today and this look was inspired by the lovely blogger Jackie at Style My Dreams.
camo inspiration

I like how it’s a basically casual look – cargo pants and a black silky tank that she jazzed up with the heels and accessories. I substituted camo cargo pants for the solid green cargo pants, added a black chiffon hi-low top, a pair of ankle strap heels, and a silver necklace. I’ve worn these camo cargo pants before on the blog and I love them. Very comfy and easy to dress up or down. These camo cargo pants were purchased during the fall season, but I’ve worn them several times this season, love the versatility. And, cargo pants are a nice alternative to jeans too!

Do you have a clothing item you like to wear from season to season?

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