Color and Denim-Work it Wednesday!
I love this denim strapless dress and I crossed my fingers that I would be able to squeeze into it this summer, lol! I brought it on clearance back in January at White House Black Market with visions of wearing it on a warm summer night or to brunch with the girls. With the help of a good strapless bra and Spanx I am in…whoo hoo!
I love the soft dark denim fabric and simple classic design. It makes it so easy to style with accessories to create any look you want. I decided to go with a bright orange and fuchsia necklace to highlight this beautiful handmade clutch.
I purchased this beautiful handmade clutch from a vendor at the Community Tea I attended this spring. It was made in South India as a part of a program to support women working to support their communities. Shopwithamission.org is a great organization and the proceeds go directly to support the fight against poverty and improving communities. Great cause and great price. It was only $15. Shop with a mission, here.
The other favorite thing about this dress is it has pockets! Just the perfect added touch!
I paired this dress with my wedge sandals I purchased several years ago from Ann Taylor. I love the fun teal green color and I am pleasantly surprised that they go with several of my outfits in the spring and summer!
I hope you have enjoyed this color and denim post. I am ready for summer!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Stay busy being fabulous.
This week I pulled out my super bright Kate Spade handbag and my orange and white stripe top for a casual spring look! I think stripes and brights work well together when you are ready for some fun in the sun! The weather is so nice that it makes me want to head outdoors and just enjoy the cool breeze.Continue reading →
Have you ever pulled up to your own house and decided to stay in the driveway for a “gooood” while just to have some peace and quiet ?
Sometimes you just need a minute before you go inside and hear “Mommy, what’s for dinner?” or “Mom, I need your help with something!” or “Thank God you are home because….”
These are just a few quotes from my twenty-something year old “kids” LOL! These are the confessions of a tired mom!
I was talking with a group of co-workers the other day, all moms with kids of various ages from little ones to big teens and one of the moms confessed, “Sometimes I just don’t go in the house right away and when they call my cellphone I say… yeah I am still on my way.”
We all cracked up laughing and soon we were all sharing our ” Mommy confessions.”
We had such a big laugh because we all thought we were the only ones that were guilty of “hiding” from our families at one time or another. Even though my kids are grown now, I can vividly remember needing a “moment” before I was hit with mommy duty! Most of the time I was the one picking them up after school so there was no escape! However, on those rare occasions when they were home before me… a little me time was priceless!
We love our families but, mommy duty is no joke! Sometimes you have to “steal” a little time for yourself. Here are a few things I like to do when I am “hiding” from my family:
1. Go to Home Goods
This is my happy place! Nothing like a stolen hour of kid-free browsing at Home Goods! Tip: if you buy something don’t forget to hide the packages in the car or they will know you were really out shopping instead of working late, LOL!
2. Get my nails done!
A quick manicure is great! Tip: Don’t get the pedicure if you have to wear those temporary flip flops. They will immediately know what you have been up to!
3. Stroll around Target
I like to go when it is not so crowded on a week night so I can enjoy the dollar spot in peace!
4. Have dessert before dinner!
I like to sneak a mini Susie Cakes cupcake or a scoop of ice cream all by myself. They will never know!
5. Just sit in my car!
I like to enjoy some music, browse Facebook, or chat with a friend that I never have time to call. Tip: Don’t stay too long in the car because they may look out the window and sneak up on you!
These are just of few of my “steal a little me time” tips! Don’t even get me started on how you can “forget” to mention you have a day off and enjoy a whole day to yourself! Stay tuned for a Mommy “hooky day” post, LOL!
I hope you have enjoyed this mommy confessions post! Share some of your mommy confessions in the comments, don’t worry I won’t tell!
I love finding a great pair of shoes! When I am shopping for shoes, I look for the three C’s: they have to be cute, comfortable, and cost effective. Luckily, these black strappy heels with terrific tassels fit the bill! I found them at Madewell a few months ago on sale for $40.00. They were on clearance in late January which is a great time to shop! Continue reading →
My husband really likes blueberries and I enjoy baking! However, I don’t always have time to bake from scratch. So when I have a taste for fresh baked muffins, I like to make my quick and easy semi-homemade blueberry muffins. Continue reading →
My daughter loves the movie, Devil Wears Prada! So when I told her that I was going to feature this floral dress for my next spring post she said, “Florals, for spring…groundbreaking.” We both laughed because I kinda remembered Meryl Streep saying this with a very unimpressed look at one of her staff meetings. She was very hard to impress, LOL! However, even though florals for spring are not new, they are classic and often a great choice for spring! Continue reading →
I have been looking at off the shoulder style tops for months! However, every time I try one on, it just does not look flattering! I am starting to think that the off the shoulder look is just not for me, LOL! Then I decided to try this peekaboo shoulder top. It’s a little more subtle version of the off the shoulder look. I think this one looked better on me and I liked the fit. It is also a bonus that you can wear a regular bra and not have to worry about the straps showing! Continue reading →
The votes are in and the tea tables were fabulous! The Los Angeles Community Church Annual Tea Table Competition was another huge success! This year, the event was held at the beautiful Knox Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles which was the perfect setting for this amazing event. The ladies came dressed and ready for tea! The table hostesses did a wonderful job with creative table designs and yummy food! It was the perfect way to kick-off spring! Everyone was a winner in this competition because the event supported an amazing charity called Forgotten Children, Inc. Their mission is to rescue, restore, educate and bring hope to victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. The event was sponsored by The Cochran Firm and supported by various local vendors. The afternoon was filled with beautiful music, fellowship, sisterhood, and a moving message on the power of prayer! Please enjoy some of the amazing pictures of the tea tables from this extraordinary event!
If you would like to see the pictures from last year’s tea table competition checkout the link to my post, here.
I will be 50 years old this year! Whoo hoo! I am so blessed and thankful to God for all that he has done for me! As I get older, I find myself thinking more often about all the things that really count – family, friends, great life experiences, and hopefully an opportunity to make a difference. I have decided that the next phase in my life will be filled with doing more of what I love! So when I discovered the companyONEHOPE Wine and its mission to give 50% of its profits to causes like breast cancer awareness, supporting literacy for children, fighting childhood hunger, and so many more… I was sold! What could be better than gathering with family and friends, sipping delicious wine, and giving back to your favorite charity! That is why I am so passionate about my new business venture and so excited to launch Kery B. Events – wine tasting with a purpose!
I am expanding my brand through a fabulous partnership with viaONEHOPE wine to bring all of you amazing discounts and exclusive wine tasting events that give back to charity and support our community! I invite you to view the pictures from my launch party and learn more about this wonderful opportunity to mix, mingle, and make an impact! I also encourage you to subscribe to my blog (if you haven’t already) so that you can be invited to my next exclusive wine tasting event. Enjoy!
It is just about time for the Los Angeles Community Church Annual Tea Table Competition! I love to see the beautiful tables and dress up for the event! This year, I found this cute dress that I think will be perfect for the occasion! Continue reading →