If the Dress Don’t Fit, Buy It Anyway?

So I bought this dress, this past weekend, It doesn’t quite fit. Well, actually it fits EXACTLY, no wiggle room, no booty shaking room, and well…breathing while wearing was quite the feat. Don’t you hate that? …but it’s so cute so… I could probably have it tailored, but I probably won’t. It is like everything else in my life, it will sit there waiting to be fixed until I abandon it or toss it in the giveaway pile. So anyway, this dress is definitely on trend, with the one shoulder and the ruffle and the stripes. I think I have hit…

The Most Pretentious Video About Macarons

Hey guys, since I’m trying to be more open with my audience, and since I blog about all things lifestyle related, and since I didn’t get a chance to post the actual blog post that I wanted because the photos were not up to par, I thought I would share one of my older videos with you. I chose this video because although it is over year old, a commenter named Woodshadow left the comment below just last week. Well, I guess he/she/they told me. It occurred to me that my readers should also be able to watch the most…

Weekend Reflections (With Video)

It’s Monday morning and a bird woke me up damn it!! Let me repeat that with a twist. It’s Monday morning, Feb 20th, a federal holiday and a freakin chirping bird woke me up at 8am. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad to be alive, thankful to God for another day, but I abhor birds and they are here early, along with the pollen and my seasonal allergies and the promise of a really hot, sweltering Summer. People were eating outside yesterday. It’s the middle of Winter on the East Coast and it is hot. Where is the snow? Where…

Five Easy Ways to Add Luxury to Your Life Without Breaking the Bank

Invest in Soft Clothing and Accessories Anything that touches your skin should feel soft, It could be anything from a cashmere or merino wool sweater to a pair of fuzzy slippers, to a scarf or really comfortable cotton underwear. If it feels soft against your skin, makes you feel comfy and cozy, if it feels luxurious, then it qualifies as luxury. Gap’s Soft Spun Knit, Banana Republic, Madewell, Urban Outfitters, Calvin Klein, And Other Stories Cashmere are all good choices. Have a really luxurious meal Make sure it’s good, fresh and tasty. Spend the time to savor the food and enjoy…

Life is Too Short, Buy the Leather Leggings, Already

So you’re thinking that you might want to add leather leggings to your wardrobe, but you’re hesitating to take the plunge. Maybe you think you are too curvy, maybe you think your badoncky is a little too big. Or… …maybe you are very thin and you think the look may be a little too trash baggy. Or… …maybe you are a little older and the thought of shiny pants just seems ridiculous. If you’re thinking any of these things, banish the negative thoughts and go out and get you some-sexiness-in-a pair-of-pants, girl. I know that once upon a time, leather pants were…

My Mini Designer Bag Collection and Luxury Wishlist

Throughout the years I have accumulated the odd luxury item here and there. I remember being an Army wife with two young children years ago. I chose to stay at home with my children when they were very young, one because young Soldiers are not rolling in dough, and depending on where we were stationed, the spouse often had very little real job prospects at the time, aside from retail. We made the conscious decision to put our family first, make sacrifices, and do without much beyond the basics, especially because we were a single income family for a long…