It is official as the nice man delivers yet another package to my house–I am married to the online shopping lady except she is a man. A man who never liked shopping before. As a woman of a certain age I have seen my hubby of many years have many habits, and this one is one that I could never imagined he would have.
When he had to fill out forms and send them in he wouldn’t order a lot–it took time. The kids and I would get a few crazy gifts, you know the kind that don’t look anything like the picture. The kind that are supposed to be just as good as the nationally known product.
But lo and behold he is now kind of sort of computer literate–he discovered the internet. We finally got him to stop opening all of the email he receives, and printing off all of the crazy information that is out there. He now shops.
You know that lady that buys the purse in all 16 colors, 13 sizes and 14 materials all of which are fake–that’s him. Need something to help you with a flat tire, ward off attackers, look like a diamond, ruby and/or emerald, whiten your teeth, stretch your shoes, shrink your shoes, kill mosquitoes, and so much more? We have it.
The delivery people and the postal service know us. In fact I’ve told them to stop coming to my house. I run to the door as soon as they ring the bell because there is no need to sign for it, they just ring, drop and go.
The good news is that I’m going to have a great garage sale. Remember “thisisyourbestyear“. What’s one man’s junk is another one’s treasure–yeah right.
The amazing Texas Conference for Women in Austin, Texas on November 15, 2016 is officially sold out.
As luck would have it, there may be a way to get tickets to attend this sold out event. You can put your name on a list to grab tickets if they become available. If you want to hear great speakers, be inspired, attend wonderful workshops, network with women who are on the move and so much more, you need to try as hard as possible to attend this event. To try for tickets click please let me get a ticket. Hope you are lucky! Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.
Yes I was in the dreaded middle seat, but I didn’t have to pay for my luggage, and I don’t fight for overhead space–I just checked my luggage, and the crew always seem to be nice–I was flying home on Southwest Airlines. The latest issue of their magazine caught my attention, it’s their anniversary edition touting they (Southwest Airlines) still got it.
What caught my attention was the cover featuring what I thought were two flight attendants. Well it turned out to be the same person, flight attendant Sandra Force, and she is featured in her 1971 flight attendant (stewardess) uniform, and her current flight attendant uniform. Yep, that means that she has been flying the friendly skies with Southwest Airlines for 45 years. She looks amazing.
Inside the magazine you find information about this lovely woman of a certain age along with another flight attendant, C. J. Bostic who has also worked for Southwest Airlines for 45 years. By all accords they have no intention of retiring–they actually like their job.
Click the link to read about this two amazing women of a certain age: Southwest Airlines Magazine.
Remember “thisisyourbestyear”, and do something you enjoy like Sandra and C. J. They still got it! They show us that women of a certain age can’t be defined. Got to love it! Do you still have it?
“If you just sit down and be quiet, no one will know how stupid you are”. Yes, that was one of my mother’s sayings. Another one was “slow as pond water”. These and other sayings seem to always come to mind at different times in my life. There are many others that she, my aunts, neighbors, women of the church and others would say. Some I can’t put in print.
For our Mother’s Day Giveaway we are asking you to tell us one of the sayings your mother, grandmother, aunt or whoever you consider to be your mother figure in your life said. It’s as simple as that.
You can win a beautiful statement necklace donated by Kendra Scott jewelry. It is an amazing piece that you will love–it is the beautiful piece below.
Remember “thisisyourbestyear”, and all you need to do to win this beautiful Kendra Scott “statement” necklace is to post a saying that your mother and/or mother figure always said in the comment section of this post. This beautiful piece can be yours to gift to someone or maybe to yourself. The winner will be chosen on Monday, May 2. Good Luck!
*You can see more beautiful Kendra Scott jewelry at their boutiques or online at Kendra Scott Jewelry.
NEIMAN MARCUS ANNOUNCES CAROLINA HERRERA AS RECIPIENT OF
THE NEIMAN MARCUS AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN THE FIELD OF FASHION
Neiman Marcus announces that world renowned fashion designer Carolina Herrera will receive the Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion on September 16, 2016 at the Crystal Charity Ten Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon at their flagship store in located in downtown Dallas.
“We are delighted to present Carolina Herrera the Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion,” said Karen Katz, CEO of Neiman Marcus Group. “Few designers have accomplished this as gracefully as Mrs. Herrera.”
Past honorees of this award include HSH the Princess Grace of Monaco, Estée Lauder, Coco Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Giorgio Armani, and Miuccia Prada. Stanley Marcus, the co-founder of Neiman Marcus won the Award in 1995. It was presented to him at a Neiman Marcus gala in Dallas celebrating his ninetieth birthday.
*Since 1952, the sole purpose of The Crystal Charity Ball has been to support children’s charities in Dallas County. Members of The Crystal Charity Ball Committee have raised more than $130 million for more than 140 worthy beneficiaries over the past 60 years
I love it when people say they are the same size they were way back when. At this stage of life I am probably about the same size I was before l had children. Even saying that the weight is distributed differently, you know not sitting like it use to unless of course you have visited your local cosmetic guru to have some work done, then it is probably sitting higher.
As we have become women of a certain age, we don’t want to look like our mothers and Lord forgive us surely not like our grandmothers when they were our age. Sadly though for most of us we can’t look the way our daughters and granddaughters look. Seriously Beyonce and her mom may be about the same size, but there is almost a 30 year age difference. One is Blue Ivy’s mom and the other is her grandmother.
Remember when you go shopping the sales lady is nice, but her job is to sell. She may tell you that you can pull something off, and you want to believe you can, but please look in the mirror. As we mature unless we are a dancer, have good genes or have always exercised and even then we may not avoid the inevitable–we sometimes just have to let some outfits go. Hey it may be time to try something new.
Remember “thisisyourbestyear”. Same size or not, check the mirror before you leave home.
Great designs to choose from, try on, sip champagne and have great girl talk. What could be better? The pop-up Sip and Shop was held at the Art7 Gallery with beautiful art work (TAC: Small Works) showcasing beautiful accessories, jewelry and clothing designed by talented designers Gia Rodriguez (Gia Rodriguez Designs) and Tendai Tawonezvi (NeoBantu).If you were unable to attend the event, you can shop them online at: http://www.giarodriguez.com and http://www.neobantu.com. Be sure to look for similar events in your area.
Merry Christmas at Art7 Gallery
Talking with Deborah Peoples who leads the Tarrant County Democratic Party
Ariel Davis of Fort Worth Community Arts Center Art7 Gallery with Lauren Cross
Memory Jora representing NeoBantu assisting Chairwoman of the Tarrant County Democratic Party, Deborah Peoples
Art featured at the Sip and Shop Event
Designs by NeoBantu
Designer Gia Rodriguez
Deborah Peoples talking with WoCA Projects founder Laureen Cross
Sip and Shop Event
Beautiful art on the wall of the Sip and Shop Event
Gia Rodriguez talking designs with Carol Cooper
Austin, Texas has the motto “Keep Austin Weird”, but now Austin can add another motto–“Keep Austin Fashionable”. It highlighted its fashion side showcasing men’s wear at Fashion X Austin: Men. The beautiful event was held at a private estate in Central Austin where Cadillac showcased its newest models.
The night was perfect for the occasion with the mild summer breeze and beautiful venue. There was great food provided by Catering With A Twist, refreshing drink provided by Goose Island, Deep Eddy Vodka and Rebecca Creek Whiskey, fun people and most of all great men’s fashion.
Below are a few images of the wonderful event. All photos were taken by Ivan Miller or Occhio Appello.
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Bigger, better and bolder–that’s how Fashion X Dallas opened its fashion week. The show is being held at the Fashion Industry Gallery (F.I.G.) in the Arts District. All guest were given an opportunity to be photographed on the red carpet.
There was champagne and hors d’oeuvres in the VIP lounge where you could get up close and personal with the designers that were presenting. Each night will bring a different group of designers to meet and greet.
Fashion X Dallas featured up and coming designers the first night. The final night will feature winners and runner-ups from the hit television show Project Runway: Mychael Knight, Melissa Fleis, Laura Kathleen, Anthony Ryan Auld, Daniel Esquivel, Jeffrey Sebelia, Korto Momolu, and Michelle Lesniak. If you are a fan of the show, you will probably have a favorite.
The gallery provided an opportunity for some shopping with pop-up shops featuring everything from jewelry, clothing, accessories and more. Some of the designers showing their work were Laura Ginsburg Pierson, Mitchel Primrose, and Marcus Andrews among others.
Fashion X Dallas offers a wonderful, exciting evening. You can learn more about the event and still buy tickets at: http://fashionxdallas.com/
Remember “thisisyourbestyear”–why not do it with style?