July 02, 2020
I was confused about this book at first, but as I kept reading the pieces started coming together. It was intense, a bit eerie, sometimes heart warming, all the while being a big puzzle. You know they escaped the mountain but you don't exactly know what happened on the mountain. They make it sound like it's full of pain and despair but you're not sure why. The entire book was a mystery, even until the end. Some questions were answered, but I was waiting for some parallel or deeper meaning behind the plot, but I was left at a loss. It was a good read and I wanted to keep going, but I didn't get all the answers or conclusions I was looking for by the last page.
This review will make more sense if you've read the book. :)
Many thanks for Revell Books for the chance to read this!
June 12, 2020
More is more, at Baginning with a wide selection of trendy bag styles from tote, backpack, fanny pack, satchel bag and leather handbags and more. A bag is a great investment piece and will last you years and years. Don’s miss Baginning trendy styles of woman’s bags and enjoy Free Shipping Worldwide. There are bags to pair with casual outfits or evening dresses.
When I was contacted by the brand to see if I wanted to try one of their bags I jumped at the chance. What girl doesn't want another handbag to add to their collection? I know I do. I like to have one or two for each season and I just rotate them during the year. My brights are for Spring and Summer and my darker tones for Fall and Winter.
I spent quite a long time browsing their website to figure out which one would be perfect for me. I knew that I needed it to be a decent size. I'm a mom of three after all, and let's be frank, we hold a LOT in our bags...snacks, wipes, medication, first aid kits, mints, small toys etc. [yes, and money/phone as well] I also knew that I needed shoulder straps. While the elbow hold is cute for photos, and very trendy, it's just not practical for a woman on the go (pre-Covid, that is). I need my hands free to hold toddler hands, my older kids backpacks and more. So I needed 1) a decent size, 2) shoulder straps, and it has to be....3) eye catching. I am not a fan of neutrals, so I always go for bold colors, and the one I selected did not dissapoint.
Here is the bag I got to try out. First let me discuss how it arrived. It was boxes, and bagged several times over. Not only did I get a handbag out of this, I also go an extra silver carrying tote. The purse was in a protective sleeve, inside a tote bag, inside a box. I give them A+ for packaging, for sure!
My bag a deep wine red, with multi color/multichrome buttons on the side which is a fun detail. It adds to the bag's character. It also has a removable zipper bag inside to further organize the contents of my purse. It would be a perfect makeup bag for me. I could remove all my cosmetics easily and leave them at home for days when makeup is not a concern (aka no makeup days). I also like that the bag has a closure so things won't easily fall out. While the bag did have a slight fishy smell, I'm hoping that in time this will dissapate. Since it's a deep color I won't be using it exclusively until Fall, so we have a few months still. ;-)
Many thanks to Baginning for a chance to try their bags!!!
May 20, 2020
While perusing their site I discovered that they offer a DESIGN YOUR OWN SHOE option. How neat is that? I'm sure many women would love to design a pair of custom shoes for themselves. You submit a few photos, description of what you're looking for and Voila! How much fun would that be? Perhaps I'll try this in a future Youtube video. What do you think? Any takers?
They also have a bunch of really cute sandals for the Summer. I've included a couple photos below.
April 06, 2020
March 12, 2020
There are a few places that are my "to go" places for jewelry inspiration. The first place to check out is is a website called AURATE. I enjoy browsing this site, but the prices are a bit higher than I usually spend, but still, they have great pieces. I especially love their drop earrings. I've been obsessed with geometric jewelry lately, and they have a handful of bar earrings that look so flattering on me and many other people. They come in a variety of sizes and colors, and some even have embellishments at the end like a stone or pearl. They have a lot to choose from.
The second being CVS. Why, you ask? I often have store credits, gift cards or extra care bucks to spend at CVS and a few years ago I discovered they carry the iam brand of jewelry and I LOVE it! They had rings, necklaces, bracelets but mostly earrings. They have everything from simple studs to elaborate hanging designs. It's always fun to browse the rack when I stop by the drugstore.
The other place that I find my jewelry is at Kohls. I just adore the Lauren Conrad collection. I've loved her ever since the days of the "Hills" TV show in which she appeared, and even now I'm still enjoying her fashion and accessories. She has classy elegant pieces that really fit my aesthetic. It's slightly girls, but still mature yet stylish.
So these are three places you can find fun trendy earrings if you were in the market for them. Let me know where you find your favorite earrings, in the comments below. Hope you enjoyed!
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