Sep 21, 2021

“Pep” UP your step… with Pretty Pearls

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Givenchy (circa 2003)

Today is the last day of Summer! I know… it’s hard to believe but, Summer is O.V.E.R.

And Now for the Good NEWS!!!.Fall begins tomorrow and with it brings about cooler days, sweater weather and the beauty of the leaves changing colors-which is a reminder to us all that as the leaves change ….so can we! It’s the perfect time to take stock before the year comes to an end and focus on what you want to accomplish before we say good bye to 2021.

As Tuesday is ” Tip Day “on the blog- I have a simple suggestion that  should add a dose of Pretty in your day and it’s done with something you already have laying around the house. Ready????

If you’ve been storing your pretty Pearls(be it faux or real)perhaps it’s time to  take them out of storage and start accessorizing. Pearls have major staying power – when it comes to style and I’m here to offer some images that I hope will reignite your love for pearls and inspire you to start wearing or at least displaying some “Pretty Pearls” around you.  Have a fabulous Tuesday.  xoT.

When in doubt.. Pearls can Dress UP your Decor & more!

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Sep 8, 2021

Handbag Hang UP!!!!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Happy Hump Day!  If you’re looking for an easy and affordable way to hang UP  your  handbags , I just happen to have a few suggestions that should absolutely meet all your handbag hanging needs.  This post was inspired by a wonderful friend of mine who inquired about this very problem and I am happy to say I found a bevy of resources on Etsy. All links have been provided/just click on the image you desire and whah lah.. you are ready to shop for your perfect handbag hangers.

 

Etsy Shop Closetly Set of 3 Luxury Handbag Hangers $39.90

Etsy.co The Baga Vie Delux Handbag Hanger 3 for $24.00

Etsy Le Sac Bag 6 Pocket hanging Handbag storage $19.99 SALE $9.99

Etsy Home Cosey Designs Handbag Storage $17.55 each

Etsy Ecla Handbag Dust Bag Price $12.99

Etsy Tote Hanger $9.99 (pack of 4)

 

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Sep 3, 2021

Labor Day Sales “Fashion & Beauty”

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

I KNOW this is not big news when it comes to Labor Day and the announcement of some major  END of Summer  Sales happening. But, what I do want to share with you are discount codes and sale info to help you navigate  your shopping choices to their fullest. Let’s face it, if you can save time and money in one fell swoop: it’s your basic win win.  Below is a brief list of some pretty fashionable finds and beauty buys with discount codes attached. *Click on the merchant name  and go directly to the site. 

Labor Day Clothing & Accessories Sales

  1. J. Crew  Save up to 40% off and up to 60% off sale items at J. Crew from Sept. 3 to Sept. 7.
  2. Madewell Take up to 30% off select sale styles with the promo code CHEERS. This includes in store and online.
  3. Everlane Sustainable clothing brand Everlane is discounting select style by up to 50% for Labor Day from Sept. 2 to Sept. 6.
  4. Saks Fifth Avenue Saks Fifth Avenue is offering up to 20% off select sale styles with the purchase of three or more items (use the promo code GETMORE) from Sept. 4 to Sept. 6.
  5. BaubleBar From Aug. 26 to Sept. 7, BaubleBar is offering an extra 20% off their sale section with the promo code SALE20. Save big on items as low as $10!
  6. Sperry From Sept. 3 to Sept. 7, take an extra 25% off one sale item or 40% off two or more sale items on Sperry.com.
  7. Kendra Scott From Sept. 1 to Sept. 6, enjoy Kendra Scott’s Labor Day sale which includes 20% Off their entire website
  8. Champion Champion.com is offering 15% off orders of $75 or more, 20% off orders $100 or more and 25% off orders $150 or more from Sept. 1 to Sept. 7.
  9. Hanes Take up to 50% off sweats, tees and polos at Hanes and buy three or more items and save an additional 20% on your order. Also, take up to 50% off ultimate underwear for women, men and kids from Sept. 2 to Sept. 13.
  10. Kohl’s From Sept. 2 to Sept. 6, take $10 orders of $15 or more and earn $5 Kohl’s Cash for every $25 you spend.
  11. GlassesUSA.com 

Enjoy up to 65% off frames on select sunglasses and eyeglasses (including 25% off designer                          frames!) from GlassesUSA.com with the code LABOR65. For 25% off premium frames use the                  promo code LABOR25 and 60% off lens upgrades use the promo code LENSES60. These offers              are valid now through Sept. 13.

  1. Lulus From Sept. 3 to Sept. 6 Lulus is discounting select styles for as low as $10. All items are final sale and no promo code is required. Plus, on Sept. 6 only the brand is offering free shipping on all orders.
  2. Draper James Take 40% off sale items at Draper James now until Sept. 8. All sales final.
  3. Alo Yoga  Alo Yoga added over 200 new items to their sale section for Labor Day this year with     prices up to 60% off.

Labor Day Beauty & Skincare Sales

  1. Ulta

While not technically a Labor Day sale, Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty event (Aug. 29 to Sept. 18) includes amazing discounts on top beauty and skincare brands.

  1. CoverFX

Enjoy up to 40% off select items from CoverFX starting Aug. 31 until Sept. 7.

  1. Tarte Cosmetics

Get 30% off select items (and 35% if you’re a member!) with the code FAM, plus two free mini items when you spend $65 or more for a limited time.

  1. BareMinerals

Shop select BareMinerals products and receive $15 off of $75 purchases, plus free shipping with the promo code SPENDGET from Sept. 3 to Sept. 6.

  1. Lancer Skincare

Pick two products from Lancer Skincare and save 20% on the brand’s fall favorites with the promo code PICK2 from Sept. 1 to Sept. 7.

  1. Alleyoop

Get two free Swipe Lefts (acetone-free nail polish wipes) on all orders from Sept. 4 to Sept. 5. No code required.

  1. Eve Lom

From Sept. 2 to Sept. 6 receive 20% off your total purchase with the promo code LABORDAY.

  1. ZitSticka

From Sept. 2 to Sept 7, take advantage of ZitSticka’s 20% off sitewide sale, plus 20% off your first month when subscribing to any product.

  1. Dr. Jart+

Enjoy 15% off Dr. Jart’s entire website from Sept. 3 to Sept. 8.

  1. Bio Ionic

Exclusively at Sephora, Bio Ionic will be taking 25% off select dryers and irons from Sept. 3 to Sept. 6.

  1. Chi Haircare

From Sept. 3 to Sept. 6 Chi is offering 25% off all regular priced items with code LABORDAY.

  1. Lumin Skincare

Lumin — a men’s skincare brand is offering 25% off sitewide with the code FALL25 from Aug. 31 to Sept. 8.

  1. First Aid Beauty

If you buy $100 worth of FAB products you’ll receive a container of their Facial Radiance Pads (60 count) with the code RADIANT60 and if you spend $60, you’ll get the same product (28 count) using the code RADIANT28. This Labor Day deal is happening until Sept. 9.

  1. BITE Beauty

From Sept. 4 to Sept. 6 get a $10 pressed powder from BITE Beauty when you buy a face product. No code needed.

  1. Physicians Formula

Enjoy 30% off Physicians Formula’s entire website with the promo code PF30SUMMER until Sept. 16.

Sales info courtesy of The New York Post
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Aug 25, 2021

Midweek Moment…A Sweet (& Healthy) Cookie Recipe

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

Happy Wednesday! I have a homemade “Sweet Treat”  recipe to  help get you through Hump Day!

This recipe is  fast, easy, delicious and hedging on healthy. I whipped up a batch of these cookies last  Sunday night, (when outside temps finally dipped below the triple digit mark and it was cool enough to even consider turning on an oven and doing some baking).

Full Disclosure: This recipe is  a modified version of your Basic  Oatmeal Cookie Recipe BUT with a few deviations to give it a Tasty lift. Enjoy!!!!

 

         

Summer’s Sweet Surprise The  Oatmeal Cookie …(Revised) 

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) + 6 tbsp. Butter (softened at room temp)
  • ¾ cup firmly back light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 cups Quaker Oats ( Quick 1 minute Oats)
  • Additions
  • (add as much or as little as you like of each)
  • ½ to 1 cup organic coconut
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup organic dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans

In a large bowl beat butter (softened at room temp) then mix in brown sugar and white sugar until creamy mixture.

Add in eggs and vanilla until thoroughly mixed all together.

Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

Add in Oats until everything is blended- no need to over stir… just mix until everything is combined.

Mix in additions: coconut, cranberries chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips/and pecans.

Chill mixture for an hour. (Still in bowl and cover with saran wrap)

Take out of fridge and roll into 1 to 2 inch balls (depending on how large you like your cookies)

Place on cookie sheet and lightly flatten top of cookie with the palm of your hand.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until a very light golden brown.

Put on rack and let cool.

Store in air tight container.

Roll and chill in fridge  for at least an hour before baking.

 

Sweet Serving (s)

“Perfect Packaging” for Doorbell Delivery to friends.

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Aug 6, 2021

Friday Style Quote(s) and an UP-date…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Happy Friday and my sincere apologies for being MIA for longer than I had ever hoped. Where have I been ?  I can sum it up in two words (and I know if you’ve been in a similar situation nothing more needs to be said), JURY DUTY. Yes, I was doing my civil service and taking part of being a juror in the lovely LA Courts.  I know that serving on a Jury does not mean you have to show up looking like you’re walking the Red Carpet (even if this is LA) BUT…  I am here to say that if you are being observed in public no matter what it’s for… perhaps it time to put a comb through your hair and wear something presentable. I KNOW we’ve been locked down during the Pandemic but update: Loungewear is NOT streetwear. Capiche?!

 

As I observed  how individuals were choosing to present  themselves in public as of late, I am here to say that in my very humble opinion: I think there are certain individuals that could use a “gentle reminder” and a serious upgrade ! Embrace the idea of  making a little bit of effort to look presentable.

Bearing in mind that we are opening back up (slowly but surely )I am here to tell you that the opportunity to wear something that makes you look good -will  always heighten your sense of self esteem.

Here’s to upping your “style” ante and putting yourself back out into the world feeling and looking your best!

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Jul 25, 2021

Vintage Sun Style

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Happy Sunday! .

As July comes to a close, temps continue to soar and the Sun is shining down with some pretty powerful rays.  I hope today’s blog post  will serve as a gentle reminder to take cover with a dose of sunscreen in the double digit rage  (30 and up SPF) in addition to sporting a sensational Summer sunhat.

Here’s a trip down memory lane with some Vintage hats that I hope will inspire. Enjoy and take cover!

Image courtesy of Roxanne swimwear

 

Circa 1957

Circa 1954

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Jul 23, 2021

Summer Shirtdress…”Discuss”

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

The Summer shirtdress is a wardrobe staple and one  item -that is  oh so versatile. I am a BIG fan of a simple shirtdress that you can wear on it’s own, pair with pants or over a swimsuit.  A great shirtdress can be dressed up with a pair of heels or dressed down with sneakers or flats. Here are a few summer confections that I hope you will enjoy. (Links to site available by clicking on image).

Kalina Midi Shirtdress (Lily Pulitzer $228.00)

Farm Rio Shirtdress Forest Mini @Saks Fifth Avenue ($220.00)

 

Ghospell Waist Detail Shirtdress @ASOS.com ($125.00)

 

Floral Callahan Shirtdress ($128.00)@Tuckernut.com

ACAIA Shirtdress @Revolve.com ($198.00)

Black Striped Polka Dots @ Linen looks ($28.95)

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Jul 12, 2021

Monday Motivation

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Hello Monday!

I came upon this beautiful wall inscription while walking in  Brentwood the other day.

A perfect reminder to us all, that love and life for that matter… may not be perfect BUT it’s in all of the imperfections that we learn and discover more ourselves. Love is the key and to that I hope that your week ahead is filled with all those perfect and imperfect moments that make you LOVE life even more than before.

Image via Author

Image via Author

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Jul 5, 2021

Warm Weather Style Options.

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Image Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta @ Moda Operandi

I hope you had a festive and fabulous 4th of July. Wasn’t it beyond joyful to have life and all it’s fireworks back?!As we start a new work week, I am  writing this post in answer to a question from a lovely reader asking: What does one wear when jeans just aren’t cutting it on warm weather days?

115 degrees outside in LA and opting to wear a Sundress I made with a favorite pattern from Vogue.

The good news is that there are oodles of fashionable options that  you can choose from -no matter what your size or age. My ongoing mantra for everything you wear is that FIT is the Number 1 component to make sure you look stylish.

  1. The Summer Dress: O.K. so this is an absolute no brainer because dresses are not only comfortable but they keep you cool!

Halters are back….

Easy breezy flowing dresses

2. Skirts...The number ONE trending item this season.

    • Long/short/fitted or flared you can’t go wrong with a beautiful skirt.

Skirts are the number one apparel items trending for Summer.

 

Vogue pattern #8882

Keep it cool and classy with beautiful coverage.

3. Capris.. Always a  great idea for Summer . Pair with a perfect top and whah lah instant outfit that looks chic and stylish.

Cute capris are always a summer staple

 

Beautiful fitted capris with a long flowy top are a perfect solution if you want to disguise a heavier bottom area.

4. Jumpsuits are sooo In and come  in a wide array of styles and colors.

Summer jumpsuits are Major for the Season. So many options to choose from and soooo stylish.

Jumpsuit love in a lightweight denim.

5. Shorts…A Summer main stay. If however your legs are in need of a little coverage you have a few solutions: a) Self tanner can disguise a wide assortment of flaws b.) opt for pairing shorts with a  kimono for coverage of those not so “pretty areas” usually associated with aging and loss of collagen.

If you have great legs (translation no dimpling) then you can opt for some sensational summer suiting with SHORTS!

LOVE a Kimono!! Wear it over shorts to hide a multitude of sins or pair it with a bevy of beautiful summer selections…pants, capris, shorts, jeans)

 

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Jul 2, 2021

FTF…Sensational Swimwear

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Model Anne Gunning circa 1954 Image courtesy of Vogue.com

Today’s post is just a little something to get you in the spirit of Summer and celebrate some sensational swimsuits from decades past. I LOVE the look of a wonderful one piece, that you could easily wear today. Enjoy and have a great Friday.

Ava Gardner Cira 1940

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