Nov 14, 2022

Are We Skipping Thanksgiving???

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Quick Question??? Because I just have to ask….

Am I the only person NOT putting up their Christmas decorations until AFTER Thanksgiving?

It seems that Thanksgiving is being passed by or in a word SKIPPED because we’re in a  BIG hurry to  celebrate Christmas.

I am not naming names BUT, there does seem to be a plethora of people posting pictures of their homes already decorated for Christmas on every outlet of social media.  Yes, we are talking Christmas trees UP and decorated, yards of garland gorgeously draped on staircases and  framing front doors. Christmas stockings are hung by the mantle and a substantial smatterings of presents  are already placed under the Christmas tree.

Isn’t there some design rule that prohibits putting up your Christmas tree until after Thanksgiving?

I’ve barely etched out my Christmas list so please don’t even brooch the topic of shopping because the only shopping I’ll be doing in the next week  is in preparation for the Thanksgiving dinner.

Did we miss some sort of holiday EMERGENCY ALERT? One that requires us to step  it up and have our Christmas prep completed before the Thanksgiving turkey  is stuffed and in the oven?

Why are we in such a hurry to celebrate Christmas? I know that Covid put a deep damper on the holidays for the past few years but isn’t that an even better case to celebrate each and every holiday to its fullest?

Thanksgiving is that one special holiday when we are gathered together to enjoy each other’s company and take a moment of deep gratitude for all that we have been given.

I know life moves pretty fast but let’s all take a collective breath and slow down  to enjoy each day.

 Translation: Don’t even think of skipping ThanksgivingChristmas will be here soon enough. I promise… 

 

 

 

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Nov 3, 2022

Hello November… Your Holiday Prep Steps

Posted By: Terri
Category: Tuesday's Tip

Hello November.  Here you are making your entrance without any major fanfare the day after Halloween (which is ALL ABOUT THE FANFARE).  There’s no parade, no November 1st Sale Day, not even a national holiday marking your arrival.

Perhaps you enter so quietly because from this moment on… things are going to get verrrrry busy as we sprint to the finish line of yet another year. Not that anyone is counting but there are a mere 60 days left until we say goodbye to 2022.

Before we raise our champagne flutes and toast to a brand New Year there are a “few” things we must attend to:

  1. Turn our clocks back as Daylight Savings Time officially ends  this weekend.
  2. Start  making plans and prepping for the upcoming holiday season including  shopping, baking, decorating and gift wrapping. (Buy EXTRA wrapping paper and scotch tape now-just a thought that you’ll thank me for later).
  3. Attend and  or give a bevy of holiday parties/brunches/neighborhood gathering and events.
  4. Take time to reflect  and reassess on the past year.
  5. Look forward to new beginnings as we bid adieu to 2022.

Looking at the list above could make any Glamour Girl feel overwhelmed BUT I am here to help you get off to an organized start.  Each step is totally doable and I promise with the right attention to detail you won’t even break a sweat or a nail.

  1. Day Light Saving Time ends-Easy Peasy: Turn your clocks back one hour on Saturday night and enjoy an extra hour on Sunday.  (With that extra hour of time on your hands: I highly recommend taking a seat in a quiet space  for  20 minutes and list every single person you want to give a gift to for the holidays. This will not only give your mind some mental clarity BUT it will keep you focused as to who to buy for and perhaps start jogging your memory for possible items to purchase for each person.  
  2. Thanksgiving is going to be here in a nanosecond. Start purchasing non-perishable food staples now. If you’re cooking the meal at home or bringing some special dishes to a Thanksgiving dinner elsewhere-trust me when I say that there is no time like the present to stock UP.
  3. Hosting Thanksgiving? Now is the perfect time to plan out your Thanksgiving table decor.  Pumpkins make a perfect centerpiece and are drastically marked down right now. (Especially pumpkins in non traditional colors like white / light green and additional autumnal colors). Pumpkins purchased now will easily keep until December . Grouping pumpkins together in different hues makes a fast, festive and  and easy centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table.
  4. Last but certainly not least (because this is Go To Glamour Girl for goodness sake): Go into your closet and peruse your wardrobe ASAP. Right now (pre holiday stress) your mind is clear as a bell and you can pull together items with greater ease.  Mix and match a bevy of holiday outfits that you already own and put them aside for all those upcoming holiday parties. (Side note: You can also pair items together and take pictures on your cell phone for  future reference). Chances are you already own  the perfect red blazer, or perhaps a tuxedo jacket, a top with some sparkle, or even a festive flat that will pull the whole ensemble together in no time flat. In the end all these prep steps are sure to save you time & money while relieving a  major dose of seasonal holiday stress. It’s your basic win-win.

From me to you.. Go and DO!

 

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Oct 31, 2022

Happy Halloween!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Wishing you a Magical  Halloween. ….

No matter what stick you pick. 

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Oct 24, 2022

Monday Update and Style Inspo

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Hello Monday!

I hope you had a wonderful week and your Monday is off to a great start.

Last Monday I woke to find that my blog had been hacked and it took nearly a week to get the problem rectified. If there’s anything that can eat up your time and patience… its navigating through a technology problem of EPIC proportions. The good news is that we are back UP and running.

To get your week off to a “stylish start”  is the HUE of the Season…Pumpkin.

Enjoy and I hope you have a fabulous week ahead.

P.S. I can’t believe how October is almost Over….

Image Courtesy of Hogan Collection. © Todd Rosenberg Photography

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Oct 17, 2022

Monday Moment

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Monday Moment 

Wishing you a sweet  and stress free  week  ahead.

 

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Oct 10, 2022

National Handbag Day…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Today is National Handbag Day! Yay!!!

I know the calendar says the holiday deemed for October 10, is Columbus Day but handbag alert the HANDBAG has it’s own holiday and it lands on the exact same day!

Handbags are ESSENTIAL and that is written in all  capitals because  ask yourself: “What in the world would we do without a handbag to carry around all our essentials in?!” Thank Goodness the handbag provides a stylish solution.

In the event you need a  quick tutorial on all handbag styles I’ve sourced a  “Reference Resource a.k.a. the ultimate bag  fashion vocabulary…

 

And just to make National Handbag Day complete, I  cannot leave out my absolute favorite handbag inspired quote:

Here are three easy ways to keep your handbags looking like new: 

  1. Store handbags standing up.
  2. Stuff handbags with either handbag stuffers you can purchase or white tissue paper so you don’t ever have to worry about color bleed from tissue paper if it gets wet.
  3. Clean out your handbags  and make sure you wipe off any stains with a  damp soft cloth or use a leather cleaner  when appropriate. 

 

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Jul 22, 2022

Your Mid Summer Checklist

Posted By: Terri
Category: Health & Wellness

Quick Inquiry: Is anyone else having trouble keeping track of what day it is?? Summer is  the one season that literally seems to FLY BY!

The months of June through September are the perfect time of year to embrace a more relaxed and slower pace. It’s “vacation time” for many of us  and it’s also the perfect time of year to regroup and reassess how the year is going thus far and perhaps switch things up a bit in hopes of returning to the Fall schedule with a refreshed attitude.

Today’s blog is filled with a bevy of very doable (translation) EASY ways to help  you feel refreshed as the Summer days transition into Fall.

Upgrade your Beauty Routine

If you haven’t tried Dry brushing  yet, NOW would be the perfect time to start. This simple beauty routine is best done before you shower and the benefits are amazing!

Get Inspired….

Read a book that inspires! I just finished  Greenlight by Mathew McConaughey and it is one wonderful and motivating read to live your life on YOUR terms.

Get Quiet

Take a “time out” from the daily grind.

A girl needs a moment or two to quiet her mind and  regroup .

Reassess your Style 

With Summer sales in full swing and Fall Pre-Sale hitting the store- (aka The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale) it’s the perfect time to make a list of what you need and  on the flip side-let go of items that no longer deserve closet space.

 *Roberto Cavalli dress that’s been collecting dust since the Pandemic. 

Should it stay or should it go? I need a moment to reassess and I’ll let you know.

 

Indulge in the fruits of Summer 

(Healthy and delicious)

 

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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Jul 17, 2022

One Sweet Sunday…It’s National Ice Cream day!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

Hello Sunday…and a sweet Sunday it is!

FYI: The following is a public service announcement:

July 17, 2022 is tah dah dah dah….National Ice Cream Day!

 

Below is the short list of steals and deals for the day.

Enjoy!!!!

Baskin Robbins

Visit a Baskin Robbins store from July 17-23 and get $5 off any purchase of $15 or more. Shopping online or through the app? Use the coupon code BECOOLER.

Carvel

The ice cream chain is offering a BOGO deal. Buy one small soft serve in a cone or cup and get a second free.

Cold Stone Creamery

Enjoy $4 off purchases of $20 or more as well as free delivery when buying through the mobile app.

Dairy Queen

Get $1 off any dipped cone at participating stores when you order through the DQ app.

Dippin’ Dots

Check with your local store to see when their two-hour window for giving away free mini cips of Dippin’ Dots is scheduled.

DoorDash: Ice Cream Shop

Too hot to even contemplate going outside? Get $5 a pint of ice cream Sunday with the code ICECREAM5. 

Haagen Dazs

You can still enter to win free ice cream and merchandise by entering Hagen Dazs’ giveaway by Sunday. Find out how on their social media accounts.

Insomnia Cookies

Get a free scoop with any purchase in store or for delivery.

Gas prices are dropping:  States where it’s cheapest – and most expensive

Salt & Straw

Buy any 5 pints and get a free surprise pint and free shipping through Monday. Or if you are dieting, you can enjoy smelling like ice cream with a spritz of their new edible culinary perfumes.

Whole Foods

Get 25% off ice cream and frozen treats through Tuesday.

Yogurtland

Real Rewards members and get triple points on any order in-store or online

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Jul 10, 2022

Curated Couture for a Cause Close to the Heart

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Welcome to Start Rescue-one beautiful luxury boutique that is a haven for curated couture to be rehomed with all proceeds going to rescue animals. (Don’t be alarmed if you hear a chorus of Angels singing as you read the following post because Start Rescues mission is truly Angelic).

Six years ago, Rene Ruston, a successful realtor in Los Angeles and Co-Founder of START Rescue (Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team), was inspired to search for a dedicated space that would offer a special selection of items to customers with all proceeds going to rescue animals. Rene’s mission became a reality and Start Rescue Resale opened its doors in 2017 in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood. Designed as a charity luxury thrift store where shopping saves animals’ lives, Rene’s passion project sets itself apart from other thrift stores due to the curated nature of the unique and special items that Start Rescue Resale offers their customers.

START Rescue Resale receives its merchandise from a diverse swath of donors which include prestigious, affluent, generous and compassionate connections, START’s Board of Directors, Co-Founders, donors, community members and animal lovers from across the country. These individuals care deeply for the welfare of all animals and generously donate their one of kind unique items to be “rehomed” instead of going the route of resale each season. Their wish is that these special pieces be appreciated and respected with all proceeds going to rescue animals in need. (Does anyone else need a tissue at this moment… because I sure do)?

Store manager Karim Reese, sets the tone for the entire shop with her warmth and knowledge of each piece and her customer service rivals that of any Couture conclave. Karim also shares the same passion and love for animals as Rene, leaving a 20-year career as a jewelry designer to dedicate her talents to running START Rescue Resale full time.

The cost of running a rescue is not for the faint of heart… (Translation-it’s expensive).  Start Rescue averages 100 animals saved per monthly transport-the cost for each transport averaging $8,000.00. Add on the cost of robust spay/neuter programs which serve those who cannot afford to “fix” their pet, plus the additional cost promoting animal retention of $20,000 to $30,000 in monthly expenses with over 16,000 dogs and cats saved, 13,000+ spayed and neutered – leaves one to surmise that Start Rescue’s mission is truly a Labor of Love.

START Rescue’s dedication and love for animals is all inclusive. Their list of rescues knows no bounds as they’ve helped dogs, cats, goats, pigs, possums, ferrets and just about any other animal in need. START is contemplating opening their own shelter in the near future and will continue to grow their Couture boutique in addition to the resale shop located on their main floor.

START RESCUE RESALE offer a bevy of options to peruse and purchase from the beautiful, unique and carefully curated items at Start Rescue Resale: Click on the links below to view their current online offerings…

Online Store: https://www.startrescueresale.org/

EBay https://www.ebay.com/sch/startrescueteam1/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

*Start Rescue also offers a dedicated space in the main store on Van Nuys Blvd. that is filled with a bevy of beautiful items for the customer that wants to shop for fashion jewelry, housewares and assorted items at deeply discounted prices with the proceeds also going to animal rescue.

 

Owner Rene Ruston and Store Manager Karim Reese aka the Glamour Girls of Start Rescue…complete with hearts as beautiful as their style selections. 

Oscar de la Renta Gown $25,000.00 Now: $9,995.00 Size 6-8

Alaia Black dress (on Mannequin) $1200 size 38 (left to right) Alaia White dress $895 size 42 Black Long Sleeve $475. size 6  White knit dress $995.00 size 38

Chanel 3 Piece Suiting $4200.

Valentino Lace Dress $4000. Now $849. size 6

Vintage Oliver by Valentino $500.

Vintage Chanel Suiting in Powder Blue

Halston “Pretty in Pale Pink Dress” $595.00 size 8

Chanel Sundress $795. size 34  with the perfect accessories

Chanel Sun Dress button detail….

Dolce & Gabbana Silk Dress $2500 now $1000. Size 40

Christian Lacroix Strapless Dress $4000. Now: 695. size 38

Oscar de La Renta Gown $9000. Now: $2000 Size 2

Jimmy Choo Pump: Dolce & Gabbana $4800.00 Now: $3000.00

Prada Cerise Saffiano Bagetto: $3200. now $1,895. Vintage Valentino Cream Handbag: $20,000.Now: $6,000. Valentino Shoulder Bag: $2,900.00 now $1,695. Louboutin (never worn Patent heels: $950.NOW: $695. size 38

Gucci Wool Serpent Blazer w/leather detail: $1445.size 40                                     

Gucci Wool Serpent Jacket with Leather detail/Back

Gucci Corduroy Blazer with Serpent Detail $1445 size 40

Gucci Velveteen Blazer with serpent detail $1445 size 40

Chanel Wool Skirt with Fringe $595. size 36

Brand New Balenciaga Puffer Jacket 2021 $1900 *Modeled by Ronny PA to Karim @ Start Rescue Resale

A wide selection of exquisite one of a kind jewelry pieces

Designer Shoes & Handbags are available at deeply discounted prices.

*Start Rescue also offers a dedicated space in the main store on Van Nuys Blvd. that is filled with a bevy of beautiful items for the customer that wants to shop for fashion jewelry, housewares and assorted items at deeply discounted prices with the proceeds also going to animal rescue.

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Jun 23, 2022

International Day of….PINK!!!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

O.K. I need names.. Who is responsible and better yet WHY oh WHY was there not a  text alert, Instagram reel or Tweet via Twitter to remind us  ahead of time that today June 23,  is (wait for it) THE International Day of PINK!

I had no idea that this was a celebration? Did you?   Well…before the day is done, I am here to announce that it is in fact (tah dah dah dah)  THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PINK.

What is International Pink Day?

Glad you asked.  I did a little deep dive on the matter and I found this interesting backstory:

Every year on June 23rd, National Pink Day colors the world with pink and explores everything it represents. Pink Day is celebrated mainly in America…but since it’s now called International Pink Day I gather that the rest of the world is jumping on the pink bandwagon.

Pink was first used as a name in the late 17th century, when pink got its name from the light red color of the flower of the same name.

What is the purpose of International Pink Day?

Simply put… to celebrate the color PINK and everything it represents, such as Childhood, femininity, softness, and the romantic.

 

So without further ado…Let’s take a moment to celebrate the prettiest of hues…PINK!

Adore the PINK Door!

Gown By Christin Siriano

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