Stylish Monday Link Up – Go Red!

Stylish Monday Link Up – Go Red!

February is the month of hearts. Valentine hearts. Sweet hearts. Candy hearts. Chocolate hearts. And most importantly, women’s hearts! Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women? My paternal grandmother passed away from a heart attack at the age of 64. That’s sobering news for me. I had the supreme joy of being diagnosed with elevated blood pressure last year. Not sure if it’s the stresses of my job, my genetic makeup or a combination of both, but I had to add a daily dose of medicine to my morning vitamin routine, but I’m glad I caught it early. Perhaps my grandmother didn’t? That little bit of news shifted my view of diet and exercise from a focus on my figure  to a focus on my life and health. So this month’s ‘Go Red for Women’ campaign affects me personally. I’m thrilled to join in and take part in this Monday’s style linkup with some incredibly fashionable women who will be wearing their heart’s on their sleeves and showing you how GOOD red looks on them!

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Follow Friday! Meet Hilda Smith of ‘Over the Hilda’

Follow Friday! Meet Hilda Smith of ‘Over the Hilda’

What do a retired English teacher from across the pond and a secretary from Louisiana have in common? I’m sure the logical answer to that question would be “not much!”. ..So to answer that question, I’d love to introduce you to a fellow blogger I met through my midlife blogging support groups on social media. Hilda Smith is an Irish firecracker, who is embracing midlife and turning any preconceived notions about aging on its head. She’s educated, well-travelled and adventurous, and willing to learn and experience new things. I love the name of her blog and Instagram account – ‘Over the Hilda’ – how cute is that? So let’s add creative to the list. Oh, and I have to add that she is extremely stylish and is making a name for herself in the lifestyle and fashion blogging world, as she successfully creates her brand. Read on for more information on this engaged and dynamic blogger. I can’t wait for you to meet her! I think you’ll be inspired!

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January Stitch Fix Reveal

January Stitch Fix Reveal

Happy New Year y’all! I don’t do resolutions. I fail every time. So this year, I optimistically created a to-do list of things I want to accomplish. I crack myself up…but, so far so good. One of my priorities is to get my closet under control, so I’ve gone on a ‘shopping diet’. I’ve been sharing my progress in my Instagram posts, as I shop my closet instead of stores each day. I have chosen to keep receiving my Stitch Fix boxes though. I just look forward to them too much! With all the excitement of the New Year, holidays, company and then going back to work, I completely forgot to update my note to my Stitch Fix stylist. So I was a little apprehensive when I got my shipment notice from Stitch Fix. Want to see how it went? Read on!

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My Favorite November Outfits

My Favorite November Outfits

And just like that, November is over and out, and it’s December! I love fall, and I especially love November.  As we focus more on being thankful, we are made more aware of how truly blessed we are. Don’t you agree? I also love and adore fall clothes. The colors, the textures and the patterns just make me all warm and happy inside. As you know, my hubs takes my picture each morning, and I share my daily outfits over on my Instagram page. Here’s a brief rundown of my favorite looks of the month, and some styling and buying tips.  Continue reading “My Favorite November Outfits”



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