Words of Affirmation

A friend on Facebook sent this to me a few years ago. I so needed it and still do when times get tough for me and I'm losing my footing. I have to stay on course no matter what. I saved it in my phone and refer to it from time to time. Thought I'd share.
  • To be strong and let nothing disturb your peace of mind.
  • To think only the best,to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
  • To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
  • To forget about the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
  • To wear a cheerful expression at all times.
  • To give so much improving yourself that you have no time to critize others.
  • To be too large for worry,too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
  • To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds.
  • To have faith that GOD is on your side,for you and in you.
  • To be true to the best that is in you.
And I always strive to live by this bible verse:
Great Peace have those who love thy law and nothing shall by any means offend them. Psalm 119:165
Meaning nothing should make me fall, falter, give up or look back.


Hot Pink

I love the way hot pink or is this fushia? goes with Navy. I've been wearing too much Navy lately. But it just goes to show that Navy goes with a lot of colors. And you will be seeing more of it on this blog because it's one of my favorite colors now (and cobalt blue). Years ago I didn't own anything navy because navy didn't go with anything in my opinion but now I know better.

 Blouse - Target, Skirt- Macy's, Pumps - Aldo (similar here), Necklace and Earrings and Ring- Avon

Nude pumps are my go to when it comes to which shoes to wear with Navy. I could not walk in these shoes when I first purchased them. I almost returned them but I was determined to own a pair of Nude pumps. With practice, I'm now able to walk in them. I didn't realize walking in heels 4" and higher took practice. So if you think you cannot walk in some heels it probably just requires more practice.

Related: Navy and Coral, Navy and Orange, Lime and Navy,

Polka Dotted

This is what I wore to a wedding this past weekend. Love the dresses at The Limited. They fit. Happy Sunday all!

Dress - The Limited, Necklace - The Limited, Cardi- Target, Cuff - New York and Co, Clutch - Macy's, Sandals - Guess

Linking up at Monday Mingle

Short Sleeved Jacket

In the Summer, I usually don't like anything covering my arms. But since a jacket is a great layering must have, I opt for a short sleeved one. I wear jackets to balance out my shape better or dress up an outfit.  The shorter sleeves also don't look as frumpy and bulky and they make one look slimmer. I hope   I've been able to trick you into thinking that I weigh less than 160 lbs.

Jacket - H&M (Similar here) and here Tank Top - Avon (Shop here), Cropped Pants - Not Sure (really Old), Sandals - Macy's

Coral and Navy

This is one of the dresses I snagged from Old Navy for $17 when they had their sale a few weeks ago. I'm styling this similar to the way Hems for Her did. I like this dress because it's flattering and roomy enough in the right places. A dress with a V-neck, elastic waist and A line skirt shape is always a winner for me. I like it when a dress conceals how busty I am and disguises my big mid section. The cardi helps too.

Dress and Cardi- Old Navy, Belt and Necklace (Similar Belt)- The Limited, Shoes - Style and Co via Macy's (Other colors)
As you can tell, the cardi is a little too big. I bought this before I figured out that Old Navy sizes run big and before realizing that I didn't always have to buy large because of my heavy top. Too late to return it so I'll live with it.

Linking up at Monday Mingle

Why Facial Serums?

Here is another Avon/ beauty post. This time we'll be talking about Serums...I know, how many products do you have to put on your face? Except you have really good genes, targeting skincare concerns and slowing down the aging process can be achieved by using appropriate skincare products among other things.
Serums are light weight liquid type products that target specific skincare concerns such as dark spots, wrinkles, oily skin or dry skin. They are more effective than your regular facial moisturizer because they penetrate deeper to work their miracle. They usually don't have SPF in them so you still need to use your facial moisturizer. Apply serums after cleansing and toning but before your moisturizer.

The Serum Featured here is Avon's new ANEW Genics Treatment Concentrate.....


Featuring two times the amount of Avon's exclusive patented YouthGen™ Technology†, ANEW Genics Treatment Concentrate is designed to boost skin's youth gene activity and is suitable for all skin types and designed to work with any ANEW regimen to help deliver optimal results. 86% of luxury-brand users said Genics Treatment Concentrate gave them the most dramatic improvement in their skin.*
  • Skin looks and feels firmer
  • Boosts skin's moisture by up to 165%
  • See expression lines softened
In two weeks:
  • Plumps the look of wrinkles
  • Dramatically reduces the appearance of discolorations

This is light enough to use in the summer. Ask me for your free sample.

Intro Price: 34.99.
I'm offering my readers and customers $20 Avon Virtual dollars with any Anew Genics Skincare Purchase plus Free shipping with any $30 order

See what else is new at Avon.
Browse our Current Catalogs below or visit my store to shop online here. See how the striped tee below is styled here and here by Putting Me Together

Lime and Navy

I'm combining lime and navy for this month's EBEW challenge on Color Blocking. The difficult part of this challenge for me was to wear something appropriate for work so I stuck with this. I really wanted to do Green and Coral.....someday. The problem is most of my outfits do not fit my lifestyle.

Top (old) - Express, Pants - The Limited, Pumps - Nine West

Color Blocking: Everbody, Everywear

Simple Black and White

This dress is just plain straight up and down. Probably not the best for my shape but it's comfy and the material, whatever it is, feels very soft and adds a slimming effect.
I've been enjoying a week off from work and I'm not looking forward to going back....Not at all. Please order more Avon or join my team so I can stay home....please :)

Dress - Macy's, Sweater - Target

Simply Orange

Hello......I haven't posted in a while. For two reasons: I don't want to post bad pictures any longer. Inside pictures don't come out well for me and 2. I've been having a bad hair month. My hair by itself is so unmanageable and doesn't style well because I really don't have time to go to the hair salon. Black hair as far as I'm concerned is hard to manage. Hence, the "fake" hair I have on in this picture.

Top - Old Navy, Skirt - Target, Sandals - Avon (see current styles here), Bracelets - Avon

At least someone missed my posts. Here is for you Typahine. Check out Typhanie of Garments of Praise. You will love her style.