4/14/2014

COACHELLA INSPIRED

Hi Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was so laid back and easy…just like I like them! I had a busy week last week, with something going on every night, so I was so glad to just lay low! One of the most fun things I did was have a happy hour for some younger blogger friends. They are a precious group of girls, and it was fun to just sit around and chat. I also went to a benefit that the Young Texans Against Cancer put on. It was a fashion event showing "Coachella"inspired clothing, which got me thinking about this post.

One of the things on my bucket list is to go to Coachella (only if I can stay in a nice place…let's be real!). So with it going on this weekend, it got me inspired to think about what I would wear. I saw this leopard jacket by Lily Aldridge for Velvet, and had to have it. It's military inspired, and so light weight. I knew I would wear it all spring and summer. I also just got this pair of flare jeans by Blank NYC. Have you all ever worn the line? They are my first pair and fit like a glove. They are also so inexpensive! I haven't worn a flare in so long, but am loving them.










What do you think, age appropriate outfit for a music festival? Age appropriate bucket list wish?????
Have a great day! 

Jacket-LILY ALDRIDGE FOR VELVET (HERE and HERE), Jeans-BLANK NYC (HERE), Bag-BALENCIAGA, Pearls-LA VIE EST BELLE, Cross bracelet-ACCESSORY CONCIERGE, Shoes-STUART WEITZMAN(old)

Photos: MARY SUMMERS

4/11/2014

FRIDAY FAVORITE-BITE IT

I have been on a quest, since the end of last August, for a cure for my chapped lips. Once you are started on a chemotherapy regimen, your whole body dries out (and I'm talking everywhere!!!)  My skin and other parts have gotten so much better but my lips have been a continuous battle. They have been so chapped that they hurt and peel.

I have tried everything on the market to no avail. Then a few weeks ago I discovered a product that I didn't want to mention until I was sure it worked. IT DOES! My Friday favorite is a product by a company called BITE BEAUTY. I found it at Sephora. They are a natural lip care company, creating lip care healthy enough to eat! 

The product I am referring to is their Agave Lip Mask. It is a leave on reparative and hydration mask made with organic agave and vanilla, plus resveratrol  to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. It comes in a squeezable tube, that is so thick it's almost too hard to get out. But does this stuff work!!!! I am chapped lip free now!!!


The above are all great products, but just didn't do the trick for me.


This stuff is the Holy Grail of soft and chapped free lips.


You will have lips that look this good!

Have a great weekend and thanks for reading!





4/07/2014

"REIGNY" DAYS

April Showers bring May flowers! I love watching the rebirth of spring! Especially when the flowers start to grace us with their presence. April has certainly started out that way here, with lots of rain, and chilly temperatures. Each week is like a surprise to see what has popped out of the ground. It's also the month to think about adding a cute raincoat to your wardrobe! 

With that being said, it's hard for me to promote myself or my brand. Most of you know by now that I have a outerwear line called SHE REIGNS. It kind of went by the wayside when I was diagnosed with the "Big C". I just didn't have the energy to focus on it and now that I am feeling almost like my old self, I need to be selling the crap out of them! So with the weather being perfect to mention them, I am.  They are the perfect weight for spring, as well as being water and wind resistant. Check out our website,(which we are in the process of updating), and if you have questions, feel free to email me. 

I was really brave (for me) this week. I decided to go without a wig or hairpiece for the entire week. I attended a birthday lunch and a fashion event minus the wig. I felt very free without anything on my head, but not totally comfortable. Yesterday, it went back on. I am not ready to be without my pacifier! I look like a golden doodle! My hair is growing back very thick, curly and wavy. I am SO grateful that it is coming in, but it just doesn't feel like me. I have always hidden behind my hair, and right now there is nothing to hide behind. My hair looks (almost) exactly like Mia Farrow did at her shortest crop(see photo at the bottom of the page).

My family and friends are telling me to go for it, but I didn't ask for this style. I know it sounds so trivial, but my hair is what made me feel feminine, and I don't feel feminine at all right now. Maybe I will try again next week. Until then, I will continue to take biotin, prenatal vitamins, and stress tabs daily!!! Hope you have a great Monday, and it "reigns" all day!!!












Both Coats: SHE REIGNS and BLUES JEAN BAR

PHOTOS:MARY SUMMERS




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