Thursday, April 26, 2012

Look Natural

Necklace, Shirt, Jeans:  Hot Mama
Hat:  H&M, gifted
Shoes:  Rampage, thrifted

We call Ollie the super model pug.  He's very tall and fit, and his deep apricot coloring makes him look like he has a spray tan.  His posing techniques could use some improvement.  We're trying commands such as "smile" and "look natural" and "make love to the camera", but he's just not cooperating.  

Monday, April 23, 2012


Earrings, Scarf, Jacket, Tank:  Hot Mama
Skirt:  Vintage, thrifted via My Sister's Closet
Boots: Coconuts via DSW
Having full view and access to my wardrobe for the first time since the move has changed my life.  I've even mustered up the energy to iron on several recent occasions.

Hello long lost treasures.  I've missed you so.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Before & After - Closet Edition

Check out what Steve and I have been working on over the last few weeks!  Dream come true.

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Scarves make the perfect window valance.
I'm obsessed with this gorgeous mirror.

Can you tell that it's color coded?

Finally!  Organized storage for intimates and more.
The top will soon be used as a jewelry table.

A cozy abode for shoes.
Even Ollie has his own space in my special room.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hanky Panky

Ask me a month ago if I would consider spending $23 on one pair of underwear and I would respond with a resounding "No way, Jose!"  My underwear comes from the 70% clearance rack at Target.

We sell Hanky Panky's at Hot Mama.  They have a cult following.  Customer feedback about these pretty, stretchy lace, one-size-fits-all undergarments is nothing but positive.  Ok, so maybe they're comfortable, but $23 comfortable?  Beyond my frugal comprehension.

Resistance was futile.  I just HAD to know what was so incredible about these panties.  If for no other reason than to be able to educate my non-Hanky Panky customers about them (or so I told myself).  Heck, if these panties could raise another woman's quality of life, who am I to hold them back, right?

($23, $23, $23.  Dear Lord, forgive me...).  I bought my first pair of Hanky Panky's a few weeks ago and wore them strategically for the first time on Monday.

Fortunately (and unfortunately for my wallet), they completely lived up to their reputation.  So comfortable, I forgot I was wearing underwear.  No muffin top whatsoever.  And most importantly, I felt a bit more confident in them.  Should something happen to me that my underwear would be exposed to the world, I would harbor no shame.  There is definitely value in that.  But enough to justify the price tag?  Almost...

This little video made it's way around the Hot Mama family.  It was the icing on the cake for me.  To learn that Hanky Panky's are made in the USA was a wonderful surprise.  I'm now fully on board.  Though I can't afford to swap my panty choice overnight, I will continue to buy Hanky Panky's (one at a time) in the future.  I'm a believer.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Still Movin' In

Shirt, Jeans:  Hot Mama, Belt: J. Crew, Shoes:  Target, Shades:  Len
Steve pointed out some adorable, yellow pumps on TV yesterday.  It then dawned on me that I haven't seen MY yellow heels since the move.  They would've been SO cute with this outfit, darn it!  It's time to tackle the garage.  Surely, that is where my long lost treasures (yellow shoes, khaki trench coat, etc) have disappeared to.  If not, I will be very sad and confused.