Beauty Bloggers Tell All

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A few weeks ago I was asked to be part of a group of 45 Beauty Bloggers giving up their list of must-have or favorite products. These items made the short list for me. Check out what other beauty bloggers from around the world had to say here. Want more of my favorites?  Sure, why not? A new season brings on a new list of wants and needs, am I right?  I myself am ridiculously in love with the new gel coat polish from Essie. What about you?  What are some of your favorite beauty products that get you through the day and night?   … [Read more...]

Moccasins for Pre-Fall

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I can't help myself.  The weather turned suddenly cooler and I just wanted to wear my new red moccasins with a pair of jeans. It's pre-fall time, guys.  I couldn't be more pleased. There is something about shiny patent moccasins in bright colors like red or orange that make me smile. I actually squealed when I opened the box the first time. I cannot wait to pair these Michael Kors Daisy Moccasins with not just jeans but other types of denim like white, black, gray and even a pair of chinos.  They'll look cute with a stripe dress too.  You can find more ways to wear them here. MORE STRIPES FOR EVERYONE!  That's my never-ending motto. I had to pair them with my new Forget Me Knot earrings.  I had a pair years ago and lost them. I have searched for a decent pair ever … [Read more...]

For the Love of Loafers

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In addition to ankle booties and ballet flats, loafers are some of the most comfortable shoes you can wear year-round. But there are too many of you out there that still aren't taking advantage of this near-perfect shoe. If you just haven't gotten around to it yet, it's about time you do so. On the other hand, if you're hesitant to buy your first pair because you're intimidated by the design, there's no need to be. You just need a quick trend breakdown of the latest loafers—a must-have for any shoe collection. For starters, the loafer designs among the endless supply of flats on Lyst vary in detail, but aside from a few outliers by Kate Spade and Michael Kors, most of them stick to a classic black or brown palette. They're made of leather, faux leather, suede, and various other … [Read more...]

Bondi Lifestyle ‘Circus Circus’ Kaftan

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When I first took at look at this Bondi Lifestyle kaftan I immediately thought, "Ah, summer." The sun has a golden quality to it now that makes me think of days gone by and of Jessica Pare' and her character Megan on 'Mad Men'.  The swirls of colors, beading at the scoop neckline and flowing fabric give off a retro vibe that is both glamorous and a touch of the late sixties. A wide-brimmed straw hat paired with dark sunglasses and simple sandals is all you need to hit the beach or lay by the pool and feel like Elizabeth Taylor herself. As the sun dipped lower in the sky I flung this kaftan on for an evening walk on the beach. I found this quote on a tag for the Bondi Lifestyle kaftan and fell in love with the images and style ideas it evoked. Birds of Paradise 'Circus … [Read more...]

Golden Tote Flash Sale

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Are you a flash sale junkie? Does your heart rate increase at the mere thought of a new box subscription service? Mine does too!  So I had to try out Golden Tote, a monthly flash sale site that offers up some surprises, deals and new items each month. It works like this: On the first Monday of every month at 9am PST new totes go on sale. You have three options of totes to choose from depending on how much you want to spend that month. The Mini Tote $59 ( 2 items you pick 1 and 1 surprise) or The Surprise Tote $89 (3 items all surprises) or the biggest deal of them all The Golden Tote $149 (5 items you pick 2 and 3 surprises).  Want more? You can also add items on at reduced prices. Each tote is curated just for you with stylish clothing for that season.  I kind of love that part.  No … [Read more...]

2016 Mini Cooper – A Family Car

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Guest post by Stephanie from Where in the World Am I?.   Source: Miniusa.com I chose a Mini Cooper as a family car. A 4-Door Mini Cooper Hardtop, to be exact.  Here's why. Sizing It Up About six months ago I mused to a friend that I should get a Mini, since my husband travels for work all the time it’s mostly our young daughter and me driving together. I started noticing other parents getting their kids in and out of Minis in parking lots and approached a few of them to see what they thought of it. For daily use people thought it was perfect. Some joked it wasn’t a problem until their children became teenagers and wanted to drive the car themselves. While the back seat is tight for three people (although there is a middle seatbelt) two children fit fine--and we only have one. … [Read more...]

August Athleisure Style

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Summertime and the living is easy. It's what makes athleisure style so perfect for right now. I'm all about being comfortable, taking the rest of the sunshiney, warm days and spending it with my friends, family and by myself. Hello, Sunday afternoon movies alone!  Through it all I am wearing lots of relaxed looks that are more athleisure style. Lace cut out slip on slides? Don't mind if I do. What are you doing these last few weeks of summer? Merona Gray Tank (similar)/Merona Skirt/Forever 21 Slip On Sneakers (old-similar/similar)/Skull Earrings (similar/similar) Linking up with Mix It Mondays /The Pleated Poppy/Style Elixir/Style Nudge/Classy Monday Blog Link Up/Pink Sole/Hello Monday Link Up/Sydney Fashion Forum/Ms Chanda An InLinkz Link-up … [Read more...]

My Elementary School Age Kids Eat Baby Food

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  My kids may be beyond actual babyhood but that doesn't mean that baby food is no longer in my house. Yes, the rice cereal went with the bottles and rubber nipples but the squeezable fruit and veggie pouches  stayed along with other assorted foods and here's why.  Baby Food is Portable. Whether you have a full day of errands or fun activities (hello, beach trip!) ahead of you and your family or you are on the road; baby food like GoGo Squeez pouches, Peeled dried fruit or Jammy Sammy bars are easy to pack and take with you when you are on the go. I can pack a full days worth of snacks and drinks in a flash in non-leaking, biodegradable packaging, All those flat, squishy square and rectangular shapes fit nicely into my "mom-sized" purse or beach bag. So while I no longer … [Read more...]

Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for Under $50

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is almost done!  If you are like me then you are scouring it for more great deals and maybe even a few back to school items for the kids.  Trust me, it is worth it! I put together a few of my favorite finds calling it the 'Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for Under $50'.  We like to keep it simple here at TMC, know what I mean? At the top are my picks for women followed by a few things for back to school for girls and then boys. It's simple, gives you a taste of what the sale is like and has to offer and why you can totally find a good deal. … [Read more...]

Summer Vacation Floral with Style in Harmony

Hi, my name is Tamara from the fashion and beauty blog, Style in Harmony. Today I'm taking over Victoria's blog to share a summer vacation look with you all! This past week I spent a few days in New Hampshire with some family and friends. We stayed at a lake house and had a great time boating, swimming, jet skiing and playing games! It was very relaxing. My favorite trend this summer is off the shoulder tops and dresses. This beautiful floral dress is perfect for a dressed up look while vacationing! It's feminine and flirty and easy to pack, throw on and go. I bought this dress recently at a boutique shop in New York City. It's not available online, but I linked a few others I really like below! For accessories, I went with neutrals to keep the focus on the dress. I love cognac … [Read more...]