Friday, June 25, 2010

Summer MUST Haves from Wickedly Chic

Summer is officially here! Our friends at Wickedly Chic have put out yet another award worthy Summer Shopping Guide!!!

Looking for the perfect summer accessories, spa products, or gifts? Go no further than Wickedly Chic's Summer Shopping Guide running through July 12.

A selection of the hottest independent businesses are ready for you with fabulous and unique merchandise. Let your fingers do the walking (and shopping) and order without hassle.

Sizzling Hot Businesses in the Summer Shopping Guide Include:
Samara Botane (aromatic apothecary)

Lisa Lebow Designs (handmade and inspirational jewelry designs)

Hawaiian Bath & Body (natural skincare made in Hawaii)

Oak Ridge Candles (natural soy wax candles)

Golden Pony (hot off the runway fashion)

Magnapods (organize & store your cosmetics)

Support independent businesses on Wickedly Chic as well as right here in Indianapolis!

Until Then: "The point of living and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come." ~Peter Ustinov

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Accessories Always Fit

Accessories, accessories, accessories - oh how I love thee!!! You are always there for me and never fail to set it off at all times. I'm including my beloved shoe collection as well. Some may argue shoes are not an accessory but I must say that as much as I couldn't live without them (literally) I have to admit I choose my garments around my shoes - thus making them an accessory.
A former boss of mine came up to me one day and said "Okay, I get you now. You wear more classic clothes and accessorize out of this world." At first I was like "is that a compliment or should I be upset?" Then I realized it was simply a true observation. I love clothes but I love accessories more. Or should I say accessories are always more kind to me in lieu of having three beautiful, yet 8.5 pound, babies. Let me explain.
When choosing the right outfit (which is always of the utmost importance) there are numbers involved. Some days the numbers are smaller than others. On those days it's fun to shop. After having three kids and still trying to lose the "baby weight" when my youngest is 3 just is not as fun and the numbers seem to have grown larger without my permission. Yet when shopping for accessories the only numbers involved are "how many should I buy?" including pairs of shoes of course. Accessories can transform an outfit from outdated to current from fuddy-duddy to extraordinary and from dull to fun with one choice of a bangle.
No matter what your body type, weight, attitude, mood, race, religion, creed, etc., accessories are always your friend. They don't care if you've gained 50 pounds or lost 50 pounds. They don't care if you went in for a salad but came out with chocolate chip cookies. They don't even care if you really did hear the birthday cake in the breakroom calling your name. But your little black dress does - oh yes, that little black dress can tell if you ate just one M&M too many. None of us want to have the days when we go to get dressed and nothing fits correctly. But on the occasion that we do just spice up something nice with fun, large, one-of-a-kind accessories. You can still feel good, updated, "in", and beautiful with a little help from your forever friend (s) ~ ACCESSORIES.

Until then: "If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it." ~ Mary Engelbreit