Monday Confessions: The Vlog That Almost Wasn’t (Video)

So finally I posted the vlog today that I was supposed to post last Sunday. Last Sunday because the plan is to post on the channel at least once a week and Sunday was the designated day. A new vlog was supposed to go up this week, but that’s not how things ended up working out. This last vlog was particularly difficult to edit, not because of the footage, but because I needed to recuperate from the Women’s March last Saturday. The plan was to tweak the vlog on last Friday,…

Five Easy Ways to Add Luxury to Your Life Without Breaking the Bank

Invest in Soft Clothing and Accessories Anything that touches your skin should feel soft, It could be anything from a cashmere or merino wool sweater to a pair of fuzzy slippers, to a scarf or really comfortable cotton underwear. If it feels soft against your skin, makes you feel comfy and cozy, if it feels luxurious, then it qualifies as luxury. Gap’s Soft Spun Knit, Banana Republic, Madewell, Urban Outfitters, Calvin Klein, And Other Stories Cashmere are all good choices. Have a really luxurious meal Make sure it’s good, fresh and…

Life is Too Short, Buy the Leather Leggings, Already

So you’re thinking that you might want to add leather leggings to your wardrobe, but you’re hesitating to take the plunge. Maybe you think you are too curvy, maybe you think your badoncky is a little too big. Or… …maybe you are very thin and you think the look may be a little too trash baggy. Or… …maybe you are a little older and the thought of shiny pants just seems ridiculous. If you’re thinking any of these things, banish the negative thoughts and go out and get you some-sexiness-in-a pair-of-pants, girl.…

Monday Confessions: How About a Vlog To Pass the Time? |Video

First off, I have to say that I hope everyone is having a very reflective and productive Martin Luther King Jr Day! Share love today, share hope today, share peace. So I have to say one thing… Perfection is the enemy of productivity. I am a perfectionist and I have to stop it. I spent the better part of the weekend editing a vlog that was supposed to be up on Friday. Can you see the problem already? I missed my deadline. Ugh!!!! I missed my own self-imposed deadline because I…

My Mini Designer Bag Collection and Luxury Wishlist

Throughout the years I have accumulated the odd luxury item here and there. I remember being an Army wife with two young children years ago. I chose to stay at home with my children when they were very young, one because young Soldiers are not rolling in dough, and depending on where we were stationed, the spouse often had very little real job prospects at the time, aside from retail. We made the conscious decision to put our family first, make sacrifices, and do without much beyond the basics, especially…

Monday Confessions: Garance and Me

Heading to see Hidden figures, an early morning show because the hubby and I are really young senior citizens, I decided to read a few pages in a new book I picked up before Christmas. I picked up the Garance Dore book to read on the way, because I am on a perpetual search for: Glamour Organization Simplicity                                                                …

Favorite: Luxury Skincare Edit 2016 Edition

It is the first Friday of the month, which I have deemed here and on my YouTube Channel as Favorites First Friday. This particular favorites post will be all of the skincare products that I couldn’t live without this past year. I really had to edit this list or else it would have turned into skincare faves weekend. So without prolonging this intro or bombarding you with too much chit chat, lets dive in.   Favorite Cleansers Boscia Charcoal Deep Pore Cleansing Stick Treatment (Second Cleanse) Love that it is…

Minimalism vs Luxury

Can a girl be a minimalist and still love luxury? Is it possible to follow luxury trends and still align oneself with the popular principles of minimalism? Is it possible to embrace the minimalist’s view of consumerism, but do it while wearing Louboutins and carrying a Chanel Double Flap? Yes? No? What if the Chanel is vintage? Although I don’t think I have ever talked about it here, at least not in depth anyway, I am neither a minimalist nor am I an uber obsessed luxury trend follower, in fact,…

Happy All Year

So I have decided that I am no longer saying Happy New Year, because when the newness wears off, it doesn’t seem to be happy anymore. At least that is how both 2015 and 2016 were for me. Not being one to practice the definition of insanity, I have decided to do things different this year. So I have decided that I will be happy all year and every year here on out. I am choosing happiness. Of course nobody is happy 100% of the time, but I think its…