Eva Franco

Ok, so I've never been one to worry about what a label on my clothing says but I am all about quality. Some things are pretty much off limits though, like $200 dresses or really expensive shoes. Being on the bottom tier of middle class I just don't have that kind of money. Although I am not above spending the money if it's something I really really want. Most times as long as I know it's something that is well made and going to last me awhile I don't mind as long as it doesn't hurt my pocketbook way too much. I just don't think I would ever want a $200 dress badly enough to spend that kind of money, however, I am not above still badly wanting one. I had been eyeballing a dress by Eva Franco for months on Modcloth which listed for well over $200. I knew I would never buy it but I liked it so I kept it on my wishlist until it was out of stock and no longer available. Every few weeks I do a search for Modcloth dresses on eBay just to see what pops up. A few weeks before Christmas my wishlist dress was there before my eyes, in my size and reasonably priced!! OMG!!! I skipped over the bid price and bought it there and then. It seemed to be my lucky day so I did a search for Eva Franco on eBay and here was this beautiful dress I have on in this post for $30. $30...I couldn't believe my eyes! Two brand new Eva Franco dresses for under $125 and that included shipping. It was my lucky day after all! Too bad I wasn't lucky enough to win the lottery. It could have been Eva Franco dresses for all :o)  

This beautiful handmade necklace was given to me by a client as a thank you gift. Thanks go out to her for this gorgeous piece. Of course she didn't have to but I am so glad she did!

Outfit Details:
Dress:  Eva Franco
Necklace: Handmade thank-you gift
Booties: Bass Porter Booties (Google Shopping) (on eBay)

Finally some sunny days

I've been working a lot lately so I haven't really been doing anything other than that it seems. Although with the weather shifting to prettier days I did mange to get some photos taken. I got a tri-pod awhile back so I could venture off my back porch which I tried for the first time yesterday and it seems to be the ticket. I can't wait to use it when I have more time. Too bad we can't all have a professional photographer at our beckoned call! lol

I purchased this dress last fall during the Modcloth sale. Although temperatures dropped before I had a chance to wear it, I now have a brand new dress that I got for practically nothing. Don't you love that? Not so much in the fall but it's awesome when spring arrives! I have been trying to incorporate some patterns into my wardrobe and I think this fits that bill. I have some others I can't wait to wear. Let's hope the weather cooperates. After a light snow in the middle of this month I guess anything is possible :o)


Outfit Details:
Dress:  Peaches and Cream (similar)
Sweater: (similar)
Booties: Bass Porter Booties (Google Shopping) (on eBay)

Video:  Bruce Springsteen - Waitin' on a Sunny Day (Official)

The Rising - Bruce Springsteen

Floral Dresses on Modcloth
Brown Booties on Modcloth
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Photography lately

I am really having a blast figuring out my new photo software, Adobe Lightroom 5. It is awesome! I really have no idea what I am doing yet but it sure is easy so far. I can't recommend it enough! I even finally decided to join SmugMug to showcase my photos. I can't wait to share my site!


Happy birthday to my baby baby boy

Happy birthday to my son Josiah (albeit a few days late) :o)

A daily lipstick I love!

When spring finally arrives, and yes, it has arrived, I saw the fat white guys' bellies shining in the sun outside my work window the other day and that's a sure sign. Anyway let's get that thought immediately back out of our minds and talk about new lipstick. I mostly always wear red lipstick except in the spring. I yearn for something pink! For the workday I really don't worry about whether or not lipstick lasts that long because I can always reapply but I do want it to last. I always wear Cover Girl Outlast lipstick in Ever-Red-dy whenever I want a lipstick that will stay put and that I will only have to reapply once and that's only a maybe. Like when I am going out for the day, have lunch plans or I am doing something after work but unfortunately that color is really the only color I like in that line. In looking for an everyday lipstick, I tried Maybelline Super Stay which was ok but after awhile I found I didn't favor the smell of it. I also tried L'Oreal Infallible which I liked but found a bit too shiny and messy to suit me even though I did love the colors available. I also tried Revlon Colorstay but wasn't overwhelmed with love for it either. None of those lipsticks were that particularly long lasting on me and for the price tag I decided to keep looking for an everyday lipstick I can put on easily in the morning without painting on. I was even getting to the point of money not being an issue.

I have been reviewing long last lipsticks and I decided I was finally going to splurge and go for MAC Longwear which seems to get the best reviews but at $18 a tube I cannot afford to just try a color so I plan to get a red and then if I like the lipstick, which I so hope I do, I will try another color. I thought I might even venture to the mall and look at colors if I liked It. I am so much  in need of a second lipstick I love I am willing to spend money and go to the mall!

While looking through reviews I kept coming across ladies suggesting Wet and Wild Megalast lipstick which sells at drugstores and large department stores for under $2. It sounded like a no brainer to me to at least try it. At lunchtime I ventured to my local Walgreens and I'll be damned if it wasn't on sale for $1.49. I got 8 tubes for under $13 which included the tax! It took a little bit to find it in the store. It's one of those brands that set out in the aisle (which I always think of teenagers when I see) but I did find it in the makeup area also down by where the nail stuff starts. I highly recommend it. As an everyday lipstick that you don't have to keep reapplying or worry about your hair being strangely attracted to it can't be beat!!

I'll show off my reds I purchased after my MAC tube arrives :o)

Think Pink///Dollhouse Pink///Don't Blink Pink///Purty Persimmon

Spring Items on Modcloth