Not sure where the quote came from. I've always heard it said by others around me.
As we get older, we learn that even that one person who wasn't supposed to ever let you down... probably will. You'll have your heart broken more than once, and it's harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so just remember how it felt when your heart was broken. You'll fight with your best friend. You'll blame a new love for things an old love did. You'll cry because time is passing too fast, and you'll eventually lose someone you love. What do you do? Take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt, because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back.
I just wanted to thank all of you for the wonderful Birthday wishes. Neither of you were obligated in wishing me a Happy Birthday...but I truly appreciated it.
top & pants: H&M / shoes: Old Navy / bag: Charlotte Russe
As you can see, I opted out of dressing up. It was my day off and, as always, I wanted to keep it casual.
I did have a wonderful day.
I think the best part of my day was lunch with my girls. They kept me laughing! As I've said before...it's great to have good friends in your life.
As I stated in my previous post, my daughter had her homecoming this weekend (Saturday). One of her best friends picked her up, along with the rest of their crew, and they basically had a grand Saturday.
Here are just some of the pics from her day (she will post more on her blog).
Tonight my daughter goes to her school's homecoming. Of course, she volunteered me to do her hair & makeup. Not a big deal. I will post pics up tomorrow. She will post more on her blog when she decides to upload everything.
However, until then...I have errands. So I hope you all enjoy the rest of your day!
Annd here is my outfit of the day... top: Old Navy / cargo pant: Old Navy / booties: H&M / necklace: Forever21 / bag: UO
Kerissa's blog is called A dIvAmOms Journey. It wasn't until this morning, after I read a comment from her -- that I noticed hmmm...she has a blog. Let me tell you, while I should have been working, instead I was reading her WHOLE blog.
Kerissa is uplifting, spiritual, fun, and stylish! I love her style. Virtually everything about her style was so me. She's also given me some ideas as well. And she lives in one of my most favorite places...South Florida!
Friday, of course, is our dressed down or jean Friday at work. I wore jeggings...
I was having a very bad hair day on Friday (hence...the ponytail). But, it really didn't matter. I knew I was going to wash my hair later on that night. I have oily scalp. So in about 3-4 days, my hair will begin to umm--get stiff or stick together. Crazy I know.
I feel as though comfortable looks can still be stylish and chic. Why slack on your style just because you're not feeling it that particular day? See I'm the type of individual who only likes to be comfortable in anything I wear. However, I make it look somewhat stylish. Case in point...
(Old Photo taken in 2010)
Some say save your sweatpants for your workout...I say make it work (in my Tim Gunn voice).
I have my days when I'm like I really don't feel like getting dressed; so I work with what I have. I try my hardest not to look too drab.
Today was one of those days....I just wasn't feeling it. So, considering I have a plethora of 'go to' dresses; I decided--why not--and this was one of them. It's very casual, yet not too drab.
Style or comfort? I believe you can accomplish both in one outfit.
I really don't have anything further to add. Honestly, the weekend wasn't bad but wasn't the greatest either. I did however get this great bag at a super price from Old Navy! (somthing that did make me happy)
Hopefully next weekend will be less stressful & chaotic.
Then again, the Forever21 store opens up at Lenox Mall this weekend--the girl wants to get up early to be there for the grand opening--I see chaos coming...
I really do appreciate you taking the time to answer questions, respond to posts and just simply looking at what craziness I may upload....and especially following me.
The previous post, could have possibly, hit a nerve for most. The responses were overwhelming. Not only did some post a comment; I also received many emails.
I know the words 'High Maintenance' have different meanings to most. But, it seems that many of us came to the consensus that we like taking care of ourselves. We like looking our best. We set standards for ourselves and there's nothing wrong (or high maintenance) about that.
There were some great comments however. So if you haven't read them yet, please do so. Thank you :)
Have you ever just sat down and really thought about what being 'high maintenance' truly mean? You hear this term quite frequently and it's always used to describe a female. You'll hear a male tell another, "that girl was high maintenance." But what does it mean? What is he really saying? And do you take the term as something negative?
I can tell you what it means to me....but I'm not going to say it's something based on a monetary value; not even a demanding female. However, I do see it as a term meaning meeting my needs, desires and even pleasures.
As I was speaking with some friends the other day, one of them said that there are women who require more 'upkeep' than most....by choice. Now...I know I don't wear a lot of makeup (most days none at all), but I do like my mani's & pedi's. I even like getting spa treatments. Does that mean I'm highmaintenance?
Then another friend said, "what about the women who demand things from men when she isn't able to provide for herself?" I personally think it's wrong. You can't force anyone to do something for you, especially when the price is something crazy (unaffordable).
Another friend said that she considered me 'high maintenance' due to the amount of shoes I own alone. I laughed it off. Really?
I do what I do to keep myself up. My appearance in my line of work is priority. I maintain myself. There's nothing wrong with that.
And, I don't think it's fair to use this phrase (term) directed only towards women either.
You know...it wasn't until Sunday, I was going through all my seasonal clothing (in the attic) switching out some articles of clothing, that I realized I have way too much. It's funny because I don't see myself as a shopaholic. Maybe I'm in denial?? But I do have a lot. Anyway, I came across so much stuff (even items with tags on them), that I know I need to get rid of something.
While looking however, I came across this skirt. It is the exact same skirt Trina wore on Saturday (at least I believe it is). I forgot I even purchased it. The shoes...were also in a box (untouched).
Seriously though, I had fun shopping my seasonal boxes/closet in the attic. I'm always pleasantly surprised. I can't wait to wear some of the items I found for fall. But I am going to have to have a yard sale of something...
Yesterday I attended my very first Swapnista party. No I didn't participate in the swap, however, next time I will...people came out with such amazing pieces.
My daughter was in the fashion show competition...and she actually won 1st place...so proud of her. But I must say that all of the women who participated looked fabulous! Seriously--these women are fab!
And let me just say, it's so good to see (meet) an actual person you communicate with online. Everyone was sweet, funny, crazy, and beautiful. I'm sure we'll all meet up again soon!
So enjoy some of the pics that were taken from the event...