Crushing on Color

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

I love Thursday because it’s right next to Friday and I know I’ve worked really hard and the weekend is my reward! Yay!

Hubs gave me an update to our retirement plan this week: work 10 more years and then we can retire-??? 🙁 gosh…only ten huh? 😂 but I think to myself, I just have to get through it one week at a time 😊

Anyway back to more fun subjects; I’ve got so much satisfaction shopping my closet that I continued with this fun look!

My raspberry suede look pants, raspberry hat, and snakeskin boots are all from Target- the most recent purchase was about October so the pants might still be in the store.

My duster is from Express; I snagged it I think in September for around 50% off. And my tank top is years old from Ann Taylor but I love the texture of all the layers and silver. I added a couple of fun necklaces -the pink heart necklace I bought from Mervyns about 14 years ago when I worked there as an associate. (I keep the things I love)

Anyway this was such a fun outfit to wear, mostly due to all the raspberry and pink tones, it’s one of my favorites!

Look through your own closet and rediscover jewels that you haven’t worn for awhile. I love doing this!

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Hat Smackdown

Hello friends!

Happy Wednesday! Our week is halfway through (halfway, halfway, ya got me halfway?? -who knows this movie reference? It’s one of my favs!)

Anywho…I want to share some of my distress over buying hats! Yes hats! I absolutely love hats but have always had some struggle finding one that fit.

This story starts a couple years ago when my oldest son bought a motorcycle. He dropped by the house to show it and his cool gear off. He related how he had to buy the biggest helmet made and tried to squish my head into it (this was my first indication of trouble) -THE THING WOULD NOT FIT and actually felt like my skull was cracking. My son stepped back in awe and said “that’s where I got it”- skull size LOL

So fast forward to this week, I found a lovely burgundy hat with black bow around the shaft. It is the cutest hat (found at Target of course) and the darn thing does not fit! WTH my head is really one of those things that I absolutely cannot change. I can change the color of my hair, my makeup, my clothes, and I can exercise to feel more healthy but I cannot change the size of my head. Beanies usually fit because they stretch but it’s hard to find a structured hat that doesn’t squish my brain and give me a headache…so sad.

To further complicate matters, I took out a measuring tape-this is never a good idea, do not do this at home (a soft sewing one) and measured my noggin. My head is 23 inches…..WTH again?? I googled a normal size head for a woman and it is 21 3/4 inches; normal size for a man’s head is 22 3/4 inches….seriously what happened? I mean this is the kind of thing you can only laugh at! No wonder I’ve always had a hard time finding a hat to wear, the things are three inches too small! Like I’m gonna get a special made hat….OS fits all! NOT??!

I’m feeling a little plus size head discrimination going on! Who’s with me??! Spread the word! LOL (my sad face below)