Shopper Held for Ransom(

Hello Friends!

This is an urgent message for Obi Wan Gabbana:

I’m a member of the Obsessed Shoppers Committee on a diplomatic mission to Target! Their many brands: Who What Wear, ANewDay, Ava & Vive, Knox Rose, Mossimo, Universal Thread, Sugarfix, and Xhileration are too much for a simple impulsive woman (like me) and can be classified as an act of war 😉 LOL (I guess you could say I’ve been watching Star Wars! I even speak six shoe languages, although not Bacchi)

Every time I go to Target I find great items I would love to snag, although we all know I need to exercise SOME self control, it’s a skill right? So instead of buying everything I see, I will take some pics of my favorite pieces and tell you what I would do with them! That’s just as much fun as a diplomatic mission to Alderaan right??? (I AM NOT A COMMITTEE!) Help me Obi Wan Gabbana you’re my only hope…

NOW PRINCESS WE WILL DISCUSS THE LOCATION OF YOUR HIDDEN TARGET CARD!

Bahahahahahaha! (Cute princess below is my granddaughter a few years ago) 😘

ok I found several darling pieces at Target!

Aren’t all these the cutest?? I love the lavender mini bag! I ended up buying the (3rd) and (5th) items! The floral lace skirt was only $8 and the earrings regular price but are super cute with the skirt and I’m thinking a gray t shirt or sweater depending on weather 😊

The two floral tanks would be cute with white pants and a jean jacket or bright jacket to match the tanks.

I love both shoes! Aren’t they darling! I think the olive green sandals would go with anything and same with the slides. They’re both so fun and summery.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Target review! Go and see if there’s something you would enjoy! Have a happy weekend!

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New Year Unresolutions

Hello Friends!

Some of you might know I’m a therapist in my paid gig and honestly New Years Resolutions have always made me kinda crazy. Even in my pre therapist days. I remember being in high school and watching the Miss America pageant and worrying about my weight and always having a goal to lose weight in the New Year or a list of 20 things I wanted to change about myself. I think that was unhealthy for me.

As a therapist, I work with my clients to identify three or four “measurable and specific” goals to work on in therapy…I don’t have my clients make lists of 20 things they will accomplish or change about themselves because almost all the time this is unreasonable.

When I reviewed my progress as an employee in early December with my supervisor, I listed three specific goals to keep in mind all year- these are usually methods of treatment to obtain more training or supervise an intern. I’ve met my goals in years past and my clients always meet their goals if they stay in treatment.

I’m sharing this because I haven’t really made a list of “resolutions” this year. I will keep doing things I love as I’ve explained in previous blog posts: I started a workout video after Christmas and do that every morning, I read my scriptures daily, I pray daily, I started a blog last September and will do that consistently this year because it makes me happy, I usually rededicate  daily to eat healthy (gluten free-due to Hashimotos, low sugar and low simple carb, no processed foods) ….I say rededicate because this is a daily back and forth. In the last year and a half since I’ve been gluten free- I’ve ate gluten twice and was terribly sick (doesn’t make my body happy), so that’s a big motivator not to eat it LOL

I try to keep a set sleep/wake schedule…I’m more happy that way. I make spending time with friends a priority-it fuels my soul. I have a consistent date night with my husband every week and enjoy spending time with my children/grandchildren whenever our schedules permit (hopefully at least once a month or more). I love to fuel my nerd by watching movies such as the new Jumanji or Star Wars. There are a couple Marvel movies coming out later which I look forward.

I do all these things regularly but nothing is really a goal to change my life, I think slow and steady (doing the things that make me happy like walking or riding a bike or laughing) works better for me than sprinting or running or setting goals that are unrealistic….I’m not a runner anyway! LOL!

In conclusion, fashion always makes me happy! I love doing something new and today took a risk with a pair of flowered, flowy ruffled pants (Target) and paired with a jean shirt and my bejeweled velvet black mules (again Target). I matched this with my pink/blue jewel earrings and bright pink bag! I think it’s a fun change from my normal. Usually I wear fitted clothes and this is a more chill look so let me know what you think 🙂 Happy Wednesday!

Twas the week before Christmas

And all through the house, half the Christmas lights are off, the heat is down, the sink is full of dishes I didn’t dirty 😉 …. the drive home from work was hairy, my eyes hurt, I haven’t seen the sun all day, I left the house in the dark, I came home in the dark, no one cooked me dinner AND

Twas the week before Christmas! And I only have to work Tuesday and Wednesday and I’m off until the 27th!

I can do this, I can do this, I can do this 🙂 You are right I can!

Hello Friends!

I’m actually excited this week because it’s only a three day work week for me! It’s just hard to actually WORK those three days! LOL Okay I have Monday done…I can do this, I can do this, I can do this.

Thursday will be fun because it’s my work ugly sweater Christmas party and yes….I am going into work JUST to show off my sweater…and it will be fun. No one will speak work words to me…just putting that out there 😉

Then Friday is my work (another party) Star Wars party! My employer bought out a theatre, created special shirts for us, and we’re all meeting at the theatre with our significant others (hubs, children, some grandchildren, and other special people) and I’m super excited for this!

Of course I’ve already seen Star Wars last Friday but I can’t give anything away! AND I get to see it again, so how cool is that? Then on Saturday the grandkids are coming over and we are making gingerbread houses! Seriously, my kitchen will be covered with frosting and candy and it’s the most fun EVERRRRRR!

Just to get me through today, I wore this black/grey/pink combination. The jeans and jacket are from Express and the sparkly shoes from White House Black Market. I think the rough edge of jean cuff looks fun with the sparkle of the pumps…It’s a contrast in styles and that’s what makes it a fun outfit. I will keep creating fun outfits to keep myself motivated the next two days!

This will be a fun week, if I can work two more days….I can do this, I can do this, I can do this…… 😉

Am I Wearing Too Much Red??

Hello Friends!

Happy Friyay!

Oh my goodness I’m super excited for this weekend and for my color choice lately!

First tonight! Hubs and I are accompanying his sister and her husband to the new Star Wars movie! I can hardly wait! I’ve been a Star Wars fan since I was a wee lass! haha actually Mark Hamill/Harrison Ford fan really. I continued to be a Harrison Ford fan after Star Wars because I think he is a great actor and really versatile but I’ve really only seen Mark Hamill in Star Wars (I did see an odd “The Night the Lights went out in Georgia”? Somebody correct me if I’m wrong, that was a forgettable movie in my opinion. But I’m super stoked for Star Wars tonight (I’m wearing my Star Wars shirt (right??) and something else fun…I will post a pic).

Then tomorrow night hubs and I are going with some good friends to Kurt Bestor concert in Salt Lake City. I’m going to wear my  Tracee Ellis Ross red velvet dress with a really sparkly necklace and my fun Libby Edelman pumps all from JCPenney!

Today at work I’m wearing a leopard shirt (Calvin Klein-Macys), patterned pants (Target, ANewDay), black booties (JCPenney, A.N.A.) and my red faux fur jacket (H&M) and yesterday I wore Gap jeans, a red Old Navy sweater underneath a red/pink/blue plaid flannel shirt with a pink purse. The day before I wore my black Express embroidered dress with jeans, black booties and my red faux fur jacket again. I’m noticing that I wear a LOT OF RED!! Does anyone else notice this odd phenomenon? Ha ha ha! Red is the appropriate color of the season, how can I help if I have a crap ton of red that I love in my closet?? Anyone that does not like this raise your hand…..still waiting….no hands? That’s good because DUDE I LOVE RED! Gotta represent my personality and wear the red!

Can I be a race car?

I used to have a black/red shirt from Macys (INC) that reminded me of a race car. The majority of the shirt was black and the red is a stripe that ran at an angle from one side to the other! I loved that shirt, although it was a cold shoulder shirt that I tried to wear as a normal shirt and it just didn’t work…so I had to get rid of it. I really miss that race car shirt…

Today I realized I have my race car shirt again! I found this awesome black sweater with red stripes around the cuffs at Express. Today I wore this sweater with my Express destroyed skinny jeans and my red Asos booties with my leopard JCPenney bag (just to break things up, I worried I looked like a burglar, too much black LOL) and just now I looked down as I walked through the hall at work and all of a sudden I realized….I look like a race car again!

How fun is this???? It’s sort of like I’m Lightning McQueen if you know who that is. And let’s be honest, the thing I love most next to fashion (and holidays and nerdy movies-Star Wars is on my radar!) is CARS…FAST CARS…so wouldn’t that be cool if I could be a race car?? I would be a red and black Dodge Challenger or a bright green Chevrolet Camaro…YES that would make my day. Dressing like a race car will have to do….FWP (first world problems-I told you I had an active imagination)

Asos Emberley Point Ankle Boots

Black High Waisted Distress Jean/Jegging

Striped Sleeve Funnel Neck Sweater

Fashion Meets Nerd

I’m facing a difficult decision… (I’ll just preface this with saying “First World Problems”) I have tickets (me and hubs, not just me) to The Justice League tomorrow night! So exciting really! I can’t wait!

My dilemma is…how can I still rock that fashion bug that bit me years ago (be myself) and represent another of my many fandoms??? Such a difficult dilemma! At the same time, this could be soooo fun to solve!

So I went to FanX (SLCC) last spring (March 2017) and got to meet Jason Momoa, actually got a picture with him…Oh My Muscle Goodness! Haha…I also bought a really cool “Aquaman” tshirt….so I’m thinking how can I wear that shirt and rock my fashion self?

Remember the textured skinny pants I got at Target? They almost look like a leather pant, possibly look like fins of a fish if you really use your creative eye (think cross eyed) and I bet I could pair that with my black booties and a fun jacket! Ok I have a green kind of fluorescent moto jacket and a purple moto jacket…one of those has got to work! Right? Then I would totally be REPRESENT MY FANDOM while being one with fashion! (Okay maybe that’s a stretch but I really think that to have fun with fashion, you totally gotta stretch yourself and do things you think might be awkward or weird or different cause that’s how people start trends right??) YES (in my mind anyway)….so stay tuned for my interpretation of fashion meets nerd! It’s gonna be so crazy! I can’t wait!

Just to get you all excited…I’ve attached my Jason Momoa picture! Justice League here I come!