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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pink Gingham Goes Asian Rock



Pink Gingham Goes Asian Rock
via
HEELS  /  KIMONO  /  DRESS  NECKLACE  /  EARRINGS  /  SUNNIES BRACELET  /  LIPSTICK  /  RING  /  CLUTCH  /  POLISH

hi, Everyone!  Thanks for being here today {since I took a day off yesterday} to see the continuation in a series { 3 of 4 } of this pink gingham dress.  I am really sad the heels are 'sold out'.  Just hunt down a cheaper pair if you can.  Otherwise, I'm pretty stoked with this version.  The hot-dang kimono brings it all together.  I am loving the little blue clutch!  It is only $28.  I am certain this dress is in my future.  Yup, pink dress coming up!  Be mine!  Be my 'chemo war of 2014' victory dress!  



What is your favorite?


Do you think the earrings go with this collection?
I KEPT DEBATING THEN DECIDED THEY WERE RIGHT.

 



Monday, September 1, 2014

Mini - "Labor DAY" - Vaca




Since today is a holiday in the US, my HM has requested that I DO NOT turn on the computer at all. I have a post scheduled for tomorrow.  We did NOT have the BBQ, dang it!  I was 'chemo sick' again.  I was feeling great and doing everything; vacuuming, posing, shopping, blogging, driving, laundry.  Then BAMM it blindsided me: I got the "chemo blues / chemo depression" and it whopped a huge punch. (sort of like PMS x 100)  I postponed the BBQ, to either the 12th or 13th but man ...I will have IT!  WOWZER AND GROOVY GRAVY TRAIN, no more chemo symptoms evah after September 8th!  So this is now my count down week!  Today is 8 with 7 more ...so here we GO!!!!!





Thank you to each and everyone of you that
attended
"Fashion item Friday".
I appreciate each comment, time and effort you make
to bring success to many by sharing your items
and your fun personalities.
We need to thank
Andrea 
of 
In Mama's Wardrobe
 for being our fun and fabulous 
Co-Host!

Yay!  See y'all tomorrow.  ♥, Renae

Friday, August 29, 2014

"Fashion item Friday" #41 ~ Co-Host: Andrea





This week will be a bit different 
but first ...




hey Everyone!

our

CO-HOST


for  

"Fashion item Friday"

is 


Andrea 

of

ANDREA HAS A CUTE PERSONALITY AND IT SHOWS IN HER SELECTION OF OUTFITS. 
 I LOVE HOW THIS OUTFIT MATCHES HER DRESSER.  DID SHE PLAN THAT? 

 



YES SHE IS IN REFERENCE TO HER HAIR GETTING CUT IN A "BOB".  LOOKS DARLING
ON HER, HUH?


THIS WHOLE ENSEMBLE IS SO CUTE WITH THE INTERESTING SHOES AND THE
CASUAL YET DRESSES UP WITH THE JACKET.  THAT IS MY FAVORITE TYPE OF 
STYLING:  "Dressy Casual"!



Andrea is from England and she is a faithful attender of "Fashion item Friday"!  We have been following each other for several months now.  At first, she had a blog name that was about Cous Cous, but then changed it over in the last couple of months to "In Mama's Wardrobe", so you may have recognized her but wasn't sure?  That's why.  She is a darling gal and she likes to use the word "Darl" when she makes comments.  So cute of her.


Here are Andrea's social sites
you can easily join:
  


PLEASE CONGRATULATE ANDREA ON BEING OUR
CO-HOST TODAY!


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If your are interested in being
Co-Host
on 
"Fashion item Friday"
please email me at 
renae{at}simplesequins{dot}com
Thank you!







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Today, I don't really have an item, per se! I just have a need to thank so many of you for your devotion, attention and care during my months of chemo therapy for the Stage 2 Breast Cancer I managed to contract / get.  I have been feeling really well this week, in fact almost normal.  I should have one more week of feeling badly {aches, weakness, nausea, etc.} but heck I am not begging for it.  If it doesn't want to hang around, that is FINE BY me!!!  I have been so pleased with your attention and acceptance of my posts and I am ever grateful for your support.  By September 8th I should not feel any more chemo symptoms, but like I said, I really have not felt them for a few days now. 


I am feeling really great lately.
Has the chemo left me already? 
MAN, I SURE HOPE SO!


What are your plans for the big 
Labor Day Weekend? {in the U.S.}
IF I STAY FEELING THIS GREAT, ... I JUST MAY HOST THAT 
"NO MORE CHEMO BBQ" ON SUNDAY NIGHT AFTER ALL!!!
  





LINKING WITH:

So join Andrea and me for our great
"Fashion item Friday"



Now it is your turn to join in the Hop!

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THE RULES 
{never fret, they are simple}
*  LINK UP EACH FRIDAY AND TELL ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS, FELLAS AND FASHION GALS ALL ABOUT IT!
* SHARE YOUR FASHION ITEM OR YOUR WHOLE ENSEMBLE OR WHATEVER YOU WOULD LIKE TO POST 
ABOUT BY LINKING HERE.  THOSE INAPPROPRIATE, WILL BE DELETED,  ...SO PLAY NICE.
* ALL I ASK IS THAT YOU LINK MY POST TO YOUR POST BY EITHER ATTACHING THE BUTTON OR  
'MY POST TITLE'  TO YOUR POST IN WRITTEN FORM 
AND LINKED BACK TO MY SITE / POST! 



 EVERYONE LINK & ENJOY!!!
 
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Study in Neutrals











hi Everyone! Yes, I am feeling great so another new photo shoot post!  These items in this ensemble have been on a post before. {and I could list a bunch of 'here and 'here' and 'here' but I won't} However, I will tell you that when this ensemble came together I did think "now why haven't I thought of this before?" I love neutrals and then more upon more neutrals would build this ensemble.  Now we all know how much I love my Madden heels, right?  Well, I just wanted the scarf and the heels in the ensemble and the rest just came into play.  Speaking of neutral, I think I will be having white hair for quite a while.  And ...I must wear these diamond studs because my ears want to close up - - - no! {due to not having been anywhere to wear my earrings on a regular basis.}



Can you see my little fuzzy white hair?
NOW,  I NEED ALL MY EYELASHES TO FILL IN AGAIN! 
 
 
Would you consider wearing a grouping of neutrals to make an outfit?








THRIFT OUTFIT DETAILS
SAVERS,  TAN, GRAY AND PINK SCARF:  $2.50
PLATO'S CLOSET,  THE GRAY STRIPED TOP:  $4
TRADE WITH DAUGHTER (DRESS FOR SHORTS):  $5
SAVERS,  STEVE MADDEN NUDE HEELS: $8
JCP,  RHINESTONE BRACELET:  $3
GIFTS,  WATCH AND EARRINGS:  $0
OLD,  CHAIN BRACELET:  $?
TOTAL: $22.50








THE HOME 
OF
"Fashion item Friday"


IT GOES PUBLIC  TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN DAYLIGHT TIME.

  
Everyone is invited!

 
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday's Wisdom ~ To Fix Mistakes




This week has been rather odd.  First off I usually had the infusions on a Friday.  Having it on Monday was a bit odd but ok, however, it did something to my clock.  I could not for the life of me get the right day in my mind.  I guess when they switched me from August 8th ( predetermined date that stuck in my noggin ) soon I was having a helluva time getting my days straight.  Aren't we suppose to have life easier after we start having grandchildren?  I blame it on 'chemo-brain', I do.  My mind had been pretty good until this chemo 6 took hold about Wednesday afternoon last week.  Can't wait to see next week's Wednesday.

How do we usually fix mistakes?   Ignore them and hope they fade away?  I have learned to face them head on.  It does everyone well in the long run.  For 10 years I was in a very passionate, but un-loving marriage, if there can be such a definition made as such.  I put up with a ton of crap to put it mildly.  When the time came that was so dang obvious to make the brake;  I took the bull by the horns and didn't let go until I had the bull on it's back screaming "uncle".  {mind you no physical person was literally hurt during the divorce action time period}  When you learn you can wrangle a steer and succeed at it, wisdom drops a whole lot of  'wow! ya got that right' in your hip pocket and you draw on it later, as needed.

Dealing with just life in general, let alone breast cancer scares and/or requirements, is just plain hard and you need that wisdom to draw on as time goes by.  I was 33 when I divorced.  I see that now and I was so young.  I had my whole life in front of me and I was going to take care of myself and my daughters and phooey on the man that was the dad at times and the distant stranger at others.

Things have worked out over the years but there were some awkward situations at times (during visits, etc.) but general speaking the divorce is in our past and I have learned from it considerably.


Word from the Wise:
Listen carefully to those you are committed to prior to permanent situations,
and
be more of yourself more and more each day and your wisdom shall be there to guide you, ... anyway, it should.