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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Uncommon Goods {"freshie and zero" bracelet} Review




hi Everyone!  The nice people at Uncommon Goods asked me to review an item of theirs and I chose this unique and dainty bracelet.  Now true, I usually have many bracelets on at a time OR at least bigger bracelets but, this one 'spoke to me' for some reason.  Perhaps it was the gold and silver mix that I have been toying with lately.  Or perhaps it was the interlocking rings and what that represents symbolically or I don't know ...but, I knew this was the choice I would love and ...I do!  Fine materials were used to make it.  The quality is fabulous.

In coming across their Instagram page lately, I learned some very impressive things.  When I was contacted, I jumped at the chance to 'toot their horn', as it were.  A cool thing was to see their unique Mother's Day gifts.  {hint hint darling daughter's of mine, click HERE}  I particularly love the 'family soap-stone sculptures' {seen HERE}.

Listen to this: Uncommon Goods has been around for about 15 years or so and they are based in Brooklyn, New York.  They love to be involved with unique and handcrafted jewelry but even better, they align themselves with items that were created while NOT harming animals or people! I love that! {see some more online items for women HERE}  What's more, the Uncommon Goods business operations are in a historic Army Terminal in Brooklyn.  And ...besides that, they start their workers at 50% more than the minimum wage!  They also support items made with up-cycled materials, which is so similar to my thrift mentality.  What a great blend of efforts.  

Oh, and they have a blog, too! {HERE}



What is the coolest thing you found on the Uncommon Goods websites /links /catalogs?


Can you believe I love this little, dainty, feminine bracelet?   
WELL I DO! YAY!











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 And remember,






my first round of chemo is this Friday 4-18-14, yippee ~ 
Sure LOVE you guys!!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Think Pink!



Think Pink
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This FRIDAY I will begin my first 'round' of the chemotherapy portion of my boobcancer treatment!  So, ...think pink!  You can see my entire chemo schedule on my 'pink update' page. {seen hereWe will definitely have "Fashion item Friday" and there will be a special opportunity to wear pink, blog in pink lettering or post wonderful photos that are predominantly pink.  I'll be able to see your posts while I'm getting the poison.  So y'all get ready and lets see how many of us can make our posts as pink as possible.  If you miss out this first time, trust me, there will be 5 more times, ...yippee.  



Do you like pink?
I'M NOT REFERRING TO THE SINGER "PINK". lol

 
What is your fave thing in this inspiration board today?
Yes, I was not able to do a photo shoot yet again cuz I had to have a 'procedure' done on Friday for 
the dang chemo, this Friday.  I've decide 'procedures' are worse than surgery.












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Thank you to everyone that joined "Fashion item Friday"I sure love all you guys who faithfully join each week.  It is so fun!!!  And ...a special thanks to Ann of Blue Hue Wonderland for her great job at Co-Hosting.  She is a wonderful inspiration in fashion and art!

Friday, April 11, 2014

"Fashion item Friday" #21 ~ Pink Leopard Sneakers




This peak at these pink leopard sneaker is our item today
but first...



hi Everyone!



OUR CO-HOST TODAY IS





ANN LOOKS GREAT FROM ANY ANGLE AND I AM GLAD SHE IS ADVENTURESOME AND SHOWS
US HER FUN POSES THAT WE CAN BE INSPIRED BY.  THE TONES / DEEP REDS AND GRAYS IN THIS 
ENSEMBLE ARE SO BEAUTIFUL TOGETHER.


THIS DRESS IS CHARMING AND FUN!  ANN HAS A MARVELOUS FIGURE TO SHOW OFF HER 
FASHIONS.  I LOVE HOW SHE PAIRS SUBTLE ACCESSORIES BUT WELL STATED.  I ALSO LOVE THE 
BACKDROPS SHE USES FOR HER PHOTO SHOOTS.  TREMENDOUS!



 THE DESIGN IN THIS FUN JACKET IS SO WONDERFULLY STATED AND SHE HAS PAIRED
THE ENTIRE ENSEMBLE VERY WELL; THE A PATTERNED PURSE BUT OTHERWISE SOLID TONES FOR 
THE SKIRT AND HEELS.  THIS ENSEMBLE GOES VERY WELL WITH HER SKIN TONES AND HAIR.



You know I can't specifically say when I found Ann's blog, but I followed
her faithfully.  I love her style, creativity and artistic expresssion.

Speaking of artistic, she and her husband {her photographer} own
an art gallery in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Yes, another tremendous
blogger from Minnesota!  You can see the post about her
studio/gallery HERE.

The interesting thing about Ann's blog is that she only posts
once a week, but when she does, it is well worth it!


PLEASE GET TO KNOW ANN AND CONGRATULATE HER ON BEING OUR

"Fashion item Friday" 

CO-HOST





If you are interested in being a Co-Host at "Fashion item Friday"
let me know via email:
renae{at}simplesequins{dot}com



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hi Everyone!  Isn't Ann so great in her blog posts? wow.  And ...these pink leopard sneakers are theeee cutest I've ever seen.  I snagged them up at H&M the night before the night before my lumpectomy.  They were on a clearance rake for $5!  I wanted to post about them the next day but the moment of enough light had gone {for a photo shoot}.  So here they are now.  The reason you get just the shoes is because my upper reality was not presentable.  lol.  oh, ...i'm such a tease. ~  But I'll admit I'm collecting more and more 'pink' things as this dang boobcancer treatment progresses.  C'est la vie ~







PS.  THANKS TO Y'ALL FOR YOUR FUN SUPPORT THIS WEEK AND YOUR WELL WISHES.  
I SOOOOOO APPRECIATED EACH OF YOU.
I AM FEELING A BUNCH BETTER, THAT I WILL BE ABLE TO VISIT all OF YOUR BLOGS TODAY!  YAY!!!




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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, April 10, 2014

Red, Nude and Pearls






hi Everyone!  Pearls with more pearls and then even more pearls are in this 'vignette' style outfit. I felt that the pearls were needing in overload /abundant mode, on purpose.  Whenever I have an ensemble centered around a solid color, I feel it needs to have more neutrals than ever to create balance.  This cool belt that I picked up a few years back is one of my faves.  It adjusts in the back and then hooks in the front; I know, crazy, but fun!!  And ...here are my nude SM heels, yay!  I'm going to wear each of the flat 'vignette' ensembles in the 'body=3D' version when the time is right!  Yay, again!! 


Did you notice the crinkled cotton versus soft chiffon in their textures?


Do you enjoy mixing patterns as well as textures?








THRIFT OUTFIT DETAILS
SAVERS,  RED & WHITE STRIPE SHIRT:  $2
SAVERS,  'FADED GLORY ' RED COTTON JACKET:  $4
SAVERS,  'BELLA BIRD' TAN DOTTED CHIFFON SKIRT:  $4
SAVERS,  'STEVE MADDEN' NUDE HEELS:  $8
FOREVER 21,  LARGE BLING BRACELET:  $2
CHICO OUTLET,  CIRCLE METAL BELT:  $7
RUNWAY EXPRESS (local),  5 STRAND PEARL & SILVER BRACELET:  $5
GIFT,  ALL OTHER PEARL ITEMS:  $0
TOTAL: $32



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HOME 
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IT GOES PUBLIC TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN DAYLIGHT TIME.

  
Everyone is invited!

 
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

"Magical" T and Boyfriend Jeans




Magical Black and Blue
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Yesterday was a much better day.   I sure appreciate all of your encouraging and kind words of 'relax' - 'take it easy' - 'you deserve a break' - 'kick your feet up' - 'rest' - 'get well'.  Yesterday, all I did was place a fun pic of my grandson on Instagram {seen HERE} and chatted to just a few of ya here and there.  I'm keeping myself on a level effort of energy to get all better!  I had very little pain and ...I didn't need one nap.  Yay!  I am making progress.  This 'inspiration board'?  Well, its just something I dreamed up to share with y'all and yes, have dreamed of this entire ensemble for moi!



Do you like these types of posts?
LIKE EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE OR SO, LIKE AS I AM RECUPERATING?
BECAUSE IT WAS FUN TO CREATE, IT WAS!


Are you glad it is Wednesday / Hump Day or doesn't it matter to ya?








PS.  I WOULD LOVE TO PHYSICALLY RE-CREATE THIS ENSEMBLE AND POST IT FOR REAL, SO JUST AS A HEADS-UP, FUN!!!