The Must Have shirt in your closet

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We all have that one shirt in our closet that we grab to wear to work when we are running late, need to throw something on for a quick dinner out or just something to wear to complete the never-ending to-do list.  I now have three of them and yes, they are all the same shirt.

Head to Nordstrom and buy the Pleione Mixed Media V-Neck Tunic.  It’s only $58 (and some colors are less) and comes in numerous colors.  It is great for spring since the sleeves button up and can be layered with a cami underneath or with a cardigan on top.  I have burgundy, black and a shade of orange…and wear at least one of them every week!

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Soft and Smooth in the Shower

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loccitanealmondYes, I admit it, I like QVC.  I learn about new beauty products all the time when I randomly flip to this channel and often try them out in smaller sizes. One new product I found is L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil and I purchased the small size from Nordstrom.  I love almond and this oil feels super silky on your skin.  If you use it in the bath(or shower), it lathers and is AWESOME to shave your legs!  I was super excited that this came in a travel size since I could test it and bring it on the road for longer business trips, especially during the winter when my skin gets super dry!  And since many larger airports have a L’Occitane location, I can always pick up a second bottle if I run out on my way home!


In Her Opinion: Trunk Club


I learned about Trunk Club many months back.  Having some help on the fashion front would be a fantastic help to me and when I learned a friend tried it and loved it, I wanted to share it with you! Info is at the bottom to contact her rep and to check out the info online.


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“I wanted to share something with you that I did recently and thought was really cool.

Trunk Club is a clothing service located in Deep Ellum and owned by Nordstrom, for super busy people who don’t have time to shop — or just don’t have the desire or fashion-ability to update their on wardrobes on a consistent basis (that’s me!). I did it last week, and had a great experience, so thought some of you might want to try it too!
My stylist, Helen, is precious, and she did a great job of learning more about me, my likes/dislikes, personal taste and style, etc. and she chose so many great options that I ended up purchasing most of them! The cool thing is that if you don’t like anything, there is zero catch, and you don’t have to buy a thing. If you like some, great, and if you like them all – then even better! She can also go back to the drawing board for alternate sizes, styles, colors, and can help you put outfits together that maybe you hadn’t thought of. If you have a budget or want to stay within a certain range, just tell her and she’ll stick to that. If you have brands you love, tell her what they are, and she can shop within the outline of your personal preferences.
Helen met me at my home and even helped me clean out my closet (at no charge), sifting through every item to assist in making a decision on what I should keep/sell/donate. She can also send a box of clothes to your home, or you can meet her at their Dallas space. She also works with men for both casual and dress clothes. I’m definitely going to use her for James’ wardrobe as well.
I literally have zero time to shop, let alone think about what I’m wearing from one day to the next (or to business meetings, events, etc.) so this is a SUPER helpful and easy option for me. Hope you like it too!

 –  Gretchen – Dallas Mom, Married with three kids

Thanks to Gretchen for sharing an easy option for both men and women!.  Below is the information for Trunk Club and Gretchen’s personal stylist.

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Sometimes Flat is Better

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cole-haan-black-snake-print-lunargrand-wingtip-black-product-3-388623547-normalThey definitely make me feel sexy, give me an added boost of confidence and they are a necessity in a woman’s closet. But let’s admit it – Heels hurt.  Yes, I do have a few pairs that I love(yes, the Jimmy Choo’s I spent a small fortune on are one of them, so are the wine colored Gucci’s that I have) but on a normal day, after about 4 hours I want to sit.  No more standing.  No more walking. Just let me sit.  It’s worse when I am traveling and walking in the big cities(took me a while to find a work bag that would fit my favorite flats).

And then one day I saw the LunarGrand line at Cole Haan.  They are a masculine looking shoe but they have a full women’s line.  And they are designed to be super comfortable. Hmm…not the sexiest of shoe BUT I can make these work.  I could wear them with a pair of tights and a work appropriate black dress.  I could wear them with black skinny jeans or black cords.  These are going to be great.  I even saw a pair of oxfords on a woman in a fashion magazine.  And then I got even luckier.  I found the exact pair I wanted on Rue La La for less than the Cole Haan website.

Three months later, I love them.  I get a lot of compliments on them………from men.  Not so many from women but I’ve said it before, my fashion sense is a work in progress.