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Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Fierce 50 Campaign: Valerie Introduces Eugenia




the fierce 50 Campaign: Valerie introduceds Eugenia


Today is the launch of the " The Fierce 50" annual campaign! I am so excited to be part of this awesome project, celebrating women who are in the second act of life: 50 years old and beyond.

50 women have come together to celebrate and support each other in life and in their blogging journey.  A link to all the fabulous blogs participating can be found here. Catherine of CatherineGraceO is the mastermind of this project and we are all so grateful she invited all of us to join!

I am so honored to be included!  Each of the fifty women were paired with a blog buddy to feature on their blog on the 50th day of the year- today! I am blessed to connect with so many talented and powerful women, changing the paradigm of how females over 50 are viewed in society. So with no farther adieu,

Monday, February 13, 2017

Fierce and Fabulous: Why Life is Golden After 50



Wow, it's hard to believe I just had another bday. Age is just an number anyway isn't it?! At least I am trying to convince myself ! I am fully immersed in the years that are dubbed "Golden'! Well some days since turning 50  a few years ago, have been golden and others not so much ha!

"I'm not 50, I'm 18 with 32 years of experience"

Monday, February 6, 2017

Casual Winter Outfit


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I hope wherever you are  today, you are warm and toasty! Punxsutawny Phil can just go crawl back in his hole! Ha, six more weeks of winter he says,  and wowzers it sure has made a blast here in western Washington. We had a huge dump of snow last night!

In harsh winter temps, layering up is key to staying warm. The challenge- how to stay warm and still be stylish!  An outerwear vest is the perfect piece to style a casual winter look with.

My new found love is puffer vests. I never used to like them, as they are so bulky and don't fit so well under a coat. I always felt like a puffer fish wearing one! This year they are super popular, and you can find them in every color and print you can imagine.

I was looking for one in silver or gray, and didn't have much luck.  I guess I was in good graces with Santy Claus this year- he brought me exactly what I was looking for. The vests are so fun for casual wear, or you can even dress one up by pairing with a pencil skirt.

And the booties...ah velvet and suede ones are all the rage this winter! Burgundy boots have been on my radar for a long time. I was dancing a happy dance when I found these last October, on a visit home to Vancouver BC.

This outfit is great also for a casual Valentine look. It's great to try something different and break away from traditional holiday colors. Red is the color for the season of love, but not a color that I wear well. Are you planning a special outfit(s) for Valenites? Would love to hear in the comments.

Off I go now to play in the white stuff , since we are all snowed in  and sooo sad we can't make it to work, ha! Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the internet, I hope you come back soon. I have an exciting project coming up I can't wait to share!



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Monday, January 30, 2017

Corfu Greece: The Ultimate Travel Guide

Happy Monday Lovely People!

Today I am happy to share a guest post with you from Alessandra of  An Expat Diary. I know you are going to love this post about Greece! Visiting this country is high on my bucket list, I am dreaming of Santorini!

Alessandra is an expat originally from Brazil. She has traveled abroad extensively, and has also lived in several different countries.  I am so delighted I connected with her in a travel group, and thankful she agreed to share this post!

The city being featured  is Corfu, and it looks just as dreamy as many of the cities in this country. Grab your favorite  drink and let your mind be taken away to paradise!

A Tour Through Corfu Greece

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Trails At Silverdale: Destination Shopping in West Sound

Welcome to an overview of a little outdoor mall with big charm. If you are a lover of shopping like me, you are always looking for new spots to find the deals!  Shopping on the Kitsap Peninsula can definitely be a challenge if you are into fashion.  Kitsap county is located 45 minutes west of Tacoma across the Narrows bridge. 


The trails at silverdale: destihation shopping in west sound

Monday, January 9, 2017

How to do a Disney Trip for Less than $1000.00

How I did a Disney Trip for under 1000

Welcome to my first post of the New Year! I hope yours is off to a wonderful start. Winter is a great time to either take, or plan a  trip to the Happiest Place on Earth.  We went on our trip to Disneyland at peak time: July- but still managed to pull it off without breaking the bank. 

Friday, December 30, 2016

Yves St. Laurent Exhibit in Seattle: The Perfection of Style



Happy New Year! Recently I visited the Seattle Art Museum to view the stunning exhibit featuring the designs of YVES ST.LAURENT. Talk about having to pick your jaw up off the floor!?!  Wow, I was in awe of every outfit and had to pry myself away each time,  to carry on with the rest of the display.

Evening Gown:Autumn- Winter 1983 Haute couture collection: Paris pink silk satin draped bodice with large bow and black silk velvet skirt