Category Archives: Beauty/Style

50 Years of Fashions Fads

If you’re in need of a laugh, check out this list—complete with pics!—of the worst, weirdest, and wildest fashion fads of the last 50 years.

I wasn’t around for the 1970’s, but everything else I recognized and cringed over. Yes, I must admit that I did take part in many of these silly trends, particularly in the ’90’s when I was a teen. Seriously, who didn’t  experiment with scrunchies, jelly shoes, shoulder pads, frosted eye shadows, etc…

Other ones I recall and would’ve added to the list include dark lip liner with light lipstick, slip dresses, Ugg boots, acid wash jeans, baby backpacks, and giant hoop earrings.


Fashion victims, fess up: reveal your worst trend ever!

Stella & Dot: New Clothing Line

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Stella & Dot, known for their fashion-forward accessories, is branching out into clothing.

By adding clothes to their lineup, customers will now be able to easily coordinate a complete look with jewelry, handbags, sunglasses, scarves, and charms.

All of the tops in this collection are so pretty, with a wide range of styles that will appeal to many ages and body types (sizes 2-24). There are 10 different options including tunics, shoulder cut-outs, lace trim, solid colors, prints, short sleeve, sleeveless, long sleeve, regular tees, and dressier options—basically anything you could ever want!

Personally, I love anything that has a flowy fit, feminine feel, and V-neckline, so this Lola Tunic Top is perfect. White with navy trim, it has a side zipper and is fully lined, preventing the dreaded see-through look so many white tops suffer from.

Bold statements, pops of color, timeless essentials, and more styles you’ll love. Style in a Snap: Shop Stella & Dot’s entire look here!

Crazy8: New Denim Collection for Kids

Crazy 8 Sale On Now!

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Is denim on your list for Back to School shopping? Universally popular with kids and parents, this wardrobe staple can vary wildly in price. (I’m always amazed to see pairs for little ones that retail for over $100.00!) Since kids grow so quickly, I refuse to spend a lot on their clothes. One of our favorite stylish yet affordable brands, Crazy8, has a collection called 8 Day Denim, that features 7 new washes. Best of all, everything is on sale for only $9.99 each

Check out how many different fits are available:

  • Skinny
  • Jeggings
  • Boot Cut
  • Straight
  • Rocker
  • Loose 

Free shipping is included with every order over $75.00. Shop Crazy8’s New Denim Collection!

Summer Vacation Packing Checklist

All year long, I look forward to our annual summer vacation…except for the preparation part! (Isn’t it funny how packing for a trip can feel like a major production?) As I mentioned on Saturday, we’re enjoying a short break away from home. While there are a lot of good things about travel, filling, hauling, and fighting over suitcases is certainly not one of them.

In the past, we’ve tried different methods—two big bags to share, one small bag per person, mix of big and small bags, etc. I wouldn’t say any of them were perfect, but paring down does help considerably. (Mind you, I don’t advocate paring down to the bare minimum, since that tends to end up with an “emergency” trip to a 24-hr Walgreens at 3:00 AM for bug spray, allergy pills, and chips. Yes, this has happened more than once, and no, I’m not proud…)

Like most things, making a list and sticking to it will save time and sanity. This Summer Vacation Packing Checklist from the Glitter Guide is fabulous.

Not all items will be applicable for all folks, of course, but having it printed out on paper and being able to check off the boxes as needed is a lifesaver. The clothing and shoe lists are great as a general guide. I’m not sure anyone needs a jacket or raincoat this time of year, though. My own list includes most of the basic beauty and hygiene products, but dragging along a hair dryer, hair curler, AND a hair straightener seems rather excessive. Customizing, of course, is key.


What’s a must-have item on your packing list?