Some recent splurges

Uncle Darren and I were marathon shoppers yesterday.

We got to the mall at 10:30am and it was around 9pm when we left.

Neither one of us had ever had a mall day like that.

The weird thing is, the day flew while we were in there.

I purchased a few things at F21 for myself, some sale items at babyGap for Lily BUT, my best purchases were the perfect platform sandals I had been searching for forever and a Zara small bag on sale.

The sandals I got at Bloomingdale’s (thanks for suggesting it D), they are Lucky Brand and they ended up being a total of $38.00!

If you are shopping this weekend, have fun taking advantage of the sales that are going on right now!



My mother is a lady

Lately I have been thinking a lot about my mother.

Actually, I have been thinking a lot about the way I used to look at my mother when I was little.

The way Lily looks at me while I’m getting dressed has reminded me of the way I used to watch my mother get dressed.

I used to love watching her. (and still do actually)

My mother was (and still is) a lady.

To me, she embodied the essence of everything I thought a lady should be.

The way she carefully chose her lingerie, the panties always matching the bra.

Skirts and dresses always favored to pants. (never jeans when I was little)

Her shoes and purse matching most of the time.

The way she applied her make-up. A dark green line on her top eye lid carefully drawn with liquid eye liner, a bit of blush and lipstick.

The finishing touches was my favorite part.

Perfume and jewelry. My mother to this day still has an amazing collection of both.

Depending on her mood she would choose a perfume from the many beautiful bottles she had on her vanity and carefully dab it behind her ears and on her wrists.

The same was done with the jewelry, she would take her time choosing her earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets.

As a young child, I learned about the art of dressing from my mother.

Although my style is much different from my mother’s, I wear jeans often, my lingerie never matches, I hardly ever wear perfume, my shoes never match my purse, the art of dressing is something that I do practice on a daily basis.

So as Lily watches me get dressed and as we step out the door, I hope she looks at me the way I used to (and still do) look at my mother and thinks to herself “my mother is a lady”.

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me getting ready

our check out point. the full length mirror in our lobby

A little bit of lipstick goes a long way…

After my haircut on tuesday put an extra skip on my walk, I decided to go get some new lipstick as well.

I put Lily in the Baby Bjorn and we walked over to Macy’s.

It had been a while since I wore lipstick. Had been wearing glosses for a while but since Lily had been born, I hadn’t used anything other than lip balm. I mean, how could I constantly kiss Lily with stuff on my lips?

We ended up at the Benefit counter which had pretty colors but not too many so it wasn’t too overwhelming. I tried a few while Lily was busy looking in the mirror (she smiles at herself).

I settled on Dessert First (yummy, dessert!).

With Dessert First on my lips, Lily and I left Macy’s and now, I had yet another extra skip on my walk. I felt good! It’s amazing what lipstick can do.

I’m feeling pretty good these last couple of days. New haircut, new lipstick, it’s feeling like ME again.

So I’m not able to kiss Lily as much while we are out but, her cheeks probably need a break anyway.

Oh! by the way, inside the lipstick package there was a little note. This is what it said:

(Maybe it will increase the libido also…. ;))