What I wore – my new asymmetrical top

18 Jul


  • Top:  Bealls Outlet
  • Skirt:  Talbots
  • Shoes: Alfani, Dillards

I totally surprised myself this week and bought an asymmetrical top.  I’m still getting used to the idea, because that corner piece in the front still looks like I yanked it down harder than the rest of the top, at least to me.

007croppedI don’t know.

What do you think of asymmetrical stuff?  Is it something you wear or something you avoid?


What I wore – Flower Power (or flower overload?)

14 Jul


  • Floral dress:  Lands’ End (last summer)
  • Floral necklace:  QVC (several years ago)
  • Floral Bracelet:  QVC (also several years ago)007cropped

I wore a lot of flowers here, I realize that.  Perhaps too many.  I just forget sometimes how ‘matchy-matchy’ I tend to be.

I also tend to forget just how easy this dress is and that it’s even in my closet.

So, on my ‘to do’ list:

  1. Less ‘matchy-matchy’.
  2. Wear blue Lands’ End dress more.
  3. Stop watering plants on porch immediately before taking pictures there because it makes it look like I had an accident or something.


Happy Independence Day!

4 Jul

patriotic nails, patriotic mani, Sinful Colors Endless Blue, OPI Coca-Cola Red, FingerPaints Red White & Hue

To celebrate the holiday I decided to go all out and paint my nails patriotic colors.  I’ve never used so many polishes at once!

Patriotic Nails - whenlifehandsyouapear.wordpress.com

I’m wearing OPI Coca-Cola Red, Sally Hansen White On, Sinful Colors Endless Blue, OPI My Signature is DC (on my thumbs) and 3 different glitter toppers – Sephora by OPI Be-Claus I Said So,  Sinful Colors Diamonds Are Forever, AND FingerPaints Red, White & Hue.


My family has been on vacation  the past few days.  Here’s a photo we took before riding the alpine slide in Durango, Colorado.

117croppedIt was a beautiful place to visit and the beautiful views and cooler weather were fantastic!

The drive home ended up being the worst part of the trip and ridiculously long thanks to a GPS glitch that sent us on what had to be the longest route possible.  Then, while driving through a small town a train signal and the gates malfunctioned and were stuck in the down position causing all traffic both ways to be stuck at a standstill for a half hour.

And then, we arrived home just in time to drive through this:


Still, it was a fantastic vacation, and the first one I can remember where no one got sick, something that always seems to happen when my family travels.

So, how about you?  Do you have summer travel plans?

What I wore on Sunday

21 Jun


  • Top:  Banana Republic non-iron
  • Skirt:  Alfani, Macy’s
  • Shoes:  Nine West Flute
  • Necklace:  Kohl’s?

I think I needed a belt.  When I don’t wear a belt with an untucked top like this, I don’t feel fully dressed. 

But when I wear a belt, my teenage son teases me.  He keeps questioning why women wear belts, and why they wear them so high instead of on their actual waists.

He has a point.

Speaking of my son, he was gone all last week for a scout camp and we missed him dearly.  I copied a friend of mine and made him a sign.  They didn’t get home until almost 11:00 at night, so it was too dark and he was too tired to get any good photos.

The next morning the wind had blown off a few of the balloons, so here’s what was left of it. 


I think he still felt pretty special.

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pacific Blue (original version)

18 Jun

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pacific Blue (original version)

I heard about this polish from a nail polish group I’m in (yes, I’ve hit that point, I’m in a nail polish group!) and wanted to find a bottle for myself.  The problem is that it’s been reformulated and the new Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pacific Blue is completely different than the original version.   

Why companies change products like this and call them by the same name instead of just naming them something else is beyond me, and quite maddening, isn’t it?

Anyhow, I wanted the original version of Pacific Blue because it’s a vibrant blue creme formula.  From what I understand, the new Pacific Blue is a shimmer jelly-like color that takes several coats to build up opacity.

I heard that the original version was still available in some stores until the stock is depleted, when it will then be restocked with the new version of this polish.

And for some reason, knowing this information ignited a fire within me to find a bottle of my own.  I can’t explain it, it’s just one of my many quirks.

So yesterday I embarked on a quest to find a bottle of original formula Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pacific Blue, and only four Walgreens stores later, I rejoiced when I found it.

Sally Hansen Extreme Wear Pacific Blue (original version)

And, like all my nail photos, I don’t think the pictures do it justice.  It’s quite a lovely color, if I do say so myself.



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