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22 Sep

mood: reflective

What do grandma curtain vibes and a book about fitness have in common? Summer, of course! Here are my two favorite purchases from summer which ended today, the first official day of Autumn. ☑ The MAJORELLE collection Rosebud Romper in vintage floral from Revolve  The floral trend continues into Autumn but head to toe maxi even midi florals are not easy to pull off. The trick, according to the 100 (I kid you not) fashion youtube videos I watched, is to keep the print small, break it up with a belt, jacket or sweater, and boots. Easy right? Lol. We shall see. ☑ Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza This novel is about our obsessions with getting fit, available on Amazon - From the bestselling authors of The...
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13 Jul

mood: chillin

This feels like I'm wearing pajamas and requires zero styling because everything goes and it looks great with no jewelry. Do you have a black romper? Here are options if you don't: sleeveless ruffle, cold shoulder, off shoulder, short sleeve scalloped, more cute options than you could ever imagine. On me: sleeveless ruffle,  L.K.Bennett leather wedge, also nice are these tan flat sandals that remind me of the Hermès Oran Everlane, vintage family Nantucket basket bag. Moodsey is about sharing not selling and does not receive proceeds from purchase of these recommended brands....
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29 Jun

mood: curious

This sounds interesting, can't wait to see if it's good. In beta is Amazon's convenient new Prime Wardrobe service - free 7 day try on, up to 20% discount, free returns and box pickup from your front door. I am curious for it to launch because my daughter and I've discovered new brands carried by Amazon like: Lilly Pulitzer, Michael Stars, Ray Ban, etc. Did you know that you may checkout of your favorite sites via Amazon for entire family and household items like Shopbop even IKEA (officially in 2018). Amazon is becoming a giant retail magnet of more brands (Whole Foods the latest), because brick and mortar stores are dead and someone has got to aggregate in a convenient...
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3 May

mood: practical

I just read "8 Pieces You Need To Pull Off Athleisure Like a Fashion Girl" and decided I must write "8 Pieces We Need To Pull Off Athleisure Like a Real (not foolish) Girl" so here you go! ☑ Black, navy, white, gray solid tops and bottoms that are comfortable and enhance our shape from Athleta, lululemon, or Bandier. For a tailored fit to your top experiment knotting in the front, on the side, in the back with a hair tie then tuck under. Another option is to turn your top inside out, grab the bottom or middle into a small bunch and tie with hair tie then turn the top right side out and lengthen if...
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14 Mar

mood: lazy

This skincare product is from the UK, costs $8 (NOT A TYPO), and makes me glow. Here is why I am in love: ☑ By the end of winter, I am my laziest about a lot of things including skincare. This is now my winter favorite because when I use it I feel I don't need much makeup. So by using it I actually save time and can continue to be my usual winter lazy self. This, SPF, concealer where needed, mascara, ILIA Polka Dots & Moonbeams illuminator on brow bone then nose tip then highest point of cheekbone, done. ☑ It is very stable. Why is this important? Many oils quickly decay when exposed to heat, air. Argan,...
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5 Feb

IN THE MOOD NON TOXIC SKINCARE & MAKEUP

As you know from several of my posts like Cosmetics Chemical Truth, I am a non toxic brand pioneer and champion, having started one 9 years ago. This makes me really picky as shown with my post about Gwyneth Paltrow's goop Juice Beauty being elitist in pricing. Now, there are many non toxic beauty product brands. Beautycounter products, for example, include none of the chemicals I avoid. They are priced lower than goop Juice Beauty, Tata Harper, Kjaer Weis; yet higher than W3ll People, Burt's Bees, Yes to Carrots, Shea Moisture, Dr. Bronner's, S.W.Basics, and similar to Jurlique, RMS, REN clean skincare, BITE beauty, ILIA makeup, Smith & Cult nail polish, Nonesuch, Makanai, Josie Maran, Honest Beauty....
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18 Jan

IN THE MOOD …BEAUTY SECRET WEAPONS

My January skincare & makeup SECRET WEAPON list: ☑ "How do I love thee?" My Korean DERMAL Collagen Facial Masks (set of 16 for $10). "Let me count the ways". Buy these pronto. If you don't believe me, check out the 1,444 reviews of these sheet masks in varying flavors: citrus, cucumber, charcoal, green tea, royal jelly and more. I didn't even follow the recommended leave on time and still immediately felt a difference in my skin's texture. It's like a cold shower for the face. Incredibly refreshing. ☑ oh k! Latex free Cleansing Pad (set of 2 for $8). They remove makeup, gently exfoliate, and invigorate. ☑ "Some people go to priests; others to...
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13 Dec

IN THE MOOD HOW 3 STYLISH 40+ GALS DRESS FOR PARTIES

A friend just mentioned that she saw Kelly Ripa in a dark green sequin pencil skirt, black turtleneck, stiletto pumps. Easy enough right? Maybe I'll try it. I've been seeking a KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) New Year's Soirée party outfit and just poured through so much content about holiday party outfit recommendations my head is spinning. Sadly not a single idea is a memorable standout. I ordered and returned several possibilities, including the previous post red dress, which looked nothing at all on me as it did on the 20 year old model. She clearly was wearing a different dress. Lol. Here are some black sequin pencil skirts, because I decided red or green is too cliché. Vince...
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9 Dec

IN THE MOOD GIVING GUCCI

Gucci gift idea alert! Available HERE. A luxury belt that isn't in your face ostentatious, with gold hardware, that may be worn dressed up or down. It's borrowed from the boys, and less pricey than the typical double GG style. This belt's color pop will make neutral outfits, like the dress pictured above, standout. If you like it for yourself, gift it to your husband, then secretly borrow it. Wrap and tuck the end underneath. Consider the belt your holiday "Gift With Purchase". Check out this previous post about the power of color for makeup stocking stuffer suggestions. Here are 4 Colors Proven To Make You Look Younger from today's Who What Wear for apparel gift ideas especially the red-violet Gucci wool...
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5 Dec

IN THE MOOD RED DRESS (HOLIDAY)

This is the dress! Now all we need is the party. No makeup. Undone hair. Done. & Other Stories, Ruby Sequin Dress. Moodsey is about sharing not selling and does not receive proceeds from purchase of this recommended brand....
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