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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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26 Nov

IN THE MOOD FOR LIT PHOTOS (LUMEE)

It isn't always easy to get a great photo, especially at night inside or outside. That's why this gadget, the LuMee iphone/Samsung Galaxy case, grabbed my attention. The phone case literally is "lit" because it illuminates adding essential extra brightness for quality photographs. No more million attempts to get just one adequate photo. I also like how this started out as a photographer's simple idea then evolved as a new product and caught on organically. I mean if Kim Kardashian the selfie queen and Oprah love it then why wouldn't we? This is an American innovation story and a great stocking stuffer for everyone. Check out a short LuMee informational video about how it started and to...
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20 Nov

IN THE MOOD SHINY TRENCH (MARKS&SPENCER, ALEXA CHUNG)

It arrived today and I love how shiny this trench is! However, it's small and too cool for me. At least that's what I thought, until my husband told me I was wrong. Does anyone else buy clothes that are too big and too basic for comfort? I clearly am making this mistake. It's likely aging the way we look more than we realize. The trench is a high-shine polyurethane patent leather look coat pictured above on me. I don't like posting pictures of myself but seeing an unusual trend on someone who isn't a young perfect model is realistic and hopefully helpful. The Briggate trench is from the Marks & Spencer collaboration with Alexa Chung a popular British fashionista. There is...
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15 Nov

IN THE MOOD BUZZFEED BEAUTY BARGAINS

Makeup addicts (and I) swear by many inexpensive beauty products. So why aren't you using them? You could call me an Aquaphor Healing Ointment "evangelist" - for chapped lips. HERE is a great Buzzfeed list that includes many products I've previously written about on Moodsey. Also, TJMaxx now offers discounted beauty online. Click HERE for some amazing deals on Korean face masks and all kinds of brand name: makeup, skincare, hair care, bath and body, beauty tools. It's almost holiday season and beauty bargains make great stocking stuffers, especially for ourselves. I do not receive proceeds from purchase of these recommended brands. Moodsey is all about sharing not selling. ...
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6 Nov

IN THE MOOD POP UP SALE (BANDIER)

I literally just got this invitation and Fairfield County ladies it is not to be missed by me (and maybe you) because a similar event has never happened before to my knowledge. Bandier is having a special pop up sale (up to 70% off) at Chelsea Piers in Stamford this week. Maybe I'll see you there? For me, it's all about the outfit. You can take the girly girl out of the gym but you can't take the girly out of the girl. Click HERE for a previous post about Bandier. I do not receive proceeds from purchase of this recommended brand. Moodsey is all about sharing not selling....
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3 Nov

IN THE MOOD TO AMP UP

Amp up easily and quickly via bold gold jewelry instead of a whole new outfit is what I thought when I saw this image above. Look at how elegant this model looks and she only has on a simple sweater with bold gold jewelry. Of course she is gorgeous but please try to ignore that part. Notice the new on trend clay color of the model's sweater. This is a similar color as pictured in a previous post. Click HERE to get inspired and browse the pretty Tiffany pieces shown in the photo. Also, click HERE for a previous post of sumptuous Verdura gold jewelry. I followed my own advice last weekend and "amped-up" with rose gold...
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27 Oct

IN THE MOOD LACE

This Reformation Lace top is pretty, simple, fitted, and jazzes up jeans for night - available in black and white. Click HERE to shop before it goes out of stock again. It just got restocked and is already sold out in many sizes. Created in 2009 by Yael Aflalo, Reformation designs and manufactures the majority of their limited-edition collections in downtown Los Angeles. All other garments are produced by responsible manufacturing partners here in the U.S. or abroad using sustainable methods and materials. Employment in the U.S. apparel manufacturing industry has declined by more than 80 percent (from about 900,000 to 150,000 jobs) over the past two decades. I do not receive proceeds from purchase of...
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