Rewrite – You Get A Do Over

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Hi pretties,
How’s your week going? I’ve been seeing the quote above all over Instagram lately and I thought it ties into my 2015 Word of the Year – GROW. Three simple words with a big meaning – you can start over – as often as you like. When you attempt to GROW, there are things in your life that you will rewrite, change, modify. It’s all a part of the process.

Turning 50 was fun, but real talk, it was scary. What do I do with the next 50 years?? Do I continue in my current profession or try something new? Do I get this house retirement ready or find a new home that fits my lifestyle? Do I keep living this single life or take a dip in the dating pool? And that is a whole nother post!!! Heck do I keep trying new restaurants in The A or do I actually use all these pretty pots and pans and learn how to cook? LOL! A lot of questions.

50 to 100 and beyond doesn’t have to look like 1 to 50 because I can rewrite my story and continue on a path to GROW. It’s part of God’s grace. Every single day you can start again – a do over. That’s a beautiful gift.

How are you rewriting your story?

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robincharmagne

What’s In My Bag?

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Hi Pretties,
Hey it’s March! What what? Yep 10 months left in 2015. But I’ve let February go by without sharing my annual What’s in my Bag? Yep I normally do these in February but hey it’s never too late to peek inside my bag.

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The bag – Steven Madden bucket bag. The tassel detail is what caught my eye. It is black with a blue trim and comes with a cute pouch on the inside. I snagged this from TJ Maxx and it comes in some other color combos!

1- Tory Burch makeup case. Big enough to hold all my beauty bits
2- Pink initial notebook. It’s getting ratty so I need to replace it, but it is great for jotting down blog ideas or other inspiration
3- Samsung Galaxy 5. Love, love, and yes love my phone. Team Samsung all the way. Look for an unboxing post for a new toy
4- Coach glass case. You know this really wasn’t a glass case as I recall. I found in the men’s coach stuff and really liked it
5- Red Wallet. So the story behind the red wallet. Wendy at Wendy’s Lookbook had a Favorites video where she talked about how the color red attracts money so you should have red wallet. Hence my red wallet I snagged from TKMaxx in London. Loads of storage in this wallet and I’m not losing money so the red must be working
6- Kate Spade tassel key ring. Yeah I have a thing for tassels. Yeah I’m old school still use my car’s key
7- Pink change purse another London goodie. Harrod’s is cray-cray. I have never seen so many pretty things in one place. And, the Food Hall, don’t bypass it if you visit Harrod’s
8- Pink Cross pen, this thing writes so well and is oh so pretty. I need one in every color
9- Modelco lip gloss. I took this out of the makeup bag because I wanted to show you it has a mirror – neat packaging
10- Eos lotion. I just love the packaging and that it doesn’t take up much space
11- Saks Fifth Avenue breath mints – Again I just like cute packaging

Well that’s it pretties. Check out my other bags here and here. What’s your favorite thing in your bag?

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robincharmagne

OOTD #52 – Poncho and Platforms

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Hey there,
How goes it? I hope y’all are safe and warm. And true to form, The A is under a winter storm warning which has errybody running to the grocery store scrambling for milk and bread. Just craziness…LOL But there’s no reason why you still can’t be cute and comfy and I’m loving this OOTD. If you have been following my OOTDs, you know I basically live in jeans and some kind of top. With the weather getting colder, this poncho is the perfect top. It is super soft, lightweight and the perfect length to cover the tush. But what really makes this poncho rock is the fringe detail around the sleeves which adds a bit of pizzazz. You can wear this poncho by itself, but since the weather is colder, I added a long-sleeve tee. On the bottom is a pair of slightly distressed boyfriend jeans and a pair of platform booties with zipper detail. Now the heel on the bootie is high for me at 3 inches, but the platform gives this shoe stability and it’s easy to walk in and comfy. This OOTD will definitely be a go-to!

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Are you rocking a poncho this Winter?

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robincharmagne

Planner DIYs In 5 Minutes

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Hello,
Can you believe this is the last week of February? It has been a very busy year and we’re only 2 months in! But I’m keeping all the birthdays, anniversaries, meetings, travel, chillaxin, and anything else that pops up all organized using my Inkwell Press Planner.

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One of the fun things about planners is jazzing them up by adding touches of your personality. I have two super-duper easy DIYs you can make for your planner in less than 5 minutes. Yeah, 5 minutes. This is a pic heavy post. Okay, so first up is a cute paper clip.

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Bling, Glue gun, Paperclips


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Gather your bling and your paperclips


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Add a dab of glue to each piece of bling


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Place the paperclip in between the two bling pieces


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Voila, Blinged Out Paperclips

Yarn Tassels


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Yarn, Scissors, Cardboard


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Wrap yarn around cardboard


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Cut the yarn


Trim the tassel

Tie off and trim the tassel


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Voila, a Yarn Tassel

Now weren’t those planner DIYs a breeze and easily customizable to match your planner.

I’m curious who’s using a planner??

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robincharmagne

Cold Weather Gear

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Hello,
I’m so happy to be back in the blogging saddle! I’ve missed y’all! I had a blast last week on my first work-cation. Yeah I made that word up for a trip that combines work with a little R&R. I had the pleasure of visiting beautiful but cold Denver, Colorado with one of my traveling diva friends. I saw more snow last week than I have seen in my entire life. I completely understand why folks flock to Denver to ski. And, no I didn’t ski this trip, but I would love to go back and hit the slopes, even though I am an awful skier.

And, surprisingly, it wasn’t all that cold, not like 10 degrees or 5 below as I had anticipated. I was ready for the cold weather in my quilted parka and snow boots. These are two staples if you live in a cold weather state. The women of Denver rocked all manner of parka and boot combos looking stylish and warm in their cold weather gear. I snagged a very lightweight water-repellant parka for $27 and the waterproof snow boots for around $30, I have had the fur boots for 2 years and I must say they are a fave. I’ve curated two cold weather gear looks. Take a peek!

A change of scenery is a good thing, especially if you can visit some place beautiful. It was good to have packed just the right cold weather gear for this trip. Which look is your fave?

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robincharmagne

Animal Print Edition – Faves On Friday

Happy Valentine’s Day pretties,
It is so cold in The A, perfect snuggle weather for the holiday. Are y’all planning a wild Love Day? Well I’m wild about Empire and my favorite character is Cookie Lyon, played by the very talented Taraji P. Henson, who is wild about animal print. The clip showcases the fashion philosophy of the show some designer and some vintage. So cool to get the inside scoop on the fashion, and I do love the vintage feel of some of the pieces! Miss Cookie loves some animal print which can be a whole lotta much but you can rock animal print in small doses and still walk on the wild side. I’ve handpicked some faves all under $100. Take a peek.
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My fave? Those animal print clothes! Would look so good with a nice black wool coat. Are you walking on the wild side?

Have a lovely Valentine’s Day, love ya’ lots!

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robincharmagne

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Eyeglasses by Firmoo – A New Accessory

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Hello Pretties,
How’s your week going? Things are good around these parts, seeing things a lot more clearly, which is so much fun with fashion eyeglasses. Today I’m sharing my review of Firmoo Eye-wear. I was thrilled when Firmoo invited me to try their line of eye-wear. Firmoo is an online eyeglass store that offers a variety of eye-wear styles, high in quality but at affordable prices.

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So pretties, I wear prescription eyeglasses for reading and working on the computer but they are a little boring.

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The Firmoo website is very easy to navigate – just select the shape, frame, material, and size. After reviewing all the beautiful frame choices on the online store and I decided to pick a frame with some pizazz – this pair in tortoise with a vintage flair. And, since I have some eyeglasses for work and stuff, a fun pair without a prescription was the perfect choice to add some spice to any outfit. Take a peek at a new fashion accessory – eyeglasses.

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Comes with soft and hard cases and a cleaning cloth. Love the travel themed glass case.

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Beautifully packaged


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These are the perfect tortoise-shell frames and are super lightweight to wear all day


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This pattern is bold enough to make a statement but not overpowering for the face


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Love these! Perfect shape and color for my face

Eyeglasses make a fun accessory that you can add to your accessory wardrobe. For my lovely readers, Firmoo is offering 50% off just click here to join the fun!

Are you rocking eyeglasses for function or fashion?

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robincharmagne

Please note I received a complimentary product for review, but all opinions are 100% my own.