Sunday, November 17, 2013

A Whole Lot of Sunday Tea

As some of you know- I haven't been posting up as frequently as intended. My apologies. I'm here today tackling all of the questions that have been sitting in my inbox for nearly a month now!!  All 18 of them!! Here we go!

1. My mother in law insists that my children wear the outfits she purchased them for their Christmas pictures but they are not very nice.  How can I still make her happy but make sure my kids won't hate me later? -Liz

Liiiiz!  First thing is first. If you really don't want to make her upset just style up the outfits a bit. Add a cardigan, accessorize it, replace pieces of the outfits that can be replaced, etc.  Or- just get two sets of Christmas photos taken!  :)

2.  I am enjoying your Pinterest trials posts and I often think that you put an honorable spin to them. Is it possible for you to take requests from us? For instance, there are a few things I'd like to try on Pinterest but I'm a little intimidated. You make things seem more simple to do (or maybe you break it down better?) so it would be quite a help. -Anon

Thanks so much! You are too kind.  Ummm... I know where you are coming from and that is why my post are called Pinterest trials. lol They are a trial alright. I would love to take requests from anyone just email me the pin and I will see if it is something that strikes my fancy. :)

3. This is my first time visiting your site. I googled "different types of shoes" and you came up.   Out of all the types of shoes- which are the most comfy?  I'm starting to wear heels now and my feet were killing me after an hour. Please help! -Meghan

Wedges. If you are starting to wear heels- wedges are the way to go. They give your whole foot support and are still really cute.

4.  What are your thoughts on guys who wear cargo shorts? -Bethany

Hahahahaha. Oh cargo shorts.  Those were originally designed for military warfare during WWII. I personally think they make people look very bulky and bottom heavy.  It is especially unflattering on people with really skinny legs. Also, I don't understand why people need that many pockets.  I say only wear them when you are hiking!

5.  My girlfriend's birthday is coming up. She loves art and I happen to be a pretty talented painter. She has never seen my work.  Do you think I should paint her a portrait of her dogs or of her favorite coffee house? It is where we first met. FIY: we have only been dating two months.  I just want to take her breath away. -Daryl

Daryl, I hope I'm not too late in answering this.  I love the idea that you are painting her a picture!  I say do the dog portrait. If things get really serious between you two... do the coffee house for an anniversary. :)

6.  I saw your drugstore foundation challenge post and wondered why you have stopped doing them?  It is hard for me to find foundation that works and our skin types seem the same. -Ky

Ky- I'm actually testing out Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation (c/o: Influenster) at the moment and will be putting up a post soon. I apologize for not trying out more but I will probably try BB cream soon.

7.  I know your blog is more of a lifestyle blog but I know you've answered personal questions in the past...  My boyfriend of 5 years cheated on me with my best friend. They told me about their secret relationship last week and I can't keep crying. They have been sleeping together for a year now.  There were instances where I would be so excited that they were getting along and hanging out while I was at work. Didn't think much of it. By the way, my ex-best friend is a guy. My question for you is, what do I do now? I feel like everyone is going to say "I'm that girl who had a gay boyfriend" -Anon

First- I'm happy that you are reaching out for help. You want a better future for yourself. Cry as long as you need to. This is not a light situation.  I know right now you are probably feeling like maybe there is something that you could have done differently but there isn't.  All I can say is- invest time in yourself. Let people around you support you and screw anyone that wants to point a finger at you and gossip about your situation.  You just need to move on.  It will take a while but you have got to do it. Put this situation behind you!

8. Random question but you like questions.  Who do you think is the better boy band One Direction or The Wanted? -Leslie

Ha! I don't listen to either group so I don't know. I guess...The Wanted. Their songs get stuck in my head more often lol  One Direction is super cute but their songs are a little annoying.  lol

9.  If you had to pick one look to wear for the rest of your life; what would it be? -Serah

I would wear all black. Jeans and a T-shirt with a blazer and cap toe flats.  with a cross body bag with brass accents- black wayfarers.

10.  I'm getting married in January and I'm having a fashion crisis. My mom wants me to wear her veil for my something old but her veil is extremely lacy. They got married in 1979.  My dress is very simple so I think I'll be able to pull it off. I just don't think I like the veil. Should I just do it? -Rae

It is hard for me to say because I don't know what your dress or the veil looks like. If you seriously don't like it than don't wear it. I'm sure she won't be that upset. See if there is anything else you can wear of hers.

11.  I'm not trying to start an argument with you but, do you think that as a fashion blogger that you are really promoting a good lifestyle?  I find that fashion bloggers just promote girls to spend more money on useless things and that they aren't really aimed for the average girl. -Anon

Wow.  I consider this blog to be a LIFESTYLE blog not a fashion blog.  I do think sometimes that people who buy a lot of high end items and say that this is a 'must have' don't promote a feasible lifestyle. I'm trying to promote things that I think the average girl can wear.  If there is a certain item on my blog that you feel isn't realistic to the average person please be more specific.  Also, at the end of the day it up to the consumer whether or not they want to buy something in their price range. In this day in age we have place like Target, Forever21, and H&M that provide great fashion at low costs- so they are more options. I don't tell people how to spend their money. I just tell people that I like something.

12. I'm 6'0" tall and my 21st birthday is December 5th. I want to wear a drop dead gorgeous dress and heels but I'm afraid that I'm going to look like a giant in heels. Any ideas on what I can do? -Tina

Wear heels anyway! It is your birthday. Look fabulous. The heels with out a platform are every where now so it will be easy to find a sexy shoe that isn't going to add 5 inches.  Also, please wear something short so you can show off some legs!! :)

13.  I'm in the market for a really good eye shadow primer. Any recommendations? -Cora

Yes, I really like Urban Decay primer potion. I have also found that shadow insurance by Too Faced is good.

14.  I don't know how to wear a scarf.  I see people wear them in all sorts of different ways but I never know what to do with them.  -Anon

Watch this video and you will be set. It's on of my favorites of all time.

15.  My coworker wears way too much perfume and make up! How do I tell her nicely that she needs to TONE it DOWN! - Gemma

If you want to do it nicely say " your perfume smells nice but its really strong" and she should get the hint. Makeup is a little different. Just start talking about cosmetics and get into make up application. When the time feels right- let her know that you think she would look better in a natural look.

16.  My husband and I are throwing an 80s party for our friend. What should I wear?? -Kimmy

Spandex, baggy sweat shirt, big hair, and funky colors!!

17. Hi there. Have you ever tried ELF cosmetics? It is really inexpensive but I've heard good and bad things about it.

ELF cosmetics is okay. I've never used their foundation or blush but I've used their lip gloss and eye shadows before and I will say that I wasn't disappointed nor thrilled. Its definitely great starting point for someone on a low budget or who is just starting out with make up.

18.  I'm trying to lose weight before I go to college. I know you tweeted about losing weight for your wedding a few months ago. Any tips? - Carmen

Hey! I'm the WORST person to ask. I was only able to lose 13 lbs for my wedding and its because I wasn't dedicated. I do plan on being more aggressive with my diet and exercise in the near future so maybe I'll blog about it. My husband is really into fitness and good nutrition. I will see if he would like to do a post for us all.  Also, I lost the 13 lbs by eating clean and stress-I think lol. I wish I would've worked out more.  Carmen, start with breaking bad eating habits first and you will see progress.  I promise to post what works for me once I get some results. I have since gained 8 lbs back after the wedding

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