Playing catchup on the few selfies I took over the past six months–from early summer through Thanksgiving! A ton has happened and been experienced, including: attending two bridal showers and two weddings–for my bestie and my mentee; seeing Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria, Hadestown, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Jagged Little Pill; attending Avon’s virtual convention, a couple of BBQs, a virtual meet and greet with several fellow bloggers, and my department’s first in-person mini-retreat in several years; going gambling; creating my first few TikTok videos; meeting a friend in person that I have sung virtually with for years; surviving a wildfire that placed us in an evacuation zone; singing karaoke in person (several times) and virtually (as often as I can); enjoying egg nog, fires in the fireplace, and several date nights.
As many of you know, I’ve been experiencing burnout, and desperately needed to hit the reset button. This post has been sitting in my “Drafts” folder for nearly six months–I simply couldn’t muster up the desire or energy to review all the individual pieces…I even took several months off from wearing new pieces and taking selfies. As a result, all but one of the pieces featured in this post are no longer available. Moving forward, as a rule, I’m not going to write reviews of the pieces I wear and feature. I’m hoping to rekindle the love of sharing my looks again, while relieving some of the self-imposed pressure. That said, I hope you enjoy photos from the last half of my Parisian vacation!
Ooh, la la—officially Paris bound in Avon’s Side Button Detail Top, Whimsical Heart Pendant Necklace (no longer available), and Rosegoldtone How Charming Earring Pack (no longer available)!! This is the outfit I opted for to kick off our Paris vacay, and it was perfect for so much traveling.
This top is a fun, vibrant pink that provides a great pop of color! The fabric is a forgiving, stretchy medium-weight that flows over bumps and bulges without clinging, the cut is super flattering, and the buttons add extra visible interest. Two thumbs up!
Power gem, ACTIVATE!! Featuring Avon’s Cutout Handkerchief Hem Top (sold out), Blue Power Gem Pendant Necklace (sold out), and Stainless Steel Everyday Set of 2 Earrings!
A bit of a mixed bag on the top. The cut and color is very flattering–I particularly love the placement of the straps. The material is thick, which isn’t a negative, but I’d have preferred it to be a little thinner and cooler to wear. I liked the idea of one of the straps having a ring in it, but in reality, once I put it on, the asymmetry bugged me and it looked like a mistake in the design. I’d definitely recommend it, but it doesn’t rise to the level of being a favorite.