What To Wear :: Birthday Date Night

Dream Birthday!
It’s my birthday today and I‘m dreaming of going to Paris with my handsome boyfriend who surprises me with fabulous getaways when I least expect it. Of course I’ve been shopping for jewels and furs so I’m prepared for any occasion. This is absolutely not true but a girl can dream, right?
What is your fantasy date?

AllSaints / Ted Baker / Manolo Blahnik black suede heels / Alexander McQueen leather clutch / Alexis Bittar bracelets jewelry / Kimberly McDonald

50 Good Things About Pushing 50!

This will be an on-going post. I haven’t yet come up with 50 good things, but I’ll keep adding until I get there. If you’re in your 40’s or close to 50, please send me your ideas and I’ll add them to the list!

1. You look better if you’re not too thin.

2. You’re finally at a place where you don’t care what other people think.

3. You can talk about sex, and no one thinks you’re a slut.

4. You are happy for (rather than jealous of) young, super-cool women who are really pretty and have good jobs.

5. You’ve already had kids and don’t have to be pregnant again.

6. You look better if you’re not too thin (yes, I meant to say it again!)

7. Sitting on the couch and watching HBO is fun.

8. You are able to stop drinking before you throw up.

9. You read about history because it’s interesting.

10. You are able to say “no.”

11. You are able to forgive yourself for all of the stupid mistakes you made in your twenties.

12. You genuinely want to help others (or you should).

13. You know you’re okay the way you are, or you’re getting there….

15. You understand that life is not easy but it’s good.

That’s all I have so far…  I turn 49 on Monday, which is blah. But 50? I can’t wait!

Think about it


“What follows the two simple words, “I Am”, will determine what type of life you have….  Instead of saying negative “I Ams”, – “I am unfocused. I am never going to succeed”,… declare “I am blessed, confident, loved, accepted.” When you change your “I Ams,” your life will change for the better.”

-Joel Osteen

 I am not a particularly religious person, but I occasionally stumble onto hearing Joel Osteen. TOTALLY RANDOM! I’ve stopped by his Sunday sermon while channel surfing, I’ve seen him on Pierce Morgan’s show, and today I saw a clip of his new interview with Oprah. Oprah? I find myself mesmerized by his face. He looks deliriously happy! I want what he’s taking! I know what you’re thinking,  “I’d be happy too if I were a successful and famous gazillionaire.” Right? However, I do believe that true happiness has to come from within. In my day job, I am always telling people to create the life they want. I like Mr. Osteen’s way of paring it down: change your “I Am’s” and your life will follow.

Have a great Thursday!