Thursday, November 29, 2018

The 'Color of the Year 2019' is?!!!





Hello!

It depends on whom you ask! Everyone's got one! I'm laughing!

If you ask Behr, it is Blueprint S470-5!

If you ask Benjamin Moore, it is Metropolitan AF-690!

If you ask PPG Paints, it is Night Watch PPG1145-7!

If you ask Sherwin-Williams, it is Cavern Clay SW 7701!

If you ask Valspar Paint, it is Twilight Mist, Lime Mousse, Spring Squash, Seattle Haze, Martinique Dawn, Orange Slice, Wishing Well, Metropolis Lilac, Angelic Blue, Blushing Bride, Green Water, Homey Cream! Yeah; 12, not 1!

And then of course, there is Pantone who has a color palette! I'm rooting for Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral. I am wearing a 20+ year old Lynn Greene for Richard Neal Ltd 75% Wool 25% Nylon jacket in that exact same color. I have worn it over and over and over again. Other folks seem to enjoy seeing me wear it as much as I enjoy wearing it. I am wearing it for the last winter, unfortunately. I must find another. It is starting to look worn, and not in a good way either! The color is so...festive! And no, I do not look like a walking pumpkin! I just look 'lit up!' 

I tend to go with Pantone when it comes to the 'Color of the Year.' The Pantone 'Color of the Year 2019' will be announced in a webinar Friday, December 7th. I can't wait! I'm already looking at  accessories and clothing in "salmon," aka, coral! I can hope, can't I?

As of today, there are 26 more days left until: Christmas, Tuesday, December 25, 2018!

"Happy Today, and Happy Weekend!"

Shalom!

Angela
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#ColorOfTheYear2019
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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Oprah's Favorite Things 2018





Hello!

The power of  'a gift list!' It just draws us right in!

I'm glad that this one is here! It came a couple of days ago. I always like to know what foods Ms. O has been nibbling on, more than anything. Most of us are foodies at heart, aren't we?

I like the ---

1)  Power and the Furry  :  This reminds me! I've a vest cut down from a fur jacket to trim! Ugh!

2)  Hands-on Experience  :  Cute container!

3)  Main Squeeze  :  Some juicer; albeit, not cheap!

4)  Come In Handy  :  Better than the jacket! The red pops!

5)  National Velvet  :  Nice! Almost as good as riding pants!

6)  Let's Makeup  :  Not bad, not bad at all!

7)  Rise and Shine  :  I can't get too much lip gloss!

8)  Now Hear This  :  Now, there's a thought!

9)  Brimming with Pride  :  Have you ever known me to turn down a fedora? Nah!

10)  How Sweet He Is  :  I've never eaten anything Jewish before! I'm game!

11)  Popped Stars  :  What a tin! I'd get it for the tin alone!

I only selected a couple of foods! Not bad, huh?

Got it? Of course you do! I will be checking my stocking December 24th!

As of today, there are 2 more days left until: Veteran's Day, Monday, November 12, 2018! As of today, there are 12 more days left until: Thanksgiving, November 22, 2018! As of today, there are 45 more days left until: Christmas, Tuesday, December 25, 2018!

"Happy Today, and Happy Weekend!"

Shalom!

Angela
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#OprahsFavoriteThings2018
#IStyleYu

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Saks Holiday 2018





Hello!

The Saks Holiday 2018 catalog is ooooout! It came out Wednesday...

I do not feel that I have enjoyed the holidays until I have:  1)  gone through major department store catalogs, or  2)  browsed the windows. The Saks Fifth Avenue store Holiday Window Unveiling is November 19th, 7:00 P.M., EST.  It can be viewed online same as the catalog. Things are getting better all the time, aren't they?

Some of the price tags are steep. Others are what you would expect. Irregardless, there is always something somewhere similar "in our price range!" Now is the time to look...

Although I am curious to see what the holiday clothing styles will be, I am just as curious about the accessories and makeup. Accessories and makeup can make or break an outfit more so than the type of outfit worn or the amount spent on it...

Red is the color most are drawn to. There is also gold, and silver. And not necessarily in that order! Whatever your favorite colors are; I say, "Wear (or decorate in) them!"   

Here's what I like, without a shadow of a doubt...

1)  The Christian Louboutin So Kate Booty! They are kicking! I noticed them earlier during the month elsewhere...

2)  The Dior Inclusion sunglasses! What else would one expect of me? Black diamonds are as cool as cool can be! I can see the two together...

3)  The Cult Gaia small acrylic Ark bag in clear! I've gotta have one! Either that or their long wooden earrings which are not in the catalog...

4)  The Kiehl's Mask Moments Holiday Gift set! I have yet to try a Kiehl's product! They come highly recommended. I do like good masks...

Got it? I will be checking my stocking December 24th!

As of today, there are 17 more days left until: Veteran's Day, Monday, November 12, 2018! As of today, there are 27 more days left until: Thanksgiving, November 22, 2018! As of today, there are 60 more days left until: Christmas, Tuesday, December 25, 2018!

"Happy Today, and Happy Weekend!"

Shalom!

Angela
#MadetoMatch2017
#SaksHoliday2018
#IStyleYu

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Well dressed is; uh, well dressed...




Hello!

And it doesn't matter what your pedigree (or budget) is!

My favorite thing to do is to dress as well as I can with what I've got, be that as it may! Who wants to go shopping every single time a function comes up? Don't answer that! The outfits which call for a bit of wherewithal are often the ones that get the most compliments. Figures, huh?

I go there because celebrities; bless their hearts, are not the only ones who can dress well! Most of them manage to get it together for Red Carpet events, with the assistance of a stylist. How many of us have that luxury? Or for that matter, even want one? Some of us do, but not all. Wearing what is flattering irregardless of the trends is the name of the game! 

Every day dressing has become too casual. It seems as if it is a little too easy to put on whatever. One does not have to dress expensively, or have a ton of clothes to look nice. It means, more than anything, giving thought as to how to pull it all together. Surely, we can do that...

I really wish someone would "hide the leggings!" UGH! Forgive me for saying so, but few people wear them well. They try, they really do, but they just don't. Leggings are not; and I repeat, not the easiest things to wear. The proportion of the top to the bottom is everything. If you miss that, you miss, period...

If one really wants a streamlined look, and who doesn't want one from time to time, might I suggest riding pants? They are so worth it. Don't want to go there? Opt for a good pair of skinny jeans. They have sold well for a reason...

Justin Timberlake has a clothing line in partnership with Levi's. It's called Justin Timberlake Fresh Leaves. It is a casual, laid back look. It is not sloppy. I  especially like Levi's [guy] sneakers. They are reasonably priced, and well made. They are able to handle my outdoor treks, more than any other shoe that I have tried. That's definitely something to crow about...

You can create clothing from a lot of different types of materials. Everlane has created an outerwear collection made of recycled plastic. How cool is that?

As of today, there are 24 more days left until: Veteran's Day, Monday, November 12, 2018! As of today, there are 34 more days left until: Thanksgiving, November 22, 2018! As of today, there are 67 more days left until: Christmas, Tuesday, December 25, 2018!

"Happy Today, and Happy Weekend!"

Shalom!

Angela
#MadetoMatch2017
#WellDressed

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Friday, October 12, 2018

How to tie a scarf




Hello!

I adore scarves! Irregardless of the size or shape, I will find a way to tie it! You will too...

Some of the prettiest and most reasonably priced scarves that I have yet to see just happen to be Calvin Klein scarves. I received one as a gift, and have worn it with nearly everything. I have it on right now, as a matter of fact. It is like a painting! It is black, purple, royal blue, salmon, and cream. I haven't looked back since...

As far as I am concerned the pencil skirt is IT! Work it; sister-friends, work it!

Red speaks, doesn't it? Pull it out, and dust it off! Christmas is less than 90 days away!

As of today, there are 31 more days left until: Veteran's Day, Monday, November 12, 2018! As of today, there are 41 more days left until: Thanksgiving, November 22, 2018! As of today, there are 74 more days left until: Christmas, Tuesday, December 25, 2018!

"Happy Today, and Happy Weekend!"

Shalom!

Angela
#MadetoMatch2017
#HowToTieAScarf
#HealthAndHealing

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Intermittent fasting




Hello!

Health and healing just got a whole lot better, thanks to intermittent fasting! Who doesn't want to live a long, healthy, vibrant life? The best time to figure it all out is now!

I feel more energized when I fast. I like to fast at least one day a week. I try to not eat too late, either. I am able to wake up much more refreshed, feeling and looking better...

Although I am an early bird by nature, I had to learn to eat earlier during the day. Having breakfast was just not my favorite thing to do. I have even forgotten to eat throughout the course of a day, on the rare occasion. Unbelievable! Without making a concerted effort to do otherwise, I lean toward brunch as the first meal of the day. It is not too early, and it not too late. I still have memories of having P.E. after lunch in high school. Not a good combination...

I like a lot of fruit and vegetables (raw or lightly cooked), boiled eggs, raisins, peanut butter or nuts and such. I have been known to eat left over vegetables for the first meal of the day. I do not want to be caught without energy, if I should need to get in a hurry quick. Oh; yeah, I like dessert a lot too. But, we won't talk about that... 

In summary, the less you eat the less hungry you will feel. Believe me, we will not wither away!

Here's to our health!

As of today, there are 38 more days left until: Veteran's Day, Monday, November 12, 2018! As of today, there are 48 more days left until: Thanksgiving, November 22, 2018! As of today, there are 81 more days left until: Christmas, Tuesday, December 25, 2018!

"Happy Today!"

"Happy Weekend!"

Shalom!

Angela
#MadetoMatch2017
#IntermittentFasting
#HealthAndHealing

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Spring Ready-To-Wear 2019 shows are coming to a crawl

Hello!

Fashion shows are; without a doubt, fascinating!

I don't have a favorite Spring Ready-To-Wear 2019 show, as of right now. The Sandhills are recovering from Hurricane Florence. I will get there!

Before Hurricane Florence, I imagine folks were upbeat about Christmas shopping. Now? Maybe, maybe not. Evenso, some holiday shopping days are better than others. Think, and plan accordingly...

Folks in my house have certainly upped the ante when it comes to shopping at Amazon! Some buys are what they seem, and some are not. "Know 'the respective price points!' " 

Cross training is; intuitively speaking, the better workout I'm willing to go out on a limb and agree with. Hurricane Florence reminded me that I need to learn to swim! It's on my bucket list...

I do know this! Western wear is hot for fall! I always did think it was cool as all get out! Bring it on!

I haven't tried any Fenty Beauty products yet, but the range of colors is awe inspiring!

Give; and let give, to the Rita S. Wilson Memorial Scholarship! Thaaaaank you!

As of today, there are 45 more days left until: Veteran's Day, Monday, November 12, 2018! As of today, there are 55 more days left until: Thanksgiving, November 22, 2018! As of today, there are 88 more days left until: Christmas, Tuesday, December 25, 2018!

"Happy Today!"

"Happy Weekend!"

Shalom!

Angela
#MadetoMatch2017
#SpringRTW2019

NOTE:  I Adorned You [digital magazine] is coming your way, whenever!
ALV & Co., "The Gold Standard!"

Angela L Vann, Ms   |   Even Greater Things   |   Far Above Rubies   |   O My Dove

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