Hello my friends!
Did you think I died?
I thought I was going to for awhile. I had one of the worst viruses in the history of the planet. This was a headache, body aches, joint pain, and coughing so hard I thought my lungs would break kind of virus. The best part? IT LASTED 6 WEEKS!!! How does anything last 6 weeks?
So if you ask me about anything that has gone on in the world in the last 6 weeks, I wouldn’t have a clue because I have been sleeping 20 hours a day. Literally 20 hours a day people.
I’m finally getting better … but the sucky cough is still lingering.
Do you follow any fashion blogs? I follow a lot but have struggled with the fact that most of them are 21 years old, have zero fat, zero wrinkles, gravity has not affected their firm little bodies, and they are a size zero. An actual zero. Not to knock any of them because to be young, skinny and beautiful is a wonderful thing. Once upon a time, I too looked pretty good.
What I have been searching for in these fashion blogs are people that actually look like me. You know, over 40, someone over a size 2, someone that has some hips because their metabolism has slowed way down, and someone who has to search for flattering clothes because not everything looks great on them because they aren’t as small as they once wore.
And the last thing?
A blog where everything they are wearing isn’t over $700. Surely I can’t be the only one that’s on a budget?
I decided that I am going to start sharing some of my fashion finds for you.
I know a lot of you are busy mama’s, work outside the home, or both. I figure I can share what fits me and is cute on my less-than-stellar body, so that maybe you won’t have to spend hours at the mall trying on outfit after outfit, and all you have to do is click on my links, be taken right to the product, and a few days later it arrives at your door!
FOR ALL OF YOU THAT FOLLOW ME FOR DIY OR DECOR RELATED POSTS, DO NOT FREAK OUT!
I’m not abandoning all of that! I’m just incorporating the fashion posts in with the furniture and room makeovers to make my site truly a lifestyle blog.
Today, I thought I would share with you a fun spring dress I got recently. A few weeks back, Topher and I loaded into the Subaru and went to the Bartlett Arboretum for their Tulip Time Festival. It was so pretty there, and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect. I’m a huge lover of flowers, and they were everywhere, plus all of the pretty trees had bloomed.
We almost didn’t go because we had a list of things to do at home a mile long, but we were so glad we did. Sometimes it’s important to take time to spend a few romantic moments with your honey.
This dress hits right above the knee and is true to size. It has a super cute keyhole back (which I forgot to shoot) but you’re still able to wear a normal strapless bra with. It’s a great one to wear to weddings or graduations!
Just click on the links below to go straight to the item!
Stunning!! I didn’t know you were so young and beautiful.
I like the idea of a fashion blog for REAL people. Thanks so much.
Michelle McCaughtry says
Glad to hear you’re on the mend Shanna. It is no fun to be sick for so long. And you have no worries about looking as good as the 20 somethings – you are gorgeous! Thanks for your blog
Momma B says
Sorry Honey you were so sick so long! BUT you always look amazing and gorgeous!! My son married up
Lol! Thanks Brenda! Hugs!
Laura at Duke manor farm says
So beautiful Shana!
I am so sorry to hear you’ve been sick, Shanna! Sounds like you had a nasty virus. Love your dress, and I enjoy seeing how ladies our age pull outfits together, so this will be a fun addition to your blog!
Thank you my sweet friend!