Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wreaths Across America - Houston

What a great way to tell our soldiers and their families how much we appreciate the sacrifices they have made for our freedom. Wreaths Across America, originally started at the Arlington National Cemetary, has made its way to Houston. This annual wreath laying ceremony will be performed at the Houston National Cemetary on December 10, 2011. Any donation amount is appreciated, although a full wreath is $15.00. As we get ready to sit down with our families this Thanksgiving, let's all take a moment to reflect on those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

This organization is a 501-C-3. All questions can be answered on their FAQ's here. Think about donating either your time or a few dollars to this great cause.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Links of the week - focus on fashion

We haven't done "Links Of The Week" in quite awhile now have we? This time around I would like to focus on fashion. I am someone who is addicted to all things fabulous, cut well, stitched properly, made out of luxurious material and lastly, slapped with a tag that says Prada or Proenza on it. Granted, I cannot afford any of these things, but I love them nonetheless. There are fashion blogs and websites out there for everyone, no matter what your story. Whether you're in love with designers, a vintage collector, hipster, overweight, underweight, male/female, housewife, rocker or a model. It doesn't matter, there is something out there for everyone and you can find it with this lovely search engine I found called Google.

I indulge my inner fashionista that is so desperately dying to get out and rob me blind by reading some of my most favorite fashion blogs. Tops on that list is a local woman who has an eye for style and is a genius when it comes to finding lower cost alternatives for today's top trends. Merritt Beck, who runs the fashion blog Manolos and Martinis, has an impeccable sense of style. Her looks are classic, tasteful and she is able to mix color into her everyday looks without looking garish.

Pretty Miss Beck:

This picture is borrowed directly from Merritt's website: Manolos and Martinis

Next is Rumi Neely and her blog, Fashiontoast. Reading this blog can cause depression in women whose constitutions are not as strong as mine. Rumi's life, as reflected in pictures, is amazing. This woman travels the world, rubs elbows with the fabulous, has a fantastic man in her life and does it all while looking effortlessly stunning. She makes fashion look easy and for that reason alone, I am an avid reader.

Rumi Neely:

This picture is borrowed directly from Rumi's website: Fashiontoast

This brings me to my third and final fashion blog must-read, The Man Repeller. Contrary to what the title implies, this is one pretty and witty lady. Leandra Medine is fearless in her style choices, hence the cheeky name of her blog. She is funky, eccentric and pulls off some risky outfits with great panache. 

Leandra Medine:

This picture is borrowed directly from Leandra's website: The Man Repeller

I hope you enjoy these blogs as much as I have!