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Women’s Sparkle Colorful Tube Beads Evening Clutch Purse (Product Review)

After a super long day, I’m back with another review!

This clutch is GORGEOUS.

I wish it had arrived in time for Mardi Gras. It just looks like the perfect accessory for that season, but there’s ALWAYS next year πŸ˜‰.

The photos really don’t do it justice.

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Saturday Solutions: Blanket Scarves– A Quick and Easy Fashion Fix

I don’t necessarily think that I’m the “most fashionable” person, but I fully believe in embracing your own personal style.

While finding those items that will complement your body type is important, I believe that what matters MOST is finding something to wear that makes you feel both confident AND comfortable.

My husband often laughs at me, because I will choose comfort over trends or style EVERY time. Don’t get me wrong, I won’t go out looking crazy– if being comfortable makes an outfit look foolish, I’ll change the entire ensemble.

I’m far past the days of “looking great” at the expense of spending the day/evening pulling, tugging, shifting and suffering physical discomfort just because of something I decided to wear.

It’s just not worth it.

Today’s fashion fix is my newΒ blanket scarf! Β It’s rarely cold in New Orleans, but this week we’ve had weather in the 50’s (It’s 58Β° as I’m writing this) so I FINALLY had the opportunity to wear some of the blanket scarves I’ve added to my collection.

I love scarves, it was actually around this time last year that I did one of my first official product review/giveaway for aΒ custom made scarfΒ that I received.

Despite my love for scarves, they can be itchy (especially wool scarves) Β and I have sensitive skin, so I was a bit hesitant to order one online. I’m SO glad I didn’t passΒ this oneΒ up! It’s SO, SO SOOOOOOOO SOFT!

This is the third one that I’ve purchased. I love each one. They are awesome quality and there was no strange smell coming from any of the fabrics whenever my orders arrived. Best of all they are REALLY COZY!

I can’t say it enough– I’m SOOOO glad it’s finally cold here!

If you’re looking to try out the blanket scarf trend, this is a brand to check out. (I’ll add theΒ linkΒ  [now updated #aff] soon and include it in my Fran’s Favorites section of the sidebar πŸ˜‰).

In addition to the quality of theΒ item, I love the classic look and feel of a blanket scarf. My personal style is more “timeless,” (at least that’s what my stitch fix stylist says πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚). I tend to lean towards classic pieces that will transition easily from one year to the next– a blanket scarf is JUST THAT.

And it’s multifunctional! You could use it as a scarf, a blanket for a picnic (LITERALLY–It’s THAT big), an office coverup, a living room throw… the list goes on and on!

Check it outΒ and please let me know what you think.

I tied mine using the standard “bandana loop,” but there are actually a number of ways to style this sized scarf. ThisΒ Pinterest board of mine has a slew of references you can use for inspiration!

Here are a few photos of how I styled myself today. Β Yayyyyy for the weekend!

Presidents’ Day Product Giveaway!

Hello wonderful people!

I know this is long overdue, but I’m living life on life’s terms.

Seriously, the past week has been full of several unexpected illnesses and deaths and other random life events and the combination of all those things hit my spirit really hard.Β  I took some time to process everything and blogging was less of a priority.

But JOY comes in the morning!Β  And I am happy to be back with you with my first bright and sunny PRODUCT GIVEAWAY!!!

I mentioned on my Facebook Fanpage that I had a custom circle scarf made by Suuchi.

First, let me tell you about the process of ordering the scarf. It was sooooooo simple!Β  I literally ordered it from my phone (and we all know that mobile sites can sometimes be a pain).Β  I opened the link, scrolled through the photo gallery of fabric swatches until I selected one I liked, entered my measurements (I had these readily available thanks to the tracking features on myfitnesspal!), added my coupon code, and proceeded to checkout.

Since I had a full discount code I paid nothing.Β  No shipping.Β  Nada.

It was a lovely experience.Β  The only thing better than receiving my beautiful scarf is this– I have a code that will grant the same experience to one lucky reader.Β  See below for details on how you can enter to win!

Suuchi Presidents’ Day Giveaway

Here are some shots of me in my scarf that you can entertain yourself with while you await news of the winner!Β  Thanks for stopping by!

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