It’s in the bag!

Purse, or suitcase? That is a question I ask myself almost every morning. A purse is a woman’s saving grace, it can carry anything and everything that she does or does not need. And we carry a purse every day, chock full of little things here or there.  I feel like through the years my purses are getting bigger and bigger too! 

 When I got up this morning and was changing things into a new purse, I got to thinking…”what IS all this stuff?” Fortunately, changing purses is pretty easy for me, because I have this wonderful purse sleeve thing (fron the Container Store) that everything goes in, and you just sit it down in the purse. When you have a minor purse obsession, you tend to have one to match every outfit, and changing happens a lot!  But even that little thing  is stuffed! My problem is, I really NEED everything in my purse…right? Having tons of random stuff in your purse comes in very handy at the bar when they do scavenger hunts (my team usually wins thanks to the mother load in the Michael Kors!) I always wonder about what people have in their purse, and think it is interesting what people thing they need everyday around that warrants prime real estate in their Louis Vuitton. So here is what I have today, and every day, in the big old bag of tricks! (That bag of tricks today, happens to be a Michael Kors black python skin bag with gold buckles, totally fabulous.)

 Wallet

Wristlet holding cards, coupons, etc

Make-up bag

Sunglasses in case

Glasses in case

Nail file

iPhone

iPhone charger

iPhone screen cleaner

B12 pills

Nasal Spray

Chapstick

Chi hair straighter

Ion hair spray, full bottle

2 teasing combs

13 bobby pins

Mini-deodorant

Perfume

Contact solution in travel size

Contact case

Aveeno face lotion in travel size

Bath and Body Works body lotion in travel size

Face blotting sheets

Camera

32 inch pearl necklace

18 inch pearl necklace

Pearl bracelet

2 headbands

Clear attachable bra strap

4 pens

7 coozies

Can of Monster energy drink

Car keys

 So what do you think…too much? I can;’t lie, it all does come in handy! One of these days I might minimize, but for now, its all in the bag 😉

What’s in your purse you can’t live without?

Friday Faves!

Happy Friday everyone 🙂 I adore Fridays. They’re a kick off to the weekend, everyone is in a good mood, can’t beat that.

In the true spirit of consonance and Friday…ere are my current five Friday faves for you:

1. Nude Heels-I am a little bit behind the times on loving these, because people have been wearing them for a while. But one of the reasons people wear them it to make their legs look longer. I am 6’1″…my legs do not ned to look any longer. But they do match everything, and I will gladly show off the stems, even if they are a foot longer than every one else’s. It actually saves you from buying a lot of other shoes too, because they match just about everything! (But that shouldn’t be a reason not to own more than one pair haha!)

2. The Help by Katheryn Stockett– This amazing book has taken America by storm, and is not moving to the big screen. I read the book when I came home on the recommendation from my mother and it was absolutely wonderful. I didn’t have any issue getting into it, but I could see how some people could. If you start reading it, hang in there; it is written in Southern phonetics, just how a true Southerner from MS would speak, and that can be difficult until you get the hang of it. The story is so historically based and has such truth to how the world was back then. I had the privilege of seeing an advance screening of the movie, which comes out August 10th in theatres nationwide, and it was phenomenal. The actors did an amazing job portraying the story. There are happy parts, and truly sad parts, but it shows humanity from multiple points of view, and shows how the world co-existed at that time, good and bad. I truly recommend reading the book before seeing the movie, because they did have to cut some things from the book in order to not have the movie be too long, but both were terrific.

2. Monster Energy Absolutely Zero-I just switched to drinking this from the regular Monster Low-Carb, which is the one in the blue/black can. I love energy drinks, not only for their effects but because I actually think they taste good! The problem with energy drinks is that there is usually so much sugar and carbs, that it throws my entire day for a loop and require me to run like 5 extra miles to burn it off. But this one has zero calories, carbs and sugars while still tasting good. The low-carb one is excellent too, but for 10 less calories I am a lover of this new drink! (I say new with a grain of salt…it might very well have been out for a long time and me, under my law school rock, might have not know about it!)

3. Nexxus Comb Through Hair Spray– there is that phrase of “long hair, don’t care,” or “big hair, don’t care” but I those people never lived in Texas. I change that phrase to “Texas hair, don’t care” because living in Texas makes hear a new challenge. Some of us who have curly hair (I’m sure you don’t believe me on that because it is ALWAYS straight, but its true, the straight is self imposed daily because if not I have an afro) have to care and combat the humidity. People hate hairspray because it is sticky and hardens and makes your hair all flat, but this stuff is the best. I seriously use a bottle of this, or the Ion Comb-Thru Hairspray every week because it is so great. It makes your hair soft, keeps fly aways and frizzes down yet still holds it in place and prevents it from curling or ruining the style. I AM OBSESSED. In fact, I need a new can…best $15 I spend.

4. Big Brother on CBS– By far one of my favorite parts of the summer. It is straight mindless junk on TV, but I get SO sucked in and just can’t stop! I absolutely love it. It comes on 3 nights a week, which is absolutely a lot, but I have to watch it and stay up. I follow it on Twitter, I check the website…it’s an obsession! I think I would be really good at it too…maybe I will try out for reality TV one day 😉

That’s it, enjoy! I hope everyone has a FABULOUS weekend!

“A woman should always be Classy AND Fabulous”

So lately, as you can probably tell, I have been WAY lax in posting anything on the blog. Reasoning for this is, my life isnt all together too exciting. It is summer, so I don’t have law school to complain about, volleyball is out of club season, I work a lot at the new job (which I absolutely love) and I have  really been trying to be out and about enjoying Houston when I am out of the office! So rather than bore you with the detail of my wonderful summer, I just have taken a short sabbatical from the blogging world. But I’m back, and once again have something to say.
 
Working in the corporate world teaches you a lot. And so does reality TV. So after a few weeks of wandering around downtown Hoston seeing all the business women, and a Saturday marathon of “Tim Gun’s Guide to Style,” I got to thinking. Tim Gun had a fabulous spin on what every woman should have in their closet, and you can find his article online. But the business world is a little bit different than the fashion world…supposedly. Women work in a man;s world of black suits and button ups, that give an androgenous feel to the body and the woman as a whole. But why? Why do women feel the urge to fall into the trap of sensible shoes, boxy Oxford shirts and no-wrinkle khacki pants? My friend, I do not. Why dress like the men, when you can dress like yourself, and still look profesional fab? I don’t think so. Don’t get me wrong, there is a line between being a stand out and just plain standing out, but I think you can be as fabulous in the business world as you are in real life. As Audrey Hepburn once said, “Be classy and fabulous.”
 
So along those lines, here are MY Top 10 items every business WOMAN needs in her closet. I had some help with all these, considering my mother has atempted to pound fashion sense in my head for years now. Maybe some of it is sinking in haha.  
1. Black classic stilleto pointed pumps-Not stripper heels, but classy black patent or leather heels that are 4 inches or shorter.
 
2. White Fitted Oxford Shirt-I am obsessed with Brooks Brothers Oxford shirts, because they are cut for women and they don’t wrinkle ever! You dont want some big old shirt shoved into a skirt or pants, you want something that is professional and crisp, yet compliments your figure.the KEY to a good Oxford button up shirt, is that it does not pull over the chest area. If it does, but a size bigger and find a good tailor to put in some side darts! While you’re there, pick up a pink and a blue too for some color fun!
 
3. Pearl Earrings and Necklace-Absolutely no explanation needed,.Every woman should own a set of pearls.
4. Fitted Black Pants– The perfect pant as I call them. I have 4 pairs of the same exact black pants because I love them so much! Make sure they are long enough when wearing heels, lay comfortable on the waist and are always nicely pressed. You can pair them with just about any top or blazer.
5. White and Black Cardigans-Goes over any shirt, dress and can be actually worn or drapped. Makes any top go instantly to professional and covered. Grab some colored ones to spice up white shirts!
6. Day to Night Dress-The perfect dress that can go from professional during the day (possible with a sweater or blazer overit) to appropriate for both a work dinner or cocktail hour with friends. Shoes can always be changed and jewelry added,but a sleek day to night dress is always appropriate.
7. Plain Black Purse-Apparently the corporate backpack trand is coming back, but I beg to differ. No woman in a skirt suit looks good with her Jansport swung over her shoulder. But at the same time, the workplace might not be the place for your White signature LV Speedy.It can be designer and fabulous (mine happens to be python skin) but black, non-descript and mathes everything none the less.
8. Classic Black Pencil Skirt-Tight enough to draw the eye, not tight enough to look tashy. If you’ve got it flaunt it though, an work it girl.
9. A Fabulous Blazer-Well fitted, a fun color anhd flattering to the body that can be paired with simple black pants and shoes to make a funs tateament. White is a personal favorite of mine…
 
10.  The perfect undershirt. It seems like everything can be too low cut, or see through or just needs an udnershit. The perfect white undershirt shouldnt even be noticed, just serve its prupose. My fav is from White House Black Market, has a built in bra top and is made of a fabulous fabric. Looks great under cardigans, blazers, everything!
So that is my little bit of insight into what women should wear in the workplace.  Anything you would ass to the list? Let’s me real, its only a man’s world if you let i be!

Disclaimer!!

My blog is nor professional advice. I'm not a chef, a nutritionist, a certified sports medicine professional or a lawyer (yet.) I'm just a girl who tries to cook healthy for herself, coaches off personal playing experience, lives by the law she knows and understands and blogs for enttertainment. Seek out a professional if you need help is any of the above categories. Thanks for reading!