Monday, December 9, 2013

Beautiful People (Pro Infirmis Video)

Happy Monday everyone!

I saw this video on my Facebook feed over the weekend and it brought me to tears. As someone who works in retail (and of course, with mannequins) and someone who is not shaped like a "perfect" mannequin (I am a size 12 which is a far cry from the size 4's I put on mannequins) this was really beautiful. I might wear sizes that are larger than what a store mannequin would wear but I can still identify with their body shape; other people don't even have that. Seeing the faces of the models for the mannequins as they were revealed just..... did me in. See for yourself in the video below.

Have a wonderful Monday, and don't forget to love your body - it truly is beautiful no matter what shape or size.

xx, Amy

Saturday, December 7, 2013

December Inspiration

Happy Weekend!

source (daria daria)

I came across this image from Pinterest last night and fell in love. I've just been feeling really meh lately (a combination of working too much and then being exhausted as well as physically feeling... off) and this image really gets me inspired. I've been struggling with "festive" outfits for work and for some reason her red lip really makes me want to dress "holiday"! I'm also in desperate need of a hair cut (just a trim - my hair needs movement and I was super happy with it when it was an inch shorter!) and her hair looks so fabulous I just need to schedule an appointment ASAP. 

On a related note, for a gal who was loving long long hair, I am unbelieveably happy with my hair short. Even when I wear it the same way several days in a row, it always manages to look fresh. Sometimes I miss long hair, but I feel like I am more willing to try new things (different parts, new curling techniques, etc) with my hair short. 

Also: I am really contemplating going ombre! It wouldn't be now but I think I'll ask my hairstylist about it when I am getting my hair cut and do some more thinking. With short hair, if I end up hating it it will be a lot easier to change than if my hair was down to the middle of my back. How did I have such long hair for so long? I can't fathom how I did it. 

What is inspiring you this weekend? 

xx, Amy

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A Golden Holiday (Holiday Gift Guide)

Hi everyone!

Hope your week is going well! Now that Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday have passed, it's really time to start crossing gifts off your list!

Something I have been loving lately is gold. There are so many great golden goodies out there and I'm loving adding gold into my wardrobe and my decor. I've selected some of my favorite golden goodies for you so you can be giving the gift of gold this holiday season!

Worrying about what to give? I've included several options at several price points. There's big, luxurious items (that gorgeous J.Crew necklace!) as well as smaller gifts for your girlfriends (glam cosmetic pouches from Forever 21... add a Starbucks card and you're set!) and home decor accents that are perfect for a hostess (the Kate Spade candle!).

Golden Holiday
What are you loving from this gift guide, whether it be to give or to get? Let me know! 
xx, Amy