• The Story of the Sock Monkey!

    IF you are of a certain age YOU no doubt had a sock money growing up. I STILL have mine (AGAIN, I AM NOT a HOARDER!) Handmade by my Aunt Mary Jo.  Side note… at 65 years old I still have several of my favorite toys.  (kinda makes that whole “I’m not a hoarder claim fly out the window huh?) OR were you surprised??  Regular visitors, I am 100% certain that this did not surprise you at ALL!!  Just a little FYI here; the Sock Monkey originated in the Victorian era. Those Nelson Socks have come a long way! Now socks are a true fashion statement as well as a…

  • Step Up Your Style: 2023’s Hottest Casual Outfit Ideas for Men

    Do you remember the days when your fashion choices were limited to that same old jeans and t-shirt combo? Well, those days are long gone. Now, social media has turned up the heat, and suddenly, everyone’s a fashionista, especially for men! With smart influencers sharing daily tips and new styles coming out each season, you’re now in the spotlight. As a result, men’s fashion is soaring, and why shouldn’t it? After all, you also deserve to look just as stylish and confident. So, are you ready to dive into 2023’s coolest casual outfit trends? Let’s roll! T-Shirt and Sneakers Sometimes, the best styles are the ones that keep it simple.…

  • Why is Free People So Expensive? How to Save When You Shop

    This high-end fashion brand is popular among many, but knowing why it has the price tag it has is crucial! When it comes to high-end fashion brands and the prices that they offer on their merchandise, sometimes it can seem outrageous. For something such as a bralette, or even a t-shirt, they can cost way more than something you would get at your local department store. While the name of the brand is a big reason why clothing, shoes, and accessories cost so much, there can be other reasons too. Not to mention shopping for gemstone jewelry for a loved one. Free People is a popular fashion brand that works…

  • A Guide To Collecting Vintage Jewellery

    Who doesn’t love fine vintage jewellery? The superb workmanship required to make such fine Jewellery makes it even more appealing. If you are planning to start a vintage jewellery collection, there is much to consider. Here are a few tips for collecting vintage jewellery. ✓ Research Your Chosen Periods – Whether you prefer Art Deco or Retro style jewellery, doing some online research will expand your knowledge and that has to help when sourcing specific pieces. The more you know about the Victorian period, the less likely you are to pay more than a piece is worth. ✓ Make A Connection With An Established Antique Dealer – Check out the…

  • Luxury Swimwear: Guide To Choosing According To Body Type

    We all want to look great on the beach, don’t we? When the summer season comes, a lot of us start fretting about taking our clothes off and being left exposed in a bikini or a different type of swimwear. If you are one of those people who feel self-conscious whenever they are on the beach, I have two things to tell you. First of all, it all starts with your head. No matter how you look, you probably look better than you think. We are all wired to criticize ourselves and our appearance, which makes us feel uncomfortable in our own skin for no reason whatsoever. That has to…

  • Winkine Vintage Canvas Backpack Review!

    If you’ve been on my blog for any length of time then you know, I babysit my 3-year-old Granddaughter Alice during the week. Since every now and again, The NaNa gets a bit of quiet time; (which I might add is getting less and less the older she gets!!) but, during that quiet time I like to work on my reviews. So, I carry a lot of stuff back and forth. Using a backpack or as Alice calls it my pack-pack; is truly ideal!! Check out my new Winkine backpack, not only is it as cute as all get out, but it’s lightweight!! Having a lightweight but strong backpack is perfect!!…