Slimsation Dark Indigo Pants For Women: Comfort and Style From Day to Night!

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When I put on these dark indigo pants by Slimsation, I feel pretty. I used to wear jeans every day. Those jeans were just regular denim jeans, and most often when I put them on, I was getting ready to go to work outside. They were just another pair of pants. These Dark Indigo Pants by Slimsation are different. They are a step above a regular pair of jeans. They look good just lying on the bed, waiting to be put on. I love the feel of the fabric, so smooth and soft to the touch. I also love that they never seem to wrinkle or sag, and they hold the crease in the legs all day long, without ever having to iron them. 

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Dark Indigo Pants by Slimsation

(I wish I could wear those red shoes!) See how nice the Slimsation Dark Indigo Pants look in this photo from their website? They look just as nice on me:


Here I am wearing my Dark Indigo Pants from Slimsation

The Dark Indigo Pants from Slimsation come in women’s sizes up to 24W, and have a contoured waistband for tummy control. The four season, wrinkle resistant stretch fabric is a rayon, spandex, nylon blend that feels so soft! Sleek and chic – this feminine silhouette features a full, relaxed leg fit. You can make any woman on your shopping list happy with a gift of these attractive pants. You can purchase these on the Slimsation website for $73.00; buy them on, or find a store near you using their locator

How To Choose Bridesmaid Dresses

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Are you looking for the perfect bridesmaids’ dresses for your wedding? Regardless of your wedding theme or style, you need to find the perfect dress for your girls. Here are some tips that will come in handy during your dress shopping:

Start by browsing

You can start by researching online for different stores that carry bridesmaids’ dresses in your area. When searching online, you need to save images of your ideal dress to help you zero in on the colors and themes that you prefer.

Keep the cost in mind

Have any of your friends been in a bridal party before? Then they must know that a bridesmaid pays for her own dress. However, reminding them is not a bad idea. When looking at dresses, you need to consider the pockets of your bridesmaids, not yours.

You do not want your wedding to be a financial burden to anyone. Focus your search on affordable Azazie-made dresses. Alternatively, you can choose a color and let them pick their own styles. You should also consider renting them, as it might be cheaper.

Stick to one theme

To ensure that your wedding colors match with those of the bridal party, you need to set a theme. This means that you need to decide on a wedding theme before choosing bridesmaid dresses.

Shop accordingly

Which is the best shopping experience for your personality? If you have very strong opinions, you need to shop alone or bring one friend. However, if you would like to have more input, it would not hurt to bring your friends along for a better choice.

Find the right fit

Bridesmaid dresses are usually ordered in a bigger size to allow for growth. If a bridesmaid wants to order a size smaller, remind her of this fact: larger dresses can be altered before the wedding but you cannot do much about a small dress. Nobody wants to spend more money on a new dress.

Ordering etiquette

It takes up to three months for the bridesmaid dresses to arrive and up to 6 weeks for alterations to be made. The 6-month period allows you and your bridal party to find and order the right dresses. Make sure that you start ordering early to prevent delays.

Select a shade

how to choose bridesmaid dresses

The easiest way to pick the perfect shade for your bridesmaid dresses is to play off the color scheme of your wedding venue. For example, if your wedding is to be held on a vineyard with a wine-red décor, you should rule out neon yellow dresses. Lighter shades work well in the summer and spring while rich colors are ideal for fall and winter.

Consider lingerie

Your girls need to find the right undergarments. Therefore, depending on the dress style – one-shoulder or strapless – bridesmaids need the right supporting garments. Even the most flattering dress can look average when paired with the wrong bra.

Aside from buying the right bra, your girls might also need to purchase specific panties or a body shaper.

Find complementary colors

When choosing colors, make sure that they complement most skin tones. Colors such as sand, greige, and beige, are universally flattering while jewel tones such as sapphire and amethyst go well with fairer complexions. Bolder shades like hot pink complement darker hues quite well.

If you want to choose a print design, ensure that the dominant colors work well with your full bridal party. On the other hand, your maid of honor can don a print design while the rest of your girls stick with a solid color. Whatever you choose, make sure it flatters everyone. 

ClaudiaG Bags Spring and Summer Collection

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Claudia G is a brand new direct sales company, focusing on empowering women by giving them an opportunity for financial independence supported by a flexible schedule. Their products are sold exclusively through a dedicated team of Independent Consultants located throughout the United States. ClaudiaG handbags and accessories combine a sophisticated and sleek design aesthetic with luxurious leather, textures and fabrics. The impeccable attention to detail complemented by rich hues and signature hardware convey an individual feminine flair while possessing a classic silhouette, and set apart the ClaudiaG collections from other contemporary handbag designers. What better way to deliver these great products to our clients than by empowering and rewarding an amazing group of hard-working individuals that sell direct to customers while having a lot of fun doing so!

The Flamingo Crossbody Bag

The Flamingo Crossbody Bag

I really like the vibrant colors and unique styles that ClaudiaG offers in their Spring and Summer Collection. I chose The Flamingo, which is a red cross body bag with fringe. It is made with soft buttery leather, and has a strap that is large enough to hang at a comfortable level for me, but is adjustable so it would be perfect for any size woman. My husband teased me that the fringe and the style of the handbag was a throw-back to my “hippie” days when I was a young woman in the late 60’s and early 70’s. That may be true, and may be why I love it so much, but is a update style and goes perfectly with my outfits that are in style today. The removable leather ClaudiaG drops just add to the unique style. I have received many compliments on this bag since I received it. 

The inside of the bag has a zip pocket and two open pockets

The inside of the bag has a zip pocket and two open pockets

The Flamingo Crossbody bag measures 8″x9.6″ when closed. It has one zip pocket and two open pockets inside. The purple lining is so pretty! While this bag is a small, it holds all the things I need with me while I am out and about. The Flamingo Red Crossbody Bag from ClaudiaG retails for $139.00.

Sweet Geo Necklace in Plum

Sweet Geo Necklace in Plum

The ClaudiaG Jewelry collection is gorgeous. I have been looking for “chunky” jewelry because I am a large woman, and I want the jewelry I wear to not get lost by being too small. The Sweet Geo Necklace is perfect for me. It has the chunky look I wanted, and the plum color matches a lot of my wardrobe. The combination of a flat snake chain with crystal cubes and ovals makes a beautiful necklace. 

Sweet Geo ClaudiaG Necklace in Plum

Sweet Geo ClaudiaG Necklace in Plum

The Sweet Geo Neckace comes in Plum, Sienna, and Slate Gray and is 16″ long with a 3″ extender and lobster claw clasp. It retails for $39.00. 

You can shop the rest of the collection of handbags, jewelry, and accessories at ClaudiaG, or find out how to become a host and earn free jewelry! 


Roeing With Kathleen and LuLaRoe

I received product in exchange for this review, but I have bought many pieces of this great clothing line.

Read all the way to the end to find a giveaway for a $50 LuLaRoe Credit to spend at Kathleen Bunn’s Shop!

My daughter, Emily and me, in our LluLaRoe Classic Tee's

My daughter, Emily and me, in our LluLaRoe Classic Tee’s

Have you heard about LuLaRoe? This company makes pretty clothing that fits. It fits just about everyone, from those who wear size XXS, up through those of us who wear size, ahem, 3X.  I love that I can count on each piece I buy to fit me, and to flatter MY body style. I love that the clothing is easy to care for–just machine wash, inside out, then hang to dry. I also love that it is easy to pack, or store. You can roll it, fold it, hang it, and it will come out wrinkle free. 

This outfit is a Classic Tee, a Cassie Skirt, and leggings.

This outfit is a Classic Tee, a Cassie Skirt, and leggings.

The pieces are made to mix and match. The outfit shown here is a Classic Tee in size 3X, a Cassie Skirt in size 3X, and Leggings in Tall & Curvy. There are so many ways to wear each piece, so that you can create an almost infinite variety of outfits with just a few well chosen pieces. 

A LuLaRoe Maxi Skirt

A LuLaRoe Maxi Skirt

But, do you know what I love most about LuLaRoe? It is comfortable. I have had a hard time finding clothing that looks good, fits me, is in style, and is comfortable ever since my hospital stay and surgery almost four years ago.  I can’t wear jeans anymore, because they are just too uncomfortable across my abdomen. But, because all of the LuLaRoe pieces are knit, and are stretchy, and forgiving, I can wear them all day long without discomfort. That is so important to me. I am sure it would be to you too. 

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Classic Tee and Tall & Curvy Leggings

It took me a little bit to get used to wearing leggings, but they are now my “go to” pants. Yes, PANTS. Leggings ARE pants. The rule of thumb that I have heard over and over, is that if you have your behind covered by a long shirt, then you are fine wearing leggings. But in my opinion, as long as YOU are comfortable wearing them, wear them. They are easy to dress. Easy to wear. And easy to match up to a LuLaRoe top.  

Kathleen wearing a solid Irma and printed leggings.

Kathleen wearing a solid Irma and printed leggings.

Kathleen, above, is wearing a solid color Irma, and printed leggings.  The photo below shows a printed Irma worn with jeans:

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Leopard print Irma with jeans

And the photo below shows a striped Irma worn with print geometric leggings. One of the fun things about LuLaRoe is that you can mix and match patterns, and still look “put together”. It’s a great way to express yourself and your personality through your clothing. 

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My friend, Kathleen Bunn, is also my LuLaRoe consultant. She has carried  a wide variety of styles in the past, but is currently changing her business plan to carry only her top sellers, which are Leggings of all sizes and Irma tops. Until the end of March, though, she will still have a few of the other styles on hand.   To contact Kathleen, you can join her Facebook Group, LuLaRoe Fashion Lovers Unite.

Classic Tee and Leggings

Classic Tee and Leggings

I’m not quite as daring as the younger girls who mix patterns, but there are still a lot of choices for me. I love the leggings so much. Can you tell? 




These are just a few of my leggings. I love the different looks that they have, from geometric, to solids, to florals, and more. You can dress them up to go to a party, or dress them down and wear them to bed. I can’t think of a more versatile line of clothing on the market today. 

1. Each consultant carries their own inventory, you cannot purchase online or from a catalog. 
2. Kathleen  has weekly sales, new inventory and weekly giveaways in her VIP Facebook group which you can join to shop.  LuLaRoe  Fashion Lovers Unite
3. LuLaRoe makes 1,000 pieces across all sizes and various styles in a pattern, and once they reach that limit, the pattern is retired, so purchase when you see it, before it is gone for good. 
4. We carry a range of on-trend and comfortable tops, dresses, skirts and leggings for all sizes from 0-22/24 and XXS-3XL. 
5. Prices range from $25-$65 and Kathleen personally offers free shipping on all orders from her group. 

Contact Kathleen Bunn through her Facebook Group or email her at She will be happy to help you set up an online Pop-up Boutique show. Find out how to get free LuLaRoe pieces when you host a pop-up. Find out for yourself why so many women love LulaRoe!

Win a $50 LulaRoe Credit to spend with Kathleen Bunn in her Facebook Group! Use the Giveaway Tools Form to enter.


ClaudiaG Debuts Spring Collection

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 ClaudiaG Collection, a brand of boutique-style beautifully handcrafted and sophisticated handbags, versatile accessories and on-trend jewelry, is launching its new Spring & Summer Collection with two events  on Sunday, Feb. 7.  One event will be in Oregon, Ohio, the other one in McDonough, Georgia. Local women from the surrounding areas are invited to register for these free events at EvenrBrite, where they will be among the first to see the brand’s new collection and learn about the unique chance to join the blossoming network of ClaudiaG consultants.

The line includes some very pretty and very functional handbags, from shoulder bags, to top handle bags, to crossbody bags; jewelry, scarves, wallets, belts and more.

Here are some of the beautiful items from the ClaudiaG Collection cataloge:

orange shoulder bag mustard top handle gold cuff
geo plum fringed crossbody clear crystal bracelet
chameleon crossbody cascade necklace blue shoulder bag
blue drop necklace black top handle belt bracelet

ClaudiaG officially launched in 2012, when founder Claudia Gutierrez created her first handbag line, selling to women nationwide in small tradeshows and boutiques. Inspired by the possibility to empower other women to take control of their own careers, she altered the ClaudiaG business model to direct sales in 2014, repositioning the company for strong future growth with female entrepreneurs joining her team across the country. 


The ClaudiaG Collection is the only brand in the direct sales industry offering a full and complete line of genuine leather handbags, all exquisitely designed in exclusive limited editions. Bright, bold and beautiful, the ClaudiaG Collection offers something to meet every woman’s needs with its sophisticated handbags as well as stylish accessories and modern jewelry. Based in Houston and founded in 2012 by Claudia Gutierrez, ClaudiaG provides women with an outlet to generate substantial income through its empowering social selling model. To learn more, visit

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Artsy Clothing From Yizzam

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If you have an art lover in your circle of friends, you will be able to find the perfect gift for them at Yizzam.  This company has so many great works of art imprinted on clothing. Most all of the great artists are represented, including Van Gogh, Monet, Escher, and O’Keefe.


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Van Gogh “Irises”

You can get these wonderful prints on Classic Tee Shirts, Hoodies, Tanks, Leggings, and more. They are available in kids size Small through adults size 4X.


Escher “Eight Heads”

You can also have your own art custom printed on shirts and leggings. What a great way to celebrate your artist friends creations! Prices range from $19.99 for kids Tees to $69.99 for Men’s hoodies, and can be purchased at

 Space Galaxy Cepheus Star Clouds Leggings

Space Galaxy Cepheus Star Clouds Leggings