*Attempting* to be Timely for NYE (and 2019)

*Attempting* to be Timely for NYE (and 2019)

Chatting with my mom the other day, she reminded me what a last minute/procrastinator I CAN be.  Honestly I took the accusation quite personally (acting as if I wasn’t already aware).  For a second I let those words creep in (that second can do a lot of damage) and  began to question my self worth on the small fact that I tend to arrive exactly on time or 5 fashionable minutes late to almost everything.  My poor mother-she taught me to be at least 25 minutes early, always.

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If You’re a Little Bit Grinchy Like Me…

If You’re a Little Bit Grinchy Like Me…

I know I’ve been absent at A Grim Sense of Style lately; December is a tough one for me .  As always, I’ll be honest with you all and admit that apart from my birthday (God bless Sagittarius season), I practically dread December.  I know that sounds SO Grinchy (I love the Grinch, so I’m really okay if you call me that), but I simply do not resonate with the holiday hype.  For years I’ve attributed this to the past circumstances of life; whether it be family, living situations, working long retail hours…the list goes on.  And with this tainted perspective I feel I take even greater notice to the societal obsession of unrealistic expectations that truly have nothing to do with Christmas at all.  

For the record, I know my perspective will not resonate with most of you, but I also know there are some others JUST LIKE ME hiding behind presents and forced smiles this holiday season.

And if that is you, I’m really excited you’re here.

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My Black Friday MUST HAVES

My Black Friday MUST HAVES

Not only is Thanksgiving TOMORROW (crazy, right?) but every fashionistas favorite holiday is right around the corner too!

I am religiously a Black Friday shopper.  To be honest, even when I was working in retail I shopped Black Friday sales before or after my shift (if you love a great piece at an even better price, you understand)!  But for me, although the prices are unbeatable, Black Friday shopping is more than shopping; it is a time for me to spend chatting and laughing with my cousins and close friends who are crazy enough to stand by my side in outrageous lines at 2 a.m.

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Last Minute Halloween Costume Under $20

Last Minute Halloween Costume Under $20

Ah, it is the best time of year…that’s right, HALLOWEEN!  I LOVE Halloween (let’s be honest, I love any occasion to dress over the top and go full glam)!  Every year, I attempt to out-do my prior year’s costume, so I truly can’t wait to share this weekend’s look with y’all!

But in the meantime, I have put together a last minute, budget friendly Halloween costume for those who love to celebrate, but perpetually forgo costume prep until the day before (you know who you are).

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No Mom, You CAN Wear White After Labor Day!

No Mom, You CAN Wear White After Labor Day!

Calling Millennial women!!! Raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimized by your mother stating NO! No one wears white after Labor Day”.  Well if this is you (and I am fairly confident it is) I have great news…mom lied!

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