Well I am definitely singing a different tune since my first try of Wen.
I definitely fell in and out of love with Wen..
I decided to give Wen Hair Care a try.
and this is my first day review.
I will be using it for a month to see if I can get some genuine improvement in the life of my hair.
BUT. Wen does promise that you will see an improvement in one use.
So read below for what I noticed.
People are often surprised I shop at Target or any big departments
As a fashionista, I guess I am expected to shop where no one else does!
But I will admit that shopping at low-cost department stores often lead to trials and tribulations.
You have to go through a lot of:
“this looks awful”
To find that unexpected gem.
I feel naked without tights.
Is that stating the obvious or can that actually be a feeling? 🙂
Once I put on a pair of tights…I feel more sexy even compared to bare legs.
I recently reviewed some Tattoo’d Tights from a Canadian Company
We all have those days when we want to say “F*** it” to the workout.
Take that one day off and just RELAX.
I mean we’ve already made so many results…we deserve it right?!
On those days, the guilt later almost seems worth the hour you get to be a couch potato!
I by no means consider myself a thrifting expert.
But I have been known to find some really great pieces.
And known for putting together some outfits that would make you look twice.. knowing most of it came from thrift stores.
Before I even had my first adult experience thrifting- I researched….as I’ve been known to do.
I googled the wealthiest part of the city searched the nearby “good will.”
My logic being that the wealthiest can buy the best material, and best brands …and well donate them near their home.
Choosing the nearest thrift store to your home, although convenient, may not be the best strategy.
Once you’ve set your targets on the perfect location. How do you find the diamond in the rough?
Personally I take my time. I go through it all.
Although the employees try to keep the store organized either by size, colour, and type of clothing. The reality is stuff gets lost, misplaced, or even hidden-Yes hidden. People may find an item that they don’t want to purchase at that moment and will hide the item within a different section. Obviously this item was good enough to hide, meaning its good enough to take the time to find!
Sorry Ladies- You snooze you lose.
Now of course it would be mind numbingly long to inspect each item in the entire store.
So to speed up the process- learn to keep a keen eye.
If you don’t think you could spot that shining diamond in the rough.
Go though your closet; take the time to really take a look.
Feel the material, notice the stitching, and how it falls off the hanger.
Once you know what you are looking for- it will stand out amongst the cotton oversized tee-shirts at the thrift store.
The trick is to scan the racks.
Once you find something. Be sure to look it over.
Inspect for imperfections, tears, missing buttons, broken zippers, stains…yes I said it.
Some things people donate, maybe should have been donated to the garbage bin.
I once found a pair of bebe high-waisted shorts with the security tag still on it.
You know what- I bought them.
Doesn’t mean I’m a thief right.?!
I just went home and researched how to disassemble a magnetic security tag without ruining the item of clothing.
You really can find anything on youtube.
The point of this story?
Some items can be fixed.
Sure it may be missing a button…
but you can go out choose your own buttons and create a completely unique piece to your own design!
Also little fixes like stitching, and re-zippering all are very budget friendly.
But some things sometimes cannot be fixed- like fit.
I don’t know how many times I’ve found a great pair of heels only to be tragically disappointed when THIS Cinderella wasn’t so lucky.
But that’s the game of thrifting.
You may be the ugly sister for one charming item…but then you look twelve o’clock and find the shoe that fits.
Did you love that labored metaphor? haha
Lastly I’ve leave you with some of my recent thrifted outfits.
Can you spot the thrifted items?
I came home today and came across this title for a blog article across my news feed.
Intrigued I took a read. It speaks about marriage and divorce. How the statement, “sometimes people change,” is not a legitimate reason for ending a marriage. Let’s face it, you gave up. People are always changing, you didn’t choose to marry that person only for who they were that one day you married them. You choose to marry them and be united to them for the rest of your life and whoever they will be during that journey.
I think people have forgotten that marriage is about choosing a LIFE PARTNER. My grandmother, who was married to my grandfather since she was 19 to the day he passed, once told me: “love isn’t enough.” That’s because it’s much harder than that. It’s about always trying, always putting the relationship first. Your partner is always changing, so you should always be trying to learn more about your partner and how they’ve changed- never get complacent. Sure you may know her “chapter 1” so well that you could tell it to her, but there are always new pages being written.
Marriage is just as much about the structure: sacrifice, compromise, struggle, and support as it is about the mushy-romantic centre: joy and love.
You can read Mark Walsh’s post below:
Ps. Here is a quote I loved from the blog:
“sometimes i can read her like a book, but sometimes she wears an expression I’ve never seen. Sometimes she smiles like the world is telling a joke that only she understands”
Like the “Matt Walsh Blogger” I may not be speaking from a point of experience like 30-40 years of marriage. But I have chosen my life partner, and we’ve been together for close to seven years and living together for over 5. We’ve made it through doing it long distance, through money struggles, through moving twice including to a new city, and what I’m most proud of is the “growing pains” of becoming adults as me and my man surprisingly met when I was 19. What comforts me is I know that we can change drastically as people and still hold onto each other through it all.