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From the things that make me go, "Hmm" department . . .

Updated: Feb 17, 2020


Outfit prepping for Week 3 of my Closet ClotheSure Challenge. It's going to be a short work week for me as I head to beautiful Blaine, Washington to see my dad.


The last couple of weeks, I've been recapping what I wore and whether or not I'll keep it (based on whether or not the outfit makes me feel like a ten). Thought I'd switch things up a little and do this on the front end.


The white dress is from New York & Company. Tomorrow will be the first time and definitely the last time I'll wear it. It's unfortunate because I had high hopes for this fitted, lined dress even though I rarely wear white. #Imacoffeespillwaitingtohappen #onlybravepeoplewearwhite


I ordered it online in December and have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to wear it. Honestly, I don't think that day will ever come, so after tomorrow, it gets the boot. The main reason for this is that this dress is completely unforgiving. Although it's lined, you can still see through it—this includes some of the ugly stuff that even "incredible fat sucker garments" (more about those in the future!) can't hide. This dress screams high maintenance!


So, when Tuesday rolls around, I'll be sporting this bright, orangey-red, long-sleeved dress—also from New York & Company. I love the fun neckline and the way it gathers at the waist. Definitely, Feelin' Like A Ten material, plus, it's fun pairing turquoise accessories with the red for an extra pop of color. Keepin' it! #rockredandturquoise #redrocker #makeastatement


Wednesday—or in my case this week, Friday! This blue, classic-cut dress from Ann Taylor has been in my closet for years. It reminds me of something from the 60's with it's leather-trimmed zipper pockets (note: the pockets aren't real—drag!) and boxy-cut. I may lose the black tights but still wear my tall-heeled black boots. I'll make the final decision on this one on Hump Day, but I'm thinking right now, this one gets a round-trip ticket back to my closet!

#gottahangontosomethings #gogobootsarealltherage #grooveyman



And speaking of cats . . .



Several people have asked me about the cat on the cover of my book, 30-Love. Here's the story: That's actually my cat, and his name is Cabbit. Cabbit and his sister Calie were born on my in-laws' ranch in Davis, Oklahoma.


Our sons' each picked out a kitten from the litter. Cabbit is now a senior cat who rules our roost with an iron-paw! (sadly, sister Calie died about seven years ago)


Here's an excerpt from this now-famous Cover Cat from the book:


On Saturday morning, Charlie was rudely awakened by a loud clacking sound. "Stop it, Cabbit!" she groaned. "It's the weekend, and I'm not getting up yet!"


She pulled a small pillow off the bed, aiming it at the white and black cat who'd been whacking the vertical blinds together in an attempt to get her out of bed.


To avoid being nailed, Cabbit took off like a shot, hightailing it into the bathroom. Charlie put her head back down and smiled into her pillow. She knew it was only a matter of time before the cat would return to the window and begin his torture all over again.


You can get your copy of 30-Love on Amazon:


https://www.amazon.com/30-Love-Monica-Simmons/dp/1098022580/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=30-love&qid=1581895966&sr=8-1



#catsrule #wheresthelintbrush #snugglekitty



Have A Great Week, Everyone! Be kind to one another!