Fashionably M.French: July 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

Missing Family Across the Pond

Today was a day of reminiscing, which in turn served as a brutal reminder of just how long it had been since I had been in touch with my brother and fam across the pond. Life is fleeting and family is something you should hold tight to and keep constant - because through the ups and downs and all of the changes as you move through life, your family is always there. I couldn't be more thankful for every member of my family for being so supportive and loving. xx

Saturday, July 27, 2013

July Favorites

Hello There! This type of post is a first for me but it has been on my 'to do' list for quite some time - so here goes! This is my ........ 
oooohhhh, aaaaahhhhh! 

This month I have been loving quite a few things - some beauty and some lifestyle. To start out, these 'favorites' post are going to be random not fashion related favorites. I'm going to save all of my fashion stuff for other posts! 

1. Ojon Volume Advance 2 Minute Hair Mask - This has been heaven in a jar. About once a week, after shampooing your hair apply the mask. I usually only do about midway up the strand to my ends but the first go around I did my roots as well and it did not leave any greasy residue! Basically I've found that this reduces frizz, increases shine, and makes my hair feel healthy and full of body. A+ in my book!
2. Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers - Now most people go for bright colors during summer time. As for me, I prefer neutrals during the summer and dark colors during the winter. Simple. This has become my all time favorite summer color and might pop up again in the winter as well! The color is the perfect baby pink and compliments my skin tone quite nicely. 
3. Bio-Oil - As a model, it is my responsibility to keep my body in tip top shape which includes no scars of any kind if I can avoid it. However, as myself... I am a klutz. Cuts, bruises and scars are inevitable. I had heard about Bio-Oil through friends and multiple places on the internet and decided to give it a shot. Let me tell you. This stuff has already made a difference on old and new scars.[ I am not referring to acne or facial scaring - only those on my legs and arms from being a ditz] I definitely recommend it for anyone who is as clumsy as me! 
4. Pomona Grecian Fig Shea Cream - During the warmer months I am not one for heavy perfumes. I prefer light and fresh lotions. This one has been a long time favorite of mine and I will be devastated if it is ever discontinued.[You can find it at CostPlus World Market]. The scent is light with fruity hints and it seems a bit floral to me as well. All in all, a lovely scent!
5. Dan Brown's Deception Point - While this isn't my favorite of Dan Brown's books, it is chalk full of suspense and I am enjoying it so far! Go Dan Brown!
6. Antiques Roadshow - I am an old soul in many ways but this is pushing it a bit. I can't help it! I might as well be sixty five surrounded by cats but I don't care. I love it. It is so interesting to me to listen to people's stories about these lovely pieces and then to find out what they are worth... blows my mind every time. 

Thanks for reading, folks! xx

30 Day Snap Day 20 | Afternoon Rain

Today's snap is of the bird bath in my front yard. The rain came down hard today! It was lovely. Of course my dog had a little panic attack when he was woken up by the thunder and I ended up with him in my lap, refusing to leave, for the next hour. Big baby. Anyone else enjoy any rain today? I have seen posts about rain on facebook in three different states and in England as well! xx

Thursday, July 25, 2013

30 Day Snap Day 19 | So Much Laughter

I found this on Pinterest and laughed way too much. I thought I'd share. xx

30 Day Snap Day 18 | Desktop Joy

Today I wanted to share my little bundle of happiness that currently sits on my desk. My flowers. The lavender color is soothing and they just add ambiance to my space. I just might have to always have a small bouquet in my room. xx

Monday, July 22, 2013

30 Day Snap Day 17 | Two Years

These past two years have been more than I could have ever imagined. It's been a roller coaster ride with ups and downs and I'm not sure where I would be right now had I not had my love by my side. I've said it before and I'll say it again... he is my rock. He keeps me strong, laughing, inspired, motivated, relaxed, and just in tune. I plan on travelling and learning and growing with this man in the years to come. [ mushiness over] To celebrate, we kept it simple with dinner and the next morning we went to brunch at our favorite place: The Original Pancake House. Now this place is well worth the 30-40 minute wait. This time around I got one of the specials, a lemon poppy seed belgian waffle with blueberry compote and of course syrup drizzled on top. Are you drooling yet? It was heavenly. We then found a park and took a stroll. It was such a perfect morning to commemorate the past two years. xx

30 Day Snap Day 16 | Surrounded By Beauty

I am fortunate to live in such a wonderful place. Around every corner is a new perspective of the same beauty. I, like so many others in this day and age, take natural wonders like this for granted. I have a whole world to explore right outside my door and I rarely take advantage of that. I attempted to capture as best I could the magic that happens every evening. Each day is a new view depending on the weather and I might not get the same view ever again (...some deep symbolism for the road). I will let this serve as both a reminder and an inspiration. xx

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

30 Day Snap Day 15 | Bear with Me Here...

Okay. So I have found that my life is far too unpredictable and crazy to keep a set daily schedule for blogging. However, I will not give up. I will finish this 30 Day Challenge... even if it does take me 60 days. Today's post is just a small reflection on a cherished moment. This is my love on a tractor. That's right. A tractor. You can't get much more country than riding on a tractor in Texas. I took this when visiting family this month and it represents so much for me- family and childhood memories coming together with my current life and love to create more cherished moments to look back on. I cannot wait for all of the memories to come. xx