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Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens and her granddaughter

I arrived in Livingston on Thursday just in time to grab my mom and head to a Fall Festival. My daughter drove separately so that she could meet up with my son before all the festivities started. Little did I know it was going to be a madhouse with hundreds of kids running everywhere.

We had a hard time navigating against the flow of tiny bodies, but we finally made it to the gym. Once inside, we found the rest of the family and laughed and had a great time. I learned that my 10 yr. old grandson has a nickname, “honey, love man,” which gave me quite a chuckle. Then, I watched as my granddaughter was crowned the princess/queen of the 8th grade.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is with her daughter and mother

Friday started early for me since my hair appointment was at 9 am. I’ll include the hair formula below for anyone wanting to show it to their hairdresser. Then, I grabbed some groceries and went back to my parents, where we celebrated my daughter’s birthday. Tomorrow will be another jam-packed day with my mom and me visiting three of my aunts.

Hair Formula

Roots and {foiled in}lowlites- Redken Color Fusion 6na mixed with equal parts 15 volume (mix 10 and 20 together)
Highlights {foiled in} – Joico Blonde Life lightening powder mixed with equal parts 20 volume
Toner- Redken Shades EQ 10p mixed with equal parts developer

My Blog

When I started this blog in 2015, my goal was to help women feel beautiful and more confident. I wasn’t sure how to do that, but I knew when I thought I looked good, I felt better. So, I chose fashion and beauty as the tools I would use, and I hoped to impact women in some small way. However, last week, I inadvertently made someone feel exactly the opposite, and I’m truly sorry about that.

I did a post about my wish list picks as a gift guide, thinking it would be a fun way to pick items to show your spouse what you might want for Christmas. Because these were supposed to be a gift to you from your spouse, I picked items that were a little more on the expensive side. I plan on doing several gift guides, probably on Saturdays, and there will be some for stocking stuffers or items under $25 and $50.

A lady wrote me that I had ruined her day and that it made her feel poor because the items were things she couldn’t afford. This bothered me all week for a couple of reasons. I never want to make someone feel less than; instead, I want to lift women up. I know what it’s like to live on a budget, there was a time when Joe and I ate pinto beans and potatoes a the time, and a date night was at Taco Bell because we could get a lot of tacos or bean burritos for a couple of bucks.

I try to pick items from all price points so that everyone has the opportunity to purchase things to make them feel confident and beautiful. But, you should never feel better than, or less than, anyone else based on material possessions. While I was in Nashville, we were getting ready to head out to dinner when one of the ladies came up to me and said, “oh my, can I just feel this?” I nodded my head, and she proceeded to feel the handbag I was carrying. She said, “it feels so luxurious, and it is gorgeous.” I smiled at her and said, “it’s fake.”

My point of that story is; I could have kept my mouth shut. Whether the bag was real or not had no bearing on my confidence. I didn’t think my friend would think more of me if it was real or less of me because it wasn’t. The look of the bag was what I wanted, but I wasn’t willing to pay the price point. So, today, I’m going to repost my wish list, the original and one that is a look for less. It is up to you if you want the original item or the look for less.

The Original Wish List

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing her wish list picks for Christmas 2022

1-Brahmin Finley Small Croc Embossed Leather Satchel || 2- Michele Two-Tone Watch || 3- Dyson Corrale™ straightener/styler || 4- CHATELET AIR 2.0 Luggage ||5- David Yurman Cable Loop Bracelet || 6- Rechargeable LED Flashlight || 7- Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer || 8- Barefoot Dreams Robe || 9- 18kt Gold Vermeil Cross Necklace || 10-Adeline Earrings || 11-Fleming Leather Convertible Shoulder Bag

The Look For Less Wish List

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing her luxe for less list picks for Christmas 2022

1-Vegan Leather Crocodile-Embossed Pattern Shoulder Bags || 2-Elegant Women’s Watch, Rectangular Mother of Pearl Dial || 3-Professional 1 Inch Cordless Flat Iron Wireless Straightener || 4-3 Piece Expandable Spinner Wheels Luggage || 5-Cross Cable Wire Bangle || 6-Rechargeable High Powered Flash Light || 7-1800W Professional Hair Dryer with Diffuser Ionic Conditioning || 8-Cozy Knit Stretchy Super Soft Long Robes || 9-Cross Necklace Faith Pendant 14K Plated || 10-14K Gold Hoop Earrings || 11-Genuine Leather Crossbody Quilted Handbag with Golden Chain Strap

Last Week’s Best Sellers

Best sellers 10-8-22

Trouser Jeans | Blazer | Shacket | Luggage | Shirt

Best sellers 10-8-22 1

Jeans | Quilted Jacket | Turtleneck | Vest | Bag

best sellers 10-8-22 3

Dress | Booties | Ankle Jeans | Jacket | Handbag

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Verse Of The Day

Matthew 6:14

14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

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