I love surprises…you probably would have guessed that!!  Recently, I walked into my favorite consignment shop, Garment Exchange, and saw this beautiful, brand new Coach bag sitting on a shelf.  I have never been one for logo bags, but I loved this light gold, spring bag!!  I had accumulated some sales, so I bought the bag after selling my old garments!!  This will be a great summer bag for me.  I tend to like the larger ones.

During the school year, my bags are often selected for functionality.  I have a couple with side pockets like this one above.  I use those pockets for my phone, car keys, and room keys and in there, they are easy to find.  When school’s out, I can select one for fun during the summer since my schedule is not as stressful.  Both of my functional bags were purchased over the past three years at Marshalls.  My purses are part of a blogger How I Wear My Handbag event hosted by Jill and Adrienne on Thursday!  Hop on over to see more bags!

Often, surprises happen in the mornings after I sit down with a hot cup of very strong coffee and open my email.  A couple of weeks ago, an intern with the Huffington Post asked if she could interview me to go into their pool of guests for HUFFPOST LIVE, continual streaming news conversations.  The interview went on for about an hour…then a few days later, they called and asked me to join in on a conversation about Spring Cleaning.  She had told me the topics discussed could be anything and, sure enough, they are.  Though I said very little, it was lots of fun and I look forward to joining them again. 


While waiting for my segment, Rita Moreno was interviewed about her new book…so I listened in!!  Among many things, she discussed her belief that elegance does not exist anymore.  She said our culture’s infatuation with youth is a bore and she considers many in the younger generations to be disrespectful.  She specifically referred to disrespect she believed was showed to seasoned actors and actresses at the Academy Awards!!

I am also currently on the Huffington Post with Generation Fabulous.  Our recent posts about “Aging Gracefully” were featured HERE!  Also, today is the Thursday link party at KATIE’S FAVORITE THINGS BLOG HOP!

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Now, I hope to surprise three of you with a beautiful new Foxcroft No-Iron Tunic in a variety of spring colors!!  Just click on the Pink Tunic in the sidebar and read how to enter!!

It is almost the weekend, everyone…go out and have a fun Thursday!!
What do you think about Rita’s comments…is elegance dead?

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