Pamela Lutrell Models a soft third pieceSOOOOO glad it is Friday!  And since I feel super fatigued from a busy schedule, I am glad to end this week of HOW TO STYLE A THIRD PIECE wearing an outfit which is a little bit softer No prints…just solid knits  This pink sweater-topper-thingy (not really sure what to call it) was in JJIll’s winter collection last year.  The pink is still on trend for fall and winter.  I like pink and gray so I paired it with my slate gray JJill pants and a maroon sweater from Soft Surroundings.

Pamela Lutrell wearing the third piece

I realized something this week.  While I am a joyful, optimistic individual, my times of really laughing have lessened. I can remember laughing every day as a high school teacher either with colleagues or my student.  But, working in the higher education realm, I guess, is a bit more serious.  On Wednesday night, we joined some couples from dinner and one of my friends told the funniest story.  I laughed hard and it felt so good.  I found myself laughing more in the car on the way home as I remembered her excellent story telling skills.

“A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly; but a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around. — Carolyn Birmingham”

And it was bubbling all around the dinner table.  One of the reasons I remind you every day to keep smiling is because there is nothing more attractive than someone who smiles.  It is by far our best accessory.  Laughter is the same way…it is attractive and addictive.

Mark Twain wrote, “You don’t stop laughing because you grow older.  You grow older because you stop laughing.”  I believe there is so much truth behind this.  I also think our society today is grumpy, serious, discontented, and judgmental.  Those are laughter zappers.

It felt so good to laugh this week, that I now have a goal to laugh more often…even if I do not have a co-worker to laugh along with.  There is always something funny happening and we only need to look for it.

I am now officially adding laughter in with smiles as our best accessory.  Wear it often.  Hope you have enjoyed the “third Piece” styles and that perhaps they have inspired you to look for ways to wear other pieces in your wardrobe.

A note about my beautiful bracelets.  I have finally started the silver bracelet collection I have always wanted. These are from my favorite Texas jeweler, James Avery Craftsman.  His designs have been a part of my family for over 35 years.  I am going to start to wear my James Avery Charm bracelet again and will probably wear it along with these beauties.  Check out the new collection and everything that makes James Avery Special at James Avery Online. I cannot wait to start a charm bracelet for my granddaughter!

Do you love to laugh? Or is it rare in your life?  Please share your stories and as always…………………………………………………

KEEP SMILING!!

Disclaimer: I was gifted product from James Avery but the words are my own.

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