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Posts from November 2013
by Amber Westgate posted Nov 27 2013 5:06PM
This weekend is my favorite weekend of the year. It starts with Black Friday and segues seamlessly into Small Business Saturday.

I plan, I prep, I lay out my outfit for each day early, and I map my shopping strategy store by store, purchase by purchase with meticulous precision. I even schedule pauses for a pumpkin spice latte and lunch with my 12 year old bestie at Chick Fil A.

I get so super giddy about this that it's honestly slightly frightening. But it's tradition and I absolutely love it.

So if you're anything like me,...you might want to take a look at www.blackfriday.com .

It has every pre-sale, early bird special and doorbuster event you could ever need!

So Plan, Prep, Shop and most importantly, stay out of my way! (you think I'm kidding...) lol


 
by Amber Westgate posted Nov 22 2013 11:15AM

People Magazine just named Adam Levine as the "Sexiest Man Alive".

And if you're sitting there thinking to yourself, "hmmmm... I don't know about all that..."
perhaps these recent photos could help youmake up your mind.

Oh, and Happy Friday.
You're welcome. *wink*

by Amber Westgate posted Nov 21 2013 1:44PM
Whether you are a massive Katy Perry fan, like myself, or not, you simply can't deny the beauty of this video for "Unconditionally". Besides Katy herself, in all her flawlessness, the song has pure, raw emotional charm.
Sprinkle in some interesting visual effects, fluid choreography and stunning costumes (I'm captivated by the deep green velvet dress!), and you have the making of graceful video genius. Enjoy!



 
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by Amber Westgate posted Nov 15 2013 2:31PM
This is my new favorite song, and I'm happy to share it with you.
I heard it first on So You Think You Can Dance when Stacey Tookey used it to choreograph a heart stopping contemporary routine for Amy and Robert and I loved it so much that I saved it on my DVR, where it still lives today.
So imagine my excitement when I turned on The Voice this week and there it was again!
And now it's even BETTER!
Christina Aquilera has joined Great Big World in subtle, harmonic perfection and the song is instantly climbing the charts.
Expect to hear it on Hot Springs' #1 Hit Music Station VERY soon.... like as in, this week! *squeal!*

 
by Amber Westgate posted Nov 14 2013 10:56AM
Over the years, we've come to accept that there are rules to fashion.

Well today, I'm breaking them. 

And I must say, I feel like a bit of a bad ass.



Rule #1: NEVER wear white after Labor Day.... yep, I broke that one.
(White Jeans: TJ Maxx)

Rule #2: Denim on Denim is a definite DON'T... until now!
(Studded Denim Top: Broadbent Boutique)

Rule #3: Black & Brown leather... together?? NO!.... or yes. 
(Black Bomber Jacket: Ross; Michael Kors Booties: Dillard's)

Moral of the story? Screw the rules. Have a little fashion fun!
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by Amber posted Nov 13 2013 10:57AM
​I can still remember the name of the very first bottle of Essie that ever painted these fingernails. It was Strawberry Shortcake and I chose it while getting a manicure on a cruise ship in 2009. I’ve been obsessed with the brand ever since. Currently, my collection numbers into the 70’s and I’m aiming to know them all by name. “Penny Talk”, “Big Bag Theory”, “Luxedo” and “Going Incognito” are some of my favorites for Fall… Happy Painting!
 
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by Amber posted Nov 8 2013 1:30PM
Everyone Has a Number…
Some Silly way to Judge Themselves. To Judge Others.
6 (the size of my jeans)
33 (the years I’ve accumulated)
136 (what my scale currently shows)
And this Number, Though Intangible and Pointless, Begins to Take on a Life of Its’ Own.
Because We let It. And Before Long, It Consumes Us. Every Part of Us.
And Suddenly, we Find Ourselves Obsessed with Changing our Number.
Yet We are Never Satisfied.
The Almighty Number is Never what we Hope it will Be.
And Nothing Else Matters.
We don’t Care if we FEEL Good.
We don’t Care if Our Friends Like our Hair, or Our Outfit.
Or if our Significant Other says We Look Pretty.
Because They aren’t The Standard with Which we Rate Ourselves.
They Aren’t the Number.
But What if we Changed the Number?
7 (strangers that smiled at me today)
3 (hugs from my kids when they left for school)
6 (phone conversations with close friends and family)
30 (minutes I set aside for something that makes me happy today)
 
How Would we FEEL About Ourselves?
If the Number Was Positive? Even Made us SMILE?
I don’t know, But I’m Willing to Try….
I’m Changing the Numbers.
Because I Can.
So Can You.
So What’s it Gonna Be?
What’s Your Number?

 
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