Lesley And Eve

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Black + Valentines Day Romper

Black + Valentines Day Romper

Hi everyone! I hope everyone is doing well, and had a great weekend. The weather was so nice over the weekend and well into the 80’s. My son and I were able to meet up with my best friend for dinner on Saturday  who is more like my sister to celebrate my birthday early. It was nice spending time with my best friend. We don’t see each other that often despite being about 45 minutes apart. I haven’t done much of anything as I have been recovering and dealing with my overall health. Getting out with my friends and family felt great, and was a nice change of pace!

I am so thankful for my blog and my readers. My blog gives me a pause in life. When I’m out taking photos with my son its as if all the bad, sad and wrong doesn’t exist. It’s my son sharing his love of photography and me sharing my love of fashion. What’s your outlet? Or hobby? Everyone has to have one, its the best form of therapy. AND its cheaper! Am I right?

Alright! On to this Valentines day business! Who has plans to get out and enjoy this day with loved ones? I have come across so many different looks. LOTS of red. I figured I would don this black romper with a pop of gold from my heels and a red LIP! My red lip was my flirt of red. This romper is everything! Red can be hard to wear so I opted for something neutral that can be worn over and over. I love this little romper because it appears to be a dress but it’s not. SUPER cute! Rompers are the best, but I have learned to not go crazy with all sorts of patterns of flowers. Don’t get me wrong, I love patterns and flowers. But have learned not to over do it.

Thanks for hanging in there with me as I shuffle through this so called life. I am doing my best to post at least once per week. Please know that my blog isn’t simply a collection of pictures, but a collection of love. I care for my readers and people. The absolute best is hearing how my story helped you or how you gained inspo from one of my outfits! That is what gives me the MOST joy!

Keep shining babes!

xoxo,

Lesley 

Destroyed Denim + Blue Velvet Booties + Department of Veteran Affairs

Destroyed Denim + Blue Velvet Booties

Destroyed Denim + Blue Velvet Booties

Hey Ya’ll! I hope all is well with everyone! It’s almost Friday so that is always a good thing right? I want to take a moment to mention a new section of my blog that I will be adding. Having served in the military is one aspect of my life that I am most proud of. My military service was one of the best decisions of my life. I have learned so much being a Veteran navigating through the Department of Veteran Affairs, some good and some horrific. Having a platform is an amazing way to share the good, and the blunders. Believe me when I say there have been tons of blunders. My goal is to have an entire tab with Veteran information. Over the last two years I have experienced what has been an absolute nightmare. I would not want anyone to ever go through what I went through so I am going to write about it, and suggest what I think is important to stay on top of your healthcare as a Veteran. My first suggestion would be to obtain a complete copy of your medical records, and READ THEM! The Department of Veteran Affairs will provide your medical record to you on a CD. Get an electronic copy so that you can print your records and read them at your leisure. The Department of Veteran Affairs does not include consent forms nor certain “addendums” that certain providers write about you in your medical record. How do I know? I scoured my medical record, and found notes that referred to certain addenda, but couldn’t locate the providers addendum. I made a complaint to HHS, as it is Federal Law that the VA has to provide me with a complete copy of my medical record. I have yet to hear back from HHS and they have been investigating this for months. The VA does not want me to have them. But guess what? I am obtaining those addenda’s. They are doing something or hiding something they have no business hiding. If you don’t know some of the abbreviations or medical terminology in your medical record, GOOGLE THEM! Compare the notes in your medical record to make sure they actually match up with what you actually spoke to your provider about. Second, check out your medical providers through State Licensing agencies. Check to make sure they are actually a specialist in the field in which you suspect them to be. The Department of Veteran Affairs does not follow State Laws, and often employee foreign Physicians with non-equivalent medical school and training. Recently it was brought to my attention that a surgeon at the VA in San Antonio Texas was not the specialist in which the Director of the VA in San Antonio certified her to be. This particular surgeon performed less 8 procedures of the same procedure she performed on me. But informed me that she performed this surgery ALL the TIME! She left a VAST amount of damage that cannot be reversed. I trusted the VA, and trusted this agency to employee Doctors who are actually specialist. Despite State Records showing otherwise, the Director of VAMC-SA continued to make public disclosures in reference to this surgeon being a specialist. She has most likely had deaths of patients she has operated on after 30 days. VAMC-San Antonio wouldn’t reveal this information. They wouldn’t reveal this information as I am sure tons of patients have died by the hands of this Physician. This Physician is now FLEEING the country to Japan in the next couple of days, but my worry is when she returns back to the United States!!! SO CRAZY! More to come on this entire story!

N-E-WAY! How is everyone liking the velvet boot trend! I have two pairs, and kinda regret purchasing one of the two pairs. The best thing with any trend is to not over do it! The only trend that can anyone can be safe with is the off the shoulder TREND! That trend seems to be here to stay! I am in love with these BLUE Velvet Booties! Seriously, I would wear them with everything if I could! I hope everyone has an amazing day, and be amazing babes! Destroyed Denim + Blue Velvet Booties Destroyed Denim + Blue Velvet Booties Destroyed Denim + Blue Velvet Booties Destroyed Denim + Blue Velvet Booties

 

Lust, Must or Bust

Lust, Must or Bust

Hey Ya’ll! I wanted to get a Lust, Must or Bust posted! Lust, Must or Bust is just as it sounds. Lust are the things that we lust over that are just neat to oh and aw over, Must are a MUST,  and then sometimes we just BUST and buy it! BUST are a MUST sometimes! Bust rarely happen for me and are usually a handbag that I have wanted for like a year or two. Ya know, when no one else is carrying it. LOL! Lust will often sit in my cart for an eternity and I will just stare at it every so often!

Anyway, all of my picks are below. I have to blog in the next coming weeks because companies are sending me free stuff, LOL, LOL!!! I think you guys will like some of the things that are coming up….NO SERIOUSLY! Super neat products, and I am going to push for discount codes for you guys! Some beauty products, which are always FAB! I stopped sponsored post for a long while but figured I would do a few here, and there. I love my blog, and I feel this void when I am not in this space. I have recently received a lot of request to do food reviews, or I guess you could say, healthy product reviews. An Egg Farm reached out to me, very odd. But, okay. I’m rambling…..enjoy the picks!

L

Camo + All Black Everything

Camo + All Black Everything

Camo + All Black Everything

Hey everyone! I hope all is well! I am back this week with another post as promised! My apologies that I can’t post as often as I would like too. I am battling with some health issues, and fatigue. I am hoping that I will start feeling better soon, and dying to have the energy that I once had back! I am praying that I can see a Neuropath a few hours away who is supposed to be one of the best! Nothing yet, but still hopeful. 

N-E-Way, I was able to get out with my mini human this weekend. That kid dies to get out every weekend. He wanted to spend some of his Christmas money on “Black Friday’ Deals! I don’t think there are really any “Black Friday” deals. Only “STEALS”. Get it! Ha! We found a few things in H&M, but I am always suspect of their sizing. I always recommend sizing up at H&M. Hopefully I can get some of the stuff I bought posted before it sells out. I am usually dead to the world by early afternoon. My fatigue has been outrageous.

So about this outfit! I love wearing ALL BLACK! I added the camo jacket just to shake things up a bit. CAMO seems to be all the rave lately. I bought this jacket a while back from the mens section at GAP, and sized down. Now you know my secret! I don’t think anyone can go wrong with all black! I added a red lip, and #boom! I dropped a few funny pictures of myself including the first picture. Sometimes the faces that I make kill me! I can never seem to stop talking. Ha! Real life isn’t perfect, nor my photos or my life.

Stoppable links below! 

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Black Moto + OTK Boots

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Hello! I hope all is well with everyone! The weather is starting to cool off somewhat in the morning hours in Texas, but it is still blazing in the afternoon. I figured I would break out a pair of OTK boots I grabbed last season. I have kept to my word and haven’t bought any new tall boots. LOL! I love wearing booties, but sometimes having a OTK boot is a good change of pace. My dress is another piece that I received from Zaful! I love this little dress! This dress seems to taper in at the waist, which helps with shaping out your figure. Enjoy the rest of your day beauties!

Also find my dress here!

The BEST Bodysuit + Stripes on Repeat

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Hi ya’ll! I hope all is well with everyone! Sooooo, I took both pieces from my #ootd directly from my closet! This bodysuit is LIFE! It is the best bodysuit to own, and I have a few from other brands. I have a few white bodysuits from American Apparel, and its imperative that you be careful when taking it off! I stained the neckline trying to pull it off with my makeup! #superpissed. The first time I went to American Apparel was interesting. I took my mini human upon request. I figured it was just a teen store. When we walked in the vibe was different, I felt like we walked into the 70’s! If you have never been to an American Apparel, you have to see for yourself! My pants are old, but I linked similar as well!

Enjoy your Monday!

Fall + Dressing for the Weather

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Fall + Dressing for the Weather

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is doing well! We are almost to the weekend, so that is always a great thing right? So, we are well into the fall season, but the temps in Texas are still extra WARM! While I don’t want to break out sunflower dresses (not my style anyway), I don’t want to bust out knee high boots either.

Can we talk about knee high boots for a tiny second. I have a few pair of OTK, and knee high boots, but I am not a big fan. ESPEC, when they SLOUCH! THAT IS THE WORST!!!!! I think two good pair of OTK, or knee high boots are perfect! Not black and nude. Shades, that you don’t currently own. Wanna know what bugs me the most! Flat knee high boots, and when people drag their feet! STOPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!! Pick yo feet up! Why are you sliding in your boots? You are totally ruining the heel! Okay, rant over!

N-E-Way, dressing for the weather. I understand that it’s fall and you want to break out the fall clothing. But, you can’t be decked out in sweaters and knee high boots if its 90 degrees outside! I found this dress to be appropriate for the weather and season, love this brand! I don’t like dresses that easily wrinkle, that is the one con to this dress! But, other than that I LOVE! The mules are TDF and are so comfy! They are ON SALE!!!!  I am quickly becoming a fan of mules. I can’t wait to style these with some skinnies when the temps drop! These are a must have!

Enjoy your day!

 

POPSUGAR + FALL

POPSUGAR + FALL

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Hey y’all! I hope everyone is safe on this rainy Monday! Well it’s rainy is Schertz/San Antonio Texas. It has literally been raining all night. Did not sleep AT ALL! But, my house is spic and SPAN! LOL! We had pretty good weather on Saturday and snapped these photos, later that day my mini human ventured downtown. I am not a big fan of crowds of people in enclosed spaces. If we are spread out cool, but if we are like sardines….I CANNOT DEAL! LOL! He LOVE’s The Pearl, and anything historic. More so for the beauty, and photo’s! So I obliged and took him downtown. We ate at LaGloria, which is HIS favorite! If you are ever in San Antonio you have to give it a try.

So N-E-Way, this little dress, hat and BOOTIES are TDF? Am I right! Sooooo, this hat was apart of the POPSUGAR box that they graciously sent to me. I LOVE IT! The September box it worthy for this HAT ALONE! I will leave a link below that you can  grab to snag $5.00 dollars off! Seriously, you need this months box!

These booties THO???!!!! Ya’ll they are so comfy, and I could walk around in these bad boys for hours! I cleansed my closet last season of a lot of old booties that I wasn’t wearing, or that just weren’t my style anymore. That left me with like 2 pairs of booties. I am being picky about my selection of booties this season, I see so many of the same booties on repeat on Insta, and I AM DYING slowly for creativity__________________! The long line was me crashing, and flat lining, like resuscitate me! Ha!

POPSUGAR DEETS BELOW!

The September MUST HAVE are everything! Use http://bit.ly/2bGxCSA to get 5 dollars off! Use code SHOP5 !!! @popsugarmh #septembermusthave

I hope you babes have a good one! 

Lesley 

Destroyed + Off the Shoulder (trend to stay)

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It’s Labor Day…and I hope everyone has off today! If you don’t, wonk, wonk! I hope everyone had a great weekend! The weather has been so up, and down lately! One thing has remained the same…IT IS STILL HOT! N-E-Way, the off the shoulder trend seems to be in full force! I am a fan! It is extremely simple to throw on one of these tops and be on your way! You can find my exact top HERE! It was literally $11.99!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously a STEAL! I have never had any issues with this company. It does take about 10 days to get your stuff, but for the  price I cannot complain!

Happiness Boutique + Plaid

Happiness Boutique + Plaid Love

Happiness Boutique + Plaid 

Good Mornining everyone! I apologize for not being MIA! My laptop crashed so it has been CRAZY! N-E-Way, I want to talk about a few of the amazing pieces that I have received from Happiness Boutique! Happiness Boutique has all of the latest styles, and fashion trends! They are a vintage boutique! I found so many things on their website that I LOVED!!! They get new arrivals all the time! AND most importantly, their pieces are beautiful and AFFORADABLE!!! LOVE IT!!! I have been all about tassel earrings as of late, so of course these were my go too! Sooooo, head over to their boutique and check out their accessories! Without accessories an outfit just isn’t a blah outfit….AM I RIGHT??!!!

Earrings // Top // Sunnies // Shorts

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