Twins

This weekend, our cousin Maggie graduated from high school. Since the festivities were in Minnesota, I made the trek up to spend some time with Emily!

Imagine my surprise when we got to the hotel after Maggie’s party and I saw the dress Emily had brought for the graduation ceremony.

We started laughing hysterically. Of course, we’d be all matchy-matchy.

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I am wearing this colorblocked piped trim a-line dress from eShakti. Emily is wearing the Banana Republic Milly Collection Blue/White Colorblock Pleated Maxi Dress.

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matching twins

BTW, have you tried eShakti? I have purchased soooo many dresses from them! Look for a blog post soon!  If you haven’t tried eShakti, shoot me an email (amykant-at-gmail.com) and I’ll send you an invite where you can save $35 off your first purchase!

A style change to help some kids

I’ve had long hair for a couple of years now. At first, I just wanted to have longer hair so I could braid it. Then, I wanted it long for a friend’s wedding. Then it became a game with my hair stylist – let’s find out how long my hair will grow!

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But, last month I just couldn’t take it anymore. I needed it gone. So, I made an appointment with Dawn last week.

After a bunch of research, I decided to donate my hair to Children With Hair Loss, a charity that helps children who have medically-related hair loss. Their mission is “to empower these children to become whole again by making hair replacement available to those who may be financially challenged and might otherwise not have a means of obtaining the hair they want and need.”

I chose this charity over others for a couple of reasons:

  1. They accept color treated hair
  2. They never charge recipients for wigs (yes, there is a charity out there that charges children with health issues for wigs)

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Time to chop the hair!

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Of course, I couldn’t JUST get my hair cut – I needed a vibrant red color for the summer!

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I was able to donate about 11 inches of hair – and, I still have enough hair for a pony tail! I love the new color, too. 

The problem with “No Show” socks

This weekend, I bought some new “no show” socks at Target. It was $5 for two pairs. I was excited to get a couple new pairs because I always seem to lose these things! I grabbed the black lacy ones and slipped on black ballet flats and ran out the door for work.

Then, as I walked from my car in my work’s parking lot, I looked down.

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Um… hey lady, your socks are showing.

These socks were promoted as “No Show Liners.” As in, they shouldn’t show. So I took to social media and asked friends if I was the only one who has this problem. Here’s a sampling of what my friends said:

Those things don’t work at all. They always show.

Always. Those never work.

Mine come off my ankle and get wadded up by my toes.

The lace ones are supposed to show! I love them! I have many that don’t show, but the lace ones are always bigger so they can peek out.

Yes!! When I wear black ones with black flats it’s ok. But my nude ones make me look like I’m 85.

Here’s my problem. These “no show socks” or, as I like to call them, “footies,” serve a purpose. I’ve found I cannot go barefoot in dress shoes. My feet get sweaty and gross and within a couple of weeks, the shoes are gross. And, while I agree that sometimes a little peek-a-boo from the lace footies is ok, I feel like this pair is pushing it. I mean, really. I might as well be wearing ankle-high socks.

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And let’s talk about the one on my left foot below. I have yet to find a single dress shoe that works with this “no show” sock. Now, the one on the right is actually working out pretty well. I think they are cotton Merona ones from Target. They have a little silicone strip on the ankle part which helps keep it from slipping off. Maybe I’ll just have to buy those in bulk and hope for the best. :/ So much for trying something new!

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