Lice Got Me Like…

November 23, 2015

All Images
Jennifer Hagler Photography

By Buffy York

So lately I haven’t been that engaged with the blog or any other social media platform for that matter.  I would love to give you a glamorous excuse, but in the beginning of October I engaged in a full on battle with lice (just one more thing Heidi Klum and I have in common).   Anyway, the moment happened, the one I thought we had somehow escaped since my youngest is in third grade, and the school nurse told me we had lice.  Is your head itching yet? Anyway, I immediately called The Lice Place.  The minute they confirmed that critters were living amongst us I told them to spare no expense, we bought the “gold package” which means complete removal and free checks for life, and they started combing through our hair.  After ordering 2 Papa John’s pizzas, spending 3 1/2 hours and some major bank…BOOM we were lice free.

On the way home I was feeling very in control and then I started to think about the amount of laundry that was about to go down.  It was an overwhelming sense of anxiety. I wanted the Tide Loads of Hope Truck to show up because in my self-centered world it felt like a natural disaster. I spent the next four days in complete overkill mode, washing and rewashing sheets and towels, and not letting my children sit anywhere except the kitchen table.

The time I spent prisoner to my Speed Queen Washing Machine (the one you will want once you finally ditch your smelly front loader) I started to realize how “un-OCD-esque” my home had become. I spent the next few weeks cleaning out closets and drawers and walking around like the dad in My Big Fat Greek Wedding with a bottle of Windex wiping down every surface and window in my path.

Another thing that has kept me from blogging is that my “non television watching self” has become completely addicted to The Voice and another show that Bravo calls the funniest show on television.  Seriously, have you seen The People’s Couch? It is irreverent, inappropriate, and sooooo funny. Go look it up on You Tube, you will not be disappointed.

I tell you this not as an excuse, but just to let you know I’ve been busy, the blog has taken a back seat to my real life and I should have posted these pictures from the Linly Heflin Fashion Show weeks ago.  Tracy James of Chic Made Simple produced the show and every look above can be found at Gus Mayer in Birmingham.  Since fall/winter weather has just kicked in and the holidays are upon us, hopefully the fashions featured in this post will serve as inspiration for the final football games of the season, family get togethers, holiday office parties and dinners, lunch with the girls and cocktail soirees.


Lunching with the Ladies

What to Wear?

October 6, 2015

My Favorite Look

Look 1

Look 2

Look 3

All Images
Jennifer Hagler Photography

By Buffy York

Back in the day when I was 24, before Botox and blogs existed, I worked for a non-profit organization and there was a group of volunteers who worked tirelessly to raise money for the cause in which I worked.  Two to three times a year these ladies would get together for a meeting or a luncheon and I was in awe of the detail and effort put into their appearance.  Actually it was probably effortless on their part but for me it was a time when I realized that details and dressing the part were important.  Men go to work everyday in tailored suits, looking dapper even on Casual Fridays so, as women, when we decide to get out of our Lululemon and participate in the real world, we need to look our best.

Next Wednesday, October 15th the 57th Linly Heflin Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show will take place in Birmingham at the Sheraton Birmingham Civic Center Ballroom. My unbelievably energetic and little firecracker stylist friend, Tracy James is giving the show a facelift and will be producing and styling the show, bringing an energy unseen in the years past. She and I decided to play dress up last week at Gus Mayer and she threw together a few looks that would work for the Linly Heflin Show or any luncheon you might be attending.

Look 1
Iris Jacket (similar) | Coobie Tank | Lafayette 148 Pants | Alo Clutch (similar) | Stuart Weitzman Heels
Look 2
Adam Lippes (the dude from the whole Target plaid thing last week) Floral Jacket | Eileen Fisher Shell | La Marque Leather Leggings (similar) | Rebecca Minkoff Handbag | Pedro Garcia Booties
Look 3
Etro Blouse | Kolbi Halpen Leather Skirt (similar) | DVF Handbag | Stuart Weitzman Pumps

| All Clothes, Shoes and Accessories are Available at Gus Mayer at the Summit |

for more information or how to purchase tickets for the Linly Heflin show contact
Sue Ellen Lucas


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