June 27, 2016

Let me tell you about my new gig,
KEEP Collective


I work a full-time job in mortgage. I have an injured husband at home and two active kids. (He tore his ACL. Again.) Why not put something else on my plate? It wasn't my intention, but I couldn't help myself after a friend invited me to her KEEP Collective Social. First, I bought a ton. Then I decided to start selling it.

What is KEEP Collective? It's a jewelry line from the creators of Stella & Dot. What makes KEEP special is that YOU get to design your own jewelry. Whether it's rooting for your favorite sports team, sharing your love of family or just rocking some bling, you can customize your jewelry to reflect who you are and what you love. There's bracelets, necklaces, earrings, key fobs, and other fun accessories. The best part is that everything is interchangeable. I switch up what I'm wearing every single day!













If you'd like to learn more, email me or check out my website below.

KEEP Collective with Misty

June 16, 2016

Misty's back. Tell a friend.


I got an email this week that my domain was set to expire. I had to decide if I really wanted to spend the money to keep Handbags & Handguns going when I haven't blogged in over three months. I've been struggling on a weekly basis, to post or not to post. I want to. I really do. I just don't have the time or patience for it. I feel like the blog world has gone a little crazy with stats, sponsored posts and lessons in how to blog properly. I am not trying to make a living here. I have a day job that pays the bills and provides my family with benefits. If this blog makes me a little extra income, great. If it doesn't, that's fine too. I'm here to share, to vent and to have fun. Maybe I'll blog once a week. Maybe I'll blog once a month. Who knows what the future holds here, but I do miss this place. So I renewed.

March 04, 2016

2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Fashion
My Favorites



MARIA SHARAPOVA
I think this is the perfect Oscar party dress. Even though it's short, it's still appropriate.
She pulls off all-white very well. I just wish her makeup popped a little more.


SOFIA VERGARA
It's a beautiful dress. I love the color and fabric.
The diamonds are a nice touch too.


AUBREY PLAZA
The dress is somewhat casual, but I like it on Aubrey.
The colors are working very nicely for her.


NINA DOBREV
She looks like a pretty princess.
I'm not sure if I like the belt though.
Yay or nay?


RACHEL McADAMS
I wish she'd worn this dress on the red carpet.
Stunning. ♥


TAYLOR SWIFT
I don't know that I'd love this as much on someone else.
This is the kind of dress a tall leggy girl should wear.
Still not digging her hair though...


ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO
I think this looks fab on her.
I'm not sold on the hair though.


HAILEE STEINFELD
I would totally wear this dress.
Love.


all images via InStyle

2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Fashion
Everybody Seems So Famous



AMY ADAMS | KERRY WASHINGTON
I like Amy's dress. It's different.
I feel like Kerry's could have been perfect with a little less skin.


EMILIA CLARKE | KATE BECKINSALE
Emilia's dress is just all wrong.
Kate never looks bad. I don't love or hate her dress.


LILY DONALDSON | MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ
Lily's dress is really pretty. Her hair is blah though.
Michelle's dress doesn't suit her. Her hair is blah too.


KATE BOSWORTH | EMMA ROBERTS
These both look like old lady dresses to me.


ELIZABETH BANKS | PIRYANKA CHOPRA
Both of these looks age these beautiful ladies.


SELENA GOMEZ | MALIN AKERMAN
I don't like Selena's dress on her at all.
I love the bottom half of Malin's dress.


BRIE LARSON | OLIVIA WILDE
I don't mind the color of Brie's dress, but I hate the fabric.
Olivia is so gorgeous, but never seems to get it quite right.


MARISA TOMEI | TINA FEY
The color and style of Marisa's dress is rather unfortunate.
Tina's been killing it lately, but this falls flat for me.


MINNIE DRIVER | HEIDI KLUM
I love love love Minnie's dress. I just wish someone else were wearing it.
I really like Heidi's dress. It's much better than her last few looks.


all images via InStyle

2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Fashion
Mississippi in the Middle of a Dry Spell



DAISY RIDLEY | SUZANNE SOMERS
This is the perfect time to discuss age appropriate dresses.
Daisy is 23. Her dress is super cute and perfect for an after-party.
Suzanne is 69. Although she looks great for her age, the dress is ridiculous.


COURTNEY LOVE | KATE UPTON
Courtney's dress isn't bad. I think I would like it more if it went to the floor.
Kate has a great rack. I'm just not a huge fan of boobs being on display like this.
You simply can't look at anything else. What was she wearing again?


ZOOEY DESCHANEL | MONICA LEWINSKY
Zooey never dresses her age.
Why was Monica Lewinksy there?


WHOOPI GOLDBERG | MARY J. BLIGE
Oh, Whoopi.
I love Mary's dress.
I would have gone with smaller earrings though.
The earrings and necklace together are too much.


ALICIA VIKANDER | MINDY KALING
I'm sure Alicia was exhausted, but her hair and makeup fall flat. The dress is just ok.
Mindy looks great. She's really been stepping it up lately.


CHRISSY TEIGEN | MELANIE GRIFFITH
I don't think I like Chrissy in black.
Melanie's isn't the best, but she doesn't look bad.


all images via InStyle

2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Fashion
Mixed Company



NICK JONAS | JON HAMM
They both look nice.


GWEN STEFANI + BLAKE SHELTON | JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE + JESSICA BIEL
I can't even call what Gwen is wearing a dress.
Jessica is so pretty, but never gets it quite right.


RYAN SEACREST | WILL ARNETT
I love Ryan's suit.
Will looks nice too.


CALEB FOLLOWILL + LILY ALDRIDGE | ANNE HATHAWAY + ADAM SHULMAN
Lily = typical VS model dress
I know Anne is very pregnant, but this dress is horrible.


JESSE TYLER FERGUSON | WILMER VALDERRAMA
I'm not loving either tux.


COLIN FIRTH + LIVIA GIUGGIOLI | TAYLOR KINNEY + LADY GAGA
Why is Livia's skirt missing that piece of fabric in the front? It looks weird.
I love Gaga's look. I also love that it's similar to what she wore on the red carpet.


JAKE GYLLENHAAL | ANTHONY MACKIE
I don't like velvet tux jackets.
Mr. Mackie looks dapper.


all images via InStyle