October 18, 2016

Moving down the road



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I have been feeling misplaced for quite some time. I kept wanting to come here and write. The urge was there. I just couldn't figure out what was off. Then it finally hit me... I have outgrown this blog, this place. I have blogged here for almost eight years. I don't want to delete anything or shut it down. I could redirect things or call it something else, but I've decided to leave Handbags + Handguns as is.

So I have a new home on the interweb. I hope you'll follow along as I figure things out. There will be a little more of this and a little less of that. But most of what you know and love will remain the same.

I have made so many friends here. I am forever grateful for what this little blog has done for me. Thank you all so much. xx




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September 19, 2016

2016 Emmy Fashion
Best Dressed



PORTIA DOUBLEDAY in Armani Prive
I love this red dress.
The cut and draping are superb.
The only thing that ruins the look is her makeup.
Why so drab?


PRIYANKA CHOPRA in Jason Wu
Red really seemed to be the color of the night.
This dress is so pretty, and it looked even better on tv.


JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS in Carolina Herrera
I love this!
It stands out without being over-the-top.
Classic.


CONSTANCE WU in J Mendel
This dress being different really pays off.
I love the colors, the belt and the jewelry.


KRISTEN BELL in Zuhair Murad Couture
I don't normally love giant dresses with flowers.
This is gorgeous and looks so good on her.




CLAIRE DANES in Schiaparelli Haute Couture
You knew she made my list, right?
The dress is stunning.
I love the front.
I love the back.
Yes, her face was a little too tan.
It happens.


images via People

2016 Emmy Fashion


For the first time in years, I didn't watch the Emmys. I've just been so busy with work, events, kids, sports, concerts and other fun things. I used my free time this weekend to clean, catch up on laundry and listen to music. But I'm still here to recap the fashion for you because I've missed it. SO. MUCH.


EMILIA CLARKE
This looked really beautiful on tv.
Even though the color is close to her skin tone, it works.
The fit is fab too.


TARAJI P. HENSON
It's not horrible, but I'm bored.


KATE McKINNON
She looks great.
Red is her color.


KERRY WASHINGTON
Part of me doesn't like it, but most of me does.


SARAH PAULSON
This is the best she's ever looked.
Finally!


EMMY ROSSUM
Her hair and makeup look great.
The dress isn't special though.


MANDY MOORE
I don't like it, but it seems to work on her.


SHIRI APPLEBY
It's a beautiful color, but I'm not loving the dress.


SARAH HYLAND
Emma Watson did it first and did it better.
Sorry!


TATIANA MASLANY
It's a simple red dress, but I like it.


MICHELLE DOCKERY
The bust would look better without the black piping.
It's a bit too much.


Kirsten Dunst
I feel like she never dresses her age.
I also feel like she needs boob support.


PADMA LAKSHMI
I really like this.
The fuchsia lip adds a great pop of color.


TINA FEY
This style isn't new, but she looks good in green.


images via People

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.