RI Confidential: GTFO 2014

But first, don't hate me too much, just thought I'd share the Top Ten Things I Learned last year: 

1. Turns out denim on denim is MORE than ok. I trashed it last year and probably the yr before too, but now I'm a convert.

Chambray button up, Matchstick jean and pearl costume, all by J.Crew #Bandwagon (Remember dark denim makes you look thinner! Start with that as your base.)

Chambray button up, Matchstick jean and pearl costume, all by J.Crew #Bandwagon (Remember dark denim makes you look thinner! Start with that as your base.)

Because no one in the real world, blogger or otherwise, wears black knit skirt suits with high heel pumps (my old uniform when I worked for a high end retailer I won't name), unless maybe they're auditioning for the part of Coco Chanel in a Lifetime movie or running for Congress.

2. Kevin Costner is still HOT. He came out with a bunch of new movies in 2014. I only saw one - but that was enough for me to declare that he still looks damn good. 

And while we're at it, why not add Mark Harmon and Harrison Ford to that same list? Am I the only one who feels this way? Say what you want about me having daddy issues, but I don't think I'm alone here.

Costner and his wife at the red carpet premiere of his 2014 movie 3 Days To Kill.

Costner and his wife at the red carpet premiere of his 2014 movie 3 Days To Kill.

3. Always wear a hat when you're recuperating from a nose job, just in case someone tries to take your pix and post it on social media. You should also know it takes a full 12 months for one's nose to heal completely after that type of surgery. Just throwing it out there.

  Check out the blog about my love/hate relationship with my nose if you're so inclined. 

 

Check out the blog about my love/hate relationship with my nose if you're so inclined. 

4. Even Gwyneth Paltrow takes a bad pix once in a while. Of course, I mean that in the best possible way. #DontSueMe but it makes us regular people feel a little bit better about ourselves when we see a less than perfect photo of a celeb.

Gwyneth traveling 1st class and on her phone.

Gwyneth traveling 1st class and on her phone.

5. Go vegetarian and suddenly, pizza becomes your NEW go-to restaurant food. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. In fact, I don't trust anyone who doesn't like pizza. I mean WHO doesn't like frigging pizza? 

Pizzas from the Duck & Bunny on Wickenden

Pizzas from the Duck & Bunny on Wickenden

6. Mimosas are also vegetarian.

Cheers'ing last New Year's Day in FLA

Cheers'ing last New Year's Day in FLA

7. Don't care how young it MIGHT make me look, I cannot drink a glass of wheat grass juice every day. Gag me with a spoon. Not gonna do it.

Wheat Grass juice I made from a tres expensive powder mix from Whole Foods. After returning from Aruba where I drank freshly made wheat grass shots daily. Guess everything's better at and around the Ritz Carlton Aruba.

Wheat Grass juice I made from a tres expensive powder mix from Whole Foods. After returning from Aruba where I drank freshly made wheat grass shots daily. Guess everything's better at and around the Ritz Carlton Aruba.

8. Speaking of Whole Foods, it's entirely possible - and pretty EASY - to spend thousands and thousands of dollars there in one year. Yes. Thousands. 💵💳💵💳

My reusable shopping bag. I have a drawer full that I never use. Do you have any shopping bags today? Yes, I do. They're all at home in a drawer. 

My reusable shopping bag. I have a drawer full that I never use. Do you have any shopping bags today? Yes, I do. They're all at home in a drawer. 

9. That fancy $110 wrinkle cream you bought yourself for Christmas will end up making you break out. **Sigh**

2015 means choosing between pimples and wrinkles. Super fun!

2015 means choosing between pimples and wrinkles. Super fun!

10. And finally, never ever EVER trust anyone who eats Lipton Cup A Soup. Learned this the horrible (and hard) way this past year...My friend Eugene insists it should be Ramen Noodles, but I totally stand by my Cup A Soup declaration. Wish I could write a whole blog fully explaining everything, but you're just going to have to trust me on this. 😜😜😜

Happy New Year,

PattyJ

 

Photo Credits: Kevin Costner Photo Courtesy Of Matt Sayles/Invision/AP; Gwyneth Paltrow Photo Courtesy Of Owen Beiny/WENN.com; Both found on Pinterest.