New Hair, New Jeans, New Boots, New Lots of Things

Going back in time a few days to share with you the surprise Christmas present my awesome hubby gave me. It’s a beautiful and magnificently warm down jacket from Eddie Bauer. A few days before Christmas we were at the mall returning the shirts I had got for Brent. I gave them to him before Christmas..yes!  Anyhoo, they were a bit too snug so we took them back to JCPenney and exchanged them.

After that, we walked around the mall and I was pointing out things I liked along the way, you know the gentle nudge we give when we want something. We never really exchange gifts, but this year I really wanted to. We walked into Eddie Bauer and he pointed out a sweater he liked so I picked it up for him. Now I am not usually a big fan of stuff in Eddie Bauer, it’s not my style but I saw this vest that was to die for and right next to it was a jacket just like it that I liked even more.  So I hinted around and then we left…and he didn’t have a bag in his hand.

I was a little bummed but what can you do right?  So, we headed back home and I was kind of resigned to the fact I was going to pick out my own present like normal. We got home and he left to go back to work, he had to go reset his computer to log on from home.  When he returns I was in the kitchen cooking dinner and he yelled for me “Babe, I need your help with something outside, I’ve got your jacket..come help me“.  So I go around the corner and IT’S THE JACKET I was drooling over.  I was in jacket heaven!  So warm, so soft, and it looks super cute on, which is a key factor.

AHHHH next I am sharing with you is the matching vest of the jacket mentioned above.  I had gotten Christmas money from several people and after it was over I really wanted some Miss Me jeans and the down vest from Eddie Bauer.

These jeans are absolutely fun to look at and fit better than any jeans I have ever had.*Big Thank you To Miss Me for making such wonderful jeans!*

They have lots of different designs but I got a dark denim and the pair in the picture here. Both have crosses on the pockets. They are long so I roll them up to wear with regular shoes and they work wonderfully with heeled shoes/boots. Aren’t they super cute??  I should totally be a jean model for them, they look awesome on my derriere. Just Sayin’  Speaking of boots let’s move on.

So you like don’t ya??  As I was leaving the house today to get my hair done (I sold some of my clothes to a local consignment shop, so I could have a”me” day).  Picture of the hair coming…hold your horses!  Anyways back to the story, as I was leaving in my Miss Me jeans and Eddie Bauer vest I put on some black shoes that I have had for a few years (hubs said they look 90’s).  What can I say jeans and purses are my forte, not shoes LOL.  He goes “Those Shoes…I don’t like them” and handed me the money he got from his mom for Christmas “Go buy some of those pointy-toed boots, they will look better“.

I was like “AWWW, babe that’s sweet of you, but you don’t have to do that”  Him “I want to“.  So I leave excited about my hair and thinking to myself that I am so lucky my husband is so selfless. Then as I am driving my daydreaming halts and I realize “He thinks my shoes are ugly” Hmm maybe this wasn’t so selfless after all LOL.

Okay, it was selfless since it was his money but it cracks me up that for a small moment in time he is essentially ragging on my style.  Doesn’t he know I am the style queen…well at least where jeans and purses are concerned, guess not so much on the shoes.  Oh well, I ended up getting the above 3 pair for the price of what one would cost normally because Rack Room Shoes as always was having an awesome sale. So it was a win-win. He wins because I won’t be wearing “90’s era shoes” anymore and I win because well I got new boots…need I say more.

Moving on for the moment you all are waiting for; I know, I know it’s horrible of me to make you wait but it’s my blog and I can do what I want when I want so there.  I went to get my hair cut and colored today and I LOVE it. No explanation needed. My hair was in need of some sweet tender loving.  It was looking dead and scraggly but hair is not on the top of my to-do list and I never have time anyways. So, after selling some clothes, I booked an appointment and began looking around for what I wanted.

I wanted to go dark because I hadn’t been dark for so long, so in I went and told the stylist what I was looking for and she worked her magic.  When I say she worked her magic I mean SHE WORKED HER MAGIC. Stylist lady rocked it out on my hair. Taking about an inch off and doing a dark do, she made my hair feel and look alive again…Mucho points to her!!! Now for the hair since I know you are all gripping your seats waiting for the reveal.  I will have more this coming Wednesday with some family pictures but so you can see now here is a before and after.

Pardon the groody hair and no makeup but I was not going to get ready just to go get hair dye all over me. There you have it, my new look and I LOVE IT!!! Yep, I sure do. Out with the old and in with the New for 2010. New look, new attitude..though I will keep the old friends because they are pretty great after all!

*All products in this post were purchased by myself or my family, none were supplied to me by a company. The opinions are that of myself. I wanted to share these products and companies because they are in my opinion worth checking out. I did not receive monetary compensation for this post either.

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Hi! I'm Toni. I am a happily married, christian, momma of 3 living on Florida's sunny Gulf Coast. I am a lifestyle blogger and Seint Arist. I started blogging when my last child was born as a way to share my love of all things travel, cooking, beauty, recipes, and more. Now pull up a chair, grab a glass of sweet tea and let's get to know each other. I truly hope you enjoy getting A Daily Dose of Toni!


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    You are rockin girl!!! Looks great!
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..The New Year – The New You =-.

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    Your hair looks GREAT! Merry Xmas and Happy 2010!
    .-= The Mom Jen´s last blog ..A Thousand Words Thursday =-.

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    🙂 You’re hair turned out so cute! I love the new jeans, too. I seriously need to do some shopping but I don’t have the time, the money, or the energy to do so. LOL

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      Thank you my friend :). I usually don’t but I told hubs if he wanted to have a sane wife I needed to get out and totally get the $$ thing if we didn’t have pretty much everyone give us money I would not have been able to do that. We dont’ get presents really we always get money from parents, grandparents

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    You look amazing! Love the looks!
    .-= Cassie´s last blog ..The Cove =-.

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    Look at you cutie pie – you are rawkin hawt!
    .-= Kat´s last blog ..seriously people?? =-.

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    Love your hair Toni!!
    .-= Sky´s last blog ..Not Cut Out for Co-Sleeping =-.

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      Thanks Sky, now I just need to get the eyebrows waxed (too scared to color them to match LOL) and I will be all nice and groomed

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    I adore the hair… gorgeous… and the boots… = FABULOUS!!
    .-= Jenn´s last blog ..Fridays Fragments~ New Years Edition!! =-.

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      Thanks Jenn, I love the boots and the hair too 🙂 I want to leave the house just to be able to wear the boots 🙂

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    No fair you cheated! You wore make-up for the new do! LOL! No I like both but I love how the darker color pulls your eye color out!!!

    I love the jacket! Yay with Hubby! My hubby did really good too!
    .-= Jennifer @ J. Leigh Designz´s last blog ..The Dog Who Saved Christmas DVD – Review! =-.

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      LOL isn’t that how they always do the before/after shots in magazines, make them look really bad in the before and then vamp them up in the after. Sooooo what did your hubs get you??

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    ps. Hubby ALWAYS tells me I pick out ugly shoes too HAHA! Wish he’d give me some money for new ones too!
    .-= Jennifer @ J. Leigh Designz´s last blog ..The Dog Who Saved Christmas DVD – Review! =-.

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    HAHA! Yeah my Pink Fuzzy Crocs rocked but were far from fashionable! He loves heels but I seriously can’t walk in them! I never could LOL!

    He got me a Garmin GPS, my Samsung Impression, a new winter coat, and some warm slippers!
    .-= Jennifer @ J. Leigh Designz´s last blog ..The Dog Who Saved Christmas DVD – Review! =-.

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      OHH Garmin, I heart my Garmin I got one last Christmas, it’s like have a friend read you directions LOL.

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    You are incredibly photogenic imo. I just totally drooled on my keyboard over those boots. <3
    .-= Martha Payne´s last blog ..Sweeps Notice – $50 GC To IzzyBelle’s @ Parenting Pink =-.

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      Thanks so much for that sweet comment. And the boots yes they are to die for 🙂 or drool over LOL

  12. 23

    Love the coat, vest, boots, and especially your new hair!

    That color looks really great on you!

    Looks like you’re off to a great start in 2010

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    You look great Toni, I really like your new hair color. I have always thought that if a persons eye color is a darker one that they look great with a dark or darker hair color to match it your eye color is like my daughters really pretty. Love your blog keep up the good work! Happy New Year!
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

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    You look fantastic! I think that’s a great way to launch yourself into the new year.
    .-= Brad Lawless´s last blog ..Free to Good Home — NWA Non-Profit Awareness Blog =-.

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    GAHWARGIOUS babe just gorge! You (and Sarann) know what a shoe girl I am and that extended to the boots too. I’ve been searching for a vest. LUCKY ME I’ve got an Eddie B out let near Casa DiPaola.. SHOPPING anyone?!

    The hair, fab too.. and I’m not making a comment on your butt..would that I had say 1/3 the butt I’ve got I’d ROCK those jeans too! Happy New Year my pal.. hope to see you in NYC in Aug!
    .-= DiPaola Momma´s last blog ..Hi 2010, how YOU doin’? =-.

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      Yes you should definitely get one of these, they are AWESOME best vest ever I may say. I vote go shopping 🙂 I know I hope to see you there, but boy I don’t wanna look for sponsors really. It wears me out just thinking of it, hoping I just win the lottery instead LOL

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    Love the color! Really makes your eyes stand out!
    .-= Courtney Velasquez (@theappleofmyeye)´s last blog ..Puppy Wine Stopper Review and **GIVEAWAY** =-.

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    Now AWESOME! Hubby rarely gets me anything so I am super jealous!
    .-= Jessica Jones´s last blog ..Wilton Method Cake Decorating: Learn to Decorate Cakes Like a Pro! =-.

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      I was super surprised it doesn’t happen often lOL. It kinda caught me off gaurd, he is not the big gift giver type 🙂

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    Woohoo! I love the hair. It’s amazing what a little color and a day to yourself can do to lift the spirits, huh?
    .-= Jessi´s last blog ..Pictures that look altered, but aren’t – Faux photoshop =-.

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    Looks great. I remember when down parkas like that were utilitarian and not fashion!!!! I had a blue down vest that I loved in college (1977!)

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    Now I have boot, jean and hair envy. I think I need to come out to your neck of the woods and have your stylist work her magic on me – we have no magical stylists here in PA! 🙂

    You look HAWT, Toni! 🙂
    .-= Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)´s last blog ..New Year, New Digs, First Silly Saturday of 2010 =-.

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    Congrats ,Toni, on the new “you”. Your hair looks beautiful and I love those jeans.