Why am I here?

Why am I here?

Hey there blog world! Welcome to Lace, Leather & Pearls!! 

I wanted to take this first post to introduce myself, as well as this blog, and tell you a bit about why I started it and what you can expect to see here in the future.

This content will also live on the About page. 

I got this whole idea when I realized I wasn’t getting what I needed from what already existed. I’m a magazine fanatic and as much as I love lusting after all the wonderful pretty things that fill their pages, the products they feature can be pricey (even sometimes downright unattainable) for a savvy gal on a budget. I’m also, shocker, nowhere near a size 2, and as much progress as is being made on that front – and I certainly am getting super inspired by what I’m seeing – most of what’s featured does not come in my size.  There’s a ton of other reasons I could list but what it boils down to is that I felt there was a hole in what was being offered to all the amazing, smart, talented women (like you ;) ) out there who love a good magazine but wanted something more and I hope this site can be the answer!

As I said, I love magazines! They cover all my favorite topics in one glassy little package: Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle tips, Recipes, etc…Why do I love these topics?
Recipes stands to be the most obvious, I grew up in my family’s kitchen watching and listening to my mom. I started cooking on my own as a kid and still love it to this day. There is nothing I love more than trying out a new recipe, food or place to eat. My relationship with food is a complicated one though, I have several allergies which can make eating a challenge but also amp up my love of cooking even more – I love figuring out how to make something so it’s “Paige friendly”.

One of my favorite magazines as a kid was Woman’s Day, haha, I know….I was a 30 year old in a 10 year old's body! But it definitely set the stage for one of my other favorite topics, Lifestyle Tips. Whether planning a party or reorganizing my closet I love being armed with ideas and information so that as my creativity flows I’m informed and can come up with the best plan.

Fashion and Beauty were a later discovery; almost by accident. I always thought of myself as sort of the girl next door when it came to fashion, fairly plain, no particular style – not that I was wearing paper bags, I just didn’t pay much attention to it.  Then one day I realized the way my friends talked about me when that sort of conversation came up – stylish, well dressed, always looks nice, sassy…..it was one of those weird eye openers when you get to see how other people see you. Now, I did not buy into it right away. The first time I was like, “please, come on…” and just laughed but after a few times I was like “wait, really?” and so I started paying attention and there are definitely some days I feel like I should put a bag over my head and pretend to be invisible because I don’t feel dressed to my best, but, overall, I do feel stylish in my own way, though I am still working on owning the sassy bit. As for beauty, that came even later. I’d always dabbled but when I switched jobs last year it took on a life of its own. I began working for a cosmetics giant and as the initial days of working there ticked by I became more and more curious to play with the products I was reading so much about. And then that grew past my company and into all things beauty; I blame the industry trades I read so much of, haha.
I hope to touch on all of that and more and I hope you stick around to take this ride with me! Thank you for reading my blog and please feel free to reach out!

An Affair to Remember

An Affair to Remember