What I'm Thankful For This Year

There is just so much! But here are my favorite finds so far this year.


Tom Ford Black Orchid: My favorite perfume ever. Notes include bergamot, citrus, black gardenia, jasmine, ylang-ylang, lotus wood, orchid, patchouli, sandalwood, incense, and vanilla. We joke that it smells like sex with Tom Ford.


Christian Dior: Dior Show Mascara: Simply the best mascara I have ever found. Lasts all day, no smudging about under your eyes, and gives you that falsies look without the actual falsies. I'll never be without this in my makeup bag.

Spanx Tight End Tights: The best pair of tights I have ever owned. Opaque enough to wear with the latest styles, as well as that little extra something to keep everything where it needs to be.
Nine West Taglia: These are the cutest shoes I've bought all year. Exactly as above, except in gray. Purchased in New York, if these shoes could talk, what a tale they would tell.
Mariott Residence Inn, Times Square: The best free hotel room I have ever stayed in. Not only is the bed to die for, the breakfast buffet isn't so bad either. But did I talk about the bed? Seriously. The best bed ever. EVER.
Tim Gunn: What can I say? I want Tim to come and organize my closet. I want him to organize my life. I know he would never let me leave the house looking a hot mess. He's the best.

Facebook: Who thought lame social networking could be this fun? Seriously, I enjoy it way too much.

Apple iPhone: The absolute best purchase I made all year. Oh, yeah, I had to sell my soul to AT&T, but it's so worth it. Music, movies, text messaging, and chit chat all in one place? Yes, please!

I Wish I Had Thought Of This

Back when R. and I got married. How much fun would that have been?

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Meredith Edwards-Cornwall is the founder of online lifestyle websites RetrodivasBeauty.com and RetrodivasCloset.com. She is also known as @retrodiva on Twitter. She specializes in drinking large amounts of espresso, shopping, and enjoying social media. In all of her free time she writes for StyleBakeryMom.com twice a week, and does various other freelance gigs involving writing, designing, and generally being awesome. While she believes that success is indeed a job in New York, she currently resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia with her husband, two children, and two cats and has hung on to her day job.
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