All Around the House

The other night we met up with some friends, so I decided to wear a ‘new to me’ cozy sweater.

So, of course I wanted a photo of me wearing it and that is when everything fell apart.

The problem???

It was night time…

and you need daylight to take a good picture.

So I went all around the house trying to get a good picture.

First up : the entryway

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Did you notice that the front of the sweater falls in such a way that it creates pockets?!

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Pretty cool, huh!

 

Then, I tried the kitchen.

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Too bright!!!

 

Next up…the laundry room.

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Too yellow.

 

I guess I should tell you about the sweater though.

The brand is Brixon Ivy.

This sweater retailed new for $89. Savers was asking $7.99 but I shopped during a 50% off sale and scored it for $3.99.

 

I tried one last room in the house before I called it quits…the dining room.

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Ignore the rolled up rug…it’s a long story…involving Miss Oreo.

Sigh…

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Finally, a decent shot!

We recently bought a light kit to help out in situations like this.

Fingers crossed that it helps.

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Special Update

So…

I tried on my two possible outfits for the Summerlin Savers upcoming fashion show.

Monday December 18th, 1 pm

8530 W. Lake Mead Las Vegas, NV 89134

Would love to have you all come watch the show because we need an audience to vote for the Winners!

Okay, here are the outfits along with my thought process.

#BearWithMe

Outfit A.

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I can’t believe I am saying this BUT…

it’s too much black!

 

The skirt, I think, would look better with a gray sweater.

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Another possibility is to style it with a denim shirt. Or perhaps a t-shirt paired with a denim jacket.

 

I didn’t have plain black hose to pair with the shoes, so I had to throw on these patterned ones to cover my bright white legs.

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Outfit B.

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Let’s break it down…

 

I’m obsessed with this red sweater!!!

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The skirt is nice too BUT…

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Not with the sweater.

Why?

Because the sweater is too long for this skirt…and the skirt is too long for this sweater!

I know you may not think so by looking at the photos but trust me… IRL it does not look good.

And don’t get me started about the shoes. They are actually 1/2 size too big (which I totally thought I could get away with ) but I can’t. They are going back to Savers for someone else to buy.

 

So the question remains…

What am I going to wear for the show?

I am going to wear the shoes from A. (with some plain black tights) paired with the red sweater from B. with a shorter black skirt that I thrifted a while go.

I actually have like 4 or 5 thrifted black skirts in my closet.

#NoSurpriseThere

Be sure and check back next week (hopefully Wednesday’s post) to see my outfit (because I could totally change my mind and wear something completely different) and those of all the contestant’s.

😉

 

 

 

 

It’s Almost Time

That’s right… it’s almost time to Walk the Runway at my local Summerlin Savers!

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As you probably already know, I’ll be doing double duty.

Besides walking in the show, I will also be the Emcee.

All the contestants will be heading to Summerlin Savers this week to put together their favorite Holiday look from the racks and racks…and racks of clothing.

#OhAndShoesToo

I headed there early and picked out two looks. Hey, I couldn’t decide which one I liked better.

I thought I would share with you what I picked out and have you weigh in on what I should wear.

Here are the two looks.

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You’re not surprised that they are both mostly black, are you?

#IDidntThinkSo

😉

Let me break the two holiday looks down for you.

LOOK A.

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This look features :

Vintage Jones New York (Lambswool/Angora blend) turtleneck

Retail : $80   Thrift : $7.99

Ann Taylor Lace skirt

Retail : $98   Thrift : $8.99

Nina holiday suede flats (barely any signs of wear)

Retail : $80   Thrift : $7.49

Total retail price $258  Total thrift price $25.00

This look is super comfy and totally my style! (It’s black). I’m also totally digging the old lady style shoe. (No offense)

I would be super comfortable Emceeing in this outfit.

 

LOOK B.

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This look features :

United States Sweaters red off the shoulder Marilyn top

Retail : Not sure, but I’m guessing $40   Thrift : $7.49

Gianni Bini faux leather pencil skirt

Retail : $80   Thrift : $10.99

Impo black strap high heel (they appear brand new)

Retail : $45   Thrift : $11.99

Total retail price : $165   Total thrift price : $30

This look is definitely more form fitting which, for me, means less comfortable. I LOVE the red sweater though, and it definitely screams holiday to me. The high heels are doable but…I do love a cute flat better. With that being said, this skirt needs the high heel because it hits right at the knee.

My husband hasn’t seen either look on me yet, so he doesn’t have an opinion.

I left the store planning to wear LOOK B. on the runway, but now I’m not so sure…

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Which look do YOU think I should wear?

 

 

 

 

Pop of Color

Happy Friday!

I’m super excited about this weekend. On Sunday, my baby turns 21!!!

#HowDidThatHappen

All of that has nothing to do with my outfit but I just wanted to share the news…

that I’m officially old.

😉

Anyhow, I’m actually super proud of myself with today’s look.

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Any guesses why???

#JustLookAtTheTitleOfTodaysPost

😉

The star of the show is really this H&M jacket I scored at the thrift.

 

It was a bit pricey at $7.99 but I saw a similar style in stores now, selling for $90.00.

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I guess eight bucks ain’t that bad now, is it.

😉

 

Grandpa Style

As you all know, I’m always on the hunt for a good bargain, and going to estate sales here in Sun City is a good place to find one…

sometimes.

Case in point is this grandpa sweater I recently came across.

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I immediately noticed that it was cashmere, which made me interested in it, despite being a Men’s size LG.

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It wasn’t marked so I asked the lady in charge the price.

Here’s how the conversation went down…

Lady : It’s $15.00

Me : $15.00!!!!

Lady : Well, it’s cashmere.

Me : Gurrlll…I can get this at the thrift store for five bucks.

Then a miracle happened!

There was a young man working the sale too, listening to our conversation. He immediately piped up and said…

“I’ll take five bucks for that.”

Me : SOLD!!!

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The End.

🙂

 

Lasstokki Sheet Masks

*I was gifted this product to review, however all opinions are my own*

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If you are a lover of sheet masks and all things K-Beauty then these new cream sheet masks from Lasstokki are for you!

At less than $1.00 a mask (which is unheard of) these sheet masks are as good a quality as those that I have purchased at $8.00 each!

#ImAsShookAsYouAre

For $10.99 you receive a total of 12 masks that target different concerns.

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Top row : Moisture   Bottom row : Nutrition

 

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Top row : Elasticity   Bottom row : Brightening

 

I couldn’t decide which one to try first, so I left it up to social media to decide for me!

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And the winner is…

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The Lemon was for Brightening and I was excited to try it. I feel as I get older, my skin gets more dull.

#DoYouAllFeelThatWayToo

Check out this mask.

It is comprised of not one, not two but THREE layers!

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Did you notice how moist it is?!!

Miss Oreo happened to stop by the bathroom when I was testing out this product.

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Check out the look on her face when she spotted me with the mask on.

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#CaptionThisPlease

😉

These cream masks are some of the most (if not the most) moisture filled masks I have ever tried!

There was so much still left in the package, that I squeezed it out and used it to moisturize my hands!

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See!!!

I highly recommend these Lasstokki cream sheet masks. The value and quality is unbeatable.

OMG! This just in!

Amazon is running a 30% off Launch Special!

(Some restrictions apply)

That makes each mask less than 65 cents!!

Better get yours before they are all gone!

Teddy Bear Coat

Seriously…

how cute is this teddy bear coat!!

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I am LIVING FOR IT!!

To make the jacket stand out, I put my favorite color underneath!

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Along with stripes, some pattern mixing and my OTK boots, I was super happy with how this look turned out.

#TwoThumbsUp

 

If you remember the thrift haul video I did, I had a hard time figuring out how to get this coat on.

#DontJudgeMe 😉

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I saw this teddy bear style coat selling at H&M recently for $49.00.

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I scored mine for $4.19.

BOOM!!

 

 

Sandwich

No, this post has nothing to do with food…

and everything to do with this sheer top!

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Sandwich is a UK brand of clothing.

 

I picked up this rust/gray top for $4.19 from GW.

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I’m not really that crazy about it and it’s not really that flattering but I wore it anyway.

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I needed to get my money’s worth out of it.

😉

Dragonfly Sweater

I picked up this dragonfly sweater at the thrift for several reasons.

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I liked it. (because it’s unusual)

It’s vintage. (I think)

It was less than five bucks.

I liked the embroidery, even though I’m not a fan of dragonflies. I do know several people that are though.

Half of it is black.

😉

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Apparently other people liked it too because I received numerous compliments (three to be exact) when I wore it.

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That never happens!

 

*EVENT ALERT*

Summerlin Savers is having their first ever HOLIDAY FASHION SHOW and sign ups start TODAY!

You must sign up IN STORE at 8530 West Lake Mead Blvd.

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What is a fashion show like at a thrift store?

Click HERE to check it out!

 

What I Wore : Thanksgiving

Last year I thrifted the most perfect dress to wear on Thanksgiving.

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Right??!!

Because it’s usually cold in November, this vintage dress never saw the light of day last Thanksgiving.

But this year was different. It was 80 degrees here!

So this dress…

that screams Fall, Harvest, Cornucopia

i.e. Thanksgiving

finally got worn.

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Well, the front screams that.

 

The back?

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Not so much.

😉

I’m not one to dress up for the holidays, believe it or not.

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But the weather cooperated this year and I was happy for the opportunity to finally wear this dress!

Did you dress up?

Army Green Jacket

Army green is still going strong in the fashion world, as is camouflage.

#ImStillOnTheHuntForCamoPants

But in the meantime, I happened across this Olive & Oak army green jacket to keep me on trend.

 

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At less than $7.00, it was the perfect addition to my trendy, fall wardrobe and to today’s look of jeans and a t-shirt!

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Don’t you agree?

Side note :

Check out this video I posted on my Style for Less Vegas FB page showing what I scored at three estate sales…and showing me in the above outfit!

 

You should ‘like’ my FB page.

Pretty please!

OTK Wedge Boots

Yes, OTK wedge boots are the last thing I should be wearing with a jammed/broken toe.

But here in Vegas, you have to take advantage of the cold weather

#ItWasInTheUpper60’s

to wear those cold weather fashion items.

I paired my boots with a Loft sweater that I scored last year for $5.50.

 

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Mitch liked how I layered a shirt underneath it.

I didn’t. It’s attached.

😉

I also took this opportunity to pair it with this purse my sister had made for me out of my mom’s rabbit coat. I added this vintage pin to it that I scored for $2.50 from an estate sale.

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It was fun to finally break out a few cold weather items but I’m ready for the heat to return.

Oh! Did I mention that it’s supposed to be 78 degrees on Thanksgiving Day?

😉

 

 

 

Ouch

As you all know, two weeks ago I turned 56…

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and I immediately started falling apart.

 

#DramaQueen

 

That’s why today’s look is all black.

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It features this waffle knit tunic top that didn’t have a label.

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Now, I normally don’t buy anything without a label, but we all know how I love black so…

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I made the exception for this $4.79 top.

But seriously folks,

I did start falling apart.

I stubbed/jammed/broke my toe!

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#Ouch

 

 

 

It’s All About the Jacket

This Impulse of California jacket ($4.74) has a lot to say.

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#ToldYa

 

So, keeping things pretty neutral underneath it, seemed the way to go.

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Wow, I just realized that everything I have on (minus the shoes) is thrifted.

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Would you have guessed that?

 

Desigual

Sorry for the late post.

#IAlmostDidntWriteOne

Life is a tad crazy these days and I needed a break from social media.

#ItsExhaustingSometimes

Today’s look features one of my favorite brands that show at NYFW :

Desigual

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This quirky Desigual blouse was a score from Family Thrift Center in Albuquerque, NM

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It’s got all kinds of little doo-dads and whatchamacallits on it.

#LikeISaidItsQuirky

For that reason, I thought it was well worth paying the full price for it…

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of $3.99.

Don’t you?

 

 

 

Purple Pants

I REALLY pushed myself out of my comfort zone when I purchased these purple pants!

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I don’t know if you have ever noticed, but I rarely purchase pants at the thrift. But for $2.69, I thought I would give these Worthington (JCP) purple pants a try.

 

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Of course I had no idea how to style them…

they’re PURPLE!!

Luckily, my MIL had given me this embroidered denim jacket (totally on trend right now) that had been sitting in the back of her closet, neglected.

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I know my MIL did not pay $55 for it.

#SheLovesAGoodBargainToo

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The jacket kinda/sorta helped pull the look together, but not really.

 

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Would love to hear your styling suggestions for these pants!

#PleaseAndThankYou

🙂

 

 

Come on Eileen

I wore this Eileen Fisher vest out and about the other day and felt like Wonder Woman.

#NotReally

But my pose looks kind of Super Hero-ish.

#DontYouThink

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I AM a super hero when it comes to bargain shopping, there is no doubt in my mind about that!

 

How much do you think I paid for this super soft and stylish vest?

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If you guessed $2.99, give yourself a pat on the back!

 

I really like the neutral palette I have going on in this look.

I added a teeny bit of color to it, with this scarf I scored at an estate sale.

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It is really quite beautiful when unfolded.

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Are you a fan of Eileen?

Come on now…I wanna know!

This is What 56 Looks Like

Over the weekend I had my birthday and got THISMUCHCLOSER to turning 60.

#Yikes

For my birthday I wanted to be super casual…yet elevated.

I think I accomplished that with this look.

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In case you haven’t heard, double breasted jackets are back for A/W 2017.

 

When I heard the news, I headed to the thrift where I scored this vintage DKNY jacket for $3.99.

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There is a similar one selling on Poshmark for $50.00…

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#ILikeMyPriceBetter

Right about now you are probably saying to yourself “Wait a minute, yours has a fur collar.”

#AndYouWouldBeCorrect

I decided to zhuzh up my blazer by adding this “fur” collar I picked up for $14.50 (but for me it was free) at Buffalo Exchange.

#StoreCredit

It helped to balance out the massive shoulder pads in the blazer.

#The80’sAreCalling

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I used Hollywood Fashion Tape AKA double stick tape to secure it. It worked pretty well considering how windy it was .

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All in all, I felt comfortable and stylish (and another year older) the whole day.

 

Oh,

in case you were wondering what I spent my birthday money on, I present to you…

my birthday haul!

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Can you tell I love makeup/skincare??!!

😉

Madewell Dress

People, people, PEOPLE…

it PAYS to know your brands!

The other day I was at Savers, searching for 1930’s fashions.

Why, you ask?

Because I was just cast (in our local community theatre) as Alice Sycamore in “You Can’t Take it With You.”

#ItsARoleForA22YearOld

#YeahItsABitOfAStretch

Anyhow…

I decided to search through the nightgowns to see if I could find one that would pass as an evening gown.

#ThatWasTheLookBackThen

#GoogleIt

 

Instead, I found this!

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It’s a Madewell brand shirtdress!

 

Now, I knew this brand was expensive but I didn’t realize just HOW expensive.

I was shook

#ThatsWhatTheYoungKidsSayForShocked

when I found the original listing for this  dress (sold in 2015)…

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and saw that it sold new for $98.00!!

 

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Thank goodness I know my brands…

and that Savers thought this was a robe…

and that I made a donation and was given a 20% off coupon…

and that this was tagged at only $5.49 to begin with.

I scored this beauty for $4.39!!

#ImStillFreakingOutAboutIt

Have a fabulous weekend! Perhaps you should check out your local thrift store???

😉

A Simple Striped Sweater

Happy Wednesday!

Thought I would share with you a recent #OOTD that features a striped sweater that I scored way back in June.

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This Jones New York Sweater is seriously super soft and comfortable…

unlike the jeans I was wearing that day.

I moved those to the back of the closet. I WAS going to move them to a donation bag but I have hopes that I can lose some weight and the jeans will fit again.

#IveHeardThatStoryBefore

If you want to be twins with me, I found this exact sweater selling on eBay for $10.

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Your girl scored it for $4.03.

#JustSayin

Sweet Sixteen

My husband and I recently celebrated our sixteenth wedding anniversary.

#AndTheySaidItWouldntLast

😉

On the spur of the moment, we decided to try out a restaurant in the Desert Shores Community in Summerlin called Americana Las Vegas.

The food was delicious, but what was even better was the outstanding service we received from our waiter, Rick.

#HeDeservesARaise

Thank goodness I had made an effort to look nice, for a change.

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Remember this Two by Vince Camuto plaid blouse (whose colors remind me of Good and Plenty) that I showed during one of my ‘live’ FB thrift hauls?

It retailed new for $89.00.

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I scored it for $3.74.

 

What makes it unique is that the sleeves are oversized.

You could even call them a batwing sleeve.

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#AmIRight

No, really, am I right?

 

I decided to pair it with another ‘FREE’ item from Buffalo Exchange…this $15.00 Bolo.

#SeePreviousPostToSeeWhatIMeanByFree

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I know that is not the proper way to wear it, but then again, I’m not always so proper.

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Just ask my husband.

😉

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#HappyAnniversaryHoney

It Got Cold Again!

It did!

Once again, for just one day.

So I took the opportunity to wear a sweater I bought at Buffalo Exchange in Albuquerque when I was there last week.

And when I say ‘bought’ I mean I used store credit from when I sold my clothes there over two years ago.

#IHadFourHundredDollarsStoreCredit

So for FREE I scored this :

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A Free People long sweater.

#LookItsNotBlack

In fact, it’s brown…one of my least favorite colors.

But it was super soft and cozy and I liked the tassel closures on it.

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Had I actually had to dish out cash for it, I wouldn’t have purchased it.

#ItWasThirtySixDollars

#Yeah

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But it was definitely worth FREE.

😉

Have you ever sold clothing to Buffalo Exchange?

Light Layers for Fall

*This is another collaboration with the brand Covered Perfectly. I was gifted this product to review. All opinions are 100% my own.*

Fall in Las Vegas is SO different than the Fall I grew up with in NE Ohio.

#ImStillAdjusting

When I was asked to review another product for Covered Perfectly, the woman owned company whose purpose is to provide flattering, comfortable clothing for women over 50, I knew just what I was going to try.

#ALightLayerSoIDontSweatToDeath

 

Check out one of their newest items, the Popcorn Jacket!

front

 

In all honesty, for some reason I thought it was going to be more ‘popcorn’ like. You know, with little balls on it. Here is the photo from the website.

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In actuality, the material is a very soft and very delicate woven thread.

 

Here are some close-up pictures.

waist up close

side up close

The main woven ‘popcorn‘ of cream is paired with thread that is two tone…gray and black.

 

I thought the colors combined perfectly with those in this cherry print blouse.

#PrintMixing101

 

full front

side

back

 

 

And since I’m known for always having at least one thrifted item on me, I added in a recent find from the GW in Albuquerque, NM

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This patent leather clutch that was a tad pricey at $7.99, but you know…

#ItsBlack

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I really like this jacket. I ordered my usual size (Medium) and the fit was perfect. It is the perfect light layer for Fall if you live in a warmer climate.

Keep in mind…the material, like I stated previously, is very delicate. My ring got caught on it but I was able to get it uncaught without doing any damage to the jacket.

I definitely don’t have anything else like it in my closet and I think it makes a nice addition to it.

Use code TMO20 to save 20% off up to two items OR take advantage of their Buy 2 Get 1 free (any combination) promotion they currently have going on.

Keep in mind only one promo code will work.

 

Click HERE to start shopping.

 

FYI : You can check out my review of their cold shoulder top HERE.

 

 

Lucky Me

Sometimes when thrifting, you just get lucky. Such is the case with this recent find, a Chico’s Zenergy jacket.

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Now, as you all know, Chico’s is pretty pricey, even at the thrift store, in this case, at Goodwill.

All the Chico’s items I ran across that day were priced at $15.99…except this one.

It was marked at only $7.99. I shopped on a day it was 40% off and scored it for $4.79!

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As blingy as it is on the front is as plain as it is on the back.

 

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Underneath I kept is super simple with this white top I picked up at Marshall’s.

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That plain white tee cost me DOUBLE what I paid for my jacket.

 

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#ThatsWhyIThrift

Have I inspired you to start thrifting yet???

Blue Mood

Why am I in a blue mood, you ask?

It’s because I shopped retail at Zara for this ‘trendy’ shirt and I don’t like it!!

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Yes, of course it was on sale, but for what I paid I could have gotten at least four shirts at the thrift!

#BuyersRemorse

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Instead, let’s talk about the part of the outfit I DO like…

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This Missco Hisakazu Takada handbag

#SayThatFiveTimesFast

was more in my price range.

It was $3.00.

The bandana was an even better purchase.

55 cents at an estate sale.

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I don’t have buyers remorse over either of those purchases.

Have you ever had buyers remorse?

Sweater Weather

It FINALLY got cold enough to break out a sweater, leggings and boots here in Vegas!

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#ForLikeOneDay

I thrifted this sweater in June at the GW on Rt 62 in Ohio.

#MyFavoriteOne

I was thrifting with my sister (who turns 51 today!) and my BF Roberta.

I actually gave my friend first dibs on this but she passed.

#BTWSheLookedAmazingInIt

The brand is Chatoyant and it’s one of the softest sweaters I own. It’s like wearing a hug.

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Check out what a similar style was selling for.

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Regular $89.00 and selling for $23.00!

I paid four bucks.

#Boom

Roses are Red

I’ve been thinking a lot about my mom lately. In fact, one month from today, it will be twenty years since she passed away.

So today, I decided to wear some of her jewelry that was passed down to me along with this red rose shirt I scored at H&M for 15% off because I donated a bag of clothes!

That’s right, H&M will give you a 15% off coupon when you donate a bag of clothing. The cashier must have liked me because she hooked me up with like, 4 or 5 coupons!

#AnyoneWantToGoShopping

Shout out to my sister for telling me about this donation program!

For some reason, this shirt reminded me of my childhood.

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I’m not sure why.

Hmm…it just dawned on me that my dad loves to grow roses. He even has a rose garden, still to this day.

#Memories

The three strands of pearls? They all belonged to my mom. One of the strands is from her wedding day.

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Since red is THE color of the season, I decided to go all in!

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#ItWasABitMuchEvenForMe

 

I do love these red Old Navy Rockstar jeans, but these shoes, that I paid $19.59 for from the Dillard’s Clearance center…I really, REALLY, don’t like!!

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The brand is Gianni Bini, which is normally a really good brand, and the regular cost of these shoes were $79.99, so I thought I was getting a really good deal. NOT! They are the flimsiest shoes I have ever worn. Seriously, it’s like they are made out of cardboard. The fact that I really don’t like red shoes (I have no idea why) probably doesn’t help either.

#ImDoneRanting

How about we talk about this fab vintage white wicker handbag I scored!

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Wedding rings and Class ring are my mom’s. Bracelet is from an Estate sale : $3.50

 

 

This is an original Roger Van S bag from the 1960’s (if my research is correct)

#SomeoneCorrectMeIfImWrongPlease

This is an ad I found for a similar Roger Van S bag selling on Etsy for $30.00

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I love researching items I find at the thrift. This husband and wife team started designing handbags in 1945 and won all kinds of fashion awards. They both passed away at the age of 90…him in 2007 and her in 2010.

I found this little gem at the GW on Ft. Apache/Flamingo for just $2.39.

It’s one of my favorite handbag scores, to date.

What is your best handbag score from the thrift?

Helmut Lang Dress

I’ve saved the best for last in my designer dress series!

From the moment I laid eyes on this at my favorite GW in Ohio, I knew it was something special.

Unfortunately, the fit/style/design does nothing for me but I decided to throw it on for some pictures before taking it to the consignment store.

Here goes

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This dress is all about the details!!

The texture, the asymmetrical cut, the sheer insets, this dress has it all!

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I remember exactly how much this dress cost…$8.99!

I was upset because I thought it was pretty pricey and this particular GW doesn’t offer discounts.

How much is my friend selling it for at the consignment store, you ask?

The answer is  $67.00!

Fingers crossed that it sells!

 

 

Carmen Marc Valvo Dress

Today’s designer dress is one that I thought for sure I would wear.

#ItsBlack

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Hmm…in this photo it doesn’t look half bad but IRL, it’s not so good.

 

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Notice how I’m using the clutch to conceal my stomach.

#BloggerSecret

 

This super cute Kate Landry leopard clutch…

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is a $12.00 score from Clothes Mentor in Howland Ohio where I actually met one of my followers (Hi Mary) along with several relatives I had never met before!

#ItsASmallWorld

The bracelet is also an Ohio score. It’s from GW and it’s Rachel Zoe (NWT) for only $2.50!

Getting back to the dress…

Once again, I think I paid around $7.00 for this.

I found it selling on line for

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You can buy mine at Trading Labels for $42.00.

#JustSayin

😉

Designer Dress Week

It’s here…Designer dress week on the blog!

#ForReal

#AlthoughImNotSureAboutThisFirstOneBeingADesignerDress

This week I’m showing you designer dresses that I purchased OVER A YEAR AGO in Ohio and never wore.

Why didn’t I ever wear these? Well, it’s because I missed that small window of opportunity where they actually fit me.

#D@mnMenopause

First up is this cute little dress. I never heard of the brand but it was made in Italy, so…

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I love this pattern!

 

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I’m guessing I paid no more than $7.00 for this.

 

I took all of the dresses I am featuring this week to my favorite consignment store, Trading Labels.

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This dress already sold…for $35.00! It’s a 50-50 split which means I get $17.50 which means I made a profit of $10.50!

Time to go buy a dress that actually fits me!

😉

 

Pajama Top

I was pretty stoked when I came across this brand new with tags ($44.00 @ JCP) pajama top. The price was right, at just $4.24.

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I had recently been inspired by a YouTube video showing seven different ways to style a pajama top.

I’ll share that video at the end of the post.

What I didn’t realize until after, is that I’m NOT showing you different ways to style a pajama top.

#IThoughtIWas

All I’m showing you are different shoes and accessories that kind of, sorta, changed the look from day to night.

#BloggerFail

Oh well, watch the video to see how it’s done…in the mean time here is how I changed up the look.

#1 is the super casual look

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#2 is the dressy casual look

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#3 is the night out look

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I actually wore look #2 when I took my MIL to her callback for a commercial here in Vegas.

UPDATE : The location fell through on the day my MIL was supposed to shoot, so unfortunately she wasn’t in the commercial. No worries, though…as her agent, (Me) this is just the start of her career. Who knew 91 year olds were in such demand!

To see how to REALLY style a pajama top several different ways, check out this video.

Now go out there and wear your PJ’s!

#TheyAreNotJustForWalmartAnymore

😉

That 70’s Vibe

On a recent trip to Savers I came across a handbag that just screamed the 70’s to me.

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But before we get into the bag, let’s see what I decided to pair it with.

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This INC (Macy’s brand) is not new to my blog, but I liked it enough to keep it.

#ForNow  😉

 

I like that it has a tiny snap closure to change up the look of it.

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But clearly, the star of the show is this Kooba handbag.

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Keep in mind, I’m not a handbag expert, I just know what I like.

I did some searching on the internet while I was still in the store to see if $7.19 was a good price for this bag.

#YeahItWas

Here is what I discovered.

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I discovered that if I wasn’t so lazy, I could be making a killing reselling the stuff I find at the thrift store!

Until then, I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing…

🙂