Chico’s for 50% Off

Thanks to a Winter Sale at Savers, I was able to score this Chico’s long cardigan for 50% off!

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I really like the 70’s vibes it is giving off with it’s pattern.

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And the fact that it has a cool belt, although I would never belt it.

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So, any guesses on what I paid?

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If you guessed $3.99, you WIN!!

 

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Fashion Review: EVA TRENDS Look#4

*These clothes were sent to me for free from Eva Trends to review. All opinions are 100% my own*

Happy Friday! I’m back with another article of clothing from Eva Trends. They are a brand that specialize in unique, one size fits most, clothing.

This time around, my friend Dee (who is a size 3X) got to pick out her own clothing! Starting today, and continuing for the next three Fridays, she and I will be taking turns styling our respective picks.

This week is one of my picks.

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This Plant Print Three Dimensional Wrap Dress  fits sizes S-XL.

When I first pulled it out of the package, I thought, “This is perfect for entertaining/lounging around the house. Like the women did back in the 1960’s.”

#ImTotallyGuessing

 

Here it is on me.

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I think the fit is true to size and I love the Kaftan vibes it is giving off!

Plus, it has pockets!

#Winning

 

BTW : I took the dress outside to show it off…

#NotAFlatteringAngle

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and almost fell down this hill AND almost got stung by a bee!

#LifeOfABlogger

😉

Here are some close up shots of the dress.

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This dress is made out of a silk blend material. It’s easy, breezy and perfect for the Spring weather here in Las Vegas.

 

The folks at Eva Trends decided to send me this Leather Embroidered Ethnic Tote Bag too!

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So of course, I took it out for a spin!

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BTW : This is the lobby of the Starbright Theatre where I perform the plays I’m in.

#FunFact

 

See you next Friday with another look from Eva Trends!

Well, actually you will see Miss Dee when she models this Bright Bird Print Dress!

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In the meantime, feel free to check out Eva Trends and use code DFA15 at checkout to save 15%!

Hubby’s Birthday

Last week, my husband had a birthday and turned 67!

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He robbed the cradle.

😉

 

Since he often tells me that he likes my legs, I decided to wear a dress.

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This Canadian brand dress has so much going on…

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and of course that is why I love it!

 

 

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The $5.49 price tag didn’t hurt either!

🙂

Groovy

I’m always on the hunt for a cute graphic tee and I loved everything about this one!

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I couldn’t believe it was only $1.24.

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Since it screamed the 70’s to me, pairing it with an old pair of flare jeans, was a no brainer.

#GroovyBaby

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Peace out.

😉

Grandma Sweater

In my quest to wear less black and more color, I’m excited to share this pale pink grandma sweater with you!

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This isn’t my first rodeo with a grandma sweater. I actually have several in my closet, but they are reserved for lounging around the house and keeping me warm.

 

But THIS one (that I paired with another estate sale 50 cents scarf, styled as a belt)…

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deserved it’s day in the sun.

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Especially with the price tag of just $3.00!

#ThankYouGoodwill!

Not Worth the Money

I’m back sharing another $2.00 find from the Salvation Army, this Tikipalm dress.

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Unfortunately, it ended up not being worth the money. I didn’t like how I looked or felt in it.

The only thing I did like, was the bottom of it.

#ItsSparklyAndHasAFlamingo

 

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So glad I didn’t pay more than two bucks!

 

Thrift Haul

I haven’t posted a thrift haul in ages, but recently, I came across a ‘new to me’ thrift store called the Charleston Outlet.

So, I thought I would share what I got, my thought process behind each item and my thoughts on the store itself.

First up, this place is located close to Downtown Las Vegas, which means…it’s old! It was however, relatively clean, bright and organized.

What I didn’t like was the fact that they don’t offer any type of discounts. (You know how this girl loves her discounts.) I guess their ‘thing’ is to mark down their items. How they determine that, I don’t know.

Enough about the store, here is what I got.

First up, I stopped at their ’boutique’ section and picked up two necklaces at $2.98 each…marked down from $4.98 each.

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Left : Chico’s    Right : Express

I thought the pricing on these items were excellent.  I mean, Chico’s for under $3.00?

#EnoughSaid

The girl working the counter said that I must like circles.

#ThatsAPrettyGoodObservation

😉

Next I hit up the clothing section and scored

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All the UK bloggers are always talking about the brand & Other Stories, so of course I just HAD to buy this!

I think this is a sister brand to H&M.

I could be wrong.

Wait, I’m right! (I just checked)

Even though it’s a size L, I can probably make it work when the ‘cold’ weather comes back around. BTW : when I washed this, fuchsia fuzz got everywhere. In fact, I need to go vacuum when I’m done writing this.

😦

Up next

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It’s hard to tell by my terrible flat lay but this is a maxi dress. It’s perfect for the hot weather AND it’s not black! I hated to pay this price, especially since I had no idea if it would fit because I didn’t try anything on.

Good news, it fits!

 

Unfortunately, this next item didn’t fit.

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A waste of five bucks, so off to ThredUp it goes to see if I can recoup my money back.

 

My last item of clothing was the only bargain item I got.

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99 cents??!! Now, that is what I’m talking about!

 

The cut is boxy and not that flattering…

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but it’s super duper soft and perfect to throw on with shorts.

 

Now, as I was heading to the checkout, I happened by the purse section and spotted this bag just lying on the floor.

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I liked that it was a cross body bag (and also a clutch) and I thought it was fun. It felt really well made and I scored it for $4.98.

The brand is Pink Haley and it is still selling on their website…

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for $48.00!

Hope you enjoyed my haul!

Animal Print Overload

Happy Friday!

I realized two things. I haven’t featured anything from the Salvation Army in a long time AND I haven’t featured Miss Oreo. Today I’m going to remedy that!

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Miss Oreo must have really been attracted to this top. 😉 She never usually wants to get in the shot. It must have been all the animal print. lol

Our local SA had a $2.00 clothing sale which means…

that is what I paid for this top!

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Now that Spring is in full swing, I really need to thrift some brighter colors.

 

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Even I am getting tired of wearing black!

I know, I can’t believe I’m saying that either!!

Family Thrift Find

When I was in ABQ, NM back at the beginning of the year, I made sure and stop at my fave thrift store…Family Thrift.

This time around, I only found one thing!!

#ICouldntBelieveItEither

 

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This Yabes USA top spoke to me, with it’s unusual, geometric pattern.

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Now, had I tried this on in the store, I would never have purchased it (it was $4.00) because it is tight, and makes me look really busty.

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Needless to say, that’s what the hubby likes best about it! Sigh…

On a side note, my MIL thought this top was really cute!

#MILSealOfApproval

😉

 

Town and Country

What is up with this weather here in Vegas? One day it’s warm and sunny, the next it’s overcast and raining!

Good thing I had this Jones New York Sport flannel jacket to wear!

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If you want to be my twin…

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But we won’t be twinning with the price because I scored mine for just $5.49!

😉

Style Inspo #2

Today I am back with another style inspiration. The first time around, I was inspired by the blogger, Hi Sugarplum. You can read that post HERE.

Today’s style inspo comes from YouTuber/blogger, Ashley Brooke.

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The above look came from one of her recent videos.

 

What really caught my eye with this look, was the cute handbag.

Imagine my surprise when I found out it’s from Forever 21! I was even more surprised when I went there and discovered that the majority of the people working there were male…and in their 40’s!

#WhoKnew

So here is MY spin on her look.

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Along with the cute handbag (that set me back twenty bucks!) my look features a recent score from Savers winter clearance event.

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This Liz Claiborne sweater ($4.49).

Did you notice that the cable on the front and back are totally different? I did and that is what I like about it.

 

I thought I did a pretty good job with my recreation, don’t you?

#ThinkLink

Happy Monday!!

I have some exciting news!

Your girl…um, that’s me…is the new social media content creator (I gave myself that title) of Sun City Link Magazine on Facebook!!

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The Link is the official magazine of Sun City Summerlin and is an award winning member of the Nevada Press Association. Not too shabby, huh!

My ‘job’ is to share with everyone on FB, all the club activities and exciting events we have going on AND to show  you how much fun it is to live here!

If you have always wanted a peek into life in an active adult community, now is your chance!

Just ‘like’ our Sun City Link Magazine FB page!

You’ll be surprised at what goes on here.

😉

 

Fashion Review: EVA TRENDS Look#3

*I was gifted three items of clothing from EVA TRENDS to review. All opinions are 100% my own.*

Today I am styling the third item from this very unique clothing line. This brand of clothing is geared for one size fits most. They are all about loose, oversized, unique fashion.

In part one of my series, my friend Dee, a size 3X along with myself, a size M styled this

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Autumn Leaves Embroidered Shirt Dress.

You can read about it HERE.

 

In part two, I styled this

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Ink Art Side Slit Shirt Dress.

You can read about it HERE.

 

Today, I am styling my favorite piece!

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Wild Sunflower Front Open Shift Dress.

This item fits sizes S/M/L/XL. Out of the three items I received, this one fit me the best.

There was a learning curve for me, as far as their sizing goes and I feel that I finally got it down.

EVA TRENDS calls it a dress, I call it a kimono. It is a blend of polyester and silk and it’s gorgeous!!

I styled it as a kimono, with three different outfits underneath.

First up, the dressy version.

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You  knew that I would style it with all black!

😉

 

Isn’t this print stunning?!

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Next up, I decided to go super casual.

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And finally, I styled it somewhere in between.

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I’m so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and gave EVA TRENDS a try.

Since they are offering my readers a 15% discount (with code DFA15) perhaps you would like to do the same.

 

 

Thanks so much to EVA TRENDS for this opportunity!

Want in on a little secret?

My friend Dee and I will be back this Spring with MORE fashions from EVA TRENDS!

If you haven’t already signed up to receive emails when I post new content, now is the time so you don’t miss out!

#PleaseAndThankYou

🙂

Spring has Sprung

I’m SO happy that Spring has finally arrived and with it…all of the spring trends at the thrift!

That’s right, you don’t have to shop retail to be on trend.

Case in point, this Brand.Spankin.New Lola Jeans floral bomber jacket that I scored for UNDER six bucks!!

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*Side note*

Check out my shoes that I scored on clearance at the Steve Madden store for $25.00!

How about my scarf that I scored at an Estate sale for just 55 cents!

#ShoutOutToThePatternMixingIveGotGoingOn

🙂

Back to Spring trends.

Bomber jackets and florals are still going strong.

What’s new for Spring 2018  is the pastel blue color in my jacket.

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Pantone calls it Little Boy Blue.

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I call it totally out of my comfort zone, because it’s not black.

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What color are you most excited to wear this Spring?

 

Winter Out

Since it’s the last day of Winter, I thought I better share this fur vest I scored ages ago. In fact, my sister was the first one to wear this when she came out for a visit…over a year ago!

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The brand is Style&Co from Macy’s. What’s nice about it is I can wear it open or…

 

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closed!

It’s the perfect cute/comfortable outfit to wear out with friends…

and that’s exactly what I did.

🙂

Fashion Review : EVA TRENDS Look#2

*I was sent three items of clothing from Eva Trends to review. All opinions are 100% my own.*

Last week I  (along with my friend Dee) showed you how we styled this Autumn Leaves Embroidered Shirt Dress.

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You can read all about it HERE.

 

The second item I chose to style from Eva Trends is this Ink Art Side Slit Shirt Dress.

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As I mentioned before, this brand is all about the loose fit and their clothes are like a one size fits most. This shirt dress fits sizes S/M/L/XL/2XL

Unfortunately, this particular item was a tad small for my friend Dee (Size 3X) to model.

 

First, I styled it with a dress, using a red, white and black color scheme.

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Thrifted dress and thrifted Jasmine Vintage Red Snakeskin clutch : $1.99

I love the asymmetrical  hemline.

 

I also really like the Ink Art on the front.

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It’s like those ink blot tests you take. I know what I see when I look at this. What do YOU see?

 

Next, I used the same color scheme (because it’s my favorite) and tried it with another dress. Because, why not?!

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Calvin Klein dress : thrifted

 

 

For my final look , I decided to layer it over a black tank and leggings.

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Do you have any favorite looks in the bunch?

 

The fine folks at Eva Trends are offering my readers a 15% discount.

Just use code DFA15 at checkout!

See you back here next Friday for my last (and favorite) item of clothing from this fabulous brand!

 

Vince Camuto Times Two

Back in October, I featured this Two by Vince Camuto blouse ($3.74) in a post about my Sixteenth Wedding Anniversary.

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You can read all about it HERE.

Well, that shirt was Dry Clean Only, but your girl decided to throw it in the washer…

and it shrunk.

So into the bag it went for ThredUp.

 

But then, I scored this Two by Vince Camuto fuzzy sweater at Savers. ($4.24)

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and I didn’t have anything in my closet that really went with it…

except that shrunken blouse!

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Good thing I procrastinated in sending that bag off to ThredUp! I’ve ended up taking quite a few items back out!

The Opinion of My MIL

Today I thought I would share with you three outfits that I recently wore, that my MIL saw me in and offered up her opinion on…

of which I did not ask her.

#ShesBrutallyHonest

#ShesAlmost92

#ShesVeryFashionable

 

Look #1

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“It’s cute on top, not on the bottom.”

 

I totally agree with her on this one. I would have preferred a dark wash denim BUT I was too lazy and didn’t feel like changing PLUS I was swayed by my husband’s opinion when he said that my behind looked good in these jeans.

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This Brioni blazer was actually in the bag to send to ThredUp but I changed my mind. If you are a long time follower, you will remember that I scored this at the Salvation Army for under $9.00 and is valued around $1000.00. It has been my best score to date. I added the ‘fur’ collar I got from Buffalo Exchange.

 

Look #2

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“You look too nice, like you have money. Go change.”

 

I’m like, almost everything I’m wearing is from the thrift store. I’m wearing jeans and tennis shoes. I’m NOT changing.

We were on our way to the car dealer so that she could get a ‘new’ car and she didn’t want to look too nice , so she could get a better deal.

#SheGotAFantasticDealBTW

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This look features a recent Savers score, this Ann Taylor turtleneck ($3.24). It also features this GW score (the owl necklace) the cost MORE then the turtleneck! ($3.50) That’s why I don’t purchase a lot of jewelry from the thrift!

 

Look #3

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“That’s really cute.”

 

I was going for comfort in this look. It was a bonus that it turned out to be cute too.

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It was the texture that drew me to this Alfani tunic that I scored from GW in Ohio for $4.03. It has been in my closet for quite some time. I had contemplated donating it back without even wearing it. I’m glad I decided to try it on to see how it looked.

So there you have it. A glimpse into my world with my MIL!

#NeverADullMoment

😉

 

 

 

Fashion Review: EVA TRENDS Look#1

*I was sent three items of clothing from EVA TRENDS to review. All opinions are 100% my own.*

Today I am sharing one of those items.

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I love fashion…

more specifically fashion that is unique, one of a kind and made in limited quantities.

The clothing at EVA TRENDS fits that bill.

Their clothing is ALSO a one size fits most! And to prove that point I have asked my friend Dee (size 3X, 5’8″ age 76)  to model the same item of clothing along with me (size M, 5’3″ age 56).

The first item I chose from their site was this Autumn Leaves Embroidered Shirt Dress.

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This particular item fits sizes M/L/XL/2XL

I styled it two ways and my friend Dee styled it one.

 

Up first, I styled it as a dress.

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It’s VERY roomy, but I love it!

The quality is amazing. Check out the embroidery.

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The second way I styled it was as a duster/jacket.

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I LOVE it styled this way. Did you notice it has a hood AND pockets?!

#WinWin

Style note * If you have an item of clothing that is ‘roomy’ wear it with a cross body bag. It helps keep that extra volume in check.

 

Now, let’s see how my friend Dee styled it!

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Doesn’t she look FABULOUS?!!!

 

Here is a side by side look of the two of us.

 

 

 

 

I couldn’t be more pleased with the level of quality AND customer service of this UK based company. (Keep in mind that the clothing itself comes from China). I ordered my items on January 29th and they were delivered on February 8th.

The folks at EVA TRENDS  have kindly offered my readers a 15% discount off their order. Just use code DFA15 at checkout!

I’ll be sharing my other two items in the coming weeks!

In the meantime check EVA TRENDS out on Instagram 

 

 

Product Review: Swissdigital Backpack

*I was sent this  Circuit Swissdigital backpack free to review. All opinions are 100% my own.

 

When Swissdigital reached out to me to review their Circuit backpack (that is sold on Amazon) my husband was ecstatic!

Umm…sorry honey, they sent it to me.

#IMightLetYouBorrowItBecauseImNiceLikeThat

😉

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This backpack has ALL the bells and whistles!

 

Features include :

 

An EVA molded laptop sleeve so that you don’t have to remove your computer when going through airport security…

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EVA molded storage for your phone or portable battery…

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EVA molded add-a-bag system which fits perfectly over your suitcase handle…

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RFID protection to keep all your credit card information safe while you are walking around…

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AND an external prewired USB charger! (Battery not included)

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For me, that prewired USB is a game changer. I just hook up my power bank (not included) and I’m all set to charge my phone, kindle and computer while on the go!

This is SUCH a well constructed backpack! I love that it has so many compartments to keep everything organized and so much room that I could fit everything I need in it to take a weekend trip.

Well, Mitch could. 😉

I AM going to let my husband have this because it’s really the perfect gift for that man in your life. Whether it’s a son getting ready to graduate from HS or College or a grandson backpacking through Europe (does anyone still do that?) or a Father’s Day gift (it will be here before you know it) this backpack is the one to have!

And since I’m all about the discount, Swissdigital has kindly offered 30% off of this fab backpack to all my readers!

 

Just enter the code 9KVHKTMQ at checkout.

Now I’m off to ‘gift’ this backpack to my hubby!

😉

Dark Florals

I have had this thrifted, Jones New York dark floral dress hanging in my closet for over a year.

I have no idea how much I paid or which thrift store I bought it at.

#OldPeopleProblems

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Umm…

I seem to be buying a LOT of this brand…

and I seem to be buying a LOT of clothes that are green.

What’s up with that?

 

Anyway, it was really too tight to button and wear as a dress so I treated it as a ‘jacket’.

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Do you do that too?

 

JNY Signature Sweater

Happy Hump Day!

Thought I would share a look I wore to a party here in Sun City. It was a Valentine’s theme.

Hey, I wore a red lip!

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This $3.13 Jones New York Signature sweater has something special about it…

besides the price.

Notice the top of the sweater?

It’s actually removable!

#PinkySwear

It’s attached with a button on the back of the sweater.

#IForgotToTakeAPicture

I like the tunic style length of the sweater, which makes it perfect to wear with leggings and boots.

Did you notice the pin?

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It’s an estate sale score for just $2.50.

Along with the rest of these items.

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Pins $2.50 each…Chocker $4.50…Bracelet $3.50

 

What was the pin selling for on line?

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I scored again!!

Two for One

No, I’m not talking about a two-for-one at the buffet.

#IWish

😉

I’m talking about a two-for-one item of clothing!!

#YesReally

Check out this Chanel type blazer/jacket that I scored for $10 at a local Dress for Success sale almost two years ago and finally got around to wearing.

It’s reversible!!

 

Side one:

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Side two:

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Which side is your favorite?

A Gift

A friend of mine gifted me this beautiful top!

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She was going to take it to the thrift because it no longer fit her, but instead she decided to see if I wanted it.

#OfCourseIDo

I mean, look at the detail of those crocheted flowers!

At least, I think it’s crocheted.

#AmIRightOrWrong

 

And of course, I styled it with a super cool sleeveless vest that I scored at the thrift for $4.49.

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I think styling it with all black, really showed off the star of the show, which were the sleeves of the top.

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Would you agree?

Not My Vibe

When I came across this Vibe Sportswear dress ($4.19) at the GW, I thought it was totally my vibe.

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After all, it combined leopard print, snake print and roses.

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And I couldn’t beat the price!

 

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But this dress never left the house because in real life…

it was not flattering on me at all.

Sigh.

 

Style Inspo

Happy Monday!

Thought I would share a recent look that was inspired by one of my favorite bloggers.
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Hi Sugarplum has a relatable, easy to recreate style.

 

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Levi’s Jacket : thrifted

 

 

I already had everything in my closet to recreate this look.

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That comes as no surprise, doesn’t it?!

😉

 

Sweater Vest

Everything eventually makes its way to the thrift store.

Case in point, this Style&Co sweater vest.

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I remember spotting it at Macy’s like three years ago. I really liked it but didn’t want to dish out the $25.00 sale price.

 

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When I spotted it in January while thrifting at Savers in Albuquerque, I snatched it right up!

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It was TOTALLY worth the $2.99 I paid!

Product Review : Saranghae Skin Care

*These products were sent to me for free to review. All opinions are 100% my own*

Three weeks ago, I was sent the premier 5- Step Korean Skin Care Routine in North America.

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Saranghae

And since Saranghae means ‘I love you’ in Korean, I thought Valentine’s Day was the perfect day to share my love for this product with you.

 

The first thing I did, before even opening the box, was have my toxicologist husband check out the list of ingredients to see if this skincare had what it took to actually work.

And it did!!!

I have been a lover of Korean skincare and beauty AKA K-Beauty for quite some time now. I have tried K-Beauty skincare products from the drugstore to high-end ones at Sephora. I would consider the price point of this 5 Step Routine to be mid-range.

With that being said, I can easily say that this is really the best brand of Korean skincare that I have ever tried!

Let me break the 5 step down for you.

Step 1.

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I am OBSESSED with this product! This Oil+Foam Cleanser is actually my favorite product of the whole line.

Why?

Saranghae Nourishing & Moisturizing Oil + Foam Cleanser is formulated with 2 of the world’s most luxurious ingredients: Truffle Extract & Gold (yes, you read that correctly, real Gold!). This unique and revolutionary cleansing formula combines the deep pore cleansing power of an oil cleanser with the effective make-up removal of a foam cleanser. It eliminates oil, micro-particles, grime, dirt and toxins while hydrating and nourishing your skin at the same time. The best part? It completely removes make-up too! Never buy a separate oil cleanser and a foam cleanser ever again!

In addition to our Truffle Extract and Gold, Saranghae has meticulously harnessed the powerful healing benefits of 20 incredibly effective botanical essential oils, producing the most effective and unique cleansing experience on the market.

I used to use a makeup remover, then an exfoliator, THEN a face wash. I never felt that I could get my full face of makeup off without doing all that.

This face wash has been a real game changer for me. This one product removes every trace of makeup and leaves my skin feeling amazing!

 

Step 2.

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If you have never tried an Essence + Serum before, you’ll love it!

The Saranghae Deep Radiance Essence + Serum is designed to penetrate your outer epidermis layer and deliver crucial nutrients like antioxidants, amino acids and vitamins directly to your living cells. Lovingly crafted with 10% Phellinus Linteus (Sang Hwang) Mushroom extract, plant based placenta, collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, the result is a skin that efficiently heals and regenerates every moment of every day.

Now, I like my skincare to not have a smell. This one has a slight smell, kind of like Nature. Probably because it has mushroom extract in it. The smell quickly fades though.

#ThankGoodness

😉

 

Step 3.

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OMG! How fancy is this? I’ve never had a teeny tiny spatula come with my skincare!

This Firm & Lift Regeneration Cream is the bomb!

Rich, beautiful and luxurious are just few of the adjectives that come to mind when describing the Saranghae Firm & Lift Cellular Regeneration Cream. Made with certified organically grown 15% Phellinus Linteus (Sang Hwang) mushroom and Ginseng, it is formulated and stabilized using our award winning Multiple Crystal Emulsion technology. Our Saranghae Firm & Lift will decrease the formation of free radicals and reduce damage due to oxidative stress by up to 220%. Our powerful but natural blend of antioxidants, amino acids and regenerative peptides will deliver astonishingly smooth, supple and quite simply beautiful skin while diminishing age spots, redness and visible signs of aging.

I have to tell you the amazing thing about this line.

My skin feels just as soft in the morning, as when I put the product on the night before. Never have I ever used a product that has done that!

Did I mention that this skincare line is for ALL skin types?

#ItIs

 

Step 4.

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Can we take a moment and talk about this Focus Renewal Eye Cream?

Formulated with Phellinus Linteus (Sang Hwang) Mushroom Extract, adenosine, vitamin B3, elastin and collagen, the Focus Renewal Eye Serum is the single most effective solution to restore vitality, diminish wrinkles, visibly lift and firm and brighten the appearance of dark circles around the eyes.

One pump of this eye cream is enough to do both eyes, the space between my eyes AND my upper lip!

Oh, you didn’t know you should put eye cream on your upper lip??!!

You should, because it is more concentrated than regular moisturizer and so it helps prevent those nasty lines around your mouth.

#ComeOnGiveItATry

 

Step 5.

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Who doesn’t love a good sheet mask?!

This one from Saranghae is fantastic!

Saranghae’s Elemental Essence Mask is a unique, lightweight, micro-fiber material with a blend of Asian botanicals that helps calm inflamed skin, enhance the natural contours of the face and maximize brightness.

Fortified with Saranghae’s CoQ10 and Hyaluronic Acid, it provides a luxurious look and feel to your skin unlike any other mask you’ve tried before. This unique and intense formula delivers radiant results instantly after use, while reducing existing pigmentation over time for a breathtakingly beautiful finish.

I use it once a week to treat my face and of course, myself.

😉

If you are in the market for Korean SkinCare, this Saranghae 5 Step Routine is definitely worth the money.

#IMHO

To keep up with all things Saranghae be sure and follow them on all their social channels.

FACEBOOK

INSTAGRAM

YOUTUBE

PINTEREST

Who knows…

you just might see MY smiling face there!

🙂

 

 

 

 

You Can’t Take it With You

Over the weekend, I co-starred in the 1938 play ‘You Can’t Take it With You’. I played the role of Alice Sycamore, the 22 year old (ahem) love interest. Learning the lines for this play was VERY stressful and considering that I’m not an actress, it stretched my acting abilities to the limit.

I had four wardrobe changes during this 2 hr play and we were each responsible for putting our looks together.

Keep in mind that our clothing needed to look like it was from the 1930’s.

Along with the hairstyle too.

Of course, yours truly turned to the thrift store.

Here’s what I came up with.

Look #1 is when I come home from work and I am wearing a new dress.

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This dress was the most expensive one I bought. I thought it was a tad overpriced at $9.99 but the fit and style was perfect. The purse was $2.44.

 

Look #2 is an evening gown because I am headed to the Monte Carlo Ballet.

 

The play takes place in the summer time, so the dress needed to have a summery feel.

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This is the first dress I bought. It’s vintage and cost me $8.79.

 

Although it was the perfect color and style, I was NOT comfortable on stage in it.

 

So I took another trip to the thrift and scored this one.

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Keep in mind, the director did not want me to wear black, but black is my comfort zone so…black it is!

This dress was well worth the $6.39 I paid for it.

 

Look #3 is my disheveled look, when my future in-laws show up unexpectedly for dinner and they are in a tux and evening gown.

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Yes, I wore shoes. The pants are thrifted from years ago. I have gotten a ton of wear out of them. Probably, because they are black! Hahaha

I also ended up tying the shirt at the waist.

#DirectorsOrders 😉

Look #4 is my traveling outfit.

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This ugly Walmart dress from the thrift was $3.96 and will be going straight back there on my next trip! But the style was right.

 

Here are three of my looks in action!

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So, how were the reviews on my performance?

 

scsliving.com said :

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suncitylink.com said :

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I appreciate the kind words!

 

On a related note, I’m thrilled to share with you that starting March 1st, our director Cassie McGuire, is offering 90 minute acting lessons, for five bucks a pop!

You don’t even have to be a member of the Theatre club, JUST a resident of Sun City Summerlin!

Living in an Active Adult Community certainly has its advantages!!

 

 

 

 

Quick Trip to New Mexico

Recently, my fashionable and FAB girlfriend, Jamie from More Than Turquoise invited me to shoot a video with her showing two fab things to do in New Mexico.

#IdBeHonoredGirlfriend

The timing could not have been more perfect. It was during the long MLK weekend, so I was able to spend some time with both of my boys AND do a little thrifting while I was there.

😉

One of the FAB things I picked up was this mixed media blouse.

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Cool, right?!

 

There is SO much going on with this blouse.

 

Both front…

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AND back!

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IMHO, this blouse (that was made by an artist named Elisa) was totally worth paying the full price of $4.99 for it at Family Thrift Center in Albuquerque.

Why all the talk about this blouse?

Well, that’s what I decided to wear when Jamie and I checked out the best happy hour in all of Santa Fe!

To find out where in Santa Fe is the best HH and to see the other FAB thing we did while we were up there…

check out the video!!

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Made in Italy

When I came across this sweater and saw that it was made in Italy, I just had to have it!

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The fact that it was only $6.09 didn’t hurt either.

😉

I love the ruffle detail and the multi-colored specks.

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And of course, it’s the perfect light layer for our cool Vegas nights.

#DontBeJealous  😉

 

All Bundled Up

No, this is not a recent picture.

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It’s going to be in the 70’s this week here in Vegas.

 

BUT, it WAS cold one day in December when my boys were here for Christmas…

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so I decided to break out this Ann Taylor skirt that I had thrifted, over a year ago!

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Oh! Did I happen to mention that it was NWT (new with tags)?

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Um…yeah.

 

 

 

Casual Friday

I’ve never worked in a job where there was a ‘Casual Friday’ because everyday was casual.

But I always dressed up because that is what I like to do.

When I came across this Penda hoodie ($4.95) …

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I decided to give the whole ‘Casual Friday’ a try.

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You know what I decided?

I decided that I’m a fan of casual Friday…

Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday…

you get the drift.  😉

Have a great weekend!

 

Talk About Color!

I wanted to incorporate more color into my wardrobe for 2018 and I think this $3.50 vintage blouse does just that!

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I loved the neck detail of it.

#ItHidesMyNeck

😉

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And as if THAT wasn’t enough color…

 

I added THIS!

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How’s that for an ‘in your face’ color!

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This 600 West jacket was a tad pricey at $9.14 but it, along with the blouse, definitely makes a statement.

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Wouldn’t you agree?

 

Look Closely

When I first came across this Linden Hill cardigan, I thought “Oh, that’s cute” and for only $2.99 I thought it was worth buying.

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I really liked the flower detail on it. Don’t you?

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But then, when my husband was taking my photo, I took a closer look at the sweater and noticed all the little details…

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Did you notice the buttons? There are actually three different ones!

One is shaped like a flower, one has a flower in the center and one is just plain.

Also, the front placket is wavy instead of straight!

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Cool, huh!

 

But does that make the sweater worth $19.99?

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You be the judge.

It Really Is Soft

In an effort to bring more color into my life for 2018, when I came across this Soft Surroundings shirt, I snatched it right up!

The fact that it was only $3.13 had nothing to do with my decision.

#YeahRight

#ThisBrandIsExpensive

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This brand is really as soft as it claims to be and this shirt is no exception.

 

I decided to pair it with this “leather” moto jacket that I scored on the same trip to the thrift.

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Not a bad looking jacket for less than seven bucks, huh!

 

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It added just the right amount of hardness to this very soft shirt.

 

Have a great weekend!

Life Update

Happy Hump Day!

I thought I would take a quick minute and get you up to speed on what I have been doing.

#OtherThanThrifting

In December, the Sun City Dance Company Las Vegas had their first ever holiday performance, of which I was a part of.

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What’s on the horizon for 2018?

Well, I’m glad you asked!

On Saturday February 10, 2018 7PM and again on Sunday, February 11, 2018 2PM I will be performing in the Sun City Summerlin Community Theatre Club’s production of “You Can’t Take it With You.”

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Set in 1938, I am playing the role of Alice Sycamore…the 22 year old (ahem) love interest. It’s the biggest role I have played so far and I must admit, learning the lines (and learning how to act) has been quite stressful. Along with our very accomplished Director and fellow actors that have worked with the likes of Carol Burnett and Christopher Plummer, everyone has been so kind to give of their time, to help this novice (me) become my character.

#ItHasntBeenEasy

 

If you reside in the Las Vegas area or are going to be in town and are looking for a fun, inexpensive thing to do, off the strip…please consider coming to our show! The tickets are only $10 and can be purchased HERE.

Thank you!!

🙂

Leather Contrast Moto Jacket

People say that I find amazing thrift fashion because I live in Las Vegas.

#IBegToDiffer

Amazing thrift finds can be found anywhere, if you know what you are looking for.

#ImAnExpertLooker

Case in point is this Michael Stars leather contrast moto jacket that I scored at the Family Thrift Center  in Albuquerque, NM.

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I paid $3.00 for the most buttery soft piece of leather that I have ever felt.

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What did it sell for originally?

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I like how the look of the jacket changes with just a zip of the zipper.

 

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This particular thrift store in NM is dirty, dingy and has THE most amazing finds! It’s hands down my favorite thrift store…

including those here in Las Vegas.

 

 

 

 

The Pitfalls of Social Media

Back in June, my images were used to scam a man out of $1500.00, with another $5000.00 being asked for.

 

 

The man, from Australia, refused to believe his daughter, when she told him he was being scammed.

His daughter contacted my two boys, through FB, to let them know that my image was being used to scam her father.

 

Let me back things up…

Over the summer, I Interviewed (here in Vegas) to be a host on JTV. (located in TN)

Not too long after that interview, I received a strange message on FB from a man accusing me of trying to scam him out of $10,000.00

I ignored it because I thought it was a scam.

I kept receiving messages on FB from other men.

Here is one of them.

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Did you notice? He is from TN.

 

So is this fake Driver’s License…

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and this fake profile on this dating website.

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We actually found out the name and email of the man that was being scammed. My husband contacted him.

The man responded with all the information he had on the person running the scam, including numerous badly and SO obviously photo-shopped photos of me.

We turned everything over to the FBI.

Even when faced with the truth, this man was still holding out hope that he wasn’t being scammed.

I hope his daughter convinced him otherwise…

 

 

Product Review : Maybelline Total Temptation Makeup Collection

*I was gifted these products to review. All opinions are 100% my own.*

Thanks to Influenster, I was sent my first ever, makeup only,  voxbox!

Apparently they heard that I’m a lover of all things beauty related.

😉

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Let me break it all down for you using a five star rating…five being the best.

First up :

Total Temptation Eyeshadow + Highlight Palette

MSRP $11.99

Rating:  2.75 stars

I like both eyeshadow color stories. The problem is in the color payoff. It was just average in my book. I wanted the darks to be darker. Also, this palette was too shimmery for my taste (and wrinkly eyelids). For a girl in her teen’s, I think this would be great.

 

Check out the horrible job I did on swatching the warm neutrals. I realized afterwards that you are supposed to use the inside of your arm…

where there are no age spots…

to detract from the colors.

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The far right swatch is the highlighter.

Now, the highlighters are what I did like about the palette. They were blinding!

Here is my face done up with all the above colors.

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Hmm…

It’s hard to tell anything.

BUT, did you notice my lashes and brows???

#BrowsAreOnPoint

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Total Temptation Washable Mascara in Blackest Black

MSRP : $9.49

Rating : 3.25 stars

I was impressed that this mascara didn’t leave little black dots under my eyes.

#AmITheOnlyOneWithThisProblem

This stuff doesn’t budge…

which means when I go to take it off, it’s a little more difficult…

and consequently, it leaves a mess around my eyes…

that I don’t bother cleaning up until morning.

I’m quite the looker when I hit the bed at night.

Good thing it’s dark.

Now, for my favorite thing out of this whole collection…

that I actually would purchase!

Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil in Soft Brown

MSRP : $7.99

Rating : 5 stars

This product is everything!! In my opinion, it’s a total dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer that retails for $23.00 at Sephora.

The pencil comes in four shades and the color I chose, Soft Brown, was spot on. The pencil is just the right amount of soft, so you don’t have to apply much pressure to get the color payoff that you need.  At first I didn’t think I was going to like the tiny teardrop shaped brush, but I do. This has been my go-to eyebrow product since I received it.

Final thoughts :

The majority of the collection is a pass for me.

BUT, I whole heartedly recommend the eyebrow pencil!!

Would love to hear your thoughts, if you have tried any of these products.

 

*Thanks again to Maybelline and Influenster for sending me these products, for free, to review.*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year!

I’m back from my holiday break spent with family and friends and ready to take on the New Year!!

Actually, I’m exhausted…I’ve gained four pounds…and my back has been killing me BUT it’s a New Year!!

I haven’t set any goals for myself… yet.

#ImStillPondering

I am thinking about giving YouTube another try.

You know, I’m up to 15 subscribers!! LOL

In the meantime, I thought I would share a look from the first day of Winter.

It was actually cold enough for a blanket scarf and a pair of Uggs!!

Well, it was for half of the day.

Then it warmed up…

and I felt pretty silly being all bundled up.

😦

 

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The sweater is a fairly recent purchase (Black Friday) from H&M. It was either $5 or $15, I can’t remember which. Hopefully, it was only $5, because it’s pretty thin and scratchy and really is only worth that much.

 

I finally got around to wearing my fanny pack from my birthday haul.

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Too bad I didn’t realize that the tassel was all askew before I took the picture.

#BadBlogger

Oh well!

Hope your New Year is off to a great start!

 

 

 

 

Savers Holiday Fashion Show

Eight beautiful women and one handsome man took to the runway at Summerlin Savers, vying for the title of…

hmm, I actually forgot what the trophy said. Oh well! The title doesn’t matter, what does matter is the fashion!!

#ThriftFashionThatIs

 

Here we go!

Contestant #1

ME!!!

I’m just as surprised as you are.

Emcee

I ended up trading out my black skirt for this NY&CO one so my entire outfit ended up coming in at just $20!

Best find: Nina shoes for $4.00

 

Contestant #2

Eric

Eric

He was going for a casual Christmas party look.

Head to toe : $32.50

Best find : True Religion jeans $8.00

 

Contestant #3

Elizabeth (Eric’s wife)

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She went for a glamorous NYE look.

Head to toe : $22.50

Best find : that dress for just $15.00!

 

Contestant #4

Kenna

KennaKenna fur

Head to toe : $44.00

Best find : it’s a tie

Cole Haan shoes $20.00

Chico’s wrap

Side note : Kenna is one of the original people I styled when I had my thrift styling business THRIFT ME OVER. At that time, she flew to ABQ, NM and had me style her and a friend. After seeing my post about Savers first fashion show back in August, she decided to drive in from CA with her two daughters and walk the runway!

Yes, I styled her for the show.

It took three hours.

Hey, we were busy talking and getting distracted by all the brand new (with tags) Chico’s clothing that was in the store. Seriously, it was amazing how much was there.

BTW : this look is totally out of her comfort zone but she loved it!

Isn’t that right, Kenna…

Kenna???

😉

 

Contestant #5

Machele

Machele

Head to toe : $46.00

Best find : Stuart Weitzman sandals  for only $10!!

These retailed new for around $600 and I found this exact pair selling online at therealreal for $75.00. Savers had them marked at $16.99 but shoes were 40% off so…

 

Machele is Kenna’s daughter and reluctantly agreed to be a model.

Yes, I styled her for the show, too. I put this look together in ten minutes.

#Truth

 

Contestant #6

Phyllis

Phyllis

Head to toe : $55.00

Best find : it’s a tie

INC jacket $25

Gold turtleneck (with the $58 SteinMart tag still on it) $12.99

Phyllis is the Editor of scsliving.com, an online newsletter about Sun City Summerlin.

Her outfit is a perfect example of the importance of having a statement coat. When you live in a cold climate, your coat is sometimes all that people ever see of your outfit.

#ImTalkingToYouOhio

 

Contestant #7

CC

CC wrapCC

Head to toe : $41.00

Best find : it’s a tie

Chico’s wrap $90

Eyeglass frames $1.99 retail :$600

She has over 40 pairs of frames that she purchased from Savers. She then takes them to her eye dr. and has her script put in them. How smart is that!!

 

Contestant #8

Dee

Dee

Head to toe : $31.00

Best find : it’s a tie

Chico’s top  $81 (NWT) $12.99

Peter Nygard wrap $89 (NWT)

Dee is a friend of mine and her style is always on point. But this outfit? There was definitely something extra special about it! She looks stunning!!!

 

Contestant #9

Lenore

Lenore

Head to toe : $42.00

Best find : This killer Windsor brand dress that was only $13.00! Loved the way she styled it!

 

Whew! That was a lot of contestants!

 

Do you have any favorites???

Announcing the winners

I got to do the honor of announcing the winners.

#ApparentlyEdAndGregAreShy

😉

Without further ado here are the winners!

 

Third place …winner of a $25 Savers gift card

 

3rd place

CC!!

 

 

Second place…winner of a $50 Savers gift card

 

2nd place

Dee!!

 

 

First place…winner of a trophy and a $100 Savers gift card

 

1st place

Machele!!!

 

 

Here’s to another successful fashion show at Summerlin Savers!

Huge shoutout to Greg, Ed and the whole fantastic team at Summerlin Savers!!

Looking forward to working with all of you  in 2018!!

 

All three

*This is my last post of the year because my boys are coming to visit.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday!!

See you back here on 01-01-2018

 

 

 

Ballerina

That’s how I felt when I wore this outfit to a recent Holiday party.

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Jones New York turtleneck : $7.99       Vintage clutch : $7.99

 

*Did you notice the red nails??!!

I was trying to look festive in my all black ensemble.

#GoMe

This look is really all about the skirt, that makes me feel like a ballerina.

#Tulle

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This Ann Taylor skirt (12.99) still had the $100 price tag on it. I waited in line for an hour at Savers on Black Friday…just so I could score this for 75% off.

I paid $2.55.

A great price but not worth an hour of my time.

#JustSayin

On a side note :

Today at 1PM is Savers Holiday Fashion Show!

8530 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

If you live in Las Vegas please come vote for your favorite model because Savers has a special treat for those in attendance!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Think Outside the Box

I’m not the most creative person on the planet, but every once in a while I think outside the box when it comes to my accessories.

Case in point, this belt that I scored for just $4.00 during the Black Friday sale at Goodwill.

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Surprise!!

I wrapped it around my neck!

You know who was really surprised? The GW employee.

Here’s how I styled it.

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Remember this silver (rubber like) jacket???

I thought I had consigned it, so imagine MY surprise when I found it hanging in the guest bedroom closet!

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I’m glad I still had it because it is still totally on trend!

Back to the belt/necklace…

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Can you see yourself giving it a try?

Oh!

Mitch and I are trying to better ourselves in our old age, so we attended a Master Class at B and C Camera here in Vegas.

The guest speaker was a Beauty YouTuber that made it to the big time on (Lifetimes) ‘American Beauty Star’.

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Any guesses on who she is?

I knew, because I watched the show she was on.

Her class was very informative and believe it or not, the 40-50 people there were old, like us!

We learned a lot of ‘techie’ things.

Wait, let me clarify that.

We were told a lot of ‘techie’ things but we barely understood any of it.

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Did you figure out who she is?

No?

She’s Tyme the Infamous!

https://www.youtube.com/user/TymetheInfamous

 

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.

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.

😉