Ruffle Overload

Ruffles are still trending so I thought I would try my hand at styling this Leifsdottir (sold at Anthropologie) denim ruffle skirt that I scored for eight bucks at Deseret Industries here in Vegas.

I was not successful in my styling but I thought I would share the photos anyway.

#NotEveryLookIsAWinner

 

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Vintage necklace

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ruffle top from Zara : sale $7.99

This skirt never made it out of the house.

#ItWasTIGHT

I was afraid if I sat down, all of the buttons would pop off.

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I decided to send it off to thredup.

OMG…it’s a sixty day turnaround before they will even get to my bag!

Here’s what Tradesy is selling the same exact skirt for.

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Ladies, if you’re a size 8, keep your eyes peeled on thredup for my skirt (if they decide to buy it)

I’m sure they will be selling it for way less.

 

 

Less Than Fifty

*Stay tuned to the end of the post for a special video!

That’s right, people…

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This cute Limited brand top

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Cost me LESS THAN 50 cents

 

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45 cents to be exact

#DropTheMicAndWalkAway

Okay, I walked back πŸ˜‰ to share with you the video taken at the Savers Fashion Show I emceed, recently.

Enjoy!!

 

 

I Did It!!

I crossed another item off my bucket list on Thursday, August 10th when I emceed a fashion show at my local Summerlin Savers! The fact that I was one of the models too was quite the juggling act!

First up, a quick look at my outfit, from Savers.

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Loft jacket : $8.99 Β  Loft pants : $10.99 Β  Vintage snakeskin bag : $3.99

 

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The runway show was actually a contest, with the winner to be announced on National Thrift Shop Day, Thursday, August 17th. The crowd that was present at the show voted for the winner.

There will be three winners chosen.

First : the title of Savers Most Fashionable Thrifter 2017 plus a $100 Savers GC

Second : $50.00 Savers GC

Third : Gift basket provided by Vegas PBS

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This is Ed, the manager at Savers.

#EveryoneLovesHim

 

Here I am…the first time emceeing an event!

#EdSaidIWasANatural

#ThanksEd πŸ™‚

Emcee

The fashion show/contest had nine participants. Each contestant chose a category from which to show an outfit. They were Business (what I chose), Casual and Glamour. Β We each wore a number so people knew who they were voting for.

Following, are photos of all nine contestants. I interviewed each one beforehand so I could share a little tidbit with the audience. They were such interesting people!

Here goes.

NUMBER 1

#1

It’s me! I had to be #1 because I needed to introduce everyone else. Hahaha

 

NUMBER 2

#2

This is CC. I loved her outfit! Mitch’s camera wasn’t working until contestant #3 came along so I don’t have one with her jacket on. I found out that she is a performer (singer) here in Vegas and recently performed in Sun City! She is also a hairdresser and Pastor. BTW : All her dresses that she performs in…come from Savers.

 

NUMBER 3

#3

This is CC’s 85 year old mother! She was the oldest contestant walking the runway. She did FAB and that gown of hers was only $14.99!

 

NUMBER 4

#4 flowy

#4

You all remember my new friend and Youtuber, Makenna, right? This is what we found for her to wear when we went thrifting…for four hours!

#ImStillRecuperating

All that glamour…for only $19.99!

#SaversForTheWin

 

NUMBER 5

#5 bow

#5 back

#5 front

Remember my friend, Dee? We are in the Theatre group together here in Sun City. The crowd LOVED her! That top she has on? It’s from Melissa McCarthy’s clothing line. It is still selling online. Original price was $89.95. Savers price…$10.99.

 

NUMBER 6

#6

I was AMAZED to learn that she put together this entire outfit… in just TWENTY MINUTES!! How fab is that Talbot’s jacket?!!

 

NUMBER 7

#7

Amanda is a fashion blogger too and stole the show with the Ferragamo belt she found here at Savers for only $3.99!! After the show, a young man came up to me and asked if he could buy it!

#IwouldHaveBoughtItToo

 

NUMBER 8

#8

She definitely has her own style and was working that runway! I want that graphic tee and those shoes! Fun fact about her : She was one of the Artistic Directors for The Grateful Dead!!!

#OnlyInVegasWillYouMeetSuchFascinatingPeople

 

NUMBER 9

#9

It’s James Bond!

#NotReally

But he IS contestant #8’s husband! He looked very dashing in his ‘tux’ that he put together for under $30.00!

I have now successfully completed (and had SO much fun) emceeing an event and can cross it off my bucket list!

Now we wait, until August 17th to see who wins the title of :

Savers Most Fashionable Thrifter 2017!

Who do you think deserves the title? I’ve got my money on Number 2.

Let me know in the comments below who are YOUR top three vote getters!

It’s All in the Details

*If you live in Las Vegas, I have a special announcement for you at the end of this post.

 

What makes an article of clothing interesting? For me, it’s the details.

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This Vera Wang shirt has a lot going on and that’s what I like about it!

 

 

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It’s sheer, it has cut outs, it’s got a high/low hem AND it’s floral. Oh, and it was only $4.49.

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Can we take a moment and talk about my bag and shoes?

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I saved big time on both. Basket bags are a huge trend among all the fashion bloggers right now. This ‘basket weave’ clutch is MY interpretation of that trend. After using my senior discount and rewards at GW, this $9.99 clutch ended up costing me $2.28.

Denim shoes are trending now too, and these cute Guess denim espadrilles were a bargain for just $24.95 (after discounts) at DSW instead of the regular price of $44.95.

HOLD UP! Look what I just found, that was sitting on the floor of the office, full of gift wrapping supplies…

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OMG…I am totally on trend now!!

***SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT AND A VIDEO!!***

*If you live in Las Vegas I would love it if you would come out to Savers (8530 W. Lake Mead Blvd) on Thursday, August 10th at 2PM. I will be emceeing (and modeling in) their first ever runway show! It’s actually a contest where you, the public, vote for the winner. Besides being named “Savers Most Fashionable Thrifter 2017, first prize is a $100.00 Savers gift card. Ya’ll know that’s enough money to buy a whole new wardrobe!

ALSO…

I took my new friend, Makenna, who happens to be a YouTuber, to Savers to go thrift shopping for the very first time. Β Check out all the cute clothes we found. Be sure and subscribe to her channel!

Needless to say, she’s now hooked on thrifting.

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BTW : That Nanette Lepore skirt I found her, that she paid $3.50 for?

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Regular retail was $250.00.

That’s why people want to go thrifting with me.

#JustSayin

Cover of a Magazine

Who would have thought that just two years into our new life here in Sun City, that we would be on the cover of a magazine and be the featured article!

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#IDid Β  Β #BucketList

I’ve managed to meet/make connections/become friends with quite a few people over that short time span. One of them happens to be Larry Jones, the content coordinator of Living in the Sun Magazine, a local publication here in Sun City. He is also a well respected realtor AND a fabulous cook!

When my husband and I first met him, the first thing I told him is how he reminded me of my brother Derrick (who passed away in 2006 at age 52) in looks AND personality. Over the course of these past two years, we have run into Larry and his lovely wife, Wendy at various functions. In June, he sent me and email, saying that he wanted to feature us in the magazine. He thought we were an interesting couple.

#NoPressure

He had no idea what he was in for! Being a blogger, I am kinda, sorta, super picky about having control over my photos. Larry happens to be a professional photographer too, but that didn’t stop me from telling him what to do.

#SorryNotSorry

From the poses, to the fact that he chose to take photos outside…

#Wind

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My hair!!

 

I made suggestions (whined) the whole time but Larry took it in stride and the end results were fabulous!

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I LOVE this picture!

 

Here are a couple of shots that didn’t make the magazine.

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#GeeIWonderWhy

 

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BTW : I’m working on crossing yet another item off my bucket list…this week!

#WishMeLuck

Trading Labels

Happy Friday!

Today I thought I would share with you the place where I consign my clothing here in Las Vegas…

Trading Labels !

The owner, Natasha is FAB and so is her little dog, Truffles!

Last time I was there, instead of having her cut me a check, I used my consignment payout (which is a 50/50 split) to pick up this cute necklace!

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Old Navy ‘dress’

Can you see the difference between these two photos? The circular piece looks different depending on which side is showing. The photo on the right shows my favorite side because it has more visual interest.

 

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Next time you are in Vegas, be sure and check out Trading Labels.

There are fabulous items there at ALL price points!

These Shoes Though

OMG… check out my shoes!!

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I LOVE THEM!!

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My husband had a conference to attend on the Las Vegas Strip, so he left me to my own devices, for HOURS, at the Fashion Show Mall!

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That is where I scored these Steve Madden ‘Maddy shoes! When I say score, I mean it!!

Check out what they are currently selling for at Nordstrom. Can you read that, because I can’t. It says $69.95.

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Well, let me just tell you that I purchased MY pair at the Steve Madden store inside Fashion Show Mall. Why there? Because they offer a military discount. Plus, these shoes were on CLEARANCE!!!! I walked out the door paying just $26.95! I saved $43.00…which I then spent at ZARA. Hey, I’m a blogger…it’s a requirement that you have at least ONE item in your closet from there.

#NowIHaveThree

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I love what I paired my new FAVE shoes with, the first time out and about.

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My favorite pair of J Brand Jeans : $38.00 @ Buffalo Exchange and a cute Express top for $3.00!

Expect to see these shoes A LOT on my blog.

#DontSayYouWerentWarned Β πŸ˜‰