Bermuda Shorts

Happy Friday! ย Today I just wanted to share a quick post with a look I wore recently when I had lunch with a couple of girlfriends.

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Now, I have been struggling lately, with what length shorts I should be wearing. You know, because I’m not as young as I used to be.

#ThatsCodeForImOld

So, at the beginning of Summer, I headed off to my local Target to pick up some longer length shorts.

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O…MG, they were twenty bucks a pop! Does anyone else think that’s expensive, or is it just me? I’m not really loving them either. Maybe that’s why the $20.00 price tag is killin’ me.

On the other hand, the gold embossed leopard print Calvin Klein top that I scored for under five bucks…

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I’m loving!

Have a great weekend, my fab followers!!

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My Leopard Game is Strong

For a recent Sunday brunch, I finally got around to wearing this FAB leopard print top

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Kohl’s Brand top …$5.49

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I paired it with some Levi’s that I thrifted when I was living in Albuquerque, NM and blogging for Thrift Town thrift store.

#IWasTheirThriftyOverFiftyFashionBlogger

You can see some of my old posts HERE

It was a sweet gig because they paid for the clothes I picked out and also paid me to blog about them. I would still be doing it, but they don’t have any thrift stores here in Vegas.

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Back to my top…

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My sister likes to call tops with an elastic waistband ‘fat friendly’…

 

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and she would be correct!

 

 

Pom-Pom’s

Pom-pom’s are still a ‘thing’, right???

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Steve Madden pom-pom sandals

If it’s not, I’m bringing it back.

#ImJustSayin

If you haven’t already noticed in the majority of my posts, black is my preferred color of footwear. That whole ‘pop of color’ with the shoes…that’s not really my thing.

I decided to go out of my comfort zone when I came across these sandals on a recent shoe shopping trip.

#ISeemToHaveBeenDoingThatALotLately

Between them being on clearance and then scoring an additional military discount on top, these $50+ shoes cost me UNDER $18.00.

 

I wanted them to be the star of the outfit but in a subtle way, if that makes sense.

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I thought this simple pairing of jeans and a white blouse did the trick.

 

Can we talk about the blouse?

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This lightweight A.N.A. (JCP) white blouse was a FAB deal.

How good of a deal was it you ask?

A buck seventy.

Yeah, under $2.00…and it was new…with the $16.00 price tag still on it.

#OhioGoodwill

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I’m definitely going to get my money’s worth out of this one!

 

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INC Holographic Mini Bag : gift

 

Question of the day : What trend are you loving for Summer 2017?

A Day of Departures

No, I wasn’t actually going anywhere, like, on a plane, but today was a day of departing from the norm.

 

Departure #1 :

I’m wearing pink instead of my usual black.

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When I came across this Lily Pulitzer skirt while thrifting in Ohio and it was only $3.58…I thought I would give the color pink, a try.

 

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This skirt was SO hard for me to style! I finally decided to just put it with a basic white tee, of which I had none.

#ThatsNotTrueButItSureSeemedThatWayToMe

 

Departure #2 :

I shopped at Walmart for my basic white tee shirt.

#INeverShopForClothesAtWalmart

At $2.97 each, I bought one in black too.

 

Departure #3 :

I tied a knot in the tee shirt and…

it kinda looked cute.

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Departure #4 :

I switched out my everyday handbag, which I very rarely do.

#ImLazyLikeThat

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Which leads to my final departure of the day…

 

Departure #5 :

Agreeing to meet someone I have never met, at a bar, for a drink.

#SoundsLikeABlindDate

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Lisa, from Breath of Fresh Flair  was in town and reached out to me, in hopes of meeting me IRL.

#SheAssuredMeSheWasntAStalker

So of course I said YES!

We talked non-stop for two hours about all things blogging, thrifting, traveling and interior design.

Lisa is an amazing and talented interior designer and knows her way around a thrift store. Next time she’s in town, I know what we’ll be doing!

#Thrifting

Hurry back Lisa!

Question of the day : Do you ever depart from the norm?

 

 

 

 

Sports Bras and Chokers

It’s hot here in Vegas.

#ThatsAnUnderstatement

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So, the least amount of clothing that I can get away with wearing, out in public, the better!

I’m not 20 you know…or for that matter, 30, 40, or even 50.

Sigh…

#D@mnImOld

Wait! This just in :

My husband told me I look like I’m 39!

#AwwThanksHoney

#HesAKeeper

Sheer shirts are my go-to in these hot Summer months but I think you already knew that.

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Now, I usually wear this $2.50 top with a strapless bra AND a camisole.

#ImModestLikeThat

But THEN I thought to myself, why can’t I just wear a Sports bra? I bought some while I was in Ohio. This particular one was only $3.99.

No, I didn’t thrift it.

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I opted out of wearing a necklace because I thought the strap of this cute, thrifted, cross body bag was enough.

 

It was…until I got an email from Charming Charlie telling me about a sale.

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#MyChokerObsessionContinues

 

 

Question of the day :ย What jewelry trend are YOU obsessed with?

 

I’m #EXTRA

That’s right…I’m extra.

Not every day but I was on this particular day.

It started with my face.

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I used not one but TWO highlighters!

 

#ILikeToGetMyGlowOn

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That was just the beginning…

 

Check out this super cute dress.

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Lucky & Coco dress : thrifted

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So much cuteness for $7.79.

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I’ve had it for awhile. I kept waffling on whether or not it was too short for me.

I decided it wasn’t and wore it out and about with the hubby, along with a recent shoe purchase.

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These shoes are comfy and totally on trend.

 

First stop was Petsmart, to get Miss Oreo a bath. She was NOT happy.

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But I was!

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Or was I???

As it turns out, I wasn’t.

The material of the dress lends itself to clinging. I had feared that was the case, so I took precautions and sprayed the sh@t out of it with Static Guard.

Yeah, as soon as I got out of the car, the dress was like a second skin on my behind.

I was going to have Mitch take a photo.

#NobodyWantsToSeeThat

Along with the fact the Mitch ended up covered in dog hair, we had to go ALL.THE.WAY.BACK.HOME

#ItWasOnlyTenMinutes

…and change. Now, keep in mind, I always, ALWAYS plan my outfit the night before. I literally THREW this outfit together and I have to say, I like it!

I kept to the basics…black and white.

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While waiting for Miss Oreo, we hung out at a local casino, where I actually received a compliment on my outfit from a Millennial!

#HighPraiseAndMuchAppreciated

 

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Oh, I almost forgot to talk about my handbag! A gift from my youngest son that we scored while thrifting, the brand is Yoki (sold at Asos, I think) and was $9.99. That’s a tad pricey, but I liked the snake head clasp.

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At first, my son thought that we had found THIS bag and he was kind of freaking out…

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Yoki did a pretty good knock-off, don’t you think?

 

It can be worn several ways, including cross body.

 

 

 

 

By the time we got back home with a clean Miss Oreo…

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I was EXHAUSTED!

 

#BeingExtraIsHARD

 

Question of the day : Are you #Extra? Come on now, I can’t be the only one!

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Sheer Palazzo Pants

“I’m not really crazy about those pants. I can see right through them.” said that husband of mine. I’m like…there are shorts attached underneath, all you can see are my legs.

#Men

Look honey, the shorts come down to here

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#ToldYa

I’m a fan of palazzo pants.

I’m an even bigger fan when they only cost $2.50.

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Stella Laguna Beach Palazzo Pants

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I think these are the coolest pants ever…and the fact that they are the perfect length for my 5’3″ body is unbelievable!

You know what else is unbelievable?

The fact that this Chico’s Travelers top was brand new with the tag and I scored it for FIVE BUCKS!

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Calvin Kein mini clutch $13.99 @Uptown Cheapskate

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Can we take a moment and talk about this #BeyondFab necklace?!

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I went to a “craft” show at a local casino and came across a table full of the most beautiful jewelry.

Recycled Chic (Henderson, NV) is “One-of-a-kind statement jewelry” that is made from…you guessed it…recycled materials!

I loved everything she had but finally settled on this one. She was asking $45.00 for it, but I politely asked if she would take $40.00 and she did. It was well worth every penny.

#LoveIt

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I think it really completes the look.

Oh, getting back to the pants…

after seeing them on me and photographing them, my husband all of a sudden changed his mind.

 

#Men

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Question of the day : Has your husband ever changed his mind about an article of clothing, once he has seen it on you?