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???

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Contestant #5

Machele

Machele

Head to toe : $46.00

Best find : Stuart Weitzman sandalsย  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 topย  $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

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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 youย  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

 

 

 

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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.

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.

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

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Any guesses why???

#JustLookAtTheTitleOfTodaysPost

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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.

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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

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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??!!

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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 thisย  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???

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