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.

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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!

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.

 

 

 

 

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