That Wind Though

The wind here in Vegas is unreal! Worse than any other place I have lived.

BUT because of that wind, I was able to wear THIS sweater!

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I thought for sure, that I wouldn’t be wearing this until December, but those strong winds brought in some cold air, so I jumped at the chance to wear it!

Yes, the arms are BEYOND super long, but I’m okay with that.

I’m diggin’ the sloppy, oversized vibes…

and the color!

 

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I finished off the look with this Express necklace ($2.98) and to that, I attached a sunflower brooch that I scored at an estate sale for $1.00.

 

Not a bad look for under ten bucks!

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This is What 92 Looks Like

A couple of weeks ago my fab MIL turned 92!

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She doesn’t look a day over 75!

#NoSheHasNotHadAnyWorkDone

 

To celebrate, we went to a casual lunch here in Vegas.

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But if you know my MIL, her version of dressing is rarely ‘casual’.

She happens to be wearing her new Talbot’s sweater and bracelet. Talbot’s is her go-to place for clothes. Her birthday is the one time of the year that she does not look at the price and just buys what she likes. The rest of the year, she is a bargain shopper.

#MyKindOfShopper

 

Here is my fashionista MIL  on her 90th birthday.

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This birthday was a fancy dinner celebration.

 

While at lunch, I asked my MIL what the secret was to looking so young.

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Her answer?

Eat a lot of lettuce!

#GoodAdvice

Quick note about my outfit.

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This Rafaella animal print top with leather trim…

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was a find from the Salvation Army in Ohio. The cost? $7.99

BTW: it was MIL approved!

 

But wait, there’s more!

Here’s another photo of Harriet taken yesterday. Every Sunday we Brunch and this was her OOTD.

I told her to strike a pose.

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She never disappoints!

 

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%!

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!

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?

 

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

😉