Trend Alert : Rainbow Stripes

Rainbow stripes are a HUGE trend for Spring/Summer 2018, so you can imagine how happy I was when I came across this dress while thrifting at my fave Summerlin Savers!

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Not only was it on trend, it was also the perfect dress to wear for Cinco de Mayo!

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The price for it came in at $6.99. That’s after my 30% off, senior discount.

 

I thought it was the perfect dress to pair with my SMILE cross body/clutch bag that I scored for $4.98 from the Charleston Outlet.

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BUT…

 

things are not always what they seem. As my husband was taking these photos, he noticed two spots on the side of the dress, towards the back, that were discolored.

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Can you see it? It’s right below my hand with the bracelets.

Sigh.

Needless to say, I did not end up wearing this to the Cinco de Mayo festivities here in Sun City.

I resorted back to my usual black.

😦

 

 

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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

😉

 

 

 

Dark Florals

I have had this thrifted, Jones New York dark floral dress hanging in my closet for over a year.

I have no idea how much I paid or which thrift store I bought it at.

#OldPeopleProblems

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Umm…

I seem to be buying a LOT of this brand…

and I seem to be buying a LOT of clothes that are green.

What’s up with that?

 

Anyway, it was really too tight to button and wear as a dress so I treated it as a ‘jacket’.

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Do you do that too?

 

Two for One

No, I’m not talking about a two-for-one at the buffet.

#IWish

😉

I’m talking about a two-for-one item of clothing!!

#YesReally

Check out this Chanel type blazer/jacket that I scored for $10 at a local Dress for Success sale almost two years ago and finally got around to wearing.

It’s reversible!!

 

Side one:

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Side two:

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Which side is your favorite?

Not My Vibe

When I came across this Vibe Sportswear dress ($4.19) at the GW, I thought it was totally my vibe.

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After all, it combined leopard print, snake print and roses.

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And I couldn’t beat the price!

 

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But this dress never left the house because in real life…

it was not flattering on me at all.

Sigh.

 

Style Inspo

Happy Monday!

Thought I would share a recent look that was inspired by one of my favorite bloggers.
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Hi Sugarplum has a relatable, easy to recreate style.

 

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Levi’s Jacket : thrifted

 

 

I already had everything in my closet to recreate this look.

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That comes as no surprise, doesn’t it?!

😉

 

Casual Friday

I’ve never worked in a job where there was a ‘Casual Friday’ because everyday was casual.

But I always dressed up because that is what I like to do.

When I came across this Penda hoodie ($4.95) …

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I decided to give the whole ‘Casual Friday’ a try.

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You know what I decided?

I decided that I’m a fan of casual Friday…

Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday…

you get the drift.  😉

Have a great weekend!