I go to local thrift stores (primarily non-profit) and usually bring home a large quantity of department store and designer clothing and shoes by spending only $30-$45 and a few hours looking for fashion items to be worn with my existing wardrobe.

The goal is to is to inform women of the fashion affordability of shopping at thrift stores, the benefit of donating, and how these organizations help disadvantaged, recovering and abused men, women and children.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Fashion Mantra 23

A tattoo at 50 is okay but know which one, where, and why.

THE BIG QUESTION IS: how's it going to look on skin that may sag, bloat, spread, get brown spots, or wrinkle with age and weight fluctuations? Skip your arms, back, legs, thighs, tummy, and derriere. Slim, bony spots like your wrists, ankles, or tops of your feet are better choices. It's better to opt for a graceful and small tattoo, and make sure it's done by an authorized pro.

A Wonderful Surprise

I went to visit my brother a couple weeks ago to drop off some paperwork. I hardly ever see my sister-in-law because she works long hours. Fortunately for me, she was there. She hugged me and said "I have something for you". She walked out with a brand new Michael Kors handbag and gave it to me. When I saw the price tag on it I was speechless. The MSRP was $398.00 and she was giving this to me??? She explained how she ended up buying a couple of purses, and decided to pass one on to me. Of course, I happily accepted!

This is a wonderful early birthday present!
I've always said that I rely on the kindness of others...
Although they live literally 12 minutes away from me, I don't visit them often...perhaps I need to change that :-)

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Fashion Mantra 22

Stop trying to erase the character out of your looks...

by correcting the very things that give you individuality! (especially if you are over 40)

I just wanted bananas!

Yesterday, after I spent the morning at Lovelady Thrift for their 50% off sale, I went to Walmart for some bananas and found this...

I forgot the bananas!

I Found a Goldmine!

Last night I had to find pieces to donate because earlier in the day I went to Lovelady Thrift store for their 50% off sale. I wanted to look - but not buy anything. Unfortunately/Fortunately - I found some great pieces.

For $58.16, I bought...

1 Pair of pants
1 Shirt
1 Denim Culotte
2 Jackets
2 Skirts
2 Tops
2 Pairs of jeans
4 Sweaters

Also included in that price was a phone/MP3 docking station alarm clock and 2 bike helmets (had a couple of close tornadoes recently and was advised to buy helmets to protect our heads from possible falling debris).

This is actually an outfit. These Gloria Vanderbilt jeans still had the tags. The sweater is Talbots.

The black denim jacket still had the tags on them. The cowl sweater looks much better on than in the picture.

The v-neck knit pull-over sweater (L) and the Forever 21 red skirt will be an outfit.

The culottes will look so cute with some wedge boots - very 70s!

The oatmeal colored sweater is from the Gap. I can see myself wearing it with the black jeans I bought.