Archive for July, 2012
Thursday is the horizon to the weekend…it’s all downhill from here. Today is gloomy and overcast after last evening’s showers and thunderstorms that broke the heatwave. My goal this week was to wear a dress a day and barring any major downpours tomorrow I will have succeeded. I remember when girls/women only wore dresses and in Junior High I would hide pants under my skirts because my grandmother didn’t allow us to wear them. My sister and I had a job at Arthur Treachers Fish & Chips and we had to ask permission from our Pastor to wear the uniform because it had pants. Now here it is 37 years later and I prefer to wear dresses on the daily and hubby seems to enjoy it as well (side eye wink wink).
This Polka Dot dress was featured in my June post, here, but I decided to mix the polka dots with my green, patterned wedges from Ross.
WEEKEND IS COMING!
Today is Hazy Hot & Humid Hump Day. This morning the outside thermometer was reading 80 degrees before 8:00! Another excessive heat warning is in effect so stay cool, hydrated and please check on the elderly.
This dress has been in my closet for over 10 years and the side slits are high enough to make it cool and comfortable, but not too high so it can be worn to work on a day like today. The faux-suede, strappy sandals were purchased from AVON and the gold tone, gladiator style works well with tribal print in the dress.
Good Tuesday morning, the 2nd day of the 3rd heat wave of the year, so stay cool and hydrated and if you know any elderly please check in on them. Today I stepped out of my comfort zone and decided to mix patterns but only with the shoes. At first I was a little uneasy but it doesn’t look that bad, so next time I may try mixing other wardrobe pieces.
Floral Dress – Burlington Coat Factory // Stripped Wedge Shoes – Marshalls // Earring & Necklace Set – Jewelrymax.net // Rings and Bracelet – Jewlery box
I hope everyone had a fan-tab-u-lous weekend. Ours was uneventful and restful so now I am fully charged to begin a new work week. Last night we finally got some much needed rain and today the Lord has blessed up with a bright and sunny Monday!
Sundress – Goodwill// Shoes – Ross// Charm Bracelet – Jewelrymax.net// Ring- Payless// Earrings – Icings
Love my new beach bags from Avon.
Last week’s shopping trip to Super G, I saved $11.80 using coupons; store loyalty card and .05 for each reusable bag. Super G doubles coupons up to $1.00 and gives gas rewards at Shell Stations which is an additional incentive!
The total for these items was $25.23
Last week’s heat wave officially ended on Monday with temps only reaching 89 degrees, but today it’s expected to be 92 or higher. Last week my outfits were shorts, tanks and bathing suits but that’s not going to fly at work, so cotton is the perfect fabric to keep me cool in this weather. The sleeveless cotton shirt and skirt were thrifted from two different Goodwill stores earlier in the season.
Sandals – Avon// Butterfly Ring – JewelryMax.net// Bracelets and Earrings – Burlington Coat Factory
I found a few new items at Dollar Tree this morning:
- Whole Flaxseed which I love sprinkled on my salads and in my smoothies
- Hazelnut Spread, my son likes on Graham crackers
- White Tea with Pomegrante
- Herr’s Kettle Chips
- Sally Hansen French Manicure Set – it originally rang up $9.50, cashier stated that they sometime receive cosmetics that should have been sent to other discount stores, i.e. Big Lot and sold at a higher price
Great for pedicures
Today’s smoothie wasn’t as green as my outfit because I am low on spinach, I used blueberries, strawberries and non-fat yogurt and it was quite tasty. Today is Hump Day Wednesday and the week is dragging after last week’s short one but I am plowing through in anticipation of another great weekend.
Green Polka Dot Tank – Charmingly Linda’s Consignment Shop// White Belt – Goodwill// Black Maxi Skirt – closet staple// Neon Green & White Sandals – Rainbow Shops// Green Beaded and White Plastic Bracelets – Flea Market Vendor// Rhinestone Earrings and Ring – SamsBeauty.com
Gauchos have been referred to as “old lady capris”, but I consider them timeless wardrobe pieces. I own several pairs and love them because they can be worn during any season – winter with boots; spring with open toe shoes; summer with sandals; fall with tights and booties. Today I opted to wear with a double, bow back top, a tri-metal belt and metallic liz claiborne slides. Poison ivy has spread and I am trying hard to keep it away from my face, right now it just the arms and 1 leg..