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You Choose the Shoes Episode 2

Hello friends, I trust you have been enjoying these beautifully longer days and the nice warmer evenings.  I am so glad to be able to put away the tights and boots in exchange for the bare legs and sandals, so this week’s outfit was perfect for these two contenders.  

(Note at the time of this writing it was warm, however, Sunday there was a blast of cold and strong winter-like winds!)

peep toe beige Christian Siriano from Payless  If you have followed my advice and checked out a recent Avon Catalog then you would know that this dress and beige sandals are both Avon products – look out for an upcoming Avon Spring Fragrance Giveway coming soon!

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I love the look of this outfit and am wearing it just as advertised in the Avon Catalog, hubby said it was too short to wear without the leggings but I am not sure if I totally agree.  

However, there’s nothing worse than trying to sit in a too short dress or skirt and having to pull it down to keep the thighs covered.  I have watched Wendy Williams try and fail at her many attempts.  

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The necklace and matching bracelet are also from Avon – they have some of the nicest accessories and being a Rep keeps my profits low but my jewelry box full.

The Black Sandals are Christian Siriano for Payless and are also cute and comfy. #dontsleeponPayless

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The White House Black Market purse was thrifted from Goodwill and can be worn as a clutch or as a Crossbody bag which I prefer when heading to work.  

Oh by the way, the leggings were also thrifted new from Goodwill.

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Thank you all for your comments and compliments on last month’s You Choose the Shoes episode, I am glad that you have enjoyed the series.  Speaking of which, the most popular shoe were the blue ones, even though it was almost a tie.

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Okay, now, which pair would you have worn with this Casual Friday outfit?

Avon Beige Sandals black sandals from Payless

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Hello friends, guess what…it’s time for a new season of

You Choose The Shoes” 

Now most of you know that I am in the process of de-cluttering in order to downsize the house so we can move to a 55+ community.  However, my closets are the hardest to keep organized because they are overflowing with shoes, purses and clothes, but I am biting the bullet and have been donating with a vengeance. 

As a matter of the fact at the time of this reading, these beige pumps will have been donated to my local Goodwill.

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The funny thing is, these pumps were thrifted a few years ago from the Salvation Army Family Store and were a closet staple, but the back of the beige ones got a little messed up so it was time to get rid of them.  At first I was going to put them in one of those metal bins on the side of the road but wasn’t  sure where the shoes are sent.

Do you know who collects them and where they are sent?

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Well anywho, back to these shoes, I think they both look great with the dress also thrifted and purse but I need you to tell me which color you would have worn with this outfit.

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Leave a comment below with your choice for which pair I should have worn with this dress to work and the results will be tallied and posted in the next “YCTS” post. 


Oh and if you know anything about those metal bins on the side of the road I would appreciate the information.

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You Choose the Shoes – Season 2 – Episode 13

You Choose the Shoes – Episode 13

Can you believe that it’s August and it’s almost time for “Back to SchoolBack to College”?  I have two sons returning to college, one will be at home and the other one away, but it still seems like the summer flew by.

I just found more summer totes and purses under my bed!  I have so many more pairs of summer shoes to wear – where did the time go – I am not ready for the warm weather to end!  

I am not going to fret, but I may have to double up on the “You Choose the Shoes” episodes!

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Both of my sons are working, so back to college shopping won’t break my budget this year – thank you Amazon Fulfillment Center and UDairy Creamery!  

Malik has bought most of his “wants”, so we just have to hit the store for a few of his needs, ie. laundry detergent and sheets but not too much since he has most of what he needs from last year.  

I will however, be hitting up Family Dollar for his health and toiletry products because they have a large assortment of name brand items for low prices.  Check out next week’s post to see what I purchased.

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This week’s contenders are both cutout wedges – yellow verses white.  If you remember, I also have the first pair in Pink, and I will try to wear them before the end of the month in an OOTD.

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I love wearing wedge heels as opposed to kitten or high heels because they give more support and makes walking a little easier.

 What is your favorite style of shoe? 

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 If you didn’t realized it by now, this just happens to be one of my favorite thrifted dresses not only because of how it fits but because of all the great colors!

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So which one will it be – the white wedges….or

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the yellow wedges?  

Thank you all for your votes in Week 12, the winner was the solid red pair.


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You Choose the Shoes ~ Season 2 ~ Episode 12

Hello friends and welcome to another episode of You Choose the Shoes. Today’s outfit was for a casual Friday as you know I don’t normally wear pants to work. These black and white ones were purchased from Walmart #WearWalmart and the sleeveless top was a purchase from either TJMaxx or Ross.

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The contenders for this week are Red & White Gingham versus the Simply Red wedges both of which are from Payless.

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The bracelet is Old Navy, statement necklace, Walmart and watch from Avon. Which pair do you like better with the printed pants, the pattern or is that too busy?

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Perhaps the pop of brighter red looked better?

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What do you think?  

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Thanks for all the votes from last week and for the first time it was a tie!

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I hope your day is as beautiful as you are!

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You Choose the Shoes Season 2 ~ Week 11



Hello friends and welcome to You Choose the Shoes – Week 11

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Do you remember the blog post that I wrote for the blog featuring this outfit, if not, click here to read it.

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This week it’s flats versus straps.

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The white strappy heels were purchased last season from Rainbow Shops and the flats are this season’s purchase from Payless.  You guys know I have a lot of shoes, and I have finally begun to purge some of them.  I can’t believe that I only work 1/4 of my winter shoes – ridiculous!


The statement necklace is Walmart and bracelet from Old Navy.

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So will it be the strappy white sandals or the blue flats for this outfit?

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Thank you for the votes last week, the winner was:


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You Choose the Shoes Season 2 – Episode 10

Hello friends and welcome to You Choose the Shoes Season 2 – Episode 10


Last month before we left for vacation hubby and I shot two sets of You Choose the shoes episodes and so we will begin this week with the flats verses wedges.

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I love this maxi skirt and striped tank which were both purchased from Walmart and I bet by now are on the clearance racks.  So if you are looking to add to your summer wardrobe, may I suggest you head over there with a quickness.

Now take a look at the outfit and let me know which pair of shoes you would have chosen to wear with it.

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The belt is a thrifted find from Goodwill and I think the necklace is also from Walmart.  #WearWalmart

The flats are from Rainbow Shops and the wedges were purchased years ago from Kmart. Right now both of these stores are having great clearance sales so you can really dress for less!

What do you think, I know it should be about comfort but believe it or not, the wedges are more comfortable than the flats, however, when it comes to driving, it’s better to wear flats.

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Take one more look at both and let me know which pair you would have chosen for this outfit.

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I hope your day is as beautiful as you are!

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You Choose the Shoes ~ Season 2 ~ Week 9

You Choose the Shoes ~ Season 2 ~ Week 9

Hello friends and welcome to the last #YCTS in May, where in the heck did the month go? Time is flying but I did get a change to go through the shoes in my bedroom closet. Maybe next weekend I’ll get to the ones in the guest bedroom.

I donated several pairs of winter shoes and boots that I hadn’t even looked at in years and am pretty sure I will do the same with the spring/summer styles.

This week it’s Black Patent Leather Sandals versus Red Studded sandals.

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Yesterday’s post was about wearing sleeveless after 50 and so you can see that I don’t have a problem doing so.

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I can’t remember where I purchased this top but the skirt is Boscov’s and the clutch is Rainbow Shops.

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The black patent leather sandals are one of my favorites by Jessica Simpson.

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The red sandals I think were purchased at Rugged Wearhouse. I added another pop of red with the bracelet from Old Navy.  Check out the big butterfly ring from

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Okay, so which pair of shoes would you have chosen for this outfit?

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I will be skipping the next two Thursdays as I prepare for and then be on vacation!

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There weren’t many votes from last week and it was almost a tie, but the winners were the pumps.

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I hope your day is as beautiful as you are!

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You Choose the Shoes ~ Season 2 ~ Week 8

Hello friends and welcome to week 8 of “You Choose the Shoes”


Last week I actually did try to rearrange my closet, pulling out the winter wear in exchange for the Spring and Summer shoes, but I didn’t get too far.  Hopefully, on Monday, Memorial Day I will get it all done.  


Before we begin, I would like to ask for your prayers as we say goodbye and prepare to bury yet another cousin on Saturday who lost her battle with breast cancer #ihatecancer   

Our cousin Renee’ was a beautiful, kind, loving and spiritual woman and I know she is looking over us all.  I am going to dedicate a separate post to her once all is said in done, because I want to honor her husband and children as well.

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This week’s contenders are Patent Leather wedges – versus- Patent Leather pumps

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I remember wearing, and as a matter of fact I still have a pair of my patent leather Easter shoes from childhood.  They were the squeakiest shoes ever made but when you shined them with Vaseline…watch out world…you were as sharp as a tack!


This is one of my favorite dresses, I purchased it for Tayair’s High School graduation in 2010.  The purse is a recent purchase from Walmart #WearWalmart  Speaking of Walmart, did you see my spread on their website…I’m in my “big girl panties” – click the picture in the sidebar to be taken to the advertisement and video.  I am still in amazement of it all!

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Okay, back to the shoes, the patent leather wedges were thrifted from Goodwill and the pumps are Mossimo via Target.  As you can see, hubby was at it again…

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The bracelet was purchased from a Clair’s in the mall and the necklace was a gift from hubby.

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So which pair works better with this outfit?

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Thank you all for voting last week…and the winners were….the granny booties!



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I hope your day is as beautiful as you are!

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You Choose the Shoes – Season 2 ~ Week 7

Hello friends and welcome to another week of “You Choose the Shoes”  I didn’t pull out all of my spring and summer shoes last weekend, but I did add to the collection, so look out for some new contenders.  In the meantime, let’s check out these oldies but goodies.

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It’s another week of peep toe versus closed toe, and speaking of toes, hubby gave me a gift card to Sunlight Salon so soon I’ll be getting my seasonal pedicure!

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I kinda like these “granny boot” peep toes and the color can be worn with a lot of different outfits, however, I chose to go with this neutral color skirt from Spiegel.

You choose the shoes Of course, snakeskin is also considered a neutral color and it should be treated as such.  Now that I am looking at all the accessories, I’m thinking…”what was I thinking…”

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Hubby was messing with me on this Monday morning, as you can see from the next picture.

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Okay, so which one did you choose, the peep toes from Kmart or the Snakeskin from Target?

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See I told you…and thank you all for voting in last week’s contest…the winner was…

Winner Week 6

Have you started wearing your summer sandals?  

I hope your day is as beautiful as you!

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You Choose the Shoes – Season 2 – Week 6

Hello friends and welcome to You Choose the Shoes Season 2 ~ Week 6

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Thank you all for your kind words and suggestions regarding my leg, unfortunately there is still a scar which I doubt will ever heal.  Thank God is didn’t blister, but the next time, if there is a next time, I’m just going to let the pan fall onto the floor!

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This week will be open toe versus closed toe.  The weather is finally where it should be so this weekend, I will be pulling out the Spring and Summer shoes so we can get this contest rocking and rolling.

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The cloth open-toe pumps are Rocket Dogg from The Shoe Dept and these patent leather pumps are Mossimo from Target.

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Believe it or not I almost forgot about this weekly feature…not because I wanted to but because I launched a new blog, Blogging with Blake and have been trying to get it up and running along with a vlogging series.  Do ya think I have enough time in a day?  


If you follow me on instagram you know we took a road trip to Virginia Beach and welcomed a new cousin into the world, I can’t wait to tell you all about our trip and the rental car from Enterprise!

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So which pair do you think looks better, the closed toe pumps…..or…

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The open toe pumps?

Thank you all for voting last week…and the winner was…

Week 6 Winner



I hope your day is as beautiful as you are!

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