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You Choose the Shoes – Week 22

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Hello friends,

welcome to week 22 of “You Choose the Shoes“.  Next Saturday I begin the dreaded task of cleaning out closets, donating items that I no longer want or fit and of course changing out the summer shoes for fall and winter ones.  I have already started wearing a few pairs as evidenced by today’s contest, but before we begin, let’s see who last week’s winner was:

Ladies and Gentlemen, for the 2nd time this season, the DSW Polka Dot Peep Toes Win!!!!

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Thank you all for your votes and of course your comments, I always love reading what you have to say.  Now for this week the contest is between Suede and Snakeskin pumps, two of my favorite fall shoes.

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The Chinese Laundry Suede pumps are another purchase from DSW, and the faux Snakeskin pumps are from Target.  The leopard print insoles are from Dollar Tree. Chinese Laundry pumps

 

I purchased these Chinese Laundry pumps several years ago, I love the tie accent in the back.

Chinese Laundry Pumps

This skirt is from Spiegel and top was purchased from Marshall’s also several years ago.

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Pattern mixing with these faux Snakeskin pumps which were part of a major shoe haul from Target.

faux snakeskin pumps from Target

Okay, so which pair do you like better with the top, because the skirt is so neutral, any shoe would work with it.

Snakeskin purse from Miche' Shoemall.com
Will it be the Snakeskin, OR

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Will it be the suede?

This is an interchangeable Miche’ purse which I ordered from a rep at a holiday Open House a few years ago, as a matter of fact  most of my outfit is at least 2 years old.  I haven’t bought too many new items this year thanks to Malik’s High School graduation party and college tuitions!

Have you made a decision yet?

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Leave a comment below then hop over to check out MeAndMyMiniMe as she always has some great giveaways going on at her place.

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!

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I Got it @Goodwill

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!

 Today’s totally thrifted outfit with the exception of the shoes was purchased at Goodwill.  Each piece was purchased separately from a Goodwill store either in Middletown or Smyrna.

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 In my mind I saw this outfit fitting differently, but hubby said it looked okay, so I stayed with it.  The sweater, top, and skirt were $3.75 each but I bought them during the 20% off sale, paying only $3.00 each, and the belt was 80 cents.  #winning

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The suede pumps are Chinese Laundry, purchased from DSW, and off-black pantyhose from Walmart.

I thought about using a different style belt, however, it wasn’t until I got to work that I decided to change the way I wore the belt.  I put it around the top and not the sweater which made me feel and look less bulky.

What do  you think, which way would you have worn it?

After work I met up with one of the 2014 Goodwill Runway Show models and found these Nine West booties which now makes this outfit totally thrifted.

Goodwill thrift - totally

You never know what you might find at your local Goodwill, look what I saw before leaving.

LB's @ GW

Unfortunately, they were a size 7, too small for my feet and at $250.00, were too big for my purse.

Today I am linking up with Whitney Nic James for her Snow Day OOTD and ColorBlind Thrifters Anonymous pick of the week.

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!

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OOTD – The Posh.mina

Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday.

I hope you had a nice weekend and that your Monday was productive and stress free.

My weekend was nice starting with attending the C.O.D.E. Conference on Saturday, which was an awesome event for small business owners.  Does your city or state provide free conferences or seminars for the advancement of their small business owners?

Sunday I didn’t attend church instead lounged around getting some much needed R&R and then afternoon shopping with my son which was a rare treat for me, he’s at the age when being with mom is not cool.  I remember praying for a boy each time I was pregnant, but sometimes I wish I had a girl to shop with especially now that my grandmother is no longer with me.  She and I loved to hang out…shopping for bargains…eating out …laughing…just having fun…I really miss her, which is why I started blogging.

This morning I heard birds chirping and the weather has been so mild.  With little to no significant snow I’m hoping Mother Nature isn’t trying to lull us into a false sense of “it’s Spring”!  Remember the catch phrase, “it’s not nice to fool Mother Nature”, well I hope she reciprocates.

Today I am wearing the Posh.mina that I reviewed (here) last month and because it’s one of my favorite colors it will definitely become a closet staple in high rotation.

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Skirt – GW Boutique // Top – Boscov’s // Chinese Laundry Pumps // DSW

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The screen was purchased a few years ago from Pier 1

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Necklace – Flea Market Vendor // Coral Pearl Ring – Enjeanious By Rean // Earrings and Bracelets – Jewelrybox // Watch (large) – Avon // Watch (small) belonged to my grandmother and I wear it everyday

Linking up today with Style Statement Tuesday – hop over and meet a new blogger

Have a fantastical afternoon – Smooches!

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OOTD – Belt It Yay or Nay ?

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!

Now that the holidays are over and everyone is back to school and work we are now looking forward to the first major snow storm of the year.  If I had it my way it wouldn’t hit until late March and then a quick thaw straight to Spring!  I hope your Hump Day is progressing nicely and that you are not trying to cram 5 days of work into 3, but if you are, stop…take a deep breath and say,  “the weekend is almost here!”

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Belt or not?

I didn’t wear it to work because I felt it would take away from the necklace, what do you think?

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Sweater – closet staple // skirt – GW Boutique (Goodwill) // Chinese Laundry Suede Pumps – DSW  // Necklace – Flea Market Vendor // Snake Ring – Avon

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Linking up with Transatlantic Blonde – hop on over and meet a new blogger

What I wore Wednesday

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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OOTD – Thrifted & Target Tuesday

Hello friends and Happy Tuesday before Thanksgiving

Yesterday, after work I met with two representatives from The Money School of Delaware.  They had read my post, “From Purses to Portfolios” and were so impressed that they offered me an opportunity to create their blog as well as host various training webinars.  Attending events and writing about women’s issues mixed with the fashion and savings was exactly where I wanted to take this blog.  Now that this has come to fruition so quickly I want to thank God for I am truly blessed and look forward to working with some great people at The Money School.

I will keep you posted as to when it goes live because it will be separate from my dedivahdeals blog.

 

Blazer and Top – thrifted from GW Boutique (Goodwill) // Pencil Skirt – Target // Chinese Laundry Suede Pumps – DSW

 

Linking up with Frugal Living and More – hop on over to find some great deals & savings

 

 

HAVE A FANTABULOUS DAY – SMOOCHES!

 


OOTD – Thrifted & Target Tuesday

Hello friends and Happy Tuesday before Thanksgiving

Yesterday, after work I met with two representatives from The Money School of Delaware.  They had read my post, “From Purses to Portfolios” and were so impressed that they offered me an opportunity to create their blog as well as host various training webinars.  Attending events and writing about women’s issues mixed with the fashion and savings was exactly where I wanted to take this blog.  Now that this has come to fruition so quickly I want to thank God for I am truly blessed and look forward to working with some great people at The Money School.

I will keep you posted as to when it goes live because it will be separate from my dedivahdeals blog.

 

Blazer and Top – thrifted from GW Boutique (Goodwill) // Pencil Skirt – Target // Chinese Laundry Suede Pumps – DSW

 

Linking up with Frugal Living and More – hop on over to find some great deals & savings

 

 

HAVE A FANTABULOUS DAY – SMOOCHES!

 


OOTD – Suede Shoes and Skirt

Hello Friends and Happy Election Day 2012

The weekend was great and yesterday seemed to fly by so I didn’t get a chance to post Monday’s Outfit of the Day.  I am still praying for those affected by Hurricane Sandy as the temps are dropping with another storm predicted for tomorrow.

Yesterday was sunny but cold so I briefly ran out onto the back deck so my son could get these shots.  He starts working on the 14th so I need to learn how to use the tripod and timer on my camera – that is going to be fun.

 

Skirt – Goodwill// Top – Ross// Chinese Laundry Pumps – DSW

 

Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!


Saturday Shoe Shopping with Son – It's a Good Day

I woke up Saturday to “Mom…mom…mom” while being poked in the back….”mom mom are we still going shoe shopping? Oh yea, that got me up and going, it was music to my ears. He actually wanted new sneakers but shoe shopping in any shape, fashion or form is a good day. I had two DSW coupons for $25.00 off my next purchase as well as a balance on a gift card so that’s where we were headed but first we stopped at Burlington Coat Factory.  Malik is still on the Graduated License program for supervised driving so I was a passenger on this mission.

It’s a Good Day – my son is taking me shoe shopping!

He found a pair of Cadillac  sneakers for $25.00 (yea Malik) but also 2 jackets and a watch, me…nothing but pictures which I will post later. I’m not sure if they are pairing down the shoe department or waiting for the Fall collections, but they really didn’t have anything that called out “buy me buy me”.   The price of the sneakers and jackets wasn’t bad but the cashier asked if I would complete a phone survey, for which I would receive 20% off the highest priced item.  Sure,  so after completing the survey she re-rang one of the jackets saving me an additional $15.00.  It’s a a Good Day!

Cadillac Sneakers – $24.99

Jacket on clearance for $49.98, but got an additional $14.99 off – paid $34.99

Watch – $19.99

$39.99

Next we drove over to DSW, Malik didn’t find anything but I found a cute pair of Chinese Laundry suede pumps for less than $10.00! They were on clearance, 30% off $49.94,  and using my two coupons and gift card nothing came out of my wallet, Saturday Shoe Shopping with Son was a VERY good day!!

Clearance $49.94 plus 30% off plus $25 off coupons = $9.96 – used gift card – paid $0

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Saturday Shoe Shopping with Son – It’s a Good Day

I woke up Saturday to “Mom…mom…mom” while being poked in the back….”mom mom are we still going shoe shopping? Oh yea, that got me up and going, it was music to my ears. He actually wanted new sneakers but shoe shopping in any shape, fashion or form is a good day. I had two DSW coupons for $25.00 off my next purchase as well as a balance on a gift card so that’s where we were headed but first we stopped at Burlington Coat Factory.  Malik is still on the Graduated License program for supervised driving so I was a passenger on this mission.

It’s a Good Day – my son is taking me shoe shopping!

He found a pair of Cadillac  sneakers for $25.00 (yea Malik) but also 2 jackets and a watch, me…nothing but pictures which I will post later. I’m not sure if they are pairing down the shoe department or waiting for the Fall collections, but they really didn’t have anything that called out “buy me buy me”.   The price of the sneakers and jackets wasn’t bad but the cashier asked if I would complete a phone survey, for which I would receive 20% off the highest priced item.  Sure,  so after completing the survey she re-rang one of the jackets saving me an additional $15.00.  It’s a a Good Day!

Cadillac Sneakers – $24.99

Jacket on clearance for $49.98, but got an additional $14.99 off – paid $34.99

Watch – $19.99

$39.99

Next we drove over to DSW, Malik didn’t find anything but I found a cute pair of Chinese Laundry suede pumps for less than $10.00! They were on clearance, 30% off $49.94,  and using my two coupons and gift card nothing came out of my wallet, Saturday Shoe Shopping with Son was a VERY good day!!

Clearance $49.94 plus 30% off plus $25 off coupons = $9.96 – used gift card – paid $0

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