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They were so nice that I wore them twice…as a matter of fact, I think I have worn them more than twice since the last “You Choose The Shoes” episode. I just love the black and white print with the solid yellow heel and pairing them with this red dress which is also from Avon was a great match.
However, don’t let me muddy the waters because the other shoes which have a floral print are just as nice so you be the judge.
Once again I chose to highlight the yellow heels with a yellow purse, this one was purchased from Kohl’s last season. I then decided to change it up with a black clutch purse from The Rainbow Shop.
The dress has a cinched waist so it’s a bit more flattering and less clingy. The accessories for this outfit is a Goldtone coin necklace and an over sized multicolored bracelet to coordinate with the floral pink heels…that’s if I chose to wear them.
So what do you think, which pair would you have chosen to wear with this dress? I was thinking that maybe the chunky heels were too over powering but it seems as though chunky heels are back in fashion for the season and can be worn with any outfit.
Thank you to all who voted last month in the “You Choose the Shoes” episode #4. The overwhelming majority chose the Avon print so perhaps they will win again…let’s see how they fair this month.
Hello friends, are you ready – this is it – the first official weekend of the summer – woohoo. The sun is shining, the temps are rising and I am ready to be outdoors until late into the evening.
This afternoon we will be heading over to the Bob Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware to see our son graduate from the CLSC Program and I am so excited!!!
CLSC stands for Career and Life Studies Certificate. CLSC is a two-year, nonresidential certificate program at the University of Delaware for students with intellectual disabilities (ID). CLSC provides integrated academic, career/technical and independent living instruction in preparation for gainful employment. CLSC students attend classes, participate in internships and work experiences, and engage in all aspects of campus life.
Keep an eye out on my Instagram and Facebook pages to see our smiling faces! Speaking of which, if you saw the pic of my #OOTD on Monday you would have known that I wore white shoes and carried a white purse which according to old fashion rules is a no-no!
Do you still adhere to the “no white before Memorial Day” rule – or is it alright to wear white right after Easter? This skirt is a recent purchase from Ross and initially I was going to pair it with a different top, but with all the rain we had this month I decided to wear it instead with a crisp white shirt.
Then after looking deeper into my closet, I said, hey what the heck and grabbed these white sandals and purse. I was comfy all day and with just a few pops of orange this outfit really made the start of my week less dreary.
So are you ready, will you be heading to the beach or the shore or just hanging at home with family and friends? Whatever, you decide to do – be safe and have fun.
Hello friends and welcome to another episode of You Choose the Shoes. It has been exactly one month since the last feature but as I previously stated, things have gotten a lot more busier with ABlake Enterprises so #YCTS will become a once per month post.
With this outfit I am featuring an “oldie but goodie” pair of slip-ons by Jessica Simpson and a new pair from Avon which I think you may like.
It was a sunny Sunday early in April so my son and I decided to drive the Kia Sorento that I was reviewing from DriveShop through town. He actually didn’t want to hang out with his mother, but obliged me if only for an hour. Hubby took these pictures before we left and then he and I headed out for part of the day.
The yellow tote is also from Avon and the Statement Necklace was purchased from Walmart.
Speaking of Avon, I received an email from them wishing me a Happy 6th Anniversary, however, it has definitely been longer than 6 years because I remember that I started selling in the early 2000’s, but according to their records it has only been 6 years.
Anywho, since I don’t have many customers and don’t make a profit I guess it doesn’t matter how many years I have been with Avon. I do however, like buying Avon’s clothing, shoes and accessories so I will stick around for at least another 6 years.
What do you think of my latest purchase?
I should do more pattern mixing but am not very comfortable in doing so, however, I think this worked, what do you think?
Okay, which pair of shoes do you like with this maxi skirt?
The most popular pair from last month were the strappy sandals.
Hello friends and welcome back to another episode of You Choose the Shoes. You have probably noticed by now that these posts are no longer being done weekly. I have been attending so many wonderful events in the state of Delaware that I wanted to showcase them first therefore, the fashion after fifty posts have taken a backseat on the blog.
I have also begun to pick up more clients for ABlake Enterprises so even my weekly posts on DeDivahDeals might begin to dwindle, but never fear, I will not abandon it totally!
Now on to this week’s contenders.
With this multi-color faux wrap dress, which you may remember from previous posts was thrifted from Goodwill and is definitely an easy breezy go-to dress for work.
I checked my shoe closet and decided on these two pairs so let me know which one you would have worn with the dress and also which purse.
It’s finally warm enough to keep the toes out so you know what that means…pedicure time! I have found a great mobile hair salon, and if you haven’t seen my interview video with Stephen Wilkerson, owner of SoZo Signature Mobile Salon, click on this link to check it out.
The mobile hair salon is a great idea for Weddings, Anniversaries, Proms, Quinceanera or just for a Girl’s Night Out. Check out their Facebook page and be on the lookout for some exciting events including giveaway packages and contests coming very soon.
Okay, which pair did you choose?
The most popular choice for YCTS #2 were:
IT WAS A TIE!
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.
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?
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.
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.
I don’t care what that little Punxsutawney Phil saw or didn’t see on Groundhog Day! I honestly don’t think that we have seen the last of the cold weather nor the last of the snow. These pictures were taken a few days after the 2016 Blizzard. However, none of that matters because I am prepared for whatever the winter brings with my over-the-knee suede boots!
I recently read an article about women over 50 wearing over-the knee boots – should they or shouldn’t they. Well you know me, my answer is definitely YES!
Whether you wear them with a dress like this one from Avon or over jeans and pants, I think they are a great look in the winter.
I of course will wear a sweater or blazer just in case I need to stay toasty in the office but menopause most likely will prevent that!
Can you believe that Avon is over 130 years? You really need to check out a catalog to see some of the other great clothes and accessories that they have.
The purse/tote was thrifted from Goodwill last year and it’s the perfect size to carry all my essentials as well as my Tablet.
These accessories are my Avon Bling – remember when I featured them in this New Year’s Eve post?
Okay it’s your chance to chime in, what do you think, yay or nay for over-the-knee boots if you are over the age of fifty?
You know, I should have taken offense to the guy at work who said I looked like a Construction Cone…no, he didn’t really say that but I know he was thinking it. Didn’t matter because I love this colorful vest from Old Navy and chose to wear it to brighten up a cold wintry day.
A few weeks before the Blizzard of 2016 made an appearance I was still wearing dresses and skirts to work, but I think I’ll stick with pants and sweaters for a few weeks or until the first signs of spring appear.
This work outfit is basic with a grey skirt thrifted from Goodwill, turtleneck from Walmart and the vest from Old Navy. Black tights and my suede booties from The Shoe Dept completed it.
You may recognize the Statement Necklace from Walmart and the multi-color bracelet I think was purchased from Burlington Coat Factory.
How do you brighten up an outfit on a cold or dreary day?
In Style with Avon Activewear
I am loving this unseasonably warm weather because we all know that it’s just a matter of time, a few weeks from now when the first snow flakes will begin to descend, but until then, I am wearing short sleeves!
This outfit is a recent Avon Insider purchase and it will be available in Campaign 2, next month in 2016. Wow, 2016…where did the year go?
The Serene Lounge Set is a relaxed-fit lounge outfit with ribbed collar and kangaroo pocket. The comfy pants have drawstring and an elastic waistband, as well as pockets. Made of Polyester/viscose/and spandex, is machine washable and dry and is $39.99.
This 2 piece set is perfect to not only lounge around the house after church as seen here or for a casual weekend run-around-town outfit. It would also be great to wear while you’re traveling whether it’s by train, plane or automobile. It can be dressed it up with a pair of booties and oversized jewelry or just kept comfy with simple jewelry and sneakers.
On Sunday, hubby felt well enough to take these pictures so I took full advantage of it and decided to play around with this “in style” with “InStyle” photo shoot. I just love seeing Viola Davis on the cover of the January issue, do you watch her in “How to Get Away with Murder?”
Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? Believe it or not, I haven’t even started, but my sons are older and don’t really need anything so I can hit the stores this weekend to pick up a few “stocking stuffers”.
Although it’s too late to order and have it shipped to arrive by Christmas, take a look at the latest Avon catalog for fresh looks in makeup, jewelry and more for the New Year.
DISCLOSURE: I am an Independent Sales Rep for Avon so if you place an order via this link, I will receive a percentage of the sale but it will not increase your cost.
Although I am not quite ready to start wearing boots full time because it makes me think about snow, I did however, wear a pair last week. I also wore my little black suede booties which I prefer because they are uber cute and comfortable.
This colorful striped dress was thrifted from Goodwill and not only do I love the wonderful colors but also that it is forgiving. It hugs where it’s supposed to and it’s loose where it needs to be!
I chose to wear a multi color bracelet but now that I see this pic, it appears lost!
Pencil skirts and short sleeves are my go-to outfits for work. I do not like to be overheated and I would rather wear short sleeves under a sweater or blazer and you ladies of a particular age know exactly what I mean. #menopause
I normally wear silver tone jewelry with black so with this outfit I have on silver hoop earrings, multi-strand silver tone necklace, silver cuff bracelet and zebra stripped silver ring and watch.
Next week I will be wearing my blue suede booties of which I have two different pairs so stay tuned for those outfits of the day.
How about you, what do you like better, over the knee boots or do you prefer to wear booties?
Happy Thanksgiving – eat, drink and be merry!!!
The calendar may have said November, but earlier in the month Mother Nature had some major hot flashes. Two weeks ago the temps were in the high 70’s breaking all sorts of records, but finally the Autumn weather has settled in here in the Mid Atlantic area.
As previously stated, the only thing I really liked about Daylight Saving Time was having a brighter morning to photograph OOTD pictures. However, depending on the time, some mornings the sunshine can be intense and overwhelming as you can plainly see from this picture.
I think I may have also mentioned in previous posts that I prepare my outfits for the entire week on Sunday nights, undoubtedly I must have missed the weather forecast for this week when I chose to wear this particular outfit. It was however comfortable despite the temps nearing almost 80 degrees!
Long sleeves and cowl neck shirts are my favorites especially paired with pencil skirts and this one was purchased a few seasons back from JCPenney. Ever since they closed the store in the Exton Square Mall which was very convenient to shop at during my lunch hour, I haven’t had an opportunity to visit any the other locations. I had always loved their clearance racks and they always had the cutest pencil skirts out of all the other retailers that I have shopped.
These shoes were purchased from Ross, my “Betty Boop” shoes as I like to call them are quite comfortable because of the platform. The scarf was purchased from Avon and it makes a great “mix and match” print when paired with the skirt – what do you think? The other accessories are silver tone which I normally pair with black and white outfits.
Soon it will be time to bring out the big and bulky sweaters of which I recently thrifted a few at the local Goodwill store in West Chester. When you get a chance, go check out the mini haul video on my YouTube channel and let me know what you think.
Have you started your holiday shopping yet, if not, check out the latest Avon catalog for some great holiday gift ideas!