Posts Tagged ‘Newark DE’
Hello friends, I hope you had a nice weekend and was able to do something special with the extra hour on Sunday.
As you know, I’ve been on a mini self-imposed shopping freeze so I didn’t need to…but I wanted to…therefore, I did! I thawed the freeze just a bit and this is the result of a mini thrifted haul from GW Boutique in Newark! It was my first time at this location on the campus of The University of Delaware, but it definitely will not be my last.
You can never have too many skirts!
I am a proud, card carrying Goodwill VIP
This thrifted haul cost less than $20 and it even included a Graduation Gown that my son wore to a Halloween party last weekend
(he better be wearing a real one in May!)
I love love love this Talbots Floral Skirt – $3.75
J Crew Grey Skirt Skirt – $3.75
JCPenney Worthington Suede Maxi Skirt – $3.75
You know I couldn’t pass on these polka dot capris – $3.75
What do you think?
Have you done any Fall thrifting?
Linking up today with Thrifters Anonymous so come on over and meet some other great thriftanistas.
Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!
Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!
I was recently featured on the website “Fabulous After 40”, and chosen as “Glam Gal of the Week”, (click the link to read in case you missed it.)
I was also selected along with two other ladies who we weren’t afraid to wear the color red after the age of 40. The red sheath dress that I was wearing was received from eShakti as a product review. Sheath dresses are my favorite styles and even with the the change in weather they will remain forefront in my closet.
In today’s outfit I am wearing a color blocked sleeveless sheath dress from Avon. I gave the outfit an edgier look with the pleather jacket thrifted from GW Boutique (Goodwill), studded booties and stud and spike accessories.
Remember when I purchased this Spike Necklace/Earring Set on my birthday at Rugged Wearhouse for a $1.00 on clearance?
Stud & Buckle Booties – Ross
House of Dereon Bag – Burlington Coat Factory
Last Friday I also wore a color block sleeveless sheath dress purchased from Ross with a pair of suede over-the-knee boots and long knit sweater.
These pictures were taken at at Camera’s Etc in Newark (pardon the drunken eyes)
I believe these rhinestone embellished boots were also purchased a few seasons ago from Ross.
As you can see, I have no intentions of putting away my sleeveless sheath dresses anytime soon.
How about you, what are your wardrobe items that you’ll wear in any season?
I was inspired by Transatlantic Blonde in wearing footless tights with a dress, and they were purchased at Target.
Today I am linking up with What I Wore Wednesday with The Pleated Poppy, come on over and meet some new bloggers.
DON’T FORGET – TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES TO WIN THE LEONISA MEN’S SHAPEWEAR (STOCKING STUFFER)
Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!
Think There’s No Fashion In Delaware….Think Again
Fresh off the heels of New York’s Fashion Week, Delaware Today presented it’s 1st Annual Fashion Awards on Wednesday evening at the Deerfield Golf Club in Newark, DE. Walking models and fashion displays by Aribella Events featured clothing and couture from Claire’s Fashions, Lady’s Image, and South Moon Under. The Christiana Mall was the Platinum Sponsor and they provided gift bags which were perfect for carrying the various giveaways from the Gold and Bronze Sponsors.
Other participants included recipients of this year’s 2013 Best of Delaware Awards and they had beautifully decorated tables displaying their latest products and services. Prior to entering the elegantly decorated room, attendees walked a Red Carpet stopping first to pose for a Delaware Today photograph. The room was filled with an array of beautiful people who mixed and mingled as they noshed on scrumptious Hors D’Oeuvres from buffet tables and from the platters carried by the warm and friendly waitstaff.
The signature drink of the evening was The Fashionista, a mix of Raspberry Vodka, Lemonade and Cranberry Juice. Live music was provided by the Joe Baione Jazz Band, and as a thoughtful tribute they ended the evening performing the song, Stand By Me, in honor of the event’s beneficiary $tand by Me, a Financial Empowerment organization.
The Awards ceremony began with opening remarks from Dr. Maria Hess, Editor-In-Chief of Delaware Today. The Hostess and MC for the evening was Mellany Armstrong, a WDEL News Anchor and Reporter who presented the awards in each of the following categories.
- Accessories of the Year
- Best Dressed Delaware Man
- Best Dressed Delaware Woman
- Boutique of the Year
- Cocktail/Evening Wear Retailer of the Year
- Fashion Consignment Store of the Year
- Hair Stylist of the Year/ Formal Style
- Hair Stylist of the Year/Everyday Style
- Jeweler of the Year
- Make-Up Artist of the Year
- Photographer of the Year
The full list of nominees and photos of the winners can be found at Delaware Today.com, however the award for Best Dressed Delaware Woman was presented to fellow Middletown resident Kim Krzanowski.
The final closing remarks were given by Rob Martinelli, Publisher and President of Delaware Today. This exciting event not only raised money and awareness for a worthy organization, it also provided exposure to the fast and growing fashion industry in the state of Delaware.
I am sure that everyone in attendance is now looking forward to next year’s Fashion Awards which promises to be bigger and even more exciting.
Gallery of pictures taken at the event by Delaware Today Photogs (Click Here)
Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday
Inspired by some awesome photos I’ve seen taken by you guys I decided to upgrade my camera from a Canon PowerShot SX150 to a Nikon CoolPix. Not that a camera will make me a better photographer, it will however, (I hope) make my photos pop with less of a need to rely on editing software.
My husband recommended that I go to Cameras etc and take a look at their selection of used cameras of which was extensive, but I was more interested in the Nikon Coolpix P100 on sale that I had seen in the newspaper.
Armed with the advertisement I drove into Newark, to Main Street on the campus of the University of Delaware and fed 4 quarters into the parking meter. Entering the store I was immediately greeted by Imaging Consultant Todd. I explained what I wanted, showed him the ad and stated that I had “Liked” them on Facebook hoping for a discount.
Unfortunately, they didn’t have the advertised model in stock but Todd did show me a higher priced model the P520, but before you scream, “bait and switch”, he didn’t try to push me into purchasing it. He called their Wilmington store and asked to have one shipped for arrival the next day.
Todd explained all the features on the P520 and how it compared to the P100 so that I would be familiar and comfortable before making the purchase. He also took time to show me some used Nikon cameras in the same price range but after I took the camera outside, snapped a few pictures I decided then to buy it.
The time and patience that Todd spent in explaining all the features was awesome, I even had to feed two additional quarters into the meter, I see why they have been a successful business since 1977.
This camera is an early birthday present to myself and I am looking forward to using it this weekend as we celebrate our 23rd Wedding Anniversary and at the BLMGirls event in DC on the 31st.
Thank you friends for your inspiration and thank you Todd for your patience!