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Sparkle & Shine for the Holidays LinkUp

Hello friends and welcome to the 2nd feature of the special Holiday series created by fellow thriftinista FashionPlaceKC.  This one is entitled Sparkle & Shine for the Holidays.  

I love dressing up for the holidays, but not totally glitz and glam because I am more of a “Stay At Home” party person.  Years ago, pre-marriage I would get all dressed up and hit the clubs, but now it’s more like visiting family or the neighbors and then home by midnight.

I do love glitter and these shoes and purse were actually purchased from Payless a few years ago for a holiday party.  The top was thrifted from Goodwill and when I posted a pic of it two weeks ago on Instagram I received a lot of compliments.  The necklace is and the bracelet/ring is Avon.  The mink stoles belonged to my grandmother, and I very rarely if ever wear them, but I will also never ever part with them. Holiday Glitters 9

Believe it or not, I just threw on a pair of stretch pants to complete this comfy, house party outfit. Sparkle and Shine for the Holiday

Sparkle and Shine for the Holiday I also found this cute top and sequin belt at Goodwill.  I  decided to wear them over a pair of leggings but for this picture only.  Hubby didn’t think they were something that I should have featured because I would never wear them out of the house. Oh well, the outfit is kinda cute so I’ll probably just wear it around the house, sans the heels, belt and purse of course.  What do you think?

Sequins 1 Sequins 3


Sequins and Sparkle Now pop over to FashionPlateKC‘s blog and link up your holiday sparkle and shine outfits, and don’t forget to bring the wine!

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!

thrifty thursday at goodwill

Mad for Holiday Plaid #OOTD

Hello friends, and Happy Friday eve.  It feels like this week dragged by, I guess with the Thanksgiving holiday it spoiled me for not having to work 5 days which was a great mini-vacation.  Oh well, I am getting back into the swing of things because December is going to be a very busy month.  

Last Thursday I, like many others were thankful for the opportunity to spend time with my family and especially for having our son home from college.  This Thursday, I am thankful that he is back in school studying hard for finals (yea, I said it…don’t laugh) and for also having an opportunity to be the Social Media Manager for B.O.S.S., which I will tell you more about next week.  

Today, I am also thankful for being invited by FashionPlateKc, to participate in a special holiday fashion series, and this week the first post is entitled Mad for Holiday Plaid.

Plaid is a classic pattern, but most times you think of it being worn only by girls in school uniforms.  I have several plaid blazers in my closet but they are black and grey and I wanted something more festive.  I kinda lucked out when I found this green plaid blazer at Goodwill last week.

Holiday Plaids  - thrifted at Goodwillde

Even after removing the shoulder pads and pushing up the sleeves it was still too snug so I’ll have to re-donate it.  The sleeveless turtleneck and skirt as well as the Nine West purse were also thrifted.

The beads were a great find from a Flea Market Vendor and the brown colorblock shoes are from Rugged Wearhouse.

Holiday Plaids - thrifted at Goodwillde

Fortunately, I also found another plaid blazer and if you didn’t know, Goodwill is the best place to find a large assortment of blazers, most have shoulder pads, but hey, you can always cut them out.


PLAID & PEARLS 3  I am calling this outfit Plaid and Pearls which I paired with fur trimmed grey booties and purse.  All I needed was a fur hat and I would have been ready for old man winter!


The last outfit is with a plaid blazer which I bought well over 20 years ago but I still love it.  The blouse is thrifted and the pencil skirt is from JC. Penney.  Time for the tights and booties because Jack Frost has been getting nippy!  

Okay, now it’s your turn, to participate in this link up so just follow these three simple rules:  

At least one item must be thrifted.

At least one item must be plaid.

You must display your personal thrift style.

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!