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You Choose the Shoes #3

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. 

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women's shoes

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.

summer sandals

summer sandals

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. 

SoZo Logo

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?

  fashion after fifty gold tone gladiator sandals


The most popular choice for YCTS #2 were:  


Christian Siriano shoes from Avon


You Choose the Shoes Week 18
Hello friends,

Welcome to week 18 of “You Choose the Shoes”. I am happy to report that the denim shoes finally won NOT!  Believe it or not, it was almost a tie but Ms. Elle squeaked ahead at the last minute.  

Thank you all for voting and especially for making me feel good with those “you looked so young comments”!

winner of week 18


It seems like denim just can’t win em!  I know these heels were nice but must agree that they were a bit much with the denim maxi dress.  I did however, get suggestions on what to wear with them…so here is one way, what do you think?

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Now onto this week’s contenders who are vying to be the chosen one for this colorful maxi dress.

Charlotte Russe -vs- Montego Bay

Both lend a little Island flare for the end of the summer.  First choice are the Montego Bay slides from Payless versus Charlotte Russe slides or as I like to call them “lady in red”.

I love wearing slides with maxi dresses, because they are so comfy to slip on and easy to kick off under my desk or while driving the car. 

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Do you think the Montego Bay stripes are a bit too much and clash with all the colors in the dress?

You choose the shoes week 18

How about the red Charlotte Russe?  Is it just enough of one color to pull in the red from the top as not to be overpowered by the other colors in the dress – what do you think?

Charlotte Russe Sandals


which will it be, the lady in red?


Montego Bay Sandals

Montego Bay Stripes  

Before you choose, take a look at them solo:

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Okay, after leaving a comment below hop over to see Karen aka MrsLookingGood because she has some awesome Up Close and Personal features!

Charlotte Russe Sandals


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Closet Cleanout Continues

Hello Friends and Happy Monday…Monday…Monday, I hope your weekend was all that you wanted it to be and then some!

One of my weekend missions is to have all of the closets cleaned out by the end of the summer…or at least all of the bedroom closets cleaned out!  Last Saturday after working with my son in his, we decided to store the sweaters and sweatshirts in Original Space Bags which were purchased from Ross

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The Space Bags are sealed tight when the air is removed using a vacuum

closet cleanout and ootd 6 13 13 110They aren’t as flat as I wanted but it’s still a good space saver

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I organized some of my shoes with this Over-The-Door Shoe Rack by Mainstays purchased from Walmart

closet cleanout and ootd 6 13 13 181These will be sorted by color

closet cleanout and ootd 6 13 13 184I’ll get plastic shoe boxes from Dollar Tree for these summer shoes/sandals

closet cleanout and ootd 6 13 13 186Also purchased a Mainstays 2-Tier Garment Rack for skirts

closet cleanout and ootd 6 13 13 189 closet cleanout and ootd 6 13 13 190The rack will be put into the spare bedroom freeing up additional space in my closet

closet cleanout and ootd 6 13 13 192Next week another closet….

Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!