Fashion and Fun after Fifty

Archive for November 2012

Hello friends and Happy FRI-YAY!

8 days after Thanksgiving – I am grateful and 2 days after the biggest Powerball Jackpot in history – I am still grateful!

This week instead of doing an Outfit of the Day I put together collages to showcase my “Wardrobe of the Week”.  I am getting a little more comfortable taking pictures with the tripod but the backgrounds are all basically the same- ((^_^))

Suede Jacket – Goodwill // Animal Print Maxi Skirt – Goodwill //  Knit Top – Ross // Boots – Rugged Wearhouse // Necklace – flea market vendor

Polka Dot Knit Top – Goodwill // Black Suede Skirt – Goodwill // Purple leather boots – Value City // Necklace – Jewlerymax.net

1st Snowfall of the season

Knit Top – Rugged Wearhouse // Brown Suede Maxi Skirt – Goodwill // Brown leather MUDD boots – Value City // Necklace – Avon //  Car Coat – Walmart

Red top – Boscov’s // Black Suede pants – closet staple // Black Suede Unlisted boots – Burlington Coat Factory // Necklace – Rugged Wearhouse

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Brown suede pants,  black knit top & black cardigan – closet staples // Black loafers – Walmart // Animal print scarf – Design A Can, Flea Market vendor

In High School initial stick pins were very popular, the “C” was my maiden name, it was purchased in 1978 or 1979 and I am glad that I kept it.

Tardy to the parties, but linking up with Thrifters Anonymous,  Pretty Little Inspirations  &  Casual Chic Mom– hop on over and meet some new bloggers

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Have a fantabulous Weekend – Smooches!

Hello friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday   Powerball Wednesday

What would you do if you won half a billion dollars?

Here are just a few things that popped into my head, in no particular order or all inclusive, just random fantasies

  • 10% to church I was baptized in, married in, attended with my grandmother and attend now

  • Pay off mortgage and all outstanding debts

  • house for my aunt

  • pay off mortgages for my sister and of all my first cousins

  • pay off mortgages of my two BFFs – West and East coast

  • $ to BFF’s parents for being so good to me as a child

  • provide seed money to 2nd cousins who are starting or have a small business

  • set up 72(t) retirement fund for son #1

  • set up college & 72(t) retirement fund for son #2

  • purchase homes for cousins living in New Rochelle

  • Headstone for my father in Ohio

  • invest

  • $ to people who have been very nice to me, i.e.Valero gas station attendant ; 2 co-workers who came to my grandmother’s viewing/funeral; deli workers at Food Lion

  • $ to people who cared for my grandmother from the MOT Senior Center

  • $ to the following charities: Food Bank of DE, Division of Disabilities, Sunday Breakfast Mission, Sojourner’s House, American Cancer Society, Goodwill and Salvation Army

  • find a nice Island to retire for a year and then volunteer helping others

     

Putting it out into the atmosphere so if you don’t hear from me in the next couple of days you’ll know that I am on “Fantasy Island”

Good luck and have a fantabulous evening – Smooches!

Hello friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday, I hope you are having a productive and stress free day.  Last Saturday at GW Boutique aka Goodwill there was a 50% off all clothing sale.  I had thrifted the day before on Black Friday and saw a jacket that I liked, however, didn’t want to pay $8.00.  I decided to wait and if it was there the next day it was meant to be, it was as well as a few other items that are perfect to wear to work.

Cyber Generation Pleather Studded Jacket – $4.00

Jones New York blouse – white with gold thread, Chinese collar – $1.88

blurry pic of Alyn Paige Skirt – Oxblood, new with tags – $1.88

$3.76 outfit

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Jones New York Oxblood (Burgundy) Blazer – $1.88

Dressbarn Pink Blouse with Chinese collar – $1.88

$3.76 outfit

Just added a scarf from my closet

 

Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

 

A few weeks ago my son and I stopped at Savory Wing Dings and things in the Cricklewood Shopping Center.  Established in Middletown, 1 year ago July they advertise as having the “best wings in town” – were they…for my money, yes, they were!  Normally we don’t eat fried foods but every once in a while when we want wings we’ll order from the same local shops in Middletown or Glasgow.  That has now changed because of the 6 piece Sweet and Spicy Garlic and the 6 piece Cajun wings, both of which were “eat the meat to the bone” good!  Fried hard but still savory and just the right size, unlike some wings that are either too skimpy or look like they are on steroids.  The shop features daily lunch specials and Boneless Bonanza Wednesday, cheese steaks, burgers, wraps, fries and a list of other side dishes, I want to try the Savory Rice on my next visit.

The shop is spacious with ample room for a large crowd, like after a High School football game or on a Saturday ordering take out after a long day of shopping.  A flat screen TV is mounted in the ceiling and sports signs litter the walls.  The featured “666 Hell on Earth”, is a contest al la “Man vs Food” where 25 have gone but only 3 have returned, check out the winner’s red-eye pictures on the wall. The contest rules and online menu can be found at www.savorywingdings.com.

The next time you are in the mood for some good chicken wings stop by Savory Wing Dings and things your taste buds will thank you.

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The 2012 holiday shopping weekend began with “Gray Thursday” next it was “Black Friday” on to “Small Business Saturday” and finally there was what I called, “Soulful Shopping Sunday”.   The Home Based Business Chamber of Commerce (DelMarVa Chapter) held its 2nd Annual Holiday Extravaganza at the Executive Banquet Center in Newark, DE. Outside the Banquet Center the morning air was chilly with a slight hint of mid-day snow but inside the sun streamed through glass doors creating a silhouetted pathway into a large conference room.  Inside that room were brightly covered tables of 43 vendors who were busily adding the final touches to their “stores”.  Delaware and it’s neighboring sister states have an abundance of Home Based Business entrepreneurs and this was a perfect venue for showcasing and networking.

The event began with an Opening Ceremony consisting of award presentations and recognition of members including the first and only member of the Junior Home Based Business Chamber of Commerce.  Justine D’Artist, a 12 year old young lady who creates Duct Tape accessories, roses, wallets and bags.  Each vendor was then handed the microphone to give a brief introduction of themselves and their businesses. By noon people began to trickle in and were presented with a Gift Bag and a “Visit The Vendor” form which if returned and signed by all the vendors would become a raffle ticket, eligible for a cash prize. Several of the vendors provided door prizes which were awarded throughout the day. The $5 admission fee included free Hors D’oeuvres, coloring and face painting for the kids, a live performance by Best Kept Soul, which is a local band who had people out on the dance floor.  There was also performances by Praise Dancers and the Holy Soldiers and His Embrace.

As I walked around stopping to talk to several vendors, I noted that regardless of their product or service they all had one thing in common – true passion and sheer determination. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are America’s life blood which keeps the economy strong and resilient and for that they should be commended.

Jaimie and Ira, Prez and VP of the HBB Chamber of Commerce are doing an excellent job in exposing and expanding the DelMarVa Chapter.  They have made it the fastest growing chapter and recently received the “Chamber of the Year” Award.   Currently there are 7 National Chapters and DelMarVa includes Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and DC.  As a non-profit their funding is received from sponsorship’s, events such as this and membership dues. If you are a Home Based Business owner and are interested in becoming a member, please contact Jaimie Shanklin at 302-784-5311.

This was by far the best stress-free shopping event of the weekend – shopping, eating, drinking and dancing – you can’t beat that with a stick!

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Vendors from which I received a business card

Armstrong Construction – www.armstronggeneralcontractors.com

Oil’s Etc – alicemcswain2@gmail.com

Boresha – www.Partners4YourFuture.com

Divacoutoure – www.divacoutoure.com

Organo Gold – www.jvp.organogold.com

The Gold Party Girl – www.thegoldpartygirl.com

Toris Accessories – evelena@torisaccessories.com

Arbonne – www.johannascheets.myarbonne.com

Party Lite – www.partylite.biz/cricket

Thirty-One – www.mythirtyone.com/brock17

Essante Organics – www.toxinsandyourhome.com

Jacfred Creation – www.jacfredcreation.com

GoldCanyon – www.NaysUncommonScents.com

Drizzled Desserts – www.drizzleddesserts.net

Designs by Vicki – http://www.facebook.com/makinitdesignsbyvicki

Numis Network – www.WealthyCoinCollector.com

Scentsy Fragrance – www.christinabiederman.scentsy.us

Scentsy Wickless Candles – http://Lorrainelevering.scentsy.us/

Tastefully Simple – Bettina_ts@ymail.com

Slumber Parties – www.slumberpartiesbym.heathermiller.com

Slumber Parties – www.slumberpartiesbyamybrophy.com

Simply Charming – www.simplycharming.me

Premier Designs – Barbjo311@gmail.com

Chic Treats – www.etsy.com/simplychictreats.com

Justine D’ Artist – www.justinedartist.com

Body By “Vi” – www.ready2exhale.com

Girly Girl Dive Boutique – www.facebook.Girlygirldivaoutique.com

Paparazzi – www.facebook.com/jewelsfor5

Mary Kay – www.marykay.com/efreeman100

A.S.P.I.R.E – www.aspireinc.myvi.net

Artful Images – www.artoflinford.com

Leonard  Young – www.delawareblack.com

I Got Chic – www.igotchic.com

Custom Greek Gear – www.paper-mama.com

ADT – www.thejavahousecafe.com

Advocare – www.facebook.com/getresultsin24

Leon Brown – www.sendoutourcards.com

Usborne Books – www.t3497.myuban.com

Miche’ – www.gottagetthatbag.miche.com

Dell Scott – www.dellscott.com

Rhythms of Royalty – www.youravon.com/ebutler8054

Holiday Shopping in Delaware

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Best Kept Soul Band

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Hello friends and Happy Tuesday!  Today I’m at work in West Chester, PA and it’s the first snow fall of the season.  I am fully prepared in a polka dot knit top and black suede skirt both thrifted from GW Boutique (Goodwill).  Purple mid-calf leather boots and black tights are from Ross.

 

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This was my first blog post submitted via my Smartphone so the pictures are a little small.  

I hope your day goes as planned and if you are driving in this tonight – be safe – Smooches!

Hello Friends and Happy Cyber Monday, are you shopping online today?  There are a few items that I’d like to get but nothing major so I think I’ll wait until this evening or perhaps even after the holidays for deeper discounts.  On Black Friday I didn’t go to the mall instead I went to GW Boutique (Goodwill) in Middletown, it wasn’t crowded so I was able to take my time to find a few items knowing that I would return Saturday for the 50% off sale.

Oxblood SkirtJonathan Martin Polka Dot Skirt

Dressbarn 3/4 sleeve blouse

Mix It Blouse

Style & Co. Polka Dot  Knit Top

Apt. 9 Brown and White Polka Dot Shirt Sleeve Blouse

In Vain Polka Dot  Short Sleeve Blouse

Jones New York Polka Dot Maxi Skirt

Worthington mini dot skirt

All items were $3.75 each, I would have waited until Saturday but didn’t want the hassle of relocating them and I am not one who “hides” merchandise- lol

WantedShoes.com  Leather Studded Pumps – $4.00

Givenchy Parfume Quilted tote – $2.00

Perfect size for carrying my iPad, note pad, wallet and cell phone

Holiday heels unfortunately were not my size

 

Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

 


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