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Saturday my oldest son had an appointment at Simon Eye Associates in Middletown.  We are a family of four with three of us wearing prescription glasses, so the out-of-pocket cost can easily exceed $100 even with insurance co-pays.  I personally prefer stylish eye wear because wearing glasses is more than a necessity, it’s an accessory and “I go big or I go home”.

 In the ’80’s, my sister started wearing glasses and she too preferred large frames which was also the style during that time -aka- Sally Jesse Raphael, which may be why I like them as well.

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Unfortunately, my first prescription pair were the narrow, rectangular style and they gave me a headache, I could never place my eyes in the correct area of the frame and it was annoying.  They cost me $300 out of pocket and I swore never to spend that much money again!  In my family the only one who doesn’t wear glasses is Tayair which is strange because he was a 3 month preemie weighing only 2.5 lbs.  Most preemies have a need for corrective eye wear especially during their early years, but this hasn’t been the case for him.

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I was recently contacted by GlassesUSA to do a sponsored post and I didn’t hesitate because I am always looking for ways to save money.  GlassesUSA is the premier place to buy discount prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses.  The request coincided with Tayair’s appointment so it was a perfect time to check them out.  I looked through the large selection of eyeglasses at Simon Eye Associates so I could chose the same style from GlassesUSA.

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 GlassesUSA provides the highest quality optical products at the most affordable prices and delivery is fast.  The lenses not only exceed FDA requirements but they pass a “5-Stripe” process prior to shipping.  The goal of GlassesUSA is to provide the best eyewear in the quickest time frame possible.  Glasses USA guarantees the highest quality, affordable prescription glasses because they partner with the best laboratories in the industry saving customers on every order.  They pass these savings onto you making it a win-win situation!  Getting the prescription from your optometrist is quick and easy and allows you the opportunity to order your next pair from GlassesUSA saving hundreds of dollars.
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GlassesUSA is the premier place to buy discount prescription eyeglasses online!

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Tayair didn’t need prescription glasses but checked out the latest sunglasses.

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Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

I was born in 1961, so it seems strange to use the term “throwback” when referring to the 1980’s, but it is. Today’s outfit is totally thrifted from GW Boutique (Goodwill) but from two different decades. The blue and white Houndstooth blazer was thrifted in 1989, which you can probably tell by the Dynasty/Falcon Crest shoulder pads. Remember when they introduced Dianne Carroll as Dominique Deveraux; or the pool fight scene or the first time the “B” word was used, or when they went crazy after Rock Hudson revealed he had AIDS? Man oh Manischewitz, that was definitely some “must see TV!”

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The skirt and shoes were just thrifted last year however, the styles make them look a little dated as well.  The white shell earrings were purchased at Rehoboth Beach also in the ’80’s and match the buttons on the blazer.

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Romantic Soles Blue Pumps – GW Boutique // Blue side slit skirt – GW Boutique // Blue and White Houndstooth Blazer – GW Boutique // Ring – Avon // Earrings  – Rehoboth Beach shop // Bracelets – Burlington Coat Factory // Tote – Target // Scarf – old

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Linking up today with Katherine’s Corner , Almost Friday Thursday  & Papa is a Preacher – hop over and meet some new bloggers.

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday

Being outside this morning was a little more bearable because of the lack of wind however, the temps are forecast to remain in the teens until at least the weekend. To that end, I would like to say to all of my left coast friends …”STOP COMPLAINING BECAUSE IT’S 40 DEGREES!!!

I truly don’t mind the cold weather because it allows me to dress in layers and then make adjustments as necessary. For example today I am wearing a sleeveless grey dress covered with a blazer so if I have a “personal summer” I can simply remove the blazer until it passes.

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This outfit started with shoes but in the sunshine the tights took on a weird greenish tint so I changed to my OTK, black suede boots.

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This black faux fur once belonged to my sister so you know it’s been around since the late 80’s – I really don’t like driving in it because of the bulk.

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Dress  and Boots- Ross // Blazer – Value City // Shoes and Tights – Kmart // Necklace – Traci Lynn // Ring – Flea Market Vendor // Earrings – Icings // Bracelet – jewelry box

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Did you notice anything different about my wardrobe descriptions today?

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy & StyleLixir  hop on over and meet a new blogger

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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Living in New York in the ’80’s, I was always invited to “Purse Parties” and in addition to getting “designer inspired” bags on the low, it was a fun way to spend time with girlfriends.  Advance ahead to 2012, and once again I am being invited to “Purse Parties”, this time via Facebook but still an opportunity to get “designer inspired” bags and accessories on the low and spending fun time with girlfriends.

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If you would like to make a purchase or host a bag party to get a discount, please contact Tiffany, ” The Bag Lady” at Badesttiff@yahoo.com ~ 302-218-7938

Hello friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday.  I am still playing catch up after a busy yet fun filled 3 day-weekend.  I was off on Friday so after my mammogram I went to the nail salon and then to Rugged Wearhouse for gear to wear to Sunday’s Breast Cancer Awareness walk.  Saturday was Homecoming at my Alma Mater Delaware State University, the classes of the ’80’s were in full force, I saw people that I hadn’t seen since graduating in 1983.  The icing on the cake was the beautiful weather for the entire weekend – God is truly good!

Shift Dress – Burlington Coat Factory// Jones New York Blazer – Goodwill// Pumps – Ross

The weather has shifted, so this sleeveless shift dress is covered with a blazer

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy – hop over and read a new blog today!

Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

Hello Friends and Happy Monday.  I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend with a chance to relax.  If you follow me on Instagram or Foursquare you know that I spent mine cleaning out desk drawers, shopping at Costco, Walmart and upgrading my Blackberry to a Smartphone at Radio Shack.  This morning I spent way too much time trying to decide on a belt and eventually settled on one that I’ve had since college, sometimes it pays to keep things.

Remember when I purchased the the pencil skirt and top from Target (here).  The shoes and cami were purchased at Ross.

Linking up today with Tough Cookie Mommy – hop on over and read a new blog.


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