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Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday

It’s mid-week, the temps are rising and the sun will be shining – all is good in the neighborhood! Dark and dreary days really take a toll on the mind and body, which is not good when trying to lose weight. I need to step up my Zumba workouts and cut back on the carbs so that my clothes fit better…this skirt is tight!

Does the weather or seasons affect your weight?

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Watch – Traci Lynn // Bracelet – Flea Market Vendor // Ring – Avon // Earrings – IcingsOOTD 2 6 13 017

Both the skirt and top were thrifted from GW Boutique (Goodwill).  The top was made in Hong Kong and has a very unique design with the metal rectangles sewn onto the front.

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OOTD 2 6 13 004Wearing my “Betty Boop” Polka Dot Pumps from Ross

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Changed dark tights for nude tone pantyhose and added scarf

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Black & White Tight!

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Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday.  Now before you begin…I know…these tights look horrendous with this outfit!  Yes, I did look in the mirror and Yes, I tried on several pairs of shoes before settling on this pair but I walked out of the house like this anyway!  Oh well, I’ll chalk it up to a “never wear this combo again” hmmm, maybe should have worn flesh tone hose instead…


Dress – Ross // Blazer – Goodwill // Fioni Shoes – Payless // Purse – Miche

 

Necklace – $1.00 – Flea Market Vendor

 

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Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

 

 

 

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I hope everyone had a great holiday filled with fun, family and lots of food. Our holiday included a little shopping and a lot of grilling including today. Unfortunately, it rained most of the day and there were even reports of tornado-like winds downstate. Because of the weather we spent the day inside and I did a few chores and DIY projects.

Although unofficially this is considered the last day of summer, I am not ready to put away the summer clothing, including the white! We still have Indian Summer in October and during that time some of the days can be balmy.

One of my DIY projects was up-cycling a Maxi dress, cutting off the bodice above the elastic waist to make it a skirt. Now the maxi skirt will be worn with a light-weight pullover during Indian Summer or with boots and long, bulky sweater in the fall.

The black, faux suede loafers were purchased from Walmart for $14.97. I haven’t decided which embellishment to use, but at that price I may get a few more pairs to create different styles.

I hope you have a stress free and productive work week, try not to squeeze 5 days into 4 because it never works!!!

Last week I saw a post on the GoodwillDE Facebook page that featured items from their Kirkwood Highway store, I’ve never been to that location and wanted to check it out.  So on Friday I rode with Tayair to Newark where he  attended a picnic sponsored by The Community Connectors and then I drove to Goodwill (saving gas) to shop.  Malik returns to school on the 28th and I found him some new shirts and polos for $5.00 and $6.00 each.

On this trip I was only looking for fall and winter items because Goodwill is now selling their summer items at 50% every Tuesday.

Bill Blass Shirt

Izod Polo

haggar polo

haggar polo

100% Wool Argyle Sweater – $5.00

Short Sleeve Polo Shirts – $3.75 each

Perfect for Breast Cancer Awareness Day at school

Sweater Vest which he likes to show off his muscular arms!! – $1.88

These 2 skirts made great additions to my fall wardrobe and I will wear them with tights and boots when the weather cools. – $6.00 each

This black mock neck sweater was a bit pricey at $8.00, but I liked the silver buckles across the front, I washed it in a lingerie bag on the hand wash cycle it came out perfectly.

These animal print pants was a last minute decision and I’m not sure if I will wear them, but if I do, it will be with a long sweater and boots -$3.75

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Finally this sleeveless top is a transitional piece that I will wear now and then under a blazer in the fall and winter – $3.75

Gauchos have been referred to as “old lady capris”, but I consider them timeless wardrobe pieces.  I own several pairs and love them because they can be worn during any season – winter with boots; spring with open toe shoes; summer with sandals; fall with tights and booties.  Today I opted to wear with a double, bow back top, a tri-metal belt and metallic liz claiborne slides.  Poison ivy has spread and I am trying hard to keep it away from my face, right now it just the arms and 1 leg..


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