Keeping Your Options Open


I thought this booty shot might entice you to click on the link below to read my latest post for Thrift Town. ;-)

Have a great weekend!

Shiny and ‘New’



So I come out of the bedroom thinking that I look pretty good and my husband looks at me and says “I don’t like shiny.”  Hmm…I wasn’t about to go back and change. My shiny top and skirt are thrifted. The top is a Kohl’s brand from Thrift Town and the bottom was that brand new Ann Taylor skirt:



I wore this to a live makeup demo that took place at Kouture Konsignment recently. For $25.00 I got custom blended foundation from Motives by Loren Ridinger. It’s a line of cosmetics that is popular on the East and West coasts and gaining popularity here in New Mexico. Here is their official Facebook page:

Here is a photo of me wearing my new foundation:


I posted this on instagram with the question “How do I look?”  What? You’re not following me on instagram? Then you’re missing out…just sayin’. Here’s the link in case you change your mind…

Martha Tello Rosser and Stormie Steen were there doing the makeup. Their model for the evening was Kym Loc, a VERY talented local artist whose work is featured at Kouture Konsignment!


L-R   Kym, Martha and Stormie.

Here is the link to Kym’s Facebook page so you can check out her artwork:

Martha (who also owns Martha’s Healing Hands…and oh, BTW I won a free 60 minute massage from her…yay me!!! ) and Stormie ( who I come to find out is kinda, sorta my neighbor…she lives in the East Mountains too! ) She does KILLER Zombie makeup and has worked on a lot of films here in New Mexico. She is the one who custom blended my foundation.

It was a fun evening for sure!!




Another Thriftventure!

Yes, my friend Doris and I did it again! This time however, it was just ONE thrift store, The Family Thrift Center.  The ENTIRE store was 50% off! We arrived around 11:00 AM and walked out the door at 4:30 PM. Needless to say, we were tired!

I actually did a video blog for this post, but neither my husband nor I could figure out how to upload it to this site. Well, we figured that part out, but it said it was going to take TEN hours for the 15 minute video to complete!! Does that sound right? So now all you get are a bunch of pictures…sorry!

My total haul was around $55.00…of clothing that I didn’t need, but I bought anyway. I need to schedule some more thrifovers so I’m shopping for other people, NOT myself! Any takers out there?

Okay, let’s start with the two items I scored that were new with tags:


L- Cute Kohl’s brand dress $5.00   R- Macy’s brand waterproof jacket $5.00


Next up, clothes to lounge around/walk Miss Oreo/go to Walmart in:


L- Danskin workout pants $2.00   R- Chico’s Synergy 2 piece velour track suit $4.00


How about some Coldwater Creek?


Short sleeved sweaters don’t make sense to me but I liked the colors. They were $4.00 each.


A couple of more sweaters:


L- Banana Republic $3.00   R- Anna laura Italian made wool sweater $2.50


Two lightweight tops:


L- Cleo animal/floral sheer tunic $3.00    R- Gianni Bini open front s/s cardigan? $2.50


Some pink and purple:


L- Polo Ralph Lauren sweater jacket $3.00     R- Tara Jones quilted jacket $4.00


and the last two items:


L- The picture does not show how cute this $5.00 navy Loft jacket is.    R- The front of this Clifford & Wills jacket is LEATHER and it only cost $5.00!

There you have it…15 items for $55.00. Now, where am I going to put all of this?

During a Recent Thriftover…

I MIGHT have picked up a few items for myself. :-/

Last week I did THREE thriftovers! I know, right! On Wednesday I thrifted over a friend of mine. O…MG! Can I just tell you that I found a pair of leather pants and they looked AMAZING on her! I kept calling the Savers employees over to the dressing room and made my friend model them. Yes, that’s how I roll. For myself I found this vest:



Yes, it’s another Eddie Bauer goose down vest.



I paid $9.10 for it because I had a coupon.

On Friday I ended up doing a DOUBLE thriftover! The Savers employees were surprised to see me back so soon. This one was an emergency thriftover. I got a call at 11:00 PM the night before from a friend of mine. She wanted me to thrift over her sister, and I was happy to do it! How did it end up being a double thriftover? Well, I always pull two sizes during every thriftover and my friend ( who came with her sister ) happened to be the other size! Let me tell you, there was clothing EVERYWHERE! My client spent over $250.00 and that’s with a 20% off coupon too! That is the most I’ve had anyone spend on clothing. She got an entire new wardrobe and was extremely happy. I won’t say how much my friend spent, but she went home with a bunch of really cute stuff too. ;-)

What did I go home with during this thriftover? Check out this CUSTO sweater made in Spain, yes Spain. See the label?



Did you notice that the design of this garment is copyright protected? Yeah, and with my coupon I paid $8.00 for this approximately $150.00 sweater.


Brace yourself, the design is pretty ‘out there’ but i think it’s pretty cool! Here’s the front:



and the back…

SAM_2678I love it! When I tried it on in the store I did so over my top and for some reason I didn’t realize that the whole bottom half of the front of the shirt is see through! Yeah, that won’t work. I will probably pair it with a nude or black camisole. No one wants to see my belly…not even me!


You’ll never believe what else I scored that day!SAM_2679


A brand new Ann Taylor black dress for $6.40!! Yeah…  :-)

When I tried it on in the store, I put it on backwards! Hey! It was a double thriftover…I was tired! The front is a cowl neck that’s actually weighted so it hangs correctly and the back is a deep V. Here is the best shot I could get of the back of it.


Now. don’t go thinking that when you hire me to do a thriftover, I’m out there hunting for myself. These items were either pulled for my client and they didn’t want them or I happened to find an item that was my size while searching in my client’s size. Every one of my client’s has two to three buggies of clothing to choose from during their thriftover. Well except for my friend, who when I scheduled her thriftover Savers decided to have a 30% off sale. In order to get just ONE buggy I had to chase down a man in the parking lot to get his and then I had to carefully fold everything to make it fit. That was a feat onto itself!



A couple of months back I checked out some consignment shops up in Santa Fe, NM. The prices up there are SO much higher than in Albuquerque but a friend of a friend invited me to go thrifting with her…and well, I just couldn’t say no!

On the clearance rack at a shop called Congenes Consignment I came across this vintage style jacket from Chaus. They were asking $22.00, if I remember correctly I paid $11.00.


I really liked the color and style of it. I look kind of puffy in the photo, huh. Never fear! Look how the jacket changes just by buttoning it and adding Miss Oreo!! ;-)




Cute right?! I think it would look good with a cluster of vintage pins. Next time out, that is how I will style it. This time I wore it with my Lia Sophia necklace that my friend Katherine gave me just for being my awesome self! lol JUST kidding… ;-)

Paired with my new Kut From the Kloth jeans that I bought during my detour to Nordstrom Rack in Vegas and my $5.60 thrifted Croft and Barrow top, I think this was the perfect outfit to attend a recent BeautiControl meeting. What say you?


Surprise! I was on TV Again :-)


Yes, yours truly was on The Morning Brew with Larry Ahrens again! This time I was on with my friend Julia Jones owner of Kouture Konsignment.

Did you notice my tired eyes in this photo? It’s because I had to get up at 4:30 AM!! I’m mixing it up and posing in front of the office doors. ;-)  My dress is Liz Claiborne and thrifted from Buffalo Exchange. I also happen to be doing a fall style challenge on Instagram and today’s challenge was to wear a bold print. I thought this dress fit the bill perfectly!

Here is the video for your viewing pleasure. The topic is my recent Fall into Fashion event and features two of the models…