The Tunic Top

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Now that the cold weather is upon us, I’m always on the lookout for tunic tops at the thrift store to wear with my leggings.

I scored this Alfani (Macy’s) tunic top at my local Savers for $6.29.

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I love the exposed zipper on the back.

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And how well it pairs with this Lia Sophia necklace.

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I especially love how it inspired me to recreate this pose from The Karate Kid!

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Yeah, I almost fell flat on my face. lol

What inspires you?


The Art of the Zhuzh

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Remember this JJIll lightweight jacket I scored at Opportunity Village for $2.99?

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Pretty ‘blah’ looking on the hanger huh…



and leaving it in it’s ‘pre-zhuzhing ‘state, it doesn’t do a thing for me either.


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*Note to self : when I don’t smile, I look old.



All it takes to turn this look around is a smile and some zhuzhing!

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Actually, I wanted to show you the cute detail on the back of the jacket. Seeing my butt in these thrifted Levi’s from Thrift Town is just a bonus. ;-)

The secret to zhuzhing is this :

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It’s that simple!


Are you going to give zhuzhing a try?

5 More Thrift Store Reviews!

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I know that a lot of you are interested to hear about the thrifting here in Vegas, so I got off my butt and out the door to check out five more thrift stores for you!


First up : Goodwill #67 located at 3700 S. Maryland Pkwy

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This is a brand new store that is located at The Boulevard Mall. I had high hopes for this store and well, I was kinda disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, this store definitely has it share of ‘treasures’…just not in the right place!

For example :

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I found this beautiful men’s double French Cuff shirt ($5.99) in the women’s section.


The pricing on their items has a lot to be desired too.

For example :  the price on this brand new WHBM jacket.

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Umm, yeah. :-(

I found the pricing on the name brand clothing to be exactly $5.00 higher than Savers. THAT, combined with the 30 minute drive to get there…well, I’m not sure if I will be going back to this particular Goodwill any time soon.

Unless you are coming into town to go thrifting with me.



All that being said, my husband was super excited to score :

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two brand new bluetooth keyboards for our phones at $2.00 each. They retail new for $30.00 each. They work really well, by the way.

Those two boxes? They are Technology kits from The MGM Grand with every cord you could ever need to charge something.They sold new for $22.00 each. We paid $2.50 each because it happened to be 25% off Senior Day. By the way, you have to be age 55 to get the discount and they DO check your ID.


Here is their everyday sale schedule :

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On our way home we happened to come across a Savers located at 1100 E. Charleston Blvd. Two things : I find the Savers here in Nevada to be dirty and twice now,  I’ve witnessed people getting into serious shouting matches inside the store.


Putting my fears aside, I scored :

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this super cute Alfani (Macy’s brand) tunic top.



I am beyond super excited about this next item.

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A Desigual skirt! This is a Spanish clothing brand that shows at NYFW. The skirt is super unique which means my husband doesn’t like it.


Here is Savers everyday sale schedule :

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The next day I roped my dad into checking out :

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It is located at 390 S. Decatur Blvd. I like the fact that it is located in a strip mall with lots of parking. The store is huge BUT the clothing section is really small. :-(

The store runs really good sales :

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We went when it was the 50% off First Friday Sale. I expected the store to be packed but it wasn’t.

My dad scored these sunglasses.

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for a whopping 51 cents!


I only found 4 things worthy of trying on. BTW, the dressing rooms here are really nice but you are only allowed to take in TWO items at a time!


I went home with this J Jill lightweight jacket.

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It doesn’t look like much on the hanger, but no worries. I zhuzhed it up when I wore it.

A couple of days later, while out with my husband I came across three more thrift stores. He only let me go to two of the three. Sorry Savers!

First up : Epic Thrift store on E. Tropicana

I wasn’t impressed with the clothing but I was only in the store for 15 minutes. However, I was impressed with the friendliness of the employee that greeted me when I walked through the door.

Here is what their sale days are :

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Lastly, I checked out the Goodwill located at 3345 E. Tropicana. Similar to another Goodwill I have been in, the aisles are too narrow for more than one person at a time to fit down the aisle. Ugh…

Unlike the Goodwill I first mentioned, the pricing here was more in line with other stores. I only spent 15 minutes here too but I found two super cute skirts that would have went home with me if they had been my size.

First up:

Gap skirt for $7.99

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Loft skirt for $3.99

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There was a super cute Banana Republic skirt there too.

Are you enjoying these reviews? Are there any particular stores you want me to go check out? When are you coming to Vegas to go thrifting with me??

#iwannaknow :-)

This is What 54 Looks Like

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Yes, I recently celebrated my 54th birthday. In anticipation of this momentous occasion, I stopped off at Savers and picked up this unbelievable find…

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I scored it for $9.09 because I had a 30% off coupon.

My birthday ended up being cold and rainy, so it was perfect weather to wear my latest find.


I made sure I took time to stop and smell the roses. ;-)

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I also made sure I spent some time with Miss Oreo.

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I also took a minute to NOT act my age! ;-)

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Then I took a selfie and tried not to look too closely at my wrinkles.

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Guess what?  I didn’t notice the wrinkles because I was too focused on my old lady neck!


Sigh… :-(





Olivaceous Vest

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On a recent trip to Savers, I scored this super cute vest!

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Yes, I’m wearing my new Old Navy plaid shirt again. Hey, I paid $12.00 for it and want to get my moneys worth! Hahaha

This brand of clothing is sold at Bloomingdales for big bucks…


and at my local Savers for only $6.99!

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Photo credit goes to my father this time around. After I saw them, I was like “Dad, you need to get the ENTIRE outfit in the picture, including my feet!” He was like, “Dar, you have to tell me these things.”




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Two weeks ago it was my wedding anniversary, so we decided to celebrate it on the strip at The Bellagio. Normally I would get all gussied up for such an occasion. Instead, I decided to dress down. The hubby doesn’t like to dress up and well, we were just doing lunch. Plus, I wanted to wear my plaid shirt that I actually bought NEW at Old Navy.


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After a nice lunch overlooking the dancing waters, we went window shopping…

and that’s when I felt totally underdressed.

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Tiffany & Co.


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Harry Winston.

Mitch was like “Who’s Harry Winston?”


Have you ever went somewhere and felt totally under or overdressed?






Focus on NY & Co

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Well, another birthday has come and gone and now I’m 54 years old.


Instead of focusing on my wrinkles, I decided to focus all my energy into styling this New York & Co. skirt that I scored at Savers for a mere $2.99!

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I was drawn to it by the fact that it looks like camouflage, but it’s really a floral print!


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You know that I’m big on details, they can make or break a look. What’s cool about this skirt is that it’s all business in the front and…


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a party in the back!


#justlikebillyraysmullet ;-)



Yet Another Golf Look

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That’s right, I’m back with yet another look for golfing and I STILL haven’t taken my FREE golf lesson!

Today’s look features this Lady Hagen brand golf skort that I scored at my local Savers when I only had ten minutes to shop.

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I paid $2.99 for all this cuteness.


Check out how much it retails for at Dick’s Sporting Goods

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Wow…golf clothes are expensive!

Check out what I accessorized this look with…

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My in-laws gave us their mint condition Club Car golf cart!


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Wanna go for a ride?

Side note : They gave us their golf clubs too. I really need to give this whole golf thing a try.




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When I saw this INC (Macy’s brand) maxi skirt at The Salvation Army it was love at first sight!

#pardonmyfatroll :-(

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So much so, that I paid the full price of $8.99 for it!



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I mean…I even match my livingroom. ;-)


My husband, on the other hand, didn’t care for the skirt at all. He said I looked like a gypsy.

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What do YOU think?


Suitable for Framing

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I almost passed on this Lucky Brand wrap jacket.

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Not because of the price, mind you. I scored this at the Goodwill on W.Flamingo for only $4.49!!!

Not the fact that the sleeves are a tad too long either.


The reason I almost passed on it was the fact that the black looked faded. Then, I realized that it’s NOT black…it’s blue!

What sold me was the beautiful embroidery work. The Lucky Brand tag said ‘Suitable for Framing’ and it really is!

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I also like the fact that the material is like a sweatshirt. French Terry maybe?

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I would have to say that this is my favorite thrift, so far, here in Vegas!

What say you?