Leopard, Plaid and Denim…Trend Overload?

Have you seen that trend on Pinterest yet? I did, probably because I did a search with those words…just sayin’. I then attempted to create three looks using leopard, denim and my new plaid shoes.

I’m just going to apologize right off the bat. Like my friend Gaylen just told me the other night…not every look’s a winner. No truer words have been spoken.

But hey, at least I tried!

SAM_2874I really like this combination, if I didn’t have on the plaid shoes.  But then what would be the point?  I actually wore this out and about and felt totally self conscious the whole time. It was too much look, even for me.



When I got home I put together two more versions to see if they worked any better…


Meh…maybe without the denim vest.


My third and final attempt…


I don’t know…it looked better in person.

Would you mix leopard, plaid and denim together all in one look?


Boyfriend Jeans


Um…aren’t boyfriend jeans supposed to be somewhat loose? Maybe I should have went up a size. Oh, well! I paired these Kut From the Kloth jeans from Nordstrom Rack with my new silver flats from Target and this $3.99!!! thrifted Linda Allard/Ellen Tracy jacket from The Family Thrift Center. I really like this jacket even though it’s got some shoulder pad action going on.

Golden Girls / Bingo Style

Warning: This is like the worst picture ever…but I always keep it real here on my blog.


That’s right, people…nothing says ‘Golden Girls’ more than a velour track suit. Mine is a Chico’s Synergy thrifted track suit that was only $4.00 at Family Thrift.

I was heading to the casino to play Bingo with my friends and I always like to wear something comfortable.


I  snazzed it up with the addition of this VS tee shirt and…


my tiger striped, sequined Converse!


THEN…I went to play Bingo on my birthday, with my husband…


I was overdressed to say the least…but I didn’t care! BTW…did you notice my sweater and jewelry from my recent Target haul? I actually think this camo works on me because it’s a grayish kind of green.

What’s YOUR Bingo style?


Veteran’s Day Thrift Haul

I’m sure it comes as no surprise to all of you that I went thrifting over the Veteran’s Day holiday…BUT I then met up with my husband, who happens to be a disabled veteran, for his free meal at California Pizza Kitchen.

I started on Sunday with the 50% off Pre-Sale at Savers. My thrifting buddy Doris and I were there for around 5 hours… again! We both scored some pretty amazing stuff. I was on the hunt for tops that concealed my mid-section, ponchos/wraps, vests, anything plaid and/or animal print.

Here we go:

SAM_2956Left-Right: DeCoded top $3.00….Fenn Wright Manson 100% merino wool open front sweater $2.50. This is a high end brand from the UK…. Talbot’s red denim jacket $5.00. Doris found this one. It was too big for her…yay me! I love it!.

SAM_2957O..MG! I am in love with this vintage red coat with the plaid lining. I only paid $5.00 for it!! I really like this East 5th black ruana too $6.50. My husband hates it…like…a lot! :-(

SAM_2958I needed..okay, I WANTED a basic brown pencil skirt and this Sears brand skirt fit the bill $3.00. On the other hand, this black embroidered skirt is a Nordstrom brand (Persaman New York) and was only $1.50! Hmm, someone needs to learn their brands…

SAM_2959This is the first time I actually purchased something new from Savers. This infinity black scarf was not discounted $9.99. These Arthur Chiang shoes were $4.00.


On Veteran’s Day, Doris and I hit up Thrift Town for their 50% off all clothing sale. We were both somewhat disappointed at their lack of selection, but of course we both found something to buy. ;-)


Don’t you just LOVE this coat and jacket? My friend Doris actually chose this Worthington tan/brown coat for me during my thrifting birthday party. (More on that party on an upcoming post for Thrift Town.) I scored it for $20.00 which is pretty pricey but I really like it. The black leather jacket is Chico’s $10.00.


Remember I said I was looking for shirts to hide my mid-section?

L-R: Talbot’s top $5.00, (tag removed) snake print top $1.50, Jones New York black and purple paisley zip up blouse $5.00. Doris found this one too. It is new with tags. Foxcroft brown/white gingham zip up blouse $2.00, and a Liz Claiborne sweater $4.00.

My thrifting doesn’t end there…

On Wednesday I headed to The Family Thrift Center with my friend Lisa. You all remember that is Senior Day right? Three color tags were 50% off. Of course, only two of the five things I bought were 50% off. Oh well!


L-R: WHBM gold shrug $7.99…I LOVE this reversible suede vest $5.99. The cargo vest was on sale for $2.00.SAM_2974

The other side.




L-R: This Antonio Melani (Dillard’s) new with tags, jacket was TOTALLY worth the $14.99 I paid for it. The Jones New York top was on sale for $2.50.

Lisa and I stopped at two more thrift stores. We struck out at The Assistance League of Albuquerque but we both scored at Goodwill.



This Chico’s Synergy vest was only $3.19.

I ended up with 22 items for around $109.00..which equals out to around $4.95 per item.

So, my loyal readers…what items do you want to see me model first?





Girls Night Out Event


I’m REALLY liking this head to toe thrifted ensemble. Everything you see here ( not including my impossible to read because my eyes are so bad, watch ) comes in UNDER $37.00! This is that ‘new’ with a price tag of $78.00 Ann Taylor dress that I scored at Savers for only $6.40. The shoes are Talbot’s that I got at Talking Talons for $4.00. The jacket and vintage purse are from Thrift Town. The bracelet is from my thrift trip to St. George Utah. The WHBM necklace from Kouture Konsignment is the most expensive thrifted item I am wearing at a cost of $13.85.

The event took place at Lovato Eyecare in Albuquerque. I met the manager, Heather, a few weeks back, at the live makeup demo at Kouture. I loved her style AND her glasses! Plus, she’s super nice. :-)  So I stopped in to check out their selection of eyewear and was invited to this event. Okay, truth be told…I kind of invited myself. ;-)

They had a ton of cool vendors there.  Makeup, jewelry, handbags, soaps…the list goes on and on. I bought a ring from Silpada…at a 30% discount because this is my birthday month…YAY ME! I also scored a makeup goodie bag… thanks Melissa…you rock!!

 There was food and champagne too. Shout out to  Smallcakes… A Cupcakery. Your lemon cupcake was the bomb!

Do you want to know the best score of the night?…


These frames that were hand selected for me by David, the designer for Vera Wang Eyewear:

2014-11-14 20.18.53I think these are the coolest glasses ever! I like the whole retro vibe they have going on and they certainly make a statement…which in MY book is a good thing!

and yes…I got a discount on them. ;-)





Mix and Match Fashion…For Only $28.00!!

SAM_2694Hi everyone! I almost forgot that my latest post for Thrift Town came out today. Click on the link to see how I mixed and matched my $28.00 worth of clothes.

Have a great weekend!


The View

IMG_20141021_104844 I was subbing at my school here in the mountains outside of Albuquerque and this was my view! This picture doesn’t do it justice.

Inside the classroom, this was the view:


My ‘new’ $4.00 purple jacket! and inside my jacket was…

SAM_2768this awesome pattern! It looks like a Vera Bradley pattern, huh.

This is one of my all time favorite thrifts!

What’s one of your favorite thrifts?