Let’s Try This Again…

You all remember this look featuring my new striped White House Black Market skirt, right?


I put this on to run errands, I thought it was too dressy, yada, yada,yada.


I decided to style the skirt again and…


SUCCESS! I wore this to meet a friend for lunch and I felt pretty and not too dressy. :-)

Two Things…

Hi guys!

Two things…

My latest post for Thrift Town came out today and it’s all about the details:


and my girl Jamie from More Than Turquoise is wearing a thrifted outfit in her latest post!


Have a great weekend!

The Family That Thrifts Together…

SAM_2420…saves money together! Just a recent family photo, and we are all wearing thrifted clothes!

You all know (and love) Miss Oreo. Did you know we have two cats also?

First up is Brownie…

SAM_2425and his sister…

SAM_2439Cupcake! I think I was hungry when I named them.

Did you know I have a thrifting business called Thrift Me Over?  I do thriftovers…it’s a makeover at a thrift store! If you live in Albuquerque, New Mexico give me a call…though I have taken my show on the road.  Click on the link below…pretty please. ;-)





A Leopard and a Zebra Walked into a Bar…


Not really…I just thought that was a catchy title! I love the pattern mixing on these sandals that I bought last summer.

I repeated the same patterns with my zebra bracelet from Thrift Town and my leopard print Audacity by Angelic bag from Kouture Konsignment. I like how this bag has a chain attached, so I can wear it cross body or tuck the chain inside and carry it as a clutch.

The shorts and halter top are SO last season from White House Black Market. ;-) I loved this top so much that I bought it in red too! You can see me wearing it on instagram. Here is the link:


I finished off the look with a summertime red lip.


My Latest Obsession…





When it comes to my handbag, black is my go to color…and switching out bags to match my outfits…well, that RARELY happens. That’s why I am so surprised about my latest obsession…these bags by local Albuquerque designer, Angelic Rios. Her line is called Audacity by Angelic. They can be found at my favorite consignment store, Kouture Konsignment.

Her bags run from $10.00 for a makeup bag ( the second photo ) to $40.00 for a tote bag. The three other bags were $20.00 each.

I was immediately drawn to the sugar skulls. It must be from living in New Mexico these last 10+ years.  Of course, my love of black and white, stripes and leopard print all came into play too.

Here are some recent looks that I paired with the tote bag…


This look features my thrifted Banana Republic top $5.60 and these sandals from DSW that were a rushed decision (thanks to my husband). I’m happy to report that they do not hurt my feet. Yay!

I carried the bag on a recent outing to Santa Fe too.


This time I paired it with a recent Savers thrift…these Levi’s skinny jeans $4.90 that I found in the men’s section. Even though I have a MAJOR muffin top in these jeans, I really like them! I just pair them with ‘fat friendly’ tops like the one you see here from WHBM.

I carried this tote all week when I was subbing at the school, and one of the kinder kids told me they liked the roses on the bag and several of the teachers commented how they liked the bag too. One even said that she didn’t really care for skulls, but she liked this bag! Also, at a recent BeautiControl Glam Beauti Bar Event, I was stopped by several women asking me where I got my bag.

Angelic’s bags are definitely one of a kind and will get you noticed…and in my book, that’s a good thing! Now that football season is here she is making the cutest tote bags for all the teams. She custom makes bags too. Hmm…I better get my order in.

Here is the link to her Facebook page where she posts all her latest creations…


Remember this look?


I posted it to Audacity by Angelic’s Facebook page and won one of her bags! How cool is that!! I choose an all black, sparkly one of course…



If you live in Albuquerque, stop by Kouture Konsignment at 136 Washington Street Suite H in Nob Hill and check out Angelic’s bags for yourself. You just might go home with one…or five! ;-)

Have you downloaded my free thrifting guide yet…





Feels Like Fall


I woke up this morning and there was a chill in the air…and I wasn’t happy about it! What I WAS happy about was getting to wear some of my finds from my summer of thrifting! In fact… everything, except my jewelry, is from the thrift store. I really like the details on this $2.50  black Mossimo windbreaker…yes…I thrifted a Target item. I  know… I always say that if you want clothing from Target or Walmart,  go there and buy it. I broke my own rule… but it’s cute, right! I paired it with a 99 cents Chico’s top…I know, huh! It was one of the 99 cents clothing items that New Mexico Savers offers every Monday. The Gap capri pants were $8.00 and the shoes are new, with a $30.00 price tag… Unionbay for $9.99 from Ohio Thrift Store.

Head to toe for under $23.00. When was the last time you could say that about what you were wearing?

These people can:




You’ll Never Guess Who I Had Lunch With!

roofJL22Everyone, please meet my new friend Jamie! She is the style maven behind the ever popular fashion blog… More Than Turquoise!

Her sense of style is UH-MAZING and her accessories are TO. DIE. FOR!  Like…for real. Go check out her blog.  Go ahead…I’ll wait. No, really…take your time and look around at all her fabulousness…don’t forget to come back though!


Are you dying right now! My jaw nearly hit the floor when I saw her post ‘Seeing Red’. You know what else…she’s not only beautiful and fashionable but she’s down to earth and funny too!

I knew she was a blogger here in New Mexico, but what I didn’t know was that she lives near me…like… literally 15 minutes away! I know, right! So I sent off an email, we coordinated our schedules and met up for lunch!

Needless to say, I was super nervous about what to wear. I mean, I do have tons of clothes from my favorite store of all time…White House Black Market, but my niche is all about looking cute with clothes from the thrift store.

This is what I wore…


I paired my $6.00 Ann Taylor top with my $38.00 J Brand jeans ( which I finally realized is the most expensive item I have ever thrifted ), along with my $9.99 Lucky Brand shoes and my $6.00 bracelet that I thrifted in Utah. My cardigan and necklace are from WHBM. That’s a TISSOT diamond encrusted watch my husband bought me for our anniversary. I never wear it because my eyesight is so bad I can’t read it, but it looked cute with my outfit, so I went with it.

Here is another shot that Mitch took:


I was having a good hair day, thanks to my new Sei Bella shampoo and conditioner from Melaleuca. Look at Miss Oreo gazing at me with love in her eyes…I love you too, my pretty girl!

Jamie and I sat and talked for three and a half hours! We discovered we have a lot in common. We both are well traveled. She has been to France, a place known for it’s fashionable women. I have been to Siberia, a place known for it’s miserable weather. That’s not all we have in common! Our husbands are our photographers. Hmm… I have a feeling that her husband MIGHT be using a better camera than the $50.00 camera on clearance from QVC that we are using. I’m just guessing, but I could be wrong. Let’s not forget about locale. She uses the beauty that is New Mexico as her backdrop. I use the fireplace in my living room. Hey, I tried going outside a couple of times but my hair kept getting blown around!

But seriously, we had a great time getting to know one another, and plan on doing lunch again soon. I can’t wait to see what she’ll be wearing…  :-)