Friday, January 31, 2014

Sweater Bonanza

I don't know what the weather's like where you are but this has been one of the coldest winters I can remember. One of the best things about winter is picking out cute sweaters to wear. Pair it with some jeans and boots and woila.....a dressy yet casual look you can wear on date night, to coffee with a girlfriend, even church. I recently visited a Goodwill thrift shop in my area and hit the motherload. Feast your eyes...

 Sweater dress, Cato, Goodwill
Turtleneck, Merona, Goodwill last year
leggings, old
boots, Kohls
necklace, Karma Resale Shop, Glen Carbon, IL
 Sweater vest, from ITALY!!! , Goodwill
turtleneck, Merona, Goodwill last yr.
Cato jeans, old
mules, Elle, Goodwill several yrs ago
 cowl neck sweater, Goodwill
Cato jeans, old
boots, Payless Shoe Source, old
 sweater, Mossimo, Goodwill
magenta Coobie under sweater, Studo Gaia, Edwardsville, IL
necklace, Goodwill
Cato jeans, old
Elle mules, Goodwill several yrs ago
 earrings, Karma Resale Shop, Glen Carbon, IL
necklace, gifted
make-up, Mary Kay (blush, strawberry cream; lipstick, raisinberry)

What's your favorite way to stay warm this winter? Cozy sweaters? Fuzzy slippers? Hot chocolate?
Let me know in the comments below. Until next time......happy shopping!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Fast Frugal Formalwear

Recently hubby and I had a chance to attend a banquet in "the big city" as my dad says. We took the opportunity to really get dressed up. What a great time we had! Got to meet some new friends, have a wonderful meal, hear a great speaker and then strut our stuff on the dance floor. It was very cold that night and I was able to score this full length dressy overcoat at my favorite new resale shop "Karma". As I was purchasing it the owner told me "I've already had 5 calls on this coat today." (It had been displayed in her front window for a few days.) As they say......timing is everything!

Dress: (old), Sears, worn at brother-in-law's wedding, 2001
Shoes: Payless shoe source
Clutch: Rag Doll Clothing Exchange
Jewelry: Kohl's
Lipstick: Raisinberry, Mary Kay
Hubby's suit, local men's clothier(now out of business)
Tie: Beatles, Of Course!!!
Shoes: Famous Footwear
Glasses: Rayban, Crown Vision Center, Edwardsville, IL
Shirt:  Ralph Lauren, yard sale...WAY before I knew him!

We clean up good, don't we?!?!
Just to illustrate that a good, basic black dress can be used over & over...
I wore it September 2013 for a photo shoot at a refinery
Here's to dress-up occasions! It seems like we dress up less and less now-a-days. I hope you get a chance to dress up at least once or twice per year. I know I LOVE it! When's the last time you got really gussied up? Leave a note in the comments below and let me know. What did you wear? Thanks for stopping by and have a fun, frugal, fashionable week!