Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Cocktail Party Goes On!


The day the tornado came ripping through the area, we had a cocktail dress auction to attend. What made me fret more?? The stinkin auction, where my hubby and I would hob nob and rub elbows with some of the most influencial citizens of North Georgia. I knew we would be the couple with the least amount of $$$$ in the bank, but I knew that me the guru of deals could dress the part, for little money! I got to the auction and was SHOCKED at the immodesty of the outfits or should I say bedroom wear at this function. Except for the little old ladies with old Southern money, who were dressed in beautiful Chanel suits and reeked of class and dignity. I was actually aproached by one and asked if I lived in the Country Club and that she was happy to see someone who was dressed appropriately. I take that as a complement. I try to be appropriate.

The outfit

Black sequined knee length skirt by INC found brand new with tags at Goodwill for $4.89
Black Basic tee from Downeast Basics for $9.99
White Cotton Shirt on clearance from CATO for $5.99
Black strappy heels for $19.99 at Rack Room Shoes
Total cost for a modest evening cocktail outfit: $40.86 plus tax

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Everyday Wear

I am really fond of jean jackets. They cover a lot of flaws and are modest.. If you can find a feminine cut that fits your body, you are set.! This outfit was mostly from Steve and Barry's. I love this store. Right now everything is $8.98. Everything, even the down coats I bought for the kids..

This complete outfit: Guess Jean Jacket found it Goodwill $4.89(it IS okay to shop there, you are being frugal, plus you are also recycling clothes and helping the environment, it is a very GREEN thing to do!)

White sleevless cotton ruffle blouse $8.98 Steve and Barry's Sarah Jessica Parker Bitten Line

Short Sleeve wonder Tee from Downeast Basics in Cinnamon $9.99

Jeans $8.98 from Steve and Barry's (these run a size big) They have some spandex in them for a comfy fit.

Red and White Polka Dot Satin Flats Rack Room Shoes $19.99

Friday, March 14, 2008

Funky Heels

I will admit. I am addicted to shoes and jeans. Especially when I get them for a good deal. The question I pose is, do you feel comfortable wearing jeans and heels? Or do you find it a little bit on the pearls, ankle jeans, white pumps and sweater wearing redneck scale?? I don't wear heels with jeans, because I like dresses too much and will wear that if I think heels are appropriate.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Miss Me Jeans

I got my order in from Heavenly Couture yesterday and I love the jeans. I also love that they cost only 17.95. They run a tad on the big side, so my next order will be 28's and not 29's. These are a fabulous deal!

I Must Set the Example

I Must Set the Example
For these two young ladies (except for the shoe and jean addiction)