Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tuxedo Shirt and Poppy Skirt

I rummaged in my tiny little closet (nightmare for me) and found The White Tuxedo shirt was a purchase from Downeast Basics as well as the skirt, a while back. I do know the skirt is no longer available. The orange tee is from Coverwear. The eyelet slip extender from Vintage Hem and the heels well they are from DSW.. You know how I love the heels. Good thing I have that tall hubby. With my heels I am 6'1. No Shrinking Violet..

(you probably figured that since I post my rear end for all to see)
What do you have already existing in your closet? Go find some pieces and figure out a new way to wear it..Go and look and try different colors and textures together. Make your own style and be unique.

If we were all the same things would be mundane.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

How About That??

Alyssa over at Amayzing nominated me for the

Award. Thanks a Bunch..

And in turn I must

Here are the rules:
1. Post the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 7 other people for this award and add links to their blog.





Shady Gardener

KC MO Garden Guy

My Iowa Garden

4. Leave a message for the people that you nominated!

In Progress

My Great Finds!

A one of a kind, handmade leather handbag! $2.60 Are you kidding me??
A brand spankin new pair of Levi's for $5..
A cute, eyelet skirt that would look great with a vintage hem slip extender underneath. $4.69

A pair of Miss Sixty's.. SWEET. These retail between 170 to 250 bucks.. I got them for five..
This proves you can be stylish even if you don't have a wad of greenbacks in your purse.. Just have to know what you are looking for and to be patient.

Successful Trip to Goodwill

We took an hour and found us some great deals!
The youngest child a 5 year old boy, found some good school clothes, for his rapidly shooting upwards bodyThe 7 year old daughter did too The 10 year old daughter got a jean jacket and a purse.. Backpacks for the three youngest kid. Nice and Sturdy brands!

What is the Greenest Thing You Can Do as Far as Style?

Who says it isn't okay to buy from consignment shops, thrift stores and second hand shoppes? Think of all the material saved, emissions from production saved, land resources saved and chemical output saved and the bonus, you usually save a ton a money and find great stuff. Don't forget you are helping those in need when you spend your $$ at stores like this. They usually fund a homeless shelter, a lunch kitchen for the poor, disabled individuals and so on and so forth. My favorite store is the Deseret Industries (a staple in the West). Sadly we don't have them here in the South, but still plenty of great places to look. As an example I am going out today. My mission to find the youngest three a new outfit for school. Plus I will see what I can find for myself in the process, last time I found a pair of Von Dutch jeans in my size and for five dollars. We are off!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

We All Know How I LOVE Shoes!!

Michelle K®
Floral skimmer flat $17.99 reg. $50
Steven by Steve Madden
Mary Jane pump

$29.99 reg. $99.99

Naughty Monkey (one of my favorite funky brands)
$34.99 reg. $69.99

Some great funky shoes at Victoria Secret! There are even a few coupon codes to boot. (like the pun?)
25% OFF ANY CLEARANCE PURCHASE - Add any clearance merchandise to your shopping bag. Enter offer code SAVE25 at checkout. For eligible orders clearance prices will be adjusted after offer code is applied. Valid through July 24, 2008
Place an online order of $100 or more. Enter offer code VS100 at checkout. Shipping and Handling charges will automatically be deducted for eligible orders after offer code is applied. Valid through August 3, 2008 for free standard shipping and handling anywhere in the 48 contiguous United States. Standard shipping to Alaska, Hawaii and the U.S. Territories only $4.99 for eligible orders.
GOPINK - free PINK tote with PINK purchase
just remember, when I post a deal, that deal can be gone by the end of the day, so act fast.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Try Avenue Jeans for Ten Dollars (plus size store) HURRY

Discount reflected at checkout. Select rigid denim styles. Limited time. While supplies last. Special offer for the first 1,000 customers.
You can also use coupon code AV81153 for 20 percent works on the $10 jeans. This makes it an even sweeter deal!!
see deal disclaimer on right

You Can Find Young Girls Modest Dresses

You can find modest dresses you just have to look. I just got back from a visit to South Eastern Idaho and saw several stores that had modest dresses. It all goes back to supply and demand. Down here in the Southeast, modesty is not a priority, so I had to look elsewhere. I found some very cute dresses online at by Jodi California. I bought this pink one below for my very tall skinny 10 year old daughter. She loves it.

Modest for girls sizes 7-Juniors. They are reasonably priced as well. To me I would rather pay the thirty dollars and not have to search and search. You can click on the dresses and they will take you to their site.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Fav Fav Fave Mineral Makeup

I love makeup! All sorts, but I absolutely love Ulta and their brand of mineral makeup. It goes on flawless for me and stays on the whole day in the heat and humidity.. It is also less than the more expensive brands. Best of all it is a sunscreen because it has zinc oxide in it.

Ulta has a few coupon codes and deals right now as well.

Receive a FREE 13-pc. gift with any $17.50 purchase of ULTA Cosmetics, Minerals
free 13 pc. ULTA gift
thru Jul 26
or Formativ SkincareGift includes: • eye shadow quad • cheek color • two mini nail lacquers • two full-size lipsticks • lip plumper • dual-ended liner • travel hair brush • 3-pc. brush set • travel cosmetic bag.your choice of warm or cool collections
While quantities last. Offer excludes color kits, Mineral Kits, and ULTA Professional *Free item must be of equal or lesser value to the lowest-priced item purchased.
Free Shipping on $25 or more Code FREE25A1

$3.50 any order of $10 or more Code 94269

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Self Tanner Fav!! Also Tips for Applying a Great Tan!

I am a firm believer in self tanner! I am very, very, very pale. Think Nicole Kidman pale. I am pretty diligent of putting sunscreen on to ward off skin cancer (hopefully). I have tried every self tanner out there and this was the best by far! It doesn't streak, it doesn't smell and it leaves a natural color.. It also dries FAST.. It is $17.50. A little spendy , but in my opinion worth it..

Self Tanning Secrets from Origins

Self-tan insider secrets.
*Rather than applying one heavy layer, apply two thin layers over two days.

*Tanning the neck can be tricky. Lift your chin and rub a dime-size amount in. Keep your chin raise for about 5 minutes to prevent creasing.

*Don't forget to wear sunscreen. Self-tanner won't protect you from sunburn, cancer or wrinkles.

*To tone down streaks, use a cotton ball soaked in toner.

*Missed a spot? Apply self-tanner to pale spot and wait for it to dry. Then apply another thin layer to the surrounding area.

*Orange palms? Scrub with soap and water and exfoliate if necessary. Or wash your hair. The detergents in shampoos can help fade color on palms.

*Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Nothing will prolong your self-tan better.

All it takes to look golden is a little Glow-how.

1. In the shower, cleanse, shave your legs, and exfoliate your body to ensure even application.

2. Dry yourself completely. Self-tanner will not adhere to moisture.
3. Wait for your body temperature to return to normal.
4. Wear snug-fitting surgical gloves to apply self-tanner. Nothing says "phony" like deep brown palms.
5. Apply a small amount of body moisturizer to knees elbows, heels and knuckles on toes and fingers.
6. Apply in small, circular strokes, carefully covering every inch of you. Start with larger areas, such as thighs, buttocks and torso. Be careful not to miss any spots. Add more as necessary.
7. Joints react more strongly to self-tanner. To avoid dark creases, be sure your joints are bent when applying self tanner. Straighten them out while they dry.
8. Rub it in. When you see no shine on your skin, all of the self tanner has been absorbed.
9. Let your body dry. Lounge around in loose-fitting, dark colored clothing. If you self-tan in the evening, give yourself a few hours before going to bed. If you perspire during sleep, you may cause your tan to streak.
10. Avoid sitting on the good furniture.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Modest Magazine Eliza

Eliza Magazine
Check out this magazine for people interested in modest and stylish clothing.. What great ideas it has!!

Little Girls Can Be Modest Too!

I found this cute dress from Macy's , but knew it wouldn't be modest enough alone. So I added a red tee under it.. Total cost 24$$, the dress was 40% off at Macy's. You need to watch Macy's because they can have awesome sales. Don't let the name of the store scare or fool you, half of all my great deals for the family come from there.


I Must Set the Example

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