Monday, May 16, 2011

Garage Sale

Hi.  I've been on vacation this past week (plus today thank goodness).  I had a list of things to get done while on vacation --- and I just now remembered that I actually wrote a list out!  Oh well.  Best laid plans....  I did have my garage sale though and through my daughter's awesome help in setting up tables and carrying the majority of the stuff out --- we did pretty well.  Earned about $200. After the sale was over, I took about 6 quilts back inside and a couple of other things, but that's it.  We put the leftovers out on the lawn and put a "Free Garage Sale Leftovers" ad on Craigslist.  Within 2 hours, most of it was gone!  I love Craigslist!  (See ).

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Nothing to do with Fashion

While this is only semi-related to fashion, it's quite related to shopping! I thought I'd tell you about my latest finds.  You know that cheap store called the " Dollar Tree?"   I found the best lip "shimmer" there!  I picked up a couple of lip products to try. I thought, what the heck, it's only a buck!  A couple of years ago L'Oreal discontinued my lipstick and color, so I've been on a search for a new one since my stash of those ran out.  I've tried different colors and different brands.  Nothing compared to that color and product that matched my skin tone so perfectly.  So when I picked up those two lipsticks at the Dollar Tree, I certainly didn't expect any sort of success!  The first one was actually a lipstick and it was way too dark (not pictured here).  I looked like a gothic housewife.  Threw that one out.  Then I tried the lip "shimmer".  It's actually in between a gloss and a lipstick.  Ding ding ding winner!!!  It's "Sally Hansen Natural Butter Lip Shimmer" and the color is Bliss (top one in the picture).  It almost makes my lips look naturally that red which will be good for during the day at work or for a night time going out look.  I went back and bought 3 more Bliss Lip Shimmers, plus picked up another color called Aura (bottom shimmer in the picture).  This color is more for that casual look, almost the natural look that is in right now, but I like a little more color on my lips than "natural" and this fits that look.  While I haven't found that these shimmers bleed, at my age my lips are starting to get little creases along the outer edges, so for work wear I will probably apply a lipstick that doesn't bleed first and then this perfect Sally Hansen $1 Lip Shimmer! But so far on vacation I've been wearing it by itself.  Oddly enough it has even stayed on while eating! I just found and ordered 24 of them on ebay (all still sealed of course).  I'll be set for a couple of years again.  Thank you to the Dollar Tree!

Oh p.s., the second find at The Dollar Tree was a Spiderman ice pack for my grandbaby.  They are about 4-5inches tall x 3 inches wide.  We've already tried one and they are pliable and comfortable for him!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Vacation Shopping!

Oh dear.  Have zipcar, will shop.  Get zipcar, so can shop.  You get the point.  I reserved the zipcar yesterday (Saturday) --- so I went shopping!  I went to Macy's and bought 2 outrageously inexpensive tops and 1 expensive top.  I haven't quite got to taking pictures of them yet.  They had 50% off their clearance, including their jewelry.  Here are some pictures of the rings I bought --- 1 was $3.50, the 2nd one was $5, and the animal print one was $16!  I now have 3 animal(?) rings; a bee, a snake, and now an alligator too!  These new rings below are each really unique and I'm glad I can pull off such different styles!! I added a side view of the apricot colored one so you could see how it's set up on the setting.  Of course my favorite of the 3 is the zebra one!  (Sorry the pic is a little fuzzy - I'll try to take a better one this week!)  Well, off to bed now, it's 2:44 a.m.....   

Friday, May 6, 2011


Okay for all you bargain shoppers out there --- tomorrow the Avenue is 40% off the entire store!!!  Oh alright, since I only have 2 followers and I'm betting "Eli" isn't interested in a plus size old lady's store, then this message is for you DONNA!!!!    

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A wish list?

I saw in another blog I follow that she has a Wish List.  Fabulous let me find some really great things to put in mine!  Here goes!  Hey wait!  I think I just put together an outfit by accident!  Oh dear, now I need shoes too....

Great tank, I do already have one, but I need this color! AVENUE.

This is pretty - the over shirt thingy! AVENUE...

Nice wide legs for those of us that need it!  JESSICA LONDON..

Gorgeous and expensive scarf $39.99.  JESSICA LONDON...hmmm I might have to buy this now!
Just a darn beautiful diamonart or cz setting.  JESSICA LONDON....