October 10, 2012

Focus On Fashion

Before we get to some of my recent fashion finds, let me apologize for my absence on the blog….for the last 2-3 weeks we’ve been knee deep in renovating a half bath at my mom’s old house (which we recently rented out – yay!).   What started out as what we thought was a quick fix in the shower of her 50+ year old house resulted in completing gutting the entire bathroom and starting from scratch.     While the bathroom did need a complete overhaul, we didn’t need the $3,000+ price tag that went along with it.     So here’s a big shout out to my husband and our wonderful friend Scott for all their hard work and dedication on this project.

Now, onto the “fashion show”.   I don’t think I’ve ever shared my love of clothes & shoes on my blog but trust me….I LOVE CLOTHES & SHOES!    But since I’m no longer working I can’t justify my shopping addiction and have had to create a wardrobe that is suitable to wear around the house but with the addition of an accessory or two, looks good enough to go out.     Of course, Pinterest has played a large part in the revamp of my wardrobe.      I pin outfits I like and make notes of what I have and what I’d need to get a similar look.     I spent most of Tuesday shopping and think I did pretty good recreating some of my favorite looks.   

First I’m going to show you photos of some of the outfits I pinned:




Simple, simple…white button down shirt, jeans & leopard shoes





Black turtleneck, jeans, gray scarf & black boots




I’m on the hunt for a red vest and purse




I recently bought a cute white quilted vest for this look…and I love the yellow purse!




Love, love, love the gray and white and doesn’t that scarf pull it all together?




I’ve wanted this outfit since last year….I have a red stretch bracelet and still looking for a red infinity scarf



Love the gray knitted scarf



Too cute (I love the turquoise paired with gray…have to try this)!



Leopard scarf and yellow accents


I had a few basic items such as a white shirt, black tops and jeans.    My shopping list included finding a gray scarf, leopard scarf, gray & white zebra scarf and leopard shoes.   I also picked up a chunky silver bracelet…I wear a lot of silver jewelry.

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I think I hit the jackpot on all three!   I got the gray knit scarf at K-Mart ($7.99 on sale); gray & white zebra scarf at Ross ($9.99) and brown leopard scarf at Target ($14.99).    

I also found these cute leopard shoes at K-Mart.

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I haven’t cut off the elastic tying the shoes together until I made sure they were going to be comfortable.    The price of the shoes was $19.99 but they rang up for $7.99!   

I also found these adorable velvet pumpkins at Ross….

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Can you believe $2.99 each?!?!?!   The large ones were $4.99 but I only got 2 little ones…might go back and get a few more.    I’ve seen a couple of DIY velvet pumpkin tutorials so I might try my hand at making some but really, you can’t beat $2.99!

Our anniversary is this Friday…9 years!      See ya’ll later!!!


Diana said...

Love all the outfits! I am seriously addicted to Pinterest right now for the fashion alone! Love it all! And cute shoes, Judy!

Kelly said...

I love, love, love the outfits that you pinned! I like classics like that with patterned scarves. I haven't been to Ross in a long time. They always have the best prices. Can't believe you found those cute velvet pumpkins so inexpensively. You couldn't even buy the materials to make them for that!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Off to Ross I go!!! Love that scraf that you found there and those $2.99 velvet pumpkins are so NIFTY THRIFTY!!!


Kelly - Talk of the House said...

I recognize some of those pins! Love that red purse that you are on the lookout for...and the yellow bag too. You scored well at Ross! I need to do the same..maybe I should send you as my personal shopper! ha ha.

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Ron said...

Happy Anniversary, Judy! Glad you're back & in fashion. xo

Stacey said...

I love all of those! The shoes are adorable and have been on my list too.

Stacey said...

Oh I had to come back and tell you, on my Pinterest I have a Jeans Every Day board. Since I quit working I'm totally adopting that fashion lifestyle and it is so easy to look cute!

Cheri said...

I am so jealous Judy...awesome finds. I'll send you a check and you can go shopping for me...LOL
Now I really wished we had gotten together when I lived in AL...dang girl.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love all the outfits you have put together here, Judy! They are all definitely something I would wear. I need to find a comfortable pair of flats but sometimes have a problem with the ballet flats and blisters. I did see and pin a tip for fixing that issue so I'll be on the lookout for an inexpensive pair of cute ballet flats. I need to revamp some of my clothes, too. It's been a year now since I haven't worked, so there are some things I think I can donate now.

paperjunk-lc said...

I just bought some leopard flats at Payless that look great and are actually comfortable. Total Steve Madden knockoffs. Love your pins!


Heather said...

I LOVE the 2nd outfit you pinned (the grey & black), but I'm particularly crazy about the bag. Do you have any idea at all what kind it is or who makes it?

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Got that scraf at Ross today...passed on the pumpkins (I just have way to much decor).


Stephanie@SweetTeaAndSunshine said...

I totally love Ross. I can't WAIT to get back in our house in 3 weeks & decorate for Thanksgiving! Ilove the oufits, too!

Jen Orsini said...

These outfits are great--I too am no longer working, so I totally could wear them all! Thanks for the the inspiration, I will re-look at my closet to see what fits your suggestions.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Love all of these outfits. I have quite a few of those pieces but need some leopard flats and some brown or black (maybe one of each) boots.

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