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Boot season, Tory, and Ebates!

I declared that it was boot season way back in September.  I think since that day, I’ve worn boots every day.  I went to work one day and found that my heel had a crack in them, so I, sadly, HAD to go buy some new boots.  I don’t like to spend a lot of money on clothes because I like a LOT of clothes.  I always bargain shop! I went to DSW and found some very similar to the ones I had.  They’re Unisa, so they are really comfortable. They also have a pretty wide leg, which is great since I have big legs!

I am also in LOVE with Tory Burch.  I got this Tory Burch purse and some Tory Burch earrings for Christmas. (You can’t see the earrings in the picture, but they are SUPER cute.  I’ll have to remember to take a picture of them some day.) We got a really good deal on them because we got them online through Ebates and Nordstrom.

If you haven’t heard of Ebates, you need to sign up NOW.  It will change your online shopping habits forever.  All you have to do is sign up.  You’ll get a free gift card right away just for signing up.  Then ANY time you want to buy online, just go to Ebates first, find out if the store you want to buy from has an agreement with them, click on the store, then shop normally.  Ebates tracks the sale and then you get some money back!!! So for my Tory Burch purse and earrings, I get back $21.60 because Nordstroms was doing 6% back.  Nordstroms has free shipping, so it was cheaper than buying in the store!! YEA me!! Another good deal!

Outfit

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Pinterest outfit

I found this outfit on Pinterest and thought it was cute.  It just so happened I had all of the stuff for my Pinspiration in my closet already!  I’m not sure where she bought her stuff, but I got the clothes at Marshalls and the boots at DSW.  I’m betting I didn’t pay as much for my outfit as she did!  20140107-174815.jpg

Lazy Lucky Saturday!

I didn’t have much to do this weekend.  I love having nothing to do, until it comes down to the fact that I have nothing to do.  When that happens, my standard “go to” is to go shopping. As usual, I hit up all the Marshall’s in the Austin area.  This was my lucky day!! I found a pair of brown riding boots that actually fit on my legs!! I found a pair the other day, but they were $150, and I’m cheap.  I found these for $50.  Since I got such a good deal, I decided I would just buy another fun pair for the winter!!  Here are most of my new clothes.  I was actually lucky and bought a few other things that are not in the pictures, too.  🙂

Riding boots are my favorite!! I just can’t  usually find andy to fit my legs!! 😦  These are Unisa and fit!!


These were just fun boots, so I got them.  They are Steve Madden boots.

I love to shop!

As you may have noticed, I’m a little obsessed with sundresses.  Today, I was headed to the grocery store when I decided to stop in to Ross For Less instead. I usually don’t go there because I never find anything, but today I got lucky! I found 3 sundresses, a cute halter top and a cute trunk for my office. Just yesterday a friend and I were talking about how I needed something to put all my costumes for work in rather than have to bring them home.  I lucked out when I walked in and found the perfect trunk for only $50!! I never even made it to the grocery store!

This will be cute for almost anything!  (Except work! lol!)


This is my second maxi dress.  I have to get up the nerve to wear it out though! I still haven’t worn the first one!


I’ve gotten to the point that I prefer wearing dresses to shorts on a hot day!


This is really colorful and I don’t usually do this much color, but it looks cute with a tan!


I took this straight to my office and put all my wigs, hats, and other costume items in it.  It makes my office look so much better!!!

I love sundresses!!

Last summer all I wanted was tube top style dresses. This year, I’ve been wanting a one shoulder dress. I hadn’t been able to find any that I liked until I went to Marshall’s yesterday and this one was sitting in the Juniors department waiting for me. I’m not a junior, but luckily I can still wear some of the clothes. I wasn’t really sure where I was going to find shoes to match them, but when I left Marshalls, I stopped in to TJ Maxx and found these perfect flip flops to go with the dress. It was like they knew I needed them!!  Image

 

 

Shopping blog

I haven’t done a shopping blog lately.  It’s not that I haven’t shopped, because believe me, that never ends with me. I’ve been on my death bed for the last couple days, so since I could stay awake for more than 2 hours straight, I decided it was time to pamper myself a little bit. I went to two Marshall’s and found lots of cute stuff.  Since it’s summer, I need lots of  cute sundresses and I was in need of a swim suit since Cooper decided that the one I bought for this summer would taste really good and eat it.  I also bought some shoes and flip flops, but they’re kind of boring, so I won’t share those in this blog.

This little garden gnome was just funny, so I went ahead and bought him.  I think I’ll name him Josh after my favorite player.

It’s All About the Shoes!

I love shoes.  I have way too many, but when I was in Dallas over the weekend, I decided I needed another pair.  I’ve never really worn heels very often, but lately I’ve really liked all the heels I’ve found.  I got these at DSW.  I was excited because they were on the 40% off rack.  I went through the store and found the same pair out on the floor, but they weren’t on sale.  I feel like I got a deal!

Creating My Own Polyvore Type Picture

It’s official.  We are finally going to take the plunge and get new floors in our family room.  We’ve been fighting the smell of dogs since we first built this house, so I’m hoping hardwood floors will help us get rid of some of those odors.  We’ve decided to go with bamboo floors because they are supposedly very durable.  I hope they are right about that!  This afternoon, I went by Floor & Decor one last time to make sure I like the color that we have chosen. I think it’s going to work.

Since I was already in the area, I decided to go to my favorite store, MARSHALLS!!! While I was there, I bought two sundresses, a shirt and a pair of sandals.  I’ve always wanted a white sundress to wear with cowboy boots.  I have no idea if it even looks good on me, but I don’t really care because it’s a look I’ve always liked.  I can’t wait to have a reason to wear this cute outfit.

I was about to put my new clothes away, when I got distracted and got on Pinterest.  While I was looking on there, I got the great idea to create my own Polyvore type picture with my own clothes.  I wish I had something to do a better backdrop, but the carpet really didn’t work.  It was kind of fun putting it all together! I wish I had a fancy camera to take professional looking photos.  I really love taking pictures! 🙂

It’s Flip Flop Season!!

To be honest, is it really ever NOT flip flop season in Texas? I’m pretty sure I wear mine year round.  This weekend, Cooper took me leaving my favorite pair of day-to-day flip flops in the den as an opportunity to eat them, so when I ran out to buy a new hair dryer, I took the trip to the big city as an opportunity to stop in to Marshall’s to look for a new pair. I was looking for a more casual pair, but when I saw these Coconut flip flops with zebra stripes and flowers, I couldn’t resist buying them!  I’m really not sure what zebra stripes and flowers go with, but I’m sure I’ll find something!

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Ready to Ski Again!

I realized one thing from my ski trip…I need my own ski boots!  I always have trouble getting in and out of the rentals because I have kind of big legs.  Usually, I end up getting pretty bruised up because they are so tight on me. I also don’t like the idea of putting my foot in the same boot that hundreds of other people have put their foot in, even if I know they disinfect. Every time I go, I come to this realization, but today is the first time I did anything about it.  My mom and I went out ski boot shopping and ended up in McKinney at Doug and Lynda’s Ski Shop.  They have the nicest people working there.  The man who helped me pick out boots was so nice and helpful. He made sure to give me tips from how to put them on properly to how to store them.  He found a great pair of Nordica boots that weren’t ridiculously priced that fit me!!  My mom decided that she wanted to get these for me for my birthday, so that makes these extra special!

The lady that checked us out was super sweet, too.  She followed us to the car to make sure we had good directions to our next location.

I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to go back for my own skis next! I can’t wait for my next ski trip!

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