I consider myself a pretty darn good bargain shopper, only on rare occasions do I splurge and buy something full price. Here are my current steals for 2011.
Karen Scott Pacey Boots $59
Limited 678 Cuffed Jean $11
Limited Knit Cardi Wrap $9.50
Old Navy Polka Dot Top $5
H&M Boyfriend Cardi $5
Old Navy Yellow Ruffle Top $11
Old Navy Olive Ruffle 3/4 Top $15
Old Navy Jersey Tank $2
Gap Ballet Pleated Tank
Do you pay full price for clothing? What have been your latest steals & bargains?
Awhile back I won Gliding Calm’s Erin Braxton giveaway. After her review of Erin’s apparel I was excited to get my hands on one of Erin’s pieces. I received my Super Lounge Tee over the weekend and have been in it ever since.
The fabric that Erin uses is super soft which makes it super comfy as well. This piece also hugs your curves…va, va, voom! I love how versatile this piece is, whether its just lounging around the house or out for coffee you can dress this up or down. I can forsee working this into my spring wardrobe since maxi skirts are the rage for spring. A little blazer, wedges and scarf = instant chic. I feel wonderful wearing this around the house. Definitely a step up from the standard loungewear.
I’m 5’7” and did find that this to be almost a tad too long. Also if you’re not sure what size to get I personally would order a size up if you’re not comfortable with things hugging your body.
Thanks again to GC and Erin Braxton for the fabulous piece. I give 2 thumbs up for Erin Braxton Loungewear!
So many dresses, what’s a girl to do? Here are some of my current favorites from David’s Bridal. Can you pick which one is my favorite?
This is a new style at David’s Bridal, love the lace and the embellished waistline.
The simplicity of this dress is elegant and timeless, the champagne sash adds a sophistication.
I love the top of this gown, lacey and fabulous. The bottom is okay, but it reminds me of a chiffon cake.
Love how form-fitting this gown is. Lace and embellished waistline make it extra special.
Just enough beading to make this dress stand out from the rest and just enough poof without being too princess-y. Once again love the defined waistline.
If you guessed the 4th dress as my favorite you are correct! When I saw this dress I knew it had everything that I was looking for. It’s elegant, feminine and sophisticated.
Thank you all for the comments on my last post, its truly appreciated.
I spent the Christmas & New Years with my fiance and his family. I’ll be the first to admit I was a little scared/worried/anxious about it. Homemade noodles, white rice, oh my! (It should be noted my future MIL is vegetarian and does not cook with butter. She also prepares mostly seafood/tofu/egg dishes and occasionally pork for my meat loving fiance.) We also went out to eat a few times and was a little scared to step on the scale today. And guess what, I actually lost weight. My first thought was how could this be? I hadn’t weighed myself since the Wednesday before Christmas and since then haven’t been overly active & ate some foods I don’t normally eat (french fries, tacos, wings, cookies, Mickey D’s). But it has dawned on me I ate these foods in moderation and ate slowly.
My New Year goal is to be more in tune with my body, most importantly loving & respecting it. I want to be happy with my body and not obsess over it.
Since I’ve came back from China this past August I have been putting alot of pressure on myself to workout. And by working out I mean working out alot and to eat a healthy diet. As the holidays draw even closer I’m having trouble realizing that this exercise regimen is not working. After reading Jenna’s post on why she quit the gym, I’m realizing that I need to listen to my body and that has been really hard for me. Yesterday I worked out even though my body was telling me no, you need to rest. Also my appetite is voracious because I’m working out really hard these past few months. I feel guilty for eating all the time when in actually my body probably needs all those calories to replenish those lost. Its hard to break the mindset of you must burn x-amount of calories you’ve consumed in order to lose weight.
When I came back from my 1 month trip I was scared I had gained weight….but it was just the opposite. I had lost weight, noticeably in the tummy area. The exercising I did while I was there was walking & touring. Food wise I tried a lot of different things but didn’t over do it. It’s all about portion control.
So one of my New Year’s goal is to dig deep & to listen to my body. It’s hard too but I know it will be worthwhile in the end.
1. Operation Beautiful by Caitlin Boyle
Caitlin offers advice and wisdom for woman of all ages. In this book we are reminded that we are all strong and beautiful from the inside out.
2. Aerie The Workout Pant
These pants are comfy and flattering. They’re perfect for Saturday morning workout and running a few errands afterward. They wash up well and retain their shape through multiple washings. Dare I say they are up there with Lululemon?
3. Boca Java 30 Day Adventure
Snowy winter mornings call for a special incentive to wake to. Shower someone with this luxurious coffee sampler. Flavors include Cool Breeze Columbian, Light Up Las Olas and Kenya Cruising Sunny skies ahead!
4. 2011 Planner
Ring in the New Year in style with a cute and functional planner. Never forget the next girls night out, an important meeting with your boss or that new hot yoga class at the gym again.
5. Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
Fall in love with Big Bird, Cookie Monster and the rest of the gang all over again with this Christmas classic that will sure bring out the kid in any adult.
I love the holiday season… the music, lights, hot cocoa, kissing under the mistletoe. One of my favorite things is the showing of my favorite Christmas/Holiday commercial by Eat n Park. It’s as old as I am but its a classic. I haven’t seen it on TV yet but thanks to YouTube I can watch it all year long. Enjoy!