LEFTOVERS

Almost didn’t get my Sunday post out today, because we had a busy weekend, and I have not taken any photos in a few days. But I did look to see what I had that I could show you, so here goes.

The feature photo is another effort at styling one of my print dresses, but I did not include it in the last post. Here is a comparison:

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The next outfit is leftover from my jean jacket styling:

Not my favorite, but it was worth a try.

So, these outfits are like leftovers. Keep them around for a few days, and then discard  😉    I have worn worse-looking things in my day, believe me, but neither of these are in my favorites category.

Hope to be back soon with some FALL outfits.  Still hot, but counting down the days until…wait for it….SWEATER WEATHER 🙂

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INDIAN SUMMER

Just like last fall, we are having Indian Summer here in the south. It was over 90 degrees yesterday!  I refuse to wear real summer clothes in the fall, so have been doing my best to find things that don’t look too summery.

I did also try this with a denim jacket, in case it ever does cool off.

FYI, I am not having much luck in finding longer vests. Several readers had suggested that I pair them with long-sleeved dresses, like this

But I have not been able to find any other colors in styles that were flattering. I ordered some on Amazon from Made By Johnny (love their cardigans) but they were too long and flowy for me, so returned them. Also am going to have to return the ones from Bedford Fair…just did not fit right. If you know where to find a nice, straight vest that is not too long and not too flowy, let me know!

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I CONFESS PART 2

In the first installment of this post, I told you that I had bought several similar dresses, and could not decide which ones to keep, so was keeping them all. Well, a little time and a lot of try-on effort has passed, and I have at last decided to return ONE of them! So, I did actually buy FOUR dresses that were similar. You have seen two of them already.

Here are some of the combinations I tried with another dress:

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After seeing the photos, I realized that these two dresses

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were just too similar and I did not really love any of the looks I put together with the second  one, so I am returning it.

So…the third dress I decided to keep is the one in the featured photo. Here are some of the experiments I tried….not all (some were just too downright ugly to post)    😉

My first try-on in my bedroom. I do like it with boots, but these are brown, and it really needs black.

Okay, readers, time to let me know which of these you like (1-5):

 

And just so you know I didn’t make up the part about ugly, here is the booby prize try-on:

I hope you appreciate the way I am willing to humiliate myself in order to demonstrate to you that you need to try stuff on.

Just to remind you, here are the three similar dresses that I now own. You will probably see them again, because I have many more ideas of how to style them 😉

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A DRESS VS. AN OUTFIT

Not many words today, just a visual. My suggestion to you is that if you want to wear a dress, you might need to make sure that it looks put-together.

This post is also a reaction to some readers’ comments. One person suggested that I do not need to disguise my midsection. HA! Another reader suggested pairing a long-sleeved dress with a long sleeveless vest. What do you think?

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A DRESS                                              AN OUTFIT

And did you notice that I am NOT wearing a cardigan?  😉   😉

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BROWN SWEATER

Hello….short post today. I am still working on styling all my dresses that are similar to these:

  

I am actually thinking about taking at least one back. (But not either of these)  You will find out!

In the meantime, Jean suggested maybe wearing something underneath the dress, and maybe a long vest to disguise my middle, so I have been on the hunt for a long vest. Not easy to find when you are short. All the ones I tried were longer than the dresses and looked ridiculous. Again,if I find something I will show you my experiments and let you help me decide.

My outfit today is just another “trying to look like it is fall, when it is still hot” look.  And I don’t ALWAYS wear a sweater, but what the heck. Lots of cute tops are sleeveless and sometimes they are cut weird (like this one) so that you would have to wear a strapless bra. HA  Not doing that for sure. So cardigan it is!

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I CONFESS

Well, dear readers, I confess. I overdid it. When my daughter and her friend were here escaping from the hurricane, we went shopping to get our minds off everything. 😉    It worked like a charm–we had a great time shopping and we all found bargains.

I found some dresses that I liked and I liked all of them and I couldn’t make up my mind which one(s) to get so I brought them all home and I was going to take back at least one or two of them but I didn’t and I feel bad about it but not really because I still like all of them even if they are similar and I could still take a couple back but I don’t want to and now I am going to have to try to find different ways to wear them so they don’t all look like the same dress. Whew!

I feel better. Not exactly repentant, but better. The good news is that they were not expensive (please don’t even pretend that you are surprised). I am trying to rationalize and tell myself that all of them put together would not equal one dress from an upscale store.

I know I am bad about buying something that I like in multiple colors, but I don’t think I have ever bought this many items that are similar. I am not going to tell you how many…you will just have to keep reading my posts and find out. Maybe you will lose count, or maybe you won’t realize that they are all so similar. HA

You have already seen one of them:

And here is the try-on for Number 2:

and OF COURSE I styled  it with a sweater:

I hope you can see my adorable $5.00 necklace that I got from one of the teeny-bopper stores at the mall.

I’ll be back soon with another dress that looks a lot like this dress. 😉  Thanks for reading!

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STYLING A $4.00 DRESS

Yes, you read it right. My dress cost $4.00. As you know, my motto is “under 20” so this definitely fit the bill.

This is from my favorite take-a-chance-and-wait-awhile place, WISH. I have posted about it before, but it is a website that has a lot of stuff that is super cheap and comes from China. When I clicked the link, I noticed that the dress is now on sale.  In case $4.00 is too much for you, you will be happy to know that it is now $2.00!!  HAHA

You usually have to order 3 or 4 sizes up from what you normally wear, but after reading the reviews, I ordered a Large and it is fine for me. I normally wear a 10-12. It is also a bit short for a dress, so if you are tall, you might want to wear it as a tunic.

Anyway…I had fun styling it, so thought I would show you the results. As usual, some looks are better than others. Here are the good, the bad, and the ugly, not necessarily in that order. Remember, I was experimenting, and I was nice enough to document it all for you so that you can learn.  🙂

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You can be sure that I will never wear quite a few of these looks, BUT, I did wear one of these outfits last week, so I figured I have gotten my money’s worth!

Thanks for reading. My WISH for you is that you find some cute, inexpensive things to wear.

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REMEMBER THE ALAMO

Hello My Dear Readers,

As promised, today I am showing you vacation photos, so if you are looking for outfits, you can skip this one. Just letting you know….when I am on vacation, I do not spend much time worrying about how I look. I spend some time beforehand planning what to wear, and just let the chips fall where they may during the trip. I just get dressed and go with it….the point is to have fun, not to pose for blog pictures, so what you see is what you get.

We had so much fun! If you have never been to San Antonio, I highly recommend it for a long-weekend getaway. The trip could not have been better.

We stayed at the historic Menger Hotel in downtown San Antonio. So beautiful:

Our room actually overlooked the Alamo:

We took a little boat ride on the river and of course had dinner along the Riverwalk:

 

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Visited the Alamo of course:

and must say, had the best barbecue I have ever eaten when we hopped off the hop-on-hop-off bus at Augie’s:

Did some shopping at the Mercado:

And later that evening enjoyed a spooky ghost tour, but thankfully, did not see any ghosts:

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We are big fans of Gray Line tours, so we signed up for one that went to the boyhood home of Lyndon Johnson, LBJ’s Ranch and the Hill Country. Here we are at LBJ’s boyhood home:

The Texas White House has been restored to its 1963 version, so it was like walking back into history:

The tour also included a stop at the “town” of Luckenbach, which is no longer a town, but has the basics (a bar and a music venue LOL):

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Finished off the evening with another dinner on the River Walk and a visit to the San Fernando Cathedral, where there is a free spectacular light show:

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So, there you have it! Our little weekend trip was a huge success, and a great time was had by all. As usual, I learned so much. You can ask me anything about the Alamo or LBJ or the history of Texas…and I will understand your question. HAHA  But seriously, I do feel like I know a little more about those subjects than I did before I went, because basically I knew nothing, except that there was a battle at the Alamo.

Thanks for looking at my vacation photos. Again, I highly recommend San Antonio if you are looking for a fun place to go.

See you next time!

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FALL DRESS

This is a short post because as you are reading this, I am on vacation with husband and friends in San Antonio. More on that later. Today I am showing you a perfect dress for warm fall weather. You might not have kept this dress if you tried it on and it looked like this, but I did 😉

And guess what? I added a belt and a sweater. HAHAHA  I know I do this a lot, but it pretty much works for me. Seeing the pictures makes me think the belt made it a little too short, but I will see if I can fix that next time I wear it.

Thanks for stopping by! Be back soon with some travel tales.

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THE BEST LAID PLANS

Hello All,

My plan was to continue my series on styling jean jackets. I have a lot more ideas of things to show you!  BUT, life has a way of going in a different direction sometimes, and this week was one of those times. One of our daughters lives in Florida, and happened to be right in the path of the predicted hurricane. After a bit of back and forth, she decided to leave her husband there to keep an eye on things, and piled their daughter and their dog into the car and she and her best friend headed north to our house where they waited out the storm.

After a few a days they headed back. Her husband and her house are fine. Thanks be to God, the storm was not nearly as bad as had been predicted. But as you can imagine, I have not had time to take photographs of myself in jean jacket outfits. HAHA

I’m sure you are sick with disappointment, but don’t worry, I will get back to that soon. In the meantime, I did manage to snap a picture of what I wore to church on Sunday. And again, just to encourage you to keep trying, here is a before and after:

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Thanks for reading, and thanks always for your comments. They really make my day.

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