I walked into my closet. Yes, I opened the door and didn’t literally walk into it. I mean entered my closet and I had a melt down. You know the kind where you start to shake like a tree int he wind like your blender when you didn’t put enough water in. I had this overwhelming feeling of yikes!
What do you do when your clothes own you?
I suggest taking this class if fashion really overwhelms you the Adore Your Wardrobe class has helped thousands of women gain control. They look better, and they feel better. If you do not want to be a student, then I suggest you do what I did. I took everything out of my closet, and I put it on my bed. Yes, everything. Yes, it was scary I was afraid mountain clothes was going to get me.
Then I did what I read in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I picked up each item to see if they brought me joy. I made three categories:
1) JOY! JOY! JOY! (meaning it looks good, it is in good shape, it is fashionable, it fits me right now, and I feel great in it)
2) This would look better on someone else; it doesn’t bring me joy
3) This needs to be donated what was I thinking.
I gave myself permission to keep 2 things that had sentimental value. That is it! Two! If I could find a picture of myself wearing it before I had kids in the pile it went!
I know some girls dream of princes I dream of Frye cowboy boots for women. I know that Frye boots promotion hardly ever come up. I am honestly not sure where this boot problem came from since I lived most of my life in Florida and we didn’t wear boots. I can tell you I fell in love with these boots. The problem was they are expensive. They were so much money that after turning over to look at the price I put them down like they were on fire. Then I picked them up and asked to try them on. I tried them on. I fell in love and I gave them back to the clerk. The reason was simple I could throw on my credit card but I could pay off my credit card with them on there.
I left the store over a year ago. I went online and tried to find them. I spent the next year saving for them. Then I didn’t realize how hard it was to find them. I had a game I played with myself for a year. The do you need that or do you want those Frye cowboy boots for women more. There were time the answer was yes and times the answers were no. I would come home and put the money I saved in the safe. It was sometimes $3.00 and sometimes $30.00. It was birthday money and wow, I saved using coupons money. It was hard earned money. I knew one thing those boots were made for walking and I was going to have them.
I guess I fell in love with the pearls and the fact that I had never seen Grey Frye Cowboy boots before. Well, I am pleased to announce that I bought my Frye boots. It took over one year but I did it. I even caught my Frye boots on sale I got 15% off. I love how they fit. The leather is subtle and not stiff. The boots hit on my mid calf. They are not heavy and they are very comfy. They are remarkable You can see what I paid minus 15% by clicking on the pink text below. I am proud of myself for sticking to my goal. It is easy to use a credit card it is harder to actually not buy stuff so you can buy what you really want. What am I saving for next. Well, I am saving for a Rolex. I assume it will take me several years but if you want something you have to work to buy it. You have to give up things to get what you really want. I know one thing I love my boots and I love knowing I paid cash. I should not prior to buying them I paid the extra money the 15% I saved into my children’s college fund.
Deborah Frye Boots <— click to find out how much I had to save
Now you can see how much I had to save! Wahoo! I love my new grey boots. They are adorable!
I must admit I love to get stuff in the mail. I know gasp. I also am addicted to shopping. I am addicted to frugal fashion finds. Thus having a deal site makes sense. I know that I can get better deals on the internet than in the stores. I also know what brands look good on me and how to score them for 50% or more off their retail price. I recently went to lunch with another blogger and she shared this awesome site Like Twice. I thought oh she looks cute I am positive this is something I should check out for you.
I went to their site and I signed up for a free $10 credit. You can see my jcrew jacket that I got for $10 off was a real deal. I got my jacket quickly and it looked just like the picture. It fit perfectly and I love it. I am going to shop there all the time. Twice consignment is my new favorite store. I am even going to consign my own clothes on there. It is so much easier to find nearly new clothing on their site then searching the racks of goodwill. I also know they are in great condition and will arrive nicely packaged. This site is the real deal. I suggest you sign up while they give you $10 off your first purchase. I am sure you can find something cute!
What is your best fashion score?
I am a fashion girl. I have had my nails done for a year now. I know I am addicted. I am also addicted to having a reason to get out of the house and get a little bit of me time. It is worth the $15 for the fill. I have been looking at the nail art forever. I just can’t justify the expense of the design. I had a bit of inspiration from my daughter. she puts stickers on everything. I decided sticker on my nails would be perfect. The question I had was will they last? Do they look good? Can I do them myself?
The answer is they are so easy to apply. Yes, I did them myself. I found that if you put on clear polish on the top then they stay. The picture above is my nails after a week . I have a crazy life with three kids and I type all the time. The kiss stickers lasted! I love them. You can grab them off amazon or at walmart! They look so good my husband asked how much they cost in that I am going to get on your case kinda of voice. I told him the whole pack was under $5.00 and I have enough for three or four more applications. He just smiled. I guess the deal blogger wins this round! The nail polish is OPI Yodel Me On My Cell. Try it just know you can remove them with nail polish remover.
I decided to try to color my hair again by myself. I selected feria shade 41. The photograph above is of my hair that I had professional dyed. I had highlights. It has been a couple of month. I am sure like many of you this month money is tight. I think back to school should be bank draining month. I have a lot grey hair which I attribute to my type A personality and my children’s ability to create a tornado within minutes of their arrival. I have colored by hair over the years but I had never tried feria before. This dye is made by Loreal paris.
It said you needed to leave it in for 25 minutes which had me a little worried since my grey hairs are very tough to dye. I even did 27 minutes just in case.I was right the colored didn’t penetrate them. I believe that my hair has a nice texture and it doesn’t smell. I was not happy with the overall color. The color also remained on some places on my scalp. I had to rewash my hair to get it out. I wasn’t happy with the way the color deposited on my hair. It was cheaper than my normal hair routine but I think I am going to save up to go back to my professional hair dresser because it didn’t cover my grey. I am aware that red is hard to do and that my hair is pretty dark so I wasn’t expected the color on the box but I was expected better results. I would suggest Feria if you do not have grey hairs.
You can see my hair color last week in this video Designer dresses for less. I was dressed by the stars of Project Runway.
I promised I would show you what I bought during my project Runway and Lifetime shopping spree. I was so excited to be at Lord and Taylors in New York City with some of the cast of Project Runway. I love dresses. I can’t help myself you always look like a lady in a dress. They are easy to wear and affordable. I ran to the sales rack. I know that at Lord and Taylors they always have great dresses and I could find a couple on my tight budget of $200. I do need to add I was given a 25% off VIP card to help. Do you know what you get when you give a “deal blogger” a coupon and a gift certificate. You need to watch the video below to see how many dresses I bought and how much money I spent. I can tell you I was so excited by my purchases that I have planned places so I can wear them! If you want to read about my Project Runway Experience.