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Our First stop was Burlington Coat Factory  where Dear Daughter concentrated on tops!  She must have tried on 30,but was very decisive and had immediate No’s , Maybes and Definite Yes ones.

 I am not going to do individual pricing on these because quite frankly I am too tired….I began editing these photos at 6:30 am on Saturday morning after a crazy wake up call with barking Canine dogs and policemen shouting in my side yard, right outside my bathroom window at 5:30 a.m.  They apparently caught a shirtless teenager who my son thinks he knows.

So , yet another night of too little sleep… Today’s going to be a nap day.  

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DD declared, “This fit is to die for!”  after trying this one on! Navy studded and shirred top, right up her alley. 

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I bought her a white one like this last week. She recently bought Cobalt Pumps.

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Stripes and side shirring were the appeal here.

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SShhh! Don’t tell her I have this in bright orange….

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Every Irsih Gal needs a geen top! 

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Happy to see she got something other than a solid or stripe. 

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Black sweater with side shirring… She is starting from scratch so basics are necessity! 

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She has purchased and I have thrifted a few cardigans lately…

The total Cost for these Items at Burlington were $106. 

These Next three are from Kohl’s 

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Lauren Conrad for $20… after the 20% off coupon I found online

So Jealous as I have been wanting one like this, but gotta say her body totally rocked this one! 

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Chaps top clearanced for $10.40 after coupon

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Navy blue is well represented…

Our Final stop was a place she first discovered while at colllege in  Farmville and ultimitaley purchased her graduation dress.

That wonderful store is CATO where she had great success.

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And I had success too, this is my new denim vest for $21.00 and my only purchase of the day! 

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Great Layering sweater!

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Surprise , surprise,, the girl who rocks jewel tones chose a pastel! 

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Apparently DD has a boho side!

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Grey straight leg pants in tuxedo style with lace… Not much to love about pants in her opinion, but with these details strong like! 

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Lighter dress pants instead of all darks..

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Lace peep toe booties!  

Total Spent at Cato was $120

Dear Readers, all my conversations in the three days leading up to this abou ther attitude seemed to work and we had a delightful day!

I did my part to by walking away during the picking out phase and only participating in the fit part, and of course hanging things back up…

I was quite proud of her choices and realized three new things about DD from this trip…First , I already mentioned she has a boho side, second that she is more a minimalist and third that although similar heights we are opposites,,, I can wear petite tops but not pants… She can wear petire pants,but not tops…  She also bought several basic tank tops for layering and even went home and ordered more from Kohls since her small size was not represented in store.

Now, she still needs skirts and a few more pants and jackets ( she only has one).  Her other requests are for Mary Jane Pumps, a great workhorse shoe, tights and belts. She also has a desire for a lace top in creme.   

She does have several  other tops that we purchased over the last year for her internship. 

What I feel is missing is prints which may be able to come in with the skirts and jackets. 

And the best part of all is that she still has $100 in the budget I allocated to the day.  Over the next few months we can fill in any holes she discovers.  Just a reminder she had nothing but jeans and tshirts for college life prior to this.. Welll not quite true she loves dresses and has about 8 to 10 fantastic ones!   This wardrobe is to take her to the next level of subsitute teaching for this next year and on to grad school the follwing year, so we have lots of time to refine it.  

Dear Readers, If you made it this far, thanks for joining my journey with my one and only daughter!

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Yesterday I went thrift shopping and found a few items, then headed to Burlington Coat Factory.

IMG_1452I loved this pastel striped sweater by New York & Company  so much I actually paid full Goodwill pricing of $4.99

IMG_1453This is a Navy & White striped 2 pc set by Ann Taylor Loft that was half price at just $2.50.

At Burlington I went in search of sweaters that were longer to wear with tunic length tops….

IMG_1454This was $14.99, but I used a 20% off coupon.  This has one hook and eye up at the bust line that if worn that way covers a majority of the top underneath.  I have some hook and eyes and plan to add one more at the waist line, which opened it up and was a much preferred look.

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This black one by United States Sweaters was $16.99 and I was allowed to use a second @0% off to lower that price.  This comes with a belt and looks good with and without it.  I like the versatility and think both these sweaters will serve me well.

IMG_1456This hounds-tooth jacket was purely an impulse buy and not at all my intention when shopping.  I have been wanting a hounds-tooth coat  and earlier in the season had fallen hard for a Calvin Klein one with leather trim.  It was $400 and outside my budget, but I literally couldn’t stop dreaming about that coat.  I don’t normally dream about fashion, so this was unusual.  Anyway back to this little number.  I was swayed by this one because of the $19.99 price tag and the chic look of the collar.  It is definitely not a coat for freezing temperatures, but then again it is suppose to be in the 5o’s next week… I was able to use a 20% off coupon on this as well.

IMG_1457This last one is another Rachel Zoe trench coat via QVC.  I already have this in both black and khaki and have really been resisting purchasing this red one. But alas I failed to resist and succumbed.  It was on clearance for a long time and I kept watching it.  When it got down to only the XS and said there were just a few left I couldn’t let it go The XS barely fits me, but is wearable and in the right size for my goal weight. The other two I own in Small and it will still work with the weight loss.   I snagged it for 4 monthly payments which made it even easier to say yes.  It is now sold out in this color, but available in others, here.

Dear Readers, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  I think I may be heading to take my 17 year old son to the doctor as this sinus stuff does not seem to be getting better.  I am sneezing and have a runny nose this morning and pray I am not getting what he has…

Linking up with Look What I Got hosted by the Penniless Socialite and The Tiny Heart, so time to investigate some new bloggers…

 

I use to own a consignment store that was called “A Lucky Find”  so in tribute to that I will be calling my favorite purchases “My Lucky Finds”  Some will be from thrift stores, since I go weekly…

This week’s favorite is an outfit, dress and shoes.  The dress by Connected Apparel  is in my goal size and was found at Sears on Clearance for $9.99   Picture doesn’t show the sparkle in the top of the dress.  A very flattering cut to this dress!  

The Shoes by Westies were also on Clearance at Sears for $19.99 but because all shoes were on sale we got an additional discount for the low price of just $14.99.   Definitely a date night look that my husband is greatly anticipating!  Gotta keep working on my weight loss goal!

This dress is by One World and was on clearance at Sears for $14.99.  Once again this is in my goal size and I have great plans to style this with jackets, tights and boots for winter and again for spring and summer.  Love pieces that can be worn for two to three seasons!

A trip to Burlington Coat Factory netted the following two finds.

Hot Pink Pumps by Newport News                                                                                        were just $7.99, can’t wait to style these!

Forget a splash of red, I am a pink girl!

Brown Kaspers just $24.99.  Very much like the black ones above, so won’t purchase more this style… trying to break my addiction to multiples.  

Thrift Store Finds

Floral Dress by New York & C0  was a find at Goodwill. Cost was a mere $3.50 as it was purple tagged and half price that day. Love dresses that I can add sweaters , jackets, belts and scarves to accessorize.

These shoes have to my best thrift store find to date!  (only been going thrifting for a few months).  I scored these penny loafers for just $4.00.  A steal for BASS brand new never worn(see the soles)  leather classics!  Looking for 1965 pennies to finish this look.  Have great plans to style with jeans and my boyfriend blazer or tweed jacket and black leggings… the possibilities…

 This concludes week one of my new blogging venture!  I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Anyone else have an addiction to buying multiples they are trying to break?  


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