Shades of gray and yellow


Seeing all these hints of spring – and sunshine – have me searching out color in my wardrobe. 

I bought this dress on clearance at Dollar General for $5.  I like the varying shades of gray. In the summer, tights won’t be necessary but on a windy April day, I’m fine with the look. Tights are Cato brand. 

The yellow cardigan is lightweight. Target, on sale for $7.99. 

Paired this look off with a pair of gray flats. Look out, world! 

Between seasons


OK, so spring doesn’t officially begin until Monday, and it snowed Monday and Tuesday, but it feels like I’m caught in between two seasons. 

Tuesday is deadline day. No interviews. Not a lot of time out of the office. So I wanted something semi-warm and comfy. 

I settled on a pair of Cato jeans, added a cornflower blue cami and topped it was a beige lightweight sweater. The most expensive part of the outfit: the jeans. $26.99. Totally worth it. So comfy. 

Cami cost $6.99 on clearance. Sweater is several years old but cost $11.99 on clearance. 


Winter returns


After a few days pushing toward 60, winter has returned to Nebraska. Wind chill: -2. Boo. 

I’ll need something warm to wear today, but I also have meetings to cover so I need to be dressed up. 

I settled on this outfit. 

The black skirt has leather accents on the pickets and hem. It’s from Cato. Original price: $24.99. I found it on clearance for $11.99. Bargain. 

The black and white striped turtleneck is sleeveless so it will work almost any season, especially if paired with a cardigan. Again, Cato. Original price: $15.99. Clearance rack buy for $6.99. 

I’m pairing it with a burgandy cardigan that’s from WalMart. Honestly, it’s 10 years old but one of my favorites. 

I added a pair of cable knit tights from Lane Bryant. I like them EXCEPT the cable knit doesn’t extend to the waistband. Instead it has a “control top,” like pantyhose. Clearance price: $8.99. 

Necklace is from Cato. 

Braving the weather now. Brr. 

Spring is sprung


We’ll after smartphone difficulties that took six weeks to solve, I’m back. New phone – finally! Trying to take a selfie with the iPad was impossible!

Friday was a bit dreary here in Nebraska, but I wanted something springy to wear to the office. 

Luckily, I watched Passionate Penny Pincher’s live Facebook video about these springy, lightweight cardigans that were on sale for 14.99 at Cents of Style. I snagged this mocha one and another version in dusty pink. 

Paired it with a pair of Cato jeans that I did pay 24.99 for but they fit so good and are comfy. The top is a sleeveless print, with light peach, gray and light rose colors. Lace accents. Bargain price: 11.99 clearance. 

Hello spring!

Jeans and a T for under 10 bucks


I hear you. 

“Yeah, right,” you’re saying. 

But it’s true. Stopped by my local Cato store Saturday and picked up these jeans and pink T for $3.99 apiece. 

You read that right. $3.99 per piece. 

That’s my kind of bargain shopping. Comfy, stylish jeans. a Tbwith one of my favorite sayings: She believed she could so she did. 

Every. Single. Day.