Faux leatherĀ 


So… I was told I was too old to wear leather pants. Really? Is anyone too old to wear a pair? 

Found this pair of fix leather leggings on ThredUP for $6.99. They are Forever21 brand and we’re new with tags. To me, it was a great purchase. 

Paired them with this cute slogan T that I found at Family Dollar, on sale for $11.99, reduced from $15. 

A pair of cream leg warmers – Shopko clearance – $4.99 and tall black boots completed the ensemble. 

Lots of compliments. Me-owwww! 

Sweater dress for comfort


Nothing beats leggings and an oversized sweater during winter months. 

I found a light gray cable knit sweater dress on ThredUP for $7.99. It’s Cato brand so I knew I would like it and how it fit. #secondhandfirst is the way to go! 

Since it’s chilly in the office – and the sweater has short-sleeves, I added a blue/black/gray lightweight cardigan. Honestly, I don’t know where I found this gem. 

The blue/black plaid scarf is from Cato, on clearance, for $2.99. Bargain. 

All of that was paired with black leggings and a pair of short black boots from Payless. 

Perfect comfort in a cold winter day. 

More black and white and red all over


I found a great pair of leggings at Cato. $9.99 clearance rack. They aren’t primary red but more of a brick red. Had to have them but didn’t have a shirt that really matched. 

Enter ThredUP. I found this great back and white shirt For a bargain at 6.99. It’s a great match with the leggings. I’ve also paired it with a pair of black or gray leggings. The red makes it pop though. #secondhandfirst

Added one of my favorite scarves from Cato. Boom!

Geometric print dress


When I saw this dress on ThredUP, I added it to the cart immediately. Who could resist the deep fall tones? The geometric design features red, Teal, tan, brown and black, with a hint of magenta. It was a steal at $14.99 and 10 percent was deducted at checkout. 

Paired it with black riding boots from QVC

Necklace by Cato. $2.99 clearance.

Lots of compliments. Meow! 

Stripes and printsĀ 


So, I found a new vice: ThredUP, an online consignment shop that sells new with tags, like new and gently used clothing. I’ve placed five orders and only had problems with one (marked plus size but clearly not). 

It’s glorious and fun and dangerous all at the same time. I bride nearly every day and I just sent a polka-dot bag filled with items I weeded out of my closet. Brilliant!

I’ve been searching for a striped dress. Found it on ThredUP. Price: $12.99. Brand: Just Just Love…and I just love it! 

It was pretty dreary here today, so I paired it with a cream/orange/red/tan print scarf from Cato. Clearance rack for $1.99. 

Black leggings:  $9.99 at Gordman’s

I thought about black boots. And I thought about gray boots but decided to pair with the tan boots from Payless. I got these last year, midway through winter for $24.99.