Approximately 130 miles away from home, here in a romantic resort in Clear Lake, Lake, CA. It’s a perfect day to just sit back, relax and enjoy a cup of tea with dear hubby.
I will be writing a review about the resort where we stayed in on my next post. Today, is all about fashion…Here, I’m showing one of my favorite pair of boots that I got as a gift for Christmas. What I love about this pair is it’s comfy and warm without looking too bulky.
Gift cards and gift certificates may not be the most personalized gifts one can receive for Christmas or birthdays but they are probably one of a few practical ones. I personally love receiving them. I do appreciate any types of gifts but sometimes when people don’t know what you really want, they end up sitting in the closet unused.
A couple of my favorite gifts last Christmas were gift certificates from Crossroads Trading Co. and Village Hat Shop. Since I’ve been bombarded with so much work during the holidays I didn’t get the chance to spend them until yesterday. So, as soon as I got the time…off I went to Crossroads. This place buys and sells used clothing. They are a few steps higher than goodwill stores and there are plenty of fashionable clothes and accessories to choose from if you have the time and patience to look for them.
One of the four items I found is this coat for $15.00. ↓
Today, I drove down to Old Sac to visit Village Hat Shop hoping to find the hat that I’ve been wanting to purchase (posted here). Unfortunately, it was no longer available. I was like a mad dog trying on one cool hat to another. Finally, this red hat seemed too hot for me to resist. ↓
It still feels like christmas to me…running around…shopping… without spending anything! I’m a happy camper! I’m that easy to please 🙂
With the tragedy that just happened in my hometown/ country, I felt so gloomy today. I went out to brunch and watched The Descendants with hubby to ease the blues. The movie was simple but with great acting, it kept my interest. Didn’t feel like putting on something fun, so I put on a Tulle coat over a long sleeve plaid shirt and a pair of jeggings. A pair of bold earrings I bought from Shasta city a few months ago gave the outfit a little pizzazz.
A few years ago my stepmother-in-law handed me down her old Joseph Magnin suede coat. It’s been lurking in my closet, never been used. I love vintage clothing on other people but I never really ventured that side of fashion (yet). I am open and I’m willing to try it. So, I was organizing my closet and I found this coat I forgot I have. I wore it today and I still don’t know what to think of it. You’ll be the judge.
It’s one of my close friends, Cathy’s birthday a week ago but because it’s always hard to find time that works for everybody, we didn’t get to celebrate it ’til yesterday. We had lunch at Il Fornaio Italian Restaurant and did our post black friday shopping at the Galleria Mall. One of my friends just love to play a photographer every time we go out and here’s some pictures of me she took and what I wore.
I got this blue floral dress at Macy’s for $10.00! It’s so feminine and I love it’s sheer chiffon fabric.
This is the blazer I got at a thrift store for $5.00 which was shown here
I was wearing:
dress: Macy’s ($10.00)
blazer: thrifted ($5.00)
boots: Franco Sarto via Nordstrom Rack
bag: Deux Lux via Marshalls ( previously shown here)
Nothing much exciting going on in the household today except for football which I am not a big fan of. Since I promised to show the stuff that I purchased from the thrift store last week, I have to bug my football maniac husband to take some photos of them. Deseret Industries is the name of the thrift store where I went to. This place is huge and very organize. They sell pretty much anything.
I should say, it was a very interesting place to shop. Will I do it again? Possibly…. 🙂
I bought this green American Eagle Outfitters skirt for $2.00!
More items I treasured ↓
I bought this floral skirt for $5.00. I love the colors on it and it fits well.
I can’t wait to wear this blazer ($5.00) over a dress…
↑ also for $5.00
What I’m wearing:
skirt: thrifted/ american eagle outfitters ($2.00)
I don’t know if you can tell that these boots are worth $10.00. Yes, they are! I never thought I would ever pay $10.00 for a pair of boots 🙂 nor would I fall in love with one. I bought them at Ross a couple of years ago and they never missed winter since then. I wear them pretty much with anything- knee length skirts, jeans, shorts or dresses..whatever I feel like at the moment.
Call me cheap, but today I realized that I can get good stuff without breaking the bank. So, I decided to challenge myself to find great items in a thrift store. I ended up getting a couple of blazers ($5.00 each) and a couple of skirts for $5.00 and $2.00! I will show them on my next couple of posts.
Once in a while I splurge on something I really like. I don’t limit myself on where to shop or how much I should spend but it does feel great to find great buys.
This purple blouse is $8.00 from DD’s! 🙂
I bought these earrings during my vacation in the Philippines.
boots: Ross for $10.00
blouse: DD’s for $8.00
earrings: from Philippines
necklaces: white gold- gift from hubby, beads- citiwear