Fashion Finds & Thrifting!

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Over the holidays, winter break for my teenager, we decided to do something we do from time to time which is thrift. Well, what a fun day it was for us. Usually, we can spend an hour in one place exploring and searching. We even picked up my Mom for part of the adventure.

As you can see in the photo above, two of my best finds were authentic Louis Vuitton and Dooney & Bourke purses. I could not believe my eyes and I checked to make sure they were the real deal. One of the employees that sort and price the purses showed me another purse and how to determine if it was fake. Both of these were marked for 9.98. As I was looking at other purses, a woman that was shopping saw my purses and told me that I could take them to a shoe shop and they would clean them. They would look new.

I also thrifted two pair of pants for 6.98 each. One made by “The Limited”, a wool and lined pair of trousers, and the other was a pair of Casual Lee Jeans. I purchased a brown cardigan for 4.98.

 

These two items I got from a consignment store. Kenneth Cole Reaction shoes for $20 and Corduroy Jacket in plum made by Talbots for half price at $12 and a Nine West Purse not pictured (because my Mom borrowed already!) for $18.

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The week of Christmas I went to Target and found cardigans on clearance for half price.

Well, as you can see, I like to thrift and I like shopping clearance or consignment stores. I love fashion, but I also have limited funds. I try to look my best on a budget.

~Nikki

Fashion Confetti: Sunny Side Up

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A really good deal at a consignment shop. This dress was begging to come home with me and for a little under $20, which was my budget, I obliged. I wore this Easter Sunday. I really wish I would have had some yellow or white heals but, the nude heels went well.

~Nikki

Fashion Confetti: $40

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I need a pair of dull black heels, no shine, and very comfortable. Many time my illness can make my very high heels impossible. These are peep toe and comfortable, stylish,but just like a woman, I still need a pair that is not peep toe lol! Men don’t have so many options, so I think they are not qualified to ask “Why do you have so many shoes?” There are so many colors, so many occasions, so many…options….. (ha ha ha….but true!). I purchased them from JCPenny’s. A $60 pair of shoes on clearance for $17.99. Liz again and they feel so good to my feet. Also, I want to point out that before my illness I always varied wearing my heels, which I like high. Wearing high and very high heels can damage your feet, toes, knees, hips, and back over a period of time. I think this may be one reason I can still wear them with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I had surgery on my foot a few years ago because of Rheumatoid. So, take it from a shoe fanatic…every day, 8 hours a day, is not a good look. Give your feet a rest. Treat them to pedicures, massages, cute flats and fly sneakers.

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I always thought going into Talbots with my Mom as a child was for the classy and mature crowd. I go  with her and I am starting to find some things I like. Am I getting older??? Of course! But my style has always been hard to pin down. Especially, since I go with how I feel and the occasion. Talbots makes you feel so special when they wrap your items! This was and amazing deal 59.50 for 11.85!!!! Faints…

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I have black and gold earrings made with a pointy end and I thought this would go nice with it for 5.99.

~Nikki

Fashion Confetti: A Night Out

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The shoes are by Guess, which  I’ve had for sometime, but I purchased them at TJMAXX. The dress is by London Times and my lipstick is Zoe’s Red by L’oreal. I went out to a birthday celebration at IN LOVE’S nightclub here in Memphis, TN. The dj was great. The service and staff was great. The live band, the PC band, was amazing. It was a setting for adults.

~Nikki

Fashion Confetti: Let There Be Boots

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Classic Nine West Boots I’ve had for over 15 years. I purchased these and a black pair during a clearance at DSW with mom. Yes it was that long ago. No I am not that old lol! These cognac colored boots are always a conversation piece and are always complimented. I thought I would not be able to wear them after a surgery on my foot due to RA and Osteoarthritis. I am still able to wear these more comfortably than before. They are not as high as my other heels.

~Nikki

 

Fashion Confetti:The Weight is Over Fashion Show

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Ashley Dean of Dean of Fashion, Woman behind and in front of The Weight is Over
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GooGoo Atkins Host of WeTV’s GooRU Style WebSeries and host for the night

This is one of my favorite fashion shows in Memphis and if you are “Curvy” you should make your way to Memphis, TN around this time to catch it. I highly recommend the VIP tickets because it was well worth it. The reception, the photo ops, the food! Ashley Dean does a phenomenal job (always has), of putting this show together. Every thing was on point. The host this year was none other than GooGoo Atkins! She was amazing, live, full of fabulous-ness and down to earth! That is what I love the most…down to earth!

Dean of Fashion Info: www.deanoffashion.com  Instagram: @deanoffashion and type in #twio for more pics!

GooGoo Atkins Info: Facebook: GooGoo Atkins and Instagram: @theegoogoo

Also, on the runway was Eyani Couture with creations out of this world! I wouldn’t lie to you! So please follow her on Instagram @eyanicouture and you can find her on Facebook as Eyani Couture. She has girls line, Pink Lady Bug Couture so your daughters will be just as fly as you!

Lane Bryant and Rue 21 were also graced the runway.

 

Now on to the FASHION!

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Fashionable Guests in the VIP they were to fly to pass up! 

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Now for what I want! My picks! Brace yourself…

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This is a skirt!!! I would twirl all day and take it off and put it on and take it off and put it on lol Eyani Couture

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Basically I want everything

Vendors were in the house!

Mumsy’s Sweets

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IASO Tea and they have Coffee! With the lovely Celebrity Radio Personality Nikki French! It works! Celebrity Stylist GooGoo Atkins let us know she drinks it daily. Follow her on Facebook  and get ready for “tea time”…pinky fingers up! As for me I am sold on the coffee!! You know I am a Coffee-holic I’m listening to V101 right now and you can too on iHeart radio.

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My girl Latasha M Brown of LMB (Loving Me Better) and Initials Inc. Follow her on Facebook! Initials Inc is awesome! I could get lost in that catalog for days and days!

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Bedroom Kandi…I’m going to let you find out on your own! Those candles were smelling so seductive!

Glorious Glitz! She has my money! That’s my shirt at the bottom.You can find her on Facebook and follow her on Instagram @gloriousglitz

Well, loves my feet are up for the rest of the day!

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~Nikki

Fashion Confetti Lost File 2016

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These shoes were $12 on clearance @ Burlington’s. A pair of GUESS heels. (I can’t wear them because of a surgery I had last year due to Rheumatoid Arthritis….yes I know I’m too young for that but that’s another blog!). Update…I can wear them! LOL