Category Archives: Shop My Closet

A Pink Christmas

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Maybe it’s all the time I’ve been spending at my very pink pole studio, but I decided this year, my first in Florida, I was going to have a very pink Christmas since I couldn’t have a white one.

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I was planning on getting all my shopping done at IKEA this year, but all their stuff was red and white – totally cute but really going to clash with my pink Christmas tree that I’ve had for years.

I got these awesome handblown glass owls at Target, and the wreathes from Amazon and Michaels. The outdoor one had some hideous white lights on a white string that I had to pull off but with the shipping cost it wasn’t worth returning, so I improvised.

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I think the overall effect is glorious but apparently to the non-glitter initiated it’s (as one person posted on my Facebook pics) gaudy and hideous. I’m strangely ok with that.

Love or Lose: One Nail Different

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I read in Cosmopolitan that celebrities are doing one nail an eye catching metallic while leaving the other nine a muted color. At first I thought it was an April Fool’s Joke, seriously, who would paint one nail a different color? But after I gave it a try for a  night out, I have to admit that the creative manicure set off my cocktail ring beautifully and made it look as though I’d spent ages planning it all (really it was a happy accident). Still, I’m not sold on this look for everyday, what do you ladies think? Would you rock this trend? (see my version below)

Lose: My Sad Boot Story

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Remember these boots from my Mid-Decemember Wishlist?

I gave in to temptation and bought them for myself and they got here yesterday, I was so excited! Until I put them on…

Now, I should preface this story with the fact that I have what we in my family call drag queen feet. I’m a 9 1/2 on a good day and a 10 on most days, a 41 in Louboutins and lots of brands don’t even make my size.

Okay, back to the story… when I opened the box they were beautiful, the most delicious grey-beige leather and the same flat over-the-knee style as my (faux) leather pair I’ve been wearing everyday since the snow started.

I pulled them out of the box and onto my foot and…could barely even get my feet into them! I’d go for an 11 but they don’t come any bigger than the 10 I ordered! So my beautiful boots are on their way back to Nordstrom with a wave (flap?) goodbye from my giant feet :(

If you’re a smaller size, feel free to check them out at Nordstrom.com

Love: Shop My Closet

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I had such an itch to shop today, what with it being Cyber Monday and all! But, for once, I managed to resist BOTH Black Friday and it’s wickedly tempting Cyber counterpart (amazing, right?). How did I do it? I took the advice we all hear but never heed – I shopped my closet.

Sometimes the best thing a recession goddess can do is dig through what she already has. I went through mine and found these great pieces (a black turtle neck and a pencil skirt I bought at Old Navy ages ago) that worked in place of buying a new LBD. The boots were an after-season sale purchase from Marshall’s last year and the necklace came from when I sold Cookie Lee.

Over the next few weeks, I’m hoping to write a series of posts to inspire us all to look at what we have in unique ways. What have you reinvented in your wardrobe? Do you find moving the pieces around helps you find new combinations, or do you have other ways to get inspired?