Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Cure for the Common Cold - Part II

In my last post I featured some cute new items picked up at ModCloth to help build a Spring and Summer wardrobe. Of course as fate would have it I got a Modmail shortly after placing that order about a Secret Sale that lasted only a couple of days - maybe Tuesday to Thursday as I recall. They had a couple hundred or more select items at 50% off. My heart started beating really fast lol. I mean, I love ModCloth and check their site out every day. There was no way I could resist perusing the sale. Lo and behold two pairs of shoes I had been coveting and lusting for but couldn't afford (or just had higher priorities) were in the sale - at 50% off - OH MY GOD. It was my chance to get a pair of $260 Swedish Hasbeens AND some gorgeous Jeffrey Campbell sling back peep-toe kitten heels I've liked since last Fall. They had a size 6 in both. I hurriedly plopped them into my shopping cart as I can't always tell at MC what's going to sell out fast. Then quickly explained the situation to the hubbs who rolled his eyes (he wasn't buying it was a one time opportunity) and said okay. I made my purchase with the excitement and anticipation of a little girl getting her first ballet slippers or tap shoes. (Hum, to be honest I wish I had all my old tap shoes I might be inclined to wear them for entertainment on occasion lol.)

The next thing I did was send a note off to my friend Amanda on Kaboodle who has also been lusting for Hasbeens. She is of Swedish heritage so much more deserving than I am but I'll be happy to go toe to toe with her on styling them lol. I thought Amanda was going to hyperventilate over the news and off she went to check out the secret sale. Anyway it all panned out we both got our Hasbeens and some other stuff.  Here are my new drool-worthy shoes ... drool-worthy to me at least and it's my money and taste so that's what counts :=D

Yesiree I am tickled pink you could say. Hopefully I'll get over my insecurities and ineptitude and snap some photos of these shoes and my new clothes with me in them. It's just a little intimidating when the vast majority of fashion bloggers are gorgeous young women! But part of why I want to do this is I think there is a void in the fashion blogging community for more mature ladies like myself and we may be over 40 but we're not dead yet lol.  We like to be stylish too. I just don't want to be one of those middle aged women who dresses like they think they're still in their twenties. I want to be age appropriate but not dowdy. Still struggling in some ways with exactly what I want my style to be at this age. I'm retired from my career of 20 years and have been for some time, so don't need work clothes. Having focused on my family and raising my five kids for so many years I haven't even thought about style or fashion since my late thirties to early forties. I'm finding my way I suppose you could say, having to redefine myself. And I'll admit I don't like getting older lol, but things being what they are, i.e. I AM getting older. I guess I need to figure it all out. lol

Thank you so much to the few folks who check in on this blog from time to time even though I certainly am not a prolific poster. Hope you'll continue to follow along as I develop it and my own style, and hope you'll find some things of interest and enjoyment even if I'm old enough to be most of you ladies' mom :=P I'm always open to suggestions and fresh ideas!

Happy Easter or Passover whichever you celebrate. I'm boiling eggs as we speak for my dogs. Am going to set up an Easter Egg Hunt for them tomorrow should be festive. ^..^



  1. pretty shoes!
    I would love me some of those shoes!


    Happy Easter!

  2. You're really depressing me that you are posting only pictures of the shoes and not you IN THE SHOES! Shame on you. haha. You need to do more WIW posts. You have such a great camera and you always look so cute =) Both of these shoes are awesome. I loveee so much the maroon and brown leather boots. Set your tripod up and start posing right nowwww!

  3. Working on it Claire! I don't have a tripod yet and a remote shutter release would be nice too. Perhaps if I stopped buying shoes? I need a tripod rated to support 25 lbs ($250 and up)so my very expensive lens does not go crashing to the ground :-O What would be even better is a photographer other than me.

    Kel @ ser·en·dip·i·ty

  4. lucky lucky girl!! i have a pair of rip-off hasbeens but the real deal have been out of my price range. . . maybe i need to sneak into h&m and get a pair of the collaboration ones. great picks!

  5. Yes, you definitely need to fill the void of the ladies over 20 who show off their fantastic styles. I'm only 30, and I still feel like its only the 20 somethings who dominate, and I know we can still be stylish past 25! I know it! So please do share -- of course, if and when you are comfortable to do so :) Great buys, enjoy them!

  6. Wow, those are such adorable shoes! I'm still struggling to figure out what exactly "my style" is, so I'm sure you'll figure yours out in time :)

  7. I think I read this post when it was new and somehow never managed to comment. Congrats on the Modcloth steal of the century.

    I wish you luck in developing your own style. Mine is in flux right now and every day I surprise myself with what I wear. At least it's more fun that way!

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