Five for Friday – October 24

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This week flew by.  I thought that by being home it may slow down a bit, but that was not the case.  Between a visit to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and getting ready for a local Halloween party, I never got to take that “afternoon nap” I always dreamed of.  It’s all good though because the weekend is almost here!!!  On to my Five for Friday!

  1. A new take on organizing your home (thanks AB for sending the article over!).  I may need to get her book.
  2. I am one week away from completing my 31 Day Challenge.  I have to say, when I’m “under pressure” to write posts, it gets a bit stressful.  Its a good thing that I like to write, and especially about fashion and saving money.
  3. Halloween is in exactly one week.  What are you going to be?  Here are some hilarious Halloween costumes for adults.
  4. I admit that I over-analyze…a lot.  It’s ingrained in me, I believe.  I don’t think I am as “serious” as some of the ones portrayed in this article, but the dog pictures make it comical.
  5. If you are a parent of a school-aged child, you will totally get what I am saying next.  Every evening I ask my boys the same question, “How was school today?”  Their responses are either: “OK”, “Boring”, “I Don’t Know”.  When I ask them what they learned or did throughout the day I get, “Nothing”.  Really???  8 hours in a classroom and you did nothing?  In comes a great article I found on alternative ways to get out of your child how school was and what they did.  Shockingly, they didn’t do “nothing” LOL.

I need to get back to decorating and preparing for tomorrow night…OY!  What are your plans for the weekend?  I hope you have a great weekend!

 

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Game Day Outfits on a Budget!

So you are going to a sporting event to cheer on your favorite team.  Since we are knee-deep in football season, I am going to use football as an example for this post, but it can apply to just about any sport.  You want to wear something that supports your team, but you don’t want to break the bank on a jersey (or maybe you do, which in that case, I recommend Amazon or googling for the best deal).  Here are some ideas for showing your team spirit without spending a lot!

Wear your team colors.  Grab a top in the main color of your team and pair with jeans.  Easy Peasy.

I have noticed a few budget-friendly online stores carrying your favorite team’s wares.  Here are some shirt options based on my search for N.Y. Giants (I am a football fan by marriage).

Target NY Giants T

Target $19.99

I would pair this top with a pair of white cropped jeans.

lady fanatics

Lady Fanatics $12.99

lady fanatics 2

Lady Fanatics $15.99

 

 

 

 

 

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My Favorite Budget-Friendly Places to Shop – Target

There was a time when I would go to Target almost every day.  My husband would get the requisite phone call at about the same time during the day – “Hey babe, do we need anything from Target?”  More than likely we wouldn’t need much as I was there the day before (hee hee).  We also had a Cozi shopping list set up for Target.  If we remembered anything needed during the course of the day we would know to add it to said list.  That didn’t stop me from calling and going though!

I can go to Target for a kitchen mitt and come home with a matching outfit and dinner, a book to read later on and a snack.  Here are some items I would add to my Fall wardrobe, all on a budget!

Let’s start with accessories.  This scarf is totally in line with one of the main Fall trends – plaid!  I would pair this with a pair of black skinnies and black top, maybe a pair of black boots – let the red from the scarf pop nicely.  You can also pair this with a white t-shirt and jeans.

Ballet flats are my best friend and at $17 these Mossimo ones are a home run!

This shirt can go well with both the scarf and shoes above, but I would love to see it with a more colorful set of accessories…jeans too!

Wrap dresses are a very comfortable, and professional, choice for your workday attire.  I would wear this with a cardigan and either flats or heels.

Blazers can be worn 9 – 5 or more casual with denim and a tank or tee.  I especially like the lines of this blazer and the color!

Faux leather pants are all the rage now.  I will be picking a pair of these up!

By these few samples of what Target has to offer, do you see what I mean?  An oven mitt can totally turn into an on-trend outfit.  Love it!
What is your favorite purchase from Target recently?
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Boots on a Budget

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Day 20/21 brings us to the topic of boots.  Boots are great for everyone because there are so many styles to choose from.  If you like a heel, there are boots with heels or visa versa for flats.  If you don’t like boots that are calf-height or higher (knee or even over the knee), there are booties.  If you like a heel but are worried about your back (ahem), you can opt for the wedge boots.

I do recommend getting one investment pair of boots – the style is your choice – but one pair that will be a staple in your closet.  Frye, for example, is a higher end boot manufacturer.  Yes, you pay a bit more for them but the quality pays for itself.  Take good care of them and they can last you for years to come.  When it comes to the trendy boots, I can totally see spending less!

Let’s start with booties.  There are casual booties and then there are dressy booties.  You can wear them with a pair of jeans or trousers or with a cute skirt.  Click on any of the images to get more information.

Next, let’s talk about wedge booties.  They give you a smidgen more support than a heel per say, with the added height.

On to the boots that I like but for some reason my husband doesn’t…over-the-knee boots. I love them and may have to grab the one from Nordstrom!

Last but not least are the high boots…not too high, but not booties.

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Cooler Weather Clothing on a Budget

Day 19 of my 31 Day Challenge and we are finally experiencing some cooler weather!  It has inspired me to write about some budget-friendly options for Fall outerwear.

The classic trench is a staple piece.  It can be worn for work or casually…as it gets colder you can layer underneath it.

Vests are a great alternative to the full jacket…they keep your body warm and aren’t as bulky as the alternative.  I am loving the faux fur versions and even though I live in a warmer climate, I think I may get one.

Motorcycle jackets are in style and not just in leather!

What style jacket are you looking at getting for this season?

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