Tuesday, September 27, 2011

100 Day Retail Detox Update

We are supposed to blog once a week about our progress on the 100 Day Retail Detox.  Well, honestly I have been so busy that I haven't missed shopping at all.  Well, maybe that is not entirely true.

One day last week I went shopping with a friend to help her come up a some things to wear on a trip.  We happened to go into a shoe store.  I was fine until I spotted the cutest pair of pony hair, leopard wedges ever!  I picked them up, looked them over and put them down though.  It really wasn't so dramatic!
I just have to remember that I am just beginning this adventure,
 so it is going to be pretty easy at first. 
 Let's see where I am in say... about 3 or 4 more weeks.
Isn't this the cutest little dress? 
 I got it at Ross for $14.99 last month.
  It was just calling my name and I am so glad I picked it up. 
 Not only is it super cute, it is super comfy and the colors just scream FALL!
I love the continued style of pairing booties with dresses. 
 I know many people don't like the look because it cuts the leg line.  You can fix this problem by wearing the hose and booties in a similar colour and if the dress is a similar color you can create an even longer leg line.
By all means don't be afraid to skip the rule above and wear a contrasting tight with your booties.
  You really can pull it off. 
 I have a feeling this look is here to stay, so practice the guidelines above before graduating to the just mentioned contrasting tight look if you are skeptical. 
 Try it,
I know you will love it.

booties-Madden Girl


LyddieGal said...

Mmmm leopard pony hair wedges.... got to get me some of those....

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Cute look and the booties are really fun! I like your patterned hose as well!

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

I think you look beautiful- perfect for the fall! Glad to read that you had a great trip back home for your high school reunion! (I was so delighted they made sparkly flats in growup shoes- I felt like the adult version of Suri Cruise!)

Kristin said...

After I update my fall wardrobe a bit...maybe I should go on a retail hiatus? Love your tights btw!

Joy said...

Cute, cute, cute! That dress would look cute with leggings and ballet flats, too!! Love the tights!!

monster cakes said...

I'm so jealous you're wearing tights! It's supposed to be 95 where I live in OR today. I'm so sad. I miss tights and scarves! Wear some extra for me today. ; )

Ashley said...

You know what though? I think when you're done with the not-shopping thing, you're going to appreciate it just that much more. Like, I hadn't really been shopping in almost two months, and I got a package from Urban Outfitters yesterday and I was so excited to open it. Before, I could have let it sit in the box for like, a week, because I was so used to getting new stuff all the time.

If that makes any sense.

So go, you!

And I really like them tightz. They are great and kind of Halloween-y, even.

Unpretentious Teacher said...

I haven't missed shopping either, but probably only because I haven't had time. :) I am dreading the Holiday sale advertisements that will be coming soon. How am I going to steer clear???

Love the tights and the boots! Gorgeous!