Sunday, August 25, 2013

Consignment Convert

One of my friends introduced me to consignment shopping.  I have tried shopping at thrift stores and I could not get past the disarray and overloaded racks.  I'm lucky to have some very high end consignment boutiques near me.  I scored some major deals during a summer sale on Friday.  I'm going to share my biggest one. 
NWT originally $290 halter top among the sales rack.  It will be perfect for dinner at the beach next month.  I also scored a lace cami to wear under a suit and a turquoise J. Crew dress.  Here is my receipt
Even the owner couldn't believe the steal I was getting.  I think I even impressed the hubs with my savvy shopping.  I think I will become a regular so I can make sure to get more steals.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Basil abounds

One of the only things that is growing well in my garden is basil.  I decided to make some fresh mozzarella so the hubs could enjoy insalata Caprese.  I also made a batch of very delicious strawberry basil scones

I picked up some salted caramel vodka when we went to the ABC store.  I mixed it with apple juice we had to have for the ribs the hubs was smoking. I must admit that I was overwhelmed by all the flavors of spirits out there. Everything from sweet (Cotton Candy) to  savory (Cilantro).
I was hoping to spend the weekend playing on the lake.  It seems that it will be more like fall than summer.  I hope y'all have a great weekend. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Jack's VIP Pass

I guess I have not been feeling the love for Banana lately and I received a $30 gift card in the mail a few weeks ago.  I went online today and bought the above items on sale and used ebates to get an additional 2% back. Yay me! Nothing like a little free money to inspire some shopping. 

images courtesy of Banana Republic

Friday, August 9, 2013

Lonely leopard

Lonely leopard

Everyone in my office is away today.  I am going to enjoy the quiet and not wearing heels.  The hubs took me to a concert last night and it was a late night.  It was so worth it!   I hope y'all listen to some great music and have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Sephora splurge

Sephora splurge

Sephora splurge by blondegigi featuring tarte

I'm blaming this all on Cafe Fashionista's post.  She reviewed a few of her favs and lo and behold I was on Sephora ordering away.  I have been trying to curb my spending since the hubs has been affected by budget cuts,but these were begging to be added to my cart.   I used ebates and it is 8% cash back right now.   Check ebates outs and find out all the stores that offer cash back.