Sunday, October 20, 2013

Catching it all up....

The view of the battlefield on our walk today

Hiya Blogland!!! I'm catching up from a busy and crazy and emotional week. I'm definitely looking forward to a more peaceful future!! This week I'm stuck in classes all week on Public works. I'll have homework each nite so I may not be able to comment or visit everyone as much. I'm totally NOT looking forward to this--the pre-class stuff I had to review was deadly boring to put it mildly.

I was off for Columbus Day on Monday so Andrea and I decided to go thrift shopping. We had a load of fun--she got some FABULOUS bargains (I found a teal cardigan I'm wearing later this week). I intended to take pictures but we got so engrossed in what we were doing I totally forgot to.

Except I didn't miss photographing this lovely sweater. It's a shame it wasn't either of our size or we'd have been brawling on the floor over it.

 Bunnies, duckies, kitties, a peter pan collar.  So much fabulousness... NOT!!! Seriously--this is the ugliest sweater I have ever seen. Pure hideousness in pilled up, stretched out knit!!

We ran into this lovely lady in Ross. Her name is Tatiana and she is rocking the pirate look!!

I dressed for comfort and ease for trying on stuff. The sweater and boots are old, the pants are WhiteStag charcoal mini-wale corduroy that I got for $2 and put stirrups on. The t-shirt was $3--and is really a Cacique pajama top. I loved the black & white FABULOUS written down the front.

Tuesday I pulled out a dress to wear. This one will be returning to the Goodwill--it's too big and I can't alter it anymore.  The cardigan is thrifted. The necklace was from our rainbow gal Krista.

Wednesday I went all school-girl. Everything but the tights are thrifted. The plaid blouse is Chaps, the cardigan LandsEnd, skirt LaneBryant and the shoes are Aerosole. The total cost was only $12!!!

Thursday I dressed comfortable as I was leaving work early to travel to visit our daughter. Her foot surgery went really well!!! I stopped at a Michael's craft store on the way home to go to the bathroom and pick up some glitter. I was PICK-POCKETED and had my wallet stolen from my purse!! UGH!! Only had $4 and the credit card (which got cancelled immediately) plus driver's license. I was able to give the police a description of the person who distracted me with a bunch of questions. They are going to run the videotape this week to see if it caught her.

 My boots are old, the pants are LaneBryant/thrifted. The top is from LaneBryant and is another pajama top that I'm wearing as regular clothes.

On Friday I decorated the hall where Curtis's funeral repast would be held (I was doing hostess duties). Often, in America, people get together for a meal after a funeral. Friends and others donate pot-luck dishes for this.

Everything is thrifted but the shoes--which I got at Kmart several years ago.

Curtis's funeral was amazing. Approximately 500 people attended the service (only about 75 were at the meal) It was a true testimony to the mark he made in this world.

Another thrifted outfit. I wore black and gold in honor of Curt's favorite football team-the Steelers.  The heels came off when I was hostessing the meal. The jacket is getting it's last wear. I love it but it's too big now and I can't alter it to fit.

I decided to wear something FUN today. I pulled out my Laugh-In dress i made. Everyone always comments how much they love it. It just makes you SMILE!!
The booties beads and bangles are all thrifted.

I'm linking up with all the fabulous stylish chicks over at Visible Monday. Come by and check out the best fashion and style around!!

I'm off to try to catch up with everyone's blogs!!!



Some MrBill cuteness!


thorne garnet said...

After all you've been through, you got robbed!! Damn, not fair! Hope they catch the #$%&@

Doesn't it feel good to get rid of clothes that are too big? Last year I gave 2 friends 2 bags each of stuff that didn't fit me anymore.

That sweater has soooo much wrong with it, it's almost cute. Almost

Paula Ruta said...

Love the colored tights! and all your outfits btw xoxo

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I do hope your week is better and a good one, though busy, Tamera. I love to take back clothes that are too feeling. Looks like the event was fun!

Spashionista Alicia Searcy said...

I know you've had a week of nonstop suck and I'm sorry that I've been so busy I haven't reached out to you sooner! :-(
It makes me smile when I see the words "too big to be altered anymore". That means you're losing weight and that's always a good thing. It is a shame to lose such lovely pieces - but you'll just have to buy newer, nicer, SMALLER ones ;-)


Patti said...

The bunny sweater! You left it behind? :)
You look fabulous, and I love the colorful tights. So sorry you were robbed, that stinks. Hope your week is easier! Xoxo

Shybiker said...

Cute clothes. Sorry to hear about the pick-pocketing.

Vix said...

Love it all especially the groove-tastic dress at the end, it's fabulous! The pick pocketing is horrible, thank goodness for a gratuitous shot of Mr Bill to cheer me up! xxxx

Ariane Lasalle said...

Lots of outfit today, but i love it, but my fav is that fabulous dress you are wearing at the end -

Happy that ma last post made you feel better

Ariane xo

The Style Crone said...

Your outfits cover the full range of your talent and creativity. Fabulous is your middle name, so the pajama top nailed it! Thinking of you as you grieve the loss of your dear friend.

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

I cannot believe on top of everything else you've had to go through you were pick pocketed at Michaels!

You're looking like you're keeping your face to the sunshine though so that's great and inspirational.


Anonymous said...

You make me smile!! Always.

Hummingbird5 said...

You are such a joy. Thank you. -Linda

pastcaring said...

What a week! Still, you keep smiling, and wearing lots of fabulous colour, and you make the world smile with you, Tamera. Just look at all the clothes you are slimming out of (clunky phrase, but you know what I mean!)
I am sure Curtis' funeral was a wonderful tribute to him.
Ahhh, Mr Bill - there he is! xxxx

Tami Von Zalez said...

I just can't get that mental image out of my mind now ... a bunny brawl TOO FUNNY!

Popped by from Vis Monday

Sacramento Amate said...

Take your time, my wonderful Tamera.
love, love, love all your dresses and ensembles, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Sheila said...

What a crazy week you've had! Pickpocketed and a funeral (and thank you for putting the "fun" in funeral the next day with your lovely bright dress). Loving your bright tights!

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

Crazy weeks are common right now! I'm trying to fix the water heater AND the central heat! So, just let us all tell you how fabulous you look and we'll all catch up when life permits! You do look wonderful ... congrats on the great buys!
Hug the pups from me!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Sorry to hear about the pp! Just make sure you've filed a police report- id theft is notorious from those steals- booooo!

Yay to you looking so smart and sassy! My favorite outfits are the cobalt and the red ones- love the matching tights too!

I dressed for comfort and ease for trying on stuff. <--I do the same thing- gotta make sure my shoes can slip on and off so I can try shoe on asap!

Helga! said...

There's Mr Bill! The wee darling.
I loathe trying on clothes when opshopping, but sometimes I just have to-and those are the times I am wearing something really awkward!
My, you have got a LOT going on, my darling. Funereals can be so sad, but they do serve the purpose of bringing the deceased loved ones together, for all sorts of reasons.
Love the black and white frock BEST!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

My goodness yes I can see how that gorgeous jacket is just getting too big to rework ... never mind, time to pass it on to the next owner who is bound to love it! Dear Curtis, RIP, he looked like such a bundle of love and judging by the funeral turn-out, he was a very popular, well-loved guy. He would have been so proud of your send-off outfit Tamera. xoxoxox