Deal Of The Year

Have you ever fallen prey to ads on Instagram, whether a cute dress, makeup, or home decor products? If you never did before, this past year may have changed everything, as it did for me! In most instances I purchase from trusted websites and brands, but 2020 led me astray! When browsing through IG, I sometimes saw very cute clothing at insanely low prices…”cheap is cheap” I would think, but boredom got the best of me and on occasion I took a chance and clicked on SHOP NOW…my crazy rationale: it’s only the price of a bottle of cheap wine, if I don’t like it, no big deal, I can give it away…well, a few times my daughter and a neighbor ended up with the goods, but recently, I struck gold!

Isn’t this a great summer blouse? The brand is CBR (Chic/Boutique/Rose) and I must warn you that most of their styles are cheesy to the max! But what a surprise this was!

Colors can often be weird with low prices pieces, but these colors are vibrant and exactly as pictured online…the fabric is a cotton polyester blend – looks ‘silky’, very lightweight, and the fit – perfect! I ordered a size small…

With a navy blazer by Elie Tahari and Theory cropped flares, it’s an outfit to take you to lunch at the yacht club – or to your office, haha…

So many shoe options would work here, but rather than a tan wedge or a navy suede slide I opted for a sexier gold/tan high heel…when an outfit is very preppy like this I prefer to balance the conservative/preppy style with a bit of glam.

The generous cuffs look nice unbuttoned and outside the jacket, and a gold chain necklace adds just the right amount of bling…

Grabbed my ‘vegan no-name’ handbag…

Tom Ford shades, and off I go! Lookin’ like a million bucks in a blouse that cost the same as a bottle of Whispering Angel rosé! ;-)

Now for a quick laugh – here’s one of the cheesy dresses that I bought that did NOT make the cut….

Haha! Yeah, it definitely fits me, but the fabric/colors/print – no way.

What online purchases have YOU made recently?

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  • I have been looking for a short sleeved dress that would be cool during these days when the humidity is 100%. I found one such dress at Target for $25. Above knee length, elbow length puff sleeves, shift dress with pockets. I struck gold. LOVE it.

    • Target makes some pretty cool dresses!!! Sounds perfect! :-)

    • Target makes some cool dresses for sure. Your sounds perfect! :-)


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