A New Addition: The Wet Seal Family…

As summer winds down, and items are placed on clearance, do you find yourself buying more than expected?

Earlier in the season, my mom suggested I refrain from purchasing any additional pieces of jewelry until the end of summer. Well, I have failed her once again, because these past few weeks, I have found myself yet another store to contribute to my love of jewels… WET SEAL

IMG_3754Now I have never been a big fan of Wet Seal, but after my best friend began working there a while back, I found myself looking around when I went to visit her on her breaks. Each time I went to visit her, I would always look at the shoes and the accessories, and eventually making a purchase to help them make their day… lol. Eventually, I found myself doing the same at other stores. Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, anywhere I saw a Wet Seal. Needless to say, those little weekly individual purchases eventually added up, and check out the new collection to family, all courtesy of Alabama’s Wet Seals stores…

IMG_3761 IMG_3760 IMG_3759 IMG_3758 IMG_3757 IMG_3765What needs to be understood is that I did not purchase all of the beauties at the same time. If that was the case, I probably would be a poor and skinny soul, because that would have taken a chuck out of my finances. Like I mentioned before, this is from weeks of small purchases over the last couple months… A little here, and a little there, and this is what we got.

What is lovely about Wet Seal is that their items are not very expensive, they have sales often, and they sometimes have a nice selection on clearance. Keep your eyes open, and be on the look out for a deal. It may take a little searching, but there there…

As much as I love shopping, I have learned to control my urges. I budget myself, and even set a max amount that could be spent that day. It’s an art, and I believe I have mastered it… 🙂

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I’m not in Jackson today, so maybe I will run across a Wet Seal… I got $10 to spend in there today… lol

Until next time, kisses and more…

-J. NeKole

 

 

 

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All Thrifted Everything…

Do you have a guilty pleasure that makes you ecstatic beyond delight?

I do, and it happens to be thrifting. I absolutely love thrift stores.

This past evening I was talking with a friend of mine, and I mentioned my love of thrifting. He, being the male he is, could not understand why. That my loves, was a mistake. It was nothing for me to explain it to him in a matter of seconds just why being a thrift-a-nista was great… I just used the outfit I was wearing… All of it happened to be thrifted…

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You see, I specifically put this outfit together for the purpose of this post. I wanted my entire outfit to be items I purchased on my thrift store adventures. The dress, belt, shoes, purse, and pearls are ALL items I purchased at various thrift stores. You can find me in Salvation Army, Good Will Eastern Seals, Plato’s Closet, Dirt Cheap, or the American Thrift Store at least once a week.

This outfit in particular was a mixture. And that is how I explained it to my friend. Follow the conversation, then check out the photos…

Me: Do I look nice?

Him: Of course… You look great, you always do.

Me: Well all the items I have on came from the thrift store. This dress: Good Will for $2.00; the shoes: Salvation Army for $1.20; the belt: Dirt Cheap for $.25; the purse: Good Will for $2.00, and even the pearls: Dirt Cheap for $1.00 each… The total for my outfit comes to be $7.25. And you said I look great.

Him: Well, well, well… Look at you.

Me: Yep… look at me… Now let’s look at you and price you… (*looks at various labels and begins to giggle)

Him: Naw… that’s oka… I get your point.

IMG_1910 IMG_1907 IMG_1917 IMG_1920 IMG_1922Moral of the story, I looked great in my thrift store finds, and I helped a lost soul to understand the magic of thrifting.

Happy Wednesday my loves… Hope it’s a great as you…

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Until next time, kisses and more…

-J. NeKole