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… πŸ™‚

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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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Friday Feature: The FAB 5…

Have you ever heard the phrase, “good things come in pairs”? Or maybe, “the 1st place is the best place”?

When it comes to numbers and placements, everyone has there preference on which is the best spot or number, or which is their favorite.

Well, I have come to put an end to the argument. The best placement, spot, reservation, number, etc. is 5, or the 5th.

I mean, I was born on the 5th day of the month, in the 10th (multiple of 5) of the year, in 1990 (another multiple of 5). We will not even discuss me being the “LIVE 5… of my Magnificent line” (a little shoutout to IN Spr. 13) lol. I mean, what else is there to explain.

But just in case you still disagree with me, allow me to introduce to my Friday Feature: The FAB 5

IMG_3554Now they say good things come in pairs, but I think the best things comes in sets of fives…

Instead of throwing together an interview for a Friday Feature, I decided to do something a little different and feature a few of my new beauties.

IMG_3562We are still deciding whether or not it is a blessing or a curse that Mr. Gent is employee at Charlotte Russe. “Shoes are my obsession”, and my love makes it no better. Each time they receive a new shoe he thinks I will like, he immediately lets me know, and next thing I know, there is a bag, a receipt, and a new pair of shoes headed back home with me.

At this point in my life, I own over 100 pairs of shoes, mostly being heels. The first section I browse in a store is the shoe section, and when I go shopping in Charlotte Russe, I am liable to remain in that section for a good 30-45 minutes alone.

Within the last two months, I have acquired 10 new pairs of shoes from the Charlotte, and I just wanted to introduce to my favorite five… Meet my loves: πŸ™‚

IMG_3561 IMG_3557 IMG_3560 IMG_3558 IMG_3559I am in love with each pair of heels you see here. Each serves a different purpose, and can be worn at different events. I have already christened two pair, the others are simply waiting. The outfits and accessories are ready and waiting, were just waiting for an event… lol

Every shoe above came from Charlotte Russe. The most expensive pair (Naya aka The Stripper Heel – Nude and Clear) costed $48.50, and the least expensive pair (Jessica aka SJP – Tomato Red) was found on clearance at an astounding $9.99. The others range somewhere in between, but you can always catch a sale at the Charlotte. Not to mention there shoes are reliable… Take care of them, and you will have them for years.

There is no way I could pick a “favorite” because I have so many. I constantly keep my shoes in rotation, and it is rare that you will see the same heel being worn with in the three weeks of each of each other. I have just been so blessed to be able to acquire such a fantastic shoe collection, and I try to give each an opportunity to be worn.

When I was teaching at Davidson High School, my students (male and female) liked to talk about the shoes I wore. They once told me they look forward to the next day just to see what heels would come clicking down the hall. Many days we had discussions about fashion and shoes, and sometimes even tied it into our lessons… it was our way of connecting… Now that’s what you call a good teacher… lol

I love my shoes, and I take care of them. Many times I chose outfits based on the shoes I want to wear. Try it sometimes… I promise you will find yourself wearing every shoe in your closet… lol…

IMG_3556 IMG_3555It’s the weekend so that means I may be in Mobile with my boos… If you see me, and I have a box of shoes in my hand… Don’t judge… πŸ™‚

Until next time, kisses and more…

-J. NeKole