Wednesday, June 26, 2013

"What's in My Closet?" Link-Up Party Update

Hello, all you out there in bloggerland! Happy "hump" day!
Sorry for not blogging in awhile. 
It has been a LONG few weeks.
I had a chest cold and laryngitis - the summer kind, I guess. :I am feeling a lot better today and even have most of my voice back. The heat and humidity (and rain) has been high, here in Indiana, so I decided I would share a couple of my summer outfits

But first, just a little update. 
I decided to wait to continue my "What's in My Closet" Link-up party for now. I need to work on how to better advertise and learn how to better host a link-up party. I had no clue as to what it entailed and think I may have jumped the gun when I started this link-up. I still plan on occasionally sharing with you all some outfit posts, and hopefully, after doing some more "field work", will start it up again. Thanks to all of you who stopped in and either linked up or left a comment! I appreciate each and every one of you! If you still would like to share your outfit posts with me, feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of the page and your blog site url. I will definitely stop over and check it out!!

O.K. Onto my outfits.

I love wearing maxi dresses in the summertime! This blue spagetti strap dress came from WalMart, about a year ago.
I love the design and it's made of a light sheer material, with built-in blue backing and slip.
I've had this beaded necklace for many years and don't recall where I got it.
The sandals were a Goodwill purchase. I was fortunate that the colors matched so perfectly with this dress!
Shorts are a summer must, but as I get older, I've become more self-conscientious of my growing thighs. These white knee-length shorts are one of my favorites!
The zigzag multi-colored top and matching tank top both came from WalMart.
One of my greatest summer obsessions are flip-flops! I love wearing them and have one in just about every color available!!! I'm also loving all the different kinds of anklets available. This blue one, with shells, reminds me of the beach!
To accessorize, I added this pastel necklace, made of multi-colored rocks.

My last outfit is one I recently wore to work. It is comfortable and casual, yet just a bit dressy.
Blue stretch pants - JC Penney
Striped Blue top - K-Mart
Scarf - Goodwill
 Shoes - Payless Shoes
The scarf, with it's unique design and matching colors, catch the eye right away!
I love wearing my blue beaded flats! They are really comfortable and stylish!
Last, but not least, is a bracelet that I purchased at Meijer, which just recently opened in our little town! I'm so excited, as I am a BIG Meijer fan!!
Hope you enjoyed my post. Feel free to leave a comment and share your outfit posts, also!!
Have a wonderful week!

“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” Spanish Proverb


  1. Nice, I especially like the maxi dress.

    1. Oh, me too! Thanks for stopping by, Antionette!

  2. Cute outfits! I appreciate the thrifty-ness in them, too! There are some surprising finds at Walmat, aren't there? I'm wearing a black flowing, knee length skirt from Walmart today topped with a bright turquoise t-shirt I found at Walgreens when I was there picking up some make-up! I also have one some turquoise flip-flops. All great finds :-) Thanks for sharing yours.

    I have some ideas on how to get the word out on link-ups/blog parties: What I have found to help with mine is to "advertise" on Facebook and on Pinterest. Several people have seen that I have a weekly linky from my blog's FB page, but Pinterest has really been helpful! Besides posting the information or pinning the post on my own boards, I am also on two group boards which take the pins all over the place!! So, look for some group fashion boards to pin on. Then, of course, at the beginning, I sent out e-mails to people who had commented on my blog. But, I didn't do that often as I didn't want to bug anyone. But people seemed to accept 1 or 2 of those, especially with my nice little note.

    I hope that helps!!

    Blessings, Joan

    1. Thank you so much for the wonderful tips, Joan! I will definitely keep them in mind when I decide to restart the link-up party! You have an amazing following on your blog party link-up, so I believe it when you say this works! I love thrifting for lots of things, but finding clothing deals is so rewarding to me! Have a great weekend!

  3. That dress is SO pretty! I can't believe it's from Walmart.

    1. I know! Sometimes, it surprises me what I find there!

  4. Looking great! Love that maxi dress...and the blue beaded flats!

    Thanks for popping over to cottage had asked about custom signs. I don't do those, but my friend Kari (whose signs were pictured in my post) does do them. I can put you in contact with her if you're interested. She's a sweetie.

    Have a great holiday week!

    1. Hi, Cindy. I did go back and read about her on your blog, and then found her Facebook page, saw she is from Churubusco, which is about 40 miles away from me. I also got her number and may contact her about doing something. Thanks for the info!!


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