Is-shoe #3

Blue Suede Shoes…

I would be willing to bet that while nearly every American would recognize the song.. Most would probably remember it played by the King of Rock & Roll shaking his hips and curling his lips.. driving all the ladies bananas!

But, I would be willing to bet, most don’t know it was actually Carl Perkins who recorded it first in 1955. I sometimes find myself looking for the sheer irony and symbolism I can see, hear and feel through music.

The song was actually written by Perkins at 3 am, on a potato sack of all things..( he would have had a hard time as a blogger with that medium.) Back then, suede was expensive and nearly impossible to clean..  thus the title “don’t step on my blue suede shoes..”

The irony I found is, this was a “stepping on toes” kind of song.. it was revolutionary to music.. as it first combined Rock, Country and Blues..

When I’m bargain shopping, I put on that imaginary thinking cap my 1st grade teacher always made wear.. and I walk around trying to find items to piece together in a free spirited kind of way. Not following any trends.. nothing mainstream.. it’s like an art to me.. I guess in a retail therapy meets art therapy kind of way..

Just walking around for a couple of hours with the color blue on my mind, I found all these great bargains! Different styles for various moods and occasions.. but not conforming to one style, much like the song of reference. Sadly, so many people are afraid to get out of their comfort zones, afraid they’ll look stupid, fear of rejection, or expense.. etc.. And this is sad..

Express yourself, your emotion and your spirit in the things you wear and always carry yourself with confidence. The most common objection I hear in regards to bargain shopping is that people don’t want to dig for things.. but my philosophy is anything worth having doesn’t come easy..  I challenge you to go on a bargain hunt.. and find items that speak to your soul!!

Find that outfit that mixes Rock, Country and Blues.. throw on some blue suede shoes.. and strut your stuff like a trendsetting girlboss!

These are my Blue Bargains: (again all Ross finds)
Electric blue top- $9.99
Light blue solid dress-$17.99
Blue and white printed dress-$19.99
Dark Blue Tahari Dress-$39.99
Dark Blue leggings-$7.99
Gianni Bini blue suede shoes-$29.99
#rossdressforless #girlboss #blue #fashionista
until next time.. happy trendsetting!! See you back for Is-shoe #4


IMG_1978Is-shoe #2

“She who leaves a trail of glitter is never forgotten..”

I would like to think I’ve left a trail of glitter throughout my 34 years… I’m fairly certain anyone who has ever known me has not forgotten my quirky traits and constant chatter..

Nevertheless, I’m sure you’re wondering how in the heck does someone move 17 times in 6 years?? Trust me, I ask myself the same question.. and just keep reminding myself of the saying.. not all who wander are lost..

Life is indeed a domino effect.. and if the 16 previous dominos in my life hadn’t fallen.. I wouldn’t be here.. where I am.. finally happy with move number 17.. I guess Deena Carter explained it best in her song “Strawberry Wine” when she said at 17 she saw everything.

Coincidentally, I was 17 when that song was released.. and unlike her.. I had no clarity whatsoever back then. As nice as it would have been to have had all my ducks in a row.. my life experiences (good, bad, and indifferent) and the lessons I learned from them have come full circle and shown me who I am, what I want, and to never settle for anything less.. (unless it’s a clearance item at a bargain store.. and in that case.. less is the objective!)

Now we are back to the important matters at hand.. SHOPPING!

What do you do when you move 17 times in 6 years, have a small car, and a champagne taste on a beer budget? It’s very simple.. you leave everything behind and just bargain shop when you get where you’re going… (and if you’re anything like me.. you’re glad you have nothing to remind you of the poisonous places you’ve been).. no thorn in your rose, no sad, sad song.. your night has a dawn.. a new dawn.. a new beginning!

This shopping adventure was for decor for my bedroom..  and all it took was 1 trip to ROSS on a Saturday morning.

You won’t believe what I treasures I found! Don’t just dress for less.. DECORATE FOR LESS too!

#rossfinds #rossdressforless #bargainhunter #bosslady #girlboss #interiordesign #gypsysoul #freespirit #decorating #likeaboss #feathers

Bargain GirlROSS Prices: (all ROSS finds)

Girl Boss/Goal Digger signs- $10.99
Rise & Shine Bright- $4.99
Believe ring/jewelry holder- $7.99
Like a Boss pillow- $9.99
Gold Pillows- $11.99
White & Gold wall art- $10.99
Black and gold sofa table- $79.99
Plant holder- $4.99
Green leaves- $1.99
Mini chest- $8.49
Fleur de lis- $7.99
Candle holder- $10.99
B candle- $4.99
Dream Big sign- $7.99
Feather Art- $17.49
Gold throw- $9.99
Chair- $39.99
Pouf Ottoman- $24.99

Grand Bargain Total: $276.82

(WOW) just the sofa table and pouf ottoman alone would add up to at least that much at full retail prices!!!

Hope you see as much value in my blog as I do in bargain shopping.. Life is full of is-shoes.. but nothing a little bargain retail therapy can’t help! See you back soon  for Is-shoe #3.. until then.. Happy shopping..