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    Those are cute! I was tempted by some of the flashier glasses, but went with a more classic style. I don't mind paying a lot for things, but when I do, I take care of them and make them last. There was a purple Dior pair that I really loved.

    I prefer to shop less often. Books are my real weakness.
     
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    Few goodies to spruce up my apt:

    - runner rug
    - artificial potted pink orchids
    - 2 decorative bed pillows
    - 2 large rectangular mirrors to hang over the sofa (to replace these small circular mirrors I have)

    Also:

    - organic olive oil
    - Lucky Brand necklace
    - short-sleeved grey shirt
     
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    Yesterday Sweet's step-mother took me shopping for new school clothes. I am not a power shopper, but she is! I ended up with:
    *three skirts
    *one pair of skinny pants (I have never liked skinnies, but I live these)
    *one cami
    *four new tops
    *a light pink cardigan
    *a flowey vest
    *and a new belt

    All that good stuff after five hours of shopping. And she bought us lunch. She is so generous.:blush:
     
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    My daughter and I went to the mall because she wanted to grab a few pairs of jeans.

    I bought:
    3 really cute jackets to throw over tunics and dresses
    a gorgeous pink and black handbag
    leopard pattern cat's eye sunglasses
     
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    A pair of black leather Steve Madden boots at the Nordstrom sale (last few hours!) I had gift cards from students so I only spent $30 out of pocket :D
     
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    I got a midnight navy and white Michael Kors polka dot dress and black shirt, both half off.

    I don't ever wear dresses, so it was an out of character purchase, but my mom persuaded me to try it on and I ended up loving it.
     
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    New sneakers..2 pairs. Our local store had buy one get one for $1. Plus it was 20% off & hubby was in line to pay for them & a lady gave him her coupon for $10 off a pair!!! Whoo Hooo....2 pairs for like $30!!! Yay....Fila and Dr. Scholl which I though would be old people (sorry) so comfy & dark blue ones!!!
     
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    I went on a mini shopping spree....

    New pair of shoes (not sure if I love them though so they might be going back)
    Planner
    Nail polish organizer for my bathroom
    school supplies
    Cute cardigans - one is hot pink and one has pineapples on it

    Plus I ordered several pairs of work pants online from JC Penney and NY and Co. I HATE buying pants. Hate it with a burning passion. Nothing ever fits right, and the pairs that fit right aren't long enough!!! So most likely I will be returning the majority.

    I definitely want to get some more shirts for work so I think I will check out Kohls this week.
     
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    I have been looking everywhere and I finally found a pair of black leather boots with a wide width but NOT a wide calf at Zappos. Unfortunately, they tend to stock a lot of wide width boots with wide calves which makes me look like a little kid wearing dad's rain boots! Even though I have BIG WIDE feet, my legs drown in wide width boots. I know they rarely keep these in stock so I bought them early! I am a happy camper right now!
     
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    More.......... shoes.

    I've been going a little shoe crazy since I'll be student teaching this month. I've been out of "every day" work for four years, since quitting my bank job and having my kids. I work at a hospital, so I only had scrubs and sneakers.

    Today I bought a pair of Sofft neutral kitten heels to go with some work clothes I bought last week!

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    These would make pair number four. Now I have Clark's, Naturalizers, Aerosoles, and Sofft. I can't go wrong, right??
     
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    mrsi, shop away! I have quite a bit this summer too if you see my posts here lately. I love a lot of the comfort shoe brands too.
     
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    Nice! A bit low for me..:2cents:
     
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    I have read about your love for high heels, czacza!! I used to love, love, love high heels (3" or more!) before I got pregnant in 2009. Now I can't wear more than 2.25" and sometimes that's too much, unless they're wedges!

    Although, I did buy some Aerosoles pumps/booties last week. I have them in black and they are definitely higher than what I typically wear now. They were on clearance.

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    Those are beautiful!
     
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    Chevron bulletin board edging
    Set of kid scissors
    Smelly stickers
    2 liter water bottle
    Fabric for bulletin board
    Red pens
    Black dry erase markers
    Flip chart markers
    New coffee maker!! Bella Dot in red. I love it!
    Champagne yeast to brew homemade hard cider and ginger beer
    Red wool yarn to finish knitting a sweater for my daughter
    Cute little wolf animal backpack for a future daughter birthday gift
    Sweatshirt with a cat pattern
    Two black maxi skirts
     
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    I bought bird toys. My little one has been enjoying sanitized/bird safe pinecones and natural wood cellophane crinkle paper. The big one just wants endless supplies of hideously expensive cotton rope. He weaves elaborate structures from the open top of his cage.
     
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    mollydoll, that's great. I personally love African Greys! :)
     
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    Books for my class library--the local used bookstore is having a 50% off sale!
     
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    3 tops
    An ankle bracelet..bought it at the beach!
     
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    9 tops/blouses from Express...5 of them are that burnout style, 2 blouses have anchor designs on them, & the other 2 consists of 2 colors & is the baseball tee design.
     
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    Ah! :) Got off to an early start this morning & got $228 worth of groceries from Stater Bros. & Fresh & Easy & I still didn't get quite everything I wanted. I wanted to get more fruits, such as organic strawberries. (My BF got a lot of items he likes too.)
     
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    Wow, Ms. I! That's almost twice as much as I spend in a week for myself, my husband and my almost 24 year old son!
     
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    I usually spend $50-$75 a week on groceries. BF and I are budgeting for about $100-$150 per week when he moves in. Some weeks are cheaper because we don't have to buy meat. Some weeks are more because we buy bulk items at Sams Club or Costco.

    Friday I got a few new shirts from Loft and two pairs of shoes-black clogs and new tennis shoes.
     
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    Yes, well, sometimes we like to go wild at the grocery stores! We like having lots of meal options. :)

    Oh, I also wanted to try those new wasabi ginger potato chips by Lays, but Stater Bros. didn't have them.
     
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    What did you get? I am not a budget grocery shopper and buy lots of lovely veggies (some organic, some not depending on the item), expensive smoothie ingredients, plus frivolous vegan convenience foods (like $8 Tofurkey pizza and $6 ice cream) and still spend less than $300/month.

    I keep saying I'm going to start budgeting my groceries better to cut the impulse spending, but I never do.

    I went to the farmers market yesterday and got zucchini blossoms, canary and watermelons, peaches, and microgreens. I could spend a fortune on melons. I love frozen melon smoothies in the summer. I also got organic strawberries and rhubarb so I can make a pie today but I'm feeling sluggish after stuffing myself with fried tofu/cashew ricotta cheese stuffed zucchini blossoms.
     
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    I love FMs too, I've really gotten into going to them the last several mos. At this huge FM an hour away, I get this fresh-made pesto that doesn't compare to any store pestos. Also, humus.

    For today's shopping trip, I got all my ingredients I like for salads (read what I posted today in the "What's for Dinner" thread) & the usual bread, milk, eggs, a few cheeses, juices, onion tater tots, etc.

    The more expensive items were chicken fajita meat, which was $11 alone, jalapeno jack turkey burgers, ground turkey, Morningstar Farms meatless links, & Digiorno Tuscan-style chicken pizza.
     
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    An adjustable-height bar stool with a white vinyl seat and back for my classroom.
     
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    I like the black one.
     
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    Me too, I like dark colors over pastels.
     
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    An iPhone! Had been wanting it since ages and finally got it...yay!
     
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    - DVF clear & blue sunglasses
    - Michael Kors mirrored lens silver aviator sunglasses (Ray BAns are just too small a lens)
     
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    Just gave my bathroom a mini makeover!

    Shower curtain
    2 rugs (in front of the sink and toilet)
    Shower curtain liner

    Heading out in a little bit to get a new soap dispenser and toothbrush holder.

    Also found a really great painting for my living room - very beachy!

    I got SO much stuff at Kohls today for like $80 (had a 30% off coupon)

    I also have $30 in DSW coupons that I need to use soon :)
     
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    I only shop at Kohls when I have a coupon. I like getting my yoga pants there. I'll see if I can go in a week or 2.
     
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    Just bought these bracelets:

    http://www.qvc.com/Steel-by-Design-Set-of-4-Inspirational-&-Initial-Bangles.product.J296067.html?sc=J296067-User&cm_sp=VIEWPOSITION-_-19-_-J296067&catentryImage=http://images.qvc.com/is/image/j/67/j296067.001?$uslarge$

    In black:

    http://www.qvc.com/Steel-by-Design-Polished-Bead-Multi-Strand-Braided-Leather-Bracelet.product.J289759.html?sc=J289759-User&cm_sp=VIEWPOSITION-_-63-_-J289759&catentryImage=http://images.qvc.com/is/image/j/59/j289759.001?$uslarge$

    In blue:

    http://www.qvc.com/Steel-by-Design-Leather-Bracelet-with-Cross-and-Crystal-Beads.product.J287806.html?sc=J287806-User&cm_sp=VIEWPOSITION-_-7-_-J287806&catentryImage=http://images.qvc.com/is/image/j/06/j287806.001?$uslarge$
     
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    Ms. I, I am loving all of your purchases! :) Can you take me with you on a shopping spree one of these days? haha
     
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    kaeco510, thanks! Sure come on, we're sure to have fun! :D
     
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    Holy crap! $400 worth of sunglasses-wow, I'm jealous. 'Course, I tend to lose my gas station frames shortly after buying them, so probably not a good plan for me. They are cute though!
     

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