Friday, April 29, 2011

Thrifty Answers

The answers for the last Thrifty Thursday - Under $100.00, are as follows:

Suede Ankle Boots - don't know the brand, it was rubbed off of the interior. The sole only said, "Leather Upper - Made in Brazil"
Cowl Neck Sleeveless Sweater

Here's how everything added up:

Suede Ankle Boots - $6.98
7 for All Mankind Jeans - $29.99 (No, I'm not kidding. K & G has amazing deals)
Cowl Neck Sleeveless Sweater - $2.98
Victoria's Secret Sleeveless Flutter Top - $19.99
Merona Jacket - $20.00

So, the grand total is, $79.94! What do you think? Overpriced or a steal? I vote "steal!"

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Another Week, Another Thrifty Thursday!

My friend, McGriff Moments, had an idea that I love. "Thrify Thursday - Under $100.00." So, this week, I'm wearing two thrift store items. Can you guess which two? When I post the answers, I'll also break down the entire outfit and see if the pieces equal less than $100.00!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Answers From April 21st

Everyone had great guesses for the Thrifty Thursday outfit. Amanda and Christie were both right about the purse and the jacket! You two definitely have a good eye! Here are the three items:

Liz Claiborne purse ($13.00)
Nine West suit jacket ($6.00)
cowl neck short sleeved (white) shirt ($2.98)

The blue & white skirt was actually not a skirt at all, it's a Donna Ricco sundress that I purchased from TJ Maxx years ago. Oh, and the boots were purchased from one of my favorite discout stores - K & G. I didn't need anymore boots, but I couldn't pass these up. Leather Franco Sarto boots for $39.00.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dear Memphis, I Really Love You These Days

Mother Nature? Not so much. Enough with the wind & rain.

I don't know how well it was publicized (I just found out about it yesterday morning), but the Memphis Farmer's Market had a special, mini-market, outside City Hall today, from 10am to 2pm. Since: 1) I am a huge proponent of eating locally and supporting local businesses/farmers, and 2) Am usually cycling on the weekends when the Farmer's Market is in full swing, I jumped at the chance to check out the MFM on a weekday. Another perk is that it was only a couple of blocks from where I work.

It's City Hall?, it's a Farmer's Market...

Delta Pecan Orchard, Jones Orchard and McCarter Coffee Company were among the vendors at the mini-market today.

Just a side note: I scored some chow chow for my brother, Johnny. He just LOVES chow chow. If you don't know the story, I will gladly tell you. Siblings, if you're reading this, mum's the word. The chow chow's a surprise.

Thrifty Thursday

I spy with my little eye, three thrift store items.

Official answers to follow...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Food Trucks in Court Square!

Yesterday, in preparation of the City Council voting on food trucks and regulations thereof, a shindig was held in Court Square with food trucks and music. A friend of mine came back from SXSW raving about food trucks - "it's like a fabulous restaurant on wheels." Well, me likey. Yesterday, I had the veggie burger with provolone cheese from the Fuel Cafe food truck. It was quite possibly the best veggie burger I've ever eaten. Here's hoping that the City Council votes in favor of this!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Switch

So, this weekend, I finally watched the movie, "The Switch." It stars Jennifer Aniston, my boyfriend, Jason Bateman, and Jeff Goldblum. The movie was ok. Clever dialogue and some pretty funny scenes. I noticed a couple of things that were unsettling, though.

Every time Jeff Goldblum was on the screen, I could not stop staring at his platter sized ears. Good gracious, those things are huge. When did that happen? By the way, I had a crush on Jeff Goldblum when I watched "Earth Girls are Easy" and "Jurassic Park" and I don't recall being distracted by the size of his ears.

Another upsetting realization was that Jason Bateman is getting old. He can't! He just can't! It means that *I'm* getting old, too. That's something that I can't accept. I don't feel old, therefore, I am not old. Mind over matter, see? It's as easy as that, right? My friend Evel Lee taught me that...

Monday, April 18, 2011

Good Deeds

Feeling down? Wondering how you can make a difference in the world? Well, today's your lucky day! Several friends of mine and I formed a team, Beat da 'betes, to ride in the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure. We will be riding a metric century, which is 62 miles, to support research to find a cure for diabetes.

This weekend, a few teammates and I braved the 20mph winds and cold weather for a long training ride. We had a few laughs along the way!

If you'd like to do your good deed for the day and donate to my fundraising page, click here. Doing something for the greater good is so satisfying, isn't it? Feel free to pass the link along to anyone else who might like to donate!

I, like many other people, have friends and family who have diabetes. Although, I enjoy cycling anyway, I am riding in this event in hopes of a cure, so that other people will not have to live with diabetes. Thanks in advance and big thanks to all my friends who have already donated to this cause!

Friday, April 15, 2011

TTH Answers

The two items from the last Thrifty Thursday are:

1. Prada handbag(probably fake, but who cares), and
2. Banana Republic silk top.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thrifty Thursday

Another week, another Thrifty Thursday. Two items I'm sporting, in the picture below, were purchased from a thrift store. Can you guess which two items?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Past Cycling Events

It's been awhile since I had any cycling posts. I don't know what's wrong with me! If you've been paying attention to what's going on in Memphis, you'd know of the progress in making the city more bicycle friendly; the Greenline, bike lanes on Southern and plans for bike lanes on Madison - between Cooper and Watkins. Well, bike lanes along Madison have proven to be a controversial subject. There are several businesses (which I will no longer patronize) along that stretch of Madison, who oppose the plan. Area citizens who support bike lanes, had a "Bike Lane Buy In" day. People rode along Madison, stopping off and buying things from shops that DO support bike lanes along Madison. First stop: Boscos. It was a beautiful day for a leisurely ride. There have been murmurs of having a similar ride from Midtown to Downtown, stopping off at bars along Madison. Count. Me. IN!

Not long ago, the Peddler Bicycle Shop had their (3rd?) Tweed Ride. It was on St. Patty's day, so the idea was to ride - in our English Finery - to an Irish pub.

This was as we were getting ready to take off.

The tweed ride is such a good time. It kinda breaks up the monotony of riding for distance or speed every time you get on your bike for a group ride. Who doesn't need a bit of silly every now and then?!

When we arrived at Dublin House, it was packed, loud and there was a cover charge. thanks. So we headed across the street to Molly's. What says "While Irish Eyes are Smiling," more than a 1/2 & 1/2 margarita? I'm planning on grabbing Thai for Cinco de Mayo.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Thursday's Answers

Based on the comments, I know you all have been on the edge of your seats wondering if you guessed the right three items from my last "Thrifty Thursday" post. Drum roll, please. Here are the answers:

Shoes: leather wingtips. Brand unknown. I think they were donated by some old lady, but I don't care, I love them.
Sweater: Lord & Taylor
Purse: Prada

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thrifty Thursday, when I was getting ready a few days ago, I noticed that I was really representing my thrift store finds. I love thrift and vintage stores. A Lot. I get a kick out of wearing items that are still in style - or are making a comeback - that no one else is wearing. Well, I actually like wearing stuff that no on else is wearing! Getting those items at a ridiculously low price is even better!

In the picture, below, I am wearing 3 pieces that I purchased from a thrift store. Can you guess which three? I'll give you a hint: I bought the scarf from K&G (for $5.00!!). Everyone's first guess is the scarf. :-) Don't worry, I'll post the answers soon.