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No flowers in my yard but I can always have flowers on my dress

♥ Dress:  Maggy London
♥ Boots:  Bamboo Shoes
♥ Tights: JC Penny

I thought if I would get out something to wear with a little "spring" to it that it might just lighten my mood.  I've had a terrible cold and winter has just been dragging out forever it seems, like my cold. Believe it or not the sun is actually shining today! I'm off tomorrow for Good Friday so today is a good day although there are still no daffodils to take pretty pictures of I'm hoping they still manage to bloom. They were already in full bloom this time last year. That's a bonus to having a lifestyle blog, you can look back on what was going on the year before. I purchased this dress on eBay last summer for $3.95 plus a couple bucks for shipping. The style appears to be something from days gone by but it is in great shape. After a wash and iron it was like new again. I love the floral print. 

I know I am always raving over eBay but I have got the shaft a couple times so you do have to watch what you buy. I don't figure you can go wrong if you purchase from someone with great feedback or stay in the cheap. I bought one dress that someone had actually put scotch tape on the hem that had come undone. I have an aversion to sticky tape so that one went straight to the garbage can. I also will not buy anything electronic after buying two pieces of junk and having to get my money back on a digital picture frame I purchased as a gift that was never even mailed. Three times and you're out eBay electronic peeps! Otherwise I've had wonderful luck. 

Speaking of digital picture frames, I just got one awhile back and I love it. I can't believe I hadn't gotten one before now. The brand I got was Aluratek which I've never heard of but so far so good. Extremely easy to use. One thing I just discovered is I can put my memory card in and look at my pictures in a larger frame (mine is 7") before I download them to my computer. I don't have an iPad so in order to look at larger pictures I have always had to download. Now I can take a quick peek first. Any I don't like after a closer look I can delete from my camera before I download or if I don't like any of them I can delete and start over without ever having to fire up my computer. My husband doesn't mess with pictures or even get on the computer very much so he's actually enjoying the digital frame more than I am. After moving into a much smaller house I was unable to put up a lot of pictures due to space so this way we can see all our favorites in one place. I have a Bedford charging station (which I love) that I got from Pottery Barn. I keep the frame plugged up  in the back of the charging station so you can't see a cord. I heard if you get a frame that takes batteries it burns through them pretty quick . I keep the frame set on a timer so the pictures run through the day and then it shuts off automatically. It's pretty sweet! 

Do you ever have one of those things happen like you'll be thinking of a song and then it will play on the radio? I have weird stuff like that happen all the time to me. The other night I was telling my husband that there was a new show coming on I wanted to start watching and I said "You've probably seen the commercial for it" and at the very second that came out of my mouth the commercial came on. Well, I have a story about these boots I have on. I bought them late last summer on a whim at Burlington Coat Factory. They didn't cost much and they were green, enough said and I thought they would be something I could wear on a special occasion like a Lady Gaga concert :o) Although they are certainly not something I would have entertained buying, much less wearing, a while back before all the great inspiration from the blogs I read. 

The next day my bff, Jennifer, texted me a picture of a pair of purple boots she had bought on a whim herself which is also unlike her. We were texting pictures back and forth of our strangely colored boots we'd bought at the same time and laughing about our Twilight Zone moments we have had.  I then put them away in my closet and they haven't been on my feet since. We've had a lot of moisture one way or the other and I haven't wanted to get them wet. Or at least that's what I told myself until today. Today I thought I sure needed to wear my boots. I get to work and I see on the internet that today is Lady Gaga's birthday. I had to laugh! I am taking it as a sign that me and Jennifer need to go see Lady Gaga in our new boots! You ready girl? ♥ 

                     Video: Lady Gaga - Judas (Official Live) 
You can see the original official video here from my Easter post last year and also with some pictures from the video here on my former blog. 
I obviously love this song! It's a jukebox favorite :o)


  1. How do you do it? I would never in 8 bazillion years thought about white tights and little teal boots to transition this great boot into spring. Works so, so well!
    Pretty you.

  2. Meant "great look" instead of "great boot" ... although the boots are great, my correction makes more sense, I hope.

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