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The Shopping Spree That Started With a Pair of Converse Sneakers

Updated on November 27, 2013

Let the Spree Begin


These are the Sneakers

I was really just browsing to see what kind of bargains could be found online on Black Friday to Cyber Monday, and for the rest of the holiday shopping season. I came across these sneakers or sneaker boots, I guess. Classic Converse. They're $75.00 at They reminded me of the Converse high-tops we all wore in elementary school. I didn't really like the sneakers, but I started wondering, "What would you wear with those? And where would you be going?"

A Perfect Match!

This is a black jewel tie dyed skinny jean that was seen worn by Dakota Fanning. I'm not a big celebrety fan, so I have no idea who Dakota Fanning is. I could google her, but why? I am on a mission, and that is a distraction. I'm guessing she's an actress; mayber a singer. There's a picture of her wearing the jeans, and she does look a lot like what I used to look like not too long ago. It's not my style, but they work on her, so I'll give them a try. They're perfect with the sneakers. The original price (supposedly) is $116.00. They are now only $58.00. What a bargain! Added to my shopping cart.

Where Is She Going?

I have to say that I am confused by this outfit. These jeans go way better with the converse sneakers. The heals she is wearing would look great with evening wear. Not so great witth the black jeweled tie dyed skinny jeans and T-shirt.

Since she hasn't done her hair or her make up, I am thinking she probably is running to the convenient store with the hope of not running into anyone she knows, or anyone with a camera! On the other hand, it is refreshing to see celebrities and young people in general, wearing naked skin these days, and not feeling the need to be completely dressed and made up to run to the mailbox or the corner store.  But why the heels?


What About a Top?

 I found this zip front hoodie from Aeropostale for $20!  It was a "web buster deal" marked down from $49.50.  They're practically giving it away.  I remember the same door buster deals in the store last year.  They'll make money on the quantity sold rather than the smaller profit margin, I would imagine.  I like the hoodie and I like the price, so it goes in the shopping cart.  I'll need something to wear under it, and it has that little bit of red material around the graphics, so something in red would be nice and would break up the black and white.


A Little Red Cami

 I immediately spotted this red cami with a built in bra.  Nice touch; "aero" is embroidered on it.  Regular price, $19.50.  Now $9.75.  I don't know why they don't just mark it an even $20 and drop it to $10.  Nickels and dimes are worth less than a penny used to be!  Why do we even bother with coinage?


Vintage Jeans!

I love these light stonewash skinny jeans, also found at Aeropostale!  $39.50 marked down to $19.75.  Truth be told, I like them way better than the black jewel tie dyed skinny jean.  Those were fun because they went with the converse sneaker boots, but these jeans are more my style, and they cost less!  I'll definitely put the stonewash jeans in my cart.  I still might get the black  tie dye ones for variety, though.  We'll see.


Black Suede Boots

I love these boots!  No heal, a little slouch.  Not as tall as the tall boot trend this year, yet still tall.  They can be worn with a skirt or dress, and they can be worn with jeans.  As a matter of fact, they can be worn with a lot more things than those converse sneaker boots! I can get these instead of the sneaker boots and instead of the black jewel tie dye skinny jeans.  Those were $140.00.  These are $149.00.  Removing sneaker boots and tie dyed jeans from the cart and adding these boots.  They'll go with my black suede coat and my big black bag.

Black Checkered Shirt and a Fresh Hair Cut

Actually it's a black and grey plaid gauze shirt with a coordinating black plaid pattern on the inside that can be seen when the sleeve is rolled up. It's a classic button down with breast pockets. Boutique to You carries this one with a price tag of $97. I wonder if this will go on sale later in the season. It needs to be hand washed and hang dried. Memories of washing and drying a virgin wool sweater in high school are returning! It's pricey but classic. It might be worth it. I wish I could touch this one to see how well it's made. Sometimes gauze doesn't look so well after it's washed and ironed. I like it a lot. We'll see. I really like her hair cut. I wonder how I would look without bangs.


Faux Fur

Purrfect! My black suede coat has faux fur on the hood. This is really an unnecessary luxury in these economically uncertain times. It's not like it's real fur, but it is still frivolous. I am so tired of being frugal! Yikes! $129.00! I think I got my coat on sale for less than that!

It's a Black Wolf Hood from the Spirit Hoods Collection at Boutique to You, as seen on Audrina Patridge. Again, I don't know who that is! These are originals. Every hood is slightly different. Hood sales are final - no returns. Dry clean or hand wash cold and air dry.

According to the website, "The black wolf spirit has unmatched ferocity, cunning, stealth, confidence, and loyalty. They howl at the moon and are great communicators with a strong appreciation of music. This animal spirit feels at home within order and chaos. Often a teacher or dancer with keen senses, these warrior spirits will also defend their ground. The Black Wolf is in touch with lunar influences and the shadow within. This healer brings the magical spirit-medicine. "

It would be like Halloween all winter long! It's a hat, scarf and mittens in one. It would be fun, so it could come out of the entertainment budget! Maybe.

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