First, I would like to thank everyone for the sweet birthday wishes yesterday!! All of you are so great! I really appreciate your thoughtfulness.

It’s time for the weekend which usually spells fun….so I thought I would share some fun recent decisions with you. Yesterday, I gave myself a birthday treat with a pedicure…felt, oh so wonderful on tired, hot feet. I just love this new color by OPI honoring TEXAS. This color is called BIG HAIR, BIG NAILS….gotta love it….where is Sue Ellen when you need her to be there for nail color celebration??

Back to School sales means the retailers are going through clearance, and stocking up on everything, so selections are better during this time! That is why I always use a smidgeon of my hard earned summer school income to gear up a little for the coming year….

DSW clearance racks displayed many shoes as low as $8 a pair. Using my “new personal style guidelines,” I selected three which would enhance my wardrobe, but walked away from several I found to be fun…just not what I am going for at this time.

These are the ones I purchased….have to have a red shoe!!

Really cute, but I have too many sandals…left these behind!
So cute…but I left them behind…though tempted by
the $8 price!!

Finally, this Steve Madden satchel caught my eye…I loved the combination metallic, touch of tan feel and it has a middle zipper pouch where I can easily store my cell phone and keys for quick retrieval! Original price was $98…marked down to $39! I will save it until I begin full time teaching again!



  1. Love the bright polish, I wear a brighter color on my toes than fingers. Looks like you'll be able to get a lot in that purse! my kind of purse, unfortunatley.$8 for shoes…………good thing bff wasn't there, she has a shoe fettish.LOL

  2. A belated happy birthday to you! I like what you picked out and I have to tell you, those blue shoes would have tempted me too! But like you, I just don't know if I would wear them. That bag is going to look good with EVERYTHING! Big Texas Heat hug to you!!!! ~Serene

  3. Happy belated birthday, Pam! Love the purchases you made. Are you serious that those Sam Edelman flats were ONLY $8?? Also, you are stronger than me, I would have walked way with those cute sandals.


  4. I like bright colored polish on my toes. Your color looks great.
    I really love those black oxford shoes. I have been wanting a pair for so long. Unfortunately most of what I have found have been stiff and uncomfortable and usually too narrow.
    You are so lucky to have a DSW in your area. I would love to have one, then again, maybe not or I would be totally broke!
    Looks like you found some bargains!

  5. Happy belated birthday to you, Dear Pam! I am so glad to have met you, you always brighten my day. I love the name of the OPI color, they always have the best names, and I love the color as well. I think you selected three great pairs of shoes that will serve you well. My favorite are the Sam Edelman ballet flats. Love! I hope you have a great birthday weekend!

  6. Oh my gosh I love the purse! I have been looking for something new for Fall but have not had any luck. OPI is my favorite polish great colors.
    I hope you had a Happy Birthday 🙂

  7. I love me a mani/pedi. You feet just feel amazing afterwards. I went shopping on Friday myself. Got my shoes some new friends – finally got a pair of wedges that I love. Like you I've been losing weight – a total of 49 lbs. so far – and at 66 years old and a confirmed couch potato I'm now walking for 45 minutes every morning. And I just started dating after being a widow for 8 1/2 years! Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Your blog is an inspiration.

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