(Note: It helps if you sing this first line to the tune of the 12 Days of Christmas!!) On the first day of October, my husband said to me….Why don’t you go sho-o-oping??”

Don’t worry, that ‘s where I stop with song lyrics. But, when I felt a nip in the morning air today, I was ready to head out and experience October!! Of course, after a brisk neighborhood walk, I was tired and feeling a little black and white, so I headed off to start the day at Starbuck’s with a Pumpkin Spice Non-fat Latte just for a seasonal kick! It put some color in my mood and I was ready to shop.

Started out a little off color,
but dressed for a morning
of purposeful shopping!

Headed into Starbuck’s……

One Pumpkin Spiced Latte…and….
I was ready to go in my Cole Hahn flats! (I got these several years
ago on a Marshalls clearance rack).  They are the best!!

I actually had a mission with my shopping. I have in my future an important meeting where I want to look my professional best…for me that means heels and not flats. Since, bunion surgery, I usually wear flats, but I really want my outfit for this meeting to be perfect, powerful, and youthful.

 Marshall’s met my need with a pair of T-strapped Aerosoles that I really love and cannot wait to wear. Between my coffee and the shoes, I was feeling pretty great and went on to find an awesome scarf at Stein Mart and beautiful autumn mums for my house….and a surprise for the hubs…

In such a good mood, I bought Mr. B a Perry Ellis shirt at
Marshalls with autumn colors

Love this Nicole Miller/ Peacock Scarf I found at
Stein Mart!!

Flowers always brighen my mood!!  Mums are inexpensive
and seasonal!

The temperature outside is moving back up this afternoon, but I do not think anything could spoil my October State of Mind!!


I stopped by Garment Exchange, and Marilyn has some great pieces in her shop!! I picked up these orange, fun earrings and you can see here some of the special items in her store. Garment Exchange is located on Thousand Oaks at highway 281 in between Big Lots and the Egg & I Restaurant…this is one consignment boutique that is growing in popularity so if you see something here you like, you better give Marilyn a call (210-820-3000) and tell her I sent you!!


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