When my family moved to Texas two years ago, my husband and I wanted to move into a “nice” neighborhood. We feverishly drove through every neighborhood in the DFW area and decided upon one that was voted one of the Best Neighborhoods in the country. It takes a while to acclimate and have a neighborhood feel like a home. And, I can admit that it is getting there, but it still doesn’t feel completely like home. But, I can safely say one thing………my neighborhood sure is nice. It’s been two years and I am meeting more and more people. When Christine comes to visit she describes my neighborhood as “Duloc”, that idlic community featured in the Shrek movies. It’s about as pretty as it gets.
Recently, I stumbled upon something that makes my neighborhood pretty fabulous. I was on Facebook and I saw on the top of my page a private group which just so happened to have a couple of my neighbors pictures listed. I thought it was real estate homes for sale so I asked to be added. What it ended up being was a private group where my neighbors sell stuff. I was in heaven. My neighbors sell some pretty nice things at some pretty rock bottom prices. Rugs, furniture, accessories, electronics and even CLOTHES. I told my mother about the furniture and her response was, “GET OUT!”. I think it’s even making my mother contemplate joining Facebook. No, not really, but she is constantly asking me what the deal of the day is.
This cute little mint dress was a find on this new private group. It’s a Cabi score and my neighbor and new friend was selling it for $30.00. She wrote in her description it was never worn. It looked cute to me. I didn’t have anything in my closet this color, so I drove myself up to her doorstep and picked up the new score and left her thirty dollars in cash in her mailbox. How cool was that? I drove away thinking, God I love this neighborhood. So much I had to blog about it.
My necklace was also a gift from another neighbor for helping her when she was on vacation. She knows I love Stella and Dot jewelry. She found a vendor online called Fun Daisy that makes Stella and Dot knock offs, and purchased one for me as a Thank you for my help. The necklace is beautiful and a steal at $13.99! The site has a ton of beautiful things and will be a site I surely visit again.
So, I’m calling this outfit my “Swanky Neighborhood Outfit at Not So Swanky Price”. All together my outfit costs $43.00. Another winner under 50 bucks! I absolutely love it! And, the neighborhood as well.