Tuesday, December 20, 2011

See Ya Soon

This is my last post at Better With Tights. I have enjoyed writing on this blog since fall of last year. I never have been the most religious blogger. I definitely posted more on this blog last year and at the beginning of this year. I like to blog but I feel that with a blog name like "Better With Tights" I am pigeon-holed into blogging mainly about fashion. While I love fashion, I also love books, movies, music, and food. I would love to blog about those things on a regular basis which is why I decided to start a new blog.

You can now find me at my new blog Heart In The Middle. I got the idea for the name after re-watching the movie Waitress one night. Have you seen it? If you haven't, you definitely should.

Thanks to all you ladies that have visited my blog over the last year. I hope you will check me out at my new home!

Monday, November 21, 2011


While in Charlotte this past weekend I ventured into Madewell. I always go in there to browse the sale section. Sometimes I can find awesome deals. This time I didn't find anything amazing on sale but they sale Hunter rain boots. I have wanted a pair of Hunter boots all year and my parents were going to get me a pair for Christmas. I thought I should try them on to make sure of the size I needed. Well....I tried on a size 9 and while the foot was plenty roomy, the boots were extremely snug around my calf. I was wearing a pair of jeggings and if I had need to tuck in a thicker pair of pants or corduroys there is no way they would fit. I was really devastated. My friend, Maggie thought I was being a bit dramatic. Maybe I was. Hunter boots were my dream rain boots. Anybody have any suggestions for another style of fabulous rain boots? I would love suggestions.
Maybe my devastation would have lasted longer but I was still really excited over the new coat I had just purchased in Anthropologie. As soon as I saw it on the hanger I was in love. I put it on and felt like Mary Tyler Moore. The coat has a detachable hood. I love it. It was well worth the splurge. Although had I been shopping alone I never would have splurged on it. My shopping pal convinced me that I could afford to splurge on the coat. Here is the beauty.

I hope to start posting outfit photos again by the end of the week. I am having lots of sinus issues so my nose reminds me of Rudolph's. As soon as that subsides I want to post again. I miss blogging.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Threadless Winner

I am so awful with html. I could not figure out for the life of me how to get the html code to insert the Random Number generator in this blog. So I took a picture of the screen with my phone and inserted the photo into the post. Lame, I know. Don't judge me.

Anyway, I have a winner for the $30 credit to Threadless.com!!

Congrats Bekah!!! I will send an email with all the details!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Do You Bleed Orange?

Neyland Stadium home of The University of Tennessee Volunteers

I have never been a big sports gal. I am definitely not athletically inclined. In high school I went to football games and learned enough about football to follow along with the game. Watching sports of TV is boring. There are too many other distractions. I was only interested because that was my school, my team. It was fun to go to football games and not only watch the game but socialize. When I went to college, I stopped attending sports events. First of all, the college I attended no longer had a football team and for some reason I never got into any other sport. I didn't have a lot of school pride. Not that I disliked my college, I lived off campus and was only there for the education. I most definitely didn't have the "typical" college experience.

UT vs University of Buffalo

Yesterday, the marching band from the high school I graduated from had the privilege of performing with the marching band of the University of Tennessee. I was not in the band but most of the people I hang out with now were. The brother of one of my oldest friends is currently in the marching band at the high school. I have him since he was born and I wanted to go and show him and the high school my support. So for the first time ever I attended a football game for the University of Tennessee. UT football is huge here in Northeast Tennessee. The color orange is everywhere especially during football season. Surprisingly, I actually had a lot of fun! I had to have my friend give some refresher notes on the rules of football so that I could follow along but I enjoyed it. I can't say that I will be watching the games every Saturday on TV but maybe on occasion I will and I would definitely be open to attending another game.

Dobyns-Bennett High School Marching Band

UT band on the left; Dobyns-Bennett band on the right

Friday, September 30, 2011

No Shopping October & A Giveaway!!

Guess what I am going to do in October? Abstain from shopping! I got the idea from Bekah at Matters of Merrymaking. It will be hard but I think it is necessary. I have plenty of clothes and shoes and jewelry and I have been buying too much. I've been buying individual items I like without any regard to how well it fits into my wardrobe. Plus, I need to be a better saver and I'd like to start paying toward school loans while I am still in school. So these are my rules:

No clothes, shoes, or accessories (except I will be buying a Mates of State shirt at their show)
No groupons or living social deals
No purchases from fab.com even on non-clothing items

I can however use gift cards or credits I already have outstanding.

dress: Loft; cardigan: Gap; shoes: Bandolino; necklace: New York & Co; earrings: Silver Mine Jewelry; bracelet: gift

Speaking of Groupon, I accidentally purchased two for Threadless during the month of August. I've already used one and have decided I'm going to give the other one away to one of you!

Threadless offers cute graphic tees for men, women, and kids. I purchased this Abe tee for myself. The Groupon is for $30 to use at threadless.com The Groupon expires in the middle of November so please be sure that if you enter the giveaway you will actually use it.

To enter all you need to do is leave a comment below telling me if you have ever placed a self-imposed shopping ban on yourself. For a bonus entry follow me on twitter.
Be sure to leave separate comments for both and make sure I have a way to contact you if you win.
I will accept entries until next Saturday October 8th Noon EST
Good Luck!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011


I am signed up for numerous savings sites such as HauteLook, Swirl, and Rue La La. I love a discount. A few months ago I saw on twitter that a site had Out of Print Tees on sale. The site offering the sale was Fab.com. I was very excited because I had looked at their tees several times and this was the incentive I needed to purchase one. The tee I picked up was The Outsiders tee. I love it. The Outsiders has been one of my favorite books since I first read it in middle school. The movie is sort of cool too because it was filmed in the 80s and it features so many up and coming stars.

I like Fab.com because they offer an unique and eclectic variety of sales on their website. They have new featured sales each day and each sale lasts for 2-3 days. Since I placed my first order back in July I have made several other purchases from the website including cool Willie Nelson show art, a coin purse, and a dish towel. If you like unique, fun items then I strongly suggest you sign-up to receive daily sale emails from Fab.com so you don't miss out on awesome sales.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fashion Rescue

tank: Aerie; shirt: TJ Maxx; jeans: Delia's (borrowed from a friend); shoes: Nine West; necklace: New York & Co; bracelet: Delia's; earrings: Etsy

I am really glad I was able/remembered to participate in this round of EBEW! For a moment I thought I wouldn't be able to participate. I ordered a pair of red jeggings from American Eagle last Sunday when they had 40% off all merchandise. I was very excited because I have been dying for a pair of red pants. Well, I was really annoyed when I hadn't received them as of Saturday. It had never taken this long to receive my American Eagle order before. I receive an email yesterday notifying me that my pants had just shipped! A week later! Perhaps my other orders arrived faster because I placed them in a store instead of online? Not sure but I am very disappointed with American Eagle.

Anyway, a friend of mine with an awesome wardrobe was nice enough to let me borrow a pair of her colored jeans. Yay for stylish friends that wear the same size I do!

Colored Pants | Everybody, Everywear