Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A Couple of Deals and a Tieks Ballet Flat Question

Hello there! It's been awhile since my last post, hasn't it? My whole family had a nasty stomach virus over the 4th of July and it was not pretty. So glad that's over! I mostly did nothing but watch Gilmore Girls for several days straight. I'm now on season 4. :) 

Well, today is Amazon Prime Day and the deals are popping up all over. And it's not only Amazon...Walmart is jumping on the bandwagon and offering free shipping with no minimum order. I decided to take advantage of that and order another shirred waist maxi skirt I talked about HERE. Only this time, it was on sale for only $5! And with free shipping, it was just that...$5. Yippee!

Here's a link to the $5 maxi skirts if you're interested...

And here's a pic of the skirts from the Walmart website.

Walmart Maxi Skirt

I also purchased an open weave cardigan at Walmart yesterday. It's perfect for me because the lightweight material works so well in our hot climate and I love how you can kind of see your outfit through it. I plan on wearing it through fall and winter too. 

Here's a link...

And here's a pic from the Walmart website.

Walmart Midi Cardigan

I have to tell y'all a funny story about this cardigan. I went to Walmart yesterday to pick up a few things and decided to swing by the clothing department "just to look." I immediately spotted this and loved it. I even tried it on and almost bought it, but I was in a hurry and decided to put it back. Now keep in mind, there were only 3 left on the rack. I came home and put everything away and kept thinking about it. That's always a tell tale sign that I really want something. 

Then I started obsessing about the fact that there were only 3 and at any moment, someone could swipe them up. So, that very afternoon, I trekked back up to Walmart and practically ran/walked to the clothing department. In my obsessive state, I didn't see it at first. I even tracked down an employee and asked where they could have moved it to. "It was right here a few hours ago! Did they move it or something??? How could they do that? Why would they move my cardigan???" She looked at me a little strange and walked me over to the spot I was just at and pointed to it. Gulp. "Oh, yes...that's it...umm...thanks" I said through my embarrassment. Hee hee! I quickly grabbed it (turns out all 3 were still there) and paid for it and held it close to me all the way to my car and all was right with my world again. Whew! 

So, now for the shoe question. Y'all know I mostly talk about steals and deals when it comes to clothing and shoes, but every once in awhile, I splurge a bit. :) I've been looking for a comfy ballet flat for years now. I don't mind spending more if something truly is comfy and worth it.

So my question is, have any of you bought Tieks flats? Here's a link to their website.

And here are a couple of pics from the Tieks website...


Aren't they darling? I'm leaning toward the more neutral taupe color to start with.


They are a little pricey, but if they're comfortable, it might be worth it. And they made Oprah's favorite things list, so they must be good, right? O wouldn't steer us wrong, would she? :) So let me know if any of you have splurged on these pretty flats and if you are happy with them. 

In other news, we had to replace the cover on our patio pergola. Here's the state it was in...

Not so pretty, huh? We've replaced it twice with the same cover it came with. We purchased it through the manufacturer and paid about $100 for it each time, and it just doesn't last in our heat and humidity. 

So this time around, we bought a heavy weight $18 drop cloth and we're going to do a little diy. I'll let y'all know how it goes. At only $18, even if it only lasts one season, it'll be worth it. :) 



  1. I'm tempted by the Tieks also but they are expensive and I've read mixed reviews. I just wonder if you can send them back if they don't work for you.

  2. That maxi skirt and cardigan are so cute! I didn't know that Walmart was having a huge sale right now too. We're not Amazon Prime customers so I don't usually keep up with that. I have never tried those flats. They sure are cute though. I would guess that they are pretty nice since you said they made Oprah's favorite things list.

  3. So I have been under a fashion rock the past few years (unless it's clothes for teenage girls ~ no fun for me!) so I haven't heard about Tieks. They look really pretty though. I vote for comfort first, so if you can return, I would say give it a try!

  4. PS- Good luck with that DIY. I can't wait to see how it goes!! :)

  5. I have Tieks and I love them! I probably wear them at least 4 or 5 times a week and they have quickly become my go to flat. I have only had to contact customer service once because I was not 100% sure about the fit and they were great. They don't carry half sizes and I typically wear a 9.5. When I ordered my first pair I thought I would need to size up to a 10, but that was not the case. I called customer service they sent me a size 9 to try and turns out that was the best fit for me. Go for it, you won't be disappointed!

    1. Thank you so much for commenting and letting me know about your Tieks!!! I'm so happy to hear you were pleased with them. I love all the color selections too...I'm going to have a hard time deciding. :)

  6. love love love the long skirt and the long cardigan too! Definetly my style. Dont think I could do the flats though...they look too flat. Wont work with heel spurs/plantar fascitis. Need some arches and some support. what color skirt did you get?

  7. The maxi and cardigan are super cute....I can see why you obsessed over the sweater!!!! I haven't tried the shoes yet but it seems like everyone is buying them?!?! I won't be buying any goodies anytime soon because all my extra money is going for my electric bill since it has been super hot!

  8. Hi Lisa,
    Too funny about the cardigan!!!! Glad you snatched it up. So cute. I got my daughter a pair of Tieks for Easter. She loves them and said they are worth every penny I spent on them. She is a colorist and on her feet all day long doing hair. She said they are so comfy. She was wearing them while she was pregnant and on her feet at work too and said they were the best. So while they are pricey they really are comfy. I am going to get myself a pair for fall. Love the color you picked out.

  9. Loving that maxi skirt ♥


  10. You are so cute with the cardigan. I'm more the type that buys it and then brings it back if I don't like it.

    I haven't heard of these ballet shoes. I have to always try everything on because I'm a 7 or 7 1/2. I like GAP. I like them to be somewhat flexible or they pinch my heels or toes. Really hard and sometimes you don't know til you've worn them a little bit and then you can't return them Ugh!

    Thanks always for your shopping tips! Enjoy that cardigan!


  11. So sorry you were all sick! Too funny about that Walmart story... sounds line me! And I panic if I don't see it the second I walk through the door!lol That skirt deal is crazy!!! I would've bought one in every color! Love these posts! xo
    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

  12. So sorry you were all sick! Too funny about that Walmart story... sounds line me! And I panic if I don't see it the second I walk through the door!lol That skirt deal is crazy!!! I would've bought one in every color! Love these posts! xo
    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

    1. I know that Walmart lady thought I was nuts. Lol! I really was tempted to order more of the $5 skirts. Such a great deal!

  13. The skirt and sweater are really cute, Lisa. As for the Tieks, I think these are incredibly over-priced. Maybe it's just me and my conservative way of thinking, but I'm convinced there are some equally comfy shoes for a whole lot less. As for Oprah, I always remind myself that she really doesn't care what things cost. Sorry, I didn't mean to be a wet blanket.



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