Before we get started on today’s fun accessory post, I need to tell you about a special group of women, who will be coming together in the blogging world, this Sunday. On February 19th, on the 50th day of the year, more than 50 women over the age of 50 will be coming together; each woman celebrating another woman in the group by connecting with and sharing their story of inspiration on their blogs. As a little preview, you can read about the campaign at Thrive Global (HERE). While you are there, be sure to check out the list of blogs and websites at the end of the article. I will be turning 50 this year, and it’s truly an honor to have been asked to be a part of this campaign, celebrating women at midlife. And I have to give a big shout out to Beth Briggs, for this fabulous illustration, you rock! I hope you all pop back to AskSuzanneBell this Sunday, when The Fierce 50 will come together, to show the world that we are a force to be reckoned with!
Also, I have an awesome offer for AskSuzanneBell Readers, interested in giving ThredUp a try. It’s at the bottom of this post, so be sure to scroll all they way down, so you don’t miss out!
Hidden Treasures Found In The Closet: DIY Boot Toppers!
You never know what treasures you’ll find, when you start digging deep into your closet. While helping my girlfriend purge her closet last week, we came across a pair of mile long leg warmers. A beautiful color combo, these brand new Free People beauties would shine at Coachella – paired up with a burgundy bell sleeve tunic, booties, and a Wanderlust suede hat…you get the idea. Knowing we were not headed to Coachella anytime soon, when I said “So tell me about these”, we both laughed, and then…an idea. A fabulous idea! What do you say we cut them in half? We’ll have 2 sets of boot toppers! A free and easy way to breathe some fresh air into our grey winter closets!
She couldn’t get the scissors quick enough, and the cutting began.
Being she bought them because she loved the colors, they matched just about everything in her closet!
She insisted I take a pair home for myself -which I did, and styled them up the very next day!
You may not have a pair of extra long leg warmers hanging around, but how about an old sweater? An old pair of printed socks? You can make your own toppers from recycled clothing, be finished and out the door in a flash!
I have two ways to make your own boot toppers.
One uses an old sweater, and the second an old pair of socks.
Old Pair of Socks
Take a trip with me to Goodwill on the hunt for the perfect specimen, learn more on boot toppers, and how I style mine in the AskSuzanneBell archived post, “The Easiest DIY Boot Toppers Ever!”(HERE)
You never know what treasures you’ll find, when you clear out the closet!
Need some help getting started?
To get the closet you always wanted, click on over to the Archives for 2017 Closet Goals: Look and Feel Your Best Self Everyday! (HERE)
Looking for some new pieces, without breaking the bank?
It’s no secret, ThredUp is my favorite place to shop for second hand like new clothing, and right now they have extended a special offer to AskSuzannBell Readers who are shopping ThredUp for the first time!
First time shoppers only, take 50% your womens clothing purchase with promo code ‘WOMENS50’. This is a great promo if you are thinking about trying ThredUP. The largest offer I have seen is 40% off your 1st purchase, so this is a good one!
You can link into ThredUp Woman (HERE), and get shopping!
I hope to see you back here on Sunday afternoon, for a very special edition of AskSuzanneBell!
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