October 20, 2014

this is how we do

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Romper: Apricot Lane (50% off) $22 [similar]
B.O.C. Heels: borrowed from mom [similar]
Necklace: (on clearance for 4.80 + 15% off coupon from retailmenot app) Kohl's $4 [similar]
Total Outfit Cost: $26

This is what I wore to the Katy Perry Concert in New Orleans a couple weeks ago! I originally wanted to wear something Katy Perry inspired.. like put together an outfit based off something she's worn before... but I came across this romper and just couldn't pass it up for the price. Then I found a picture of KP in this outfit so my outfit is kinda Katy inspired, right?

  I had a blast with a few of my friends at the concert. We started the night off eating at a small seafood restaurant downtown. Then we walked down to Bourbon Street for some drinks and site seeing (if you've ever been there you know what I mean by site seeing.. the people). We stopped in Channing Tatum's bar, Saints & Sinners, for some drinks. Too bad his gorgeous self wasn't in town :(. After that we headed to the concert just in time for Katy to be getting on stage! It was my second KP concert, and I still can not get over how just plain phenomenal she is. I am already ready for her next tour! 

October 16, 2014

i wear pink for my mom

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Old Navy Shirt: Garage Sale $1
Pants: Target (25% off) $21 [here]
Booties: Plato's Closet $12 [similar]
Scarf: Target $3 (like 70% off and then used a coupon with the cartwheel app)
Total Outfit Cost: $37

Usually when Bree (Work Clothes I Suppose) posts her Third Thursday Threads theme, I always forget about linking up, but this week was one I couldn't forget. This weeks theme was pink for breast cancer awareness month.

3 1/2 years ago my mom found a lump in her breast. She got it checked out immediately and it was stage 1 breast cancer. She had a lumpectomy and then radiation. Since then, she is 3 1/2 years CANCER FREE! We are so blessed to say that my mom is a survivor! So ladies (men too!)... make sure you are doing SELF CHECKS and getting mammograms! It's SO important.  

October 14, 2014

i thrifted hunter rain boots

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Hunter Wellies: Goodwill $9 [here]
Tank: Old Navy (clearance + super cash) $5
Shorts: TJ Maxx $16
Old Navy: Goodwill $3.50
Total Outfit Cost: $33.50

The other day I stopped in the Goodwill for just a quick run through. When I do my quickie trips I typically look through the houseware/junk, shoes, and dresses. After my pass through the houseware, I noticed one of the workers with a huge buggy of shoes waiting to be put out. And on the top of the buggy? These Hunter rain boots. In. My. Size! AND my favorite color! You better believe I snatched them up real quick and didn't put them down till they were safe in my car. When I was waiting in line to check out these two young (college-age looking) girls saw the boots and said "oh my God, did you find those HERE?" And I was all like "yeahhhh omg, I'm like the thrifting queeen." Ok just kidding. But no really. These boots are something I would absolutely never own if it wasn't for me thrifting them. To be honest, if it wasn't for blogging, I'd have no clue what the heck Hunter Wellies were! I still don't understand why anyone would pay $150 for rainboots, but that's just me! If I didn't know better, I'd think the Goodwill was crazy for up pricing them to $9. ;)

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October 13, 2014

utility vest + polka dots

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Vest: JCP (super clearance) $4 [here]
 Blouse: Delia's (super clearnace) $2.50
Jeans: Old Navy gift carded [here]
Flats: Payless Shoe Source $20
Necklace: giveaway [similar]
Total Outfit Cost: $24.50

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a lovely weekend. I sure did! Saturday I planned on going to a few garage sales, but I work up and just wasn't feeling it. Instead I cleaned the house from top to bottom! Call me crazy but I seriously love spending Saturdays cleaning my house. It just makes the rest of the week so much more relaxing, and not to mention a clean house = a happy home. Sunday Larry and I had brunch with his parents and then we went to church. After that it was a just plain lazy Sunday, just the way I like it.

I wore this outfit a couple weeks ago, and it's another one of my faking fall outfits. It may look like I'm layered up in this vest, but really the button up I have on underneath it is super thin. Every time I wear this vest I unintentionally style it with more girly pieces- today polka dots & a statement necklace. This vest isn't necessarily what I'd consider masculine, but I do think adding the feminine pieces make it more "me." I always love how Ginny styles hers. I swear she's the vest styling queen! We're supposed to have a cold front come through tonight yay! Hopefully tomorrow I won't have to fake fall :) 

October 9, 2014

splurged

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Dress: Lulu's $40 [here]
Just Fab Heels: $22 instagram shop $20
Bracelet: Goodwill $1
Total Outfit Cost: $61

This past Friday I attended a friends wedding. I'm a girl, so of course I've been thinking about what I could wear to the wedding for months. A chance to dress up a little fancier than normal is too exciting, right?! I think so at least. Anyways, with the wedding being in October, I knew I wanted to wear a longsleeve dress (even though it was fairly warm so I didn't need sleeves at all). Specifically one with a floral print. I searched the internez up and down, and for probably 2 months I kept coming back to this dress. The style was perfect and the floral was perfect. But if you know me or have followed this blog for any length of time (or even just have read my blog title ;) you know that I'm not one to just order a dress for 40 bucks! Finally a couple weeks ago I decided to take the plunge. I allowed myself to splurge for this beat. I even paid extra for shipping to make sure it was here in a decent time. I'm so happy I did, because I'm seriously IN LOVE with this dress! It's soooo me. I can't wait for something else to come up so I can wear it again. I may even try to dress it down with my cognac boots... how do you think I should style it next?

September 30, 2014

faking fall

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Dress: Old Navy, gift carded [here]
Scarf: American Eagle (clearance) $6
Booties: Just Fab $20 [these and these on sale for $40 right now]
Total Outfit Cost: $26

Fall is here! Wohoo it's time for scarves and booties and everything pumpkin, right?? Too bad its still crazy hot here! Oh the perks of living in the south! I can't lie though, I love the heat. But I am very ready for at least a little chill in the air. On the first day of fall I walked outside to take Charlie out and it smelled like fall! Call me crazy, but it really did. Unfortunately that smell didn't last even until the next day. The heat came back and swept away my tiny piece of fall. I'm trying not to let the unfallness weather take away from dressing some-what fall though. I paired a light scarf and booties with one of my favorite dresses for a look that lets me fake fall in this forever heat!

September 19, 2014

young business casual

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Peplum Blouse: Plato's Closet $8
Cynthia Rowley Pants: Marshall's $25
Heels: Target (bogo) $22
Necklace: Groopdealz $3
Total Outfit Cost: $58

Long time no blog post, eh? We got back from our wonderful Disney vacation last Tuesday, but I just couldn't get myself to write up a new post! I was partially busy unpacking, cleaning house, washing clothes, etc... but partially I was being just plain lazy. Ain't nothing wrong with that! Being in Disney World makes me miss living there soooo much. It just feels like home to me! Unfortunately there's no chance I'd live there again. It's way too far from all of our family. I can't say that our future children will be Disney deprived though. I feel like we'll probably be that family that vacations there every year. I'm already ready to go back! Too bad it may be another 3 years or so before we do. :( I'll miss ya, Mickey!

On to the outfit- something about this outfit just says "young business casual" to me. I know that a couple of years ago when I thought of business casual I thought of black flare dress pants, black flats, and a boring blouse. I've been wearing business casual to work for 2 years, and I now know that business casual doesn't have to be plain and boring! Take a look at this outfit I wore to my first day of work 2 years ago when I worked at Top Gun Aviation. Not boring, but just not me. In 2 years I've learned how portray my own style even when having to dress business casual! Did you ever have a certain style in your mind when you thought business casual?