December 29, 2012

I got honked at.

Dress: Goodwill $4.99
Blazer: Goodwill $3.49
Scarf: Gift
Tights: Target Old
Booties: $20.00 
Necklace: Thrift Store $0.49
Belt: Goodwill $0.99
Total Outfit Cost: $29.96
 After fighting with my closet, aka trying everything on and throwing it on the bed and/or floor because nothing looked good, I somehow came up with this outfit and I was finally pleased.  My sister came to stay with me at my apartment for a couple nights this week, so we decided to go take some outfit pictures... on side the road... where we got honked at. haha. It was a lot of fun having her with me for a few days. We did some sisterly bonding while shopping with our Christmas money, and she even got to come to work with me. I hope we get to go take outfit pictures again together soon because these look so much better than me standing in front of my white closet doors...
I will be in Disney World with my fiance for the next couple of days so I will be back next year!

December 28, 2012

A Beauty in Blue

Dress & Belt: Charming Charlie $10 (Org. $40-Had $30 Gift Card)
Tights: Old
Booties: Rack Room Shoes $35.00 (With BOGO)
Necklace: Garage Sale $1.00
Earrings: Thrift Store $0.50 
Jacket: St. Vincent de Paul: $5.00
Total Outfit Cost: $51.50

Isn't my sister just adorable in this blue dress? Believe it or not, she used to not like to dress up at all or ever.  Now, she's buying dresses and heels, and I have to say that I am one proud sister! I love that she's becoming more girly like me! Two years ago, I would have never thought I'd ever see her in a dress, wedges, and a bun on top her head! I love it. What do yall think of her outfit?

December 27, 2012

A Belated Merry Christmas to You

Blouse: Goodwill $3.49
Limited Jeans: Goodwill $4.99
Boots: Idk $40.00
Scarf: Gifted
Bracelet: Gift
Total Outfit Cost: $48.48

Sorry I've been MIA this week! My family is huge so I had like 8 Christmas parties to go to. The more the merrier though, especially during everyone's favorite time of the year. I had an amazing Christmas, and I hope all of you did too! Sorry for the short post, but my laptop is about to die!

December 21, 2012

A Day Date Outfit

Loft Sweater: Goodwill $3.49
Scarf: Goodwill $1.99
Jeggings: Aeropostale Gifted
Booties: Just Fab $20.00
Total Outfit Cost: $25.48

I wore this outfit last week for a date with my fiance to our favorite restaurant.  Afterwards, he took me to Bakin Robbins for some ice cream.  I couldn't decide if he was trying to spoil me or make me fat. I'm going to go with spoil me! 
Well, now it's time for Christmas festivities galore! I have only 5 parties to go to this weekend... yepp just 5. :) 
Merry Christmas Ya'll! 

December 19, 2012


American Eagle Sweater: Goodwill $3.49
Skirt: Forever 21 $7.80
Leggings: Old
Boots: Aldo Outlet $40 (Originally $80!)
Headband: Borrowed from Mom (Hobby Lobby $3.00)
Bracelets: Forever 21 $1.80 & Flower one is gifted
Total Outfit Cost: $53.09

Sweater: Goodwill $3.49
Blouse: Goodwill $3.49
Jeans: Gifted
Boots: So old that they fell apart while wearing them...
Total Outfit Cost: $6.98
Dang, my momma's good!!

Today I just wanted to say how very blessed I feel. Everything with my wedding seems to be falling right into place. We've got the church, the reception venue, and the absolute most amazing photographer booked. I found dresses for my bridesmaids, and maybe even my wedding gown! I know I have so much more to do, but it will just have to wait till after New years, because now it's time to relax with the fam for Christmas, and then my fiancé is taking me to my favorite place and my past home, DISNEY WORLD, for New Years. Thanking God everyday for this awesome life. :)

pleated poppy

December 17, 2012

Purple People Eater...?

Old Navy Jean Jacket: Gifted
Dress: Goodwill $4.99
Target Tights: Old
Rack Room Booties: $35.00 (BOGO)
Necklace: Charming Charlie (Clearance) $5.99
Total Outfit Cost: $45.98

My mom and I go to leave the other day to go see some wedding reception venues, and she says "Hehe! You look like a purple people eater!" ...Thanks mom. Thanks. I guess if I was wearing blue tights I'd look like an avatar? She told me later on in the day that I really did look cute. Coming from her, that means a lot, because sometimes her and Alyssa (my sister) think my outfits are ridiculous and they hate when I don't match perfectly. Not that I really care. I wear what I think looks good, and I dress up for myself, not to impress anyone else. :)
Who do you dress to impress for? Yourself? 

December 14, 2012

The $20 Rule

So let me tell you about the $20 rule.  It all started back in high school when my friends and I would go shopping at the mall.  If something was $20.00 or more, we had to think about it reallllly hard to make sure that we really needed it.  Like you have to have a few outfits together in your head before you can buy this article of clothing.  You had to ask yourself multiple times, "is it really worth a whole $20 bill?"  I still do this. $20.00 is a LOT of money to me!  Especially now that I've caught the thrift bug and can't see paying more than $4.99 for something!  I've actually kind of turned my $20 rule into a $10 rule... anything over ten and I'm doing some serious thinking about it!
Chambray Shirt: Forever 21 $20.00
Black T: Old
White Jeans: Goodwill $4.99
Charlotte Russe Flats: Goodwill $2.99
Hat: Maurice's $12.00
Total Outfit Cost: $39.98

So, this chambray shirt applied to my $20 rule, and this is how I justified it to myself... I have two chambray shirts that I've gotten at the Goodwill, and neither of them are exactly what I've been wanting.  One of them (shown here) has silver studds on the collar, so I feel like I can't wear gold jewelry with it.  The other one (shown here) has elastic around the waist, so it has to be wore with a belt.  Neither are that perfect chambray shirt that I can see so many outfits with.. that's why I caved in and finally bought the perfect one!

December 12, 2012

Holiday Party Outfit #3

So far I've shown ya'll two holiday party outfits, and I have just one left! So, this week maybe you've been thinking, "A dress? A skirt? My family is way too casual for all that!" Mine too, haha. Except for me, I'm usually all dressed up! But, here's an option for you if you don't want to be too dressy.
Cardigan: Walmart $10.00
Vintage Blouse: Goodwill $3.49
Jeans: Express Clearance $11.00
Boots: Random website that I don't remember $40.00
Pearl Necklace: Goodwill $1.99
Pearl Earrings: Forever 21 Old
Total Outfit Cost: $66.48


December 11, 2012

Holiday Party Outfit #2

Hey everyone! Here's another thrifted holiday outfit idea for you! I love this shear vintage button up. The scalloped collar is adorable and in right now. And why not be festive in a red pencil skirt? I think I'm going to  wear this to my work Christmas party next week! 
Blouse: Goodwill 3.49
Skirt: Goodwill $3.49
Tights: Old
Belt: TJ Maxx Clearance $0.70
Flats: Goodwill $3.49
Total Outfit Cost: $11.17
Here's a close up so you can see the scalloped collar detail! 

December 10, 2012

Holiday Party Outfit #1

Christmas is so soon!  It's exactly 2 weeks away!  So, this week I wanted to show you some holiday party outfits that I put together many from thrift stores, because I think you should SAVE your money on gifts and not worry about spending a fortune to look good for all those family members and friends you haven't seen in a while!

This outfit is SO simple! Just put on your favorite LBD (little black dress), throw on some tights and a cardigan, and belt it! I'm pretty sure everyone has these items in their closet, but if not, just head on over to your local thrift store where I bet you could find em'!
Dress: Plato's Closet $6.99
Cardigan: Goodwill $3.49
Belt: TJ Maxx Clearance $0.70 (yepp, you read that right!)
Tights: Old
Booties: Rack Room Shoes BOGO $35.00 
Total Outfit Cost: $46.18

I'll have two more looks for ya this week, so be sure to stick around! :)

December 7, 2012

DIY Christmas Banner

I have been loving these cute triangle banners I have been seeing all over Pinterest lately! So, I decided I would make a Christmas one. I love the way it came out, so I will definitely making more for other holidays and possibly for my wedding too!

You will also need a sharpie, scissors and a hole puncher.

Step 1: Cut your scrapbook paper into triangles.

Step 2: Cut the burlap into triangles also. (FYI burlap is really hard to cut, so I just made it purposely messy) 

Step 3: Place the scrapbook paper triangle on top of the burlap triangles and punch holes in the two top corners.

Step 4: Run the juke string through the holes and connect all of your triangles.
Step 5: Cut out small circles that will fit in the triangles.
Step 6: Spell out whatever you like on the circles and tape them on your triangles!

December 6, 2012

Better late than never, right?

Forever 21 Dress: Garage Sale $1.00
Shirt: Old
Leggings: WH|BM Outlet $10.00
Boot Socks: Payless Shoe Source $4.00
Boots: $40.00
Total Outfit Cost: $55.00

This is what I wore on Thanksgiving... yeah I know that was 3 weeks ago. But hey, I'm finally getting along to posting this outfit!  Last time I wore this dress (here), I kept it simple with just the boots, but it was a little too chilly for all that.  So, I added some layers underneath and brought this dress from fall... to chilly fall? Yeah, it's still just not winter.  I'm not sure I even know what winter actually is here in Louisiana.

December 5, 2012

A Gloomy Day

Vintage Blouse: Goodwill $3.49
Jeans: TJ Maxx $10.00
Boots: idk $40.00
Total Outfit Cost: $53.49
I wish you could see the cute little scalloped collar on my blouse!

It's finals week, it's raining, and I'm sick. Yepp, just a gloomy day for me.  But on the flip side, Larry took me to IHOP this morning for brunch. Also, I cleaned my room... instead of studying. But it made me feel better! For me, a messy room= a messy mind. Anyone else like that? Well, now it's time for work, where hopefully I will actually get some studying done! My luck, we're going to be busy on a day when I don't want it to be!

December 4, 2012

Minty Leopard

Ann Taylor Loft Cardigan: Garage Sale $1.00
Tee: Old Navy $3.99
Mint Jeans: Charlotte Russe Gifted
Booties: $19.95 (Regular $39.95 but you get 50% off on your 1st purchase!)
Bracelet: Forever 21 $6.80
Necklace: Vintage Given to me
Total Outfit Cost: $31.74

Sooo, this may be my new favorite outfit! I've been looking for a leopard cardigan, and my sister found this one at a garage sale.  She actually did not get it for me, but after putting an outfit together with it on, she decided that it wasn't her.  Lucky me cause it is allllll me! :)

December 3, 2012

Inspiring My Friends

Yesterday I got to hang out with two great friends of mine... somehow we ended up at the Goodwill! Carly has only been to the Goodwill once with me and all she got was a picture frame, so this was really her first time thrifting.  Cody's been to the Goodwill a few times with me, but he usually doesn't have much luck.  Well yesterday, they both found some goodies! Check them out!
 Cody found this vintage wool express sweater.  Doesn't he look fabulous in it? And only $3.49 ;)
Carly got a scarf, purse, Gap dress, brand new with tag Forever 21 belt, and another belt! And I think the cashier rang her up wrong(another score haha) because her total was only $13.00!

I loved helping them shop at the Goodwill, and it makes me happy to be inspiring my friends to thrift.  It shocked me to hear that they both read all of my posts.  That's how Cody knew that the sweater was vintage, from this post here.  It warms my heart that the time I put into my blog is actually doing what I intended and inspiring others!

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