May 29, 2013

a lakeside date & copycatting

Shirt: Forever 21 $17 | Shorts & Belt: Forever 21 $13 | Sandals: Ross $17
Total Outfit Cost: $47

A few weeks ago my friend Kaylee and I went shopping together.  We both ended up getting the shirt and shorts I'm wearing above. Well last night Kaylee and her boyfriend came to see me in LC and we went to the casino out here. This morning they were going to the beach about 2 hours away from my house for her birthday. So what was she wearing this morning? What you see above. I figured, why think about what to wear today, I'm just going to wear what she had on! Not like we'd see each other for the rest of the day! 
Larry and I had a picnic by the lake today! The weather was perfect for it too.. warm and just a little breezey. I can't wait to do this more often because my new job is in the building across from his.. which are both across from the lake :)

Don't forget to enter my Shabby Apple giveaway going until Saturday at 12:00 am! 

May 28, 2013

another skirt

aztec skirt2
aztec skirt
Shirt: Gifted forever ago | Skirt (cut & hemmed): Goodwill $3.49 | Belt: Came on a dress | Sandals: American Eagle $10 (clearance) 
Total Outfit Cost: 13.49

So maybe I have a skirt obsession.

Anddd maybe I should explain this whole short hair one day, long hair the next, and then back to short... I got me some tracks! Aka extensions. Haha! My hair was this long 4 years ago, but right before I started college I got this crazy idea that I needed to get rid of my "high school hair." What was I thinking? I wasn't. I've been trying to grow my hair out ever since. I guess since I highlight my hair so much (I'm not a natural blonde, shocker! haha not) it's too damaged to grow. I've been taking biotin now, and it seems like my hair is finally growing and I'm hoping it'll be this length by the end of the year. Then I'll just use these extensions to make my hair thicker. :)

Don't forget to enter my Shabby Apple giveaway going until Saturday at 12:00 am! 

May 27, 2013

vintage paisley

vintage paisley
vintage paisley2
 Banana Republic Shirt: Goodwill $3.49 | Vintage Skirt (cut and hemmed): Goodwill $3.49 | Sandals: Rack Room Shoes, gifted | Belt: Goodwill $0.99 | Bracelet: Costa Rica $5
Total Outfit Cost: $12.97

Happy Memorial Day everyone! Today I spent the day with Larry. We went buy a washer and dryer, and his cousin cut our jungle for us since we don't have a lawn mower yet. Then we went spend the evening at Larry's other cousin's house for some burgers on the grill. It's cool to get to spend time and get closer to his family now that we live out here... I'm sure I'll be missing that time with my family soon though (for my mom reading this ;). 

Excuse my sick eyes in the second photo! I've been dealing with allergy and sinus issues galore the past 4 days. I've probably sneezed like 400 times. No lie. I went to the doctor yesterday and all they could give me was a steroid shot because they said I didn't have any infection.  Okay I guess I should stop typing because little Miss Charlie keeps hitting the keyboard.. I guess she wants my attention haha! I hope you all had a lovely holiday!

Don't forget to enter my Shabby Apple giveaway going until Saturday at 12:00 am! 

Shabby Apple Givaway!

Because I have the most awesome readers in the world, I'm finally hosting my very first giveaway!  It's not just any giveaway either, it's a Shabby Apple giveaway!  I am constantly lusting over all of their gorgeous dresses.  Have you heard of Shabby Apple?  They're an online dress boutique that specializes in vintage and retro dresses!  Click here to check them out.

These are some of my summer favorites:
[perfect for Louisiana hot summers]
 [This dress is absolute perfection to me. If I ever win a Shabby Apple giveaway, this is what I'd get in a heartbeat... then I'd go buy me some hot pink pumps to go with it.]
[you all know my love for coral by now<3]

With out further adieu, enter the giveaway using the rafflecopter below!

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May 25, 2013

guest posting today!

Hey guys! Today I'm guest posting over at my friend Kristina's blog, Kristina in Retroworter, while she's on her honeymoon! 

Click here to check it out!


May 24, 2013

floral & feminine

Blouse: Forever 21 $15 | Skirt: TJ Maxx $5 (clearance) | Sandals: Rack Room Shoes $5 (clearance) | Bracelet: Thrift store $2 | Earring: Versona, Gift Carded
Total Outfit Cost: $27

I am officially moved into my beautiful house!  My sister is out of school for the summer so she came to spend a few days with me. [Larry is staying at his Granny's a couple miles down the road until the wedding] Yesterday we went to the Goodwill and this thrift store called Bargain World. I found two dresses at Bargain World,  but as for the Goodwill out here... IT SUCKS. Like ya'll I'm so depressed. My blog's name is GOODWILLista, what the heck am I gonna do when I can't find no clothes at the Goodwill?! (double negatives just happen when you're mad, k?) And I know not all of the outfits I've been posting on here have thrifted items, but they're all cheap! Is that okay with ya'll that I post outfits even though they don't have thrifted things? Does that go against my blog name? Kinda... but I think as long as they're cheap, that's alright. 
I leave you with my little poo who is hating having to wear a leash since we don't have a fenced in yard just yet... just look at her pouting!

May 23, 2013



Shirt: Gap $5 (clearance)
Shorts: Goodwill $3.49
Necklace: Garage Sale $2
Sandals: Gift
Fedora: Charming Charlie Gift Carded
Total Outfit Cost: $10.49

I wore this the other day, and while at Subway the worker told me she liked my swag! Haha! I'm not quite sure what it means, but I'll take it as a compliment! I wore an outfit similar to this one a couple weeks ago and I got a compliment on my swag then too! I guess I just got swag...? ;)

So y'all, I took my bridal portraits Tuesday, and man was it an adventure!! I'll save that story for another day.. Maybe even tomorrow? But if you follow along already, you all know what tomorrow means to me... A week later haha!

Linking up with: Look What I Got

Ps: Blogger question!! If I schedule a post to post later, do I need to click publish?

May 20, 2013

this girl's a college graduate!

I've already gotten to share one of my most special days with ya'll (my bridal shower), and now I get to share another... graduation!  It feels SO amazing to be DONE. After 17 years of school, I have had enough! I used to be one of those people that loved school. Somehow this last semester has made me have a change of heart though. This semester was a tough one, but I am proud to say that I finished it with a 4.0. I ended with a cumulative GPA of 3.5553, which means I graduated with honors!

Though I am glad to be done, I have to say that I will forever cherish all of the great memories I made at Southeastern Louisiana University.  It's the place where I met my soulmate, made amazing friendships, was offered awesome opportunities like the Disney College Program and study abroad to Costa Rica, and where I became an adult. Choosing Southeastern was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

On to the pictures from graduation!!


May 15, 2013

coral and lace


Lace Top: Forever 21 Old
Skirt: Target $6 (clearance)
Necklace: Versona, Gift carded
 Born Concept Wedges: TJ Maxx $50
Total Outfit Cost: $56

I know what you're thinking.. yesterday I passed up those wedges at $20, but today I'm wearing $50 wedges... hmm.  Well last summer, I found these wedges at TJ Maxx and they were THE most comfortable wedges I have ever stepped in. It was love at first try on.  $50 is high for me, but they're nude and I knew they would match a lot so I'd get a lot of wear out of them.  What I don't think I'll be getting a lot of wear out of is this skirt.  I don't know what else I could wear it with other than a white top. Any suggestions??

Today I'm at my house in Lake Charles being Cinderella, cleaning and unpacking more junk stuff.  Y'all. I'm a hoarder. I have SO much stuff. Ohmygosh. It's never ending. BUT this is the first time in my life that I'll feel like I have enough room for all of my stuff. Filled up my closet? Oh well, I got two more to fill ;) ...actually 4 if you count those linen closets!

Linking up with: Random WednesdayWhat I Wore Wednesday, & Transatlantic Blonde

May 14, 2013

Your new Flo

Blouse: Forever 21 $17
Skirt: Old Navy, Gift carded
Necklace: eBay $7
Wedges: Target $20
Bracelet: Thrift Store $2
Total Outfit Cost: $46

Sooo after all those interviews, guess who got a job... this girl!! Meet your new Flo.
Okayyyy. Just kidding! But everyone keeps saying I should replace her! That's your hint to my first ever big girl job (aka career!) that I'll be starting in June! I am SO excited! It's the job I wanted from the second I read the job description online.

On to my outfit... See those wedges? That's what you get when you stop in Target once a week. I spotted these wedges when they first came out, but for 40 buckaroos I wasn't about to get them just yet.  A few weeks later they went to $35.. still nahh. A couple more weeks past... $20! I'll take em'!!

Linking up with: Anything & Everything

May 13, 2013

My Bridal Shower Brunch [part II]

That awkward moment when tomorrow turns into a week later... oops!
*Warning* Picture overload today! 

sister/bestfriend/maid of honor

My bridesmaids (minus 2 & my junior bridesmaid), my flowergirl, and my bridesman!

Our little family<3

My mom and sister (didn't our outfits happen to coordinate so well together?)

My maid of honor who made that gorgeous cake in my last post!

Larry kind of bent the knife... whoopsie!

Us with Larry's mom!

I couldn't have asked for a better bridal shower.  Larry and I are so blessed to have such a great support system in our lives.  We received SO many gifts to help us fill up our home together while getting to spend the day with wonderful people.  I am so so soooo anxious for the wedding now!  I can't wait to become Mrs. Wallace!!

May 5, 2013

My Bridal Shower Brunch [part I]

Larry and I's bridal shower was this weekend! Yes, we were un-traditional and Larry came to the shower! I'm happy he did because is was fun opening all the amazing gifts we received from all of our awesome friends and family together! 

The theme was brunch, and of course y'all know me and I had to save money any way I can, so we had the shower at my mom's house. We had the bridesmaids and close family each bring some food and drinks so my parents didn't have to splurge any more on this wedding. We also used the decorations that we plan to use for the wedding. One of my mawmaw's has an antique shop, so she had a TON of dishes that we used. My other mawmaw used to go to auctions a lot so she had a lot of stuff for us to use also. And other stuff we picked up at thrift stores.

This beautiful cake was made by my maid of honor, Adele! 

Chalkboard sign- Hobby Lobby 

Drink Pitchers- borrowed; mason jars- thrifted, champagne glasses- from my mawmaw & pawpaw's wedding (vintage! ;); chalkboard signs- DIY

5X7 frames-10 cents each at a garage sale; 8X10 frame- 50 cents at garage sale; lace runner- thrift store; wine bottles from wine we drank and covered in twine; little candles- thrifted 10 cents each (we added the lace)

Come back tomorrow for some more pictures from the shower!

Linking up with- Thrifters Anonymous