Thursday, March 31, 2011

What I found

 Goodwill has been pretty good to me. A little while back I found this vintage dress. I haven't worn it yet and I'm looking for some ideas of how to style it. I just threw on this white belt and heels for the pic.
 I'm thinking of shortening the sleeves sort of like this...
 Maybe a little shorter? Any advice would be appreciated!


This is what I wore today. The End.
Navy/White Striped shirt: H&M
Jeggings: Target
Cardigan: Gap
Earrings: Forever 21
Necklace: Charlotte Rusee
Belt: Thrifted
Heels: JellyPop (via TJMaxx)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Belt It!

Why is it that just adding a belt really makes an outfit? I dunno. But, as a newbie to belting, I am just sad I didn't discover it sooner ;) Of all the belts I have 99% I got at Goodwill for $1-$2. In the last 2 months. I will never pay full price for a belt when they are so plentiful at the thrift store!
Shirt: Vintage (thrifted)
Trouser Jeans: Target
Blazer: Target (thrifted)
Earrings: Forever 21
Flower: Icing
Belt: Thrifted
Heels: TJMaxx

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Goodwill Grab Bag

 Anyone else ever wonder about how some things end up at Goodwill? It's such a grab bag, you really never know what you'll find! More often than not, it just a bunch of junk. But occasionally (and this is the draw for me), you'll find a gem! Case in point: I found several items with dry cleaning tags on them?! Did the dry cleaner dump stuff that didn't get picked up? Did someone clean their clothes only to donate them before ever wearing again? Hmm. I guess I'll never know. But I am counting my lucky stars I found this stuff. This skirt from BR is one of the items I found with dry cleaning tags on it. And who'd a thought, also in my size. I didn't end up getting all the items with dry cleaning tags on them (even though they were all BR) because I am at the point where I need to be a little more selective in my purchases! If I don't love it, I don't buy it!
 Ruffle Shirt: Don't recall
Skirt: Banana Republic (thrifted)
Cardigan: Gap Outlet
Earrings/Belt: Forever 21
Heels: Target
And, as a bonus, the skirt has pockets! Love a skirt with pockets :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011


If you could only take one thing to a deserted island what would it be? I'd bring my mustard cardigan :) Seriously I love love love it. I really want to wear it every day but I'm trying to restrain myself. But not doing a very good job!
 T-shirt: J crew (thirfted!)
Skirt: Target (thifted!)
Cardigan: JCP (MNG by Mango)
Earrings: Forever 21
Necklace: Rugged Wearhouse

I went with my family to the temple today in Columbia, SC. We didn't do any ordinances, just a tour and some pictures. It was chilly out but it was so beautiful nonetheless! We had a family day with our church ward. I think someone said around 100 people came! It was awesome!

ps-Yes I am aware BYU lost. And no I don't want to talk about it...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Today is The Day!

 Fellow BYU fans, lets all come together on this glorious occasion of Sweet 16! Hubby and I can hardly wait. I think it will be Jimmertastic!
Go BYU!!
Navy and white Shirt: H & M
Skinnies: Rugged Wearhouse
Earrings: Forever 21
Cardigan: JCP (MNG by Mango)
Shoes: Target

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Off day

And by "off" I mean feeling blah and not so cute. If I'd meant "day off" that would be far more exciting! But let's be honest here, moms don't really get days off!
Have you ever gotten all ready and then realize you hate what you are wearing? Not just 1 or 2 things, but like the whole thing. Like, get naked and start over again. This was me today.
 But I wasn't feeling it. Probably because I starting building this outfit from the capris. I tend to have better luck when I start with a piece of jewelry or top. Not sure why... Black goes with everything right? Anywho, so I only wore this for about an hour before I decided to start all over.
Shirt: thrifted
Capris: Old Navy
Cardgian: Shade
Necklace: Forever 21
Belt: thrifted
Flats: Target

 I ended up in Skinny cargos though which may not last long if it makes it to 80 degrees today. I need some skinny capris! I feel weird wearing a looser top without a more fitted pant. I'd bet that by 2:00 this afternoon these skinnies get swapped for the black capris even if they don't really "go". Whatever, sometimes comfort wins around here!
Shirt: The Loft
Skinny cargos: Target
Headband: Ross
Necklace: Forever 21

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I'm so glad it's finally Springtime! And, grateful that it is starting to feel like it too! Definitely one perk of living in the South. My poor family back West is still freezing cold with the occasional flurry of snow.

Top: Express (Rugged Wearhouse)
Capris: Kohl's
Necklace: Forever 21
Bracelets: Rugged Wearhouse
Sandals: Steve Madden (thrifted)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

BYU Blue!

In honor of the AWESOME BYU win last night, I wore blue to church today :) All I can say is: the Zags got Jimmered! And this is a perfect example of how you can wear your favorite sports team color and be girly at the same time. Love the maxi dress! Hate the word maxi. Ewe, it reminds me of that special time of the month. Anyways...
Maxi dress: Forever 21
T-shirt: H & M
Earrings/Belt: Forever 21
Flats: Target
Blazer: Thrifted (Express)
Isaiah 5:20 "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"

These days it seems like so many things in the world have to do with this scripture. I just hope, with some help, I can remember what things really are good!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St Patties Day!

No surprise here. I'm wearing green today. But, I never realized how hard it is to wear green. If you pair it with red=Christmas. I ran through a variety of cardigan options (navy, mustard, purple) before finally settling on this pale yellow stripe. Honestly the fact that it is short sleeved helped with the decision as it may get up into the 70's today. Yipee!
Shirt: Target (thrifted) $4
Jeans: Target $20
Cardigan: Down East Basics $15
Headband: Ross $1
Earrings: Old Navy $1
Necklace: Rugged Wearhouse $2
Flower: Claire's $2
Flats: Target $4

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


 Boo. {As in I'm pouting. Not like I'm trying to scare you. Just so we're clear.}
I have to take my wonderful MIL to the airport today. I really hate it when her visit comes to an end! Seriously. And my little boy has already shed some tears over the impeding good-byes. I really got lucky in the MIL lottery. She is sweet and generous and oh so easy to get along with. :) Just sayin'. We just hate that we live so far away from the gradparents! Oh well. I suppose there is some reason we ended up here in South Carolina. And we'll probably be here for a while.
 Shirt: Target (thrifted)
Jeggins: Target
Cardigan: JCP
Earrings: Charlotte Russe
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: TJMaxx
Ring: Vintage

My MIL had some jewelry from her mother that she wanted to pass on to her grandkids. I picked this ring out for my baby girl. I think my daughter will love to have this special piece from her great grandmother one day. But, since she is only 10 months old right now, I'll go ahead and hang on to it for her :)

My son sweetly said to me this morning, "Mom, when Grandma leaves, I'll take care of you." Just love that kid.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Under the weather

I'm feeling a little under the weather this morning. Ik. I think I get double points for putting on make-up today. And getting dressed. Because all I want to do is crawl back into bed! 

Shirt: Target
Skinny cargo pants: Target
Cardigan: JCP
Flats: Target

Monday, March 14, 2011

A little more...

I am a mother. And I love my children so much. It is a challenging job though at times. I make a lot of mistakes and am learning a lot as I go. Today though I'm going to try to be just a little more. A little more patient, loving, kind, gentle, and grateful. I can be just a little more today.

T-shirt: Guess (plateo's closet)
Skinny Jeans: Dollhouse (Rugged Wearhouse)
Cardigan: Gap
Boots: Rack Room Shoes
Headband: Claire's
Earrings: Charlotte Russe

Sunday, March 13, 2011


I am proud to say that this look was almost entirely thrifted! Yeah! Total cost about $26. 

Shirt: Gap (Plateo's closet) $7
Skirt: Goodwill $4
Blazer: Express (thrifted) $7
Belt: Goodwill $1
Wedges: Goodwill $4
Earrings: Charlotte Russe $.50
Necklace: Rugged Wearhouse $2
I think it's safe to say I am now addicted to thrifting. But, there are worse things to be addicted to I suppose :)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Kite weather

It's crazy windy outside. Which makes my son VERY happy. He gets to go fly his kite with daddy. And I get to blog while the baby naps. Sounds like a good Saturday to me... 

T-shirt: J-Crew (thrifted $2!!)
Skinny Jeans: Dollhouse (Rugged Wearhouse)
Cardigan: J Crew 
(it's golden colored but in these pictures it looks a little pea soup. oh well)
Headband: JCP
Flats: Target

Friday, March 11, 2011

Finally Friday!!

Shirt: The Loft
Skinnies: Rue 21
Cardigan/Bracelet: Old Navy
Flats: Target

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Date Night

Date Night! Wahoo, the MIL is in town so hubby and I went out to dinner :)

Shirt: TJMaxx
Blazer: Express (thrifted)
Jeans: Vault Denim
Necklace: JCPenney
Bracelets: Rugged Wearhouse
Heels: TJMaxx

Bling! Bling on my bum ;)

So. Tired.

The past few night I haven't gotten a very good night's sleep. Kids waking up etc. So I feel sorta funny. And loopy. I think I need a nap.  
Top: Rugged Wearhouse
Skinnies/Earrings: Charlotte Rusee
Flower: Claire's
Shoes: Thrifted
Cardigan: Target

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

It may be stormin' out there...

But it's sunny in here! And if it wasn't so darn cold, I would love to wear this sans-cardigan!

 Shirt: Rugged Wearhouse
Cardigan: Old Navy
Skinny Jeans: Rugged Wearhouse
Headband: Ross
Earrings: Charlotte Russe
Boots: Rack Room Shoes
 I am such a purse person. Love them. And apparently I am a purse hoarder because I just realized I still had one from middle school. Yikes! Why I thought I could still need this jem, I don't know. It was black woven 6" by 6" square, with a super long strap. And flat. You could fit like $20, 2 keys, and chapstick in it. That is all. These days I'm need some roomier bags. With diapers, toys, snacks, etc etc, we need some space! So I did some purse purging. Very therapeutic.
  I don't buy as many as I used to but when I get a new one, it makes me happy :) Especially when it has yellow and gray!
And I love that it has a long strap too so I can throw it over my shoulder when I'm carrying the baby!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sunny Day!

I love it when the sun shines! Today is making me so excited for spring weather!!

Shirt: American Eagle (thrifted)
Cardigan: Shade
Jeggings: Target
Headband: Ross
Earrings: Forever 21
Belt: Thrifted
Boots: Rack Room Shoes

Monday, March 7, 2011

Comfy Monday

I love this loose top. I just found it again in my closet. I love it when that happens. Especially on a yucky Monday when I want to be comfy!

Top: Gap
Skinnies: Target
Headband: JCPenney
Earrings: Charlotte Rusee
Bracelet: Gift from hubby
Flats: Target

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday AM/PM

 Sunday morning looked like this.
Shirt: Old Navy
Cardigan: MNG by Mango (JCPenney)
Skirt: Thrifted
Necklace: JCPenney
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Target

But, by the time afternoon rolled around, things had gotten much more relaxed! Trade the skirt for skinnies, loose the jewelry, and tie back the hair. Does this ever happen to you? It seems like this always happens to me!
Skinnies: Charlotte Russe

Saturday, March 5, 2011

My Month in Review











Well, not too shabby for my first month! I posted pictures 26/29 days!
Favorites: 7, 14, 17, 20, 23, 25, 26
Not my favs: 4, 18, 24

As you can tell I love cardigans. What ever will I do during the summer?
Also really love purple right now! And stripes. And mustard. And navy ;)