Saturday, April 30, 2011

Last Day of the Month!

Shirt: Thrifted (vintage)
Skinnies: Charlotte Russe
Earrings/Necklace: Old Navy
Belt: Thrifted
Flats: Target

So, here is the tag for this blouse. Notice the oversized label. The funny thing is that when I first found it, I saw the XL size and almost put it back. But, I loved the color so I thought I'd at least try it on. It is big but, belted it looks like it's supposed to be that big. In the end I couldn't pass it up on 50% off day at Goodwill! Then when I got home, I realized that I had another blouse that is the same brand. My polka-dot blouse HERE is also Anna and Frank. That blouse says M on the tag. But when I compared them, they are the EXACT same size. Weird. Just another lesson in thrifting-don't believe the size tag!

I took some pictures of a few other tops that are vintage but when I uploaded them, blogger flipped them sideways. UG! I hate it when it does that. Anyone know how to fix that? Thanks!

Friday, April 29, 2011


I recorded the Royal Wedding and watched it first thing when I woke up this morning. Sigh. It was perfect! I loved her dress. The lace was so elegant (I had lace on my wedding dress too!). I'm just sad it is over. My favorite part though would have to be seeing them both with wet eyes on the ride back to Buckingham Palace. So sweet!

 Blouse: Wet Seal (via Rugged Wearhouse)
Shorts: Vault Denim
Earrings: Old Navy
Belt/Sandals: Target

 Trying something new with my hair today. It doesn't look as good as hers, but I do like it!

Ha! I do have a bum ;) I sorta have a boyish figure. No curvy hips, flat chest, and flat bum. But, I love a good pair of pants that make me look like a have a behind! TMI? Sorry about that...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thrifted Vintage

 Blouse: Thrifted (vintage)
Jeans/Necklace/Heels: Target
Earrings: Old Navy
Belt: Thrifted

I love finding vintage clothes at Goodwill. Especially on 50% off day! This blouse only set me back 2.12
The details on the front are so me. And it is light and comfy for the southern heat and humidity that is starting up here in South Carolina!

"Vintage" is a tricky term. It doesn't mean the same thing to everyone. But, one of my favorite articles of reference is THIS post about labels.
One easy thing I always look for when glancing through racks and rack of clothes is the longer/larger sleeve length of a blouse or dress. Tomorrow I'll take some pictures of my recent vintage finds and their labels so you can see some more examples. Over time it definitely gets easier to recognize older styles! Now, go find some at your local thrift store! You never know what you'll find  :)

Cardi: Francesca's Collections

ps. I found this sun hat in the "dollar" section at Target for 2.50
It makes me feel like I'm channeling my inner Kate M. Can't wait for the wedding!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wow that's bright

Candy Overload

I've just about overdone it on Easter candy. The jelly beans and mini Cadbury eggs are yummy, addicting, and I am going to made myself sick if I don't slow it down! But they are almost gone so now I just have to restrain myself from checking out the Easter candy clearance at all the stores and buying any more!

Shirt from Old Navy (clearance)
Shorts and necklace from Target
Earrings from Forever 21
Sandals from Ross

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Workin' It with Wet Hair

 Every once in a while my hair just needs a "day of rest". Or maybe I just get burned out from fussing with it. So today, yes, I have wet hair. But at least I showered!

Striped tee from H&M
Striped Cardi from Downeast 
Capris from Vault Denim
Sandals Steve Madden from Ross
Ring and earrings from Forever 21


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Fancy

 Our trip to Atlanta was short and wonderful. And I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to stake out a different Goodwill while we were there :) I found this flowy little number and it seemed to be the perfect fancy Easter skirt!
 Shirt/Cardi: Gap
Skirt: Thrifted (vintage)
Belt: Thrifted
Earrings: Forever 21
Necklace: JCP
Heels: ??
 A little Easter Family Pic
 Apparently little boy thought the flowy skirt was good for using as horse reigns ;)

Silly one!

After church I changed into another couple finds from the Atlanta Goodwill.
 Blouse and Capris: Thrifted
Heels: Target
Happy Easter All :)

Thrifted Re-Fashion

I found this bright blue silk gem at Goodwill recently. It is as soft as butter :)  But, a little bit long for my taste. So, I brought the hem up to the knee. Simple yet satisfying re-fashion! (I thought about altering the sleeves but decided against it. I'll just roll them up if it's too hot for long sleeves!)


Friday, April 22, 2011

happy friday!

 Shirt: The Limited (thrifted)
Skinnies/Necklace: Rugged Wearhouse
Shoes: Thrifted
Earrings: Old Navy
Watch: Walmart

 Yay for Friday! The fam and I are going on a little overnight trip to Atlanta today. Car rides=yuck. But, you do what ya gotta do to make some family memories :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thrifty Thursday Hooray!

Silk Blouse: Thrifted
 Mint Belt: Thrifted
Navy Skinnies: Charlotte Russe
Earrings/Bracelets: ??
Necklace: Walmart
Flats: Target

 The longer my hair gets, the higher the bun can go! Speaking of hair. I tried some dry shampoo that everyone is raving about these days. Didn't do a darn thing. My hair still looks flat and greasy. Maybe I'm using the wrong brand? I got Oscar Blandi Volumizing dry shampoo spray. Have you tried some and liked it? If so, what kind?? I wouldn't advise buying this kind!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

No clouds in here

Dress: Thrifted (vintage!)
Belt: Thrifted
Cardigan: Target
Earrings: Forever 21
Sandals: Steve Madden (via Ross)

 I just love it when I find something great at the thrift store! Vintage dresses are one of my favorite things right now. Styles were modest and the colors were bold! Never knew how much I could love a little yellow dress. AND it has pockets. You know how much I love pockets ;)

It has this awesome button detail in the back of the skirt. At first I wondered if it was on backwards! But, now I sort of love the uniqueness!

And even though it's gray and rainy outside. I feel pretty warm and sunny in here!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dressy Casual

 Shirt: New York & Co (thrifted)
Capris: LA IdolUSA (via Vault Denim)
Earrings/Ring: Forever 21
Necklace: Target
Sandals: Steve Madden (thrifted)
Keeping it simple today. I hadn't worn this white button-up I found at Goodwill a few weeks ago yet. But, I took a note from Lady M and thought it would work even on a casual day!

Sunday, April 17, 2011


 I'm a pretty shy gal by nature. But apparently all I needed to stand out as a child was an orange skirt! No slinking into the background like a wallflower when you are wearing orange!

Chambray shirt: Target
Linen skirt: Thrifted (vintage!)
Earrings/Necklace: Charlotte Russe
Belt: Thrifted
Heels: Target

 Loud and proud. And, I kinda liked it! ;)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

And so it was

Top: Banana Republic
Jeans: Rugged Wearhouse
Cardigan: JCP
Sandals: Ross
Earrings/Belt: Forever 21

Friday, April 15, 2011

Good Morning!

I could have used another 4+ hours of sleep this morning. Yawn! Oh well, comfy dress today it is.

Top: Ross
Maxi Dress: Down East
Belt: Thrifted

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Loves it when strangers bite my head off... not.

 Shirt: Ross
Jeans: Target
Cardigan: Shade
Earrings/Ring: Forever 21
Shoes: Aldo (thrifted)
These jeans need to be hemmed for wearing flats! I bought 2 pairs so I could have 1 for heels and the other for flats. It just hasn't happened yet. Added to list..

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What I wore Wednesday

 Shirt/Jeggings: Rugged Wearhouse
Cardigan: J. Crew
Shoes: White House Black Market (thrifted)
Ring: Made by Me

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Better late than never!

 I didn't do my hair until 4pm today. Better late than never huh?! :)
Shirt: Thrifted
Skinnies: Rugged Wearhouse
Necklace: Thrifted
Heels: Target