Thursday, March 31

"Did you make that?"

 Top: H&M, $8
Cardigan: Free (gifted)
Jeans: TJ Maxx, $7
Boots: Ross, $19
Necklace: Rugged Wearhouse, $1.99

I got asked that question multiple times today, in reference to my necklace. While I probably could have, considering that I purchased it for $2, it wouldn't be worth my time or money. However, I'm glad that people think my projects look like store bought items!

Tuesday, March 29

3 Pairs of Shoes, 2 Coats, 1 Purse

Yesterday evening I ventured out to Rugged Wearhouse and Goodwill, two stores I've recently made a habit of checking frequently. No luck at Rugged this time, but Goodwill, definitely. No surprises there. I also found a few steals on the clearance racks at Rackroom.

a. Cutout wedges by Franco Fortini, Rack Room, $15; b. Nude/taupe wedges by Madison Studio, Goodwill, $2.50; c. Dark emerald green heels by Limelight, Rack Room, $15; d. Nude vintage style cross body bag, Goodwill, $2
I'm excited about the bag. I've been looking for a cross-body bag for a while now, and for $2, that's better than what I'd hoped for.

Monday, March 28


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50 followers! Yay! I know this is probably silly, considering how some blogs have 6000 followers and whatnot, but it made my day to come on my blog and see that I have 50 followers. So THANK YOU. You guys are awesome. And I appreciate each and everyone one of you, for taking the time to read my blog, and/or comment on it, and/or follow it. You're all wonderful! :)

Also, when I searched for cool photos of "Thank you" on, I also found this image. And I had to share it.

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This made me smile, because I know I've done it before.

Anyway, today's outfit:

Top: NY & Co, thrifted (NWT!), $6.95
Vest: thrifted, $3.50
Cardigan: Forever 21, $12
Jeans: Rugged Wearhouse, $1
Boots: Deb, $10
Belt: thrifted, $1
Earrings: Free (gifted)

The second I saw this vest at Goodwill I knew I had to buy it, because I love the color. I had a friend with my who probably thought I was insane. It looked much worse on the rack, I've sewn it in quite a bit and taken the old lady essence out of it...I think.

Sunday, March 27

Flower Power

Yesterday I went to the Dollar Store and bought some fake flowers:

With which I made a hair clip:

I got the idea from Kendi, who did a simple DIY by basically attaching a giant fake mum to an adhesive pin. I did it in probably the most illogical way possible, because I was too lazy to dig out the glue gun. Eventually I may go back and remedy that...

I wore it today to church!

Trenchcoat: Target (gifted)
Top: JCPenney, $5.74
Skirt: B.Moss, thrifted, $3.50
Shoes: H&M, thrifted, $2.50
Belt: Forever 21, $3.50
Hair Clip: Free (DIY)
Earrings: Free (gifted)
Bracelet: Free (gifted)

Cost of DIY: <$1
All in all, this outfit cost me a little over $10. Success? I think yes.

Friday, March 25

My Life Never Sleeps

Top: AE, thrifted, $3.50
Cardigan: Forever 21, $12
Jeans: Charlotte Russe, $5
Shoes: Walmart, $12 (?)
Hat: Forever 21, thrifted, $2.50

Sorry for disappearing on you guys again. Here's an outfit post, a variation of one I wore not too long ago. Hope you all had an absolutely fabulous Friday! :)

Tuesday, March 22

A Little Art Lesson

 Top: Charlotte Russe, $10
Skirt (as dress): thrifted, $3.50
Shoes: Nine West, from Ross, $17.99
Belt: Free (came with a dress)

I found this skirt at the thrift store last fall, and I fell in love with its print. It reminds me of Matisse's paintings. It's an awkward length and I never got around to hemming it shorter, so it sat in my closet until I got the idea of wearing it as a dress. The lace tank was perfect for making it a little more modest.

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These are some Matisse paintings. See where I'm coming from? And since I'm going off about art right now, I might as well mention these cool shoes by Christian Louboutin...which are inspired by Mondrian's paintings.

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Monday, March 21

Sunshine and Daffodils

It's been so gorgeous lately! All the flowers and green things make me happy. :)
Two outfits to share today:

Top: AE, thrifted, $3.50
Cardigan: Forever 21, thrifted, $3.50
Jeans: Ross, $10
Boots: Deb, $10
Headband: Rugged Wearhouse, $1.99

Top: AE, $6 (gift card)
Jacket: Coldwater Creek, thrifted, $4
Jeans: Charlotte Russe, $5
Shoes: Charlotte Russe, $15
Headband: Rugged Wearhouse, $1.99

I'm in the process of altering the jacket because it's a little too big and boxy. I added two additional pleats the back, and will probably make the front lower hem a round edge to eliminate the boxy feel. 

Here's the wallet I got on Saturday, which I forgot to put in my shopping haul post! Rugged Wearhouse, $5.99.

Saturday, March 19

I Need A New Hobby. Or New Friends.

Okay, I don't really mean that, but really, if I keep going on shopping dates on the weekends I'm going to be broke and have more clothes to wear than days to wear them. Today I went back to Rugged with a friend, as well as to Goodwill. Here are my finds:

a. Chiffon flower necklace by Express, from Rugged, $1.99; b. Vintage scarf made in Italy, Goodwill, $1; c. Merona sleeveless button down dress, Goodwill, $4; d. Anthropologie Learning Curves dress by Eva Franco, Rugged, $19.99; e. Pinstriped nautical blazer, Goodwill, $3.50; f. Chain necklace by Express, Rugged, $1.99; g. Striped Forever21 cardigan, Goodwill, $3.50; h. Owl necklace, Rugged, $5; i. Pinstriped loose pleated top from Urban Outfitters, Rugged, $7.99

I picked up another Anthro dress (image D), this one was $248 originally. It's a size 0 and doesn't actually fit me, but I couldn't leave the store without it so it's actually for sale. If you'd like to buy an Anthropologie dress for fraction of the retail price, it's in my store on :)

Thursday, March 17

Leprechaun Day

Dress (worn as shirt): H&M, $12
Jeans: Ross, $10
Shoes: Rugged Wearhouse, $7
Scarf: Rugged Wearhouse, $5
Belts: Both thrifted, $1 each
Earrings: Free (from friend)

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Tried the belted scarf look today, in addition to doubling up on belts and wearing a dress as a shirt. Look at me being a rebel...just kidding.

Wednesday, March 16

J. Crew Wish List

Dear J.Crew,
Please send me lots and lots of free clothes. I would love you forever and ever. Not that I don't already. 

The girl who drools over your items.

J Crew
J Crew long sleeve tunic top, 50 GBP
J Crew knit top, $70
J Crew vintage skirt, $50
J Crew Double Serge wool skirt, $88
J Crew pleated skirt, $60
J Crew shoes, $250

Online shopping is a dangerous thing. Anyone who has wasted countless hours browsing pages upon pages of sales and new arrivals can share my sentiment. I look through J.Crew's website all the time, even though I'll probably never let myself buy anything. Even so, it's a great place to look for inspiration!
I'm currently on a mission to find pencil skirts in absurdly bright colors at Goodwill, rather than buying the Double Serge (seen above) that some of my lovely fellow bloggers such as Kendi and Kileen incorporate into their outfits oh so well. The reason being that two months ago, I wrote this post, and someone commented that the skirt I was wearing looked like the Double Serge skirt, which tells me that I can probably find more similar skirts at a small fraction of the J.Crew price tag. 

Sunday, March 13


I hadn't had a chance to wear my yellow floral skirt from an earlier Goodwill haul yet, so today I decided to do so. It was windy, so please excuse the dysfunctional pictures.

Top: H&M, $8
Skirt: thrifted, $3.50
Shoes: By Joey, from Ross, $12.99
Belt: Free (came with a dress)

This is an outfit from earlier this week:

Top: American Eagle, thrifted, $3.50
Cardigan: Forever 21, $12
Skirt: NY & Co., thrifted, $3.50
Shoes: Charlotte Russe, thrifted, $2.50
Headband: Rugged Wearhouse, $1.99
Belt: thrifted, $1

Also, here's the other rope headband I got last Saturday, as well as the third headband I bought.

Friday, March 11

Flashback to Saturday

Last Saturday I posted about the three Anthropologie dresses I got that day. Here's the rest of what I got....
a. green scarf, $4.99 (original retail $28); b. striped scarf, $4.99 (original retail $34); c. sailor dress from Goodwill, $4; d. NWT chambray dress from Goodwill, $4 (original retail $74); e. green polka dot dress from Goodwill, $4; f. same dress, except looking much better! 
The two dresses pictured in D, E, and F are for sewing/alteration projects.

I also got three headbands from Rugged, two for $1.99 and one for $0.99. I didn't take pictures yet, but this is identical to one of them.

This one is available at this shop on etsy.

Monday, March 7

Double Duty

I wore my favorite of the three dresses I got yesterday, so you get to have a closer look at it today:

 I had to wear pants for something about halfway through the day, so my solution was just to throw on a pair of jeans and tuck the dress under into a shirt! Throw on a cardigan, and voila! Dress becomes super cute top. :) 

Dress: Anthropologie, via Rugged Wearhouse, $20
Boots: DEB, $10
Cardigan: Forever 21, $12
 Jeans: Free (from a friend's closet clean out)

Saturday, March 5

Best Deal Ever

I've never liked Rugged Wearhouse. To me, its always looked a little sketchy with its handwritten signs and abundance of incredibly unclassy attire. But after a few successful shopping experiences such as the one from two days ago, I've had a change of heart. And as of today, I absolutely love it. A rack of Anthropologie dresses can do that to a person.

I purchased three dresses, and I looked them up online when I got home and found their original retail prices. As it turns out, all three dresses together are worth $498. I may or may not have gotten all three for $60 total. :) Here they are:

Southward Stop Dress by Maeve.
Cascading Foliage Dress by Anna Sui

Traversing Dress by Moulinette Souers
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I am so so so excited about these finds. The first one has a really unique print with sparrows and deer on it, and the last one has eyelet cutouts and the back has a cute button up detailing.

Here's the catch...the reason why these gorgeous dresses ended up in a discount store. First of all, these are all last season (which makes no difference to me). Also...
  • The first one I purchased has what seems to be an accidental cut on the right sleeve (can be easily sewn/fixed). 
  • The second one has two small inkspot stains near the bottom of the dress, but they're both unnoticeable because they're on the lining layer.
  • With the third dress, the scarf belt was missing. But to be honest, I actually like it better without the belt.
So there we are. My best good deals ever (at least to this day).

I actually got a couple of other things, at Rugged as well as Goodwill. But we'll get to that another day. This is enough excitement for one day, right? 

Friday, March 4

My Stomach Is A Bottomless Pit

I may or may not have just inhaled a bag of chips in one sitting without even realizing it. I don't know about you guys, but I have even less self control with food than with shopping. That's probably not a good thing....but that's okay. I love food. :) Anyway, entirely irrelevant. Here's my outfit for today:

Dress: thrifted, $4
Cardigan: TJ Maxx, $12 (gift card)
Shoes: Rugged Wearhouse, $7

Yesterday I went on a 40 minute shopping spree and found a ton of stuff for $25. Yesterday was the first day that I could shop again. Leave it to me to head straight for the store...
a. ruffled beige top by Myth ($1); b. chunky knit cropped jacket w/zipper by Forever 21 ($1); c. mustard yellow v-neck sweater by Poof ($5); d. button down shirt by Prototype ($1); e. striped cardigan by Poof ($1); f. light wash skinny jeans by Paris Blues ($1); g. yellow 5.5 inch slingback booties by Steve Madden ($7); h. heeled oxford booties by Wanted ($7)

Wednesday, March 2

Finally. (Day 30)

DONE. You have no idea how excited I am about this. Here's very last remix outfit. Unfortunately I had to do photos really quickly today and the second one is out of focus....sorry!

 Top: American Eagle, $7 (gift card)
Jeans: Ross, $10
Boots: Ross, $18
Belt: thrifted, $1
Scarf: thrifted, $1

I don't know why I didn't use this scarf earlier in the remix...I got it from Goodwill before the remix. It's sort of vintage-y and I love it. :) 

On that celebratory note of being finished, here's something I think is worth checking out. A friend of my showed it to me, and it is ridiculous. I've spent far too much of my time on Foodgawker.

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