Saturday, June 30

Concert Bound!

Heading out today for an overnight trip and a concert, so excited! I'll be on the road soon with this pretty little dress that I got from Goodwill the other day. Just a little sneak peak of my latest thrift store finds. More to come when I get back! 

Dress: Charlotte Russe, thrifted ($4)
Shoes: Rack Room ($2.80)
Bag: thrifted ($2)
Sunglasses: Rite Aid ($8)

Yes, I got my sunglasses at a drug store. So classy. It was an emergency purchase, I needed a pair for a trip and didn't have time to look anywhere they're my favorites. Funny how that works out!

Friday, June 29

(An Old) Old Navy Haul

This is actually from April, but I didn't have time back then to blog, so I'm sharing it with you guys now. There was an extra 30% off clearance at Old Navy one weekend, along with an extra 10% off coupon that I had printed off online. Makes for some pretty fantastic deals!
Lightweight Sweater, $7.50

Striped Open Knit Sweater, $5

Striped Top, $6

Striped Top, $3.30

Sequin Top: $2.35
Burnout Dolman Top: $2.65

Detail shot of burnout design.

It came out to a total of about $26 for six tops, which is not bad! However, I've heard of people getting things from Old Navy for a dollar or two, so there's some room for improvement. :)

I've worn the two striped tops so much this summer. They're just fantastic for when I'm lazy and don't want to put any effort into what I'm wearing, which quite frankly happens a lot. They're just "unbasic" enough that I can wear them with a pair of flip flops and shorts and still look put together.

Thursday, June 28

Guest Post!

Today we have a guest post from Very, an online clothing store located in the UK. They'd like to share some ideas and tips for how to dress this summer. 

From Top To Bottom: A Peek At This Summer’s Fashion Trends
Looking ahead to summer 2012, we’re seeing women’s fashion take a step away from the plain, block colors of last year. The beginning of the summer is an exciting time as we flock to the high street with hopes of updating our wardrobe and creating a fresh new look for the months ahead.
Floral Prints
Floral prints in themselves are nothing new but this summer, we see print design taking a hold of the fashion world once again. Loose-fitting dresses of all lengths look set to take center stage, with beautifully designed summer prints standing out as the style of choice for women across the UK and beyond.
Effortlessly cool Oasis dresses are best worn with a subtle belt to give them shape. Vivid and pastel tones combine to create a truly elegant look this summer, as the one-piece dress takes over from last year’s layered look.
Try combining numerous trends and styles by investing in a floral maxi dress – an item that is sure to turn heads and prove popular this summer.
With pattern being a number-one priority, the need to accessorize is somewhat diminished in 2012. Where accessories are present, expect to see simple, one-color designs, intended to complement the simplicity of basic but beautiful outfit designs.
Where pattern does filter in, a tribal take on old classics is set to be popular. Deep oranges and browns in complicated weaves, combined with dark woods, are already becoming a common theme among women’s adornments this spring and the summer looks set to build on this.
Be careful not to overdo it though – bold accessories such as these should be shrewdly matched with colorful outfits.
Footwear this summer looks to be equally elegant, yet simplistic. Flat-heeled sandals with delicate straps are popping up in all the right fashion magazines. Heels are by no means vanishing, though, and the ever-popular steep and chunky-heeled sandal will be the perfect addition to more subtle outfits this summer.

What are your favorite summer trends? I'm currently a big fan of the mint green trend, and definitely need to add some of that to my wardrobe. You can share your ideas below! And check back soon for my next post, because I have some fantastic thrift store finds to share with you all!

Monday, June 25

Hello Oxfords

 I haven't worn these lovely oxford heels in ages! It's a shame how we sometimes forget about the wonderful things we have just sitting around in our closets and get caught up in finding more things to buy. I had a lovely lunch date with friends to attend today, so I decided to dress up and put them to some use, and also debut one of my new Anthropologie skirts as well.

Shirt: Charlotte Russe, thrifted ($3.50)
Skirt: Anthropologie, via Rugged ($12.99)
Shoes: Wanted, via Rugged ($7)

Sunday, June 24

The $10 Steal

Dress: F21, ($10.95)
Shoes: Nine West, via Ross ($17.99)
I got this dress from Forever 21 back in April, when they had additional 20% off sale items, leading to a fantastic find of a $10 dress. :) I'm usually pretty cautious around their sale items because I don't think most of it is actually worth it, but this dress was an exception.

Tuesday, June 19

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

I made a cauliflower crust pizza the other day. It's been on my mental list of recipes to try for a long time, so I'm glad to have finally gotten around to it! I neglected to take into account the fact that my oven tends to cook a little fast, so it came out slightly overdone, but it tasted fantastic anyway. So if you're looking for a healthy alternative for pizza, try this out!


1 cup cooked, riced cauliflower
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp crushed garlic
1/2 tsp garlic salt
olive oil (optional)
pizza sauce, shredded cheese and your choice of toppings*


1. Rice the cauliflower. Break it into small pieces and put it through a food processor until is broken into a grain-like consistency. 
2. Place in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 8 minutes, until cooked. No need to add any water!
3. Mix together the cauliflower, egg, and mozzarella. Add oregano, garlic, and salt, and stir. 
4. Pat out into a 9" round on a non-stick sprayed cookie sheet. 
5. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.
6. Take out and add sauce, toppings and cheese. Place in broiler for a few minutes, until cheese is melted. (Toppings may need to be pre-cooked if a few minutes in the broiler won't be adequate cooking time).

Notes: I didn't have garlic salt, so I just used regular table salt. I also added some ground flax seed to the crust recipe. For toppings I used some tomato, spinach, and Parmesan over top of mozzarella cheese.

Monday, June 18

$8 Outfit

It's been a while since I did an outfit post so I thought I'd post one today!

Dress:  H81, thrifted ($4)
Belt: thrifted ($0.30)
Shoes: Rack Room ($2.80)

I got the dress a few weeks ago from Goodwill, the belt is from my most recent bag sale haul, and the shoes were from a store closing clearance sale at Rack Room.

This post is linked up to ColorBlind's Thrifters Anonymous post of the week!

Saturday, June 16

Anthropologie Haul

I've hit the jackpot. :)
  • Leifsdoittir Clipped Cities Skirt, $188 ($12.99)
  • Washi Wrap Skirt by Fei, $88  ($12.99)
  • Deletta Striped Pinched Pleat Tunic Dress, retail price unknown ($9.99)
  • Rotational Symmetry Skirt, $148 ($12.99)
  • Girls from Savoy Frannie Camisole, $68 ($12.99)
  • Pinwheel Tank by Odille, $68 ($12.99)
  • Karisimbi Shorts, Made in Rwanda, $78 ($5)
  • Vervain-mallow top by C. Keers, $58 ($9.99)
  • Vichyssoise Skirt by Sine, $88 ($12.99)
Photos from 
I don't know if you guys recall this haul post from last year, but I had the luck of wandering across some Anthropologie racks at Rugged Wearhouse. It happened again. This time I got 9 items for about $100, and the original retail value of it all adds up to about $900. I'm so excited, everything is so cute. I will be keeping about half of this haul and the rest will eventually wind up on Ebay, because they're not all my size. So if you're interested, keep an eye out for them!

Wednesday, June 13

Skirt Refashion

 I got this skirt from Goodwill a couple of months ago because I really liked the pattern. It was awkwardly too long and I finally got around to fixing that last week. I simply took up the hem by about 6 inches and used the excess fabric to make a bow for the waist. This project was similar to another Goodwill skirt refashion that I did last year. Different skirt, same concept.
Cost of project: Skirt ($3.50)

Monday, June 11

Baltimore Part 2

I spent one of the days of my trip in Old Ellicott City, not too far from Baltimore city. The place looks like a real-life toy village, and pretty much consists of vintage stores, antique shops, cute clothing boutiques, and small eateries. Absolutely adorable.

If you ever are in the Baltimore area, this place is definitely worth a visit!

Friday, June 8

Road Trip

I apologize for disappearing for a whole week, I forgot to mention that I was going on a trip! I visited Baltimore for a few days, and to make up for my absence, I've got some lovely photos to share in the next few posts.

These stores were in the Fells Point district down by the harbor, which is just an adorable place.

In my next post I'll share some photos from Old Ellicott City, an historic district not far from the city.