Today was spent with family and a couple great friends. We grilled and swam in our backyard pool. My sister Penny and I coordinated our outfits to be extra-festive today. We were fabulous on the Fourth!
Shirt: Goodwill (Originally Quizz) $3.49
Shorts: Goodwill Outlet (Originally Chic) $2
Bandana: Garage sale $0.25
(my shorts were made in the USA, how appropriate!)
Dress: Goodwill (Originally French Connection) $4.99
Bandana: Stolen from ex-boyfriend……$0
Penny found quite the great deal on her dress…..after some googling, it looks like her dress cost $138 at original retail price. The price she paid is about 96% off! I’m jealous. I found the dress, but it looked WAY better on her, so I begrudgingly let her buy it…..haha! Penny and I love thrift shopping together. Our tastes and our sizes are similar enough that we can share some things, but different enough that we don’t fight over the items we find….usually.
So, I’ve never owned a wrap skirt before. Despite its initial resemblance to an apron, I think it looks pretty good! Especially when paired with these great thrifted boots that make me tall, but not too tall. I’m uncomfortable in high heels, and always feel like I’m going to tip over! Fortunately the 90’s are making a comeback–that means chunky, stable, comfortable heels are in again. Sigh of relief.
Skirt: Goodwill Outlet (Originally Express) – $2
Shirt: Goodwill (Originally Old Navy) – $2.99
Boots: Goodwill (Originally Michel China) – $5.99
Earrings: Garage sale – $0.75
Necklace: Garage sale – $0.25
Closeup of makeup and jewelry.
“Eyeliner wings sharp enough to cut a man” -My sister Penny
OK, this outfit isn’t completely thrifted. Those boots were a splurge, but I wear them all the time so they’re worth it! And hey…..I got them on sale :P
Shirt: Thrift shop in Virginia (No tag) $0. Thank you Ann Marie for the lovely gift! :D
Cardigan: Salvation army (Originally Mossimo Supply Co.) $2
Pants: Goodwill (Originally Noble) $2
Socks: Wal-Mart $6
Necklace: Garage sale $0.25
Purse: Goodwill (Originally Fossil) $3.50
Boots: Aerosoles $60
Spendaholic over here what whaaaaat
But seriously, that purse is one of my favorite finds ever. Similar purses at Fossil go for about $200-$250 new! I scored a good one.
This picture is from a while ago actually, September 29th which was National Coffee Day. John made me get up at the buttcrack of dawn (ok, not really. It was more like 7:30…but on a Sunday!) so we could get free coffee at Starbucks.
Top: Goodwill (Originally Pink Rose) $3.49
Shorts: Community Thrift (Originally Mossimo Supply Co) $2
Shoes: Garage sale (Originally Jellypop) $2
Belt: JC Penney $1 on clearance (I couldn’t believe it! Even better than Goodwill pricing in the mall!)
Purse: Goodwill (Originally Mossimo Supply Co) $1.99
Necklace: Gift $0
Hat: Charming Charlie $12
This picture is from my July/August trip with John’s family. We rented a house in Maryland, and one day we went to DC. My favorite part was the National Gallery of Art! The painting I’m standing next to is by Frank Stella.
Tank top: Goodwill (Originally Old Navy) – $2
Shirt: Garage Sale (Originally Delia’s) – $1
Shorts: Garage Sale (Originally Abercrombie & Fitch) – $2
Belt: JC Penney – $1 on clearance
Shoes: Garage Sale (Originally Jellypop) – about $2
Necklace: Forever 21 – $7
Purse: Garage Sale (Originally Vera Bradley) – $0
I may have mentioned this before, but I bought that purse for $4 at a garage sale and later found $4 inside of it! LOL!
Long time no blog!!
A few weeks before school started, I went with my sister Penny into New Orleans. She had to take care of some fees and paperwork at UNO, where she has just started as a freshman. I was excited to see her school for the first time….their campus was small, but very pretty. Apparently there is a near-constant breeze since they are located right on the water!
Shirt: Community Thrift (in Manassas, VA) (Originally Aerie) – $2
Skirt: Forever 21 – $11 on sale
Vest: Goodwill (Originally Bugle Boy) – $1.99
Shoes: Goodwill (Originally Madden Girl) – $3
Necklace: Gift from Dad and Andrea – $0
Wallet: Garage Sale (Originally Vera Bradley) – $1
I love to throw on that vest, it can complete just about any outfit! It began its life as a little boy’s denim jacket. Luckily, it fit my shoulders, and it was super cheap because it was a kids’ item. I cut off the sleeves and bleached it, figuring the lighter color would suit more summery outfits.
Fun fact: Bugle Boy declared bankruptcy in 2001, so my vest is at least 12 years old. Retro!
Another fun fact: When washing the vest, I found rocks in the pockets. It did indeed belong to a kid….
For Mother’s Day, my mom wanted to go bike riding. “That’ll be great,” I thought foolishly, “I will look so cute on our fun little day trip!” 20 miles and four hours later….I realized I was wrong.
Shirt: Garage sale (Originally Heartsoul) – $0.75
Shorts: Garage sale (Originally J. Crew) – $2.00
Belt: Goodwill (No brand) – $1.99
Shoes: Garage sale (Originally Earth Spirit from Walmart) – $2.00
Backpack: Goodwill (No brand) – $2.99
Bird skull necklace: Gift from Dad and Andrea <3 – $0
That backpack is SOOOOO 90's, I love it! The 90's are making a comeback in my mind, but I'm not sure that everyone else agrees. This was pretty helpful on the bike trip, it was lightweight and small but could still fit everything I needed.
And this is how the trip ended. It’s quite possible that I died and my spirit is writing this post right now. 20 miles…..it was crazy!!!