Sunday, July 7, 2013

Summer Wish List

      Though Summer is well underway at this point, I have suddenly been taken over by an overwhelming need to shop. It's gotten to the point where I have resorted to Internet window shopping. I almost feel like this kind of window shopping is worse than the traditional kind, because I am much more tempted to pull out my credit card and buy everything I put into my online shopping cart.
      I have compiled a list of things I would call "My Summer Wish List" whilst browsing the Internet, and have come up with a few key pieces I would love to add to my wardrobe.
  1. This "Kiss Me" ring is really cute and also really affordable at a mere $2.99 at Urban Outfitters.
  2. I've been in love with high-waisted shorts for a while now, and have been on the lookout for a pair of mom jeans to convert into a more affordable version of the pair above. The shorts are $39.90 at Windsor.
  3. I have fallen in love (once again) with Jellies. This phenomenon has taken over most Tumblr users it seems, and I am a part of the bandwagon. They make me feel young again! This pair is from the girls section at Payless for $14.99.
  4. I dress in neutrals a lot, and have been looking for a way to add color to my normally monotone outfits. This neon bag from Forever twenty one kills two birds with one stone, adding color to my outfits and satisfying my love for cross body bags. This bag is $19.80 at Forever 21.
  5. Another new obsession that has come into my life is sarcastic t-shirts. They please my sense of humor and have become quite the trend in the past few months. I adore this one from Topshop for $20.00.
  6. Bulky necklaces have been around for a while now, but I haven't jumped on the bandwagon until recently. I'm terrible when it comes to jewelry, I tend to wear the same pieces every day, so I never saw the need. I found this gem whilst browsing through the Internet, and I have fallen in love with it and the trend. This floral beauty can be found at for $18.00.
  7. Dresses are short of my kryptonite, so of course I have been yearning to add a galaxy dress to my collection. I think the one above is the perfect mixture of trendy and vintage. It can be found at ModCloth for $50.00.
  8. I already have a leather jacket, actually, but it's a metallic mint color that only goes with a few things in my wardrobe. I've been searching high and low through thrift stores, searching for a black version, very similar to the one above. It can be found at Urban Outfitters for $49.99.
  9. My friend got a pair of heart shaped sunglasses a few months back and ever since then I have been hooked. I am in love with the pair above from Plasticland. They're really affordable at only $10.00 and exactly what I am looking for.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Thrift Haul: First Edition

         I am a firm believer in thrift stores, yard sales, clothing swaps, and consignment stores. If I can get nice, possibly name brand, clothes for a good price, I'm hooked.  My mom and I go thrift store hunting a lot, and this past weekend was one of many romps. We actually went to one of the stores that we tend to have bad luck with, but I actually came out with some pretty cool finds. I went in with low expectations and came out 2 pairs of shorts, 5 shirts, and a pair of heels later.

Red Shorts: $4.96

A personal favorite of mine, these shorts were affordable
 and high waisted (which I had been searching for!).
We almost died, but the cool 'in the road shot' was worth it

Red shorts = Red lips
 "We'll play hide and seek, to turn  this around"
Denim collared tank: Hand-me down from mom's good ol' days.

 Shorts: Originally from Old Navy (Possible cost: $22.94.) Purchased from DAV (Price $4.96 )

Brown Shorts: $6.96

I was in dire need of these bad boys.
Shorts: $6.96
Hat: Hand-me down from dad
Top: From Target $12.00
Beaded sandal: free from Neighbor's foreclosure (One mans trash)
Best  Friends: Priceless

Savannah, the photographer, really liked my barn door...

Ralph Lauren Tee: $4.96

I apologize for the wrinkles, I took this after the 
photo shoot.

Vest: $20.00 from Kohls
Tee: $4.96 (Originally $29.99)
Grey Tank: $5.00 from Walmart
Striped shorts: $11.00 from Walmart
Fake Toms: $6.00 at Dollar General

Denim and Pink
Oh look! Another barn door!

Lace Top: $6.96

Through our eyes...

We're just really happy it's summer.

Lace top: $6.96 (Originally $20.00 from Peebles)
Navy tank: $5.00 from Walmart
Polka Dot skirt: $15.00 from Ross
Sandals:$2.96 from an earlier
thrift shop adventure.

Sun and Raybans

Fun With Friends

Bless Savannah she really hates water...

Wet Seal Jeans: $6.96

They were so scared I was going to fall...

I thought we we're trying to look posh... my bad...

Melanie looks so confused! "What are we looking at guys?"

Follow the leader!

Jeans: $6.96 (originally $36.90)
Boots: $44.50 from Pacsun
High low Shirt: $9.52 from Deb
Floral Tank: $5.99 from JCPenny
Suspenders: $3.75 from

This little guy decided to join our photo shoot!

Ralph Lauren Polo: $6.96


We are soooo cool!


Polo: $6.96 (Originally $44.50)
Skirt: $19.99 from Target
Sunglasses: $12.00 from Walmart


Button-up Shirt: $2.96

A little Ozzy Osborne-esque...

Button Up: $2.96 (Originally $11.94)
Dress: $24.99 from Target
Shoes: $24.99 from Payless
Sunglasses: Borrowed from Sophia

"Why are you my clarity?"

Heels: $6.96

We look like the princess and the pauper.

Secrets keep friends close...

White tank: $6.00 from Walmart
White top: $18.32 from Deb
Yellow Skirt: $4.96 from an earlier thrift store haul
Shoes: $6.96 (Unable to find Original price)
Sunglasses: Borrowed from Sophie

Wake me up before you go, go!

I had so much fun doing this photo shoot! These are my best friends in the entire world and there is no one else I would want to be photographed with on a humid day in June. A special thanks to my amazing best friend behind the camera that somehow managed to make us look photogenic... It's a mystery really. Thanks so much Savannah! I'd love to hear about you some of the things you have snagged from thrift stores, yard sales, and/or your mom's blast from the past, so please share in the comments below. There's nothing better than a conversation about a great deal!