Thursday, May 28, 2015

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Thrift audit: Rummage sale, April 24

I drove down to a nearby town last month for a rummage sale I had never been to before, and it was kind of a good news/bad news adventure. The good news was, I got all this stuff:

The bad news was, it was NOT a bag sale as I had thought ... and I had dragged a friend along with me, so I felt pretty bad that my promise of 10-cent dresses was, in fact, a TOTAL LIE. (Sorry Jessica!)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Trend talk: Chambray dress + vintage booties

I started out the month strong on following a few fashion challenges, but this week I totally fell off the wagon. So this is a genuine, bona fide, I-just-opened-up-my-closet-and-picked-something outfit. Which, to be honest, I haven't done in a while.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Thrift audit: Salvation Army, April 24

I don't really believe in fate. But I do tend to take a fatalistic attitude about shopping if it means saving a few bucks.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Thrift haul: Rummage sale, April 18

I feel kind of grouchy thinking about this rummage sale even now, because I drove ALL THE WAY up there (almost a half hour away) on the WRONG DAY, and had to turn back and go home empty-handed, all with a cranky 3-year-old in the backseat who really would have rather been playing babies or swinging on the swings that whole time. But I did what any normal person would do, and drove all the way back up there the next day.

Total spent: $2
Cost per piece:  $0.15

Thursday, May 7, 2015

I Mended It: Black-and-white lace dress

Do you have a mending pile? I do. It's actually a big box, filled with things that need buttons, or hems sewn back up, or holes patched. Some of the things in there are so badly damaged that it's going to take real creativity to figure out if I can make them wearable again. But mostly it's a lot of missing buttons.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Etsy gift card giveaway

Have you visited Shaped by Style yet? I wrote a few weeks ago about how excited I was to be part of this new collective of women. This week, the blog is featuring our first style swap posts, and to celebrate, we're giving away a $75 Etsy gift card.

There are, seriously, a ZILLION ways to enter, so I hope you will go check it out! The giveaway closes at midnight Saturday, May 9, and a winner will be announced Sunday, May 10. Good luck to all who enter!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Saturday, May 2, 2015