Friday, August 31, 2012

A Fox for your Friday

Fox Keychain: Animal Thrift ($0.50)

Josh and I found this new thrift store in Midlothian this past weekend that benefits animals...and we can't remember the name! So until I find it online or go there again, I'll just call it "Animal Thrift." Close enough!

Anyway, so this new thrift store has pretty neat things. :) We found something for Josh's sister, and this neat fox keychain. It kind of reminds me of a Lea Stein pin! (Except I could actually afford this keychain!)

I hope you have a great Friday. :) I can't wait for this day to be over, and for it to be the three-day weekend!


EDIT*** It is called Reuse Thrift :)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Insta-Thursday #11

This week hasn't been filled with a whole heck of a lot, which is evidenced above! We've got my current fave golden accessories, my watering can purse, the angel outside of Josh's parent's church, and some random thrift sightings.

But I plan to have a very fun, relaxing long weekend this Labor Day, so maybe there will be more excitement next Thursday. :)


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Currently Loving: Fleetwood Mac!

Fleetwood Mac Rumours ($4)

I've been searching for months and months for a vintage Fleetwood Mac Rumours record, and I finally found one! We went searching through tons of thrift shops and record stores when my brother was here, and in one tiny shop- there it was! For four bucks!

I've been playing it non-stop on my record player, and it sounds 100% better than the mp3 version. :) Some songs are just made to be on vinyl!


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Thrifted Vintage: Yellowstone Glasses

Vintage Yellowstone Glasses: Family Thrift ($0.50 for both)

I love these little glasses for two reasons. #1: They say 'Yellowstone' on them, which reminds me of a particularly fun family vacation we spent RVing through Yellowstone National Park. :) And #2: They feature an awesome, vintage gold font!

These have been added to Josh's little vintage barware collection, and I have to say, they look pretty sweet with his other things!


Monday, August 27, 2012

Thrift Find: A Watering Can Purse :)

Watering Can Purse: Family Thrift ($2)

I thrifted a purse just like this, only lime green, for my mother-in-law last year. I really liked it, but she likes gardening and it made me think of her. A year and a half later, and there was a bright pink one for $2 on the shelf! Just like it was made for me! I think I'm in love. :)

I was actually carrying this purse yesterday when Josh's car broke down on the highway, with us in it. We got towed to our local Firestone, but then we had to walk the 3 miles home from there. I must have looked quite the sight with my pink watering can purse, walking down the road...


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Outfitted In: Stripes on Stripes

Shirt, Button-up Shirt, Shoes, Necklace: All Thrifted; Bag: TJMaxx Clearance; Jeans: Target

I've been feeling very stripey lately, I guess, because it seems like stripes are in every outfit! And, this one is a double dose. :)

This necklace, pulled from the Goodwill bins a couple weeks ago, is definitely a current favorite as well. I thrifted some pretty sweet things today, too!

I'm off to have a relaxing Sunday. :) The very best kind!


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Detail Shot Saturday: Green and Gold

Shoes: Thrifted; Pants: Target

Meet my current favorite pants and shoes! These thrifted gold flats are seriously, stand on your feet all day and not feel any pain comfy. :)

And what can I say about my green jeans? They're my favorite color, and they are jeans. In other words, perfection!

Well folks, I'm off to work this morning, and then I'll be thrifting it up!


Friday, August 24, 2012

Thrift Find: Bananas!

Banana Pin: Good Samaritan ($0.50)

I think I mentioned recently about my love of quirky pins- well, here's one! Nothing like a group of spotted bananas for an accessory! (I actually think it's really cool...)

Bananas are pretty much my favorite fruit, so this pin is especially awesome to me. :) My college roommate hated bananas so much she named her AIM screen name after her hatred of them, so they remind me of her, too!


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Insta-Thursday #10

This was a especially great week, filled with a wonderful visit from my younger brother! We had such a great time: We played Scrabble, took lots of fun pictures, ate yummy food, and even went to the shooting range! It was my first time, so I was pretty scared, but Andrew and Josh helped me and we went over all of the safety precautions. I even hit the target accurately! It was definitely a new experience for me.

I am off to work for the last couple days of the week!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Thrift Find: A Longboard :)

This is Josh, my brother Andrew and I with our thrifted longboard. :) The boys tested it, and it works great! There weren't even any wipeouts! And it was just $10. :)

We are bringing Andrew to the airport today, but we had such a great time with him! It was super fun having my brother around!!


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

On the Thrift Store Shelves: Goodwill

Here are some of the funny/cool/sweet things I've seen at our local Goodwill lately. :) I was actually tempted to buy the purple VCR...

Today is my brother's last full day here in Richmond, so we're off to have some more fun!


Monday, August 20, 2012

Thrifted Vintage: Tassel Loafers!

Vintage Loafers: Thrifty Quaker ($2)

So, these are the loafers of my dreams! Not only are they tan leather, but they have tassels and are flatforms! They are super, super comfy and cute- the very best combo. :)

Well, I'm off to hang out with my brother some more, but I just wanted to pop in and show you these sweet shoes!


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Outfitted In: Stripes and Green!

Necklace, Shoes: Thrifted; Jeans, Shirt: Target; Bag: TJMaxx Clearance

So, I found some green jeans at Target! They're just the right length, and so dark that they're not too out-there. :)

I'm also in love with this gold bag and these thrifted gold flats! Maybe a little bit of gold overload worn together, but I think it's cool. :)

Well, today's the day my brother Andrew gets here! I may be in and out with posts for the next couple days. :)


Detail Shot Saturday: A Brass Moon

Pin, Shirt: Thrifted

I am an avid pin collector. This is especially true of unusual or odd pins. Not that a brass moon is very strange, but I do have some out-there ones in my collection! All this to say- pins are kind of my thing. :)

Well, I am off to the thrifts and then to do some last-minute chores before my brother gets here tomorrow! Josh and I can't wait to hang out with him!


Friday, August 17, 2012

Thrift Finds: Shoes!

These were my random shoe finds from last weekend! A pretty random assortment of vintage, tap shoes, and tennis shoes. :)

I like the shoes on the left because the shape reminds me of ones my mom used to wear. :) (Happy birthday, Mom!!!)

The tap shoes are super-soft leather, wingtip, and they fit! I mean, who can beat that? Now I just need a place to tap dance. :)

The Nikes are the most comfortable shoes I've ever put on my feet. They are seriously comfy! And the huge swoosh is pretty awesome, too. :)

Well,'s finally Friday!!!! Yay!


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Insta-Thursday #9

This week was filled with Goodwill Outlet, kitty stuff spotting, 80s shoes, more BSC books, a $5 Game Boy Pocket, Moxie girl, and taking Polaroids of our little "family". :)

All in all, a pretty okay week, I'd say. What I'm really looking forward to is next week- my brother Andrew will be in town from Sunday to Wednesday! We can't wait to have lots of fun adventures. :)


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Outfitted In: Adventurevest Take Two!

Shirt, Jeans, Vest, Bag, Necklace, Shoes: All Thrifted

Okay, so I am unnaturally in love with my adventurevest. :) It is just so fun, with about a million pockets and snaps and zippers! And it makes this otherwise normal outfit just the right amount of different.

Also in this outfit from Sunday? My newly thrifted bag and ballet flats, and my Goodwill bin medicine pouch necklace! Nothing screams "I'm a little weird" like an adventurevest + a medicine pouch. :) Which actually gives me an idea... Does anyone carry, like, Advil in these pouches? Whenever you have a headache, you'd have your medicine right there in your pouch. Brilliant. :)


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Thrift Find: Caramel Buttery Leather :)

Nine West Vintage America Collection Bag: Goodwill Outlet ($2)

I was super excited to see this nice leather bag in the Goodwill bins this past Saturday! When I checked the brand and saw it was Nine West Vintage American Collection, my smile grew a little wider. :)

I remember seeing ads for these bags when they first came out, and I knew they were originally in the $80-$200 price range. (Aka: out of my thrifty price range!)

Anyway, two bucks later, I had my own perfect buttery leather bag! It is super roomy, but not too heavy, and I love the vintage look. :) Where else but the thrifts can you get such a lovely bag for a couple bucks?


Monday, August 13, 2012

Thrift Find: Sleepy Kitty

Kitty Candle Holder: Love of Jesus ($0.50)

I keep finding these sleeping cat candle holders at every thrift store I go to! Usually, they are clear glass and $5 or more, so I leave them on the shelf and move on.

But when I saw this adorable green glass one (for fifty cents!!) I had to bring it home with me!

There are not too many things cuter in the world than a little kitty curled up, asleep. :) (And this is from a girl who was scared to death of cats a mere year and a half ago!)

Do you ever wait to find an even better deal at the thrifts?


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Outfitted In: Florals and Denim

Shirt, Jeans, Bag, Pin: All Thrifted; Shoes: eBay

I'm loving this newly thrifted floral shirt! The print is so interesting, and I love the colors! With a comfy pair of jeans and my eBay'd Stubbs and Wooten flats, I felt just the right amount of put-together for a day of thrifting. :)

Speaking of which, we found some really neat things yesterday! I'm talking awesome leather tap shoes, a new pair of Nike tennis shoes, cool records, a leather bag, and a longboard skateboard!

I hope you have a great day. :)


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Detail Shot Saturday: Shades of Green

Vintage Bangles: All Thrifted

I love bangles, Bakelite, and the color green. So these vintage bangles are right up my alley! Granted, only the center one is Bakelite, but the others are just as awesome. :)

Well folks, I am so excited for the weekend! I'm off to thrift the heck out of this Saturday!


Friday, August 10, 2012

Thrifted Remix: Jean Vest Love

Jean Vest: Thrifted DIY

This jean vest that I "made" by cutting off the sleeves of a thrifted shirt has been a hot-weather staple! It makes any outfit more laid-back and summery. :)

I'm a big fan of layering, and this is one easy way to make clothes more interesting without adding tons of heat!

Happy Friday!!!!!


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Insta-Thursday #8

This past week was full of: lots of cat things, tons of Baby-sitters Club books, thrift shops, a cross-eyed kitty, an awesome Polaroid, and a pink sky!

I'm counting down to the weekend, which hopefully will be filled with more of the above. :)