Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Outfitted In: Blue, Stripes and Red

Shirt, Cardigan, Jeans, Minnetonka Mocs: All Thrifted; Seagull Pins: Flea Market; Bag: TJMaxx

I'm finally starting to feel better! Sunday was the first day I noticed a big improvement in how I was feeling, so we decided to check out an estate sale. This was a perfect outfit for the crisp weather- I forgot how thick and warm this cardigan is!

This striped shirt is a new thrift find that I absolutely love. There was this one and a red striped one, and I got both. :) I'll probably be sporting the other one this coming weekend!

I hope you're having a great week! And, Happy Halloween!


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Estate Sale Treasure: Game Boy Games

Game Boy Games: Estate Sale ($1)

We went to a mostly-bust estate sale this past Sunday, but I did snag these two Game Boy games! The Pokemon one is usually pretty pricey, so a buck is a good deal. We'll see if I like it!

Well, I'm off to work!


Monday, October 29, 2012

Thrifty DIY: Googly Eye iPhone Case

Step One: Gather Supplies. Shown are: a Dollar Tree iPhone case and a $1 pack of self-adhesive googly eyes.

 Step Two: Start sticking those babies on! Remember to space them out and make the pattern interesting!

 Step Three: Keep sticking on the googly eyes. Spread them out, in case you run out of one kind and have to fill in with other googly eyes. (I, um, forgot this part.)

 Step Four: Fill in with smaller eyes, and then step back and admire your quirky handiwork!

I love my awesome, new Halloween-appropriate case! And the total cost was under $5! I'd say that was pretty thrifty, considering the inspiration for this DIY is $48 at Urban Outfitters. :)


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Outfitted In: Double Denim

Shirt, Shoes, Necklace: All Thrifted; Bag: Clothes Mentor; Sunnies: TJMAxx

I dug up an old outfit photo that I never posted, since I barely got out to thrift yesterday. I love double denim when it's two different colors- it makes it so easy!

Well, I'm off for another day of rest and relaxation. :) (That's how I'm choosing to look at "getting over my sickness")


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Detail Shot Saturday: Happy Halloween!

Spider Clip: Target via Goodwill

Hey guys! I'm still sick, but I feel a little bit better. Here's a detail shot from last Saturday of a thrifted spider clip. It's sparkly!

I'm off to work, and then to a friend's baby shower, and then maybe I'll swing by a thrift store before coming home and resting the rest of the weekend.


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Insta-Thursday #19

Just a mini Insta-Thursday today, since I'm still sick. :( Here are some of the things from this week, including: a thrifted eyeball ring, a neat wooden animal head spotted at the antique shop, my kitty, and a unicorn I spotted at Salvation Army. 

I hope your week is going well!


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fall and Sickness

So, I'm still not feeling great. Sinus infections can beat you down. :( I'm going to take a couple days off from the blog to chill and recover (and I didn't find much this week, anyway). I'll see you in a couple days for a (probably-belated) Insta-Thursday.

I'll leave you with this Instagram photo I took this past Saturday of the pretty Fall leaves. It is beautiful here this time of year.


Monday, October 22, 2012

Thrifted Vintage: Valley of the Dolls

Vintage Valley of the Dolls Book: Goodwill Outlet ($1)

This book has been on my thrift list for a long while. I already read it on my Kindle, but it's mostly the cover art and Pepto-colored book jacket that I like. :)

In other news, it looks like I have another sinus infection. I swear, my sinuses hate Virginia. I spent all of yesterday curled up in a ball in bed, and now I'm headed off to work. Wish me luck in getting through this week!


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Outfitted In: Red + Blue

Shirt, Sweater, Jeans, Shoes, Necklace: All Thrifted; Sunnies, Bag: TJMaxx

Yesterday morning, I gathered my thrifting supplies (purse, camera, hand sanitizer) and I was off! Unfortunately, I didn't realize that my camera's battery was dead.

Anyway, that's the explanation behind this camera-phone shot in the Love of Jesus parking lot.

In other news, the Bass loafers in this photo completely fell apart while I was wearing them yesterday. That pretty much sucked. I was walking through 60 West Antiques when I feel and hear a big 'floooop' sound coming from the ground. It was the whole bottom part of my shoe detaching itself...

I had to walk all the way back to the front of the store dragging that foot like I was injured. I suppose my pride was hurt a bit!

I hope you're having a fabulous weekend!


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Detail Shot Saturday: An Awesome Necklace!

Shirt, Sweater: Thrifted; Necklace: World Market

One of the cool things about where we live in Richmond is that there's a World Market down the road. :) I love the random international food/candy they have, but they have great accessories sometimes, too!

This necklace was on the clearance rack there for a couple bucks, and it's so neat! Also, navy blue and mustard are current faves. :)

Well folks, it's Saturday!!!! I'm off to the thrifts!


Friday, October 19, 2012

Thrift Find: American Junk

American Junk: Goodwill Outlet ($1)

I've seen this book at antique stores before, but it's always way overpriced! We're talking about $25 or so! Let's just say I would rather wait and pay a buck. :)

I hope everyone's week has been great! I can't wait to thrift like crazy this weekend!!


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Insta-Thursday #18

This week was filled with: Mushroom-spotting, Goodwill Outlet hunting, kitties both purse-like and hat-like, pretty colors, and flea market finds. :)

Hopefully this coming weekend yields more fun things and good times!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Outfitted In: More Mustard :)

Shirt, Cardigan, Jeans, Loafers, Necklace: All Thrifted; Bag: TJMaxx

Here's Sunday's estate-sale-flea-market-movie-grocery-shopping outfit. :) I'm obviously loving my newly thrifted mustard cardigan with my pretty red bag! It's like the hot dog topping outfit combo. :)

Anyway, Sunday we went to this cool flea market we hadn't been to before, where we scored some homemade jam, some vintage costume jewelry, a video game, and a tote bag. And we saw the movie Pitch Perfect afterward, which was pretty funny!

I hope you're having a great week so far. I, for one, am glad it's already Wednesday!


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Thrift Finds: Glittery Glasses

Glitter Sunglasses: Goodwill Outlet (<$1)

I love fun, dress-up sunglasses! I got a silver star-shaped pair at an estate sale a couple weeks ago, and I couldn't resist adding these to my little collection. :)

I might paint over the glitter with clear nail polish so it doesn't fall everywhere. That is, if I am brave enough to wear these babies out!


Monday, October 15, 2012

Yard Sale Treasure: A Sequin Mask

Sequin Mask: Yard Sale ($0.50)

I didn't have much luck at all at the thrifts on Saturday, but I happened up a yard sale on my way home! I found some pretty cool things, including this sequin mask. :)

There was a whole box full of old Halloween stuff, and it was so much fun to go through. I think, in the past, I've given yard sales a bad rap, but maybe I should visit them more often!


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Outfitted In: Blue + Mustard

Cardigan, Shirt, Jeans, Loafers: All Thrifted; Bag: TJMaxx; Necklace: World Market

Meet my newly thrifted mustard cardigan. It is super-soft! And it was two bucks!

Also: my newly thrifted Bass loafers. :) They are comfy and nice and I'm pretty much in love with them.

Anyway, so this was yesterday's thrifting outfit. I was in Family Thrift and a girl came up to me and said she really liked my outfit, which was awesome! I really like mustard and navy blue and red together. :)

Well, I'm off for a day of hanging with the hubby! Have a good one!


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Detail Shot Saturday: Mocs and Zags

Jeans, Mocs: Thrifted; Bag: TJMaxx; Door Mat: Target

I love how my bag matches one of the zig zags on our Target door mat! :) Basically, I love everything about this bag!

Well, I am off to the thrifts to search for: the BSC books still on my list, some cardigans, Christmas presents for the people I love, etc.

Have a great weekend!


Friday, October 12, 2012

On the Thrift Store Shelves

Here are some of the random/funny/well-priced things I've seen on the Goodwill shelves recently! You've got to love the shell dinosaur, and the Yankee candle was only three bucks!

I left these finds on the shelf, but they're pretty cool. :)

Have a great Friday!


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Insta-Thursday #17

This was actually a pretty packed week! It was filled with: listening to Piano Man on my Fisher Price record player, watching ebayed BSC videos, picking through Goodwill Outlet (where I did some unicorn spotting), thrifting some awesome things for cheap, finding the best-ever boots, checking out mushroom-themed kitchen decor, re-discovering old pictures of the hubby and I, having a stare-down contest with Josh's parent's cat Ace, making homemade applesauce all by myself, and chilling out with Moxie. :) Whew! You can fit a lot into a week when you have a long weekend!


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Outfitted In: Black and Red Leather

Jacket, Jeans, Necklace: Thrifted; Boots, Bag: TJMaxx; Sweater: Target

This is my newly thrifted leather jacket I scored at my local Goodwill for about ten bucks! The boots and bag were slightly pricier, but still super awesome! (Of course, you've seen this bag about a zillion times by now. It's definitely my favorite!)

If you're wondering about the change of background, we actually took this outside of TJ's right after I got these boots. I'd been thinking about them for days, and I had to go back to get them. They are super-nice leather and so comfortable! And they were on sale, so they ended up being about half the original price. :) I love a good deal.

I hope you're having a good week so far! My short week is chugging right along!


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Thrift Finds: Cold-Weather Mocs

Mocs: Family Thrift ($0.99)

I found these super-warm, comfy mocs at Family Thrift for under a buck. :)  I have a feeling that these, my Minnetonkas, and my new TJMaxx leather boots will be worn continuously this Fall and Winter!

This current cooler weather is just perfect. :) I love sweaters and boots and moccasins!!!

Well, it's time to head back to work after the long weekend...


Monday, October 8, 2012

Thrift Finds: Goodwill Outlet Goodies :)

Books/VHS: Goodwill Outlet ($1.50 for all)

I came near the end of the stuff at Goodwill Outlet on Saturday, and my basket was still empty. There were just not many good things in the bins, I guess.

Luckily, I looked through the book and tape bins before leaving, because I ended up with a couple gems. :)

#1: One of the BSC books that was still on my list to find!

#2: The Nightmare Before Christmas on VHS...awesome.

#3: An old Judy Garland-themed fiction book with a neat cover. It seems like a Nancy Drew sort of book, but Judy Garland is the main character!


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Outfitted In: Grey + Red + Yellow

Shirt, Jeans, Shoes, Necklace: All Thrifted; Bag, Sunnies: TJMaxx

After work yesterday morning, I was off to the thrifts! While I came out mostly empty-handed, I did find a couple things. :)

As for the outfit...I re-discovered this grey shirt that was a former favorite! Ditto with these thrifted mustard yellow shoes. They are super-comfy, and I like how they look with my red bag. :)

Well, I am off to chill with my hubby and have an early birthday get-together with my father-in-law, so peace out, folks! Have a great day!