Friday, May 31, 2013

Thrifted Vintage: A Pretty Blue Mirror :)

Vintage Vanity Mirror: Goodwill Outlet (<$1)

I had been on the lookout for a new little vanity mirror for months (I almost broke down and paid $13 at TJMaxx for one!), but then I found this! It's super cute and a great color. :) And it was less than a buck!

I just love finding something I've been looking for just waiting for me in the Goodwill bins. :) I'm telling you, I think some of the Irish luck rubbed off on me in Ireland! Here's to hoping it isn't all used up yet...


Thursday, May 30, 2013


Here are my Instagrams since we got back from our trip. :) The past week and a half have been full of: awesome homemade cupcakes, strawberry sunnies, unicornia, thrifted kitties, real kitties, dollhouse décor, beauty marks, awesome birthday presents!, a thrifted mousepad, a car piñata, and Japanese food!


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Outfitted In: Red, Black and Blue :)

Shirt, Jeans, Bag: All Thrifted; Minnetonkas: DSW; Necklace: Gift

This was my Memorial Day outfit, for a day spent movie-watching and sneezing. I hate allergy days!

Anyway, my mother-in-law gave me this cool light-up necklace for the holiday (I totally should've turned it on for this photo!). And you can see that the bag featured in yesterday's post is definitely roomy. :) I like that it has the style of smaller vintage bags, but it actually has space for stuff!

I am glad this is a short week. It's nice that it's already Wednesday, and the weekend is just around the corner! Hooray!


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Thrift Finds: A Great Summer Satchel :)

Vintage Bag: Goodwill Outlet ($2)

I debated getting this awesome black straw bag at Goodwill Outlet this weekend, but it's so unique I had to go for it. :) (Plus, it was two bucks!)

While you can't tell in this photo very well, it is huge! It can easily fit my Kindle, wallet, phone, a couple magazines, etc. And it has a top zipper!

I can definitely see this being a popular bag for me this summer, although I'll probably stick to cross-body ones for thrifting. (It is just SO much easier digging through the Goodwill bins with both hands free!)

Have a great rest of your week, everyone!


Monday, May 27, 2013

Thrifted Vintage: Bakelite Animals!

Vintage Bakelite Napkin Rings: Goodwill Outlet (<$1)

I was super excited to spot these Bakelite animal napkin rings in the Goodwill bins this past Saturday. :) I had seen similar ones on etsy, but they were WAY expensive. These were less than a buck!!

It is pretty unusual for cool vintage to still be in the bins once I get there after work on a Saturday, so maybe I had some lingering Irish luck. :)

I'm always on the lookout for vintage Bakelite things, just because they are so neat! Have you thrifted any Bakelite lately? I'd love to hear what you've found!


PS: Happy Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Outfitted In: Strawberry Sunnies + Black

Sweater, Jeans: Thrifted; Minnetonkas: DSW; Bag: Target; Necklace, Sunnies: from Ireland

This was yesterday's thrifting outfit, for an afternoon of hunting for cool things after a morning of work. I found some neat stuff at the thrifts, though, which made up for having to work this morning! We're talking Bakelite in the Goodwill bins and an awesome 90s bag!

What else? Oh, and these awesome sunnies are from a store called Penneys in Limerick, Ireland! It's not JCPenney's, but a division of the British store Primark. :) It was like a huge, cooler Forever 21! I had to get these strawberry-shaped sunglasses when I spotted them for 3 euro. They had a bunch of other neat stuff, but I didn't have much room left in my bag!

I hope you're enjoying your weekend! Mine is a long one, which is always awesome. :)


Saturday, May 25, 2013

My Thrift List

Thrift List 5-25

* Bar Cart

* Dollhouse Stuff

* Unicorn Things

* Present/Piñata Stuff :)

Friday, May 24, 2013

My Last Ireland Post: Sheep!

We saw so many sheep on our trip throughout southwest Ireland, but this guy was my favorite! He spotted us driving down the road, started bolting in the other direction, crossed the street, and tried getting through the other fence. He was so cute. :) In retrospect, we wondered if we should have pulled over and helped him over the fence...

Well, that concludes my week-long posts of our awesome trip! Ireland is definitely a place I wouldn't mind returning to someday. :)


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Insta-Thursday: Ireland!


I went a little Insta-crazy in Ireland, but everything was just so beautiful! Here are some of my photos from the week, starting with boarding our plane in NYC to boarding the return flight in Shannon. It was such a wonderful vacation. :)