Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Outfitted In: Zebra Stripes + A Pop of Red

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

This was Sunday's outfit, for a day of hanging out with the in-laws. We cleaned and ate and talked. :)

This shirt is another old favorite that I re-discovered when I cleaned my closet! I love that it's a fun pattern but just as easy to throw on as a t-shirt. :)

I hope everyone's having a great week so far!

Always,
Amanda

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Thrift Finds: Silk Scarves!

Silk Scarves: Goodwill ($1 each)

I had silk scarves on my thrift list this week, and bam! There they were at my local Goodwill!

They are perfect for tying my hair back on sticky-hot days. :) I wore one of them on Saturday afternoon, and it was awesome!

I want to figure out a way to maybe sun-bleach them and then tie-dye them. Does anyone have any experience or suggestions for me? :)

Always,
Amanda

Monday, July 29, 2013

Thrift Finds: Non-Metal Jewelry

Assorted Jewelry: Goodwill Outlet (<$1)

I can't wear most jewelry with metal on it, which makes it interesting to shop for accessories! Luckily, I've had tons of luck at the thrifts over the years, and I have a pretty decent non-metal jewelry collection. :)

These are random things I found in the Goodwill bins in the past week- a seed bead bracelet, a dried corn necklace, a shell bracelet, and a 'love' pin! Score one for metal-allergy chicks!

Always,
Amanda

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Outfitted In: Southwest + Tan

Shirt: Rugged Wearhouse; Jeans, Bag, Mocs: Thrifted; Pendant: Lawrence

When I re-organized my closet last weekend, I re-discovered some old favorites, including this shirt! I love the print and the unusual cut of it. :)

I also found this vintage Dooney & Bourke bag and these jeans in the back of my closet! It made me realize that I should have done this much sooner. :)

Anyway, we're off to hang out with Josh's parents today! Have a good one!
Always,
Amanda

Saturday, July 27, 2013

My Thrift List :)


Happy weekend!!!!! I'm off to the thrifts with the hubby. :)

Always,
Amanda

Friday, July 26, 2013

Thrift Finds: Summer Reading :)

Novel: Family Thrift ($0.99)

While I finish up all of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy books on my Kindle, I'm also reading this thrifted brick of a book. :)

It is kind of strange so far, but I have lots of pages left to go! I have to say that I'm finding the Hitchhiker's books much more interesting. :) Maybe this is one of those books that get better once you're halfway through?

Happy Friday!

Always,
Amanda

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Insta-Thursday

 


Howdy, folks, and happy Thursday! This week was full of: Moxie cuteness, good local food, an awesome hubby, good music, thrift finds, DIY projects, and closet organization. :)

Come on, weekend!

Always,
Amanda

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Outfitted In: Black and Blue

Shirt, Jeans, Bag, Sunnies: All Thrifted; Mocs: DSW; Pendant: Lawrence

This was Sunday's outfit, for a very humid day spent with the in-laws. :) Unfortunately, the hubby didn't realize that the camera lens was fogging up while we were taking outfit shots... This is the clearest one!

It was a pretty straightforward outfit, though, so no worries. :) I cleaned and organized my closet this weekend, and I re-discovered this ruffled shirt! Don't you love when that happens?

Always,
Amanda

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Thrifted Vintage: A Boot Jack Bug :)

Vintage Boot Jack Bug: Family Thrift ($2)

I love this cute, vintage boot jack bug! I found a bunch of them on eBay when I was looking for how much they are worth, and they are in the $20-$30 range! I can definitely see him as cute fireplace d├ęcor or as a neat doorstop. :)

I hope everyone is having a great week so far! I get off work early today, which is awesome. :)

Always,
Amanda

Monday, July 22, 2013

Thrift Finds: Minnetonkas!

Minnetonka Mocs: Goodwill Outlet ($2)

I love Minnetonka Moccasins! They are comfy, cute and awesome, but I definitely can't afford to splurge on new pairs often. So when I find some great ones in my size at the thrifts for two bucks, I get pretty excited!

These are unusual ones, too, because they have fringe all the way around. :) I've already sported them while running errands, and I'm in love!

Always,
Amanda

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Outfitted In: Gold + Stripes

Shirt, Jeans, Shoes, Bag: All Thrifted; Pendant: Lawrence

This was yesterday's thrifting outfit, for an afternoon of lots of humidity and a little bit of thrifting. I didn't find too many things, but I did score a new pair of Minnetonka mocs. :)

I spent the rest of the day cleaning out my closet- and I found some summer clothes I had forgotten about! So, I did sort of score what I was looking for, and for free!

Always,
Amanda

Saturday, July 20, 2013

My Thrift List



I work this morning, but then I'll be off to the thrifts! I have a different sort of list today, focused on both summertime and brushing up on editing and publishing. :) I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Always,
Amanda

Friday, July 19, 2013

Thrift Finds: A Pretty Little Side Table :)

Side Table: Diversity Thrift ($20)

After searching all of our normal thrift stops for a side table this past weekend, we decided to try Diversity Thrift. And we scored! Granted, my new side table was twenty bucks, but it's real wood and it doubles as a bookshelf!

I can definitely see myself painting or staining it someday, but for now, it's perfect. :) Nothing like finding just the right side table when your old one breaks!

Always,
Amanda

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Insta-Thursday

 

Happy Thursday! This week was one full of lots of decision-making about the future, but it was also a pretty fun one. :) I thrifted fun little things, spotted neat stuff at antique shops and estate sales, saw a movie, cleaned, and hung out with my cat. A pretty decent week, I'd say, and things are only looking up!

Always,
Amanda

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Outfitted In: Tan + Blue #2 :)

Shirt, Shorts, Mocs, Bag: All Thrifted; Pendant: Lawrence

This is pretty much the second time I've worn this same outfit! I did switch up the accessories, though, so that counts for something. :)

This was what I wore Sunday, for a day of estate sale browsing and chilling out. I have a feeling that I'll be needing more shorts in my life soon!

Always,
Amanda

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Thrift Finds: The Brain Hat!

 
Brain-Shaped Hat: Goodwill Outlet (<$1)

Okay, I had to get this hat because it made me smile so much! This vintage hat, to me, looks just like a particularly pink brain. :) (This may be the one-too-many episodes of Bizarre Foods I've recently watched talking...)

But can you seriously picture a fancy, dressed-up lady wearing a hat that totally looks like a brain?! I can see her now, asking her husband how her new hat looks, and him just chuckling under his breath. :)

Did anyone else thrift something as smile-inducing as my brain hat this weekend? Please do share!

Always,
Amanda

Monday, July 15, 2013

Thrifted Vintage: Little Porcelain Soldiers/Guards/Marching Band?

Vintage Made in Japan Guys

I saw these little guys in the bottom of the Goodwill bins, and I think they have so much character for such little things! They are about two inches tall and stamped 'Japan' on the back.

I'm not certain if they are supposed to be soldiers, guards of some sort, or maybe the horn section of a marching band? If you know anything else about these charming fellows, please let me know. :)

Always,
Amanda

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Outfitted In: Tan + Blue

Shirt, Jeans, Mocs, Bag: All Thrifted; Pendant: Lawrence

This was yesterday's thrifting outfit, for an unfortunately mostly unsuccessful day. We did find a couple things, like books to read, but not much else! I'm still in search of a new nightstand, since my old one broke this past week.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Always,
Amanda

Saturday, July 13, 2013

My Thrift List


Here's what's on today's thrift list! Wish me luck!

Always,
Amanda

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Bar Cart!!!!



Everyone, meet our new bar cart!!! We found it at a huge antique mall by us, sitting there all perfect and on sale! :)

We already had most of the accessories for the cart, but we recently thrifted the glass ice bucket in the last photo. And I snatched up the fish toothpick holder at a thrift store in Texas!

The vintage colorful tumblers were a gift a couple years ago from my Grandma C. We think they look perfect in our new cart. :)

Happy Friday!

Always,
Amanda

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Insta-Thursday


Happy Thursday! Lucky for me, that means it'll be the weekend soon!

This week was full of top knots and new bangs, thriftspotting and antiquing, estate sale hunting and Depression glass admiring, bar carting and decorating.

Tomorrow- more on our new bar cart!

Always,
Amanda