Friday, April 27, 2012

11//Giant Button-Ups

(shirt, skirt, bolo tie - thrift store, tights - body basics)

so i found this cool new (to me, at least) way to wear gigantic button-ups!

sorry the pictures are awkward, that's what happens when you have to take pictures with your phone...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

10//Hawt 90's Mom ("Stacey's Mom"?)

(lacey crop top, calvin klein denim shorts, embroidered button up, bolo tie - all from the recent thrift store purchases!)

i don't know, i went to my sister's winterguard competition yesterday (today?) and i though my outfit kind of rocked.

oh and also, i've been going to the thrift store like MAD lately, because they've started giving out weekly 20% off coupons, so i think i might show some of my new clothes?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


SO due to the fact that I hardly spend any of my Christmas money, and I got a good amount of money for my birthday this year (it was my 18th birthday so I guess that makes sense), I somehow accumulated about $460! Of course, some of it is going to go in the bank or else I'll eventually spend it all, but I was shocked once I counted it all up!
Since then, I've actually gone to the mall a couple of times (which is NEWS because I usually only shop at thrift stores) because I've gotten a few gift cards to H&M and Forever21. That being said, I've also been going to the two thrift stores I'm frequently at, at least once every two weeks or so, and picked up an item or two each time.

From CottonOn:
(this soft, beige, batwing sweater. it looks super awkward in that first picture but i'm sure you all know what a batwing sweater really looks like? the second picture is just a close up.)

From Forever21:
(this is just a sheer cobalt blue and black striped button up, the second picture shows it's color better...sort of.)
(thissss i'm really excited about! it's a really light and airy tank top, the front is this thin crocheted looking(?) design as seen in the second picture, and the back is a long chiffon-type material.)

From the thrift store/s:
(first, just a little floral vest...which i still don't know how to style yet!)
(then this denim-like button up, which sadly doesn't have a collar so i basically can only wear it unbuttoned all the time.)
(this isn't a very good picture but it's a white button up with random stripes all over it. what i like the most is that the stripes are actually sheer when the rest of it isn't!)
(this is ANOTHER striped button up, but it was originally too big length-wise and had caplet sleeves which i wasn't much of a fan of. i do like how the pockets are horizontally striped while the shirt itself is vertically striped! also, it kind of seems a bit american apparel-ish to me?)
(this is another one that i'm really excited about, it was such a great find! it's a black sheer button up, with velvet floral print! also, the buttons are a cool orange/blue color which makes me think of space. it's a bit too big for me and is pretty long, but i definitely think it was too good to pass up!)
(i just bought this today; it's a denim button up tank top. i've really been looking for a big denim vest or a denim jacket that i can cut the sleeves off, but so far i haven't found the perfect one. this is a bit too fitted for my taste, but i actually happen to like the way it looks! i'm glad i bought it even though i feared that it would be too tight and uncomfortable.)

From Robert Wayne Footwear:
(ok so i didn't really buy this with my money, they were a birthday gift from my mom, but still. MY DR. MARTENS CAME IN!!! they're still really stiff and they hurt my toes a bit, but i LOVE them!! you can see a close up in the second picture. i'm soo happy with them!)

From myself!
(last night was a glorious day when i FINALLY finished knitting this sweater! it's white and fuzzy (joann's sensations: angel hair) and a little bit cropped? i'm not toooo happy with the way it turned out..i love the sleeves even though i wish i'd made the cuffs tighter. but the way that the bottom falls looks awkward to me if i'm wearing anything loose underneath. and the collar is what makes me the most upset, because i forgot to shape it into an oval, so now it's basically just a rectangle, and i cast off my stitches a bit too tight so now the very end doesn't stretch at all. overall, i think i like it...if i decide that i hate it later, i'm thinking that i might just sell it?)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

8//Birthday Shopping

My birthday was on the first, so I'm finally 18 wow! It still hasn't set in that I'm an "adult" yet, probably because I still don't drive so it isn't too much of a milestone for me.

I went to the mall today because I was SUPPOSED TO get some Dr. Martens, but they didn't have my size (size six is pretty small, yah) so we just ordered it and I'll have to wait "probably less than a week and a half" until it ships in! These are the ones I'm getting:

Aren't they beautiful??

Anyway, while we were at the mall, we also went to some little shop called Body Basics or something like that, and I got these tights and also some black shorts.

Then, I went to H&M and exchanged some pants I had that were too big, got a silky black button up, this denim skirt (which I plan on either dying a darker blue, or black), and these AMAZING platform vans-type shoes (which remind me of creepers which is GREAT because I want a pair)!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Look at this beautiful, thick, fringey, suede jacket from the thrift store!!
UGH I am sooo sad that I didn't have the $20 to buy it!!! I stroked its fringes and sadly walked away from it..

Saturday, January 21, 2012

7//99cent sale!

This great new thrift store that I've started going to just had a 99cent sale yesterday! I was so lucky that my boyfriend felt like taking me there after lunch, or I would have never known!
Sadly, I couldn't spend very much money (he gave me some money but I didn't want to spend it all), and ended up spending $4.31 on four different things. Hopefully the next time they have such a nice sale I'll have some more money to spend!
Anyway, these are what I got:
this light purple flannel, which was too big but the color was too good to pass up! so i cut it to where my hand is folding it in the picture and now it's kind of cropped and great.

THIS wonderful jacket!! this is a bad picture (maybe i'll post a better one later?) but it looks a little like tapestry-type floral fabric, although it's pretty thin. but the great thing is that the store was originally selling it for ten dollars so i never wanted to buy it before (because ten bucks seems like a lot to me since i've started shopping at thrift stores!), but no one else bought it either so i got it for 99cents!

aah and this rad little structured bag! i shouldn't have used flash in this picture but oh well. it's more red than orange, as you'll see in the next few pictures...  

it opens up pretty wide (it reminds me of a lunch bag) and has so many pockets, which i love!

it even has this little mirror and the front part zips down (you can kind of see this in the second picture from the side) and has a billion pockets for credit cards? and then of course it snaps shut and it's just awesome and small, and i've really been into structured bags lately so i love it! i'm also thinking that if i get tired of the bright red color, i could spray paint it metallic silver or something!

oh and also, SO sad that i couldn't buy this, but it was this beautiful strapless corset, beaded and embroidered all around it. i wish i would've bought it but (as i've said before umm) i have boobs haha and also it was a small i think, so i said i silent "why?!", put it back in the rack, and walked away slowly.