April 13th, Cheap Thrill

Let me tell you a little story about a mom who wandered into a consignment shop and found a cheap thrill!

My son was getting his hair cut the other day- and lo and behold right next door was a consignment shop, so of course I had to go in and explore.

Let me tell you- it was SO MUCH FUN!

I’ve always been a fan of bargains- and love finding something on sale, but I never imagined the thrill I would get in a re-sale shop!

Who knew?

Yes, it smelled a little funny in there.

Yes, there were a lot of awful clothes.

Yes, I felt a little weird looking at other people’s discards.

But- there were also some great finds and great prices- including this fun little vest I’m wearing today.

Now, here’s the weird part.

Just the other day I was at an intersection and saw a cute gal walking by. She had on workout pants, a t shirt and the coolest vest.

I wondered where she got it- I thought it was so unique and so interesting.

I walked into the consignment shop and the first thing I find- I swear- is this vest.

It is almost the exact same vest as the one I saw!  It was fate!

And it was only $12!!

I brought it home, washed it in hot water (twice) and now here it is, complimenting a white V neck shirt and paired with red jeans. It adds so much interest to what otherwise would have been a boring outfit (as seen on the right).

The morale of the story is- if you are wanting to re-fresh your wardrobe, and don’t want to spend a fortune- consider checking out your local consignment store. You may be surprised by what you find.

A piece of advice, go with an idea in mind of what you are looking for- and it’s ok to leave empty handed. The thrill is in the hunt!

And for a good laugh, check out this post on jeans I found at the Goodwill! It shows some really bad Mom jeans!

This vest was meant to be mine!
These pockets are perfectly placed!

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April 9th, Black and Cream

After a few days of color- today I’m back to wearing neutrals.

On the right I’m wearing a long sleeve cream shirt with ruffles down the font.

There isn’t anything wrong with this shirt, but my problem area is my tummy- and the solid expanse of fabric right over my stomach does nothing to hide that area.

On the other hand, this shirt on the left has ruching at the sides- which gives the shirt gathers in the mid section, which works well to hide a bigger tummy.

I also love the neckline and the sleeves of this shirt- it seems to work well for my figure.

I actually love this top so much that I bought it in 3 colors- grey, black and cream.

The other problem with the look on the right is the plain black pants.
Again, nothing is wrong with them- but they are just kind of boring (and wintery).

On the left I’ve chosen cropped black pants, which makes my outfit much more springy.

When wearing such a neutral outfit, it’s important to add some sort of focal point and color. As usual- I’ve done this by adding a necklace and bracelet.

In case you’re wondering, yes, I did wear these the other day- they are 2 of my favorites! Plus, the gorgeous green color is very popular right now.

Pants: Nordstrom, Shirt: Nordstrom, Shoes: Macy's, Necklace: Market in Palm Desert, Bracelet: Gift (J Crew)

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March 26th, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

One of the reasons I was looking forward to spring, was because I was excited about having new options for pants.

When I saw these cute cropped pink pants at Nordstrom’s, I had to have them.

I’ve decided to pair them with this cute blue and white striped shirt and then topped it with my denim jacket.

On the right you can see how originally I paired this striped shirt with my khaki pants. While there is nothing wrong with this look- these pants seem a little boring- it’s a little ‘too safe’.

Why not have a little fun while getting dressed? To me, these pink pants scream ‘fun’!

They remind me of something Barbie would have worn… oh wait, that might not be a good thing? Oh well!

I’m wearing them anyway! 🙂 Linking up with Glamamom for Monday Mingle!

Goofy pose, I know, but I’m trying to change things up a bit! Plus, I wanted to show off my cute leopard flats- they are so much more fun than the black flats on the right! 

Pants: Nordstrom, Top: Anthropologie, Jacket: Gap, Shoes: Target, Necklace: Jewel Kade