Thrifted Pinterest - Fantasy Clothes

Every so often, I find myself lost in fantasy land.  You know, that fabulous land where you can afford to drop 8k on a dress, and you attend fancy dinner parties on the regular, and have a vacation home and everyday mansion...  Then, reality sets in, I remember that elusive truth that richer does not mean happier (plus, spending more than $20 on a piece of clothing makes me break out in hives), and I amuse myself with looking at designer pieces of clothing on Pinterest that I love and will never own.  Kind of like this skirt:

...or anything Alexander McQueen:
... or some fabulous tulle skirts like these:
Some days, though, I can have my feet in both worlds.  Those are the days that I happen to find Michael Kors heels at Goodwill, or stumble across a girl's size 16 dress at Once Upon a Child (no, really!) that's a 10 minute fix from being a frou-frou princess skirt just for me.  Those days are pretty rad, if I do say so myself!

Outfit Details:
Top: thrifted, $3
Skirt: OUAC, DIY'ed from dress, $8
Shoes: thrifted, Michael Kors, $4
Necklace: DIY, $3 for materials
Grand Total: $18

Are there any pieces of clothing or designer labels you wish were in your fantasy closet?  Let me know in the comments, and we can daydream about them together!

Kidlet Style - Smiles for Miles

Today seems like a good day to share kid pictures, dontcha think?  The girls have only made occasional appearances on the blog lately, so they deserve a post all their own.  They already own my heart, but with these smiling faces, could you blame me?

You think they make these in my size?

Outfit Details (Big A):
Shirt: Garanimals, $1.50
Pants: Jumping Beans, $1.50
Jacket: handed down
Shoes: Converse, $6.50

Outfit Details: (Little A):
Jammies: Carter's, $4.50

Grand Total: $14

All brands and prices listed are from our local Once Upon A Child.  If you want to clothe your kiddo in gently used name brand duds while keeping extra money in your wallet, it's the place to go.  They also have toys and equipment, at about half the cost of brand new!  Stop by sometime and see me!

OOTD - The Archives

I'm taking advantage of this blustery weather to organize my house, and that includes my photos.  I figured I'd share some old winter outfit photos that I didn't get a chance to share before the weather turned warm.  Hopefully today's 40 degrees will be the last time we have to worry about bundling up!

Outfit Details:
Sweater: gifted, DIY dye to blue
Dress: thrifted, $2
Leggings: Wal-Mart, $6
Necklace: Body Central, $4
Earrings: gifted
Boots: Target, $38
Grand Total: $50

Outfit Details:
Sweater: Eddie Bauer, thrifted, $4
Dress: gifted
Tights: Wal-Mart, $5
Belt/Headband: don't recall (old)
Socks: DIY'ed from old sweater
Necklace: gifted, Light Gives Heat
Boots: via Plato's Closet resale, $8
Grand Total: $17

Nope, don't really miss this....

My nails happened to match my snack that day....

Outfit Details:
Sweater: Eddie Bauer, thrifted, $4
Striped Shirt: Old Navy, $6
Jeans: thrifted, DIY'ed to skinnies, $5
Earrings: Icing by Claire's, $3 (old)
Bracelet: $1 Jewelry store (old)
Boots: f21 via Plato's Closet resale, $12
Grand Total: $31

Nope, really REALLY don't miss this!

Outfit Details:
Shirt: Target, $5 (clearance)
Skirt: DIY, $4 for materials
Belt: "borrowed" from my mom
Shoes: Sears, $4 (clearance)
Grand Total: $13

Just 'a little' windy!

Outfit Details:
Sweater: via 1/2 of 1/2: $9
Shirt: thrifted, $3 (how could I pass up that beading?)
Jeans: thrifted, DIY'ed to skinnies, $5
Bracelet: $1 Jewelry store (old)
Boots: thrifted, $6
Grand Total: $24

And the grand finale: Soft Kitty!

You have no idea how happy I was to find this sweater!  We own all 5 seasons of Big Bang Theory, we've 'discussed' (meaning the hubby isn't on board...Yet.) being Sheldon and Amy for Halloween, and Soft Kitty is a legitimate lullaby for our girls every night.  Yep, we're that family... and proud of it!

Outfit Details:
Sweater: via Plato's Closet resale, $8
Skirt: Banana Republic, thrifted, $4
Tights: Wal-Mart, $5
Necklace: free via clothing swap
Boots: via Plato's Closet resale, $8
Grand Total: $25

Thrifted Pinterest - Awesomely Awkward

You guys.  You guys, seriously.  I got a (faux) leather jacket.  You know what that means?

Okay, so truth be told, a piece of clothing doesn't actually make your life better.  I know this, you know this, (I hope) everyone knows this... but it does open up a ton of outfit options!  I immediately searched Pinterest for some inspiration, and settled on this photo to center an outfit around:

Now, I do have some nude pumps, but since I was headed to work on my feet for hours at a time, I thought I'd swap for my new JOYN TOMs instead.  Other than that, I pretty much just copied this look for myself:

Now if only the jacket also guarded against the awkward "neighbors are looking at me weird while I take pics of my outfit so I'll just smile" photos, I'd be set!

Outfit Details:
Jacket: thrifted, $6
Jeans: thrifted, DIY'ed to skinnies, $5
Shirt: thrifted, $3
Necklace: gifted, Purposed.
Shoes: JOYN TOMs, $74

Grand Total: $78