Thursday, November 12, 2015

Thrifty Bridesmaid’s Gift – Monogram Shirts

Remember that wedding signage post? Well here is another beautiful detail from Nicole’s wedding
that was so budget friendly…and of course Thrift Thursday post worthy!

Nicole had a wonderful group of girls in her wedding party
and even though there was 11 of us…yes 11…we all got along, laughed and appreciated
spending time with one another in anticipation for Nicole’s BIG day! Nicole
gave us the best gifts to include a statement white & gold necklace and of
course my favorite detail…monogrammed oversized shirts from the thrift store.
Nicole told me at the rehearsal dinner (because she knew I would appreciate it)
that she scavenged for months trying to find all these Polo Ralph Lauren button
up shirts at her local thrift stores. Her hard work paid off and she was able to
save a ton!! Getting these shirts for about $7/each and then taking them to a
local shop for the monogram only cost her $10/each = UNDER $20 for a custom

We all looked so great getting ready and absolutely STUNNING
in our dresses!

Thank you Carley Rehberg for these gorgeous photos J
Thursday, November 5, 2015

Professional Wardrobe On A Budget – Suit Under $20

Thrift Thursday!

About this time a year I feel like everyone it’s getting the
itch to start the new year off with a new job. I mean come on, what’s better
than starting the year off fresh in a new environment with new challenges. So,
to get you all inspired and looking snazzy for those interviews, here is an
amazing find from my local thrift store that will surely land you the perfect

The Look:

  • Suit – (Blazer and Skirt) = White House Black Market $19.90 from thrift store!! WOW!
  • Shirt –  Can be just a basic cotton (like this black one which go for about $4 at the thrift store) or make it extra professional with a nice blouse or button-down (about $7 from the thrift store)
  • Shoes – Aren’t these Jessica Simpson heels amazing! Kimberly got these on sale for $39 at Marshals to wear at my wedding and I think she has gotten her full use out of them!
  • Michael Kors purse

The beautiful flirty details of the jacket and skirt are
appropriate for any job market. Professional enough to take you into a multimillion
dollar company but fun enough for that art gallery interview that you are so
excited about.

Hope you land the perfect job and have fun exploring your
options with not only clothing but your career!
Friday, October 30, 2015

Classically Preppy Fall Look – Button Down with Vest

It’s Thrift Thursday!!

Starting with this post, every Thursday I will now highlight
a budget fashion look incorporating second-hand clothing.

To start this new weekly blog tradition, I wanted to start
off with a super classic look that everyone can pull off.

Fitted button down + vest = classic perfection.

Add some jeans and boots from your closet and you are
ready for Fall!

Thank you Kimberly for being the PERFECT model!

The Look:
  • Vest – cabi vest was from local thrift store for $9.90!
  • Shirt – Talbots button down shirt was from the local thrift store $8.90
  • Purse – Antique store on Etsy
  • Jeans, boots, jewelry – from Kimberly’s closet

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Cheap DIY Deer and Hunter Couples Halloween Costume

Since Halloween is only a few days away, I couldn’t resist posting our amazing DIY deer
and hunter Halloween costumes we were able to create from incorporating thrift store finds. 

My look – The Deer

The brown dress was $6 from the thrift store. The leggings,
jacket and boots were items from my closet. And the antlers, just sticks from
outside. (Willie took a little too much from the poor tree outside as I walked
out to find a huge branch being down in our driveway…”I said, I only needed two
little sticks, not the whole branch!”). My makeup was all regular except for
the white powder and liner I bought which was only $2. I used my bronzer extra
heavy on my cheeks and black eyeliner for my brows and the nose markings.

Willie’s look –The Hunter

I feel like this is such an easy cheap look for a guy since
most men have some sort of camo-ish clothing. Everything he wore was from his
closet (yes he wears those bright orange shoes on a regular basis) and then the
reversible orange/camo hunting vest we found from the thrift store for $6. He finished
his look off with a laser pointer to get a good point on me!

Happy Halloween!!