Saturday, August 3, 2013

Thrift Store Fashion Finds.

Hello there! Thought I would share with you some of my latest finds.
Gorgeous long dress! Perfect for summer. Luckily, it was in my size too! For only $4.
I also found a little grey pattern cardigan that fits well over it for $2.
The Good Will receives several brand new items from local Target stores so I scored two brand new Merona tops. The lace tank was $5 and the long-sleeved stripe top was $4.
 Madden girl shoes for $4. I do not usually purchase used shoes because shoes tend to adjust to the owner's feet over time and purchasing pre-owned shoes can cause discomfort to your own tootsies, however, these appeared to have hardly been warn. Plus they are Steve Maddens!
I found these loafers still with tags and at an extra 50% of at a Buffalo Exchange. Took them home for  $11.
Happy Thrifting!

It's been awhile.

 Hello blogger people!  Sorry I have been absent. I finished up a rough semester of graduate school, moved to a new home and started a new job position. Crazy! Anyways, I hope to get a little more back into blogging. For now, my friend Mandy has opened up The Welson Wagon etsy shop where you can purchase some great vintage trinkets.  Enjoy!

Happy Thrifting!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Floral Inspired

  I love Cath Kidston!  I have found these cute shabby chic items all over the internet, but I finally found a name to go along with it, along with a US store.  Horray!  I am a sucker for floral patterns and this brand definitely suits me.  Maybe I can find some similar looking items around the stores this weekend?  Fingers crossed.
Happy Thrifting!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Music Box

  I found this cute little powder container that also works as a music box!  You wind it up, and take off the lid to hear it's merry little tune.  It still sounded fantastic so I took it home for $2.  Unfortunately, the inside was pretty dingy and the top was not so pretty.  I cleaned it out and glued on an old broken clip-on earring I had laying around who's colors matched perfectly.  Now I use it as a safe box for my small treasures.  Any intruders will hopefully be startled by it's threatening jingle!
Happy Thrifting!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Valentine Love

  I love handmade Valentine's Day cards.  Even if they look awful and you have no creative talent, they show that you truly care and you took your time to make the day special.  I was in the mood this morning to make some creations with extra scrapbook paper and pieces I had left over from around Christmas time.  Valentine's Day does not always have to be all pink red and white!  I threw in some blues and greens too!

Happy Thrifting!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Every Little Thing is Gonna Be Alright

  Had a rather rough day today.  Thought I'd take a moment to outline a few of the things I do to simply help cheer myself up at home.

1. Vampire Weekend self-titled album.  The music is so upbeat and happy.  I will blast it anywhere I am.
2. Coffee.  No matter what state I am in, happy or sad, coffee just makes everything better.
3. Back to the Future.  Without a doubt my favorite movie.  It's helped me get through a lot of bad days.  "The future is what you make it."
4. Playing dress-up.  Seriously, I will rip apart my closet and try on everything to create new looks with what I have.  It takes up a lot of time and is a great distraction.  
5. Gossip magazines.  I won't lie here, I LOVE these.  
6. My cat Goober.  He's my little schnookums and knows when I'm having a bad day.  He'll curl right up to me and look at me with those gigantic eyes. 
7. Flight of the Conchords.  They are HILARIOUS.  Always a great pick-me-up to hear their stand-up or watch their television show.
8. Painting my nails.  It keeps my mind pretty busy while I sip some coffee, while watching Back to the Future or Flight of the Conchords, while wearing my long-lost mini dress and some pearls, while reading some gossip magz and cuddling with my cat with Vampire Weekend blasting in the background.

What do you do when you have a bad day?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Modern Animal Planters

  I found some cute animal planters for about $2 a piece which were in need of some TLC.  I took some Krylon premium sterling silver spray paint (works great for projects like this because it dries fast and leaves few drips) and gave them a good modernizing.  I'm sure everyone will love these at Easter time!

Happy Thrifting!