Friday, April 22, 2011

Favorite Finds and FBFF Friday!

OK so I'm a little behind on my FBFF and Favorite Finds. Sue me :)

I can't wait to show you all what I got last night at Goodwill. I hit the jackpot. I went over there last night on a whim and it was about 8:00. I thought, "I won't find that much so I'll be in and out of here no problem." Well, I was wrong. I was apparently in the mood to look through every item. I looked at long and shortsleeved shirts, sweaters, skirts and even blazers. I NEVER look in blazers. I have to say I was inspired by this post and this one when I was looking at blazers. In the back of my mind, I guess I was also thinking of how I failed to complete the color blocking assignment for Bloggers Do it Better. I found both a bright yellow and bright orange blazer! I can't wait to wear them! If any of you have ideas, I would be grateful!
I found a TON of cool stuff, all oldish and super cute. Picture me in the dressing room with about 30 items too many and then they come over the loud speaker saying, "The time is now 9:50, bring your final purchases up to the register." Ahhh! I was throwing skirts on left and right and didn't even register some of them. Fits? Yep. Throw it in the take pile. I probably got about 6 skirts in addition to the 2 blazers. I spent about 45 bucks which sounds like a lot for a thrift store but all the things I got were totally worth the price. I think one of the blazers was 7.99 and the cheapest skirt was 2.99. So, I did get a lot of stuff!

Here is a skirt that I already styled here for EBEW polka dots. I love this skirt so I thought it should have its own post. (Plus, it was dark when I got home from Goodwill and I leave for work at 7 so the pictures of stuff from last night wasn't happening...)

polka dot skirt

polka dot skirt close

Now to the questions! This is the 1 year anniversary of FBFF so we are answering the first set of questions this week. If you want to see how everyone else answered, head over to Modly Chic!

1. Which celebrity (celebrities) do you look to for fashion inspiration? I don't really pay that much attention to celebrity fashion to be honest. I feel like their style is really unattainable and they wear a lot crazier things than I could ever pull off. I do like how Alexa Chung puts together outfits. I wish I had her budget!

2. When it comes to your own personal style, what inspires you? I am inspired by other bloggers the most. I love seeing new ways to interpret items and also find trends/styles that I wasn't sure I could try. Plus, you get to see clothes you like on real women which is the most inspiring of all.

3. How do you hope to inspire your readers? I hope to inspire them to check out local thrift and vintage stores and find some really great things. I used to think thrift stores were gross and why would you ever wear someone else's clothes? Then, I started going to find cheap tshirts or costumes and found some really neat things. The most compliments I get are when I wear something I found at a thrift store. You get it for less and it's usually really unique. How often can you say that about other clothes?

4. Outside the realm of fashion who/what inspires you? I love flowers, nature, home interiors and books. I feel like any one of these can show you color combinations you wouldn't have thought of or inspire you in the materials or patterns. Books really transport me to another place or time or experience and I think that's really important.

5. And since Idol is ending… Which songs inspire you? Ha! I wouldn't say that songs inspire my clothing choice but they definitely improve my mood. This makes me want to dress more fun or comfortable depending on the day. I love songs like Neighbors by the Academy Is or more recently Forget You by Cee Lo Green. These songs put me in a great mood and I love hearing them over and over. Probably bugs my real neighbors ;)


  1. Great post! I really need to be inspired to shop vintage more often :)

  2. i can't wait to see your new finds! how fun! you're just like me, except i usually have two kids with me in the changing room! those blazers sound amazing. how about with a pair of skinny jeans, so cute wooden heeled sandals and a vintage tee underneath?

  3. I love Cee lo! Great mention of him/I always feel better after listening to it.
    Great inspiration post!!

  4. I always find good blazers at Goodwill. Hooray for you!

  5. It is so fun to find unique things and trust me, you will get compliments. I love to brag about how cheap it was too :)

  6. Great idea! I will for sure be posting them both soon. I can't wait to get home, wash them and wear them before it gets too warm!