Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Other Babes in Thriftland

Happy Wednesday!  I am looking forward to this and I hope you all will be too. I came up with a new blog feature! Every Wednesday (hopefully) I'm going to be featuring a lovely lady here on my blog. The only qualification she must have is to shop at the thrift store. I know a lot of fashionable people who shop either exclusively at the thrift store or a lot of items they own are from there. It will be a lot like my thrift week from the summer but with some new faces! Hopefully, you will be inspired to check out your local thrift stores and find some new blogs to read!

Tune in to see the first post featuring Maggie from Dimestore Diamond next week!

If you think you are a babe in thriftland then shoot me an email at  Send me a link to your outfit and share either some tips, a story or why you like to thrift. Hope to hear from you!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Blazing Trails

I'm wearing a blazer you guys! I love this thing. As you can tell from my archives, you will usually seem me in a cardigan or a sweater but when I saw this beauty at the thrift store, I had to get it. It even came with a matching skirt for only 7.99 for both things! I really hope that this Savers doesn't start charging more for their vintage section like some other thrift stores. I can't wait to show you everything else I got! Would you all be interested in Favorite Finds Fridays again or should I just mix that kind of stuff in. Let me know what you think!

This shirt is also one of the many things I got at B. A Resale Shop when Two Birds did their styling event. They picked it out just for me and I love it. I think it was only 5 or 7 bucks. For sure under 10. How cute right? Just the perfect color and so comfy.




Those are dark red with zippers! Can't believe I almost never wear them...

Outfit Details:
Shirt - B. A Resale Shop
Blazer -  Thrifted
Shoes, pants, necklace - Target

Friday, February 24, 2012


I think I like this outfit. I felt pretty smart when I put it together at 6:30 am. I felt like it needed something which is why I'm wearing my scarf in some of the pictures. Which version do you like best?

Happy Friday!



Excuse the dog butt in this picture.

He was making me laugh in this one. :)

Outfit Details:
Dress - Modcloth
Sweater - Flashes of Style closet shop
Tights,shoes - Target
Scarf - H&M
Dog butt - stinks

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Rock out with your guac out

Yes, this was indeed the theme for my friend's birthday party. She's pretty hilarious. She also turned 49* so you can tell her on twitter that she looks great for her age :)  We went to a relatively new restaurant called Rosa Mexicano. Ok food, GREAT guac. See below!

That guac is amazing! I could eat just that all day. YUM!

*this is the age she told everyone she was turning. She doesn't like being the youngest of our friends. She's only 25!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

European Vacation

No, this isn't about National Lampoon's (I hope). I just wanted to share my excitement with all of you! My friend and I have decided to go to Europe next year to celebrate our 30th birthdays since they are only 15 days apart. I'm already excited and I have more than a year to wait! When I lived in Scotland, I traveled to Italy, Spain and France. So, those places are lower on my priority list but I bet they are high on my friend's list. On the top of my list are Amsterdam, Prague and Brussels/Antwerp. I'm looking for suggestions on places to go that you loved. Or, if you are an international reader, what are some places in your area that are great? We are looking for big city fun and also small town charm and character. I'm thinking we'll be there for about 3 weeks.

Toss out those suggestions people! I need help narrowing it down :)

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Fun Outfit

This is what I wore to work and Friday fun day!






Outfit Details:
Sweater, skirt - Thrifted
Boots - Target
Shirt - H&M
Tights - We Love Colors

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Friday Fun

I had a very fun Friday last week so I thought I would share!

First I popped over to Mighty Swell and picked up a fabulous red nightie that I will have to show you but probably not on... it's kind of sheer. And isn't that the point of a nightie dear readers?



They also had a stylist doing vintage 'dos and lots of fun treats. I can't wait until the spring when they have their next sale!

Then I headed over to the debut of Band of Thrifters. I was going to pick out something for my future niece but ended up with a dress for myself instead. It was green with stripes, how could I resist?



I also ran into a couple blogger ladies while I was there!


Two of the band, Maria and Amanda

I capped off the night by heading over to Megan and Chris' house. Had a nice drink and an even nicer chat. Love both of them!

I hope you all had a nice weekend too!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Warm Winter

We've had a really warm winter here in MN lately and it's been so nice. As you can see from the pictures below, I was able to get away with just this thick shirt/light jacket and a thin long sleeve shirt and I wasn't cold. Ace and I took a stroll while the sun was setting. There is finally no big puddle of water in my alley so I'm able to take pictures without prying eyes again! It was pretty muddy though so I might wait a bit longer before I go back with nice shoes :)





Outfit Details:
Shirt/coat - Swap (formerly Maria's I think)
Long sleeve tee - Old Navy
Jeans - Target
Boots/earrings - thrifted

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Gals and Fries

This is my outfit from a blog gal happy hour at Sweeney's in St. Paul. Great wings, great fries and great friends. You can check out what Alli and Maggie wore as well because they are much faster at posting than me. Emma and Maria were there too but since they didn't post pictures yet, you can just imagine what they were wearing. Cute to be sure :)





Outfit Details:
Top, necklace - Forever 21
Skirt - B. A Resale Shop
Cardigan - Old Navy (old)
Tights, shoes - Target

I picked up this skirt at the Two Birds styling event for B. Resale shop. I really hope they do this again because it was really fun. Picture two of your most fashionable friends with a HUGE closet of cool things. Got it? Ok, now they scour their closet for things that would look great on you and they have tons of different sizes. Sound good so far? Now, you get to take all of the items you liked home (you have to pay for them but still). Your fashionable friends are going to let you have them! How often does that happen? Plus, since I told them in advance that I was coming, they had done some of the work for me and already had outfits picked that they thought I would like. How cool?! I also got to meet fellow blogger and super sweet reader Beth there! Cate also stopped by and picked up an AWESOME jumpsuit. So jealous. Pop over to Megan and Nora's blog to be updated on the next event :) fingers crossed!

Side note. With any Two Birds event, I hung out there pretty much the whole time and had a lot of laughs. Megan, Chris and I went decided to go out to dinner after and then ended up at a dance bar. Super fun=super hangover. The next day I got sick and have been ever since. So thanks Megan and Nora for my continuing illness :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

For the Love of Love


I picked up Maria and headed over to downtown St. Paul Friday night to support our friend Emma and her fantastic poster. Emma and her two friends Bill and John made a poster to support gay marriage.  Emma is a great illustrator and designer. She is the one who drew my picture on her blog! Look for a possible future collaboration!

I'm not one to get political and I'm very open to people having their own beliefs. However, something like this is a big deal to me. I have a cousin who is gay and her wife is the sweetest person. They are even going to have a baby in a couple of months! Straight people apparently get to decide everything in this world. I don't think it is anyone's place to decide who can and can't get married. If 2 people love each other and want to commit to that person, I think they should be able to. It doesn't "ruin" marriage to let same sex couple gets married. What a load of crap.

Off of my soap box now. :) The event was a set of posters created by local artists with the theme of For the Love of Love. I loved seeing all of the different takes and the amount of creativity in the Twin Cities. I bought 2 different posters and I'll be sure to share them with you!


The artists in front of their poster!

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Blogger gals and John.

Outfit Details:
Dress - Modcloth (on super duper sale)
Cardigan - Old Navy
Tights - Target
Shoes - Forever 21

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Kelly Green

Speaking of things that I made at my super awesome craft night with Megan, this headband is one of them.  All I did was take a piece of fabric and sew some thin elastic to each end. Done and done :)




Outfit Details:
Shirt - H&M
Skirt - Christmas gift from my sister
Tights, shoes - Target
Headband and scarf - Handcrafted by yours truly
Dog - Not for sale (but might be soon if he keeps it up)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Simple Lace Earrings

As promised, here is the (really) simple DIY for the lace earrings I made.

Megan found some cool lace trim at the thrift store. I think it's a good idea to look for this kind of design. The shapes within the lace are "self-contained" so to speak.

Sorry for the blurry picture. All I did was carefully cut out two of each shape and trim off the excess. Since these designs are dense, I didn't feel the need to put fray protector or anything like that on them.

Attach an earring wire and you're done!

Easy as that!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Craft Night

Drinking with friends and making crafts.  What can be better I ask you? Nothing.

I went to Megan's the other day and made a bunch of fancy pants necklaces and earrings. I'll show you a really quick DIY tomorrow for one of the items we made!





I'm sure you'll be seeing some of these items on the blog soon (once I remember where they are).

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


I was home sick yesterday and really want to be home today. Sadly, I 'm not so I'm grumpy. The other day, I wore clothes and took pictures of them. You're welcome.




None of the full length pictures turned out but I think you can get the idea, right?

Outfit Details:
Top - Swap via Lindsey
Jeans - JC Penny's
Necklace - Target
Shoes - DIY

PS, a couple of you asked how my glitter shoes held up. After this outfit I can tell you that everywhere but where my feet bend stayed glittered.  Right where your shoe bends in the front is now void of glitter. I might try to re-do it or try it on shoes that don't bend so much :(