Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Red (hair), White and Blue

On Memorial Day, I had the pleasure of hanging out with both Birds, their husbands/fiances and their little ones. Megan and I braved the thrift stores and picked up a couple of deals. We were burnt out after only two though. 50% off brings out the crazy people, let me tell you.  Then we headed to Nora's for a delicious BBQ. She had lots of tasty fruit, snacks and even a fruit pizza. I had to bring my own meat since I'm the only non-veggie other than Megan's fiance. I whipped us up some tasty turkey burgers though :) Their kids are so cute! Eva and I hung out a little, Henry wasn't interested in me but Nora's daughter Mimi kept wanting me to swing with her and she even sat by me. "Ewin, come s(w)ing wit me." I would hand her food and she would say "Uhnx" haha. Nora kept saying she is too lazy to say thanks. So cute. I can't wait to meet their little boy! I'm looking forward to more BBQ's this summer!

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Sorry this is so grainy, it was the only picture where you could see my shoes!

Outfit Details:
Skirt, shoes - thrifted (skirt is from my recent thrift haul!)
Shirt - TJ Maxx bought in ND
Sunglasses - Target

PS. Don't try to wear a wrap skirt without shorts when it's really windy. Just sayin...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Weekend

Over the weekend, my parents and I trekked 7 hours to Bismarck to hang with my grandma. She taught us the proper technique on how to make pasties, cracked some jokes and was just her all around cool self. I brought back a whole shoe box full of old pictures to scan in so get ready for some of those in the future. Just a couple of quick pictures.

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Dictating :)

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Trying to explain to my dad how to "follow your thumbs" to crimp the edge. I don't think we got it...

I hope everyone else had a good weekend!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Favorite Finds Friday - Thrift Haul

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you might have already seen these pictures. I went to Saver's with Beth on Monday night and got a WHOLE bunch of good things. I can't wait to get some of them back from the dry cleaners and wash the others so you can see them. I have a project in mind for a couple things so stay tuned!

New records for my collection

Lots of pattern

2 best dresses! Can't wait to wear them both!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Lumber Yard

Just a trip to your friendly neighborhood lumber yard. I hope you are all liking my little photo safaris :) I'm trying to find new places to take pictures that aren't in my "backyard."  Not much else to say but happy Thursday!

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Outfit Details:
Dress, shoes, belt - Thrifted
Sunnies - Target

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Every year in May, my neighborhood throws a big party.  All of the artists that have studios in the area, open their doors for the weekend and you can tour every one. Well, if you went to every one, it would take you much longer than a weekend.  Local businesses and restaurants throw their hat in the mix so there's lots to do. I went with my cousin and her husband on Saturday and here's what I wore. It was 90 something degrees and I didn't want to burn my delicate scalp. You all finally get to see me in a hat! Also, these pictures were taken after walking around for 2 hours in the heat so I'm sorry for the limp/sweaty look about me :) I wish I had taken more pictures of the activities but believe me, it was fun!

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Outfit Details:
Shorts, shoes, Tshirt, hat - Target (wow I didn't meant to wear all Target!)
Necklace - I Like You
Belt - Thrifted

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Goals for the Week

This may be a boring post but I've been thinking of some goals for myself and I thought if I took it week by week it would be easier. Posting it on my blog also holds me accountable too :)

1. Keep my place clean. I cleaned today and picking up a little each time is much easier. I cooked a whole bunch of food tonight and I did all the dishes instead of leaving them for tomorrow like I normally would. Progress!
2. Eat healthier. I cooked a bunch of good stuff tonight to make this easier. Now my lunches and dinners will be easy AND healthy.
3. Exercise at least 3 times. I'm trying to get in shape. This is a big goal. Hopefully, small steps will motivate me to do more!
4. Go on a hike.
5. Be more outgoing. I signed up for a meet up on Wednesday and I hoping to be myself more quickly than I normally am. I don't have a couple days/hours to show someone I'm cool at something like this. Got to show I'm cool in a couple of minutes. I'm scared.
6. Figure out why my insurance company sucks now. I have to call them because these bills are ridiculous.

That's all I can think of for now. Hopefully I can manage to do all 6!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Birthday Party

I'm finally getting around to uploading some pictures of my party. I had a great time and I'm sure you'll be able to tell from the pictures. I created a wanted poster for a fun photo booth and had some props set out and my camera on a tripod. People really went to town but I just included some of my favorites so as not to overwhelm you :) You might also see a couple of familiar bloggy faces in the mix!

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Outfit Details:
Dress - Unique Vintage
Gloves - online party store
Feather head piece - self made

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I've Got the Blues

I had a great birthday weekend :) I'll show you all soon!  For now, here's a pretty blue dress and an alley.




Outfit Details:
Dress, shoes, belt, slip - Thrifted
Cardigan - Heritage 1981

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Birthday Suit

Well, not really my birthday suit but my birthday dress.  This dress combines all that I love: green, stripes and a 50's silhouette. Ace and I took a little photo safari since it is not just any old outfit post. It's my first outfit post as a 29 year old. This place is just a 1/2 mile from where I live. That's why I love my part of town. Right by the river (Mississippi in case you weren't sure) and also blocks from tons of restaurants and shops. Perfect.

I am 29 today. Yikes... I know, I don't look a day over 14 but you can check my driver's license if you don't believe me :) I'm so excited for my 20's themed party tomorrow night. I hope to have pictures up from in next week! Enough babbling, on to the pictures!






Outfit Details:
Dress - Band of Thrifters vintage
Shoes - Thrifted
Belt (from another skirt), sunnies - Target

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Other Babes in Thriftland - Beth

Welcome to another day of Other Babes in Thriftland! Today's special guest is Beth from The Fashionable Adventures of Bethie the Boo. I met Beth for the first time a couple of months ago at the Two Birds styling event. She is SO sweet and you can all probably tell that from all the lovely comments she leaves on my posts. I'm hoping to hang out with her again soon! Don't forget to stop by her blog and say hi!

Hi Babes in Thriftland readers! My mom raised me to love a good deal and for that very reason, I love thrift shopping.  I love the thrill of the hunt and I love proudly declaring that I only spent a small amount on certain items.  I also like thrifting as a way to try out current trends without making a huge commitment - if the trend fades or I don't like it, I'm not out too much money!
One of my good friends and I hit up two thrift stores near us every Labor Day - most thrift stores around here do half off sales on holidays - it can be a madhouse, but we pack our patience and we find amazing deals!  We usually dress in a cami and a skirt so we can pull stuff right in the aisle and then we don't have to wait in line for dressing rooms!

Thfited: the dress! See the original post here.

I also like shopping at consignment shops like Clothes Mentor - they have great deals on name brand clothing and it's great for shopping for nice clothes for work.  They are unique too in that they will give you cash on the spot for your items instead of waiting until it sells.  Thanks to Megan and Nora of two birds I have also discovered the local shop b. ( a resale shop) and I love shopping there too - they even have vintage and I have recently discovered that I love vintage - but am also finding that just because it's vintage doesn't always mean it's cheaper!  Fortunately there are great deals to be found at b. and also through Megan and Nora's shop, so I've been able to add some awesome vintage things to my wardrobe at some awesome thrifted prices.
I'd say at least 50% of my wardrobe is thrifted and I love every bit of it!

Thrifted items: blazer, skirt, shoes. See the full post here.

Love this outfit!! Thrifted items: pants but the shirt and necklace are from B. A Resale shop so that is pretty close to thrifting!

Thanks so much for contributing, Beth! Don't forget to pop over to her blog and say hi for me! Remember if you want to participate just send me an email at babesinthriftland@gmail with your pictures/blog link and a story or tips!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Birthday Wishlist

I sometimes get annoyed with people saying "It's only 1 week/2 days/1month/etc until my birthday!" Yeah, we get it. Your birthday is coming up. Hooray. However, here I am, doing the same thing. My birthday is Thursday and I thought I would make a wishlist of sorts. Some of these are really expensive and some are pretty cheap. If anyone out there will get the hint, it will be worth it :)

Olympus 50mm f/2.0 Macro ED Zuiko Digital Lens
A new 50mm lens for my camera. All the cool bloggers have one!

This bathing suit

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Some CDs: Queen, Black Keys and Gotye

The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget
Any sort of travel book for my trip next year (or some $$!)

Light pink/ Baby blue/ Coral red Cute collar "Ella" dress --ON SALE--Free shipping
This super cute dress!

Betsy - Chocolate
This camera bag

Just a couple of things that I've been wanting! Click the photos for links!

Have a great day!

Friday, May 4, 2012

I forgot!

I just realized that I forgot to pick a winner for the print giveaway. I only had 5 entries (sad) but the winner is Beth! Send me an email with the picture you choose of the 3 in the giveaway post!

Congrats! I might throw some more giveaways in next week for my birthday!

Favorite Finds Friday - Polka dot skirt

Happy Friday! I just wanted to drop a big hint that my birthday is less that a week away and so if you want to send me presents, better order on Amazon ASAP! Just kidding (not really, I love presents). I'm throwing myself a theme party because I've never met a theme party I didn't like. This is my last birthday in my 20's (YIKES!) so it will be a 20's theme party. I know, cool right? Anyone who lives locally is more than welcome! This doesn't have anything to do with the pictures below but I wanted my wonderful readers to know about my birthday. Expect some birthday themed posts in the next week probably including some embarrassing childhood photos. You're welcome in advance.

Anywho, this skirt is such a fun color! It literally jumped into my cart at the thrift store. I've debating whether or not to shorten it but I've just been too lazy.  Here is 2 ways I've worn it on the blog!

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Have a great weekend!