Friday, March 30, 2018

Surprise Thrift Shop Find

One of my favorite ways to stretch my minimal clothing budget (typically less than $50 a month) is to visit thrift and secondhand shops.  The Goodwills in my area (I am lucky to be surrounded by quite a few!) range from frequent treasure troves to time wasters, so I have gotten pretty good at knowing where I can score the best items.   I picked up this dress for less than six bucks at the Goodwill in my hometown recently.  I had planned to wear it on my trip to Disney last month, but I... kind of just forgot I owned it and never packed it.  It was like a surprise when I found it hanging in my closet a few weeks ago!  It's as close to Christmas as a gal can get in March!
Dress|Thrifted   Coat|Gifted   Boots|Blossom   Bag|INC

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Spring Black Out

So apparently it is spring.  No one told Indiana because we have a nice little layer of snow on the ground right now!  I don't know why I am surprised, because this happens every year.  Luckily I have this cute and cozy print coat to keep me warm until the real spring comes along!  

I am dreaming of pastels, bare legs and floral prints.  Instead I'm in head to toe black.  This weather is bumming me out big time, especially since I've had a few warm weather trips recently that left me so ready for more color.  Once Indiana hits 70 I'm ditching my black for something a bit bolder!
Coat|Merona   Jacket|Heathcliff   Leggings|Spanx   Booties|Harley-Davidson   Bag|Coach   Sunnies|Betsey Johnson

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Faking Spring

I've got my mind set on Spring, not matter what Mother Nature has planned.  I am ready for bright colors, bare legs and finally ditching those heavy coats! In the winter I seem to get into a colorless rut, and I am in need of heavy doses of pink, purple and this fabulous turquoise.  I purchased this top for my trip to Florida last month, but I never ended up wearing it.  It seemed perfect for lounging poolside or sipping margaritas but it never made it out of state!
Top| F21   Jeans|Gap   Sunnies|Charming Charlie   Pumps|Bandolino   
Earrings|A New Day   Bag|Thrifted

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Blanket Statement

Most Friday nights you can find me at a wine tasting.  I like to swirl the wine around my glass and tell the guy running things that I can so totally taste the tannins and apricot notes.  Nah.  I just love me some wine, and typically always walk away with at least one bottle for girls night or to accompany a home cooked meal.  The tastings are always super casual, so I never feel out of place in my jeans.  

Throw on my favorite blanket scarf and I'm ready to go!  I seriously love this scarf!  Check out all the different ways I have styled it:

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Drinkin and Antiquin

Hey there!  I hope everyone is having a great week.  I sure am, because I got to visit one of my favorite places in Indy, Midland Art and Antiques Market this weekend.  I could spend a few hours looking around this place for vintage clothing, antiques and great mid-century furniture.  My girlfriend Mandy and I snapped a few pictures after our shopping trip before hitting some local breweries for an Indy flight trip.  We do this regularly and call it Drinkin' and Antiquin'!  If you steal this idea for a hit TV show give me a million dollars please and thanks!

Let's take a minute to talk about this coat.  I have been on the hunt for the perfect leopard coat for years, and just never found the one.  The pattern either seemed too juvenile, the fit wasn't great or it was over $300.  I don't mind spending for a classic winter coat, but I am not sure I can justify that much for a coat when I have a dozen already hanging in my entry closet.   I was happy to find this temporary placeholder a few weeks ago though!  It's not the one, but I like it enough for now and I snagged it on sale for less than $35!  I am happy to keep this coat while I continue my search for the Holy Grail.  Honestly, knowing me I think that I will end up keeping this one and never get another because "I already have one".  
Coat|A New Day   Sweater|Limited   Skirt|Old Navy   Tights|HUE   Boots|Harley-Davidson   Choker|H&M   Backpack|Merona