Thursday, April 19, 2012

A VERY Windy Day



Top: Old Navy/GW ($3), Jeans: ?/GW ($5) Shoes: MIA/GW ($4), Belt: GW ($1), Bangles: GW ($2)

TOTAL: $15

I seem to remember referencing the word “windy” in at least one of my past posts here at SHOBB, though I didn’t check to be sure.

So, I thought I’d clarify with a superlative in caps because, y’all, the day these picture were taken (and by “were taken,” I mean, “were taken by the camera on the timer as I ran around like an idiot”) was one of the windiest I can remember.

Like ever.

Uh huh.

Windy enough to make me talk like a Valley Girl.

Oh yeah, and that string hanging down in half the pics?

I didn’t notice that until the very end of the day.


Monday, April 16, 2012

Laughs and Handbags



Jeans Jacket: GAP/Clothes-swap, Jeggings: ?/GW ($4), Dress: ?/GW ($4), Tank: American Eagle/GW ($2), Shoes: 21/GW ($3), Ring/Necklace: GW ($4), Earrings: Gift from the hubs, Purse: C/O Fashion to Figure

TOTAL: $17

Just in case you’re curious as to the infrequency of posts here of late, you might want to refer to this post over at Five days…5 ways. (You guys do know that I have another blog where I post every single stinkin’ day, right? You know…just in case you miss me or something).

Or maybe this one (for those of you who don’t like riddles).

Or, just for a general round of excuses, this one might do.

Suffice it to say that, in my current state, putting together 100% thrifted outfits sort of takes a backseat to—I don’t know—naps.

Still, I don’t want you guys to think I’ve abandoned you altogether, so, wonder of wonder, miracle of miracles, I’m writing a post for you today, AND I’ve scheduled several posts for the rest of the week.

Will the outfits be in chronological order?

Um, no.


Probably not.

But they will be posted.

So, there.

Okay, so moving on.

You see that pretty pink envelope purse I’m carrying?

Well, I got to take her for a test run on a date night with the hubby to hear Bill Cosby (who is 74 and still waaaaaay funnier than practically anybody else half his age).

And you know what?

She passed with flying colors.

I’m not usually a pink purse kinda girl.

But when the nice folks at Fashion to Figure contacted me about trying out one of their products, I took a look through their accessories (since the clothing is geared toward plus sizes) and immediately swooned over the rich color and fun shape of their envelope bag.

I can’t speak to the durability since I’ve only carried it twice so far.

My impression would be that it’s best for date night outings when all you need to throw in your bag is a phone, some breath mints, a tube of lip gloss and maybe a book (all of which I managed to fit in mine with room to spare).

It’s comes with both a wrist-strap and a longer, adjustable strap, which allows you to wear it on your shoulder (like I’m doing in pic #2) or across your body.

The stitching appears to be sturdy, and there’s a pocket for small items inside as well as a zippered pocket (the zipper unzips smoothly) on the back.

So far, I love my new bag!

It’s the perfect color for spring, and the simple lines and minimal embellishments make it easy to pair with everything from a layered boho look (like I have on here) to a more polished evening look or even a business suit!

Be sure to check it out if you’re in the market for a fun new lightweight bag!

I’ve already gotten compliments on mine!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012



Top: Mossimo/GW ($3) Shorts: Forever 21/GW ($4), Shoes: Mia/Goodwill ($3)

TOTAL: $10

There are plenty of things I could say about my recent AWOL behavior.

But I really think I’ll just skip ‘em today.

Hope that’s okay with you guys.

Let’s talk for a moment, though, about this outfit.

A bit bare, yes?

(Thankfully not in the nudist sense).

Why I thought it would be a good idea to wear white shorts with a patterned top and neutral wedges when I love accessories (I’m not even wearing EARRINGS…gasp!) is completely beyond me.

But just for fun, let’s play a little round of, “What if?”

What if I had actually accessorized my windblown ensemble here (that last pic expresses my real opinion of the wind and its meddling self).

What would/should I have added?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Thrifter at Anthropologie


Giraffe tee: ?/Goodwill ($2), Cardi: Papaya/GW($4), Jeans: Abercrombie/GW ($5), Belt: GW ($1), Wedges: ?/GW ($3), Bag: Fossil/GW ($4)

TOTAL: $19

Hey guys!

Remember me?

I’m that girl who likes to get dressed in 100% thrifted outfits (although, I must say that I should probably clear up the issue of undergarments, which are most decidedly bought NEW at a variety of respectable retail stores).

If you’re still a little fuzzy, I’m also that girl who likes to apologize for not being around much lately in the last, oh, three months.

Aaaaah…I see it’s all starting to come back to you.

So, this is the most shameful stunt of no outfit posting that I’ve pulled yet, and I’m abjectly begging for your forgiveness and trying to pacify you with a) a post, and b) the prospect of a chance to vote on fashion, which, in my experience, seems to be a fun thing.


Yeah. I wore this outfit on an outing to Anthropologie and couldn’t help cracking up as I meandered through a store with price-tags that sported numbers like $254 (!!!!) and $168—all while wearing an outfit whose 5 separate pieces added to less than $20!

I’m pretty sure they would have tossed me out on my ear if they’d known.

Good thing I didn’t leave my Goodwill tags on.

Because, shockingly enough, I managed to avoid getting thrown out long enough to actually buy something (my first real Anthro clothing-something ever).

And I’m having a “Grifted or Grifted” poll over at Five days…5 ways to so you guys can vote which dress I bought between two that my husband declared his favorites. EVER.

Go check it out, vote, and let me know how much you think the cheapest clothes-buyer possibly on the planet paid for the dress she chose!


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