Monday, December 5, 2016

Metallic Magnets

This DIY is a Pinterest staple. I've seen it pinned repeatedly for the last several years. Since I'm always short on magnets on our fridge and I had this this metallic spray paint left over from two recent projects, I thought I'd give it a shot.  To do this, simply spray the magnets and let them dry overnight or for several hours before you use them. I bought my magnets at Walmart but here's an awesome deal on a pack of 72 magnetic letters and numbers. It's such a fun project! I love the way they look on our fridge.

Tartan Umbrella

Treasure hunting is finding a vintage tartan umbrella tucked away with the canes and walkers. One of the most common thrift tips I share at my workshops is to check all sections. You never know what could be misplaced or simply has potential to be something else. I've scored some of my favorite cozy sweaters from the men's section and made a little boy's plaid shirt my own.

If you're looking for tartan print, the thrift store is the place to be. Since this is such a classic and timeless print, you can always count on finding it secondhand, in many shapes and forms. I've accumulated quite the collection of secondhand tartan, including shirts, scarves, skirts, and more.

Coat: thrifted at Goodwill in North Olmsted for $8.
Jeans: Express, sale $20.
Scarf: thrifted at Goodwill on Waterloo for $1.
Sweater: my husband's.
Umbrella: thrifted at Goodwill in Lakemore for $2

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Weekend & Travel Uniform


 You can count me in for anything that falls under both fashionable and practical.  That's why thrifting a scarf is November's #12MonthsofThrifting prompt. However, we're not just talking about any scarf here, we're talking about bold, colorful, or printed scarves. Of course, I encourage you to thrift a solid black scarf because that's an everyday essential, but including a printed or colorful scarf in your wardrobe will elevate a simple outfit and make getting ready in the morning easy as pie. Some of my favorite scarves include plaid, hot pink, rust orange, and leopard print. I can easily throw any of these on with both casual and work outfits in place of a necklace or earrings.


Anytime I'm on the hunt for a scarf, I always check Goodwill first. This leopard print scarf was only $1 after my 20% coupon. This outfit featured here is my go-to travel and thrifting outfit because it's comfy and trendy. I also wear this scarf with dresses at work. Next time you're thrifting, look for pashmina, flannel, wool, cashmere, blanket, and even silk scarves. There are hundreds of tutorials online for creative ways to wear your scarves so be sure to check one out. Wearing your scarves a different way each time will feel like you're wearing a brand new outfit!

 Scarf - Goodwill $1
Jacket - Goodwill $3
Leggings - Target $10
Shirt - Target $15
Nike's - purchased in Barcelona, Spain (shop exact here)
Bag - Market in Barcelona, Spain

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thriftspired by: Olivia Palemro's Olive Pants

I love seeking everyday, wearable outfits inspired by my favorite celebrity style crushes. It's fun to challenge myself to find the pieces at the thrift store and mix them with pieces I already own.  It's a great way to stay focused and have a specific purpose when you're shopping secondhand. The easiest way to do this is to bookmark your favorite looks and then head to the thrift store to try to replicate them. Having a game plan prevents you from walking around aimlessly at the thrift store. I bought these olive pants from Old Navy this fall knowing they'd be an incredibly versatile piece, and they did not disappoint! To replicate Olivia Palermo's outfit, I paired the olive pants with a thrifted sweater and thrifted shoes. Comfy and easy!

Pants: $24 on sale, Old Navy (shop exact, I also own ruby plum color, which I love!)
Sweater: $4 thrifted from Goodwill on State Road
Shoes: $2 thrifted from Goodwill on State Road
Bag: c/o sold out, but here's a link to the exact bag. 

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday: In My Amazon Cart

Forget Black Friday, Cyber Monday is the place to be. Shopping without a list online can be dangerous and overwhelming (been there many times) so I revisited my Amazon Wishlist to make sure I'm staying on track.  Don't forget, if you're going to be shopping on Amazon this holiday season, consider adding a charity to your account through Amazon Smile. It takes a couple of minutes to set up and you can search for your favorite organization to receive a small percentage of your purchase. Not all organizations participate in the program, but it's worth searching for! Here's a peek at some of the things on my wishlist: