Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New Day Cleveland:Thrifting Shoes

Last week, New Day Cleveland aired a segment we filmed at Goodwill in Middleburg Heights in which we talked about thrifting shoes and how to clean them. To clean, spray lysol or use clorox wipes to disinfect the shoe. Always check the bottom of the shoe for wear and tear, don't waste your money on a pair of beat up shoes - even if they do cost only a few dollars.  Another tip I didn't mention in the clip is to take a pair of socks or throwaway socks with you to the thrift store so you can try on with ease. Think of thrifting shoes like being at the bowling alley!

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Thrift Store Finds: Navy & Green

Pantone may have declared marsala color of the year, but over here on Dina's Days navy wins the prize. My attraction to everything navy, green, and tan lately has caused me to put a few of my thrifted purchases on heavy rotation.

The Thrifty Details
Purse | Target brand from Goodwill | $3
Tartan Scarf | Village Discount Outlet | $1
Printed Scarf | Village Discount Outlet | $2
Sweater | Gap | Village Discount Outlet | $5

Friday, December 12, 2014

I Woke Up to This: A Journey Through My Four Alarms

Those who know me personally are familiar with my struggle to wake up in the morning. If you want to talk about the struggle being real, this is it folks. I try to go to bed early and have four alarms set to go off at full volume in the morning. Traditional alarm sounds stopped working for me a long time ago, so now I must strategically set my alarms to specific songs on my iPhone, which must be changed every month or so to keep the routine fresh. To share my struggle, I introduce a new series on Dina's Days called I Woke Up to This: A Journey Through my Four Alarms. Through this series, I will share the songs I sleep through wake up to every morning. Who knows, you just may discover your new favorite song through my morning struggle.

This month, I've been attempting to wake up to:
The Tokens: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Ditty: Paperboy

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sequins & Gingham

I found this $4 skirt at the Goodwill in Wadsworth on a whim. I was driving in a terrible storm tired, hungry, and my phone's battery was dead. Despite all of these signs to keep on trucking home, I knew it would be my only opportunity to shop at this location in a while, so I made the brave decision to stop in. I'm so glad I did! I knew this skirt would come in handy around the holidays, especially New Year's Eve. There’s something about sequins and plaid or gingham that work well together. The contrast in the textures and patterns balance each other out, especial if there’s a common color theme. 

Outfit details:
Skirt | H&M | Goodwill Wadsworth | $4
Shirt | JCrew| Goodwill on State Rd | $4
Shoes | Goodwill Waterloo | $2

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Photo Recreation with

I know I'm not the only one who's spent ridiculous amounts of time scrolling through hilarious photo recreations online. We all have those horrifying photos that resurface on Throwback Thursdays just to make us wonder what we were thinking to ever take part in such regrettable acts. asked if I'd be interested in recreating a holiday photo from my past donning one of thier amazing holiday sweaters. Since we didn't celebrate Christmas growing up, our family photo albums are lacking those jovial matching holiday sweater photos. Instead, I decided to take on this photo recreation challenge by using one of the most embarrassing pictures my sister and I took - just because - at Wal-Mart in the early 2000s.

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I'm wearing the "Let Me Take an #Elfie" jumper and Nari is wearing the Ruby Reindeer Christmas jumper. Though we look pretty silly staring off into space, these sweaters are super comfy and cozy and I must admit I've worn this several times already and it's not even Christmas.

Our recreation photo doesn't really compare to some of these, but it sure was fun. Thank you, for the sweaters and for not judging our decision to pose for this photo to begin with. There are so many awesome sweaters to choose from, check them out!