Stripes and Stripes

23 Apr 2012 Permalink

Horizontal stripes used to scare me.  They used to be a big “no-no”…but these days, I can’t get enough.  So here we have a little mix and match stripe action to help tame my stripe craving.

Still wanting more stripes in your life?  Head over to Jessica’s Stripe Challenge to see 96(!!!) bloggers showcasing their lines.

sweater – Loft // shirt,skirt, chain necklaces – thrifted // crescent necklace – c/o Oasap // shoes – Payless

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Reason #30

19 Apr 2012 Permalink

I’ve never bought anything from J.Crew.  Not because their clothing isn’t cute or anything – it totally is…it’s because I can’t see myself spending $60 or more on a sweater (I’m way past that stage in my life…I like my paycheck, thank you, even if it’s only a teacher’s salary).

This sweater I’m wearing…J. Crew.  Featherweight cotton.  Neon Green.  Thrifted.

sweater, pants, necklace – thrifted / bag – Forever 21 / shoes – Payless

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Floppy Hat DIY

04 Apr 2012 Permalink

I don’t remember where I saw it, but I saw an image of a floppy beach hat with bright trim…and then the following day I came across this basic hat at Target‘s Dollar Spot (for $2.50) and a quick diy was born…

Supplies need: floppy hat, large bowl, bag from dry cleaning, rubber glove, spray paint in color of choice, and tape.

Put the large bowl into the dry cleaning bag and tape bag so that it doesn’t slide around.

Position bowl over the hat.

Spray paint.  (Note…it’s probably best to do this on a flat surface.  Grass = not flat = some paint out of the lines…arg!)

Let dry.

I’m pretty sure that Target had this hat in at least two other shades…might have to head back there soon.  A fair skinned gal can never have enough sun protection in the summer time!


Spring Break Stripes

30 Mar 2012 Permalink

I’ve been on spring break this week.  Between thrift store trips, cleaning house (closets specifically…donated 9 garbage bags of clothes!), diy projects, and soaking up as much quality time with the kids as possible…it has been one busy, but productive week!

shirt – Loft / jeans (Old Navy) – thrifted / necklaces – thrifted & Forever 21 / shoes – Naturalizer & diy

20 pound babies come in handy…he thinks we’re playing airplane, but really mama is getting in a little arm workout.

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