Thrifty Thursday~ My Thrift Store Haul this Week
How I Scored $345 Worth of Designer Duds for ONLY $85!
Heading out to my thrift store haul this week, I had one agenda…ME! One hour later mission accomplished as I walked out of my local Uptown Cheapskate thrift store with $40 worth of designer duds for yours truly for only $85!
I had set out to grab some fall wardrobe essentials for myself. My closet in desperate need of some refreshing as we switch seasons. So off to Uptown Cheapskate thrift store (or resale store as they prefer to be called) I went. I don’t often venture that way unless it’s the time of the year to clean out closets. Where I take a bounty with me to trade in or I’m on a specific mission like I was that day. But, I needed trendier, closet goodies that I knew they would have versus other thrift stores in the area.
It’s hit or miss at Uptown Cheapskate, I sometimes hit the jackpot and sometimes wah wah, goose egg. But yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised I walked out of there with $340 Worth of Designer Duds for only $85!
Here is a breakdown of my goodies!
Have you ventured into your local resale or thrift store lately, if so what was your greatest score?Send me a pic.. I’d love to know in comments and feature on facebook!
Only 3 Days left to Shop the Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale!
With only 3 days left for one of the most beloved & iconic yearly sales, shoppers everywhere are scrambling to get those last few deals!
I have put together a few of my favorite Last Minute Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale deals for you to grab before they are gone!
My Top Picks from the Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale!
Who doesn’t love Gold, Sex and Chocolate? Put those together with a cult classic brand like “Too Faced” and you have this awesome Beauty Exclusive deal! a $92 value for only $49! Grab it HERE
Here is a wardrobe staple for this fall! A classic Blardigan or “Cocoon Sweater.” This cozy gem is marked down to $49 from $69
How often do Uggs go on sale…NEVER! And with a bow these cuties are reduced for the Anniversary sale down to $124
I’m thinking my kiddos might think mom is just a little cooler if I wore this awesome moto-jacket with removable hood! From $98 reduced to $64!
Are you a planner like I am? This adorable 17 month planner is only $19.99 and it gets us!…”I really need a day between Saturday and Sunday?”
All Kendra Scott Jewelry is on sale!! Need I say more? Here are a few examples!
Have you taken advantage of the Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale yet? What goodies did you find? Let me know in comments!
Amazon’s New Clothing Line Plumberry
If you haven’t noticed Amazon is taking over the world, no really. People everywhere are smacking themselves for not buying Amazon stock a decade ago, but it is what it is. One of their latest “take-overs” Oh I meant ventures 😉 is in the clothing industry. If your a regular “wine & primer” you have noticed an influx of Amazon “our brands” in almost every category. This includes fashion, and I must admit their selection while slim ( at the time of publication amazon only had 77 plumberry clothing items available for women.) The women’s Plumberry clothing selections are adorable and trendy. Here are a few examples of Plumberry…
When first “wining & priming” I was pleasantly surprised to find that plumberry was affordably priced, blouses starting at $12.99. I was hesitant, because even the most experienced “primer” has been burned by “great deals.” Deals that are delivered small enough for your toddler or fabric so thin you wonder if they mistook you for a “Cinnamon or Diamond.”
I decided to give it a go and order a Plumberry item. What did I have to lose, Amazon has a great return policy and of the countless things I have returned over the years I have yet to have a problem (knock on wood.) I chose the Women’s Popover Off the ShouldRomper as seen here…
I read the reviews and after going off several other women’s advice and their size chart AND knowing I’m vertically challenged with a wonky torso, I went with the Medium. In the hopes of by the time it got here I would be five pounds lighter. This is what I got…
The Plumberry Verdict
Finally a romper that didn’t make me look like a oompa loompa! The fabric was thicker than I had hoped for, the pom pom detail on the shorts were adorable and my “wonky” torso didn’t look so wonky. The inseam could have been one inch shorter, but at 5’3″ all of my clothes could stand to be taken up.
Since writing this I have washed the romper twice, in the machine and dried in a dryer (yes control your gasps) and it is as good as new! I am happy with Plumberry and will be ordering from Amazon again!
Have you ordered Plumberry from Amazon? What we’re your thoughts? Shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
EXCITING NEW BLOG ANNOUNCEMENT!
If you are my friend or family member you know I eat, breath, and sleep loft. I recently introduced my bff to their outlet. I was ahast she had never been. I proceeded to haul her butt in there before her trip and she ended up spending more than I ever have… She’s my shopping hero! #goals!
What’s the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT?
So, If you haven’t guessed by now, my big announcement is that I’m teaming up with LOFT as an affiliate! EEEKK! I’m so excited to be bringing my readers their promos, sales and awesome new looks so stay tuned for more awesome LOFT!
If you’re not familiar with LOFT or need a wardrobe refresh click on the Link below and check out their Summer Line in stores now! I’m totally diggin’ the “Sea” sweater! What’s your fav?… PS They are having an awesome sale right now! Check it out…
Embroidered Fashion~The Classic Summer Trend
Embroidery dates as far back as the–3rd century BC as a form of artwork. Anywhere you look today this beautiful yet delicate form of art is present, from home goods like pillows and textiles to pieces of art on exhibit. Today’s fashion is no exception. Embroidery is showing up on clothing everywhere, from shirts, to dresses. Embroidery on clothing is one of this year’s hottest trends. The trend doesn’t look like it is going anywhere soon!
I grew up in a border town, and was fortunate to have hand stitched Mexican dresses available everywhere. I now dress my daughter in the adorable little smocks as you can see here. At the time I hated them, because I just wanted to look like the other kids. I dress my daughter in them. Trying to maintain any semblance of innocence in her. Plus, they are easy, adorable and cool in the hot summer months.
I’ve gone ahead and rounded up some cute and affordable clothing with embroidery options for you via Jane.com.
Best Dressed Mamas at the Met Gala
The biggest fashion event of the year the annual Met Gala was last night and every Hollywood celeb was dripping in opulence. The theme for this year’s Met Gala was Heavenly Bodies; Fashion and The Catholic Imagination…
Monogrammed Shirts, Hats, Jewelry, Oh My!
I love a Monogram… I will monogram anything that sits still long enough. The Monogram dates back to Ancient Greece. Who knows, maybe in a past life I was a Grecian Goddess. A girl can dream can’t she?…