Friday, April 25, 2014

Haul | Goodwill & Thrift Store

Hey guys!

It's a rainy, windy, grey day so I thought I'd share with you some pretty things I picked up the other day from Goodwill and "The Thrift Store."  I love looking through all the old junk and finding things that I really like. It's the same with garage sales; I can't wait until they start popping up over the warmer months!

Please excuse the laundry hamper in the background haha!

While I was in Goodwill I saw these mugs that match the two I already have, except mine are black. I like when you have somewhat mismatched dishes; I think it gives your set character. 
Matchy-matchy can get boring.

This mug I just thought was pretty, I love daisies!

 When I saw this mug I had a bit of a sentimental moment. I recognized the pattern and remembered my Grammy used to have dishes with this pattern on them! She's since got new ones, but isn't it nice when you see something from your childhood that you'd forgotten about? Even just simple, little things :)

I also picked up this cute little vase/jar and got some pretty spring flowers to fill it.

 I'm not entirely sure what this thing is meant for, it about the size of a coaster, but I thought it was pretty and it was only 99 cents; you can't beat that! I might just keep it on my desk as a decorative little treasure..or maybe I'll find an actual use for it. Do you know what it is? Let me know!

I like buying book second hand as well. Here are a couple that I picked up.

No idea who this author is, but I'm a sucker for cheesy chick-lit, romantic type novels haha. 

I remember seeing the First Wives Club movie and thinking it was really funny, so when I saw the book I had to grab it!

This book caught my eye. I find language really interesting, and often wonder where some sayings come from. This book seemed like a perfect choice!

Well that's all I picked up this time. Do you love thrift shopping as much as I do?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring/Summer Look-book!

Hey guys!

As mentioned, here is my spring/summer look-book! I'm so excited that spring is finally here; I want sunshine and lemonade and garage sales and strolls through the parks. Here are some outfits I'll potentially be wearing during those springtime activities!

 This one is just a comfy, slouchy, casual look.
Tank: American Apparel
Bralette: American Apparel
Shorts: Gap
Shoes: Le Chateaux

 Another casual summer look.
Bodysuit: American Apparel
Shorts: American Apparel
Sandals: American Eagle for Payless

 My 90's look haha. 
Crop tank: American Apparel
Jeans: American Apparel
Shoes: from Hautelook..Can't make out the brand :(

 This could be casual with flats/sandals or a bit more chic with heels.

Top: Dynamite
Shorts: Garage
Shoes: Fioni for Payless

I've had these jeans for a few years and I love them..they came pre-distressed, but I feel that I've added some of my own character haha.
Top: Garage
Crop Tank: American Apparel
Jeans: Bluenotes
Shoes: Aldo 
(These are refered to by friends as my Genie shoes. They are gold, sparkly and wonderful.)

I love this shirt, I got it two years ago. It's a peplum style top, but I just tucked it into the skirt.
Top: Walmart!
Skirt: American Apparel
Sandals: American Eagle for Payless

 I'm loving this colour this year! 
Dress: Walmart
Belt: American Apparel
Shoes: Le Chateux

 Serious face alert.. haha! I like the fitted mini skirt with a baggier T. And dogs wearing sunglasses are totally "in" this year I'll have you know ;)
Jacket: Dynamite
Top: American Apparel
Skirt: American Apparel
Shoes: Montegobay Club for Payless

 What a lady I am! This sweater is so soft and comfy. If I attended tea parties, this might be my outfit for them.
Cropped Sweater: Forever 21
Skirt: American Apparel
Shoes: Fioni for Payless
Necklace: Vintage, a gift from my sister :)

 I wore this outfit one day last year, probably in September and I loved it so much I recreated it this year :)
Lace Collared Top: I can't remember, and I don't recognize the brand name (UK 2 LA) .. 
Does that ever happen to you? Lol!
Tank Top: H&M (in London!)
Pants: Gap
Belt: Came with a dress I bought at Debenhams in Northampton, UK (I'm so well travelled..)
Shoes: Miz Mooz from Balisi in Toronto.

This is by far one of my favourite shirts. Bambi! It's so cute and soft and lovely. Also getting tired of posing :P
Top: Primark
Jeans: Sirens, or somewhere cheap like that. 
Shoes: Urban Planet?

Layers. It's a thing.
Crop Top: New Look (in Stratford upon Avon I think. ..Can I just go back to England please?)
Crochet Vest: It was my mom's, she probably got it from a thrift shop:)
Jeans: American Apparel
Sandals: Urban Planet

Hope you enjoyed these outfits! Which is your favourite/least favourite? 
A couple things I've noticed about myself: I need to accessorize more, I don't like spending money on shoes, I own a lot of American Apparel clothing. Perks of the job I guess.. though detrimental to my wallet.

Here's a couple extras/bloopers! Because taking pictures of yourself can get boring. You've gotta keep yourself entertained right?

I'm so sassy.

What is my life?

Do you ever just stop and think about if other people are as weird when they're alone as you are? 
Please tell me that you are ..and then we can be friends!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Haul | Cute dresses from Walmart?

Hey guys!

Don't you love when you find something that's cute AND cheap? I know I do.

I was in Walmart a couple weeks ago to buy some new headphones, and I thought I'd just take a peak in the women's clothing section. Last summer I managed to find a couple pieces that I actually really liked and this spring is no different!

First up I found this peach-y floral dress with a cut-out back..

It's very comfortable and I love the back. I'll wear it whilst I go frolicking through the city this spring/summer.

Secondly I got this red-orange dress, which is my favourite of the two..

I think it's "fiery" and makes me want to go dancing haha! I don't like super fitted dresses and this one flares out so nicely. Again it's very comfortable, it's basically a big, slightly fancier tank top. And people will look at you and think, "Oh, look at her. She's so put together and dapper looking in that probably expensive, fiery dress." At least that's what I'm hoping for ;) You could definitely pop a belt on with this as well, it would look great! I also think it pairs wonderfully with the remnants of my Cuba tan.

Shoes are from Payless.

Each of these dresses was only $12. Yes, I said $12, you can't beat it! Walmart has definitely got a few gems if you're willing to look.

I'm thinking of putting together a spring/summer look book-type outfit post, so stay tuned for that!

Just for you my friends. How can you bear it?

**Again, sorry for the poor quality! It was a grey, yucky day and I'm still using my old point and shoot camera..on a timer (I'm such an independent woman). I'm trying to learn to use the boyfriends fancy-shmancy camera he got for Christmas, so hopefully that goes well :) **