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6 Month Thrifting Update: Favorites

21 Jun

When it comes to my thrifting fun, I still make mistakes. Many times I get so excited to see something fabulous that I don’t stop to think about whether it would actually play nice with the rest of my wardrobe. Or my figure. Luckily, at thrift prices it’s not a big deal when I make a mistake. Typically, I will either resell the item or just re-donate it so the next thrifterella can enjoy it.

Instead of focusing on my thrifting mistakes, I thought it would be fun to pick out my top winners over the last 6 months! You can find all my thrifting posts here: Thrifting Fun.

I went through all my posts from January to June and picked out my 6 favorites:

Dr. Scholls Glendale Wedge Sandals, $7.99
Thrifted in February

I picked these cute wedge sandals up on a February thrifting trip and then packed them away until the weather warmed up. I really like that the toe strap and ankle strap are a mix of braided fabric and leather. The wedge heel is also relatively low, which makes the sandals pretty comfy to wear to work.

Coldwater Creek wrap dress, $4.90
Thrifted in March

I couldn’t resist buying this wrap dress in March because it fit really well and was under $5! It originally had a stupid fake ribbon belt on one side, but I snipped it off as soon as I got it home. It is a little longer than I thought I wanted, but now that I’ve worn it to work a few times I decided I like the length. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: you can’t go wrong with a pattered wrap dress. With just one item, you suddenly look like you put in a bit of effort!

Eci dress, $13.40
Thrifted in March (Spring Break)

I love the fun green pattern on this dress! I’ve worn it with tights and booties when it was still cold outside and I’ve also styled it with sandals earlier this month. This dress is why I love thrifting – it’s perfect for work, looks professional and pretty, and it only cost $13.40!

Loft Snow Leopard print car coat, $16.75
Thrifted in March (Spring Break)

I thrifted this adorable jacket over Spring Break… and then it totally snowed so that I was able to wear it! I LOVE this coat! It is probably my favorite find of 2018 so far because of its sassy snow leopard pattern and grown-up shape. As soon as it gets cold again, I’ll be putting this back into rotation. It looks equally cute with skinny jeans and boots and it does with a dress!

Tahari Wave Patent Leather sandals, $8
Thrifted in April

I bought these Tahari patent leather sandals in April, but I’ve already worn them a bunch of times. They are super comfortable with the gladiator straps and no heel. The patent leather shine makes them look a little fancy, so I’ve worn them to work a few times with dresses and skirts. I also randomly walked almost 3 miles in them last week when I decided to go exploring for lunch… with no blisters!

Zella Training Jacket, $6.99
Thrifted in May

I’m surprised that I don’t have a photo of me wearing this zip-up, because I’ve been bringing it with me non-stop to chilly restaurants. I’ve mostly been throwing it on over a t-shirt and jeans, or a t-shirt and jean shorts. It’s been getting lots of wear and I especially like the thumb-holes. When thrifting… don’t forget to check the active wear section!

Have you had any super thrifting winners over the past few months?

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Date Night Fun: Def Leppard, Journey and Gambling

20 Jun

Oh my gosh you guys, we had such a fantastically fun weekend! Def Leppard and Journey are currently on tour, so on a whim I decided to buy tickets for when they came to Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD. When I told my husband about our Rocking date, we joked that he’d totally have to wear some acid-washed jeans and a bandana…

As it was, the crowd watching was FANTASTIC!

Def Leppard and Journey are co-headlining the tour… so they are taking turns going first or second on each tour night. On Saturday, Journey went first:

They were pretty awesome for their 90-minute set and then there was a 30-minute break (complete with timed countdown) until Def Leppard took the stage. I have to say, I love the ‘old people’ concerts and their attention to promptness!

Def Leppard was also incredibly awesome and both my husband and I were singing along with smiles on our faces most of the night! I had checked out their song list online before we went, so as soon as they finished Pour Some Sugar on Me, I knew they only had two songs left… so we ran out before the crowd to get to our car.

When we went to a nearby casino a month or so ago, I signed up for a new member card that had a special deal where they would give you back the money you lost on that first day (up to something like $200). So, the day after, I received an email saying I had a $75 promotion waiting for me! Since my parents were watching Jack for the concert, we figured it would be the perfect time to add on the gambling promotion to our night.

I have one particular group of machines that I like, so Travis and I sat down and had soooo much fun playing the slots. I would put $10 in from my promo card and then as soon as it grew to $30 I would cash out. Then, I did it again! The third $10 didn’t go so well, but then I came back. All in all, we left with winnings of $83, which wasn’t too shabby.

We didn’t go to bed until 3am (I know… insane for us!) and we slept in. From there, we basically had just enough time to have coffee and showers, before leaving to do Travis’ final suit fitting appointment at Indochino (full blog post coming soon).

We stopped by Duck Donuts for a little Father’s Day morning treat too:

Later that night, we took my parent’s to dinner for a little more Father’s Day celebrating. All in all, it was a super fantastic ROCKING weekend and I kind of wish I could go back and do it all over again!

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Jack’s Last Day of Kindergarten

18 Jun

In order for you to really experience this with me, you need to read this: The Story of Jack

And look at this:

Okay, everyone is in the right set of mind now.

Here is Jack on his first day of kindergarten vs his last day of kindergarten:

And now I have a first grader.


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Reviewing FabFitFun: The Summer 2018 Box Reveal

14 Jun

When I shared the spoilers for this quarter’s FabFitFun box, I knew it was looking to be a good one… but OHMYGOSH it is so good!

Before we get into the goodies, here is a quick overview of FabFitFun:

Here’s the Summer 2018 box:

Here’s what’s inside:

Yumi Kim Makeup Train Case, retail $58
Summer & Rose Beach Towel, retail $55
I love a good travel makeup case! I have a work conference coming up at the end of the month, a few trips down to Ocean City this summer, and a fantastic wedding cruise for my sister’s wedding in December. This train case is perfect – it has a separate upper compartment for makeup brushes that will also be great for my toothbrush and mini toothpaste. The bottom compartment is nice and roomy for everything else. This came in two color options and I picked the navy blue with the patterned inside. SO CUTE!

I paid an extra $10 to add the second option of the Summer & Rose towel to my box and I’m really glad that I did. This oversized microfiber towel is super soft and really nice and thin, so it can easily be rolled up and shoved in a beach bag. We used it over the weekend at a pool party and I like it so much that I wish I had two more so we could ALL use one!

Tarte tarteist PRO to go palette and Sex Kitten Liquid liner, retail $43
I’m pretty boring with my makeup and don’t really mix it up much. However, this palette has really pretty eyeshadow colors so I’m going to keep it to play with it. I’ve already started adding the light gold to my normal eye shadow look. I’m also planning to try out the liquid liner to see if I can finally figure out that cat eye thing.

ELEMIS Papaya Enzyme Peel, retail $45
I love a good face product, so I’m excited to try out this enzyme peel. You apply it for 10 minutes and the non-abrasive fruit enzymes work to leave skin soft, revitalized and radiant. Sounds good to me!

Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator, retail $29
I’ve used this exfoliating cleanser before and I really like it. I’m glad to have a refill available for when mine runs out!

ERTH TU Y YO ring, retail $55
Pier 1 Imports Marble Ring Dish, retail $14.99
This 14k gold-plated ring features two naturally cultured freshwater pearls set in a classic and modern design. I picked this one over a body scrub and aromatherapy muscle gel, but now that I’ve received it, I don’t really like it on me. Eh.

I love a good jewelry storage dish and this one is really pretty with the marble finish and gold trim. I put this on my nightstand to hold some tums (I often wake up in the middle of the night and need one), but it’s only a matter of time before Jack steals it to show off his latest Lego minifigure creation…

FOREO LUNA fofo, retail $89
The Foreo Luna fofo was actually launched in this FabFitFun box, so we are the first people to get to try it out! It uses Bluetooth technology and skin sensors to create a personalized profile for the fofo. Basically, you wet your face and add cleanser, then run the fofo over your face. It vibrates and the silicone points clean your face. It has an app that goes with it that was having some buggy problems, so I’m waiting a week or so before I start trying to use it with the app!

COOLA Face Sport SPF 50 White Tea Moisturizer, retail $32
This SPF doubles as a face moisturizer, so it’s perfect for summertime use. It is also made with 70% organic ingredients, so that’s pretty great.

Overall Thoughts
This may be my favorite box out of all the FabFitFun boxes… but I’ve probably said that before. I love the variety of items in the box and I’m most excited about the microfiber towel, train case, and fofo. The total value of everything in my Summer FabFitFun box is $421. I did pay the extra $10 to get the train case AND the towel, but it was totally worth the tenner!

What is your favorite item from the Summer FabFitFun box?


Do you want to try out the FabFitFun box? I have a special code that will give you $10 off your first box, just use this link.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post and FabFitFun did not pay for me to review their products on my blog. If you decide that you would like to sign up for your own subscription and use my link, I will receive referral credits on my account and you will receive $10 off your first box.

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