An Old Story

Friday, November 28, 2014

Make, Thrift, Buy: Christmas Gift Guide

Shopping guides are a plentiful this time of year, so why not have one from me? I put my own spin on it by showing you something you can buy, something you make, and my favorite, something you can thrift! Read on to get some helpful suggestions this holiday season...

For the guys in your family:
BUY - A movie! // THRIFT - A mug because according to a 2012 survey conducted by hipsters, thrift stores are the #1 realtor of mugs. // MAKE - A mixtape. Express your feelings through music, even your angry feelings toward your brother. ;) 
For the ladies in your family:
BUY - A cozy sweater. It's like getting a warm hug from you every time they wear it. // THRIFT - Stationary. This is a great reminder for them that they need to write you more often. // MAKE - A real live photo album filled with your favorite photo ops.
For your best friends:
BUY - Tickets to a concert or another show you've been dying to see together. // THRIFT - Something you can do together like a board game or a card game. // MAKE - A calendar with all the important dates you're supposed to hang out already penciled in.
For a kid:
BUY - Candy. Everybody loves candy, especially kids! // THRIFT - A puzzle. Be mindful of how many pieces it has and who the recipient is. 1000 pieces for a 3 year old might ensue chaos! // MAKE - Stickers! They're easier than you think to make and kids go crazy for them (and so do some adults. ;) ) 
Last minute for anyone:
BUY - A gift card. Or cash. But a gift card looks fancier. // THRIFT - A book. Something light and non-fiction should be alright.  // MAKE - If you're in a dash, whip up a dessert. If you know who this last minute gift is going to, try to be cautious of diet restrictions they might have. 
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tough Stuff

I wish I could take all the kick-butt vibes from this outfit and apply it to my current situation. At the moment, I'm in the middle of carrying on an annual Thanksgiving tradition that I started a few years back and that is to be sick. It could be food poisoning, new medication that I'm on, or I did something terrible in a past life and it's catching up to me now.

This GIF basically sums up my life right now:
(My Worst Thanksgiving - The Sheldon Show - YouTube)
Outfit details:
Leopard print dress - $7 (thrifted)
Moto jacket - c/o monroeandmain.com
Green tights - $2 (thrifted new)
Scarf - $1 (Dollar Tree, old)
Booties - $15 (K-Mart, old)
Pork Pie Hat - paid w/ gift card (asos.com)
Vintage Prince pin - .50 cents (antique store)

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Tangled Up In Blue

Everytime I look at that first photo of this set, I get major Carly Rae Jepsen vibes. Anyone else? This outfit is actually from almost two months ago. Yikes! But you'd probably never know it unless I told you. Time sure has flown by since then!

However, this weekend seemed to move at a snails pace. Heavy rain kept me indoors (as does everything) and I caught up on a lot of jewelry making. You best believe my Etsy shop got an update! Too much time on my hands also got the best of me on Sunday night when my sister had the bright idea to do my hair. If you've ever wanted to know what I look like with straight here, click on through to my instagram. Hopefully your weekend was more eventful than mine. ;)
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Outfit details:
Blazer - $7 (thrifted)

Blouse - from my bff Lyndsey
White pants - $10 (outlet store)
Heels - $2 (thrifted)
Necklaces - $1 each (discount store)
Lipstick - Purty Persimmon by Wet'n'Wild


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