An Old Story

Friday, December 19, 2014

Big Girl Pants

This is the kind of week that called for wearing big girl pants. They came in handy for all the important phone calls I made, appointments I went to, and general adulting. Woo, I'm beat!

Outfit details:
Black top - paid w/ gift card (, old)
Blazer - $1 (thrifted)
Pants - $1 (thrifted)
Glitter flats - $12 (Wal-Mart)
Necklaces - >$5 (


For some good reads, check out the latest link round-up from IFB below the jump!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Battle Of The Brands: Twice vs. ThredUp

Today, two well known web consignment stores go head-to-head in a battle to be my favorite online thrift store. In competition are Twice vs. ThredUp. Watch the brands duel it out in my newest video or check out all the vital stats below. Either way, you're getting quite a show!

Twice stats: (ordered a shirt for $2.93 total)

  • Item arrived quickly (within days) and shipping was fairly cheap starting at $4.99 for the first item.
  • They won me over with their "Give $10, Get $10" referral program.
  • Oodle and oodles of discount codes. My fave was getting 50% for downloading their mobile app!
  • Most of the items were displayed on mannequins. Very visually appealing to my eyes!
  • They took the time to measure their garments which is hugely important when buying online.
  • Prices are same as competitor but they take higher end brands so you get more bang for your buck.

ThredUp stats: (ordered a pair of pants for $2.99 total)

  • I liked the "Give $10, Get $10" referral code program! And nothing else..
  • I had to e-mail in order to get my $10 credit. It should of been a given! 
  • Shipping was inexpensive starting at $2.99 but took a full 10 business days to arrive.
  • Some clothes were not displayed on mannequins and other items laid out and wrinkled. Very bleh!
  • Did not give measurements for garments outside of a length. Which led to my item not fitting.
  • Prices are same as competitor but they take ordinary mall brands so you get less bang for your buck.

WINNER: Overall, Twice won my heart. There's a reason it rhymes with nice!

If you'd like to give these two stores a go, here's my referral code to get you started with $10 off your first order. Don't forget to come back and let me know how it turns out!


Monday, December 15, 2014

Oh You Fancy, Huh?

It will never get old to me to wear vintage clothes. Hardy har har! I just couldn't say no to putting this ensemble together after being inspired by my fancy makeup look. If you like it, you should know it's something you can recreate yourself because I got to make a rockin' retro tutorial on Cut Out + Keep using Timid Lashes!

In unfancy news, by the time you're reading this, I'll be at the hospital taking a test. It just involves me eating food so I think I should be a-ok, but any well wishes are still much appreciated! (If you're confused, click on over to read about my weird health issues.)

(Update: I didn't make it through the test. I got too sick. Boo!)

Outfit details:
Coat - free (secondhand)
Shirt - $1.25 (thrifted)
Jeans - $1.50 (thrifted)
Sneakers - $10 (Wal-Mart)
Leopard print scarf - $7 (, old)
Head scarf - sibling hand-me-down
Red lipstick - 911D by Wet'n'Wild
Eye like you!