Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Outfit Shmoutfit.

So, I've been wearing cute outfits for the past like, 4 days, and I forgot to take a picture of every single one.

I'll admit it, I suck.

I need to set up some kind of reminder for myself so I can capture the cuteness that has been my new spring looks.
Well, I would say they are semi-spring.

On Monday, my outfit was still pretty winter-y. I wore an oxblood oversized Christian Dior sweater ($1.25 at Salvation Army), a grayscale leopard print infinity scarf ($7 at Strawberry), and gray jeggings ($14 at Walmart). Oh, I wore it with black boots too. No idea where those were from.

Tuesday, I wore a gray cardigan ($5 at VS Outlet), a white cami, blue-green jeans ($11 at Walmart), and these adorable tan moccasins that I'm pretty sure I got at a dollar store!

Today, I wore a cute gray t-shirt, blue jeans, and black boots, with this adorable necklace that has a flower accent and turqouise beading.

Hopefully I will be able to remember to take a picture next time I wear something cute so you can see it instead of taking my word for it!

But oh well.
I guess you guys will just have to look forward to my next outfit post:)

Live, Love, and Let it Sparkle,

Friday, March 22, 2013

Expensive Taste

I had to share this find with you guys.
I was perusing Pinterest and stumbled upon this $1650 bag that looked eerily similar to a bag that I got for around $12.

This is the SUPER expensive bag. Pretty cute, right?

This is my super inexpensive bag. It isn't the greatest picture, but they are so crazy similar that I just had to show you.

Actually, now that I think about it I might make this a weekly thing.
I'll have to come up with a witty name for the weekly post, but it might just happen.
"Expensive Looks For Less" but funnier:P

So keep a look out ya'll!!!

Live, Love, and Let it Sparkle,

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Chocolate is the Best Medicine

K, so I'm still sick.
I have been for like, 2 weeks now, so I'm not a happy camper.
But the plus side is that I have accumulated butt loads of Lindt Lindor Truffles, many Reese's products, and a bag full of red Skittles, all courtesy of Ry.
I typically don't eat candy that much, so it has been a growing collection.

But now that I'm sick, I need those little sugar rushes.
I think I'm going to turn into a giant, walking, Reese's cup.
As long as people don't try to eat me, I guess that's ok:P

I would give you guys a fashion post, but my style has consisted of sweatpants and hoodies for the past two weeks.  So that probably isn't very helpful to any of ya'll.

Once I am feeling like myself again, I promise I'll blow you all away with my outfits, but for now, this is what I am. A walking Reese's cup.

Hope ya'll have a good, and healthy, weekend!

Live, Love, and Let it Sparkle,

Monday, March 18, 2013

Ear Fear.

I have taken a brief break from blogging.
I have been very sick for the past week or so.
The only people that have seen me are my family, Ry, and his family.
And Shyenne, once last week, to go thrifting and to lunch.
But I BARELY made it.

I finally made it to the doctor today and he told me that I have an ear infection and a sinus infection.
I am on antibiotics for 10 days.
Hopefully, it'll get better.

The worse part of this is that I didn't get to see a lot of my friends that I wanted to see over spring break because I just didn't feel like doing anything but laying on a couch and watching tv.

Another bad part is that I have a fear of ears.
I FREAK out when people touch my ears, when I clean my ears, when I get water in my ears, when my ears are dirty, pretty much anything to do with my ears.

I almost puked at the doctor's office when he had to probe that large shiny thing inside my ear.
Not fun.

Anyway, hope ya'll are not nearly as sick as I am right now and that your ears are far away from the big shiny thing that went in mine.

Live, Love, and Let it Sparkle,

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Addiction Grows.

Ok, so a couple of posts ago I mentioned that I am addicted to thrift shopping.
Yesterday, I decided that I am going to become a professional thrifter.
I am going to learn how to do the whole Ebay thing so I can turn some profit on the great thrift finds that don't fit me, have tons of fun thrift shopping, and maybe even fund more shopping trips:)
Last week, I happened to find an old pair of flip-flops that I donated to Goodwill on the shelf, and I found myself wondering why ANYONE would want to buy these suckers.
They are pretty hideous. I made them to wear during down time at dance competitions when I was like, 10. So bad.

Also, last night I dragged Ryan to the Salvation Army and told him that I wouldn't look at the clothes. I think I was lying to both of us when I said that. I so badly wanted it to be true, but I just couldn't help myself!
These are all of my finds! The striped dress is great for summer, or even a swimsuit coverup, and was $1.25 because it was half off. The nightgown is beautiful and so incredibly comfortable and was $1.50 with half off.
The shoes are gray Gap flats with cut-outs and a peeptoe, but they are a size 10 which is WAY too big for me. So I got them for Shyenne. They were only $.50!!! Such a wonderful deal!
 Ryan got these American Eagle khakis for $1.75, and they look great on him!
We also scored this huge teddy bear. But see, when we look for stuffed animals, we look for the things that will be fun/hilarious to shoot with a bow and arrow;)
I think this guy will be pretty fun to shoot!
Thankfully, I am feeling slightly better than yesterday, but still not feeling great. Today is going to consist of laundry, dishes, homework, and reading. Maybe watching some tv.
The fun stuff:P

Oh! Can't forget to show you guys what I wore last night. I was feeling pretty blah, so it isn't fussy, but it was still pretty cute! I wore my favorite jeans, a white tank from Target that desperately need to be replaced, gray boots that I borrowed from my mom, an ancient scarf, and a beautiful, soft, comfy Gap sweater that I scored at Goodwill for $1.23. And my new-ish haircut too!

Anyway, I hope ya'll have a great day, and are enjoying my posts!

Live, Love, and Let it Sparkle,

Monday, March 11, 2013

Mah nose is a wittle stuffy...

I feel so incredibly sick.
It started slow last week, and I was just feeling a little under the weather, but now it is full blown, head stuffy, stomach fussy, just wanna sleep sick.

The worst part of this whole being sick thing is that my spring break just started.
I have so many things that I want to do and that NEED to get done, but I just feel like sleeping.

So I decided that I am going to rest up today, but after today I am going full force with all of my plans, and I am not  going to let this ick-ness stop me.

Day-quil is going to be my best friend this week (sorry Ry, you've been booted:P)

So, now I'm off to go shower (finally) and maybe do some reading. I might trudge myself into a cute outfit to go out to dinner tonight just so I can maybe feel a little better.

Is that just me, or do you guys instantly feel better when you get dressed up too?

Anyway, I hope ya'll are feeling WAY better than I am.
Love ya'll!

Live, Love, and Let it Sparkle,

Friday, March 8, 2013

Hello. My name is Stephanie, and I am addicted to thrift shopping.

Oh. My. Goodness.

I just got back from the local Goodwill on N. 2nd Street, and I am ecstatic!
I got such great deals!!!
And my mamaw (grandma for those of you who have never heard the southern term before) got a butt load of Easter decorations that she did NOT need.

I will have pictures later, but I got this adorable navy canvas vest from Ruff Hewn for $3.99, brand new hot pink skinny jeans that fit like a glove for $3.99, a wallet and amazing make-up bag for $.99 a piece, and 3 awesome almost-new Victoria's Secret bras for $1.99 a piece (sorry if that grosses you out for me to a get a bra at Goodwill, but how gross could it really be?:P)

Anyway, they had lots of belts that I might go back and look at since they're $1.99 a piece and are brand new and totally cute.
I will definitely be going to the Easy as 123 sale next Friday at the Rockford Goodwill and then the next Friday at the Machesney Park Goodwill.

I am on the hunt for a nice pair of jeans, but don't want to spend a ridiculous amount of money. So Goodwill and Salvation Army on my list of go-to stores.

I am now on spring break, so blogging will happen much more often in the next week or so.
I have this blogging project that I'm going to work on over break, so hopefully it'll help make it easier for me to blog.
I often forget to take pictures of my outfits, so I am going to go through my entire closet and take pictures of each piece to keep on file so I can just plop files onto my posts and go if I happen to forget pics!

I think I may be biting off more than I can chew, but we shall see if it happens by the end of next week.

Well, that is all my loves.
Hope your lives are going wonderfully and this spring fever is inspiring your fashion as much as it is mine!:)

Live, Love, and Let it Sparkle,