Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Silk Wash

Story about this blouse:

I thrifted it, it appeared to be brand new if not barely worn. Whenever I thrift things they get washed immediately, let's face it not the cleanest places in the whole wide world. So I proceed to wash everything- got a bunch of stuff. As I'm pulling the laundry from the washer, I notice the texture of this blouse is different. Horror strikes, I look at the label- yep 100% silk. Yeah, you don't wash silk....I'm an idiot!!

Oh, well it was a whole $2, but I'm still wearing didn't really get totally ruined, it's just not the same buttery feeling against my skin.

My Outfit:

Polka dot blouse- $2, thrifted

Cardi- $2, thrifted

Jeans- $20, Express

Flats- $13, Burlington

Brooch- free with purchase

Earrings-$2, Walmart

Total Cost: $39

I had actually planned on wearing the lovely polka dots with this red cardigan:

But the cut was all wrong, you see the magnificent ruffles of the blouse had to be framed in all their glory, this cardigan would have totally taken away from the ruffleness.


I really like this outfit, until I came home to my husband asking, "baby, you going fly fishing?" You know that kind of put a little chink in my armor, but I don't dress for him, I dress for me. No big deal right?!
I so did not enjoy looking at myself in these pics, which must be why I only took one.
I think I just had too much going on...
I was trying to be comfortable- had exams and I thought this was a better answer than a hoodie, jeans, and a hat (at least one that isn't cute)
I came off as a big mess!!
Oh well, fashion blunders happen I guess...
It's funny because I like these pieces all separately, but apparently their powers combine, they are a serious fashion felony (you were thinking I was going to say CAPTAIN PLANET, weren't you- it's okay, I'm singing the theme song right now too;)

My seriously dreadful outfit:
Hat- gifted
Gray sweater- $7, Target
Crochet tank- $4, Old Navy
Vest- $3, Old Navy
Jeans- hand me downs
Earrings- $3, Walmart
Belt- $6, Walmart
Rain boots- $15, Target
Total cost: $38

Easy Breezy

Lately, I've been so busy, I don't seem to have the time to really "plan" my outfits, but I've been noticing that sometimes less really is more.

I swear I don't make him pose! He's a little pre-madonna!

My outfit:

Pink tank- $3, Old Navy

Black sheer blouse- $5, Express

Khakis- $4, Thrifted (Target)

Earrings- gifted

Flats- $13, Burlington

Total Cost: $25

I can't believe I haven't worn these yet! Super comfortable and very versatile!

I'm afraid this is going to be the last time I wear these, a faux stone popped out...maybe I'll refashion it somehow....

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pity Party for 1 please!

Hello there my lovely blogging friends, I thought I'd take a minute out of my awful, no good, down right bad day (tell me you remember the book!?!- oh come on!!). Yep, it's actually part of the reason I haven't been on in a minute. I am having a bad week...ok two weeks...ok month...ah forget it- the whole semester sucks!!! I often have a full plate, I am very experienced in juggling 85 million things at one time, but man I think I'm losing steam...
Let me see where to start?... Oh yes, I have 5 exams this week (yup, midterms- yippee!), on top of those I have a lab report to turn in, research to catch up on, work, and oh yeah I'm making a friends wedding cake and groom's cake this weekend!!!
I know I'm crazy....I am sooooooo tired, I got a whopping 3 1/2 hours of sleep last night, the crazy part is that I was exhausted, but my mind keeps racing I can't seem to turn it off.
Confession: I was actually thinking about what I was going to say in this post- that's right I think about you guys in my dreams.
I hate that I've been away, but if it's any consolation at all, when ever I have a few minutes to spare, I do get on and check out all your awesome blogs- might be interested to know that you guys help me maintain some semblance of normalcy... thank you!!
At any rate, I'll quick crying over my keyboard. I'm actually wearing something sort of cute today, so you shall hear from me again....what? Two post in one day- I know out of control!!!
I just wanted to drop you all a line and tell you: I miss you!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Jazz Hands!!

This was Tuesday. I was running late, so I chose something very basic, but at the last minute decided to add a little bit of interest and throw on a scarf as a belt- it's my interpretation of jazz hands, in clothing form!! I loved the look, but perhaps next time I'll chose a pair of pants that fit me really well, so I'm not pulling them up all the time- no the most practical belt of all!!

My Outfit:
Black tee- $3, Walmart
Jeans- hand me downs
Flats- $10, Burlington Coat Factory
Scarf- $1, AC Moore (yea, the craft place)
Necklace- made by me
CZ studs- gifted
Total Cost: $14
Love these, just got them with some of my birthday money!!
Man I love birthdays!

Necklace close-up:

Ollie, modeling the scarf- can't you see the versatility?!

That's it, I'm signing him up to be a pet model!!

Rainy days and mondays

This was Monday, I'm a bit behind on my posting, I've been pretty busy with'll be over soon. I was actually wearing my tall black boots and a cardigan belted because the weather said that there was a 50% chance of rain. So the whole day I'm walking around campus looking like a big old idiot carrying a HUGE umbrella in absolutely beautiful blue skies!! Needless to say I took off the cardigan, and thankfully, switched into a pair of flats I had in my car! So, here's my improve outfit:
My Outfit:
Pink blouse- $2.50, thrifted
Black cami- $4, JC Penney
Black (off black) trousers- gifted, Victoria Secret
Flats- $7, Ebay (American Eagle)
Earrings- $2, Cato's
Total Cost: $15.50

Close-up of the Earrings:

I love the bow on these:

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Another Giveaway!!!

Fashion for the economically challenged is giving away a giftcard to two of my favorite stores!!! Check it Out!

Monday, September 21, 2009


I feel like I've been obsessed with purple lately, could be me- but I AM!!!
I felt very equestrian club like today. Don't get me wrong, I actually felt really good in this all day, in fact, this woman was looking at me as if to say, "OMG, doesn't she know you don't pair black and brown?"
On the inside, I was saying, "Eat it up lady!!!Yeah, I make the rules here!"
On the inside...
Look at my freaking dog..he is too cute- little model in training!!
Purple Polo- gifted, Polo
Black Tee- $3, Walmart
Jeans-$3, thrifted (Old Navy)
Boots- $20, Rack Room Shoes
Belt- $9, Burlington
Earrings- $2.50 , Shirley's
Necklace- $4, Ebay
Total Cost: $41.50
The Boots:

The Details:

Wedding Reception

On Saturday we went to a wedding reception for my husband's uncle. I know I usually don't post on Saturdays, not because I don't want to, but because I usually work ALL day long. Well, today I only had to work most of the day, not ALL day- it was pretty nice!!
This is the most amazing dress I have ever owned, I feel like a million bucks and it really doesn't take much- I LUV it!
Dress- $15, Ross
Gold Heels- $30, Macy's (I think)
Earrings- $1, Dollar Tree
Total Cost: $46
Wow, I think this is one of the MOST expensive outfits I've ever posted!!
Close-up of the hair and makeup, I was kind of rockin' the 1920's hair:

Thursday, September 17, 2009


This was one of those outfits that you walk around thinking- alright I'm looking pretty delicious today!!!
And then, you come home, take your blog picture, and go : What the eff was I thinking?!!??
Yeah, I left the house feeling super fly, but when I saw these pics, I thought- great I look ridiculously dumpy- I mean this did nothing to flatter my fact, it emphasized all the bad parts of my figure!
Where do I start? Oh, yes, I know where... my BUST, okay I know a lot of people pay to have a larger bustline- but I am willing to pay to have a smaller one!!! I think that everyday I wake up I have gotten bigger up there- seriously!! I gets to the point that I feel crowded by my boobs!!
On top of that these jeans- which I thought were a score at $2, thrifted, did absolutely nothing for my thighs!!! My thighs are not that huge- look back, there's prior evidence!! I don't know, these may go into a destroy and upcycle pile, we'll see.
What's that you say? Is she done yet?
Well, yes, yes I am...
I apologize for the rant, but I hate these days!!
My Wretched Outfit:
Fushia houndstooth cami- gifted, Express
White ruffly button-up- $2, thrifted
Jeans- $2, thrifted
Headband- $6, Shi
Belt- $2, thrifted
Earrings- $2, Walmart
Total Cost: $14
Finally, some details:
Let me tell you how much I LOVE this headband, $6 is a little steep for me and headwear- but I LOVE it!!

Yep,these guys again!

This was Monday

I felt like my style has been a little boring lately, so I decided to mix up my color palette just a little bit. I actually really like how this turned out, I needed something simple and easy...what's more simple or easy than a cami and a cardi.

I've been reading about "uniforms" and I guess this would be my go to look when I have no idea and can't make my mind up.

My Outfit:

Cami- $5, I think Walmart (had it forever!!)

Cardigan- $4, Thrifted

Jeans- hand me downs

Earrings- $2, Shirley's

Flips- $1, Cato

Total Cost: $ 12

Wow, that's pretty cheap, even for me!!

Apparently my super fave for the summer:

Oh, did you notice the puppy again- what a photo fiend!!! Eednic over at Fashionably eLate asked what kind of dog I had, and to be quite honest...he's a mutt. He was marketed on the humane society website as a "boxer mix" but we see a few different breed, truthfully, your guess is as good as mine!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


So for some reason blogger decided to erase my entire list of blogs that I watch...ah, this sucks!! I did fortunately just update my blogluv list, so all is not lost...I do however, follow some craft blogs and those will be difficult to find again :( Anywho, just crying over spilled milk!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Saturday: Lunch With the Girls

Ahh, I didn't have to work today, because of the was glorious!!!! I took the opportunity to do something that I NEVER do, hang out with my girlfriends!! It was awesome, we gossiped, giggled, and I even had a drink (for those of you that don't know, I barely ever drink- I mean EVER!!!) It was true bliss! Of course, when I got home I had to clean, but I'll take the trade off!!! I kept it simple for the outing with jeans a white tee and a very lovely scarf, from someone rather wonderful!!!
Todays Outfit:
White tee- $3, Walmart
Jeans- hand me downs (my SIL gave me lots!!)
Flats- $9, JC Penney
Belt- $9, Burlington
Scarf- From the Lovely Lydia
Earrings- $2, Cato
Puppy- gift from my bro and SIL
Total Cost: $23
Soooo, I don't know if you've noticed but Ollie (our pup) LOVES the camera. It's really funny because he'll be minding his own business until he hears the timer going off on the camera, then he'll saunter on over and place himself right behind me. What can I say I've created a monster!!! Maybe I'll start dressing him so he can at least contribute some fashion, sure he's cute, but some fashion please!!!
Oh again with the no detail shots :( Sorry, and you do have to see these flats and earrings too!! I promise, next time!!
Oh, I almost forgot! So, my birthday is this friday, 9-11 ( I know, sucks, but I came first so there!!)- gah I love exclamations, imagine what I sound like- chances are you got it! So, where was I? Oh yes, my birthday (26- yikes!) my hubs has surprised me with a beach trip, very last minute, so I will totally be out of commission until Monday. Have no fear, I will be taking pictures, but prob won't be able to upload until I get back. We'll see, maybe I'll be crazy and blog while there, why not, I DO have to study for analytical chemistry regardless (not that this is anywhere near analytical chemistry- ack!) Alright, I'll quit my ramblings, see you laters!!

Thursday's Outfit

Well, I'm mostly in the clear as far as the poison ivy is really sucked!!! Anywho, been pretty busy lately, so I'm playing catch up:

My Outfit:
Striped button down: $3, Express (via thrift)
Blue shirt- $3, Walmart
Jeans- hand me downs (Guess)
Fushia Flats- $5, TJ Maxx
Necklace- $4, Ebay
Earrings- $2.50, Shirley's
Total Cost: $17.50
Not really sure why I didn't take any detail shots, I'll have to show you a close-up of the necklace and the flats soon though!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Swimming in an Ocean of Calamine Lotion

Yep, I've got poison ivy :) In case you were wondering why I haven't posted in a couple of days, it's because I look a little monstrous!!! I have absolutely no idea how or where I got it, but I definitely have it. It wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have it right under my chin, so that everyone can see it. I feel like I've been walking around lately and people keep staring at me as if they want to tell me I have something on my face, but are too embarrassed to do so. All I want to do is point at my face and yell, "I know!!!" You know, just so they don't think I'm in the dark or anything. But, alas, I refrain! Anywho, I just wanted to drop a line, will probably try to post something this evening as I'm looking better and finally had to will to put a little effort in my dress today.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I Don't Really Know About This...

I don't really know about this outfit...I think it photographed well, but I didn't feel super confident in it. I don't know, what do you think?
Today's Outfit:
Brown cami- $3, JC Penney
White dress (worn as blouse)- $12, Cato's
Floral skirt- $4, Gap via Ebay
Belt- $0.60, thrifted
Sandals- gifted
Earrings- $1.50, Cato's
Necklace- made by me
Total Cost: $21.10
Forgive the thread all over the carpet, the puppy is ripping his toys apart and leaving the remenants all over the floor!

The accessories and print:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Back To School

Ahhh, today was the start of my second to last semester...not close enough to the last one but that's okay, I'll make it (I think;). Anywho, I put zero planning and thought into my outfit and this is what I got!
My Outfit:
White tee- $3, Walmart
Gray beaded tank- $8, Old Navy
Jeans- borrowed
Wedges- $5, Payless
Necklace- $0.60, thrifted
Earrings- $1, Walmart
Total cost: $17.60

I don't think I've ever worn these on the blog before, I got then on a BOGO event at payless at the beach of all places a couple of years ago!

My hair didn't look as craptastic as it did in the first was raining today and I didn't have an umbrella, so the curl and wave made it big. This was actually the other day, but it looked almost exactly like this today.

The back:
Have I mentioned how much I loooove my hair?!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Hair Inspiration

So Lydia recently posted a call for help on cutting her hair and needing some recommendations, I thought I'd give her a hand. Seeing as I just cut all of my locks off I figured why not share my thought process behind it and the choice I made. This picture directly below is pretty much the final inspiration behind my cut. The other pictures below I came across through my search. First of all I tried to think of actresses or famous ladies with similar facial features as mine.
This is how I happened upon Mandy Moore. I don't have very distinct features, in fact more subtle I would say (I certainly don't have a square jaw line or anything like that). I feel like Mandy here shares some of those subtle features, so I liked this cut.

I really just love Cynthia Nixon and after watching SITC for the 60th time I thought I check out some of her past cuts. We don't really share many facial features, but I did really love this cut.

In addition to face shape and just general shortness, I knew I also wanted side swept bangs. I really liked the major difference of the side swept bang over the shortness of the other side. This cut was really polished, but I wanted something a little more edgy, hence the first pic.

Yep, Mandy again. I actually think this is the cut from the first pic of her just more recently trimmed, the other cut looked a little grown out. But, I did, however, love how feminine this cut looked.

All in all, I think I just got really lucky with my cut. My stylist was amazing, if you're in the Birmingham area please visit her at T Fox Salon, ask for Tracey. Otherwise, I'm a very adventurous person when it comes to my hair. I have made a dramatic cut two times before. Each time I cut this much I donate it to Locks Of Love, good cause. I guess I just figure if I don't like the cut I'll either go shorter or wear a hat for a while!! Sometimes you just have to jump in!! I hope this helps you Lydia!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

It's A Boy!!

Surprise! This is the reason I'm so busy! No, I'm not pregnant!! We got a puppy!!!! We have been wanting a dog for soooo long now so we finally found this little guy at a humane society in Georgia. I know right why go all the way to Georgia (I live in Alabama)? My husband wanted a specific breed (boxer), which was fine with me, but my stipulation was it had to be either from a rescue or a humane society. So we used to find a specific breed in an area close to our house. It took a while and we even found another dog that was promised to us and then adopted out to someone else at the last minute (broke my heart). Finally, we found "Caesar" listed for adoption. At the time of the listing he was only like 8 weeks old. He was being fostered out because the humane society he came from is not a "no kill" society, so they foster out to fix this problem. We spoke to his foster mom for a few days and then she decided we should meet, we did and he came home!!!!! We decided to name our new little boy Oliver Grant. It's very sophisticated ;) He is quite possibly the sweetest, smartest, and most cuddly dog I have ever met!!
He's got a tiger brindle coat:
So, you may be wondering what kind of dog he is....basically he's a mutt. He was listed as a boxer mix (which is the breed the hub's wanted), but due to his floppy ears and excess skin we also think he's got a bit of hound in him, he also has a very thick build, so he may also have a dash of pit in him...but he's very sweet. It's hard to tell how big he's going to get but he has huge paws!! In fact, a friend even thought he looked like a bull mastiff! We're thinking about 60 pounds, but all muscle. Tell me what you think he is.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Courtroom Ready

This is actually from Thursday, it's taken me awhile to post because I've been busy, and well I'll explain more tomorrow on the next post!! Very exciting though!! So, today I had to dress kind of boring because we had a mock court case to do as our final for my summer class. I don't think I want to go into what it is I'll be doing in my future career, but I will have to testify as an expert witness every once in a while, so this is supposed to be practice. My professors and professionals in the field, recommend that you dress very simply, I'm actually doing too much here. I will need to invest in a black suit. That's okay though, I felt like I still looked kind of fashionable. In regards to the "trial," they ripped me to pieces!!! We were all told that we did really well, but we all got a little ripped up!!! Anyway, if curiosity is a bit overwhelming, you can message me and I'll tell you secretly what I'm in school for, I just don't want to post it all over the internet!
Today's Outfit:
Black blouse- $10, Ross
Gray skirt- $4, Ross
Red kitten heels- $10, Payless
Long pink earrings- gifted, Claire's
Total Cost: $24
What's that you say? I look different? It could be because I got 14 inches of my hair cut off!! Check it out!
Side view:

Back view:
I love it!!! It's actually a very edgy cut, it's longer on one side than the other, I feel like a badass rocker chick!!

Oh and the shoes of course!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Want Some Shoes??!!

Shoe giveaway at Savvy Mode!!!! Check them out super hot!!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Searching the Inner Me and Chickdowntown Giveaway!!

Searching the Inner Me and Chickdowntown Giveaway!!

Finally, It Came!!

Soooo, where have I been right? Well, occasionally I would mention that I was getting married and well it finally happened!!! I'm sorry about the lack of posting leading up to the wedding, but it was quite chaotic for the last two months. I'll tell you though if I knew then what I know now we would have totally eloped!! But that being said it was totally worth it, we had a wonderful day, it was absolutely perfect. I posted a few of the pictures below to give you an idea of my dress, I think eventually I'll post a link so you can view more pictures. I hope you enjoy!
Me and my Momma

We were so excited!! Isn't my husband adorable?!

I actually had some of the material from hemming added to the bust of my dress to try to compensate for all the cleavage. Unfortunately, I'm just incredibly busty, but I think it still looked nice.

The afterglow

Oh I almost forgot, My Outfit:
Dress- $800 (but my parents paid)
Earrings- My mom's
Necklace- My mom's
Bracelet- gifted from my dad (it's Tiffany's!!)
Sandals- gifted from my mom
Total- Technically I didn't pay for any of it, sweet I know!!
* I know that $800 for a dress, albeit a wedding dress, is a bit much for me, but I'm going to get it hemmed to tea length and wear it all the time!! Keep your eyes out!!