Monday, February 8, 2016

What I Did This Weekend

It isn't often that I have the entire weekend off, so I made my time off count. Especially since I didn't have to spend my spare time working on behind-the-scenes blog stuff anymore (which is what I did the entire month of January).
On Saturday morning I went shopping with my Mum to Goodwill's 50% off sale and to several grocery stores. We made out like bandits at Goodwill. I found several Madewell & JCrew tee shirts, an oversized cream jumper (this has long been on my dream fashion wish-list), several cardigans and jumpers from my favorite brands (BB Dakota, JCrew, Banana Republic, Gap), American Eagle flare jeans (they look brand new), and a Bufflo plaid like jacket from a boutique brand. I got everything for 60% off because I have their Goodwill card, which helps you save money when you spend over $20 on their 50% off days. #score
That evening I finally got around to watching the film, Unbroken (2014) with my sister, Gaby. I really enjoyed the film and can't wait to read the book someday -- as I heard it is fantastic and better than the film!
On Sunday I wore two of my new finds from Goodwill: one of my new Madewell tees & the plaid jacket.

What I Wore

  • Plaid Jacket -- May & July (thrifted)
  • Grey Tee -- Madewell (thrifted)
  • Pencil Skirt -- JCrew (consignment shop)
  • Riding Boots -- Target
  • Leggings -- Old Navy
  • Pearl Necklace -- Caroline Hill (c/o)
  • Tote Bag -- Nordstrom (gift)
I loved the top half of my outfit so much, I wore it after church too when I went out shopping with my sister, Gaby. I just switched a few things out for a more casual, yet dressy look.
  • Jeans -- Lands End Canvas (thrifted)
  • Combat Boots -- J.C.Penny (gift)
  • Necklace -- Kendra Scott
Btw, do y'all have tips for making your jeans look cute while tucked into your combat boots? 'Cause mine always look sloppy and puffy -- mostly because I have skinny ankles so my jeans are never "tighter" around my ankles.

We went shopping at Forever 21 to find my bridesmaid dress for a friends wedding this May [found it!]. Stopped at Trader Joes & Fresh Thyme to picked up nuts, fruit, and supplies for dinner that night for the two of us (chicken Italian sausage with homemade marinara sauce and zucchini noodles). Then we headed over to our fancy mall to stop at Altered State, Sephora, and Urban Outfitters. Once we were done shopping, we headed back home to cook dinner and play taboo with our youngest sister before the Super Bowl game started.
All in all, it was a fantastic weekend! Minus me having an allergic reaction to summer sausage -- making my lower lip swell to twice its size. #freeky

What did y'all do this weekend?

1 comment:

  1. I like to wear combat boots in winter and I used to get annoyed at my jeans looking puffy over them because I have skinny ankles too.

    I ended up going with a few different options - pulling on long socks over the top of the jeans (but not sticking out over the top of the boots to keep them tucked in smoothly; instead of jeans, wearing thick stretchy leggings (with a tunic top or long coat); embracing a loosened boot look where the laces are tied up but left loose enough all the way down that you can pull them on and off without touching the laces.

    The third option is the easiest, imo. The jeans then just look normal, not puffed out.

    But often instead of jeans, my favourite look is to wear black pleather joggers with my combat boots. The elastic cuff of the joggers sits neatly around the top of the boot and it's a very comfy, casual, yet edgy look.

    ~Esther of Oz


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