Excuse the silence on the blog lately, been busy packing, moving, and unpacking. Bear with me as I get settled. New posts and holiday giveaways coming soon! Looking forward to having WiFi again! I may or may not be 'borrowing' some for this post! ;)
Ok, y’all know that I am ALL about a bargain or a great
deal! If there’s something I like, I try to hunt around for the best price
before purchasing it. If you've been here for a while you know I post Splurge
vs Save posts every now and again, like here and here.
Don’t get me wrong, I do splurge every now and then, but I’m
thrifty at heart! :-)
I can’t help penny pinching!
The clearance and sales
racksCALL my name!
I try to be cost conscious with all aspects of my life, not
just with fashion. One cost cutting measure I discovered is the Dollar ShaveClub! Their blades are just $3 a month which shaves, oops I mean saves
members over $100 a year! That makes my bank account happy with a
little extra fun money and it also keeps my hubby happy, because I won’t have
hairy, scary legs!
There are SO many things I would spend a spare $100 bucks
Do you guys ever get into an outfit inspiration slump?
I know I do, and it doesn't matter how many pins I pin, or how many blogs I visit - sometimes I just can't find that perfect inspiration that I need!
This got me to thinking....maybe I need to start thinking OUTSIDE the box and looking for ideas in places I wouldn't normally look - like the living room!
Ha! Have you ever thought that you can draw outfit inspiration from around the house?
Well I decided to give it a try using the eco friendly pillow designs of Linda Mendible! She's a local designer that focuses on eco friendly, upcycled, and sustainable designs. Don't think she limits herself to just pillows, homegirl is SO talented and also does clothing and bags! Check out her etsy store when you get a chance!
This was my inspiration piece:
I know, I know, how GORGEOUS is this pillow?! UH-MAZE-ING right? Of course.
I love the mix of yellows, red, teal, and green!
These are the outfits I came up with after studying the color scheme:
I really wanted to accent the yellows and blues in the pillow and I am totally loving ALL these outfits! Can they just appear in my closet already?!
Now for the best part! Linda, being the awesome person that she is, is offering Shabby,Chic, and Cheap readers a chance to win one of her FABULOUS pillows! Just enter using the rafflecopter below! Good luck!
With 2 kids, a full time job, and being a full time student my, life is pretty busy on a day to day basis. Add in blogging, contributing for Carolina STYLE Magazine, Kickboxing classes, and a tiny social life and 24 hours doesn't seem like much time!
I say all of that to say, that dates nights don't happen too often for me and the hubs, so I like to take advantage when they do! I'm talking pulling out all the stops, which includes dressing up!
Paul Frederick is a great site to get the perfect dress shirt for date night. Their new fall line is full of rich purples, oranges, and blues.
These are a few of my favorites, most of which happen to be on sale! (Ahem!)
Of course no date night is complete with out an ensemble for yourself! I saw this dress over the summer on Lyddie, and instantly fell in love! When she posted it for sale a few weeks ago, I jumped on the opportunity to snag it! So glad I did!
Football season in my house means spending time listening to my husband yell at the TV until the Super Bowl in February. He's either happy with his team or angry with his team...pretty typical for most football fans.
Because we live in NC, he doesn't get to see his beloved Detroit Lions often, so sometimes we'll head out to a local bar to watch them play and have a few wings and beers [I'm no salad eating date!]. Just because we're going to a bar to watch sports, doesn't mean there isn't an opportunity to be fashionable!