January 31, 2011

30x30

Here are my picks for the 30x30
I actually only have 28 items...
Any ideas what I should add?


ps;
25/28 of my items are thrifted.
I figured since my blog is called "thrifted things" 
most of my items should be from a thrift store.

January 27, 2011

Sophie's Blooming Bib Recycled T-Shirt Necklace.

I made a cool necklace last night out of one of my daddy's old polos.
My cousin had a tutorial how to do it and you can find it here :)
This is how mine turned out. It doesn't look as good as Sophie's, but I tried my best!
Outfit Deets:
Sweater: Rave, $20
White v-neck: Walmart, pack of four, $9
Necklace: made by me
Shorts: Best friend gave them to me :)
Belt: thrifted, $1
Tights: mom's closet
Shoes: Old Navy, $20

Make sure you check out the hair tutorial below... :)

I whip my hair back and forth...

I've been asked a couple times how I do my hair.
Today ladies; I will show you the magic.
Just FYI this may not work for everyone.
The people with curly/wavy hair might be in luck though.
Or I might just be the only person who can whip her curly afro back and forth.
I didn't make a video of how I do my hair, I just took pictures.
I have a mouse voice and I don't want to make you guys suffer through watching me talk.
So, you ready to see how I do my hair?

Step 1: A little towel dry wet hair.
Wanna know something kinda weird? I NEVER brush my hair. Ever.
You can if you want to though. I just feel like it takes away the curl if I do brush my hair.
Step 2: The Supplies
The hair dryer I use is a Conair, from Walmart and it was around $20.
My gel also comes from Walmart and it's cheap.
If you want to use nicer gel you can. This gel works well for my hair, but it might not what works best for you.
Step 3: Use three nickel sized amount of gel and work through hair.
Step 4: The Drying
It usually takes about 10 minutes to dry my hair. I dry it upside down first and then I go through on top until my hair is dry.
Step 5: Curly/Wavy hair is complete!
My hair can sometimes get frizzy so I use this sunsilk cream to calm it down a little bit.

There you have it!
I hope that this tutorial will help some of you :)

Let me know if it works for you guys! I would love to see if this works on anyone else!

January 25, 2011

No pants re-cap.

Sorry that I didn't post a seventh no pants post.
I had to go to Idaho for a funeral and I wore a dress to the funeral, but with the weekend being so busy, I didn't take a picture of my outfit.
But since I wore a skirt the day before the "no pants week" started, I'm just going to count it.
You guys okay with that?
Alright, I'll take that silence as a yes :)


There you have it.
Not wearing any pants: donezo.


Extra Bonus.
An outfit post.

Details:
Blouse: thrifted, $4
Sweater: thrifted, $4
Shorts: thrifted, $3
Belt: thrifted, $0.55
Tights(underneath): WalMart, $5
Tights(on top): Christmas gift
Shoes: gift

If you guys are wondering, yes, I layer tights.
Especially the ones where you can see my legs underneath.
I'm SUPER pale and I feel awkward when you can see my legs...
I know, I'm weird.

January 20, 2011

My Go-To Outfit.

Cowboy boots and a dress; my go-to outfit.
Outfit Deets:
Dress: WetSeal, $15
Sweater: Rave, $20
Leggings: gift
Boots: thrifted, $6

Only got one picture today.
I couldn't get anymore decent shots.

Day Six: not wearing pants.
Almost done!
Happy almost weekend :)
Stay tuned for a hair tutorial next week!!


ps;
I'm planning on doing the 30x30 challenge.
I'm scared.
Who wants to do it with me  and be my buddy?

January 19, 2011

Boring blue sweatshirt? Add some ruffles.

 Exhibit A: Blue Sweatshirt.
Exhibit B: extra fabric from this skirt makeover.

 Exhibit C: Add Ruffles to Blue Sweatshirt.
Outfit Details:
Sweatshirt: Walmart, $5
Dress(worn as skirt): thrifted, $5
Belt: thrifted, $1
Tights: Christmas
Boots: $4

I know I'm wearing way too much blue and probably shouldn't wear a sweatshirt with a dress... But I am so comfortable. So whateves :)

Day Five: not wearing any pants.
Excellent.


ps;
I've had a ton of questions about my hair and someone asked for a tutorial...
What's your vote?

January 18, 2011

Meet my Friend: Mr. Umbrella.

If you guys didn't know, I live in Washington.
Where it rains, a majority of the year.
I love it though. I love living here. 
But it does put a damper on the whole taking picture thing.
So, here jumps in my friendly friend Mr.Umbrella;
Mr.Umbrella made my hair look red.
Little Mermaid red.
I'm kind of liking it.
But I don't think I would ever dye it that color.
I'm too scared. I'm a big wuss.

Deets:
Shirt: from a friend, so free :)
Skirt: Target, $10
Tights: Forever 21, $4.80
Socks: Forever 21, $3.50
Boots: thrifted, $6
Hat: Forever 21, gift

Day Four: not wearing any pants.
Easy Peasy.

January 17, 2011

Spring or Winter?

Before:
 After:
I dress like it's spring when it's really winter and it's like 40 degrees right now.
Go figure.
Outfit Details:
Skirt: thrifted, $5
Shirt: Forever 21, $13.50
Belt: thrifted, $1
Tights: Target, $2.99


Day three: not wearing any pants.
Awesome :)