Monday, September 27, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I love the idea that you can buy a maxi dress from Goodwill, put a t-shirt with it, add a piece of leather for a headband, put a wildflower in your hair, and you have the most adorable iconic look for Halloween (or anytime). Love Child, Hippie Chic, 70's girl. You can call it what you like, I call it adorable, fashionable, frugal and FUN!
Monday, September 20, 2010
Here you go Molly. Notice that both Oprah and I are wearing the SAME Banana Republic Sweater. Hers was $70, mine was $4.99. All of the clothing that I'm wearing are brands that are affordable in the first place. The NYandCo pants that I bought still had the tags on them! Look Oprah it can be done.
*I didn't include any jewelry in my price, but I had money left over and the Leetsdale Goodwill had very similar jewelry in the front case. (I don't really wear jewelry very often so I left it out.)
You do have to go often, and I went looking with this outfit in mind. I shopped the Leetsdale, Littleton and Belleview stores to put this outfit together!
Friday, September 17, 2010
Outfit from Goodwill Posies from The Pleated Poppy
Pair this outfit with cowboy boots for a casual look or dress shoes for services!
(Laura probably didn't wear pink flip flops but the grass was sharp!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Ski Sweater $4.99 (womens small sshhhh)
Hockey pants $3.99
Vintage Bamboo Ski Poles $1.99
(I bought the poles for myself! Jealous? You gotta be on top of things)
All from the Leetsdale store. (You have to be quick, the sweater is back in the store ready for you!
Or "Horse-Riding Girl" works too! We are lucky to have such amazing items to choose from at our local Goodwill stores here. I picked up the Dressage helmet at the store on Belleview, but the store in Parker is horse-heaven. The Parker store had a helmet as well as numerous horse and rodeo related items.
We walked over to a barn near our house and shot away!
We left the tags on so that you could see the ENTIRE outfit is from G-Dub.
Black Blouse with bow $4.99
Harlequin Sweater $3.99
(you could spray paint a bike helmet or cover a bike helmet in velvet)
Black pants $4.99
(you could use black softball/baseball pants or sweats even.)
I found these custom made cowboy boots at the store on Parker and Belleview. They didn't have a size listed, but they were most likely a size 7.
$12.99 (the splurge)
(too small for the model! ouch!)
We put this costume together entirely of Goodwill items, but you could always cut costs by adding things from your own closet.
I love that she looks adorable, she is modestly dressed, and that she could use any of the items later!Goodwill Halloween Costumes work for me!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Invited all of the neighborhood kids over for a little dress-up and a photo shoot!
Look at all of the great things I found....
(Leetsdale and Belleview Goodwill Stores)
Who do we have here?...Well it's baby Yoda, Princess Leia, and Hans Solo at the door. Why yes, Hans loves himself some Crocs!! All from G-Dub! The Yoda is a baby or toddler costume and I added a green baby hat all from the store on Belleview. (49 cents with the tags still on!) My little friend next door wanted all of the Star Wars family costumes, but then when it was her turn to dress up she backed out. She's three.....a girl has the right to change her mind! We tried!!
There are racks of ready made costumes at Goodwill right now. Shop now for your dress-up closet for pennies! (really pennies) Wash them up and you can save some money to buy the BIG Snickers bars! (to hide in the freezer for when the kids are at school!)
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Good Afternoon Ghost Bustahs........
Goodwill has racks and racks of traditional costumes that are just waiting for you!
I had something a little different in mind than the pre-made variety. Keeping in mind that schools have a "no gore" policy, and we are keeping the little girls covered up, I came up with some appropriate costumes with a little money and a bit of imagination.
I say Sally Draper, but you can call her "1950's Girl".
Every Goodwill has a large section of scrubs for you to choose from. Prices range from $3.99 to $6.99Princess Leah with the fabulous cinnamon roll buns on her head!
Costume from Goodwill on Belleview ($4.99)
(I think this is an "angel" or "queen" costume that we added suede boots and cool cinnamon roll buns that were twisted by me.)
With a little imagination and some good searching skills you can put together a modest, fun and apropriate costume for your little girl or boy!
Shop Goodwill first and see what you can put together. Come back for more costumes every day this week!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
We're off to a good start.
Columbia....good... $4.99 not bad...
Banana Republic Sweater for $2.99? I'm impressed!
J Crew? Excellent!
Ralph Lauren, Eddie Bauer, Lands End, British something, Eddie Bauer
in the catalog it is $58.50. It was $3.99 at Goodwill.
$4.99 for the pants.
Click to enlarge. My total was $66.44