Thursday, April 28, 2011
This is kind of a long segment, but it shows the amazing finds from my favorite store The G-Dub!
9News challenged Goodwill to create a Royal Wedding in 3 weeks and under $500.00, just to see what we are made of. No one actually got married. The weather reporter "married" the entertainment reporter. I styled the wedding from all of the attire for each person down to the high tea reception. That is what I've been working on for the past few weeks!
I'm happy to report that we came through with $29.00 to spare!! Most of the tabletop items came from the Belleview Store, if you see me there say hello!
With homage to the Royal Wedding we put together an afternoon High Tea, with
EVERY PIECE from local Denver Goodwill Stores.
This rolling tea cart proudly displayed vintage champagne glasses along with a silver champagne bucket and a cheeky wedding sign in a silver frame.
Try to guess how much I spent on the dress.....guess........$50.00! SEALED IN THE BOX! It really looked beautiful. (You can find it soon at the Broadway and Archer store.)
Kim Christiansen looked stunning in an outfit from Goodwill on Leetsdale.
Awwwww! Look how adorable the ring "barrior" and flower girl are! I spent less than $30.00 to dress them both! That includes the basket AND the pillow!! Kids grow out of formal wear faster than you can keep up! Re-donate and pick up a larger size!
Here we are with Marc Koebrich, and the most well behaved children on the planet! TaRhonda is pregnant and looking incredible in this non-maternity dress for $8.99. Yes! She is a tall beauty!
Whew! We did it! I can't wait for you to see the actual piece! Tune in today to 9News at 4 o'clock to see how we pulled it off! (you can stream it live on 9News.com)
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Thrift Store Confidential has a very interesting post this morning. A Michigan Senator has proposed budget cuts that would require foster families to shop at thrift stores for their children's clothing using vouchers. Read the full article here: http://gawker.com/#!5795155/mich-lawmakers-plan-requires-fosters-kids-to-shop-at-thrift-stores
Democrat or Republican this type of mandate seems demeaning and punitive to me. I love Goodwill, dress myself, and my children from thrift stores and I am proud of it. However I am not required to shop there from my state representative. Yes, I do think you can buy current, name brand, affordable clothing at thrift stores....but should you have to? Would you feel the same if he suggested Old Navy or the 70% off clearance rack at Kohls? I don't know.
Will you watch the Royal Wedding? I will! (no I'm not going to watch it live...)
I've been up to my eyeballs in Goodwill wedding details for a media wedding I am styling for a local news program. We tape it tomorrow and I will post it when it runs!
Friday, April 22, 2011
It makes you want to grab your keys and get going to the Dub! You have to read her blog!! She is adorable, and is on a tour of Goodwill stores throughout the US.....I wonder if she has room in the shotgun position?
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I forgot to take a before picture of the largest birdcage...it was black and gold...I picked up some English Botanical tea cups, and New In The Package Easter grass, and a new with tags Easter Bunny to fill it up.
These are going on the dining room table....stay tuned for the tablescape all finished!
*The pear branches are real and let me tell you they smell terrrribblllle! I took them out right after the photo shoot! Go faux for the branches.
Monday, April 18, 2011
I'm linking up here:
Friday, April 15, 2011
(He was doing a commercial here and is wearing professional makeup.)
Thursday, April 14, 2011
I LOVE Aunt Peaches, not only is she creative, her blog is full of eccentric characters that rival my own. (too many of mine are still around so I can't blog about them...booo)
Well not only do I love her, it turns out Ballard Designs loves her as well....You be the judge!!! UUUmmmmmmm! Copy Caaaat!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Ok so I'm 20 years older and 5 inches shorter.....but still...
Lucky Brand Denim Shirt (Goodwill or the GDub as I like to call it!)
White Kenneth Cole Jeans (Goodwill $5.99 1/10th the retail price!)
Silpada Belt- Party.....can you say pricey?!
Black Studded Shoes (Target via Goodwill)
J Crew Breton Shirt (Goodwill)
Kenneth Cole Jeans (Goodwill)
Throw on a T-shirt
Sequins Converse (Target then I saw them at the Dub!) take the doggie for a little walk.
That is my HUSBAND! After 4 hours of makeup making him into an old man! YIKES!! This is what I have to look forward to......oh......my..... (all of his old man fabulous clothing from Goodwill!)
I was shopping (I work for Goodwill..in the PR Department) for a news segment on the Royal Wedding so I dressed a little British Queen Mum here with pearls, and tweed cropped pants and ballet slipper pumps......all GDub of course.....
It was easy...homemade chocolate chip cookies,(I use half white whole wheat and half all purpose flour) and the box of cereal my younger son has been asking to try (but I have forgotten to buy it for weeks). Well it all came together for me. However, I almost lost the title last night when they noticed the broccoli lurking in the pasta dish, so we'll see how this all plays out for me.
Friday, April 8, 2011
And here we are.