Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Sweet Escape

      So a couple weeks ago (Valentines Day week to be exact) I packed up and went to Florida for the week. My mom got a few weeks off and wanted to go somewhere and when I was able to get a week off so we decided we should go somewhere warm, so we went to Florida.  We kind of went all over Florida, we landed in Fort Lauderdale and drove to our hotel in Islamadora, Fl (one of the Florida Keys), then we spent the next day in Key West and drove (8hrs) to Orlando. In Orlando we did the usual, Disney World and Universal Studios for 3 days (which really isn't a lot of time, people usually spend a week doing just that) and then we went to Tampa where we went on a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings at Florida Southern University and a tour of (mostly) Mid Century modern houses in Sarasota, Fl. All in all it was an incredibly busy but fun vay-cay. Whenever I go back I'll probably do less and spend more time on the beach, but it was a really nice trip and a nice break from winter.
        I did take pictures, but there are so many I think i'll break them up into three posts. I also have a couple outfit posts from the trip so i'll include those when appropriate. I don't have as many outfit posts, as a lot of the Orlando time my outfits were more functional than fashion-y, it also was a tad cold (like 50/60 degrees but with rain) some of the days so a lot of the pictures of me during those days are of me in a hoodie, which isn't real exciting.
         I figured I'd  get the outfit post out of the way first. I wore this the first full day we spent in Florida. I like it but i'm not in love with it, not really sure why.

The patio of our hotel room.

Top (actually a dress): Thirfted  Skirt: Asos  Belt: Target  Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

What I didn't buy at the thrift store

 Hey everybody and welcome to another addition of Things I didn't buy at the thrift store. I have actually been buying some stuff at the thrifts but most of it has been clothes and I'm not sure if you guys want to see that or if I should just wait and post them in outfit posts, I'm leaning towards the latter. Anyway here are some things I've passed up on my recent thrifting trips

1. Groovy cookie jar. This cookie jar is so ugly it's kinda cute, but it wasn't ugly/cute enough for me to put it in my cart.

2. Red Wing Pot. I liked this pot but I don't really need another pot so I passed it up.

3. Campaign style dresser. I've been wanting a campaign style dresser like this for awhile, ever since I saw this picture on pinterest. This dresser would have been perfect since it wasn't in great shape so I wouldn't feel bad about painting it green and it was only $25.00. It wasn't too big but I don't think it would have fit in my tiny little car, so I passed it up. I seriously need a friend with an SVU or truck that likes to thrift and wouldn't mind helping a sister move thrift furniture to her house. A girl can dream right? I do have a family friend that has a large van, but he lives a little farther away and it's really only worth the hassle of calling him if I really love the piece.

3. Campaign style desk. The dresser had a matching desk that was also pretty cute and cheap, but obviously if I can't move one I definitely can't move two.

4.  Rock star Nutcracker. Ok I would have never actually have bought this but it was kind of funny to see. I used to be really into Nutcrackers when I was like 8 and saw the Nutcracker movie, but I never really understood them. They're festive though.

5. Framed Cross Stiched sad children. I'm always looking for cute or quirky art at the thrift store, but these weren't quirky enough to bother with. I still think they're kind of fun though.

6. Aldo faux berkin. I liked this bag but when I inspected it further the shoulder strap was ripped and it wasn't really worth it.

7. Livestorng bracelets. Remember when these were big? Remember when Lance Armstrong had won 7 tour de France titles and we thought it was not due to steroids? Oh the good ol' days. Now Lance and apparently his bracelets are hung out on the .99 cent shelf at the thrift store.

8. Chairs. I thought these were pretty nice chairs. My favorite is the dark wood one on the left, but I don't need any chairs so I passed them up.

9. Drexel Mid century Dresser. This was a nice dresser, only missing a few nobs, but I wasn't in love with it and I don't need another dresser.

10.  Vintage Faragamo Shoes. These shoes are ok but after looking them over I realized the only reason I would buy them is because they're designer shoes and that's not a great reason to buy. They're cute but not quite cute enough, although for five bucks maybe I should have taken the plunge.