Friday, March 22, 2013


Top: Thrifted  Jeans: Old Navy  Shoes: Gifted Earrings: Designosaur Bracelet: Nasty Gal

           Every season I have a go-to outfit, you know the outfit you feel good in, is cute, and doesn't take a lot of thought. This winter my go-to outfit has consisted mostly of striped shirts and skinny jeans. The current incarnation of the go-to includes this black and white nautical-ish striped top. I thrifted the top in January and have been kind of obsessed with it ever since. Black and white are big trends for the spring/summer 2013 season so i'll definitely be looking for similar tops that are more summer friendly in the future. Anyway I wear this outfit a little too much but I just love it so. Do you have a go-to?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


          So apparently Google Reader will be no more soon and I'm not really sure what that means or if it effects Google friend connect, but I've seen enough warnings that I figured I should just put one up for good measure. Anyway if you're like me and are just unsure what it all means a good way to make sure all the blogs you follow are safe is to import them to Bloglovin'. If you don't have a bloglovin' account it's pretty easy to do and a good way to keep track of all your blogs. Anyway if you already have a bloglovin' account then all you have to do is go to the account button on the upper right hand corner, click on settings and then click on import blogs which is located at the bottom of the settings page in the "other" category. This will insure that whatever Google ends up doing all your favorite blogs, including this one, will be safe. If you don't feel like importing all your blogs you can just click on the bloglovin' button in the "follow me" side bar and you can just follow my blog on bloglovin'.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Thirft Haul

I haven't done a thrift haul it what seems like forever. But, I'm trying to get back into the blogging regularly pattern and I have a bunch of thrift finds from the last couple months that have been patiently waiting for me to blog them, so here goes nothin'. I'm also linking up with Apron Thrift Girl, Sir Thrift-a-Lot, Remnant and A Living Space. Be sure to check out all of their thrift finds as well.

1. Decorative Owl Side Table. 

 I was never really that into the whole owl craze, but when I saw this table at Goodwill I had to have it. You just don't see stuff like this everyday at the thrifts so when you do you pounce, and I did. The table was a little pricier then I would really have liked to spend, but I didn't want to chance loosing it and it was so unique I figured I could deal with the price ($50.00). Plus I got paid the next day. I've never really had a great score at this Goodwill so this was a first, a very welcome first.

2. "Made in Italy" vase and Art Deco Salt and Pepper shakers. 

This vase was another find at Goodwill. It's simple, cute, and was only 3 bucks so I had to get it. The Salt and Pepper shakers were found at Value Village. I've seen some of these in antique stores and thought they were cool but generally antique stores just make me hope i'll one day find that item in a thrift store. So when I found these for 4 bucks I had to get them.

3. Ceramic cat set.

 I got these at the Salvation army for around 4 or 5 bucks (for all of them). They're kinda creepy and kind of cool, my favorite combination, so I got them.

4. Patterned Shift Dress.

 I'm never sure if you guys want to see my thrifted clothes just on the hanger like this but I figured i'd give it a shot. I got this dress at Salvation Army, It's originally from Old Navy and I though it was pretty cute.

5. Striped H&M Shift Dress.

I got this at Value Village. Value Village tends to be hit or miss, like most thrift stores, but when you hit at Value Village you really hit. I'm kind of obsessed with this dress, it's a touch shorter than I'd like but it's so cute  I had to get it. Plus it's not that short.

6. Sequin T-shirt. 

 I found this shirt at Value Village too. It is also kind of short but I really like it so I'm determined to make it work, we'll see how that goes.

7. Poodle on Wood. 

I found this at Savers and it was just "so bad it's good" that I couldn't help but get it, and it was only 3 bucks. Interestingly enough it was apparently given to someone as a birthday gift last year, or so says the inscription on the back, guess they weren't into it but one man's trash is another man's come up, right?

8. 70's Orange Coat.

I found this at Savers a few weeks back. I'm kind of obsessed with it and now that it's getting slightly warmer I'm totally gonna wear it. This will definitely go into my Fall/Spring coat rotation. Also every time I see it I think of the thrift shop song, because you know "I'm in this big ass coat, I look incredible."

9. Donut Mug. 

I found this mug at Value Village at their Martin Luther King Jr. holiday sale. By the time I got the store it had been pretty cleaned out but I saw a sort of funky looking box in the housewares aisle and inside was this guy. I thought it was a pretty cool mug and who doesn't like donuts? especially ones with SPRINKLES, which were totally my favorite as a kid. Obviously it was destiny for the donut mug and I to meet. Also it makes me think of Homer Simpson every time I drink out of it, unexpected bonus? yups.

Anyway those are my recent thrift finds. I'll try to bring you guys an outfit post later this week. I haven't been wearing anything super interesting lately, thus the lack of posts, but with warm weather around the corner (hopefully) I'm starting to get my fashion mojo back. I'll also try to get more of the Florida pictures up in a post. I don't want to drown you with photos but editing them down has been taking awhile.

Also though I still don't have a smart phone (yet?), I do have an iPod touch and that means I also have instagram. So if you'd like to see LOTS of pictures of my cats as well as thrift finds and other random stuff you can follow me @blackcatlies, or click here, or click on the instagram button on the bottom of the "Follow me" window to your right.