Archives For April 2015

Baby Blue

April 20, 2015 — 7 Comments

Denim jacket + white dress + slip on sneakers // We So Thrifty

Denim jacket + white dress + vintage back pack // We So Thrifty

Denim jacket + white dress + slip on sneakers // We So Thrifty

Denim jacket + white dress + vintage back pack // We So Thrifty

Denim jacket + white dress + slip on sneakers // We So Thrifty

Matching thrifted denim // We So Thrifty

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I know, I know. Connor and I entered a “Who Wore it Better?” contest and I LOST BY A WIDE MARGIN.

This post not only settles that score, but it also settles the “what is the world’s most versatile garment?” argument. You may say “what argument?” To which I say: “This is the internet. There are arguments wherever you choose to find them. What a time to be alive!”

And so, I’d like to publicly declare the jean jacket as the World’s Most Versatile-and-Consistently-Age-Appropriate Garment. I challenge you to find any other item that would look as good on a 28 year old and a 3-month old. I’m telling you right now, I have a pair of onesie pajamas, and the site of me as a giant teletubby would haunt your dreams forever.

Just last friday, when catching up with my sister Robyn, she mentioned that her eldest is now a total grown-up because she requested a jean jacket all on her own. She too ended up with a thrifted Gap jacket like mine – way to go, niece!

So there you have it. One argument settled on the internet, one bajillion to go.

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Banana Republic Dress: $14.99 | Value Village
Gap Jean Jacket: $29.95 | Second Chance Consignment
Shoes: $10 | Target
Backpack: Thrifted gift from Mom

Comeback

April 8, 2015 — 8 Comments

Printed thrifted dress // We So Thrifty

Printed thrifted dress // We So Thrifty

Printed thrifted dress // We So Thrifty

Printed thrifted dress // We So Thrifty

Printed thrifted dress // We So Thrifty

Ahoy! Or, more appropriately, hola! (The reason for that will reveal itself in a few sentences).

This post is my glorious, much-anticipated return to blogging. I’d compare it to that time Jay Z or Cher came out of their retirements, but they don’t have the following I do.

You’ll notice that my affinity for sarcasm is still here, as is my love for tacos and pretty thrifted dresses. Let’s break the latter down a bit more: This brand-new American Rag dress is from Value Village, and the first piece of post-pregnancy clothing I treated myself to. It’s a bit ironic because I actually could be super pregnant in this dress – it’s roomy. I think I got used to looking specifically for belly-friendly items – but hey! More room for tacos! (You could say “more room for baby number two!”, but if I ever get around to writing about my labour, you’ll understand why it will be some time before our little banana gets an apple or an orange to play with.)

Now, the tacos part: In keeping with post-pregnancy firsts, I wore this dress on my first date with Jentine since the B.C. era (Before Connor). It was predictably grand – we ate tacos and drank margaritas  and took pictures of our not-at-all-seasonally-appropriate attire while curious strangers looked on. I’m happy to report that hamming it up in front of a camera is very much like riding a bike: you feel a little wobbly at first, but you’ll be poppin’ that hip  in no time.

And now that I’ve muddied up a metaphor, I’ve hit every requirement for a typical post. I’d say that makes me officially back in the game.

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Dress: Value Village | $24.99
Clutch: Winners | $7.99
Boots: Target | END OF DAYS CLEARANCE PRICE.