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 Рway 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.