Thursday, March 21, 2013

For the Love of Thrifting

The Fun things about today's outfit:
1. Green Pants - Thrifted for $4 and skinnied from a flair.
2. Sweater & Shoes - Target
3. Chambray - Thrifted for $2.50
4. White Bracelet - Thrifted
5. Paper Bead Bracelet - Gift

Seriously, I've been looking for olive green pants for a long time. I've looked at full priced stuff even, because I couldn't find anything in thrift stores. Well, yesterday I hit the jackpot! HOORAY!
When I try pants on at thrift stores I really only look at the fit in my from mid thigh and higher. I don't really enjoy refashioning the upper part of pants but from mid thigh down it's pretty darn easy. 

I'm not proud of this, but I haven't been doing well on keeping my running goals. I haven't run once this week and it's Thursday already. Strange, because I had plans to run every single day. I probably even told someone each day that I was planning to run. Then the time came and something came up. It's time to buckle down and get to business. (Rabbit trail for a minute. When I say the words "Get down to business" I start singing Mulan in my head and getting ready to defeat the Huns)

Back to reality (Now my mind is rapping with Eminem). But really, this happens to me to often lately that I slack on commitments I make to myself. I need to start seriously praying for diligence and start setting lots of reminders in my phone for things. And maybe post some sticky notes around the house too. Determined to be diligent!

Proverbs 14:23
In all labor there is profit,
But idle chatter leads only to poverty.

Proverbs 13:4
The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing;
But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.



  1. Cute outfit! Next time I go thrifting i'm going to remember that I can turn flares into skinnies!
    Love your rant about Mulan! I sing that song all the time! It's such a catchy song.


    1. Yep! I grabbed two more pairs to skinny up in the same trip. Looking forward to those too!
      Glad to know I'm not the only one with kids movies playing in my head!

  2. Such a cute outfit! I love the sweater...well, actually I love everything. I need to start keeping a more open mind when shopping for pants. I tend to ignore the flared pants, but I've turned jeans into skinnies before, so no reason I can't do it again.

    2ndhand Knowledge: A Style Blog

    1. For sure! Thrifting needs open mindedness, or it just gets overwhelming.

  3. Nice job altering those pants! They look so great with the too and sweater!

  4. hi sweets! so glad you found me because now i can follow your adorable blog!
    i wish i was better at thifting, i'm just not! but you my dear are wonderful! can't wait to get to know you more!

    1. Thanks Megan! I'm so glad you came by my blog!

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    1. Thanks Tamara! I just spent the last 20 min looking at Go Fish's website. I love it! I'm so glad you stopped by.

  6. I totally did the exact same thing with a pair of olive pants recently (that I'd also been looking for for a while!). They are my new favorite pants, and I love how you've styled yours!


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