There are few things in life that I consider myself a true authority in.
Vanilla shakes, sarcasm, and keeping self-entertained are examples of such things.
But when it comes to being thrifty, saving money, and—yes, being broke—oh, my wisdom reigns supreme.
For example, you may be broke if. . .
Continue reading ➞ You May Be Broke If. . .
I basically showed up at church, wearing nothing but my grandma’s old skirt.
And I got nothing but compliments.
When I wear this outfit, ladies ask me questions. It begins with an over-all praise, then their expression focuses. They step back, stare at my knees, and say, “wait. Is it a skirt or a dress?”
Continue reading ➞ At Church With Only A Skirt On
Fashion and thrift shopping. Those words make me happy. And the word candy. And the word clearance.
Anyways, I realized I haven’t done a fashion lookbook since Valentines Day, so I’m due.
In case you’re wondering, yes it is still spring. I Googled it.
So bring on the pastels, pearls, and lace! From my second-hand closet, to you.
Continue reading ➞ Spring Fashion Lookbook 2015
I don’t write a lot of reviews. When I do, they’re only ever for things I truly believe in or purchase from, such as Thred Up and Ipsy.
I found this store. They didn’t find me.
And I’m obsessed.
Continue reading ➞ Born Pretty Store Review
Valentine’s sparks an array of creativity in girls’ clothing, no matter what kind of day their guy has planned. We want to look cute and feel cute and show we cared to make ourselves extra pretty for that special someone.
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post on date ideas. From these have birthed three different outfit choices; a casual look with a Valentine flair, a cute and flirty look perfect for a picnic or movie, and a romantic date night look.
I’ve also teamed up with Emily from thecoloradoblonde.com, who’s created the three different hairstyles featured in the lookbook today.
And yes, every one of these outfits was bought or given to me secondhand.
Continue reading ➞ Valentine’s Day Fashion Lookbook
Today is Martin Luther King Junior day. Lucky students, employees, and city workers got the day off.
By pure luck, my entire family got the day off from work, school, and bible studies. And a follow-up question, bright and sparkly, presented itself: So what are we gonna do?
We’re the Koontzes. We hike, and camp, and go to the movies, and eat junk food, and go thrift shopping.
Continue reading ➞ Mini Thrift Store Haul