You May Be Broke If. . .

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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. . .

New Years Eve Fashion

New Years Eve Fashion

Hello, internet fam! Today, I am doing a collaboration with the lovely blogger: Megan, from Lazy Thoughts.

*crowd cheers*

And, being the thrifter that I am, it had to be a secondhand outfit.

Fall OOTD (Thrift Store Fashion)

Fall OOTD Thriftstore fashion

Hello, my internet friends.

It’s not very often that I begin a post with “hello,” so, hello.

I have been doing quite a bit of thrift store shopping lately. Considering I have yet to finish my Medical Transcription curriculum and tap into a fountain of wealth, this is a little concerning.

But then, I remember my jeans were 25¢.

Spring Fashion Lookbook 2015

Spring fashion lookbook secondhand clothes

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.

Valentine’s Day Fashion Lookbook

Valentine's Day Fashion Lookbook

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.

Mini Thrift Store Haul

Mini Thrift Store Haul

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.

The Military Ball 2014, Part #1 — Get Ready With Me

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Some of you may remember the Military Ball from last year. If you do, you’re my favorite.

In case you aren’t filled in, every year there is a Military Ball. My older brother is a merchant marine. Thus, he is invited to these military balls, providing us with the opportunity to spend a lot of money and join him. So we do.

Last year, it was just my brother and I. This year, we both had dates.

Ah yes, moving up in the world.

New Hair! — Ombre

I recently wrote an article on how to talk yourself out of cutting your hair. That was dear to my heart, because I too was tempted to go for a “cute, short Christmas haircut,” just to mix things up.

I did talk myself out of it, luckily. However, I decided on an ombre instead.

I was telling my coworker about my hair ideas when she mentioned her sister. “She’s in school now, so I bet you she’ll do it for cheap.”

Polite follow-up question: has she done it before?

Unboxing LE TOTE #2

LE TOTE clothing and accessory rental

After my first unboxing, I was quite excited to send the box back for a sequel. It felt like it took a while to return to me, if I’m being honest.

Though sure enough, after a few days I was greeted with a new black box. This time, with a fancy styled for you sticker to greet me.

The box gave me my usual set of compliments.
And I jumped right in.

My First LE TOTE Box

LE TOTE clothing and accessory rental

I’m so excited to jump into my LE TOTE experience. (Click here to read more about LE TOTE and what it is!)

Sadly, the First Month Free trial is over. I hope those of you who wanted it were able to sign up. If you’re interested in signing up now, you can still use the promo code REBEKAH15 for %15 off.

Now, onto the box that came in the mail today!

Who’s excited? I’m excited.