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. . .
Hello, internet fam! Today, I am doing a collaboration with the lovely blogger: Megan, from Lazy Thoughts.
And, being the thrifter that I am, it had to be a secondhand outfit.
Continue reading ➞ New Years Eve 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¢.
Continue reading ➞ Fall OOTD (Thrift Store Fashion)
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
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
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.
Continue reading ➞ The Military Ball 2014, Part #1 — Get Ready With Me