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)
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
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
I’m really into vintage fashion. I love the treasure hunt of thrifting, finding the one-of-a-kind gems in it that regular shopping doesn’t provide. And I love that I won’t catch anyone else wearing my outfit when I go out and about.
I’ve been really infatuated with the idea of an earring display, or just something to hang my earrings on. I was shopping around when I found a window screen wedged between the shelf and the wall. A tall employee helped me get it out, but I couldn’t shell $1.65 for an old window screen. I left it. But with the possibility in mind.
At another thrift store, the woman had used little picture frames and white bug mesh to hang her earrings, and boom. I was going to go home and do the same – with my own twist.
What you’ll need. . .
Continue reading ➞ DIY Earring Display