Sunday, March 23, 2014

Career Chic for Under $20

Ann Taylor dress ($1.49/lb, Goodwill Bargain Barn)
GAP cardigan ($4, Goodwill)
American Eagle peep toe kitten heels ($5, Payless ShoeSource)
Necklace (5/$3, Goodwill)
Earrings (6/$3, CATO)

I joined a thrifting connect group at my church, The Life Church. I have thoroughly enjoyed the group and I have learned about new thrift stores across the city. I have posted a list of thrift stores in the Memphis metropolitan area that was given to the group. Every week we have a challenge. This week's challenge was creating an outfit under $20. I received raved reviews for my color combo!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Wood Chair DIY Tutorial

I went to a neighborhood yard sale yesterday and found an array of treasures. I found something for each member of my family. Jimi Hendrix, Kiss and Led Zeppelin albums for my vinyl collecting husband and a box of jumbo Legos and a talking telephone for our busy, and super-talkative toddler. Of course, I found plenty of clothing which you probably see in future posts, but my most prized find was this lovely wooden chair that I got for $4.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Why I Decided to 'Go Natural'

I have been natural for 3 years and it has been one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Wearing your hair naturally as an African American woman is a big deal! We are raised in communities and in a society where the ideal standard of beauty is fair skin with long straight hair. And most of us are always trying to attain that goal and damaging our hair in the process. I decided to 'go natural' because I felt that part of me was missing. The new growth on my head was undiscovered territory and I needed to see what it was all about.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Birthdate Lunch Date

The Limited shirt ($3, Salvation Army)
Mossimo cardigan ($4, Goodwill)
l.e.i. skinny jeans ($5, Goodwill)
American Eagle booties ($10, Payless ShoeSource)
Brash Necklace ($5, Payless ShoeSource)
glitter clutch ($5, Goodwill)

Like the hair? Check out my Crochet Braids Post!