Wednesday, May 25, 2011

WIWW Summer But No Shorts!

I think it's hilarious that a compliment for me is when I'm told I dress "classy, like an older woman..." and when I get dressed and ask Ordy how I look, he says, "like a hot 50 year old!" <--- and that makes me happy. Am I weird?!?! 

Shirt: Gap
Pants: Forever 21
Watch: Michael Kors
Sandals: Sister gifted

Side Note: Light Hair!

Cardigan: Target
Undershirt: Old Navy
Linen Pants: Forever 21
Watch: Michael Kors

Shirt: Poetry
Sandals: 365

Here is the outfit in action hahaha with Ordy Boy just lounging outside hanging with family :)

White linen ruffle shirt: Banana Republic
Khaki: H & M
Sandals: 365

Last-minute hair-do = braid and headband!

Sweater: Gap
Pants: Limited
Sandals: Puerto Rican store

I was deciding shoes and this is the only picture I thought to take! I was asked to host at the restaurant I work at during the summer and this was it- only imagine two of those shoes :)
Top: H&M 
Black skinnies: Forever 21
Shoes: DSW

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Tennessee Thrifting!

This post is long overdue! A few Saturdays ago, Ordy and I decided it would be a fun idea to head down (or up rather) to Tennessee and spend our Saturday toolin' around time with Laina and The Guff .

It won't be truthful to say everything went according to the plan... Ordy was under the impression that their hubbies would be in tow- half way to Tennessee I got a text that said it was "us girls".... ruh-roh. I didn't even know how to break the news to Ordy... so I didn't. Poor guy got blindsided when we pulled up to Laina's cabin and there were no boys in sight... He thought I suckered him into a girl's trip! Aw, I would never ever ever do that!!! After a five minute pow-wow and me explaining myself to him, he really did put his game face on and was a real trooper! Another reason why I am obsessed with that boy, he woke up at 5 am, picked me up, and drove me to Tennessee just to go thrifting with a bunch of girls. He's the best.

Back to the trip- here are a few outside pics of the adorable cabin!! For more visit her blog and poke around! She has a true talent for giving things a second life!

If you follow me on twitter, you know a few of the places we stopped by, but I'll go ahead and post more pics. 
This thing was $50 and 1/2 off it came to $25...but I was holding out for a Queen Anne couch not a chair and it was so soon in the morning I held off... Sad, because look how cute it could have been!!!

The Guff being silly while scoping out some goodies

I kind of wanted this to match my nightstand, (the legs/curves matched) but I didn't want the extra headache of adding height to match the one I have now... $10...

$1 Timex clock I debated getting

$5 Mirror and Kleenex tray I also debated purchasing

I don't remember how much this mirror was...maybe $15?

Cute Settee, just not the style I was holding out for..

Ok, here is where I'm going to preach a little...

This particular mirror has been at that particular thrift store for months (and months)... and the sticker said $30...!!! REALLY? you can get a brand new, not cracked one from Ikea for $24!!!! I was shocked. I offered $10 and THE OWNER STILL SAID NO! really?? You are a thrift store- it was donated! it's obviously not selling, you're really going to deny an easy $10?! I was so annoyed I couldn't help think about these greedy thrift store prices all over... So wrong. It was donated for crying out loud- if I knew the person dropping it off and offered her $4 for it she would've taken it- why wouldn't you?! Especially for being there on your wall for so long. Ridic. Moving on. 

I have this same exact bowl in my living room! Didn't expect it to be $75...

THIS is what I want. What I drool over. $325... I brought the lady down to $200 but Ordy said it was still too much for as much work as I wanted to put into it. He thinks I should look for a more "fixer upper" one to make my own for under $100... So that's all I've been looking for. 

I really liked these... we didn't ask how much because after everything else we inquired about was triple the price we expected, we just browsed and enjoyed the stuff.

We finished the trip to a visit to Estate of Confusion, which was a glorified junk yard where two random guys make up prices. Think I'm kidding? One guy quoted Alaina $20 for a galvanized trash can and when I asked the other guy he said $5 or 10... I think $5 I can't remember now. Score for her!

This particular cat was obsessed with Ordy and followed him around everywhere! I caught him cozyin' up to me and snapped a pic... I LOVE sweet cats- I'm not a cat person, but sweet cats make me happy.

My apologies for posting so late, I've been side tracked with summer and life! I'm still adjusting!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

200th Post!!!!

I'm so proud to have my 200th post on the blog be a guest post on one of my favorite blogs!!! It makes my heart happy to know the ole blog can make it!! Go visit

Sorry for the ugly link I don't know how to do it properly from my phone! But I just had to share with you all!!! Thanks for following along on our journey!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

WIWW! Finally Back!

Is there a rule against combining three weeks of WIWW from your camera but couldn't post because of finals? Oh, Lindsey, I hope not! HAHA! Linking up with the Pleated Poppy for the first time in a LONG time!! Starting from Easter Weekend on...

Dinner out with Ordy Boy: 
Dress: Nordstrom Rack
Cardigan: NY&CO 

Easter Morning!

Cardigan: Same NY&Co one
Dress: Old Navy
Belt: Forever 21
Shoes: Puerto Rican store find
Necklace: BFF's Borrowed

Class Outfit: (I tricked Emily into thinking I wasn't wearing an elastic waistband like I normally do... I totally was. JEGGINGS!)
Shirt: Target BF tee
Jeggings: TJMaxx
Shoes: Same PR ones
Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack

Yard Sale Day:
Harajuku Lovers Shirt
Rich & Skinny Jeans
Puerto Rican shoe store (racking up on those sandals!) 

Thrifted Plaid Shirt
Rich & Skinny Jeans
Rainbow Sandals
Gap Terry Cloth Hoodie 


(Out shopping with my adorable Bobo!)
Shirt: Gift from my Step Mom
Seven Skinny Jeans
Gap City Flats

Premiere Night to Something Borrowed with my sis!
The lovely Emily Giffin (Author of Something Borrowed) and I!

Target Tank
NY&Co Blazer
Tory Burch Clutch
Black Skinny Jeans 
Adorable Shoes!

Running Errands- doing nothing- ENJOYING SUMMER!

American Eagle Tanktop
Target Cardi
Nordstrom Rack Cargo pants
Charlotte Russe Sandals

And that's that!! Hope y'all dont mind the mash up! I am so happy to get back into WIWW! Bring on the accountability :) Although, I will say... For my anniversary gift this weekend, I had Ordy get me running gear to get me motivated to start working out... so I'm afraid future WIWW might consist of athletic clothes! I HAVE TWO BEACH TRIP PLANS APPROACHING!! AHH!!! At least they're cute! Right?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Weekend of Picnics

Ordy and I spent our anniversary night with a cute picnic on this beautiful piece of land his coworker owns and generously allows us to picnic there... We love it. It gives us a great excuse to take the Scout out for an hour drive, and when we get there- it always takes our breath away how peaceful it is. 

I snuck some pics of Ordy taking it all in... I absolutely love this boy. 

High Cotton (Ordy's Scout) looks so good out here :)

We'd love to own property like this some day in the near future. Absolutely love it. 

We put our picnic blanket down and enjoyed a take out dinner of KFC :)

Cheesing it up for the camera, on the back of the Scout

This last pic cracks me up. It gets chilly in the Scout, so I keep a Snuggie in the back... well when the sun went down it got really chilly, so I put the Snuggie on, only for Ordy to die laughing saying I look homeless. HA. I acted like I was asking for change in my cup to play the part.

It was such a fun night and I love that our anniversary consisted of the following:
  • KFC
  • Being able to wear a t-shirt
  • No fancy dinner blowing $100+ only to eat something I can't pronounce...
  • Being with Ordy all alone with no distractions
  • Being out in the open listening to nature 
  • Dreaming about our future
The next day, we had a picnic with Ordy's family for Mother's Day. Here are a few scenes from that!!

Some Instagram shots of the weekend!