Thursday, November 6, 2014

On Thursdays We Thrift... Edition I

Look at all of those patterns!!!

Can you believe that there was once a time that I was embarrassed to actually go thrifting. Yes, that was me. I honestly couldn't understand why my mom shopped at thrift stores when I was a child. It was very weird for me because my mom would literally get a designer handbag (Dooney & Bourke) every other weekend from Mansours. I can't remember when the actual switch occurred and I began LOVING thrifting, but I'm sooo happy it did. And I'm also happy that I was taught by one of the greatest thrifters in my opinion, my mom. Flash forward a few years and one of the first things I look for (besides a Target) is a thrift store.

Unique was one of the first thrift stores that people raved about when I moved to Virginia. I went the first time and absolutely hated it. I visited a few more times and still hated it. I'm honestly in awe that Unique is moving into my top 3 thrift stores. I honestly visit every Thursday on my lunch break because on Thursdays they have 25% off. And if I feel like I wasn't able to search as thoroughly as I'd like to, I go back after work and give it another go. I actually was able to teach my friend how to thrift and she picked up a few cute pieces too. I'll try my best to update you all on my thrift finds. If you're in the Virginia area, let me know your favorite place to thrift. And check out some of the awesome things I picked up!!!
This Talbots skirt is perfect for the fall. What color top would you wear? $7.99
I knew immediately knew that this Banana Republic shirt had to come home with me!!! $6.99
I love the dual design as well as the duel texture of this shirt.

You can never go wrong with a plain black shirt, get this, it's a Target brand shirt!!! $3.99
I was sooo happy when I found this leopard print maxi skirt!!!

What is that, velvet?  $5.99
Another cute skirt for work, since its blue & white I need some color to make it pop.  $7.99
I love the color of this shirt, but hate how this pic makes my head look sooo swole lol!!!

I LOVE finding designer deals, that's exactly what this Michael Kors skirt was. $5.99

I can't wait to wear this vintage top with a pair of tights and combat boots. $4.99

This vintage silk blouse is sooo soft!!!
Deciding on which clutch to choose...
She did sooo well on her first thrift trip!!!

Yes everything behind me, came home with me today!!!
 Again, all of the items purchased were an additional 25% off and guess what? On Veteran's day Unique is offering 50% off of everything. I. Will. Be. There.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

On Tuesdays We Target...Edition I

One of my absolute favorite past times is walking around Target. It doesn't matter what you need or what neighborhood you're in you can almost certainly find a Target. My love for target is endless, Target was actually the first real job offered to me a few weeks before graduation (I declined but often wonder how my life would have been with that experience). I honestly visit Target a minimum of 3 times a week, it's like I'm a magnet and instantly drawn to them. I have several locations near me since I live in a metro area and always know that if I don't find something in my local Target, I can go down the road a bit and find it. I remember when Target first arrived in my hometown in Ga. it was such a magical experience. Yes I'm describing it as magical. They set us up for like a year and teased us with several commercials before actually opening up. I remember it being a one-stop shop; and with the additions of full grocery stores, they have definitely lived up to it. So you see... My love for Target is, has been, and will always be an endless magical experience whenever I step foot inside (even if that is 3 times a week, lol). Going forward this will be a reoccurring segment, showing you what actually interested me in Target and how I'm able to turn deals with target cartwheel.

Take a look at a few things I saw on my journey today:

This smelled sooo good. I'm more of a Bath and Body Works candle type of girl but I also like this brand. Please know that this will be coming home with me at a later date.

I'm honestly not sure how this didn't jump in my basket. Can you see the $2.38 price tag, that's what you call a deal. 

Awesome, awesome holiday gifts for a reasonable price. There are 4 different color shemes with cute sayings which include a ring holder, photo frame, decorative tray, vase, and coasters. This would be the perfect secret Santa gift, thank me later.

I absolutely live for novelty items and I'm not sure which one is my fav but I will be picking up a few since I'll be hosting a Ugly Christmas Sweater party next month.

Being from the South I am beyond obsessed with monogrammed items. This would also be a great secret Santa gift!

I love seeing the red tags in Target because you know that's code for discounts!!! I should have grabbed the flesh colored polish but no worries, I'll be back in Friday!!!

How awesome is this coat with all of its intricate detailing. I'm in need of a winter coat but all of this cuteness doesn't justify the price nor the fact that the actual warm factor is missing. That makes me sad but hopefully I'll be able to grab it a bit later when it gets a red tag. 

That's it for me. Did any of you stop in Target this week, am I missing something? Let me know what you purchased below in the comment section.