Showing posts from May, 2015

May 2015 Clothing Budget + What I'm Into

Time for another end of the month clothing budget roundup! This time, I'm going to try adding a short summary of what I've been up to and enjoying this month, too. I'd love to keep this up every month!

First up is my clothing budget -
Overall, it was a much better month for me. I was more focused on my list and really got some good pieces that are helping my wardrobe to work better together.

May Clothing Budget by gracenote30 featuring a chino trousers

Black Stylus cropped pants from JCPenney - $10.66 after coupon Floral blouse from Target - $13.32 Pink print Merona shorts from Goodwill - $3.51 Cobalt Liz Claiborne chinos from Goodwill - $4.58 Black Mossimo tee - $5.50 Mustard Limited skinny jeans from a garage sale - $0.25 Red tassel Old Navy scarf from Schoola - $1.00 Floral scarf and print scarf from Goodwill - $2.97
Total spent: $41.79 
For next month, I'd like to focus on a few items: brown sandals, cognac flats, a colorful long necklace, a solid short sleeve dress, and a so…

Book Review: Finding Me

I recently had the opportunity to read the book Finding Me by Kathryn Cushman. This contemporary Christian fiction novel tells the story of Kelli, a young adult who recently lost her father. Kelli has always been told that her mother and siblings died in a fire when she was a baby, but when she's going through her father's papers, she uncovers shocking news about her past. She takes this information and embarks on a journey to Tennessee to try and find out the truth. Kelli only intends to stay for awhile and not get involved in the lives of the people in this small town, but she quickly becomes a part of the lives of people she believes may be her family.

The characters and setting of this book are interesting and well-developed. The interactions among the characters are realistic and believable as well. The faith aspect of this book is light but still integral. There isn't a lot of overt "preaching", but church is a big part of the lives of the characters and pa…

Thrifting for Mother's Day

Hi all! Hope you are enjoying a lovely May. It's finally getting warm in our area. :) I wanted to share about how I thrifted my mom's Mother's Day gift this year. I really wanted to get her a Stitch Fix shipment. I love the idea of being surprised by a fun package of goodies specifically chosen for you by a stylist. My frugal nature started thinking and I decided to challenge myself and see if I could put together a "Thrift Fix" for my mom instead. So I took the $20 styling fee I would have paid to Stitch Fix and went to Goodwill instead. Here's what I got her for a grand total of $20.62.

Black and white Christopher and Banks tiered maxi skirt

Black, white, plum, and tan White House Black Market tunic

Pastel floral Croft and Barrow tee

Navy and gray hooded Sonoma open cardigan

Yellow, turquoise, black, and white floral East 5th tunic

The price of course! I got her some great brands for not much money.Lots of choices - I was able to get some specific pie…