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Thrifty Threads Thursday

It’s been a long time since a Thrifty Threads Thursday post. As I said before, I felt pretty silly posting my outfits. Plus it got cold and when it’s cold…

It’s been a long time since a Thrifty Threads Thursday post.

As I said before, I felt pretty silly posting my outfits. Plus it got cold and when it’s cold all I care about is staying warm not how I look.

But I’ve decided to bring Thrifty Threads back for four reasons.

1. Thrifting and bargain shopping is fun.
2. Wearing what find is fun.
3. Sharing what I find is fun.
4. I choosing not to care what people think.

So what if I’m almost 35 and like to post pictures of my clothing on the internet. Being a homeschooling mom doesn’t mean I have to stick with jean jumpers and Crocs. Not judging. 🙂

I’ve always enjoyed expressing myself through clothing but once I had kids that along with keeping up with music took a back seat.

Luckily Brent keeps my iPod filled good music but the clothes are up to me.

This skirt is my most recent happy find.

 

I found this skirt in a thrift shop in Williamsburg, VA. (That’s the Mayflower II in the background.)

Aren’t the dancing people on the skirt sweet. So happy! My nails not so much.

The belt was thrifted in Ventura, the shirt is from the Old Navy Sale rack, and the bracelet was from our trip to South Africa.

Love and Laughter,
Jenn

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Day 47: Texas Junk Co

I prefer the musty smell of at thrift store over the plastic-y overly perfumed smell of a department store any day. This may have something to do with convincing Brent…

I prefer the musty smell of at thrift store over the plastic-y overly perfumed smell of a department store any day.

This may have something to do with convincing Brent to navigate our truck and trailer through Houston city streets looking for 215 Welch Street.

Or maybe it was because I really wanted a pair of Texan cowboy boots but didn’t want to spent a month’s food budget on such boots.

Or maybe it’s because I have a nine year old (who really wants his own pair of boots) to back me up.

Or maybe it’s because I’m cheap and adventurous but mostly cheap.

Welcome to Texas Junk Company.

(Texas Junk is actually open on Fridays too.)

Swoon.

Yes, let’s.

Vinyl, anyone?

I didn’t find a pair of boots but the little guy in the middle did.

A door to a door.

Texas Junk Co.

Don’t miss it.

Love and Laughter,
Jenn

 

 

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Thrifty Threads Thursday: West Texas Edition

So I finally got the courage for another Thrifty Threads Thursday post. Truth be told, I feel a little silly doing these but I’m having so much fun scouring thrift…

So I finally got the courage for another Thrifty Threads Thursday post. Truth be told, I feel a little silly doing these but I’m having so much fun scouring thrift and vintage stores along the way and I want to share my finds with you.

I’m really pleased with these photos Brent took at Guadalupe National Park. There was no one around so I felt comfortable getting silly.

I got this dress from Resources during our visit to Madrid, New Mexico. I couldn’t wait to wear it and as soon as we got to warmer weather I put it on.

I wore the dress again in Marfa, Texas with a cardigan and tied the bow outside the cardigan.

Dress: Vintage – Madrid, NM
Shoes: Thrifted – Santa Fe, NM
Belt: Thrifted – Oxnard, CA

Love and Laughter,
Jenn

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Thrifty Threads Thursday: Downtown Ventura Edition

This evening we wanted to say goodbye to our little downtown. Downtown Ventura is a special place.  Not only is it blocks from the ocean, it’s a perfect mixture of…

This evening we wanted to say goodbye to our little downtown.

Downtown Ventura is a special place.  Not only is it blocks from the ocean, it’s a perfect mixture of mom and pop sprinkled with a little cooperate.  A movie theatre, a library, restaurants, and small shops line Main Street.  It’s an afternoon thrifters dream with at least 4 thrift shops, antique stores, and a Buffalo Exchange all within blocks. And if all else fails there is a Urban Outfitters and American Apparel.

(That’s not my car.  Remember, I have a big old diesel truck.  I’m such a poser. ;-))

The afternoon heat was still lingering even as the sun set. The temperature to wear what may be my favorite dress before I pack it away for the year.  (Sniff.)

A treasure of a thrift store find, I’m wearing this dress even when I’m an eccentric old lady.

It’s black linen with embroidered flowers around the hem and on the back.

 

It makes me feel like twirling down the street and belting out “My Favorite Things”.

Goodbye dress.

Goodbye downtown.

You will both be missed.

love and laughter,
jenn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thrifty Threads Thursday: Ventura Harbor Edition

Brent is sick.  It’s really putting a damper on things.  First of all, he feels terrible.  He has been in bed since Monday.  That, in and of itself, is bad…

Brent is sick.  It’s really putting a damper on things.  First of all, he feels terrible.  He has been in bed since Monday.  That, in and of itself, is bad enough.  Second, it’s putting a lot of extra strain on me trying to get ready to go by October 16th.

 

To take a break from the stress Thing 1 and I went down to the harbor to shoot some Thrifty Threads Thursday pictures.  The harbor is only a 5-10 minute drive, depending on traffic, from our house and one of my favorite places in Ventura.

My friend knew I loved this skirt and gave it to me after reading my first Thrifty Thread Thursday post.

It’s a handsewn wrap skirt with little felt and vintage fabric birds sewn on the hem.  The tay on the inside says “Lindsey Miller Handmade One of a Kind”.  I wondering if it’s this designer?

The sweater is from Tulle.  About twice a year they have a sample sale in LA and it’s so. much. fun.  That is ff you don’t mind digging, waiting in lines, trying on clothes in a parking lot and general chaos!  I don’t.  If you don’t live in LA they have really good sales every once in a while.

There is no such thing as too much ball fringe.  No. such. thing.

Glasses are from Warby Parker.  Love this company.  The glasses are high quality, the customer service is amazing, and for every pair of glasses sold they give a pair to someone in need.

 

 

Kenzie shoes.  I literally watched these for 6 months until they went on sale.  Thrifty or crazy?

I think Thing 1 did a great job taking the photos! Now, I have two personal photographers! 😉  Thank you, Thing 1!!!!

Best of all, we had so much fun despite the blustery weather!

Trying to take our photo!  My arm is just not long enough!

Ack!!  The wind!!!

I think I’m going to miss this town.

love and laughter,
jenn

 

 

 

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Thrifty Threads Thursday

I’m going to do a regular little feature on this new blog of mine. Thrifty Threads Thursday Some of you may only know me from my health blog Girl Heroes….

I’m going to do a regular little feature on this new blog of mine.

Thrifty Threads Thursday

Some of you may only know me from my health blog Girl Heroes.  Those of you may be surprised to find out I’m interested in much more than food and fitness.

One of those interest is vintage and vintage inspired fashion.

LOVE.

Really, it’s a bit ridiculous how happy cute vintage dresses make me.  Especially dresses with buttons, bows, gathers, pins, tucks, lace, and piping.  Not all at once…well…maybe…

Not only do I have a “wee” obsession with vintage style clothing, I have a wee budget and a wee closet in our new rv home.

Sooooooo things are about to get interesting.

Here’s the plan.  I’m going to visit thrift and vintage shops all over the country.  I’ll also probably come across a good sale or two.  (Good thing I’ve been stashing some of my birthday and Christmas money in my sock drawer.) Then I’m going to post my finds here once a week.

In the meantime, I’m going to share some of my favorite thrifty threads.

Ironically, I got this little dress from a vintage shop in Seattle a few years ago.  I love it just as much today as the day I bought it.  The belt was found in a dollar bin at a little boutique downtown Ventura.

I’ve had my Saltwater Sandals for almost 15 years!  I’d call that a good investment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My hairstylist braided my hair.  I doubt I’ll ever be able to replicate it.  Oh well.  At least I have a picture.

So guys (Dad), please bear with the Thrifty Thread Thursday.  I promise there will diesel trucks  and be plenty of pictures from the places in the near future.

with love,
jenn

 

 

 

 

 

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