Thursday, November 19, 2015

Goodwill Finds

I recently went on a Goodwill Shopping Excursion with my fellow blogger, neighbor and friend, Abby. We both got some great items and loved checking out some different Goodwill stores. Another local blogger and friend, Dina was co-hosting the event and offering thrift tips, so that was great too! 

Here are some of my finds:

Abby actually found this scarf - it was only $2! I also got the pants for only $4. They are ankle length and slim fit. I love the black leather detail around the waist and pockets! This sweater I got from our most recent swap. It's Vintage and lavender, such a pretty combination. 

These pants were only $1.50! All yellow tags were $1.50, such a great deal. This top is another piece that I got from the most recent swap. I love the pattern of these pants and the loose fitting, comfy material. They're a little short, so I may turn them into shorts for the summer. 

I got this sweater for $2.00 for Eden. It appears to be for a little boy, but sometimes I like to put her in gender neutral clothes anyway. It's almost brand new! 

Abby found this skirt too! Isn't it great? I won't say how much I paid for it because I'm going to wear it a few times and then list it in the Vintage shop :)

Can't get enough of the Goodwill - their mission, friendly staff and great finds.. always a win! 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Ankle Rain Boots

I've recently been on the hunt for some short rain boots for rainy/snowy days. Sometimes you want to wear rubber boots without the bulk of the tall ones. When it's not snowing or frigidly cold, I try to take walks with the baby almost every day. Ankle boots would be so nice to walk in on damp days. I think they'd just be easier to wear in general - gardening and yard work, errands, walks, etc.

These are a few that I've been eyeing recently..


1. Joules Rain Boot / Navy - Target

2. Rubber Flat Boots - Light in the Box

3. Red Lupia Ankle Boots - Aldo

4. Joules Rain Boot / Striped - Target

All of them are adorable and practical. Have a great start to your week!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

FTB Styled: Polka Dot Top

I love a good polka dot blouse. This one is super light, comfortable and easy to wear. I paired it with a pair of boyfriend jeans and wool hat. I got this hat at Target a few years ago, but I see them at thrift stores all the time. 

This top is available in the Vintage Shop here for $12.75. It's priced to sell because of some wear under the armpits (the wear blends in with the design of the fabric). 

I hope you have a fabulous Sunday!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Little Ladybug

Last year was Eden's first Halloween.. but this was her first year Trick-or-Treating. It was so cute to see her all dressed up and playing with some of the neighborhood kids. We have such a great street with a lot of other kids. Eden has a thing for both both kids and other toddlers.. so it works out well. The headband didn't stay on the whole night but she was actually really good about the wings.

Reed and I have already enjoyed almost all of her candy. I love that part of Halloween :)

Hope you had a great one.. can't believe it's November now!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Thrifted Fall Jackets

I recently thrifted both of these jackets during the same thrift-trip. I was at the Village on Waterloo, not necessarily looking for jackets, but there they both were. The gray blazer was $10, a little pricey (for a thrift store), but it's a 100% wool Gap blazer. I am always on the lookout for blazer to wear to work, and I've been keeping my eye out for a nice gray one. This one fit the bill!

The trench coat I didn't and don't necessarily need, but for $6 (half-off $12), I decided it was worth it. A good trench is a great jacket to have. I have a light trench that I love, so I think it will be nice to have one that is a little bit heavier as well.

I love that both of these jackets have interesting cuff details when the sleeves are rolled. Thanks to Dottie, the FTB mannequin, for modeling the jackets for me.

Full dislosure, I did pay $9 to have both of the jackets dry-cleaned. Still a great deal for two nice jackets, in my opinion :)

Hope you've had a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Three Things (Life Lately)

1. Fall is in full swing and while I agree that the changing leaves are absolutely gorgeous, I can't help but mourn our long summer days spent outside. Going for after dinner walks because it's a warm evening (and the sun's out past 7pm). Spending all day walking around the neighborhood and playing at the water table. We are definite outdoor lovers, Eden included. She's constantly going up to the back door and suggesting: "side?" Today was 70 degrees - the perfect fall day. Chilly morning and evening, warm afternoon, complete with the fall colors. This is the type of fall day that make the transition easier.

2. Over the weekend, we celebrated my sister-in-law and soon to be baby niece! She's due on Thanksgiving - how fun is that? Pictured above are both of my SIL's, who I love dearly. I am so excited to have another little girl to join Eden and Cora at family functions :)

3. I'm still working two days a week and when I find an outfit I like, I try to take a picture so that I have an archive of outfits to throw together on work days. I'm not a huge ruffle person, but this gray top makes them seem less ultra-girly and more work appropriate.

Hope you're having a fantastic fall so far,

Thursday, October 15, 2015

FTB Vintage Fall Coupon Code

Over the past several days, we've been listing the first round of our "fall collection" over at the Vintage Shop. We now have a whole page of items listed - 24 total!

The items listed so far range from $15- $22, many falling somewhere in between. There's a range of dresses, tops, tunics, short sleeve sweaters and blazers. There will be more listed in the coming weeks!

Use coupon code FTBFALL1 for 20% now until Sunday!

Happy Fall shopping :)