Wednesday, April 20, 2016

FTB Styled: Pleated Mint Skirt






































This skirt is so much fun to wear. It's the perfect spring color and makes you want to twirl. It's part of the FTB Spring Collection and is available here. I love playing dress up in the Vintage collection - it's such a fun perk of running the shop! The white cardigan is also available as part of the Spring Collection, here. I thrifted this crop-top from Goodwill and I love the pattern and color.

I hope you're enjoying Spring.. it's my favorite time of year!


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Easter 2016


We had such a special Easter this year! Mostly because Eden and I coordinated our outfits - florals and stripes and straw hats. She did look absolutely adorable, but in all serious it was extra special because we were able to spend the whole day with family members and it was gorgeous outside.

I know I posted a few weeks ago (here) about another Easter dress for Eden. I love that one, but a few days before Easter, Reed's mom bought Eden that adorable pink striped dress that was just perfect. Especially since both her cousin and I were wearing florals. We found that perfect straw hat for Eden at Goodwill and it totally reminds me of Blossom from the 90's.

I hope you had a lovely Easter with your families!


Sunday, April 3, 2016

FTB Spring Collection Round 1

We recently listed the Spring Collection for FTB Vintage and there are some really cute items! Lots of spring florals, pastels and other pretty patterns. It was so much fun styling these items for spring. There are links under each item pictured.. Hope you enjoy the preview!















I've had fun playing dress up with some of the items. One of the perks of having a little Vintage collection and storage area in the house :) 

Hope you've had a great weekend! 


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Outfit Inspiration for Loolapalooza Tomorrow Night!







I thrifted this dress a few weeks ago and it's so much fun to wear! It's super flowy and comfortable and has pretty beading around the sleeves. It looks really good on Dottie the FTB Mannequin, but mostly everything does.

Anyway, the actual point of this post is that the Summit ArtSpace is hosting a fun "Loolapalooza" event tomorrow night.. and this is my outfit inspiration! Attendees will be decked out in fancy attire (see Abby's outfit inspiration post here) - how fun is that?

The event will be held Friday, April 1 from 7-9pm to unveil updates that have been made to the restrooms on the first floor. There will be cake, coffee, "paparazzi" and other fun the night of the grand reveal. You can see more info and RSVP to the event here

Hope to see you there!



Saturday, March 26, 2016

Winter 2016



Even though Spring is in full swing here in Akron (yesss!), I wanted to make sure to take some time to reflect on the winter. First of all, it was super mild. Really I can only remember a handful of days the ground was actually covered in snow. We would get a snow and then the next day would be in the 40's and it would all melt. There were very few major snows that lasted more than a few days. It was actually glorious!

Second, winter is so much more fun with a toddler who can actually enjoy the snow. Last year at this time, Eden was at an age where you really shouldn't keep her outside for too long. We didn't keep her out for more than an hour or so this year.. but you can get a lot of snowman making and sledding done in that time.

We hate being cooped up inside.. so I'm so glad we got to enjoy a little outdoor time as a family this winter. I know next winter will be even more fun! Now.. bring on spring and summer!



Sunday, March 20, 2016

A Very Thrifted Easter


A few weeks ago, I found Eden some cute little Goodwill finds for Easter.. including a pretty Easter basket, little bunny, new shoes and plastic eggs. They were also selling cute little letters for 20-cents! The basket itself was only $1.00.

Around the same time, Liz (Eden's babysitter) found this adorable floral dress for her to wear. Isn't it the perfect Easter dress? It will probably be chilly so she'll definitely need a little sweater with it. The dress was thrifted too.. I just can't remember which store she found it in.

I love Easter. I love all the silly stuff (like getting dressed up, Easter egg hunts, candy, etc.) and also the spiritual meaning of redemption, etc. It's such a special time of year - the promise of more sunny days warmer weather.. spring flowers! I love it all.

Hope you had a great weekend,


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Thrifted Finds



Last weekend, I went on a little thrift adventure to Goodwill and (as always) found some wonderful things! The blue tags were half off and purple tags $1.50, so most of the items I left with were on sale in some way.

1. Black wedges for work: $5.00

I have been on the lookout for some more black wedges for awhile. The pair I have is super worn out and ready to be cycled back to Goodwill. I love wearing wedges to the office because they're more comfortable than heels but just as dressy. These were not on sale but I gladly paid full price for them!

2. Coral Blouse: $2.00 (half-off $4)

3. Striped Sweater: $2.50 (half-off $5)

4. Lace Dress: $5.00

This is another piece that wasn't on sale, but I decided to buy anyway. When I first picked it up, Abby  and I both thought it may be too juvenile/feminine. But I tried it on anyway and actually really liked it as an Easter dress contender!

5. Assortment of Glassware: $1.00 each

I love having a basket of extra mis-matched glassware that I keep stored away and bring out for parties and get-togethers. It helps guests remember which glass is theirs and it's more fun to have varying shapes and designs. I'm planning on using the shot glass as a little planter.


Have a great Wednesday!


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