Hello, all. I hope you’re having an enjoyable day. Mine so far has been pretty decent, but it’s a Saturday afternoon as I’m typing this and our Saturdays are pretty chill. I realized I never shared any March outfits and after sharing February’s I wanted to try to make this a thing and here we are halfway through April and no March outfit post yet. I even talked about working on it here in this post. Life, y’all. Haha.
I grabbed this sweatshirt from a thrift shop! Win. Grab the jeans here Use code AMBER20 for 20% off
Aside from freak snow days, we’re hitting 70-80 degree weather so I feel like a few of my upcoming outfits will be more hiking attire. Ha. We’ve already gone hiking about a cajillion times in the last two weeks.
That’s all I’ve got for today… I wear so many more outfits, but it’s been really cold and weird weather, so the majority of my outfits have just been sweatpants and active wear while trying to keep warm.
Happy Monday, you guys! I hope you have a nice week ahead of you. I wanted to pop in and share some of my favorite outfits from February with you all. Let’s play “I spy” with the backgrounds. haha Each day is different.
We thrift a lot of our clothes, but I did what I could to link a few of the similar pieces and a few actual pieces.
I’m on this kick of sharing photos/outfits I’ve worn. Not in a fashion blogger type of way, but just in a “these are my clothes, I feel cute and the world should see” kind of way. haha.
Since droppping some MAJOR poundage, my wardrobe is constantly changing & growing. It’s weird and kind of irritating if I’m being honest with you guys. It’s just a lot of work to revamp a wardrboe on a SUPER tight budget, but when you HAVE to because NONE of your clothes fit… well, thrift stores to the rescue! haha.
No, but seriously… I’ve always been a thrifter. Call me “frugal” or “cheap” but in reality, I just can’t see spending full price on something that I can pick up for a small percentage of full price from a thrift store. The other day I came across a pair of sweatpants from Abercrombie & Fitch with NEW STORE TAGS still on em. I paid $6.99 for them. Scooped them up SO fast though.
Now that doesn’t mean that I never buy new – I totally do. BUT when it’s time for a new winter wardrobe for everyone, (because kids grow sooooooo fast) we head to a thrift store. We grab a few tops/bottoms for each of us. WIN all around. The other day we spent $108 on a new winter coat for Owen & myself. A hoodie, pants, a shirt for Fin. Pants, a shir for Owen. A sweater, shirt, pants for Maddie. 3 pairs of pants for me. 1 pair for David and some shirts for us. We had like 20 items ….. $108. <– that’s why I thrift shop. My 3 pants would’ve costed me $100+ had I bought them new.
See my jeans & ear warmer below? Totally snagged those up brand new from a new boutique. <-- not sponsored in any way. I just REALLY love my jeans & ear warmer & the prices were great.
So, out of all of the above – which pieces are your favorites? Which would you wear? Are you a thrifter too? Tell me the coolest thing you’ve ever thrifted!
The other day David and I dropped the kids off at school and headed up to Denver to do some shopping. YAY! If you remember, I’ve lost a decent amount of weight over the last year-ish so new clothes definitely can’t hurt at this point. Have you heard of Evereve yet? Such a cute little shop!
Evereve is a retail brand founded by moms for moms. We all know the shopping struggles, with kids especially…phew. Evereve has that taken care of for you! The moms running the Evereve we went to were so stinkin’ cute and friendly.
Evereve is on a mission to inspire you to embrace your beauty and power, and to show that dressing like a mom is a really great thing.
Poor David had NO idea what to do with himself while we were there though, because when he shops with me, his main job is to hold my items, but every single time he’d have one, she’d come grab it from him to put into my dressing room. MY dressing room. She’d set it up for me, even put various sizes in there for me just in case because she knew some things ran up or ran small. They wrote my name on there, gave me feedback on every outfit I walked out in, it was just such an amazing shopping experience. It was just so much fun! I felt like such a VIP that day, and I WAS!
Keep scrolling to see which I took home! The grey sweater? The jeans? Those camo joggers?! So many great options! Sharing more on my Instagram as well.
Evereve is also offering one of you the chance to win a $500 shopping spree! Isn’t that awesome?! Follow them on Facebook. Head here for more details. Side note, I greatly regret not getting that long grey sweater. Hopefully when Evereve opens up here in Colorado Springs next month they’ll have it and I can grab it because *heart eyes*.
#OOTD is an appropriate title, right?! Ha. I couldn’t think of anything catchy, so there ya go.
I am not a fashion blogger. You will not find $80 jeans on this blog. I am a mom, a frugal person, a thrifty lady, and overall…. I can’t justify paying $80+ for pants. I find most of my clothes at thrift stores or on sale. I did pay full price for the pants I’m wearing in these photos. You should know though that they’re from Walmart. I paid $15 for them because why would I pay $80+ for a pair I can pay $15 for?! Plus, they fit beautiflly.
Side note, I ran to Walmart the other day specifically hoping to snag a pair of pants that actually fit. I’ve been on a weird weightloss thing and all of the sudden my 12s were falling off of me. I went in hoping to walk out with a size 8. I grabbed a few pairs, a few brands, and a few sizes. Let’s talk about how the size 11s wouldn’t pull up my thighs, but I walked out purchasing an 8 petite. It’s all about the brands! And WHY WHY WHY are brands soooooo different that I bought an 8, but an 11 wouldn’t even pull up?! WTF is that nonsense?! Irritating. That’s what it is.
The point of today’s post… to show you my cute outfit and to tell you how important it is to just know your measurements. Look at my pants story above. As a matter of fact, I ordered some (major on sale) pants from Old Navy not long ago and I knew that I’d be returning them before they even got here. I just knew they wouldn’t fit right, I hoped and prayed, but I know my measurements and I knew that they just wouldn’t. Guess what — I was right! They didn’t fit properly and they left me with a saggy crotch. THAT IS SUCH AN OBNOXIOUS THING WHEN IT COMES TO PANTS!
Do you have any shopping woe stories like mine to share? I’d love to hear them! Leave a comment or shoot me an email & tell me all about it. And please, where is the best place to find some curvy, short peopled jeans? If you know, definitely share! Thanks 🙂