Comfy Car Ride Style

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This past weekend, Ben and I went to Fargo. Knowing that I wouldn’t have  time to change before the car ride, I decided to wear something comfy, yet work appropriate.  I came up with this simple outfit -a white button-up shirt with black leggings, a pair of boots, and a cozy scarf. I think it worked well.I especially like the mint and peach scarf-it’s a fun color pairing.

It was nice to get away for the weekend. Ben had some work to do in the Fargo design studio, so we headed over for a couple days. We also went to the Fargo-Moorhead Com-icon (more on that later). It was lovely to spend time with Ben, especially with no distractions. I think we both needed the relaxation and fun. 🙂

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I also want to show off my latest makeup routine! I am love with my Clinique chubby stick! Lipstick tends to dry my lips out and make them look thinner, but this lip crayon helps my lips look naturally full. I love the  sheer, barely there color.  I also like my eyeliner, made by Just For Redheads. I plan on buying one of their mascaras and reviewing it later on!

My Makeup:

  • Covergirl Outlast Stay 3-in-1 Foundation in Classic Ivory: $9.47
  • Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Balm in Super Strawberry: $17
  • CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara in Black Brown $6.94
  • Mirabella Blue Color Duo in Blissful: $34
  • JFR Mineral Eye Crayon in Penny: free gift with purchase ($16.99 retail)

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Since it was 20 degrees outside, I did wear a coat most of the time. 🙂  This pink pea-coat  is one of my favorite pieces in my outerwear wardrobe. It’s made by Monoreno, a clothing brand that you can find on Shoptique and Zulily. One thing I love about thrift shopping is that I am introduced to brands I’ve never heard of.

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Isn’t the design studio lovely? It’s a perfect place for a blog picture, if I do say so myself. 🙂

My Outfit Deconstructed:

  • White Button-Up Shirt -Part of $1 Bag, thrifted (Van Huesen Studio/JC Penny)
  • Black Jeggings : Part of $1 Bag, thrifted (Mossimo/Target)
  • Mint and Peach Scarf -$3, thrifted
  • Brown Leather Boots: $8, thrifted
  • Leopard Print Purse: $8, thrifted (Sienna Ricchi/Kohls)
  • Pink Pea Coat: $1, thrifted (Monoreno)

Weekly Round Up: October 3 -9

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Here is my round up of blog posts for last week!

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Spencer Opal Mines -my first time mining for my own rocks!

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Mint Sunglasses and Skinny Jeans -more thrifting and budget shopping fun. 🙂

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My Adventures as a Mandalorian Mercenary -my escapades this summer in a Star Wars costume club.

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Thrifting Tips: Create A Wish List! -my new blog series that gives thrift shopping advice

 

Mint Sunglasses and Skinny Jeans

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                                                  Shh… I know it’s dark! 🙂

Sigh. I have a problem with smashing sunglasses. So here is another pair, this time in mint green. I had actually looked all over down-town for sunglasses, and couldn’t find any. Apparently it’s the wrong time of year for sun wear…. But, thankfully, Wal-Mart always has sunglasses on hand. I was so excited when I found this cute pair sitting in the $5 section! I love to wear green whenever I possibly can. 🙂

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Also, I promised to show some clothing from my yard sale post, so here is that pair of skinny jeans! They are so comfy, and so fun to wear. My button up is pretty simple, but it keeps the focus on the mint. 🙂 And alas, the grass decided to swallow my flats, but I assure you that they are leopard print. If you read my blog often, you’ve probably seen this pair of flats 8000 times.

My outfit deconstructed:

  • Mint Sunglasses: $5, New (Wal-Mart)
  • Navy Button Up Shirt: $2.50, Thrifted (Converse)
  • Mint Skinny Jeans: $.75, Yard sale’d (YMI)
  • Leopard Print flats: $9.99, “New”- bought in 2012 (Payless)

Thrifting Tips -Create a Wish List!

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I love the mystery and intrigue that comes with thrift shopping -I never know what I am going to find! This can be both a blessing and a curse. If I’m not careful, I will end up with a wardrobe full of super cool, super random clothing. If I can’t mix and match  my wardrobe easily, I feel like I have nothing to wear. Thankfully there are ways to combat this.

One way that I make sure to keep my thrift shopping in check is to shop with a wish list. When I look for specific items at thrift stores, it helps me be more discerning, and buy what will really benefit my wardrobe. Also, I am more likely to find amazing things when I am consciously looking for them.

A few tips:

  1. Keep your list under 10 items. This will make thrift shopping with a wish list less daunting.
  2. Think about colors -and neutrals -that can enhance your wardrobe. Right now I am looking for more green and more navy.
  3. Look for “filler” items. These are the so-called boring clothing staples that can stretch your wardrobe -like white button up shirts, black t-shirts, etc.
  4. Think about occasion pieces. Do you need more work clothes, more dresses, or more casual clothing?
  5. Silhouettes are another great way to shop. I tend to buy a-line skirts, so I make a conscious effort to look for other silhouettes, such as pencil skirts or maxi-skirts.

This wish list tip is one of the key components of my thrift shopping strategy. Let me know if you take a thrifting wish list on one of your thrift shopping adventures!

 

Weekly Round Up: September 26-October 2

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Here what’s happened at Dana Maye this week – I wrote about my trip to Oregon, my summer adventures, and my favorite thrift shop ever. 🙂

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Seeds of Hope Thrift Store

Finding the Seeds of Hope website is a bit difficult, so I created a basic information page for all those looking for this awesome thrift store. I plan on writing a future post about why I love Seeds of Hope so much. ❤

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My Summer Adventures

I did a lot of fun things this summer, and wrote a recap about all of that fun. Some of my adventures included a wedding in California, sanding a dining room set, a colonial-themed 4th of July party, and more. 🙂

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A Family Reunion in Oregon

My trip to Yachats, Oregon was just amazing. The town was so much fun, the beach was lovely -and I was so happy to be able to see my family. 🙂

Seeds Of Hope Thrift Store

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I love the Seeds of Hope thrift store here in Bismarck! It is by far the best thrift store I have been to, and I’ve moved quite a bit.

While there is a Seeds of Hope Facebook Page, it can be a bit hard for shoppers to find. So, I decided to post some basic information about this amazing place.

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Hours of Operation

  • Monday through Saturday: 9:30 to 5 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

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Digger’s Room Hours

(a room where Tuesday -Thursday you can fill a bag for $1, and on Friday it’s free)

  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 1 pm -5 pm
  • Friday: 10 am -5 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday & Monday: Closed

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Phone #: (701) 222-8895

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Address:

520 E Main Ave
Bismarck, ND 58501
(on the corner of N 6th St. and Main St.

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Seeds of Hope Maps (Courtesy of Google):

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Bismarck View

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Downtown View

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Happy Thrifting!

 

Weekly Round Up (September 19-24)

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I am starting a new blog post series, called the Weekly Round-Up. This way you can find all the posts in one spot. I think this will be great for my readers who don’t have time to check my blog every day. ❤

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Blog Post # 1: Sunset At The Oregon Coast -The beauty of Yachats, Oregon

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Blog Post #2: My Rocks And Wellness Package -The rocks and goodies I received in the mail from Athena Perrakis

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Blog Post #3: Book Review: Looking Fly on A Dime -Pretty much the best thrifting book ever!