Down East & Thrifting -Part 2



Yesterday was the slacks edition, and today is all about skirts! I’m really having fun showing off my pieces from the Down East Haul, as well as my thrift store finds. 🙂 And yes, it is very, very cold outside. 🙂

I think this outfit is a fun look! I love how the white skirt matches the snow. I found this really neat leather jacket at the Seeds of Hope $1 bag sale, and I fell in love with it. I’m so glad it fit when I got home!

My Outfit Deconstructed:

  • Brown Leather Jacket: Part of $1 Bag, Thrifted (YMI)
  • Green and Blue Striped Shirt: $5, Thrifted (Target)
  • White Summer Skirt: $5, New (Down East haul)
  • Brown Boots: $8 Thrifted
  • Pearl Necklace: $3, Thrifted (This necklace has shown up so many times on my blog!)


This outfit is a little better for North Dakota. The midi length helps to keep me warm, and I rather like the china blue pattern to it. I paired it with red flats and a yellow shirt, but the navy jacket helps to tonE it down a bit. This jacket was also found at the $1 bag sale. 🙂

My Outfit Deconstructed

  • Yellow Layering Tee: $3, New, (Down East Haul)
  • Navy Jacket: Part of $1 Bag Sale, Thrifted (Vanity)
  • Red Ballet Flats: $5, New (Rue 21)
  • Blue Midi Skirt: Part of $1 Bag Sale, Thrifted (Worthington)


Now, I love this outfit! That little black satin shirt is one of my first thrift store finds ever. I found it when I was clothes shopping in preparation for college. Although it is almost 10 years old, it’s still in great shape! I also thought the purple tights and bright necklace as a fun addition to the all black outfit. 🙂

My Outfit Deconstructed

  • Black Satin Shirt: $4, Thrifted (Express)
  • Black Sparkly Pencil Skirt: $5, New (Down East haul)
  • Fashion Statement Necklace: Gifted by my awesome coworker Jane! (Charming Charlie)
  • Purple Tights: $4, New (Kroger Supermarket)
  • Black Pumps: $3 New (Comfort Plus)

Which one is your favorite! You can leave a comment below!

Christmas Pictures With Ben



Ben and I went and did Christmas pictures with our friends Noelle and Spencer Blaylock. We went down by the Missouri River, and had a lot of fun! There are a lot trees and parks down by the River. We were hoping for more snow, but most of it melted. At least we managed to find one patch of snow~


Everyone once in a while, I end up with a picture that really seems to capture the essence of who I am. This is one of them. 🙂 Ben took it when I was just standing, looking out over at the river. It really was such a beautiful day.


Don’t Ben and I make such a cute couple? I really love this picture. I think it is very sweet. I realized that we hadn’t had a kissing picture since we got married. So of course we needed to remedy that!


And here is a picture of Ben and I right by the river. The sky was so blue and beautiful! It really brought out the blue in water. 🙂


My Outfit Deconstructed:

  • Faux Fur Vest -$3, Thrifted (Beautees, JCP)
  • Jeans -$7, Thrifted (Mossimo, Target)
  • Green Shirt -$19, T.J. Maxx (Chaus, Nordstrom, orginally $40)
  • Black Leather Boots -$5, Thrifted
  • Green Bracelet -$9, Old Navy

I normally don’t spend that much on shirts ($19), but I fell in love with this little green beauty and decided to take it home with me. I personally feel this outfit would look better with a belt, but that’s okay. It’s still a pretty cute outfit. 🙂 Maybe next time!

I actually adore the little white fur vest. I found it at my favorite thrift store, Seeds of Hope, and had to bring it home with me. I noticed that one of my favorite bloggers, the Fashion Huntress, had a blog post wearing a similar vest, called Glitz and Glam. So I had to share it with you. 🙂



And here’s Noelle and I by the river. Isn’t it so pretty out? I really love this area. Bismarck is definitely growing on me. 🙂 It has a lot of beauty, and a lot of charm.