Showing posts with label Minnetonka Moccasins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Minnetonka Moccasins. Show all posts

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thrift Style Thursday - Fringe benefits

The theme for this week's Thrift Style Thursday is fringe.  I was originally going to sit this week out as I own not a single fringed item - but then I started looking at some DIY projects online late yesterday and I found a tutorial on how to make a fringed scarf.  It was another easy DIY for my spazzy self to handle so I gave it a go and I'm actually really excited about how it turned out!

All you need to make this scarf is an old t-shirt you no longer want to wear.  You cut it off at the armpits so you have a rectangle and then take and make cuts from the bottom - as long as you want the fringe essentially - all around the shirt.  Stretch out your strips and boom.  It could not be easier to make this bad boy!  How's that for resourceful?

I also added one of my favorite pair of Minnetonka Moccasins - not thrifted, but still fringy and also one of my favorite bags that is also not thrifted, but features fringe's close cousin the tassle.  Add that to my favorite flowy maxi dress and suddenly you've got a fun boho look for early fall!  Yes I said fall.  It's coming people. Deal with it.

Dress - Cliche Mpls (from friend), Sweater - Camy Couture
Scarf - DIY by me, Bag - Urban Expressions (Lulu's)
Shoes - Minnetonka Moccasins, Bracelets - S&D 

Oliver loved my scarf too.  He loves when I wear anything that dangles over him when I pick him up or take him out of the car in his carseat.  He grabs on and won't let go.  It's adorable, I think he's learning dangly things are fun by watching the cats or something!

For other fringe-y fun, head to the other Thrift Style Thursday blogs below:
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Friday, October 4, 2013

30 but not so flirty

Happy Friday!!  Did this week go by fast for anyone else?  I feel like it did over here!  No complaints about that though.  The weekend is here and even though it's going to be a rainy one, I have fun things to look forward to.  Tomorrow there is a baby/maternity consignment sale I'm going to check out with my mom.  And then Sunday I have my first baby shower with my mom's side of the family.  There's been some tough times in her family as of late so we all need an excuse to have fun and celebrate something exciting for a change!

I have another story to share.  Last night the Pants Monkey and I went to another birthing type class as we're trying to be armed with as much knowledge and tools at our disposal as possible.  It was a fairly small class, maybe seven or so couples.  The beginning of class was kind of some talking and discussing activities with our partners and then we took a break.  This one couple that was sitting in front of us seemed just totally odd.  The dad kept making kind of off the wall remarks and the mom seemed kind of controlling.  Anyway, after the break I kind of stopped paying attention to them because then we got up to try some different positions/relaxation things.  Sometime later we ended up taking another break before doing some more of these activities and I guess at that second break - the couple completely left the class!  I was so zoned on what we were doing I didn't even notice, but the Pants Monkey said that they were definitely having a heated discussion that ended in the mom walking out and the dad kind of saying "I guess she's just not feeling it."  I realized later that there was an empty floor mat and birth ball, but I just didn't think anything of it.  Kudos to the class instructor too, she just kept on going without really calling attention to it at all.  It was just the craziest thing ever!

We're on day number two of dreary, rainy weather.  We have definitely been needing this rain, but man, it makes it hard to want to get up in the morning!  I decided to wear my cute new vintage moccasins from Tandem Vintage today - they're more leathery than regular mocs and these have grips on the bottom, so I figured they'd handle the rain much better than my other suede mocs would!

Shirt - Motherhood via ThredUp
Jeans - Indigo Blue, thrifted
Sweater - Old Navy
Necklace - Bead for Life
Shoes - Vintage Minnetonka Moccasins via Tandem Vintage

And here's our weekly bump shot - 30 weeks today!  Home stretch people!  I'm feeling his weight more and more and find at the end of the day sometimes I need to get my feet up.  But overall I'm blessed to still be feeling relatively good.  I said it last week and I'll say it again, lots to get done in the next 10 or so weeks!  It's my favorite time of year though - Fall into early Winter - I love the upcoming holidays and having a new cuddly baby for Christmas is going to be just the most wonderful thing.  I get chills just thinking of it all!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Garage sale day one

I'm still alive today! It's day one of our garage sale, so it's been a little hectic.  It's going well so far though, I've sold more than I was expecting!!  The weather has been holding too, though we had a passing sprinkle a few minutes ago.

I'm in love with this dress.  My sweet friend Jes dropped off a handful of things for the sale and offered this to me - she bought it at last year's Cliche 4th of July sale, I'm surprised at the time we weren't fighting over it.  Anyway, she offered to me and also this shirt and I thought, ooh, instant outfit!  It's been comfy for the somewhat humid day we're having here!  And it fits the bump too!  (A little secret though, I figured out halfway through the morning that my shirt was on backwards...keeping it real friends.  Keeping it real.)

Shirt - Ruff Hewn, from friend
Dress - Cliche Mpls, from friend
Shoes - Minnetonka Moccasin

And now back to haggling, selling and getting rid of stuff!  Wish us luck!!

Friday, July 19, 2013

I'm ba-ack!

Hello! I have returned from the North Country of Minnesota!  I still have today off from work, but was excited that my ThreadUp package came while I was gone, so I am wearing the top I bought and wanted to share it here.  ThreadUp is an online consignment store that has many types of clothing - including maternity - and I'm pretty impressed with how it worked.  I'll blog a separate post to share more later, but as of right now, I highly recommend!  Also, I had to wear these new moccasins I bought up north - they were a steal, 30% off at this little hole in the wall gift shop.  SO comfy.  Love.

We had a great time up north, save for some heat, rain and bugs.  We still got out and did some fun things and it was nice spending some time with the Pants Monkey's family.  It's even nicer that we still have today and the rest of the weekend to recover.  Today we're actually going to work a bit though, we're helping some dear friends move to their brand new house.  I am super happy for them.  Of course being the preggy one I will not be of too much service other than lifting light things and holding doors, but they'll definitely benefit from Mr. Monkey's muscle power!

Shirt - Motherhood Maternity via ThreadUp
Capris - Simply Vera, Kohls
Shoes - Minnetonka Moccasin
Necklace - S&D

And it's Friday and that means another week gone by on the pregnancy countdown!  We're 19 weeks today.  Next week we'll be halfway there and we get to find out the gender!  It'll be an exciting week, we're also having a garage sale next weekend, so things are going to get a little bit crazy town I think.

I'm slowly making my way to all of your blogs and catching up!  I missed you guys!  Have a great weekend!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Post Thanksgiving Coma

Anyone out there getting Black Friday deals this morning? Not this girl!  As you know, I was originally supposed to work today, but was given the day off last minute.  So instead, I'm lounging at home, drinking my coffee, and blogging my outfit from yesterday as I come out of my post Thanksgiving coma. 

T-shirt - Mossimo, Target
Sweater - Seven, thrifted
Jeans - LOFT, thrifted
Bracelets - S&D
Necklace - gift
Shoes - Minnetonka Moccasins

The day started out very warm here in MN and I knew it would also be warm inside of the Pants Monkey's grandmother's house, so I thought layers would be the way to go, especially knowing that it was going to get cold later in the day.  I only regret not wearing my skinny jeans that would have expanded as I filled myself up with food!  We had so much food - turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, green bean casserole, stuffing, salad, cheesy potatoes, rolls, it was insane!

After dinner we decided to take a walk, so I took a cue from Megan Bird and took my wine with me, because I hadn't quite finished it yet.  But we hadn't realized the weather had turned!  So we got about two blocks from the house and had to turn around because it was sleeting/snowing. 

After we had thawed out a bit we enjoyed pie for dessert - an apple one I brought and a pecan one my sister in law brought.  Oh man.  SO good.  I was in quite a fog heading home, but thankfully we live just up the block so it was a short walk in the cold to get home and then we crashed with a movie.

Today I am going to decorate my house for the holidays since I've been given the gift of time.  And the rest of the weekend we're celebrating birthdays!  My birthday is on Sunday and I'm deeming this the year of 30-fun, since I'm turning 31.  Yep, I'm cheesy like that!