Mini Kids Thrift Haul. 

My in laws are in town, so I’ve have a bit more free time to do some running around sans kids. I had a little time today so I took the 20min dive to Pasadena to th Salvation Army. The one there is always better than the local one. I got some great finds for the littles, here is what I found. 


A pair of grey Velcro sneakers for Bubs for playing in the yard. He has out grown all his shoes except his converse and a brand new pair. Niether of which I want him wearing out in the backyard. So these suit that purpose perfectly. 

I also found these cute old navy jean shorts for him. 

That all I found for Bubs, but I got a few cute things for Baby V. 

This super cute Tommy Hilfiger swim suit and Carters sun hat. The suit is marked 3T but I compared it to another swim suit that was 18m and it was the same size. Weird, anyway it should fit this summer. 

Also this cute top and shorts. It’s not a set but it works perfectly. 

The top is Gymboree and the shorts are Carters. 

That’s it for this time round. Have you had any good thrift finds lately?

*curtsie*

Very Last Minute Halloween Costumes

So it’s Halloween night and the kids are in their costumes all ready to go trick or treating and they look at you and say, “Mommy,where’s your costume?”  Crap! They want me in a costume too! You’re about to head out the door and you need a costume!

Here are some costumes that you can literally pull out of your closet. No making anything or intricate make up. My lovely friend Jessicah helped me out with this. Thanks babe, I owe ya one.

Hogwarts student. 


Because I’m a dork, I have the tie and the scarf. But you really could just use a solid tie. We just used a black or grey skirt, a black or grey cardigan and a white shirt. You could do tights or knee socks and black shoes. Grab a stick from the backyard for a wand and done. We actually forgot the wand for the picture, what were we thinking?!?!

50’s Housewife

Even easier. A full skirt a tight sweater or blouse, an apron, some pearls and heels. Done and done. Extra points for a martini and cigarette. Lol.

Holly Golightly-Breakfast at Tiffanys

This one is just a black dress, black heels, some black gloves, big sunglasses and pearls. Put you hair in a bun with a tiara or sparkly headband or even a rhinestone broach. Extra points for take out coffee cup and a Tiffany bag or box.

Rosie the Reviter

 

This one is super easy and comfortable! Just a denim shirt and jeans or even better, coveralls, a red bandana around your head and some black boots. Done. “We Can Do It”.

Cowgirl


I feel like this is the easiest. Jeans, a plaid shirt, some cowboy boots, a banana, cowboy hat and some cute braids. Done.

Gypsy


I realize not everyone is going to have a coin hip scarf in their closet, I used to be a belly dancer. A square scarf or shawl will do the trick. With a long skirt, flowy top, a head scarf and a tonne of jewelry. Done. I suggest wearing boots, I thought it looked good with bare feet. But I wasn’t going anywhere.

I hope this gives you some ideas for a no fuss, out of your closet Halloween costume. Hope you all have a great Halloween weekend.🎃

And I’m off.

Celebrity Look,Thrift Shop Challenge ! 

Since I’ve been on vacation, and with many more thrift shops at my disposal, I decided to take on a challenge. Recreate celebrity fall looks with thrift shop finds. 

I went on Pinterest and found some looks I liked, not necessarily celebs that I like, or even heard of. But looks that I would actually wear. Then I set off looking for items to recreate the look. 


Total cost of this outfit is $33.00. I found Banana Republic jacket at Previously Loved for $20. That’s what started the whole thing. These jeggings are Calvin Kline and were $6.99!


This outfit is totally me. I live in a black turtleneck in the winter. This outfit was $18.00 including the sunglasses!


I couldn’t find light jeans that fit that I could rip holes in, so I went with the $7.99 ones from the previous look. The jacket is Michael Kors and I found it at Salvation Army for $9.99!!! This outfit was $28.00. 


The pants aren’t exactly what I wanted for this look but I went with it anyway. This outfit was $31.00 including the cuff bracelet and the shoes. 

I really should have put on my spanks for these pictures. Oh well, I worry about the mummy tummy after vacation. 

I loved doing this! I might do it again for winter or vacation looks! Let me know if you love the thrift hunt and if you have any good finds lately. 

And I’m off!  

Summer Outfits for the Curvy Girl. 

I’m a size 14-16 at the moment. After having a baby at the end of January, my life hasn’t stopped. And not just busy with baby, I also have a 4 year old, I teach dance classes (off for summer now! Thank god!), I own a dance studio and I’ve been working on choreography for three shows. Ya think that would cause a few pounds to drop off wouldn’t you? Not so much. The eating a double cheeseburger at 10:30 at night after rehearsal doesn’t help either.

I’m usually a size 12 anyway, so I’m generally a curvy girl. So I thought I’d share some easy summer outfit ideas for us busy girls with curves.


Casual BBQ or running errands.

Tank-Old Navy

Plaid shirt-Winners

Shorts-Target (from when we had a Target sniff sniff)

Sandals- Born brand from Winners

Bag-Vintage Coach from Model Citizens in St.John’s


Farmers Market or yard saleing😉

Top- Target (Florida)

Shorts- Target (Florida)

Sandals – Target from when we had it.


Top-Gap

Shorts-Winners

Bag-Longchamp


Dress-Tommy Hilfiger from Winners

Bag-Michael Kors


Top-Winners

Jeans-Gap

Bag-Rebrcca Minkoff


Top-Joe Fresh

Belt-Ardenes

Skirt-Winners

Shoes-Payless

Bag-Kate Spade

Here’s a few of behind the camera cuteness. As you can tell I ended up with a bit of a theme with the blues and whites but I guess that’s what I’m into theses days. It doesn’t show the spit up stains, lol. Winners has opened here and it has taken the place of Target as my happy place. Although the minute I get to Tampa it the first place I go. Also, you may have noticed I have a thing for bags. My theory is “A handbag will always fit. You’re never too fat for a purse.” I’d rather spend my money on something that will always fit, no matter what. 😉

Nothing like being able to run around all morning in your underwear and no one looks twice. 

Check out my look book  on YouTube!

And I’m off!

Thrift Store Haul!

I’ve been working on “Grease”, the musical that the junior high school is doing. My husband who is a teacher there is directing so of course I’m choreographing and helping with costumes. In the “costume person” role I’ve been looking for costume pieces at local thrift shops. I love thrift shopping anyway so I found some cute things for Mr Bubbers and Baby V while I was at it. 

For Bubs….

1. Spider-Man shirt-Old Navy

2. Grey cotton pants- crico (Target I think)

3. Denim blue polo t shirt-Cherokee (also Target)

4. Navy and white striped t shirt- BabyGap 

For Baby V….

5. Blue and white bathing suit-Carters

6. White cotton dress-no label

7.Mint and white striped onesie-Carters

8. Red “Little Canadian” onesie-Joe Fresh

9. Teal with strawberry dress- Carters

10. Sleepers with tiny owls- Just One You by Carters

11. Pink with ballet slippers onesie- Just One You by Carters

12. Denim dress- Carters 

The best find was these baby Timberland boots. 

Brand new, $3!!! I googled them and they are originally $50! 

That’s it for this round. I’ll be doing more thrift shopping so stay tuned for more finds. 

And I’m off!

Baby Girl Haul!

If you haven’t been keeping up with me, we spent a few weeks in March in Tampa,Florida at my mom and step dads place. Baby V was only 6 weeks old and my husband was able to take parental leave from work, so off we went.

Of course I did some shopping for both kids, because, well, there isn’t anywhere to get baby things where I live unless you go to Walmart. I hate Walmart. Winners opened here while we were away, so things are looking up!

I did my shopping for Baby V at a few places, mostly discount-y type places or sales. With the way the Canadian dollar is now, I wasn’t spending full price on anything.

My favourite place to shop for both Baby V and Mr. Bubs was Reruns 4 Little Ones and the best part was that they are pretty much around the corner from my moms place AND they have a stamp card towards discounts!

Here’s what I found there:

1. I LOVE this dress. It’s Janie and Jack and it’s so precious with the smocking.

2. I actually picked this up thinking it was just a little terry cloth dress. I got to the cash and realized it was a bathing suit and cover up!!! I can’t wait to put her in this this summer.

3. This is also Janie and Jack. I just love navy and white.

4. This was her Easter outfit. But I’ll still put her in it this summer. It’s just too sweet.


I found some great deal on Carters stuff. Some from the Carters outlet at the new Tampa Premium Outlets and some from Babies R Us where they actually had buy one get one free!

 5. This little set has a onsie (in a mesh bag for some reason) that says “Beautiful in every way”. I just love the colours.

6. I got these pants for her because they were a little looser fit. All the pants she has are leggings.

7. I had to get these sleepers with the ballet slippers on them. Obviously.

8. I love this little suit. I actually will put the onesie on under the top. It will be too small of I wait until it’s warm enough to wear short sleeves.

I got these outfits at Ross, which was also not far from my moms place…awesome!

9. I got both of these in a size 6months so she could wear them this summer.

10. This one had 4 pieces! A top, onsie, shorts and pants! The bow on the bum is just too sweet.

I did buy more summer things she wore while we were there, but I brought them to the consignment shop before we left. They would be too small for her by the time the weather warms up enough here.

Now we just have to wait for summer, which I really hope will come. We are starting to see signs of spring now though, so we’ll get there.

Check out my video so see and hear more about my baby girl haul from Florida!

And I’m off!

My Florida Haul!

I’ve been back from our trip for about three weeks now, but it’s never too late to share a haul,right?

With the exchange rate the way it is at the moment, shitty, I really didn’t do much shopping for me. I did however buy things for the baby and Mr.Bubbers. I’ll do a separate post on that haul. This one is just the things I bought for myself. I did get to my favourite place,Target about 5 times. Also, I got a few things at Nordstroms rack.

What I got at Le Target:

*please excuse how wrinkly everything is. Eventhough they’ve been unpacked for a few weeks the wrinkles seem to have stayed.


1.Love this t-shirt with the little neon orange elephants!

2.I wore this outfit so much while I was in Florida. The shorts and top are Merona and really light and flowy.

3.I’m still obsessed with this colour this spring.

4.I certainly didn’t need another chambray shirt, I have about 5 of different shades of blue. But I loved the patch pockets on this one.

Ross just happened to be super close to my moms place. So I had to go there.

5. This coral colour top, is my other colour obsession for spring. I love it!

6. I always love navy no matter the time of year. I love the “longer in the back” type tops.

7. Again with this turquoise colour. My mom and I both bought the same one. It’s rounded on the bottom and looks super cute with shorts.

8. These Skechers memory foam loafers are the most comfortable things I’ve ever put on my feet. I was even wearing them around the house as slippers!

The non clothing stuff I bought was a couple bags from Nordstrom Rack and some packing goodies from the Container Store. My internal organized person loves the Container Store. I wish she’d come out more often…..


My treat to myself was this beautiful Rebecca Minkoff canvas tote. This is my summer bag for sure! This was a great find at Nordstrom Rack

The other bag I bought I actually bought the last time I was in Florida.  I left it there to use when I’m there. But I used it so much I decided to bring it home.

 It also came from Nordstrom Rack. It’s a Lasportsac. I used it as a beach/pool bag. It’s so light and it has three outside zip pockets perfect for sunscreens and sunglasses.

I wanted to get a few more Eagle Creek Pack-it system packing cubes. That’s what I got at the Container store.

I got one set of the spectre compression cubes, one set of the spectre pack-it cubes, and the spectre stuffer set mini. I also found a small expandable packing cube by Lewis and Clark at TJ Maxx.

Check out my video to hear a little more about what I got!

And I’m off!