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?


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”.


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


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.




Dress-Tommy Hilfiger from Winners

Bag-Michael Kors



Bag-Rebrcca Minkoff

Top-Joe Fresh




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!

Christmas Outfits for the Curvy Girl

This time of year, pretty much everyone has a fairly full social calendar, even if you are normally modelling your lifestyle after a hermit, as I do. With only 4 (3 this year) weekends in December, you are guaranteed to be invited to something every weekend.  If you’re really special, you might even get a weeknight invite! Like most girls, when the prospect of a night out comes up I immediately think, “I’ve got nothing to wear, I need to go shopping”. This year I’m giving myself a challange to work with what I have in my wardrobe.

Here are a few outfits I have come up with for the differnent events over the next little while.

A festive plaid shirt, cute black skirt and leggings make a great (and comfortable) casual Christmas party outfit. This shirt is from Joe Fresh and this skirt is a thrift store find from a long time ago.

I actually wore this outfit last Christmas Eve. I hosted dinner and a long, thin sweater and leggings was perfect. This sweater was from Ricki’s last year. Note the cameo by Mr.Bubbers.

This sweater with rhinestones and lace skirt was also from Ricki’s last year. It’s comfortable for going out to dinner or visiting. Just a little sparkle is a Christmas requirement I think.

I’ve had this forever. A cute red top and black jeans is a great look for a house party. I love this necklace, it looks like ice cubes!

This is my “running errands” outfit. Plaid shirt, jeans, Uggs and scarf. All that’s missing is a Starbucks peppermint mocha.

Then there is the event you need to dress up for. New Year’s Eve comes to mind, or the “work Christmas dinner and dance”. A shift dress always works, but one that fits. It’s never fun to try and squeeze yourself into a tube. Especially when eating is the main event. This dress is a thrift store find and I love it. It’s very “Mad Men” to me. Please forgive my crazy hair in this pic. Also, I’m totally wearing the wrong shoes with this, I couldn’t find the ones I wanted.

I hope this has given you some inspiration to go into your closet and work with what’s there instead of running to the mall. Not that there is anything wrong with that. 😉

And I’m off!