Frugal Living/ Budgeting, Thrifty Fashion

It’s Back!! Frugal Fashion Friday- 8/21/15

Okay so with back to school I will try to get back into the swing of things! So here goes another round of Frugal Fashion Friday!!

My daughter started working at a local bank, so she needed some dressier clothing. She went and bought a pair of dress pants (for like $30) but still needed more.

Leave it to cheap-o mom to the rescue!! We took a hundred bucks and came home with tons of great “new” clothing! She loves thrift shopping as much as her momma!!

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Here we have this adorable outfit- total cost? A whopping $5.50!

She found this top at Goodwill for $3.50, what a deal! But wait- those super awesome pants were a find at Salvation Army and they were half price to boot (normally $4, sale $2).

I will share more of our shopping trips in the weeks to come! We are just a frugal, thrift loving family!!

I hope all are having a marvelous week, I know I am! My baby boy turns 17 today, wow! I am truly a very blessed lady and I give all the glory to God! He blesses me much more than I ever deserve and I thank Him daily for it.

Have a wonderful weekend- God Bless!!

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Frugal Fashion Friday 11/7/14

Here we are to another glorious Friday! So here is another great fashion find for you!

This weeks’ featured outfit is this gem:

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I know, I know, you guys are tired of the boots and jeans! Sorry- I am such a creature of habit! I do own other shoes/boots and pants/skirts but these are just my fave!

So here we have my $7 jeans paired with a cute printed top (thrift store) under a lightweight jacket I found at Deb while shopping a “real” store with my daughter. It was $7 on the markdown rack- yeah! So total was around $47 bucks with my trusty boots included!

The weather is supposed to be getting rather chilly- so I will be layering a bit more and maybe even breaking out my boots with the fur. I am quite excited for the colder weather- will put me in a baking and cooking mood. Love to “warm up the kitchen” by baking some cookies- hehe!

I hope you all have a Blessed weekend! Go spend time with people who make you happy! And on that note- be a person who makes someone happy! God Bless!!

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DIY Boot Socks- Save Yourself Some Serious Money!! (No Sewing Involved!!!)

Okay so we’ve all seen the insanely cute boot socks everywhere this season, but they a bit pricey for my wallet. What’s a girl to do? Make some! But I’m not crafty, you say? Never fear, if you can use a pair of scissors you got this! (No judgement on my cutting ability!)

So let’s start with an old sweater you never wear (or find one at a yard sale/thrift store/etc). The one I used is one my daughter had in the give away pile- so I used that! It would be great to have a more neutral color, such as brown/gray/tan, but this will add a pop of color to an outfit without much color.

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I just chopped off a sleeve, to a length of about 10-12″ (this was for my daughter- I would say get a sweater your size or maybe a size larger, depending upon the thickness of your calves- mine are thick!)

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So, you see I literally chopped this sleeve off- I promise my cutting skills are not always this sloppy!

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I then laid my first sleeve on top of the other side (the most accurate way to get the same length- right?) I chopped the second one off and viola!

These were then simply slipped over a pair of jeans and smoothed down, boots put on over and there you have it!

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I am going to be on the scout for some super cute sweaters for me and Layna!!

Go forth and make the world a better place- one positive thought/smile/compliment/ at a time! God is great! Have a Blessed rest of the week!!

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Frugal Fashion Friday!!!

NO tricks here- just finding great deals that look fabulous! The weather here has been on the warm side, but expecting a cool down starting today. I am ready to be able to wear some of my cute fall clothes without burning up. The temps have been around the mid-eighties here, not exactly boot and sweater weather!

So here is my super cute frugal fashion of the week:

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I have some of my $7 jeans (which by the way are Hydraulic- which I hear is a pretty good name brand?) paired with a cute striped lightweight sweater (Coldwater Creek brand). This sweater still had the tag marked $69.99, which I about died when I saw, who in the world would ever pay that? I paid $3.50 at the local Goodwill instead. To finish off this look I am once again wearing my trusty brown boots from walmart, they were around 30 bucks last year.

So for a total for this cool weather look is a whopping $40, including the boots. Yeah!

So go forth and put your best self forward, just don’t pay too much to make said self look fabulous! I am ready for some Friday night football with my favorite team, our local Bearkatz!! Hope all have a wonderful weekend filled with loved ones. It’s fall- enjoy this beautiful time of year God has given us! God Bless!

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Frugal Fashion Friday!

So another beautiful week here in the Ozarks, along with some great frugal fashion!

The featured outfit this week is one of my faves, just because it is very casual and comfortable! I have a lot of clothing that gets worn very little not because it doesn’t fit or that it is out of style, just simply it is too fancy (which for me is almost anything but uniforms and jeans and t-shirts!)

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So here I have a pair of jeans (from last year- you know good and “broke” in) paired with a long sleeved Eddie Bauer tiny pocket T-shirt under a great “army” style jacket from Old Navy. I threw on my fave scarf that my mother-in-law got me for Christmas year before last.

So, the jeans were bought new last year for around $25 and the shirt and jacket were my thrifted finds. Scarf was a gift (as most of mine are- friends and family know I love them- but don’t feel they are practical enough to actually buy). So the tally total for this week is a whopping $34.00, not including shoes, which were not in this pic, sorry!

I hope all are having a fabulous week and have a even more fabulous weekend! We have our schools homecoming tonight, which I am so excited about (every year!) then tomorrow we have our annual Rush Family Hayride and bonfire after. My husbands’ family has a farm that has been in his family for at least 5 generations that we gather at, go for a “backroad” hayride, then roast hotdogs and marshmallows and of coarse have some deer chili with meat the boys have hunted. I always bring along a camera and snap pics of everything- so stay tuned for that!  God bless!!

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Frugal Fashion of the Week

So, I know, it’s not Friday- I am just no good with deadlines! Sorry- but none the less- here we are!

So my frugal fashion for the week is:

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This super cute top was a Goodwill find, paired with jeans that my daughter found for $7.00 at a yard sale for me. I have a tank top underneath that was also a thrift store find (a Lands’ End NWT- Yeah!)  The boots however were a WalMart find last year and I have worn them nearly to death, they were $24.97 I believe. So total is higher this week because I am including my shoes (which I normally do not). Total is $38.97 for this outfit.

Here was another find from this week:

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These cute boots were new with the tags at a yard sale for $3.00- yeah me!! I think they’ll look great for this winter!

On another frugal note- I just sent off my final payment on my furniture I bought in February, I had it financed with 12 months no interest, so haven’t had to pay any interest at all!  I love to take advantage of these offers when I know I can fully pay off before any interest will be charged. We had to break down and buy a mower in June, which we got at Home Depot, they also had a 12 months no interest, so now I got to tackle that one before June! (which I will)

Hope all have a Blessed day!! Rejoice in what the Lord has blessed you with, for it is only through Him that we enjoy such a great life!!

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Frugal Fashion Friday!!

Okay so I am changing the day up a bit- but will still feature those frugal fashion finds as always! So here goes the frugal fashion for the week:

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This super cute shirt was purchases at the Goodwill store, paired with a super cute infinity scarf that my awesome coworkers got me last year for my birthday. The jeans I am wearing are a pair my daughter found at a thrift store for me, they were 7 bucks.

So total for this look is $10.50, a great bargain!

I also got my hair chopped off and it feels much better and takes me half the time to fix, and I think it looks pretty cute this way. So Win-Win!

Well off to another day of fabulous school nursing, love all “my” kiddos!! Hope all have a wonderfully joy filled day!! May you enjoy all the blessings God sends your way!!

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Frugal Fashion Sunday- Looking Great for Less!!

So here is another week of my frugal fashion finds- I have to say that I have been out and about lately and have been trying to avoid doing any shopping (besides food/household). My closet is packed to the gills and my craft project list (uncompleted projects I have everything for) is a mile long! So I am trying to stay out of the stores, we shall see for how long I can hold out!

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So here are my wonderful khaki pants once again, here paired with a really cute Susan Graver top, and no jewelry, just a simple work outfit. I got a ton of compliments on this shirt, and I love the bright colors.

Have a thrifty and content week wherever you may be! God Bless!

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Frugal Fashion of the Week- Busy moms can still look cute for less!

   So life has been very busy as of late, we have 20 baby puppies right now (4 of our mammas had litters a week apart). So I have been surrounded by cuddly babies and busy keeping them all cared for as well as their mammas and daddies! The hubs has also been having to work a lot of overtime, so life is crazy!

   But hey, that’s no reason not to look cute for less! So here is this weeks’ look:

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   So here is my frugal fashion find of the week- these cute white shorts have been on here before, but this time I paired them with a lands end striped navy tank and a cute 3/4 sleeve printed cardigan. The look is completed by a dollar beaded bracelet I got at the dollar jewelry store and a pair of earrings I found on clearance at walmart for $3. So the total cost of this outfit is $15 with the jewelry. Not too shabby for great look! 

   ** Just a not, most prices for clothes are $4 for shorts/dress pants, $5 for jeans (unless otherwise noted), $3.50 for tops, this is because most of the thrift stores in the area price pretty close to this. 

  On another note- my good friend found an authentic Louis Vuitton handbag (in excellent condition) the other day for a whopping $1, so always keep your eyes peeled because you never know when or where you can find a treasure for cheap!!

   I hope all have a very Blessed week and I hope we get the cooler weather they are calling for!! God Bless!

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Frugal Fashion- Maybe a day late, but NOT a dollar short!!

   Okay friends, so I am behind on this for the week, and not because I didn’t have the time, but because I was being a bit lazy over the long weekend. Sorry about that! (I did enjoy slowing down a bit, if only for one afternoon). 

 

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   So here we have a pair of khaki’s ,which I have had for awhile (found at Goodwill new with the tags) paired with a navy undershirt and a really cute, bright yellow/green lightweight sweater type shirt. That cute necklace was a birthday gift several years ago and the bracelet is a dollar jewelry store find for a buck. So total cost of the outfit was a whopping $12! That wouldn’t have paid for just the shirt alone if bought new at the store.

   Now I do occasionally shop in a “real” store and find some great deals too, just not as often. For me, retail shops try to entice me into buying more things and for a bigger price, which is why I just try to avoid them when I can.

   Hope all have a fabulous week filled with blessings! God bless!!