Trish made a most gorgeous piece for today’s post! I feel like the skirt she used is one that I had in my collection back in the 90s. The one that I used to wear mock turtlenecks with. The one that I used to wear Birkenstocks with. Yeah, I was straight up Reality Bites See how this turns out!
I am addicted to your blog, Marisa! Your fabulous creations inspired my sister and me to buy only second-hand for a full year. I found this skirt at Goodwill for $2.50. I knew that it wouldn’t fit, but I loved how delicate the 100% silk fabric felt.
Also, I’m a sucker for thrift designer pieces like Bergdorf Goodman…
…so I brought it home and hand washed it!
Check out how Trish transformed it!!
Today’s piece is one that I’ve used already!! Back on July 12, 2012, I made this sheer-ish crepe dress…
…into this lovely skirt! (For a full post refresher, click HERE!)
I was left with this top portion…
…that I finally got around to working on today! I love playing around with the leftovers and this piece is finally seeing its sequel today, a full year and a half later! I mean, totally typical for sequels. The Hunger Games and I were on a similar release track
Today I’m doing a post with Target and their new Cartwheel app. Now I tend to use Target as my go-to for everything – cosmetics, check. Groceries, check. Project supplies, check. Clothes, check. You name it, I’ve gotten it at Target. There happens to be one right down the street from me, so instead of having major weekly hauls there, I just go when I need something. Like at 10pm when my printer cartridge bails (blerg, printer cartridge) or if I just want a medley of fro-yo, thank you notes, daily multi-vitamins, and holiday decorations, like you do.
Their new app called Cartwheel is an all-in-one coupon database that doesn’t involve any coupon clipping. Basically, you sort through the categories of items you’re shopping for (there are over 700 available offers that are constantly changing!), choose the Target coupons that you’re interested in, and then as easy as that, they’re all saved in your passbook.
Because they only work for in-store purchases, when you’re ready to check out, open the app, show the barcode that is unique to you to the checker, and then the savings are automatically deducted. You can access Cartwheel through your desktop or tablet as well and then print out your barcode and bring into the store to use if that’s an easier option!
For those coupon clippers (I’m so envious of you!) you can still use the app on top of the coupons you clip – just extra cash back!
I had my cooking club this week and needed to pick up ingredients for The Barefoot Contessa’s baked cinnamon donuts that I’m making (along with Mexican hot chocolate…images and post to come!). So I piled up a bunch of offers from flour to sugar and chocolate…
…and then flashed my barcode to the checker when I left. It really couldn’t have been any easier to save a little bit of change!
So let’s get down to the nitty gritty. Target is hosting a fab contest with all the participating blogs giving away a $1,000 Target GiftCard®! $1000, wahoo! Just let me know in the comments below what you’d spend your Target bucks on if you win? I’d love for the winner to be one of you guys, so leave a comment below and get in it to win it! I’d do a little necessities stocking up (contact solution, fo sho), then hit the accessories (I always find the cutest bags) section, before a quick stroll down the cosmetics aisle for a new hair dryer. That would just be on trip #1
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I’ve had this tweed dress for a while but just haven’t been inspired to do anything with it. Do you guys ever feel that way about things – you either have errands, projects, or tasks to complete and you just can’t motivate to get ‘em done? I feel that way about many things (I have a bag of clothes in my trunk that need to be dropped off at the dry cleaners, yet they’ve been there since Thanksgiving…) and this dress has been one that I’ve just been staring at.
It’s still way warmer here than anywhere else in the country (Atlanta, where y’all at right now?? The newscasts have been comparing your city to The Walking Dead. Just stay safe and beware of those zombies, k!!) but a chill in air has started to make way. Today I finally brought out the tweed to make it work.
It’s about as close to a winter wardrobe as I’m going to get right now!
One word: JUMPSUIT!!!
I was beyond in love with this piece and honestly, if it wasn’t so tight in the crotch-al area (you gals know what I mean) I would have made this work. Unfortunately circulation was being cut off and it just wasn’t meant to be.
There was a lot of fab going on in a Michael J. Fox/Back to the Future kinda way (look at those shoulders!!)…
…but the bottom portion had to get loosened up a bit. And by a bit, I mean completely!