Thursday, November 29, 2012

Polka Dots

I finally did some Christmas shopping today! I went to Kohl's because I love them. I can't believe I had never shopped there before I moved to where I'm living now.  I literally spent all morning in there meticulously going through each department to see if there were things I could buy for my family. Plus I had a 20% off coupon so I got everything super cheap. 
I always feel weird shopping in regular stores though. I shop secondhand almost exclusively for myself, but for some reason when it comes to others I don't seem to find much at thrift stores. So I spend more time during the holidays checking out the retail options. 


The lighting was not with me today, so I tried to take some indoor shots. Good thing there are at least a couple of places in the apartment that aren't filled with stuff lying everywhere! haha


I thrifted this polka dot top ages ago, but the buttons are a little snug in *ahem* a certain area of my upper body. So I finally found something to layer it underneath! The top has a really cool ruffle piece which clips on underneath the collar, but I decided it was too frufru for today. Hopefully I'll be wearing that soon.
I love cardigan clips! It's hard to find them nowdays though, so I like to make my own. It is super easy! Thrift stores are full of pretty clip on earrings. All you do is hot glue the clip on earrings to a strand of beads or ribbon and voila! Instant vintage flair. :) If you have any that you've made in the past please share photos! I'd love to see.


Have a MARVELOUS day! Tomorrow is Friday and I'm sooo very excited :) 
God Bless!
KJA


Psalm 136: 1,26
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of heaven. His faithful love endures forever

Wearing:
Cardigan clip- made by me :)
Blouse- Vintage
Top- Maurices
Jeans- Thrifted, Old Navy
Shoes- Target
Hat- Old Navy

8 comments:

Kristian said...

I think it can be hard to thrift for others. Partly because some people have Strong Opinions about thrifted items and partly because of sizing. At least one place I go tends to order things by waist size (24", 25", 26", 27" etc) and I don't have people's waist measurements....

You look all funky and fun and cute in the. the shoes though are my favorite part!

Bethie The Boo said...

Very cute shirt! I love polka dots!! Indoor pictures can be a challenge, as you've seen on my blog, but you did a pretty good job! And I'm super jealous you have some Christmas shopping done already!!

Kristi said...

So cute! I love your style xoxo

Michelle said...

I was just attempting to thrift for others yesterday! It was unsuccessful. I think it's because my taste can be so quirky, and thrift stores are certainly quite quirky! I love this whole outfit, from the hat down to your shoes!

Ali Hval said...

Kohl's can be pretty awesome... especially with all their coupons and Kohl's cash! I'm glad you got some Christmas shopping done--I really need to do the same this weekend, eek!

Your polka dots are so cute, and I love the yellow clips between your collar! What an adorable little detail. :) And I can't believe you made them!

Well... said...

Lol a tad snug eh? Well you fixed that problem in such a stylish way! Love your layering skills :)

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Megan Butcher said...

Love the hat & shoes here, girl! And now I think I have to stop at Kohl's lol :)

<3 Megan
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Cambria said...

Ok so, can I pay you to buy some cardi clips for me? I can't seem to find them anywhere and I'm always looking! Also...I went Christmas shopping today too, bought lots of my gifts at Old Navy cause they've had such great deals lately!

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