Monday, October 22, 2012

Shopping!

I've been busy shopping lately.  I mean, what girl doesn't like to get her shop on occasionally?  My big weakness... Facebook For Sale pages.  People sell new and gently used items for a fraction of what they are worth!  There was one in Maryland associated with Ft. Meade and there is one here associated with Ft. Gordon AND another one associated with the Augusta area!  So sometimes I sell [[I'm a purger.. I love to get rid of stuff not being used!]] but more often than not.. I buy.. Like recently I've found our new desk to replace the broken one from the move.. for $20 [look for it in a future post about the office!], the rug used in the laundry room for a whopping $5 and some gorgeous cubby shelves for only $8 that will soon be put to use in the office.  Then there is Craigslist.  My husband.. he's a fan.  He gets it from his father who could basically make a living buying and selling cars and what not and flipping them for sometimes twice as much.  Remember that bench for the entryway?  Craigslist find.  Oh and did I mention last week we became owners of a boat.. I didn't mention that?  Well we did.  A Craigslist steal... and my husband is in man heaven you guys.  We definitely aren't afraid of giving other people's treasures a new home... BUT that certainly does not mean I don't ever hit up the stores...

When I saw this link up with From Mrs. to Mama this week.. I figured I'd indulge you all in my shopping habits.  Aren't you all just the luckiest?!


1. Tell us your favorite stores to shop at.
Hands down Target.  I can go into that place for one thing and walk out with 5 just as useful and pretty things I didn't quite know I needed.. but for sure can put to use.  We are about 20 minutes from the closest one here.. so luckily it is not my local haunt unlike the apartment in Kansas where I could literally walk to Target.  For clothes I am a fan of Rue 21, Kohl's and just about anywhere with a clothes rack.  I've found awesome items at dollar stores, Walmart or on sale at department stores.

2. What are you "signature pieces" to wear.. your go-to outfits?
Jeans. I've always been a jeans girl.  With a pretty top for going out, a t-shirt for running errands, a sweatshirt for every season but summer.  Growing up I had my tomboy phase where I wore nothing but baggy t-shirts and shorts.  Then in high school I basically lived out of jeans and t-shirts/hoodies.  I'd like to think my style has evolved.. but I still reach for jeans and a t-shirt 6 out of 10 times.

3. Show us your style through pictures {of you or pinterest finds}.

Two recent pictures from this summer.. I'd say my style is comfy yet cute.  When scrolling through my pictures most of them you can't see my whole outfit.. but the top one was from a graduation party with my closest girlfriends.  The bottom one is from a country concert I went to this summer where my cardinal rule of not wearing boots with shorts/dresses was broken.

As for Pinterest... most commonly you'd see me in an outfit similar to this one during the summer:  Minus the Toms.. add sandals, and instead of coral.. add blue. :)
During the winter... you can find me in an outfit like this one, more often than not. Minus the Sperry's add a pair of cowgirl boots:

4. Show us your favorite celebrity style icons.
Love me some Miranda Lambert with a side of Blake Shelton.  She's such a badass who loves life, and I think that is definitely something to admire.

5. If you had to spend money on clothes or home items, which would you choose?
I have to choose?!  I love buying stuff for my home.  But I also love the feeling of wearing a new outfit out and about.  That would be a hard one.  Probably go with home items though as they are usually more expensive and if I have the money to spend.. I want it to go towards something I have really been wanting!

6. Show us your favorite accessories.
Hands down favorite accessory that I wear every single day.  Besides that I like earrings.  I always have my cartilage earring in.  Always have plain silver stone studs in my second set of earlobe piercings, and I mix out my first set depending on my outfit.  [That makes me feel like I have tons of piercings.. even though I really don't...] 

7. Tell us in one sentence your philosophy behind shopping. {What makes you buy an item}
It has to be cheap first off.  My momma raised me right by teaching me you fan find some of the sweetest deals on the clearance racks.  If it means you buy late in the season, that is what you do.  Jeans are pretty much the only item I buy regular price.  Otherwise I have to feel truly comfortable in it, or it goes back on the rack no matter how great the deal.

Oops, that was supposed to be one sentence. My bad. :)





Anyway.. happy Monday y'all.  On week 8 of my current session in school, which means final tests due by Thursday!  Otherwise so far a fairly relaxed week planned.  Tomorrow I have orientation for the Employment Readiness Program offered on Fort Gordon for military spouses.  Once I am through with orientation it is on to hopefully finding a job through their program!  Check back mid week for another house tour post. :) Only have two rooms left to complete before I can take pictures for future posts!  Which makes me BEYOND happy.

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Always,
Amanda

3 comments:

  1. I loooove getting stuff from buy&sell groups and off craigslist. While one day it would be great to buy a brand new living room set, for on a budget you just can't beat used. I love your style! Comfy cute!

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  2. Oh my husband LOVES Craigslist! He is on it practically every day! I love Target too. I can get into some real trouble in that store. :)
    I love being comfy and cute :) Can't wait to see more rooms of your house!

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  3. I love Target, I think I may be a little obsessed. :)

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