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5 Tips for Thrift Store Shopping with Goodwill

May 2, 2017

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I believe that good style, both in fashion and in the home, can be found at affordable prices. You don’t have to break the bank to look, and feel, good! That’s why I am so excited to partner with Goodwill today to talk about thrifty fashion, and shopping it good!

Not only does Goodwill provide jobs for many in need, but shopping at Goodwill also helps cut back on waste. For years I have been donating the clothes in my closet that no longer speak to me to Goodwill, extending their shelf life and hopefully bringing someone else joy! Because let’s face it, there is nothing like an amazing thrift store find. This dress is one of those for me – when I spotted it at Goodwill, it was love at first sight!

Many people I’ve talked to seem to be intimidated by thrift store shopping, which I totally understand! It may take a little extra energy, but when you consider the benefit on your budget and others around you, it’s completely worth it in my book. So, I’m sharing a few tips below to help you get the most out of your shopping experience…

5 Tips for Thrift Store Shopping | lovelolablog.com1. Location, Location, Location. If there is a goodwill on the nicer side of town, that’s the one to shop! Typically, the nicer the area of town, the nicer the items that are donated.Goodwill love lola22. Keep an open mind. Sometimes when you an item surrounded by the chaos of a store full of items, it can be hard to visualize it in your house or your wardrobe. If it’s a picture think about what it could look like in a new frame, or if it’s a piece of furniture how it would look recovered. Even one of my favorite interior designers, Emily Henderson, finds and works with pieces from thrift stores.5 Tips for Thrift Store Shopping | lovelolablog.com3. Grab that sewing kit. Sadly I have zero sewing skills, but for all you talented ladies out there, don’t be afraid to remake an item into something you love. That might mean turning a set of curtains into a skirt or adjusting a dress to fit your shape perfectly.5 Tips for Thrift Store Shopping | lovelolablog.com4. Accessorize. When I visit Goodwill, I always think about how I can incorporate pieces with items I already have. I paired this red dress, (that I just adore!), with a jean jacket, my favorite wedges, a straw hat, and a brown bag.5 Tips for Thrift Store Shopping | lovelolablog.com5. Make a list. With so many items, thrift store shopping can be overwhelming, and certainly takes time to look through the inventory. Go into the store with an idea of what you are looking for already in your mind to cut back on time and give you some direction.5 Tips for Thrift Store Shopping | lovelolablog.comGoodwill edit

It’s true what they say …. one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Head over to Goodwill’s sight to learn more about shopping it good, and be sure to visit your local Goodwill to spread the love!

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Embroidered Dress for Summer

April 24, 2017

Filed Under : Style

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Dress: Mint Julep Boutique (on sale!) | Bag: Mywalit | Shoes: Marc Fisher | Ring: Larimar | Glasse: UO

One word: OBSESSED. I am so in love with this dress and know I will be living in it this summer. It would also be the perfect maternity top for all you pregnant mamas as well! This dress is currently on sale, so hurry over to the Mint Julep Boutique and snag one for yourself! (note: it looks like the large is the only one in stock, but I am actually in a large here, even though I’m usually a small, and love the more flowy fit).

When you sign up for their email list, you can also get $10 off your first order, making clothing that’s already at great prices, even better!! Also (not done yet, you guys) I’m giving away a $25 gift card to the Mint Julep Boutique over on instagram. Deals galore, am I right!? So be sure to pop over to instagram and enter! The winner will be announced on Wednesday.

I styled this dress with my favorite wedges, a classic brown bag, and a pop of blue with this Larimar ring. Let’s also talk about this bag for a second. Also obsessed. You guys … it’s so comfortable, holds oodles of stuff, and so well made. It will certainly also be a summer staple.

Okay, done blabbing. I hope you had a great weekend!!

Easter in Pictures

April 21, 2017

Filed Under : Lifestyle - Motherhood - Style

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I hope you had a wonderful Easter! I look forward to this weekend every year, and the joy and hope that it brings. It’s funny how having a baby makes you look at things, like holidays, a lot differently. I found myself super conflicted over the easter bunny this year, and we ended up not doing an easter basket. In the coming years we’ll probably bring back the easter basket, but I don’t see the “easter bunny” ever delivering it in our house ;). We did do an egg hunt, and Piper had so much fun searching for eggs. I was so proud of how well she did! They were pretty much all laying out in the open, but she knew to pick them up and put them in the basket. Can she stay 17 months old forever!? I could eat her.

I also couldn’t get over her in her little easter dress. Looking back at these pictures, she is the subject in every single one, ha. So if you aren’t her grandmother or aunt, you might not find this post super intriguing, but a few pictures from Easter anyway…

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Dress: Mint Julep | Shoes: Marc Fisher | Earrings: Baublebar (similar) | Piper’s dress (on sale!) | Piper’s shoes: Stride Rite

I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

Mama + Me: Welcome, Spring!

March 22, 2017

Filed Under : Motherhood - Style

Mama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comThis is by far one of my favorite outfits I have put Piper in. She just kills me in that little bonnet, polka dotted tights, and blue dress. We took these pictures on a chilly morning with my gal pal and photography genius, Jessi Nichols. I’m still not totally sure I trust Spring as to whether it’s here to stay or not. The weather has ranged from the 30’s to the 80’s in the last week, which is really no surprise for early Spring here in the South. We tend to jump fro winter to summer pretty quickly. So we are soaking up every sunny and warm day that we can get before we enter scorching heat. And in the meantime, we have our little bonnets on back up in case it decides to randomly snow on a March evening again ;).Mama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comShe’s really into running these days. It’s just all over her face here, “Isn’t this great guys!? You’ve really got to try it!!”Mama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.com^ gotcha!Mama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comDress: Zara (also love this one) | Shoes: old, similar | Piper’s Dress: Liilu | Bonnet: Briar Handmade

And of course I just can’t quit the florals. I can’t help it, I guess I’m just a grandma at heart ;). Happy Spring!!

photos by jessi nichols photography

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