Thrifty Sisters 

Style & Beauty

 

 

 

Hello, lovelies!

On last weekend, my mom, sister, and I went out for a brief weekend getaway.  I suggested that we go to a Goodwill.  We ended up getting some cute dresses.  This past Sunday, my sister and I wore our dresses to church.

I  found this cute, curve-hugging dress for my sister for  $5.99.  I like the lace detailing on the back. She wore a camisole underneath.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

I saw this simple faux wrap dress with a nice print.  I wore it with a studded belt and studded sandals.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

My mom got this dress as well that she wore to work this week.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Talk to you soon!

xoxo Brandi

Closet Chic Sisters: Thrift With a Twist

Closet Chic

Hey everyone!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any personal styles from my closet.  It’s been even longer since I did a style post with my sister.  On Sunday, Jessica and I wore some thrifted garments mixed with non-thrifted garments.

Here are Jessica’s thrifted pieces:
A thrifted skirt from an estate sale  $1.00
earrings were bought from a consignment shop $2
image

Jessica’s skirt was the statement garment and she accessorized to complement her skirt.  I added the the belt to finish the look.image

image

I adore color and yellow is one of my favorite colors.  I chose to pair my dress with button down shirt for a bold summer look.  I kept my accessories simple with gold and pearls.  I chose my leopard prints wedges to add some flair since my dress and shirt are solid colors.

My thrifted piece:
Dress from Goodwill $6
image

image

wpid-1433708159853.jpg

Thanks for reading!  Feel free to leave comments, like, or following.

Closet Chic: Bohemian Flair

Closet Chic

wpid-wp-1431065368107.jpeg

Hello lovelies!

wpid-1431040780659.jpgI wanted to post this look on yesterday, and didn’t get a chance to finish the post.  I love the warm weather months because I can channel my bohemian style.  I like wearing flowing garments and earth tones.  I have always been into different prints.  I would have to say floral prints are starting be my favorite prints. I found this sheer floral print kimono cardigan (Burkes Outlet, $12.99) last weekend and I’ve worn it a few times already.  I chose a white t-shirt and dark turquoise skinny jeans to go with this look.  It’s very simple.  I wore simple white crystal studs and a gold flower ring (both of the jewelry pieces are from Old Navy for $1.99 each).  I also wore a chained statement necklace.

Thoughtful Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Any Budget

Inspiration

wpid-wp-1431153646429.jpeg

Hi everyone!

Mother’s Day is literally a day away and you may not have gotten mom or other maternal figures in your life something special and memorable. Don’t worry. I wanted to share some really great gift ideas for moms that are memorable. The beauty of giving thoughtful gifts you don’t have to go in debt to make to make mom happy. Ditch the greeting cards and get creative.

At home manicure/pedicure

Pamper mom by giving her a manicure or pedicure at home. You don’t have to be a cosmetologist to massage moms hands and file her nails down. You can spend some one-on-one time catering to mom by painting her nails for her. I do this for my mama and she loves it.

Make a picture collage or slideshow

A few years ago, I made my mom a picture slideshow using PowerPoint. I personalized it with little messages and I shared pictures of every aspect of her life to remind her of how special she is to so many people. Mothers do a lot sometimes they need to be reminded of how amazing they are. I added a really sentimental song to go along with the slideshow.

Cook

Cook mom her favorite meal. If you can’t cook take her out to eat at her favorite restaurant. Who doesn’t like coming home to their favorite meal?

Personalized Gift Set

Instead of buying pre-made gift baskets or sets, make your own. I love doing this gift idea because I personally choose the items that I want to give mom. I fill it with her favorite snacks, goodies, treats. You can put gift cards, clothes, skin care items, and any things that she needs. This year, I am putting my mom’s gift set in some decorative boxes I got from Ross. I chose boxes this year instead of gift bags because she could use the boxes as decoration or storage for later. You can be as creative as you want.

Mini Makeover

I noticed that a lot of mothers sacrifice a lot to give to their families. With all of the sacrifices, moms forget to take care of themselves. Giving mom a mini makeover is great so that she get feel beautiful on Mother’s Day. You don’t have to spend a lot. Pick out a cute dress for mom to wear. Do her makeup. If she’s not into makeup, give her some neutral lipstick or gloss. A little mascara is okay. Let her get her hair done or do it for her. The goal is mom should feel beautiful.

Spa Date

Some spas offer specials or packages. Some spas can customize their packages. If it’s in your budget, find something mom needs or likes. I took my to the spa to get pampered and I scheduled a couples spa package to get a massage and have lunch with my mom at the spa. It was a really great experience because we were able to talk and bond. Spas offer different services so do some research and check out reviews before you go so that the experience is great.  You can schedule the spa date after Mother’s Day as a continuation of celebrating mom.

I hope these gift ideas were helpful.  There are so many other ideas.  Be creative and enjoy celebrating your mom!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Brandi

Closet Chic: Casual Chic OOTD

Closet Chic

Good Morning!

I wanted to share an outfit that I wore over the past weekend.  It was an oversized sweater, leggings, and some boots.  It’s simple and cute.  I chose blue leggings instead of black to add some color to this look.  I also carried a blue Liz Claiborne tablet case turned clutch to accent my look.  I got the clutch during my trip to New Orleans.  I also wore some blue oval studs.

image

image

image

image