• Outfits

    If the Trend Fits…

    Skirt: Ross, similar, CPW: $0.66* Blouse: Passed down from Gus, who bought it from Goodwill, originally Lauren Conrad for Kohls, similar, CPW: $0.00 Sandals: Target, similar, CPW: $0.75* *denotes items purchased before using Stylebook Total Cost Per Wear: $1.41 Hello everyone! Tonight, I wanted to share this simple outfit I wore for my niece and nephew’s birthday party down at my grandparents’ on Saturday! I have not posted this on Instagram yet, so if you follow us there, then I guess this post counts as spoilers! I am not sure if this breaks some sort of social media rule? But since Gus and I somehow had a plethora of outfits to post over…

  • Outfit Formulas,  Outfits

    One Outfit Formula: Five Variations on a Theme

      Good afternoon! It has been exactly a week since I posted last, and you might be thinking that, perhaps, I was extra busy, working longer hours, or frantically preparing for school. You would be giving me too much credit. No, my dear readers, I’m afraid the answer is something much more mundane, and to be honest, more embarrassing. The answer is inertia. In science, of course, I learned about inertia with the memorization and discussion of  Sir Isaac Newton’s (May he rest in peace!) 1st Law of Motion, which basically states: “An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed…

  • Outfits,  Reviews

    An Aspiring Plant Lady

        Skirt: JC Penney, new version, CPW: $0.30* Tee: Gift/Magnolia Market, exact, CPW: $0.00 Jacket: Borrowed from Gus/Copper Key, similar/better version, CPW: $0.00 Shoes: Dr. Scholl’s, exact, CPW: $8.75 *denotes items purchased before using Stylebook Total Cost Per Wear: $9.05 Good morning, everyone! I wore this modest casual outfit on a spontaneous date night with my husband to Red Robin (all together now…”Yummmmm!”) after I heard on the news that they were giving away free meals to teachers as a summer promotion. While burgers are not my favorite food category by any means, I am married to a burger enthusiast, so we decided that he would get the free burger and fries, and…

  • Outfits,  Reviews

    Cleo Madison “Spencer” Dress Review

    Good afternoon, everyone! Today, we have a first for us: a sponsored post! To be honest, we expected that it would take us a long time to get to this point. We were quite convinced that we would be writing for such a small audience for quite a while; seeing that the blog has had over 800 page views last month was such a disconcerting, but exciting feeling! One thing that we would like to make clear is that we want to be very careful with the way we do sponsored posts. At this time, I think we will only be comfortable featuring brands we are already wearing or brands that…

  • Outfits

    The Faux Wrap Blouse & Random Story Time

      Skirt: JC Penney’s, exact, CPW: $0.40* Blouse: TJ Maxx, similar, CPW: $8.49* Necklace: Maurice’s, similar, CPW: $1.50* Cuff: thrifted/unknown, similar, CPW: $0.00 Shoes: Ross, similar CPW: $1.88 *denotes items purchased before using Stylebook Total Cost Per Wear: $12.27 Let’s talk about this outfit quickly, and then we’ll move on to Random Story Time, in which I regale you with the story of my day in which the worst part was not crying dramatically in the Target cat litter aisle. Outfit:  The only thing thrifted in this outfit is the gold cuff! I am not really sure how that happened, considering the fact that at least half of my wardrobe is thrifted, but here we are. I…

  • Outfits

    New Silhouettes

      Skirt: Ross, similar, CPW: $1.71* Blouse: Thrifted/Free, similar, CPW: $0.00 Shoes: Sears, similar, CPW: $23.00*  Purse: Target, similar, CPW: n/a Watch: gift/Nixon, exact  CPW: $0.00 *denotes items purchased before I started using Stylebook Total Cost Per Wear: $24.71 I combined two outfits today because they feature items bought on the same day, from a small consignment shop in our area called Mrs. Mulligan’s. It is quite a cute shop, and I had $17.87 of store credit that had been sitting there for months. I went in periodically and never found anything I liked, even anything worth getting for free! On Friday, though, I went in and chose three pieces: a navy floral blouse, a cream…

  • Outfits

    The Basic Supporting Acts

    Good afternoon, everyone! I apologize for the somewhat intermittent posting. When we started this blog a month or two ago, I was quite confident that I could crank out a few posts a week, at least, and would have to stop myself from posting multiple times a day. My exuberance was ill-founded, to say the least. These past few weeks have been really busy, and this past weekend ended up being very emotionally draining. Today, I’m just sitting here at my desk randomly covered in hives and dealing with The Tuesdays (a little-discussed malady that affects me much worse than The Mondays) while trying to keep my eyes open and intermittently getting seized…

  • Outfits

    The Red Skirt

    Skirt: ASOS similar CPW: $3.75* Shirt: Thrifted/Loft similar CPW: $3.99 Shoes: Thrifted/Target similar CPW: $1.00* Watch: Gift/Nixon exact CPW: $0.00 Total Cost Per Wear: $8.74 First of all, I would like you all to scroll up and look at my sister’s epic balayage. I’ll wait. *sigh* Someday, my hair will grow past my shoulders, but I am quite sure that it will never reach that level of epicness. Also, this would be a good time to state that we really are biological sisters. If you were to see a picture of us with my mom in the middle, it would all make sense. Without it, you will just have to trust me! After that random…