Here’s my “cheat outfit” for the week and a glimpse of what photo-shoots really look like around here most of the time. (I promise my children really do wear clothes every now and then. But they definitely prefer nekkid).
Ultra-solemn girlie. She wasn’t terribly interested in showing her, well, gums (8 1/2 months and nary a tooth in sight, people!) until I told her if she smiled really big, she’d get to eat right away (really? I just tickled her).
I pinky promise that I ironed these pants. Twice. But I’ve decided they’re super-pants, and their power is resisting irons at any heat/steam-setting. If you ever want to make a bad first impression, let me know, and I’ll lend them to you.
Oh goodness. Here’s how programmed I’ve gotten myself to having 100% thrifted outfits—I saw that turquoise bracelet and thought, “Shoot! I got that at Macy’s! Now I’m going to have to scratch this entire post!” Must. get. sleep. soon.
Top: GW ($3), Pants: Abercrombie/GW ($4), Shoes: Payless ($8), Belt: GW ($1), Bracelets: GW ($3) + Macy’s (don’t remember), Earrings: GW ($2), Purse: Factory Connection: $6
P.S. I find it funny that, even when I’m “allowing” myself a cheat outfit, most of it is still from GW. Obsessed much? Yep.
Here’s a “bonus shot” of another cheat outfit I wore when my bestie and her family came over for dinner (it was a night shot…pardon the yellow light):
Look at me standing on tiptoe. Mandy pulled out the towering platforms on me and my flat-soled sandals self!
And here’s a round-up of what’s been going down at Secondhand or Bare Bottom (don’t forget to follow along for your daily dose of thrifted goodness!):
And finally, here’s Round 2 of the layered twist hairdo I showed you last week. All the same rules apply. You’ll just be making smaller rows this time, like so:
Disclaimer #1: I don’t usually film my tutorials in fast-food restaurants (any guess as to which one I’m in?). Not that I mind one bit (although the guy whom I cropped out of the pics behind me might have minded). But it would be a real waste of time and gas-money, so I guess I’ll stay home.
Disclaimer #2: I had just finished exercising and had sweaty hair (ew).
Disclaimer #3: I did not, at any point in this process look at a mirror, and it shows.
*Special thanks to my indefatigable (and hard to embarrass) film crew (aka Mandy).
So, did you see how I did that? Start with two pieces, twist, gather, then twist some more, just like last week. Except this time, I repeated the same process six times, and secured each row of twists with a bobby pin before putting the rest up in a bun.
**The most important thing I want you to notice is that I twisted toward the center of my head on both sides.
And there you have version two of one of my favorite, easy-but-looks-complicated hairdos.
That last sentence officially used up the very last ounce of brainpower left in my tired cerebrum (I just googled that to make sure I wasn’t making up a word…I’m that wiped), and if I keep typing, it will only be to write things like: ajjkljf sdfjkl;lkjd DJKJF! “Fjkl!!!?”
…so I think I’d better quit.
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