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Category Archives: Thrifty Mama

Lazy Style

Written on October 26, 2012 at 4:30 am, by

It’s been a while since I did a fashion post. Fall hasn’t really gotten here and, in fact, it’s been in the 80s for the past six weeks. Plus, taking pictures, editing them, and then making collages is more time consuming than one might think — it takes FOREVER.

So, I’m doing a lazy post today using my Instagram pics.… Read More

Island Style: Matchy Matchy

Written on August 7, 2012 at 5:30 am, by

Last week I wrote about some of my most recent thrift store finds.

Little did I know, but these rainbow sandals I just picked up match one of my sundresses to perfection. I don’t usually go for the whole matchy matchy thing, but I can’t help but get a kick out of how well it all turned out.… Read More

Island Style: Thrift Store Finds

Written on July 31, 2012 at 5:30 am, by

It’s no secret that I have a bit of an addiction to thrifting. I just can’t get enough of the thrill of the hunt. One of my favorite things to do when I travel is to hit up the local thrift stores of whatever town I happen to be visiting or passing through.… Read More

Island Style: Do-Raggedy

Written on July 24, 2012 at 6:30 am, by

A while ago I saw this cray-zay cute pin on Pinterest with a picture of a cray-zay cute girl with a scarf on her head. And whooda thunk — the pin led me right to a tutorial on how to do it myself!

Thank you, cutest girl ever with the best hair ever and the easiest tutorial ever.… Read More

Island Style: Braided in Paradise

Written on June 26, 2012 at 4:30 am, by

I know this hairstyle looks fancy and all, but it’s my “I need to wash my greasy hair” ‘do. And yes, I’m still off the ‘poo — I’ll write about it another time. I still stand by the fact that these braids are really easy to do yourself.

You can even check out my double french braid tutorial so I can say I told you so.… Read More

Island Style: Yellow Stripes Under the Apple Tree

Written on June 19, 2012 at 4:30 am, by

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Thrifty Mama post. It seems as though time on the island quickly slips away from me. I also didn’t bring a ton of clothing with me, so it’s not like you guys want to see post after post of my old jeans and Target tanks.… Read More

Thrifty Mama: Chevron

Written on May 22, 2012 at 7:11 am, by

Last week, I went to a really fun networking event put on by SDBloggers. If you live in the San Diego area, blog, or love social media, then you should definitely check out this group.

We met up for cocktails and food at the Ivy Wine Bar at the Andaz hotel and chatted about nerdy stuff like affiliate marketing techniques (def NOT my thing), the ever-changing Facebook algorithm, and other random geekery.… Read More

Thrifty Mama: Reworked Vintage

Written on May 15, 2012 at 5:30 am, by

Sometimes I get really excited about an outfit; this is one of those. I love this outfit so much that you might recognize it from my headshot over there to your right.

Yep. That’s it.

I also wore it for the San Diego Home and Garden Lifestyles Magazine article I wrote.… Read More

Thrifty Mama: Office Schoolboy

Written on May 8, 2012 at 5:30 am, by

My boss was in town last week, which meant I had to get out of my jammies and head into the office. It was perfect timing because, honestly, I had been slacking off a bit in the wardrobe department.

It happens to the best of us; we get a little too comfortable in our jeans and t-shirts and then next thing you know, you’ve been wearing the same outfit for a week straight.… Read More

Thrifty Mama: When to Splurge

Written on May 1, 2012 at 5:00 am, by

This week’s Thrifty Mama post is taking a bit of a detour.

A few weeks ago, Studio M La Jolla, along with photographer Michael Spengler, hosted a few bloggers to a headshot party.

There were makeup artists, hairstylists, goodies from Giuseppe Catering, and even gorgeous floral arrangements from Ginny Boland of Adelaide’s Florists and Decorators.… Read More