The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side

// vintage Dickey, sweater, and satchel / Flying Monkey jeans / leopard print belt from Marshall's / GAP wedges / Target sunglasses / Casio watch from the hubby //

What does a 25 cent Dickey, a grass green Italian merino wool sweater, and an Alexa-inspired satchel have in common? They were all lovingly rescued from the thrift store. If powering through my 6-digit student loan means making the most of what I got and adding thrift store treasures along the way, then so be it (the thrill of the hunt is more fun anyway). I've never put myself on a shopping ban because like any diet, I'll probably just binge afterward. I think a conscious awareness of the looming darkness that is Salliemae is enough to scare the bejeezus out of me.

So in commemoration of kicking Salliemae's butt, I'm hosting two giveaways. The first one is from my favorite "everything" website (seriously, you can buy a wood swing set and cute shoes all in the same place). CSN is giving away a $35 gift certificate to use in any one of their 200+ stores. The catch is you have to be from the US or Canada since they only ship to those two countries.

I know I've promised my international readers a giveaway as well, so I'm also giving away a beautiful vintage navy blue snakeskin (faux?) clutch
...and a necklace with a teeny tiny piglet (for those who share my love for whimsy) to one international reader.
All you have to do is follow me on Google Friend Connect and Facebook (if you're not there already) and post your name, email address, and whether you are a US/Canada or an international reader in a comment to this post. I will pick the winners next Friday, March 4.

Good luck!


  1. great look! I love your belt and sweater together <3


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  3. you look amazing that green is awesome on you!
    and I'd love to participate in your international give-away, since I'm from Holland so wont be able to take part in the other one :)


  4. love the bag and the shoes :D

  5. This outfit is simple but so chic! What great finds!!

    I actually also find myself binge shopping right after trying my hardest to cut back. It's a terrible thing!

    Cup of Fashion

  6. What a lovely outfit! I especially love the peter pan collar and your shoes!!

  7. I love the bright sweater with the collar peeking out!

  8. you look sooo cute, loving the heels they really make the outfit for me :D

  9. you look really nice I like your shoes and your watch a lot ^^

  10. You look super cute!! I love your style. Love Sia xx

  11. very sleek!

  12. Love that sweater! I follow and like you, and I'm in the US!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

  13. thanks for the sweet comment on my post dear :) i like your blog! you got style ! following you xoxo


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