Thrifting on Instagram – Blush & Cotton Shop

Have you guys started shopping on Instagram yet?

I don’t mean by clicking on the links or the ads that pop up on Instagram while you’re scrolling through your feed in the middle of the night. I mean, actually shopping someone’s “closet” on Instagram!

This has gotten pretty popular lately and I must say, I have really become quite the fan. For me, I was always worried about it being a scam. So, I followed a few accounts and just watched for awhile. I saw that people really liked shopping at a few of these shops and I figured I’d give it a shot.

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I happened to stumble upon Blush & Cotton Shop and it was basically love at first sight. She had some fabulous pieces,  some that were gently used and quite a few that were new with tags! Now, if anyone is familiar with “thrifting” you’re probably

hitting up the closest Goodwill or secondhand store to try stuff on. You can inspect the items you’re buying and decide if you want to get it.

Well, that was an issue for me. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get anything (used) online if I couldn’t check it over. I also couldn’t try it on. I tend to not buy clothes online unless I already know what my size is. With those two issues standing in my way, Luana (the owner of the shop) would describe everything that was going on with the piece. And with Instagram’s new multiple photos feature, she is able to show more photos per item. On top of that, she would even DM (direct message) me with try ons so I could see how the clothes would actually lay. Now, it was kind of weird at first to ask her to try something on for me but it worked out so well. I have fit in everything she’s sent my way. Even if we are not the exact same size in something, it’s still great to see how something would lay or the length of something as opposed to seeing it on a mannequin or a hanger.

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Crochet Bralettes – SeebyDesigns

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Have you all seen those crochet tops? You can probably get a few of them on Etsy or something. Crochet has definitely come a long way from blankets and scarves. Oh wait, that’s just me…that’s all I know how to crochet.

Well, a friend of mine actually started crocheting a few of these babies and I had been wanting to get some! They are so cute and probably something I wouldn’t normally wear but I’ve been trying to get out of my comfort zone a little bit, every now and then. So, when I posted on my Facebook, asking if anyone wanted to work together on a collab, I was secretly hoping Erin would message me.  2FDF3DC6-59AC-4B1E-8651-692F4B45D4B6-225x300 Crochet Bralettes - SeebyDesigns

Sure enough, she did! 

Erin is a very talented and creative gal. Erin of Seeby Designs makes all of these adorable pieces and gets them out pretty quickly as well! She started with hats (which I had actually ordered from her) and started doing different variations (like ones with ears!). Then she went onto different kinds of scarves then now bralettes! I love all of her work and I am definitely all for spreading the word!

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What Mama Wore To Another Holiday Party

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Here we are, with another “What Mama Wore” post! I’ve been doing these a lot lately.

When the holiday season rolls around, you’re getting dressed up and wearing more makeup and just looking great more often. I can dig it. And who doesn’t like to take selfies these days?

Well, I always take selfies. And when the selfie phase dies out…who am I kidding? It will never die out!

So, tonight was my holiday party and since there’s only a few of us at this command, we just had a small pot luck. We ate, drank, and were merry. Well, drinks consisted of coke, ginger ale, and fruit punch. No alcohol. No worries. 😛

Right after work, I had to go pick up a few things from the store, then head home to let Violet out of the kennel to go do her business, and then I had to get ready in about 5 minutes. This is what I could come up with! Again, iPhone6 photos. I’ll be back to the better pictures soon!

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What Mama Wore Today – Holiday Party Edition

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Here we are with another post of “What Mama Wore Today!” But this time, it’s a Holiday Party edition! I posted earlier with a What Mama Wore Today

I decided I would do a little post about getting ready for my husband’s work holiday party. I was trying to think of a way to wear a maternity dress to the party and still look like…well, me. I undersestimated how fast my belly was going to grow so I didn’t buy a dress for the party. I just planned on wearing a dress from my “fat days!” Well, that didn’t work out according to plan.

I ended up hopping onto the computer, or my iPhone, whichever one I needed to use at the time and searched for some dresses this past week. It was too late to order anything online, plus I am not a huge fan of not being able to try things on. It was also too late for me to go to the mall about 45 minutes away, to find myself a dress. So I went for the next best thing.

I went on the Buy, Sell, Trade page on Facebook. Apparently there are a lot of those kinds of pages, everywhere. I’ve only seen them on Military bases. But lucky me, military wives are having babies all the time and are willing to sell their old dresses for cheap. I ended up with this beauty. A black, lace dress from Pea In The Pod that was originaally purchased for $75 and never worn. I went over to this gal’s house to try it on and it fit just right! And I felt like myself in it! I love black dresses and I love lace. Itw worked out pretty well. She told me she was going to sell it for about $20 dollars and I accepted that and when I handed her the 20, she gave me back $5 dollars. I guess she liked me. haha. She’s also a mom with 4 kids and was carrying around a little babe in something called a “ring sling.” I not only got a dress, but she told me a lot about wraps and slings for babies. I will definitely be looking into that!

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What Mama Wore Today

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It’s time for another “What Mama Wore Today” post! Featuring, baby boy!! haha.

Okay, so, I actually wore this on Saturday before the Holiday Party festivities happened. But, that’s okay. I took the photos with the intent to share but I haven’t posted all weekend. You’d think I would have more time to share on the weekends than I do during the week, but I like to take advantage of the time I have with my darling husband.

Anyway, Mama (me) decided to wear these fun leggings that I got at Old Navy for about $4 when they had their “Entire Store is 50% off” Sale on Black Friday. I thought they were super cute! Just black with white polkadots. Why not?!

Paired those leggings up with a simple pinkish-purple shirt from Motherhood Maternity and my black Toms. I love Toms shoes. I only have 2 pairs but I want more. And I want to get baby Toms for our little boy too. Haha.

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Sorry for the poor quality of photos. I used my iPhone this time. Actually…they didn’t turn out half bad for a phone photo! Ah, iPhone6 you are amazing!

Anyway, just showing a little more of what I was wearing on Saturday. I just about ALWAYS pair a long shirt with a belt. Pregnant or not, that’s just what I do. And okay, the shirt isn’t super long or anything and I straight up wore those leggings like they’re pants but I like it. 🙂 And because of the color of my shirt, I could wear a fun lippy!! Unfortunately, it took a minute for me to decide which one to wear! I have so many now!

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I decided to actually go for a color I haven’t used in a long time. AND it was when I went on hiatus for awhile from buying super nice and expensive cosmetics. I used my Covergirl Colorlicious lipstick and the color is Spellbound. At least, that’s if I am remembering it correctly! It’s a nice, matte lip color and stays on pretty well! Unfortunately, my lips were a little dry so I had to constantly reapply it. But usually, it stays on pretty well. That’s probably my favorite drugstore brand lipstick. That’s the only one from Covergirl that has ever worked on me (recently).

Well, that’s it for now! I just thought this was a fun post and I wanted to show off my belly up at the top. haha. I don’t get to dress up often so I try to on the weekends!! I will be posting a what mama wore again for the same day but for my husband’s holiday party. 🙂 Stay tuned!! Until next time,

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What Mama Wore Today

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I decided to add some other kind of posts on here!

On the weekends, I like to get dressed up and wear makeup. I’ve done a few beauty posts lately, and I decided to add what I have worn!

Why? Well, becoming pregnant, it was very hard for me to find ways to wear my clothes without having to break the bank on the maternity clothes. 🙂 So, here’s what I wore.

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