Who likes to shop for new clothes? "Me, me me!!"
It's easy to go shopping for a new outfit but it's also hard on your bank account. We can vouch that it is literally so much easier to get a new outfit than rummage through your own closet and put together a new one.
Well... we wanted to challenge ourselves to NOT buy new stuff and re-invent old clothes in to "new" ones. So we went through our closets and actually found a couple good ideas on how to trick your mind into thinking you have a new outfit! lol.
Sarah is wearing a brown "skirt" in the pictures below, but it is really a brown long sleeve shirt. She just tied the sleeves around her waist and "voila" a new skirt! I (Ashlyn) wore knee high sandals, but I made them more wintery by wearing tights underneath.
We want to challenge you to look through your closet next time you say you "have nothing to wear" and be creative with your clothes, you will be surprised what you can come up with!
1. Take old pumps and put some long socks over them to make it look like knee high boots
2. Turn your old pants into a new pair of shorts
3. Take a long sleeve shirt and make it into a skirt
4. Take a scarf and turn it into a poncho
5. Shirts that are too small: wear with an undershirt and add some length!
*Photographs by Makenna Toolson
We used to share a room throughout our whole childhood. So every night was a sleepover for us! We loved always having each other around, but obviously when you have a sister, it comes with bumps in the road, like stealing clothes and using each others makeup without asking and "wrestling" matches (aka cat fights).
We used to hate matching clothes, but now we love to haha. We are loving these comfy jammies from Hello Mello Lounge Wear. They have really cute prints and are totally affordable! You can find ours here.
Now that we are married and have babes of our own, we don't get to have girls nights and sleepovers as much, but when we do, here are some fun things we like to do and other ideas you could use for your own girls night!
Girls night in our PJ's!
1. Put hot towels in a crockpot with some essential oils (peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus) and place on body, feet or face for amaaazing relaxation.
2. Make our fluff yogurt dessert recipe (everyone is obsessed with this dessert, and the best part, its healthy and low cal!)
One 16 oz tub of greek vanilla yogurt
1 pack instant vanilla pudding
8 oz cool whip
1 cup frozen raspberries
*Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and refrigerate or serve immediately :)
3. Make our homemade replica "Chip Cookie" recipe (these are sooooo good and huge lol)
4. DIY face mask. We found some awesome ones with ingredients that you probably would have on hand at your house! Found on self.com and Pinterest.
Exfoliating Brown Sugar Mask
I got Valentines Day is in just two days!! I remember when I was in 3rd grade and I asked my boy crush if he'd be my Valentine, and he totally dissed me. After that I am pretty sure I never had the courage to ask a boy to be my Valentine. Unless he was already my boyfriend! haha I seriously miss making those Valentine mail boxes we got ot make in elementary school though. I made an elephant in 4th grade and was sooo proud of it. That was seriously my favorite holiday during school. It was always so fun to pass out fun Valentine cards and getting secret admirers :)
I am still not sure if my husband has planned something for us or if we are just going to spend it with our Reign babe and chill for the night. But either way I loved this outfit when I saw it and am wearing it for V-day! This jumpsuit is so comfortable and great for V-day. It is only $27.90 and suuuper good quality. I am obssessed. I got these pom pom stilettos from Forever 21 yesterday for $9!! I'm not kidding. I also got two other pairs of sexy stiletto booties for $9 too. I feel like you find the best sale deals IN STORE so make sure to always check the clearance sections when you shop :) You never know what you'll find! You can pair it with a cute sexy stiletto, booty or pointy flat if you want to be a bit more comfortable.
I hope you ladies get spoiled by our man!! Or gents get spoiled by your lady ;) Have an amazing and sexy week!!
We are HUGE fans of shopping the clearance racks, and pretty much right when we walk into a store we usually b line it straight to the clearance rack and see what deals we can find! Although you can find amazing deals shopping clearance items, it is no easy feat! Shopping clearance racks can seem daunting and overwhelming so we can come up with some tips on how we shop the clearance racks! Below are some pics of some super cute sweaters we got at Target for only $8!! And we each styled them to fit what we like. :)
1. DONT BUY IT JUST BECAUSE ITS "CHEAP"
This is probably the most important tip which is why we put it as #1! DONT DONT DONT DONT (we could say don't a million times more) DONT buy something just because its a good deal. There have been so many things we have bought because it was a "good deal', but we never ended up wearing it because we didn't really like it, and basically wasted all that money! Wether you are buying something on sale or full price the same rules apply. Don't buy it unless you love it!
2. SHOP ALL SEASONS OF CLOTHING
This is one thing we preach a lot of about. Sometimes the best deals are the deals you get when you shop off season clothing. The reason why these clothes are on sale is because no one want to buy clothes they cant wear right away, and we thank those people because we get all the clothes on sale that they'll be paying full price for in a couple months! Although you may not be able to wear it immediately, you will be so happy when you open up your closet in a couple months and you have a cute new top, or sweater that you didn't have to pay top dollar for!
3. SHOP ALL SIZES OF CLOTHING
Doesn't it always seem like when you shop the clearance rack they never have the size you need?? Don't get caught up in what you think your size is, and only shop that size. We love oversized sweaters and the only way we can get that look is to shop 2 sizes up! Even if you find a dress you love but it is a little too big, you can always pair it with belt to accentuate your waist, and make it fit your body.
4. SHOP WITH A FRIEND
We added this tip because its never a bad idea to shop with your bestie! Not only is it bound to be a great time, but they will keep you from buying something that you should have left on the rack! When you shop clearance racks usually you are not going to find the perfect outfit set up on a mannequin that you can just grab, pick and pay for. You have to be creative with what you find, and having a friend with you is great so you can be creative together!
5. NARROW DOWN YOUR SEARCH
Shopping the clearance racks can be seriously overwhelming sometimes, but totally worth it when you score some great clothes at a great price! One of the worst things is rummaging through rack and racks of clothes and not knowing what you're looking for! One thing we've noticed that really helps that anxiety is thinking about something that you are in need of and then just looking for that item. Say you need more sweater.. Look through the racks ONLY for sweaters and that will help tame down the overwhelming feelings!
We are two savvy sisters, who are value-conscious love good deals, fashion and sharing it with everyone! Here you will find great tips on styling your wardrobe that won't break the bank!
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