7.25.2015

M&6th

This week I visited a new store in Salt Lake called Madison and Sixth. It's a fun little boutique where I found the perfect little basics like this simple striped skirt. 

Here are a few other item I liked. 
I see a color scheme going on here...Or a lack there of hahaha. 
I ended up coming home with a charcoal grey top like the white one (So tempted by the white though hehe), the striped skirt, and this amazing sweater. (Which will have to wait in my closet for a few more months, but I couldn't pass it up!) Their prices are comparable to Forever 21 which was really nice! Plus the day I went they were running a sale where you buy 3 and get 1 FREE! Stop in if you're ever in this area!!

xoxo

7.23.2015

Thrift Haul

When people hear that I love to shop second hand...I get a lot of different reactions...haha. Thrifting is for sure not for everyone. People often say if they do ever go, they never find anything. Well... to be honest, there are times when I walk into a thrift store and walk out empty handed. But I go again and I go often.  I think shopping second hand is so wonderful. Something that isn't necessary for someone else anymore can end up being a treasure for someone else. The best for me is that it makes things that I could never normally afford actually affordable. Today I thought it would be fun to share a days thrift haul! Yesterday I hit up two Deseret Industries and a Savers. I spent a little under $100 on everything! Wait til you see what I spent that money on. It's sometimes hard to believe. Can't wait to share.

24 items total and I spent about $94. A few were even less than $1. Sheesh you can't even buy a candy bar at the movie theater for less than $1! 
 Genuine leather pillows. I loved the color!
 A vintage genuine Coach bag, I am a sucker for these anywhere I can find them. The best is when you find them tucked away behind random bags and no one even realized its value.

I also loved these vintage wall hangings. Both gorgeous quality.
 A brand new Herschel backpack!! I hopped up and down a little with this one hehe.
 Pretty vintage linen dress.
 I love love love it when you end up finding something you've been needing and looking for. This is a barely used weaved runner rug for our hallway! We have wood floors and were wanting one to help with the pitter patter of feet.
 Leather Hauraches. These are my favorite kind of shoes. Not my size so they'll be going up for sale on my instagram shop---@stylish_treasures!
 I've been looking at some gorgeous pillows on etsy (and still plan to buy a few) but it's so fun to find some so unique! The detailing on the front one is just exquisite. The pillow behind I feel is simple and accents the other so well!
 2 large antique barrels. These are great because you can use them outside or inside! Hold blankets or plant some pretty flowers! Also a Mexican blanket which is staple item for me. I own several and find them the best kind of blanket to grab and go. This one I bought for Huck for the back seat of my car. 
This is vintage and I believe a rug but I plan to use it as a wall hanging. It has a fun boho vibe to it.
 Both of these rugs were BRAND new with the tags still attached. Woot woot.
 A set of 3 antique bottles and pretty wood decor. 
A wicker chair and this amazing antique farmhouse chair. I love accenting the simplicity of these with a fun pillow. 
Look at the seat! It's in amazing shape. 

I didn't pay more than $10 for any one of these items. It's crazy to think the retail value of just a few of them alone!! For example, here are a few items similar if not the same online:
Best of all mine are unique and some one of a kind.

 I'm excited to give them a new life and use my imagination of their possibilities. Do you see items that you would have totally overlooked? One of the biggest keys to thrift shopping is looking outside of the box at the possibilities. Don't look at a chair...Picture the chair in a corner with a pretty rug underneath, next to a weaved basket and a colorful pillow sitting on it. But here is a precaution...most importantly, don't buy something just because it's cheap and kinda cool. Stick to things you know you have a place for. And if you don't, get rid of something to get something. Luckily I don't have a hard time getting rid of things so I often make myself get rid of something to get something else. Also a side note..I do clean each item that needs it like pillows and chairs. Some may find it gross to buy certain items. I agree to an extent but like I said, thrift shopping isn't for everyone. If it bothers you that much, it's probably not for you.

There you have it! All in a hard days work hehe.

A few of these items will be listed on my instagram shop so search @stylish_treasures there!!

Beijos!!

7.17.2015

Snack Time

Probably one of my most favorite things and one of my biggest weaknesses is that I like to snack. Especially on the go! I love to have something to munch on in the car or while I'm watching a show. I recently came across a company called Graze which is exactly the kind of snacks I've been wanting to have to grab and go.
So Graze is a snack subscription that sends out individually wrapped snacks for on the go! You get a box with 8 yummy and healthy snacks. One for everyday of the week with a spare to share or indulge one day hehe. The portions are small yet satisfying so you're not overeating but feeling content.
The first box is filled with the top rated snacks. It's fun because you don't really know what's coming. It gives you the chance to try new things and see what you like. You'll learn what you do and don't like and when this happens you can rate the snacks on Graze's website. Some may have allergies or dietary restrictions so if that's the case, they'll make sure there are certain snacks you never receive. I love it! These are perfect for the summer when Huckleberry and I run up for a hike in the mountains for a few hours. Pop them in my backback with a waterbottle and I have a great snack to go with the pretty view at the top of the mountain.
Check out their website and while doing so, use code "RUN" to receive your first box free!
Now excuse me while I finish up this delicious dried fruit then take a nap on my vintage blanket I inherited from Grandma and Grandpas house. 

Beijos!!