Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Hi darlings, thanks for dropping by on Inspiration Monday(on tuesday).  Late to the party but I did take my photos yesterday.  I ran out of time before Bingo with the seniors last evening and could  not crop and edit.  Anyway, I had a wild weekend with my girl, Kathy.  We spent the entire weekend together being obnoxious, road tripping and thrifting.  Rob made us dinner on Sunday night and we drank beer and ate during the crazy thunder and lighting storm that rolled in suddenly.  I so needed a girl weekend to ignite my wild side again, thanks Kathy! 
I bought this little dress this weekend for $2.50 at Goodwill.  I paired it with leggings, a belt from a pair of pants, and my Coach sneakers because I had to be practical for work.  Rules are:  no open toe shoes, no jeans, and no big earrings.  I wore the earrings anyway but nobody said anything.   It really stunts my creativity sometimes but I work around the rules.

I have finally committed myself to working out on a regular basis.  I need to get myself in shape for an upcoming vacation where I might have to wear a bikini.  Ugh!  Good News:  I went from an extra large bikini top to a medium.  Now I just need to shape the bottom part up, big time.   I am trying to watch my weight as well, don't want big boobs again.  No thank you!

Hope you had a great weekend...a special Hello to KELLY WILSON who is a close friend of Kathy's!!  Thanks for the follow!!!

Ok, I have to get ready for work...have a great evening and stay inspired!!!  If you want to get in on Inspiration Monday with Megan and Nora of TwoBirds, just click here.  They will post a photo during the week and all you have to do is get inspired to create your own unique take on the celebrity's outfit. thanks for hosting lovely birds.  dawnxo

Thrifted dress/$2.50 goodwill
thrifted belt
Marshall's leggings on sale
Coach sneakers/Macy's sale
as a side note, Coach sneakers are always on sale at Macy's with a coupon and they are the most comfortable sneakers I have ever worn.  Cheaper than Marshall's and TJ sometimes too.


Thrifted Shift said...

You look so cute! I really like this outfit, especially your shoes!

silvergirl said...

ah a girls weekend is just what i need!! i need to start planning one immediately
love the little dress with the kicks!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Glad you had a great time Dawn! You all had super duper fun. We all need that in our lives. Don't stress out! Do a little each day so it's not overwhelming. You can do it! I'm cheering for you.

two birds said...

yay for girl's weekend!!! and yay for this blue dress and lacy leggings! you look adorable as always! once again, thank you for the beautiful dress...i am thinking of countless ways to wear it!

amy said...

seriously, you are my thrifting idol!! so super cute.

Applebypie said...

What a lovely idea for a challenge - and what a great colour on you! I think I would love thrift stores - English charity stores are very small! Xx

amy said...

p.s. hosting a good giveaway this week. stop by and enter! xo


Jen @ Librarian for Life Style said...

Hi Dawn, Jen from Librarian for Life Style! Thanks for your comment, and I'm a follower of yours via Bloglovin' :)

Teddi said...

i like your dress better than katie's!

Weighting to Lose said...

AHHHHH I loved my shout out!! love your blog! Im always so excited to see what outfits you put together! You really do inspire me to try new things with fashion, and I NEED to thift with you and Kath!!! keep up the good work, you look fabulous :)

Weighting to Lose said...

Ahhhh!! Thank you for the shout out! :)

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