Bettie's Bargain Beauty Buys!

 After 26 years of being a gal, I finally feel like I'm settling into a beauty routine and am finding my Holy Grail products; products that I depend on and will never live without!  I've been beyond happy to find that lots of my favorites have been from the drugstore, or I'm able to get them from Harmon's (I am the QUEEN of that $5 off of $10 coupon!).  These products are just so divine and are at the perfect prices that I'd figure I'd share them all with you, and about how I use them!  Keep in mind I am NOT a professional by any means, but I think every woman should feel beautiful and healthy, and these products make me feel that way!

1.) Neutrogena Naturals Fresh Cleansing + Makeup Remover ($5.99) I've come to find that my face reacts much better to simple products, preferably organic or natural.  I'm a huge fan of face products at Lush, but this Bargain Bettie only splurges so often!  I tried this product on a whim, literally because it was on the only thing in the store aside from Burts Bees and Yes to Carrots that had the least amount of crappola in it. Since I've been using it every day, I can't tell you how much my face has cleared up!  It also does truly thoroughly remove makeup.  Who doesn't love killing two birds with one stone?
2.) St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub ($3.19) I've been using some version of this scrub for the past 8 years; I started using the Acne Clear version in college, and this product has been a bathroom staple since.  I just love how gritty it is!  It's on the rougher side, which I like- just under being too much for my face.  I also like using it all over my body (again with the 2-for-1!).
3.) Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion ($9.79 for 16oz.) Not going to lie, I'm still not sure how to pronounce this guy! (Seht- a- fil?  Seat-ah-fil? I give up!) However, after trying DOZENS of lotions (both drugstore and not), this has been my hands down favorite.  Simple, scentless, affordable, lightweight....I could go on and on!  I use this every day underneath my primer before makeup.  Also, a little bit goes a LONG way.  The bottle in the picture is the travel size, and I've had it for at least two months!
4.) Laura Geller Spackle Under Make-Up Primer ($30.00) Okay ladies, have you been keeping this from me?!  Where has this primer been all my life!? I recently stumbled upon a primer display at Ulta, and saw this one featured.  I did some recon online and saw rave reviews, so I decided to give it a try with my Birchbox points (I essentially got it for free!).  Oh my heavens!  I love this primer!  My makeup goes on smooth, and stays all day.  No matter which foundation of mine I use, the are no patchy areas, pores are minimized, and my makeup just stays looking great!  The price itself is on the higher side, but I decided to include it because of what and how much you get for that price.  The bottle is 2oz; around the same price point Benefit's Porefessional is .75oz, and Smashbox's Photo Finish is 1oz.  You're getting double the product!  Definitely worth the investment.
5.) Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder ($3.99) When it comes to my face makeup I usually prefer a dewy look; matte tends to look too flat and dried out on me (or maybe I'm doing it wrong!).  However, if I ever want to purposely mattify a particular area or if I'm feeling kinda oily, I grab this fella.  I also use it to set my eye shadow primer.
6.)  Revlon ColorStay Makeup (not pictured -  $12.99) I have a confession to make - I'm a little obsessed with foundation!  I wish I could easily try every single foundation out there; I'm always looking for the perfect coverage with the perfect finish for my skin type.  Even though I'm always dabbling in new brands and types, I always have this foundation on hand.  It has amazing staying power, gives me the buildable medium coverage I like, and leaves my skin looking natural.  Not to mention, it comes in tons of shades!
7.) NYX HD Eye Shadow Base ($6.99)  Before I was obsessed with foundation, I was obsessed with my oddly greasy eyelids and how no matter what, my eye shadow always creased. I tried all of the reputable primers, but none seemed to do the trick.  I read about NYX's Eye Shadow Base, and figured for that price, why not give it a whirl?  When I set it with the Matte Pressed Powder, my shadow stays better than with anything else!  I've got my mom hooked to; I'm already looking forward to one being tucked in my stocking this Christmas (momma if you're reading this- hint hint!)
8.) Covergirl Lashblast Volume Mascara ($8.99) My gorgeous momma also happens to love playing with makeup, and she introduced me to this mascara a few years ago.  I feel like whenever I may wander off to different mascaras, I always end up back with this one.  It gives great volume without getting clumpy and I never have fallout or smudges throughout the day.  My mom uses this in tandem with their lengthening formula for extra umph!
9.) Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub ($9.95) & Smith's Rosebud Salve ($6.00) These two are a must-have combo for soft, moisturized, flake-free lips.  I'll scrub my lips before I put on my foundation, then put on the salve while I complete the rest of my makeup.  By the time I'm ready to do my lips - voila!  The perfect canvas for any type of lipstick!
10.) Colourpop Cosmetics Lippie Stix ($5.00) These lipsticks and liners are seriously like winning the lottery.  If you don't know about Colourpop yet, go check them out right now!  They have so many colors, and for each Lippie Stick there is an exact liner to match.  Did I mention they were just $5 each?  Since I've bought these, Colourpop has also branched out into more shadows, blushes & highlighters, eyeliner, and now an ultra matte creme lip color.  Can I have them all please!?

There are always new products to try, and I'm always scouring the internet for other suggestions!  What are your favorite beauty products?  Are any of them bargain buys?  Share with all of us in the comments below!

Until next time!

xoxo, Bettie 


Happy Halloween!

 Happy Halloween darlings! I hope your day is full of fun, sweets, and a few scares for good measure!   I celebrated at work yesterday by adding a $5 witch hat to some items I already had in my closet.  What are you dressing up as this year?  I'd love to hear about your DIY and/or bargain costume - let me know in the comments below!

xoxo, Bettie 


The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!: The VNA Rummage Sale

It's beginning to look a lot like fall outside; the leaves are turning, air conditioners have been turned off, and Halloween decorations are going up.  Every time a season changes I find myself saying "THIS is my favorite!", but I really think that fall may take the cake.  Pumpkin and apple flavored everything, that crisp fresh air, getting to pull out my favorite sweaters...I love ALL of it!  The beginning of October and the season bring another one of my absolute FAVORITE things, the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) Rummage Sale.  I took Friday off of work this last week to spend three full days shopping this sale inside and out, and I'm so excited to share my finds with you!  But first, for those of you who are seriously missing out and don't know what I'm even talking about, here's the skinny on the host, the Visiting Nurse Association, and the sale!

The Visiting Nurse Association is a non-profit that provides home health and hospice care, adult day services, and community wellness programs in Morris and Somerset County NJ.  Their mission is to "provide their services to all those in need, regardless of their ability to pay or insurance coverage."  Twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring, the VNA holds a huge rummage sale, where the proceeds go towards home health and hospice care to families in need, along with other wellness services not covered by insurance.  Volunteers begin collecting donations at the rummage sale site a month prior to the sale date; people drive up with car and truckloads of items to donate!  The sale is organized into categories that are divided by tents.  For example, there is a tent for Kitchen items, a tent for boutique clothing items, a tent for sports equipment, etc.  They seriously get SO MANY items to sell!  The sale runs Friday to Sunday, and good thing, since it's almost impossible to go through everything in just one day!

This year I decided to take off of work to attend first thing Friday, aiming for the better selection of items.  I also ended up going later in the day on Saturday with my honey, and then returned Sunday with my mom and stepdad.  Each day was a different experience, with great finds along the way!

Inside the Boutique Clothing tent on Day 1.
MUD.  And it was just day one.
Chairs Chairs Chairs galore!
My honey, the undercover bookworm :)
Some helpful things to note about the sale, and some tips I think may be useful :)
  • The sale is rain or shine.  Seriously.  Friday was an absolutely miserable day: cold, windy, and downpour rainy. Saturday was the aftermath; even muddier than they before, damp and chilly.  None of this stopped anyone from coming out! Come prepared for whatever weather, and don't wear any shoes or clothing you don't want mud on!
  • If you're considering shopping for clothing for yourself, layer up!  Mirrors are hung up in clothing tents, so if you wear tight fitting lower layers, you have the ability to try on clothing before you purchase.  I wore skinny jeans and a cami every day, and simply layered thermals/fleece/my rain jacket on top.  Other women did the same, and some would even drop their pants to their ankles to get an idea if a skirt or dress really fit.  I shared a mirror with a lovely woman on Friday while trying on items; we ended up picking out items for each other and asking each other for opinions on what we were buying!
  • Keep your eyes peeled at all times.  Sometimes items get placed in a tent or location you wouldn't expect.  For example, there was a section of leather shoes, bags, and boots in the Vintage tent - I spotted a newer pair of Frye booties, and an Isabella Fiore handbag there, though I would think they would be in the Boutique Clothing tent.  
  • Save room for Sunday!  To clear as much of their inventory as possible, each tent has a different deal on the last day.  Tents with smaller items sometimes have fill-a-bag deals, where you can stuff a brown bag with whatever you can for $10 or $15.  Other tents are 50% off.  I made out like a bandit on Sunday!  
  • and related to those notes...don't hesitate to go through tents more than once!  You can easily overlook something and spot it the second time around.  It works out even better when you come across it on Sunday...that's how I came to own this Valentino blazer....for $25 :)

That's also how I got this chair for my little vanity table for $6 instead of $12!

I really made out like a bandit this sale!  Here are a few of my other favorite finds:

The cutest mid-century kitchen canisters; and they stack! Set of 3 for $12.
My haul from Boutique Clothing!  Highlights were the turquoise Tahari dress for $8 and the 90's does 50's floral dress for $5.
The VNA Rummage Sale is really something not to miss.  If you missed this fall's sale, join me in May for the spring edition!  I'll be sure to post reminders well in advance!

How have you been spending your fall?  Did you attend the rummage sale?  Anything else fun going on?  Let me know in the comments below!

Until the next adventure...xoxo, Bettie


Saturday Shopping by the Sea: Ocean Grove's Fall Flea Market


It's been a while since I've posted; mainly because it's been a while since I've been on a shopping adventure!  After my summer vacations I decided it was time to do some pre-fall cleaning, which evolved into pre-fall painting, re-decorating, and purging stuff I didn't want anymore.  I came across the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, and so far it has been life changing!  I've been a bit consumed by tidying lately, but since I've created tons of room for some new goodies, when my bestie Hailey (Splendor and Sierra) asked me to join her and her boyfriend Adam at the Ocean Grove Flea Market, I thought it was perfect timing.

The adorable town of Ocean Grove hosts the Flea Market twice a year; once in the spring and once in the fall.  Almost 400 vendors participate; the Flea Market spans quite a few blocks from the Ocean Grove Grand Auditorium to the boardwalk.   This was my first time at the Flea Market, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect.  There is certainly a little bit of everything, and definitely something for everyone!

There's the standard flea market fare; cheap knockoff handbags, scarves, sunglasses, and of course a vendor selling socks!  However, I'd say the majority of the vendors were selling cool antiques and collectibles, which was exactly what we were looking for.  Hailey and Adam were in search of large vintage mason jars for their kitchen, and possibly a vintage 7-Up crate to match one they currently had.  I wasn't searching for anything in particular; just open to anything that may catch my eye!

Hailey and Adam ended up having a really successful day, finding everything they were looking for, and for good prices.  I was enjoying looking through everything, but didn't really see anything I loved enough to buy until almost the end of the market.  Hailey and I were perusing the tent of a vendor whose taste we loved; everything in the vendor's collection was perfectly curated, very feminine and sweet.  I was immediately drawn to a beautiful deco vanity tray she was selling.  It was in near perfect condition; it came with five glass containers, the middle one with a cute gold lid.  Something about it was so beautiful and unique; it had to be mine! 

After speaking with the seller, she initially wanted around $100 for it, but said that she could do as low as $75.  The piece was actually from Paris; she had recently found it on a trip to visit her daughter who lives there.  The tray was seriously perfect, and it was all the more impressive knowing that it made it across the Atlantic!  But....I wasn't planning on spending that much.  I walked away a few steps, but couldn't leave it behind!  After consulting with Adam and Hailey, I went back and bartered a bit more, settling on $65.  The piece was really one of a kind, and something I know I will treasure forever! 

Here are some other highlights from the flea market:

 PYREX. Can I have all of it?

Photo courtesy of Splendor and Sierra

Photo courtesy of Splendor and Sierra

It was a great day to end summer, with great friends, great weather, and great finds!

I'm still in the process of going through all of my clutter and tidying up; stay tuned for my review of the process in addition to new shopping adventures!

Until then...

xoxo, Bettie


Consignment Pit-Stop: The Vested Interest

Two weeks ago as I was cruising home through Warren, NJ, a cute little store on the side of the road caught my eye.  I was in motion, so I only caught a glimpse, but what I clearly did see were the words Consignment Boutique, and a rack of clothes outside on the porch.  I did some research as soon as I got home, and learned that the boutique was The Vested Interest, a consignment shop that carries like-new items from stores such as Neiman Marcus, Bloomindgale's, and from high-end designers.  Conveniently I already had plans to be back in Warren the following week for a hair appointment, so I made certain to leave a little early for a quick pit-stop! 

The Vested Interest is on Mt. Bethel road, right off of Route 78, before you hit the main part of Warren at Mountain Avenue.  It's really easy to get to, just take note - Google Maps had me reaching the destination 1/4 mile after I was actually supposed to turn!  Luckily my shopping sixth-sense was in full force, so I recognized the shop and made the turn in time.

Walking into the store there was clearly a ton of merchandise.  Items are pretty well organized by clothing type; dresses, blouses, sleeveless, sweaters, jackets.  Shoes and bags have different sections throughout the store, including one full wardrobe/display case of each:

I was impressed by the pretty decent selection of formal evening wear and plus size clothing as well; those are two categories you don't see that much of.

There was a lot of higher-end designer clothing, such as Missoni, Prada, Kay Unger, and Trina Turk to name a few.  There was a special Lily Pulitzer and Vineyard Vines section for those on the preppy side.  The shop is definitely catered more towards a working woman, so no fast fashion brands like Forever 21 were in sight.  There were lots of really, really nice items; you can tell that the owners do not accept anything that isn't in like-new condition.  SO MUCH of the merchandise was still new with tags! 

Looking around initially I was impressed and intrigued by a lot of the merchandise, but not so much with their prices.  Everything seemed a bit more than I'd be willing to pay, even for used designer.  One Eddie Bauer t-shirt was marked $18 - there was no way I was paying that much for that!   I had been in the store about 15 minutes and had circled once already before the owner finally greeted me, and asked if I knew about the sale.  Um, what sale?  She pointed to a board behind the register I had totally missed - all items with a purple dot were 50% off, items with a blue dot were 30% off, and green dots were regular price. I quickly double checked a Missoni dress I had liked; it was $36.00, with a purple dot!  Okay, I thought, that changes everything! Time for a second go-around of the store!

The sale really changed the game for me price-wise; things were much more reasonable and were more steals than not.   I went into the dressing room with about 10 items; some notable ones were the Missoni dress I mentioned above, a Calvin Klein khaki shirt dress, and an adorable Lily Pulitzer cardigan.  I loved a lot of the items, but decided to restrain myself.  I ended up coming home with these cute woven oxfords by Hinge:

They normally are around $100, and I got them for $25.

Overall, I think the sale prices really make The Vested Interest a place to stop by.  The owners keep a really great selection of clothing, especially if you're into higher-end designers.  I think I'll definitely be stopping by in the fall for basic sweaters and shirts.

As a side note, before stopping into a shop I always check the internet for reviews to give me an idea of what people are saying beforehand.  I could only find one review of The Vested Interest, which stated that the owner was unpleasant.  After my experience I wouldn't use that term - the owner I spoke with, who co-owns with her mother, was fairly pleasant once I started talking to her.  I wasn't greeted right away, which would have definitely helped with my understanding of the sale, but I didn't feel that the owner was nasty or hard to deal with at all.  Let's just say I've dealt with much worse!  If you plan on stopping by, just keep an eye out for the sale sign behind the register as soon as you start shopping.

Today actually happens to be my birthday, (whee!), and as part of my celebration I asked my honey to accompany me on some bargain adventures this weekend.  I can't wait to report back with what we find!

Until next time,

xoxo, Bettie


Happy National Thrift Shop Day!

Unbeknownst to me, today is one of the greatest "holidays" of the year: National Thrift Shop Day!  I've been seeing great deals advertised by thrift and vintage stores all over social media to celebrate.  Unfortunately I'm confined to my cubicle today, and have a painting-the-walls date with my bedroom later, so I'm not going to be able to participate in any of the fun!  Let me know if you make any great finds today - Happy Thrifting loves!

xoxo, Bettie


Vintage in Vacationland!: Maine Adventures Part 2

To wrap up my posts about shopping in Maine, I definitely saved the best for last.  When I was telling my step-grandma, Vicki, about my adventures and this blog, she mentioned that she had recently seen a newspaper article about Heirloom Antiques & Vintage in Waterville, ME.  Being an avid shopper like me, she was more than eager to take the trip and check it out! We took a day trip to Waterville, with some other shopping stops along the way.

Simply put, Heirloom was great, and is now in my top list of favorite stores.  The owner, Nicole, is one of the sweetest people I have ever met, and her shop reflects her pleasant and bubbly personality.  All of the items in the store are carefully and thoughtfully organized and on display.  The store is bright, warm, and welcoming; you don't want to leave!

There was a great selection of items, ranging all decades.  I came across some really unique and beautiful pieces; for example, there was a whole collection of '60's dress and jacket sets made with beautiful Asian fabrics from a woman whose mother was originally from Korea.  It was heartbreaking that they were way too small for me! A lot of sizes were on the smaller side; based off of the amount of regulars that stopped in the store while I was there for a short while, it's obvious that Nicole has a following, which means that stuff goes quickly!  Still, there was definitely plenty for my liking, and I certainly picked more than a handful to try on!

I was also impressed by the amount of men's clothing.  Unlike vintage stores where men's clothing are skipped over or are just an afterthought, Heirloom has a complete men's section that's given as much  love and care as the women's clothing.  I especially liked the layout and displays in the men's area:

Nicole helped me pick out items to try, and I ended up coming away with three winners; a yellow 1960's house dress, a custom made dress from the 60's with a matching belt, and what I've been looking for....a wicker woven purse!


 On top of the great items Nicole has in her shop, she also has them priced to sell.  Not only were these great pieces, but they were great bargains, in my opinion.  I paid $16 for the purse, $15 for the yellow dress, and Nicole gave the second dress to me for $25, when it was originally priced at $29.  All in all I paid less than $60 for three items that I absolutely love!  If you happen to be in the area definitely stop by for your winter coat - there were beautiful vintage wool coats she was selling for $40!  You can't get anything these days at remotely the same quality for prices like that.  

Stopping at Heirloom was the perfect ending to my trip to Maine.  Nicole was a joy to talk with, and I hope to keep in touch with her and purchase from the shop remotely!  I'll definitely be stopping in whenever I'm up north.  A huge thank you to my shopping partner in crime, Vicki, for taking me!

Oh, and by the way....did I mention that Nicole's husband sells homemade fresh bread next door?  Yes darlings, heaven is a place on earth.  

 Until next time!

xoxo, Bettie


Friday Finds Weekly Roundup: August 7

While I was in Maine I did a lot of shopping!  I'll be writing about the second vintage shop I visited (and LOVED!), but I also made some great finds at other places along the way.  Here's my Friday Finds roundup for this week!

$4 Blazer from A Touch of Class Too Thrift Shop in Farmington. 

$10 BCBG flats (looked barely worn) from A Touch of Class Too.
 A Touch of Class Too is run by Work First, Inc., an organization that provides jobs and support to people with disabilities.  Can't beat good finds for a good cause!

$20 Superga Sneakers from Marden's.
Marden's is the size of a Wal-Mart and is kind of like TJ Maxx, just way more disorganized, and you have to dig to find the good stuff.  The store is fun for both men and women, and for all ages!  I actually think men would do even better here - they had basic t-shirts for $1, lots of sports teams items, and I saw tons of Nike jackets and sweatshirts for just $25.

On the way back on a day trip to Pemaquid, we stopped in the adorable town of Damariscotta. There were tons of great little boutiques. My brother and I loved Seawicks Candle Company, a husband and wife team that make and sell their own soy candles.  Their shop is awesome; they sell their candles, but also purvey unique antique pieces and other goods by local artisans.  The store itself has such a great relaxed, seaside vibe.  Their candles are on the pricier side, but I think it's worth it to 1) get a great product and 2) support a local business!  If you're ever in Damariscotta, definitely stop by!


Vintage in Vacationland!: Maine Adventures Part 1

Hello darlings!  I'm back today after being in the state of Maine for a divine week-long vacation.  My step-dad's parents, Vicki + Herm, spend their summers at their lake house, and invite family and friends to take some time off and visit.  My family has visited the past few summers, and this year I finally was able to join them!

I had the most amazing time - Vicki + Herm are so much fun, and Maine is absolutely beautiful.  We spent our week boating and swimming in the lake, taking day trips to different parts of the state, eating Gifford's ice cream, and of course, shopping!  

Vicki and I spent a full day shopping in Waterville, and had the best experience shopping at Heirloom Antiques and Vintage.   I'm still in the process of taking some pictures of my goodies for you, however, I also did some shopping in Farmington with my mom, and our experience there was....interesting, to say the least.  I absolutely had to tell you all about it as soon as possible!  

My family and I stopped in Farmington on the way back from Smalls Falls, a scenic rest stop that also doubles as a great spot for cliff jumping.  How gorgeous is it?!

On the way to the falls, we had seen signs for a few shops, namely one called Outskirts Vintage.  My mom and step-dad actually initially saw the sign, and insisted that we stop so I could check it out.

There's a lot to say about Outskirts, so I'll get right to it.  First of all, the owner was extremely nice, pleasant, and clearly knowledgeable, however...she was a bit of a hot mess!  Even if you didn't talk with her much or have the experience I did, you could get that vibe from the store itself.  The store was dark; so dark you couldn't tell that it was mid afternoon on a gorgeous sunny day!  They were apparently going through a remodel, so some areas were weirdly roped off, there was stuff on the floor, and things just looked haphazard and shoved in random places.  It was store policy not to allow any pictures, so unfortunately I can't give you guys an idea!

There were some really beautiful items in the store, but the problem is, I'm not really sure if the owner really wanted to sell any of them!  Prices seemed kind of high to me; they definitely were not set to move items out the door.  Also, as we were shopping, items on the floor suddenly were actually not for sale....seriously.  Let me explain:

It started with an adorable fruit charm bracelet my mom found; the owner heard my mom showing it to me, walked up to us, and exclaimed "Ohhh... you know... I'm in the midst of remodeling, and I need certain items to create the right aesthetic...so I'm so sorry....that's not for sale!" Okay... understandable, the area where we found the bracelet was off limits. Our bad!  However, a few minutes later I picked up and adorable straw bag, with a price tag, from a different area of the store.  She came up to me again: "Oh my gosh!! You clearly really have great taste!  I just realllllly need to keep some things, so I'm so sorry.... but it's not for sale!".  Alright...it was a cute bag so it would look great on display, but then why was it tagged and on the floor? Also, aren't the point of displays to sell things?  I haven't been to a vintage shop where the items in a display are not for sale, unless they are clearly marked.  Lastly, I tried on an adorable pair of sunglasses I found on top of a glass display case...once again I was told I had great taste, but she was so sorry, another customer must have put them there by accident, they weren't for sale either!  At that point, as Vicki put it best, "and you were still in there, why?".

I stuck it out because I do feel like you never know where you'll make the find of your life, and what you may have to endure to do so.  Unfortunately, that was not the outcome.  I was there for about an hour trying different things on, to no avail.  Again, the owner was super friendly, but a bit manic and nonstop like the energizer bunny.  She kept barging into the dressing room with piles and piles of other items for me with good intentions, however it just got overwhelming and I finally had to call it quits.

Actually, I should mention that there was one dress I really liked; a '60s mod dress in an awesome lime green houndstooth pattern.  The dress wasn't priced, so when I had it on she gave me a price of $69.95.  That really wasn't what I was looking to spend, so she offered $65.95 - a $4.00 discount.  I understand that you charge what you need to in order to run your business, but in that case....why did you say no to selling me three other items I absolutely would have bought!?  I was just so confused.  My mom summed it up best as we walked out:  she was keeping a museum of great vintage clothing, not a shop!

In the end, I'm not quite sure I would recommend making a trip solely to stop at Outskirts. However, Farmington has tons of other shopping; there were other thrift stores, a Remy's, and other cool unique shops that you only find in college towns.  If you happen to be there, stop by, and let me know if you have a similar experience!

I'll be posting my other Vacationland adventures this week - stop back for details about the amazing Heirloom Vintage, and some other great finds I made!

Until then loves!

xoxo, Bettie


Friday Finds Weekly Roundup: July 24

Since not every shopping trip I take is a grand adventure, I figured I could do a weekly recap of recent finds I've made while out and about my daily life!  Here are some goodies I've picked up over the past few weeks:

This J.Jill sweatshirt is SO soft - I can't wait for the next rainy, cool, fall day to wear it! It was$2.00 at a local rummage sale.

This baby was out on the curb FOR FREE a half a block from my house.  My roomies and I have been in the market for a new TV stand, so when I jogged past it the other evening, I knew I was going to be figuring out how to lug it home on my way back!  



I love these adorable knobs I got for the drawers.  They were $7.00 for 6 knobs at TJ Maxx!

I recently started shopping on Zulily - I don't know how it took me so long to jump on this bandwagon!  They have so many fun things, for great prices.  I got this fun shirt for $8.99 and the novelty purse for $12.99!

Out of everything I'm most excited about the TV stand.  I was getting ready to shell out at least a little money for one I liked, and this one magically appeared as someone's trash.  It truly couldn't have worked out better!

Have you made any good finds this week?  Let me know in the comments below!  I'm heading up to Maine this week for vacation, and have heard only great things about the Antique shops they have there!  Stay tuned for updates when I return!

xoxo, Bettie


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