Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Linking up with The Pleated Poppy for another edition of WIWW

THURSDAY....Errand Day
 What I am wearing:
T-Shirt - Thrifted
Crops - Maurices
Nikes - Macy's

 What I'm wearing:
Denim Jacket - Marshall's
"Statement" Necklace - Wal-mart
Scarf - Chico's
Tank - Chico's
Skirt - Chico's
Sandals - Macy's via Ebay

Turquoise Necklace - Chico's
Leopard Tunic - Thrifted
Belt - Chico's
Palazzo Capris - Don't remember
Sandals - Macy's via Ebay

Here is the evolution of an outfit....wanted to wear my new deconstructed boyfriend jeans with the bling bling and this lightweight sweater tunic would be perfect...pop a scarf (if the flower scarf the leopard bet for sure...if the leopard scarf - no belt)

 Once I put the sweater on I realized it was too oversized for the look I was going for - I needed something quick so I wouldn't be late so I grabbed a black t-shirt and kept the scarf and belt...not a bad look BUT I liked the grey better
 What I'm wearing:
Scarf - Thrifted
Pearl Necklace - My great Aunt's
Green Necklace - Gordmans
T-Shirt - Chico's
Belt - Target NEW via the thrift
Boyfriend Jeans - Chico's
Sandals - Macy's
What I'm wearing:
Necklace - Maurices
Tunic - Maurices
Tank - Chico's
Pants - Maurices
Sandals - Macy's via Ebay

Off to see what you wore!! OIf ya saw something on here you loved - tell me about it!! Tell her about it...ala Billy Joel....has anyone seen him in concert?!?! I bet it's an AMAZING show!!

Monday, August 25, 2014

MANIC MONDAY....Mixed Media Journaling

Welcome to Monday Sunshine's!!! Today i am posting about a FAB idea I found on Mae Badiyan's Pinterest page....Check out her youtube video here It's a FAB way to scrapbook, journal, keep track of things you've seen in magazines that you may want OR make your daily lists (Like I did in the second excerpt). I found this adorbs journal at TJ Maxx....

...and KNEW I had to do something special with it....

This below page was my first stab at it at 10pm while I was in bed...I at least got a start ....

.....and yesterday I finished it you start it's easier to have a jumping point...things kinda just fall into place....This days post started with relationship and work status...and I built from there.

For yesterday's post I was inspired by fashion and health...SO HERE is where I made a to-do list of sorts (you may notice I didn't cross anything off BUT I did accomplish a few things and ONE of them was simply because it was on THIS list).

Do YOU have a favorite mixed media journaler YOU folow?!?!?

Sunday, August 24, 2014


I always want to type the acronym UNTIL I realize it spells ASS....LOL!! Here are a few snapshots of my arm swag (left arm only as right arm tat is still recovering)

The SUPES FAB piece of forever artwork 

More is ALWAYS more
 All swag is from Chico's....different times of the year BUT the hematite in the watch plays so well off the bangles.

A lil bit county...a lil bit ROCK n ROLL
Ring - Originally from Target BUT purchased at this super amazing dolla store in the metropolis
Brass Bangles - Chico's
Large Pearl, Rhinestone and Leather Cuff - Tommy Bahama (gifted)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


On Wednesdays I like to link up with Lindsey for What I Wore Wednesdays....It's a link she created to help inspire us and keep us women outta yoga pants all day (even though from what I hear the guys dig them!!)

 What I'm wearing:
Earrings - Walmart
Necklace - Lane Bryant
Tunic - Walmart (it's at least a size too big BUT for the price it made a perfect tunic)
Belt - Chico's
Leggings - Chico's
Sandals - Macy's via Ebay

 What I'm wearing:
Short / Long Necklaces - Chico's
Tank - Chico's
Chambray Button Down - Chico's
Skirt - Chico's
Wedges - Target

 What I am wearing:
Kimono - Gordmans
Necklace - Gordmans
Dress - Wal-Mart
Booties - Target
*** Today my look was boho chic inspired ***

 For a day at the fair it only seemed appropriate to wear my boots (supes dusty there) and my "gunpowder & lead" belt
 What I'm wearing:
Necklace - Chico's
Tunic - Express (older like 2008)
Belt - Thrifted (and I added the blingeratti)
Jeans - Kohls
Boots - Mall of America back in 1999!! I remember buying them when I was pregnant and couldn't wear them until a month AFTER I gave birth!! I had pregnancy cankles!!

SATURDAY  - lemme take a selfie
What I'm wearing:
Necklace - theSassyPearl (always get comments when I wear this bad boy - this particular night it was "you look like Madonna from the 'Like a Virgin' age)
Tank - Walmart

(this is the by-product of a late night and maybe a few too many bloody mary's)
What I am wearing:
Sweater - Chico's
Tank - Thrifted
Pants - Maurices
Sandals - Macy's

What I'm wearing:
Sunnies - Dolla Tree
Monogram Necklace - Etsy
T-Shirt - Rue 21?
Crops - Maurices
Shoes - Sperry
Bag - Coach

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


It was my birthday last month AND I decided I was going to treat myself to either a Michael Kors watch or purse....I work HARD, I deserve it - right?!?!? So I headed to my local Ross (for those of you who don't have a Ross it's similar to TJ MAXX, Marshall's) and oddly enough there was a PLETHORA Of Michael Kor's watches....the hard part was deciding between these two....

WHICH would YOU have chosen?!?!?
(I LOVED the emerald green face, size, shape and INTERIOR bling BUT the clear links, rose gold and size it yourself by removing a latch was a WIN for watch number 2...

In the end I chose the emerald green face - screamed CLASSIC to me...I did have to have it sized down SO I took it to my local department store and they happily took out the additional links for me (at no charge)

I decided to do a lil research and see what my new beautiful watch retailed for originally

See that there price?!?!? $294.00 - I paid almost 2/3 LESS for mine. I LOVE nice things, I can be a label whore AND I WILL SHOP AROUND!!!! Where is your go-to place for discounts and deals?!??!

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Every Friday I get a crop share from Angelic Organics (I blogged about IT last Friday) and zucchini is in season - I have zucchini coming out my ears. I've grilled it, I've given some away 

and then a co-worker gave me the ida to bake with it....SO I shredded my zucchini....

Checked out Pinterest for a recipe that I actually had ALL the ingredients for 

Followed said recipe....

And VIOLA!!!

I added Chocolate chips...these were SUPES delish and moist!! 

Thursday, August 14, 2014


T-shirts are plentiful at the thrift AND perfect for working out....BUT who wants a plain and boring t-shirt?!??! NOT me!! Thanks to Anne at WOBISOBI you NEVER need to sport a boring t-shirt again!! She has SO MANY amazing tutorials with EASY step by step instructions....CHECK HER OUT!! BOTH t's below were ideas from her blog! 

(Never mind the pj pants and cray cray face)

I didn't give step-by-step instructions because you can visit HER blog for them!! 

Chalk lines, simple cuts and FAB directions....

 and VIOLA!! The finished product!!! I LOVE it!! 

While out one night this guy asks if I want a t-shirt - sure why not?!?! More material for me to practice my cutting on and work out in (I'm serious y'all I NEED to get to the gym or the track or whatever....ha ha ha NO PUN intended)....anyway, Tee started out like this....

and through some crafty cutting ended like THIS....
(obvi I would only have 1 set of straps BUT I was just poppin it on quick to see if it REALLY worked). Have YOU cut up a tee recently?!?!?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Linkin up with Linds at The Pleated Poppy

 What I'm wearing:
STATEMENT Necklace - Wal-Mart
Black and White Striped Shirt - Thrifted
Watch - Michael Kors
Jeans - Chico's
Sandals - Macys via Ebay

THURSDAY - Navy Pier Day
 What I'm Wearing:
Turquoise Necklace - Lane Bryant
Cross - Hob Lob (I just popped it on the turquoise necklace for the day)
Black Tunic - Express 2008
Leggings - Hue via the thrift
Sandals - Macy's via ebay
Purse - Coach 2006

FRIDAY - Errand day and make-up
 What I'm wearing:
Necklace - Thrifted
Leopard Sweater - Dots? 2008
Shorts - Marshall's (they were bermuda length BUT I cut them off into short and added teh lil notch on the sides)

 What I'm wearing:
Necklace - Chico's
Shirt - Maurices (I ADORE this shirt - reminds me of a baseball style raglan t but FANCY)
Jeans - Chico's
Sandals - Macy's via Ebay
Arm Swag - all Chico's

What I'm wearing:
Ponte Jacket - Chico's
Sequin Tank - Target - 2008
Boyfriend Jeans - Chico's
Sandals - Macy's via Ebay
***I kept the jewelry simple because the neck was jeweled BUT everyone kept commenting on my fab jewelry***
Arm Swag - Chico's
Necklace - Golden Pearls - Express 1999

Off to see what YOU wore!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Not sure if y'all have been to Wal-Mart lately....they have FAB "STATEMENT" necklaces for $10.00!!!

Here are the various necklace styles they carry....very J.Crew like with out the price tag...don't get me wrong I'd LOVE to be able to afford the J.Crew versions BUT on my single mom budget we have priorities

THIS is the one I chose....

I KNEW immediately I wanted to wear it with a graphic black and white stripe shirt (although it would be FAB with a denim chambray shirt too - everything is FAB with denim)

awwww yeah....rawkin the statement necklace....HOLLA!!!!
Which necklace would YOU pick?!?!? Have YOU bought a statement necklace?!?! If so which one? We could make al inky party....whatcha think?!?!?

Monday, August 11, 2014


BEFORE I even start my post I want to take a minute to mourn the loss of Robin Williams....THIS IS NOT to minimize the depression "every day" people experience and in the end result do the same thing. It's sad because while he was making the world laugh, he was apparently aching inside....May he find the peace he was looking for and the same peace may be found for his family.

SO, MY manic Monday was high school orientation for my daughter....HOW is it possible I have an almost 15 year old who's going to be a freshman?!?!??!

Seeing it in black and white made it SO real and made me already start to freak out about how FAST the next four years are going to fly by....

Cherish each moment is what I keep hearing....Dear God please give me a friendly nudge when I need it, give me patience when I feel like I'm going to lose it and ALWAYS bless my children and their classmates.

Saturday, August 9, 2014


Pics via my iphone for the week

Birthday gift from one of my besties (you KNOW they are the only ones that can give you wine with a "BITCH" label

Saw this cute lil change purse at Target - FAB color and "for like ever" how could you NOT like that!?!?!

Got a tat cover-up...supes pleased so far...the photo below was from the day I got it...there's slight swelling in the photo

After searching all summer found the PERFECT Kimono....not too asian, not too long, not too short...just right

The day I spoke about in yesterdays post (grilling in the rain, thunder and LIGHTENING)

Wore my #statementnecklace from Wal-Mart

Had Arby's Chicken Tenders....STOPPING that next week...I've gained 5 pounds and wasted countless dollars on garbage fast food....They say you are what you eat and I feel shitty

Tat 3 days into the healing process...either I'm a superhero OR a lizard because I am shedding my skin

Visited World Market for the FIRST time ever (I know right?!?!? Where do I live?!?!?) it was SO IMPRESSIVE it will get a post of it's own next week)

Perfect end of summer day at Navy Pier in Chicago....Lunch at The City Porch, Architectural Boat tour of the city and crossing 2 things off my summer bucket list - SUCCESS!!!

TRUMP Towers Downtown Chicago....see the lettering? 

It was a big ta-do several months ago when the 20' letters were mounted on the building.... "Last week, former Obama Chief of Staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel criticized the sign and told the media that he was looking into a new city ordinance that would prevent such signs in the future.
Before all five of the letters had even been installed, Emanuel let it be known that he wasn't pleased with the results. "The mayor thinks the sign is awful," mayoral spokesman Bill McCaffrey told the Chicago Tribune. "It's in very poor taste and scars what is otherwise an architecturally accomplished building." taken from the article found here
In my own opinion the letters aren't dis-tasteful at all, he applied for permission to install the letters back in 2008 when the building was completed and said letters are SMALLER than the ones originally applied for....Dear Mayor - I think there are FAR BIGGER FISH TO FRY than Trump's name on a building that generates TONS of money to the city....

The building below was built in the 20's during the prohibition designed by the Burnham Brothers and designed to resemble a champagne bottle (ironic, no?!?!). The part of the building that looks gold is IN FACT covered in gold leaf.

The tour was by Seadog and combined the architectural interest and ended with a speedboat ride...the kids LOVED it. What did YOU do this week?!?!