Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Wednesday means it's link up time with Because Shanna Said So and The Pleated Poppy

 What I'm wearing:
Jacket - Zenergy for Chico's
Necklace - Chico's
Gold Striped Sweater- Chico's (3 years ago)
Leggings - Chico's
Boots - Steve Madden Girl
I was a Chico's girl!! I think a lot of people have the misconception that Chico's is the more mature women's store (and while there are some things there I wouldn't wear -  that can be said for ANY store). They are as on trend as any retailer AND it's in the way that you use it.... as Eric Clapton sings....

(I laid my outfit out ahead of time which makes getting dressed a BREEZE)

What I'm wearing:
Faux Glasses - icing
Moto Jacket - Chico's
Silk Leopard Tank - thrifted
Distressed Boyfriend Jeans - Chico's
Sandals - Aerosoles

 What I'm wearing:
Coral Button Down - Chico's
Linen Skirt (I LOATHE linen because it wrinkles - I know I know - "regal wrinkles" - Thrifted
Sandals - Rocketdog via Marshall's

 What I'm wearing:
Necklace - Erica Lyons @ Bergners
TNeck - Chico's (good thing I wore it BECAUSE this was the day it snowed or "groveled" as they called it)
Vest - Marshall's
Jeans - Chico's
Sandals - Thrifted
Off to see what YOU wore this week!!! 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


A few weeks ago I ran into Target to pick up some meat and pasta for dinner....of COURSE I had to look at the Easter clearance (I don't NEED any easter decor BUT it's always fun to look for trinkets for the kids that can be used ANY time of the year or "spring" items that have now been clearanced). 

I left with the Mermaid bucket (which I JUST placed on my front porch - stay tuned MONDAY for that post) 2 pairs of ears, burlap ribbon (this was from the dollar spot and not on clearance BUT I have a project I will be using it for) and Princess lipsmackers!! WHO wouldn't want princess lipsmackers?!?!? ESP at $1.49 for all 4!!! 

 I also picked up this wreath - PERFECT for Cinco de Mayo decor and spring - summer - aren't the colors glorious?!?!? It's from the Spritz line and was $4.50 (SEE what I mean by items that are considered easter decor BUT can transition all thru the year?!?!?! I don't think I could've made it for less than $4.50!!!!).

I used it as a prop HERE under my cake stand.....

Ariel - Jelly Bean Treat, Aurora - Candy Coated Strawberry, Cinderella - White Chocolate Cookie and Princess Jasmine - Confetti Cake Pop....don't they sound YUMMY?!?! Is it wrong that a "grown up" is so excited over lipsmackers?!?!?! Actually these will display well with the Disney Collection Elf make-up my kids got me for Christmas (I don't want to use them  -they're so fab BUT the kids say use them - I should just use them right?!?!?). What did YOU get at Target's after Easter sale?!?!

Monday, April 27, 2015


I've said it before and I'll say it again!! Instagram can make someone go BROKE!! You see all this FAB stuff people find (even the DEALS add up)....I KNOW because I spent $60.00 at the Dolla Tree one day...

THIS was the $60.00 day (I did get A LOT of stuff - like 60 things!! LOL)

SEE the polishing cloth below....

I was skeptical BUT for a dollar....I figured I'd give it a try....The LEFT side was untouched and the RIGHT was the side I used the cloth on....

I didn't use any cleanser - I simply wiped the faucet SO I think it would be good to use on all my faucets...
Have you TRIED the polishing cloth?!??!

Sunday, April 26, 2015


It's SUNDAY and that means it's time to post my arm swag for the week (I wear it most EVERYDAY in some form or another BUT forget to take pics!!). 

 Arm Swag: Left - Bangles - VINTAGE (Tortoise and ivory) Tortoise link - theSassyPearl
Right: Watch - Chico's
Necklace -Erica Lyons @ Bergners

SO I am doing something a lil different today....I have some FAB Ralph Lauren items I am selling and decided to try them here on the blog BEFORE posting to ebay....The sale will run for 24 hours (closing Monday at 11am CST). All prices INCLUDE Shipping....there are descriptions for each - if you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

Item up for your consideration is a Very PALE pink RALPH LAUREN linen button down shirt. Shirt is a green label, 100% linen and a size 14. Is stamped with “Wade 1231M”on the inner bottom left corner of the shirt - NOT visible when on. There is one left breast pocket that features the “RLL” insignia logo.  All sales are final. From a smoke free pet free home. 
$32.00 SHIPPED

 Item up for your consideration is a white cotton unlabeled RALPH LAUREN dress. The dress DOES feature the “RRL” insignia logo on the front. Dress is a white cotton with a GORGEOUS crochet trim around the top and shoulder straps. A PEFECT summer dress. Again as I mentioned it is unlabeled by fits like a generous 14 snug 16. Measures  38” across the bust and is 31” long. From a smoke free pet free home.

RALPH LAUREN green label size Med Orange t-shirt. 
Item up for your consideration is a pair of sherbet orange colored linen shorts. By Rafaella and labeled a size 16 BUT fit more like a 14. These are a higher waisted short and the waist measures 34”. Inseam is 6”. GORGEOUS color. All sales are final. From a smoke free pet free home.

 $17.00 SHIPPED
Item up for your consideration is a pair of POLO by Ralph Lauren blue and white striped cotton seersucker shorts. These are a 32” waist. And the inseam is 9”. All sales are final. From a smoke free pet free home.
 $16.00 SHIPPED

Item up for your consideration is an authentic NATIVE NITS by Sandi and Jo long native american print sweater vest. Size medium. 52% ramie, 42% cotton and 6% rayon. Vest is a cream color with black native american trim down each side. Features crochet covered buttons that match the crochet work around the top of the vest. There is one small stain on the upper left chest area (see photo). In addition there is some minot pilling near the under arms. These would be cute with leggings or PERFECT FOR summer with a tank and pair of shorts!! Measures 56 1/2” long. All sales are final. From a smoke free pet free home

$20.00 SHIPPED

Item up for your consideration is a NEW WITH TAGS pair of PUMA Golf capri's SZ Large. Originally retailed for $59.99. ALL sales final. From a smoke free pet free home. 

LEAVE a comment as to which item you want with your email addy and I will invoice you thru paypal!! 

A DAY IN THE LIFE.... via my iphone 

Rainbows, glitter and unicorns....

Starting the day with a SVL (Skinny Vanilla Latte)

Work lunch - Grilled Chicken, pico de gallo over Dole Chopped Salad Kits {Southwest Chipotle} (I'm there so much I figured a real plate was prudent...I just wash it off and leave it there)

Cooked a lot this week - and it felt great!!! I heart being domestic....

MADE these lanterns (see the post here

Oven Baked Chicken Tenders (STAY TUNED to FOODIE FRIDAY's post for the deets)

Made #skinnygirl smoothie - Pineapple and Avocado - DELISH!!!

What have YOU been up to this week?!?!?

Friday, April 24, 2015

FOODIE FRIDAY....Pineapple Avocado Smoothie from Bethenny Frankel SKINNY GIRL

Do YOU watch the Real Housewives of New York?!?!? Did you watch Martha Stewart Celebrity Apprentice?!?!? If so you MAY know Bethenny Frankel....I LOVE her no-nonsense balls to the wall attitude!! She's also the founder of the Skinny Girl Cocktails and other food products. While on her website (which is LOADED with recipes) I found this one for an AVOCADO PINEAPPLE Smoothie....looked interesting SO I bookmarked it in the back of my mind for the next time I had avocado and pina at the same time. My friends that day was WEDNESDAY...

I gathered all my ingredients (I didn't have the skinny girl stevia OR the skinny girl blender BUT if you'd like to send me one Bethenny that'd be cool). I used the #magicbullet

Isn't the color and consistency beautiful?!?! 

CHEERS!!! Bottoms up!!!

Thursday, April 23, 2015


I ORIGINALLY saw this idea here last fall and KNEW I was going to make my own version....knowing I could get the shades for cheap at the thrift store. LOW and behold a few days AFTER I saw this blog post I was at Shop and Swap and found 4 lamp shade covers for FREE!!!! They sat in my garage all winter long....I gathered my supplies

EVERYTHING (EXCEPT the shades) was purchased at Dollar Tree...The hooks I got back in the beginning of March (I KNEW this was one of those items that ya better get when ya see it because they would sell out quickly).

Per the instructions the neck wires should be 10" and the handle would be 12" BUT I found it easier for the neck wire to be 12" and the handles 15" (this was AFTER I cut all the wires first).

AGAIN, here is another handy tip....I bent it in half so I had one end to loop the wire thru (see the left side of the photo)

And the right side I twisted together and made my own closed end for a loop

 Here is the finished wired product.....

I wired the remaining 3 lanterns...

I put my hooks in the ground, popped the tops off the solar lights (AFTER removing the tabs) and hung on the hooks! VIOLA!!! A custom look for a GRAND TOTAL of $9.00 (and I have plenty of wire to use on other projects!!). THIS could've been a THRIFTY TUESDAY post!! 

If YOU try this, let me know and we can have a link-up party!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Linking up with Because Shana Said So The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday....

 What I'm wearing:
Necklace - Bealls - Florida
Scarf - local grocery store (YEP!!! Every now and then they carry fab scarves, jewelry and purses)
Dress - OLD - Target via the thrift
Wedges - Thrifted (NEW) and the PERFECT nude

FRIDAY after work I hit the gym....sportin my bling*bling #nikes
 (I HAD to post the above pic BECAUSE below all you see is the reflective swoosh)
 What I'm wearing:
Adidas Celtics T-shirt  - thrifted on dolla day BECAUSE it's a gym shirt!!
Leggings - Aeropostale
Socks - Nike Dri-fit from Ross
Nikes - Ross

What I'm wearing:
Necklace  - #Bealls - Florida (same as photo above) and I actually FORGOT about this necklace UNTIL I saw it on Shana's post last week
Tunic - Chico's 2012
Denim Jeggings - Walmart - $5.00 peeps!! FO'REAL!!!
Sandals - Aerosoles via Marshall's

Off to see what YOU wore!!! Saw something you like, leave some comment love!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

THRIFTY TUESDAY...LILLY PULITZER and Emilio Pucci-like tape

Y'all on instagram are WILD for Target's Lilly Pulitzer stuff!!! I've learned that when Target carries an exclusive designer for Target line (Mossimo, Phillip Lim, Zac Posen, Alexander McQueen) the lines will be SOLD out in a crazy amount of time with a lot of people buying just to re-sell on Ebay....ok, now that that's outta the way!!!! I was persusing my local Dolla Tree and I found these FAB tapes...

 They reminded me of Lilly Pulizter and Emilio Pucci....designer like tapes FUN for journaling or planners!!!

Here you can see I couldn't wait to bust out the Lilly-like tape for my mixed media journal garden page!!!