TWOsday v14

TWOsday //

Happy TWOsday, y’all! For the first time in forever (did you sing that??) I’m actually on top of things and I’m not posting this halfway through the day. I’ll give you a minute to go get my trophy inscribed and put it in the mail.

and then I’ll give you a minute to link up your TWOsday post because you KNOW that having a prompt that requires you to do nothing but write two completely random things is freaking brilliant (also accepting trophies for that one).


You. guys.
I love thrifting. It’s like treasure hunting.
You know how I’ve been intensely going through all the things I own and getting rid of them?
It’s all cool and stuff until you find that YOU HAVE NO SHOES TO WEAR (that’s a total first world problem, you guys. I definitely have shoes). So I decided that I’d allow myself to keep an eye out for a few pairs of versatile shoes. You know, that would go good with tons of outfits.

A few weeks ago I was at Goodwill…
and there…
on the top rack of one row of shoes…
were these almost brand new Sperry wedges.

sperrys //

So yes, now I own them. They were $13, which is more than I usually pay for stuff at thrift stores but COME ON!!!! Every time I wear them people go “CUTE SHOES!!!” which reassures me that $13 was totally worth it, especially since their initial retail value was $130.

I found you some similar booties, some that are closer to $13 than $130, including these TOMS ones that are so cute I kind of died a little bit.


Last week I wrote about a few ways to save money/avoid clutter/etc this Christmas. I posted a $0 gift guide full of ways to give experiences instead of THINGS. and last TWOsday I wrote about giving consumable gifts… like soaps and food and coffee.

_______ wrote about giving a movie night basket, which I LOVE! Pair that with a “PJ MOVIE NIGHT” gift and you have a consumable AND experiential gift. BOOM.

But what about a tea or a coffee basket, too? I received this Tea Lover’s Gift Pack, and it was brilliant – literally all I had to do was open the box, unwrap the tissue paper, shove it in the bag and you’re done. This comes with the right stuff for a tea lover – a mug that says tea all over it, butter cookies and a variety pack of tea. It also comes with a pack of mini Tootsie Rolls which I thought were completely random and maybe I’m missing something but they definitely don’t scream “TEA LOVER,” but because it didn’t come already put together, I wasn’t stuck giving a completely random pack of tootsie rolls to the recipient of this gift.

You could definitely make a cheaper version of this on your own, but it would definitely be a good fix for a last-minute, crowd-hating shopper.

But now I’m totally on the gift basket bandwagon and have spent oodles of time on Pinterest and want to share with you all the things I found. You’re welcome, and I’m still over here waiting for my trophy.



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  1. December 15, 2015 / 7:45 am

    Those shoes are super cute! I keep meaning to try on a pair or booties for fun when I’m out shopping but I never remember. I’m curious about how they’d look on and most importantly, how comfortable they are to wear all day!

    • December 22, 2015 / 11:43 am

      i’ve invested in two pairs this season and i freaking LOVE them. i mean they weren’t the most fun to zoom around the mall in, but for everyday use mine aren’t that uncomfortable. they’re my new favorite thing.

  2. Emily Grace
    December 15, 2015 / 8:46 am

    STILL love those shoes. well done!

  3. December 15, 2015 / 9:15 am

    GREAT find on the shoes!

    • December 22, 2015 / 11:43 am

      right?! i kind of want to frame them.

  4. December 15, 2015 / 10:04 am

    WHAT that is an awesome find. So basically they were 90% off?! And uh they’re super cute. Prepare to receive another compliment on them from me if you wear them on Thursday!!!

    Also that tea pack is pretty brilliant, sending you the wrapping and all!

    • December 22, 2015 / 11:43 am

      yeah!!!! 90%!!!! i didn’t wear them on thursday…. i think i wore my other ones? but man. they’re so freaking cute. thrift stores are where it’s at sometimes.

  5. December 15, 2015 / 11:38 am

    Okay those wedges are adorable. I can’t even. I want little booties so bad! I told Justin… we’ll see if he gets them for Christmas. hahaha

    • December 22, 2015 / 11:44 am

      rooting for justin because booties are my new favorite thing and i hope you can jump on the bootie train hahahaha

  6. December 16, 2015 / 1:15 am

    Pj & movie night is so perfect!!!!! ALSO THOSE SHOES!!!!! Also also thrifting is my spiritual gift (do ppl even make that joke anymore? maybe bc it’s a bit heretical?) and I feel like we’d be excellent thrift shopping buddies.

    Your inscribed trophy is already in the mail 😉

    • December 22, 2015 / 11:44 am

      omg. thrifting is my spiritual gift too i FREAKING LOVE IT. i wish we could go thrifting together!!!

  7. December 16, 2015 / 7:09 pm

    Great job on the shoes! $13 shoes are wonderful, and definitely better than $130… 🙂

    • December 22, 2015 / 11:44 am

      right?! i was so stoked to find them AND they were in my size… brilliant.

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