Sunday, April 28, 2013

some of the best things in life are (practically) free...

 dress, belt: Belk / tights: We Love Colors / wedges (last season): c/o Blowfish Shoes
lipstick: NARS (heatwave)

...like this dress that i got at Belk over the weekend. unless it's Black Friday, you won't find me getting up at 4:45 in the morning to make a shopping trip; however, my mother-in-law got some tickets for this charity event at Belk, so we thought why the heck not? and made a little adventure out of it. we were one of the first 100 people so we got gift cards at the door and an automatic $5 off of our first purchase. i found this dress on the clearance rack (always my favorite section of just about any store) and used my gift card on it. i also got a pair of sassy leopard heels for a super sweet deal but i'll brag on those on another day.

oh...and this is for free, too: this tutorial on Orchid Grey's blog for the faux undercut. i love the undercut look but know i could never take the razor to my hair so when i stumbled across this tutorial, i was giddy to try it out. i think my hair is too dark in these pictures to be able to even tell that i did it but i think it turned out pretty good (especially when the husband says that he loves my hair this way - *fist pump*!). i do think i need to tighten the hair back a little back and bring more of my hair forward to give it more of the shaved look, but other than that, i loved it and will probably try it again. so for all of my 1990's sisters out who had a love/hate relationship for this semi-mullet, you are oh, so welcome.

much love.
{happy monday, friend.}

p.s. anyone else trying this fun challenge over at Jenni's blog this Wednesday? 
i am so intrigued by the idea and think i might join in the fun! lemme know if you join, too!

18 comments:

  1. I love your hair! It's adorable. Im not sure I could pull it off, but it's always fun to give it a try ;)

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  2. 4:45am to shop! Holy cow, that's early. At least it was worth it, because your dress is lovely!
    www.shannonheartsblog.com

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  3. wow! your hair looks soo awesome girl!! and i want to try that blog every day in may thing!! i think it might be hard to keep up w/ all the prompts but i think i will try - it will give me some more content too!! ;)

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  4. Haha, as I was looking at the pictures, I was thinking "damn, she would look good with an undercut!"

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  6. Love the colors and the hair! I will definitely have to try the faux undercut when my hair grows more. You look like you're having so much fun, too!

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  7. Love this outfit and the pop of neon! :)

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  8. Only you could make a garage door beautiful :) I am doing the "blog every day in may" challenge. So, I'll see you around!

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  9. I adore that dress and your hair look so sassy. LOVE! Have a great Monday, sweetie.

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  10. That is pretty amazing do! I may have to try this sometime this spring/summer! :) You pulled it off lovely, as with anything you wear or do with your hair!! And I totally think I am gonna do that blog challenge too, it sounds fun!!

    xo,
    Shio

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  11. LOVe this outfit. And im the same way. I wont get up early for shopping unless its black friday :P

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  12. That dress is SO cute. And your hair looks awesome!

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  13. So pretty, lady.
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  14. I love your hair (fellow 90s lady here) and the dress is super cute! Yay for clearance sections!

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  15. Definitely not too dark to tell - I thought you'd shaved your head! Love this look.

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  16. I love the dress. It looks great on you! and I agree - clearance rack is also my favourite :)
    the challenge looks really interesting, I would like to join it but it would definitely be a challenge. I will think about it. It's a good idea! :)

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  17. LOVING your hair!
    xx. Jillian
    boyishchic.blogspot.com

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