Hall of Fame and Shame.

Okay. I caved. I bought furniture sans deed or key. But, when you see these end tables, you will (hopefully) understand.


In case you don’t see the potential (for $9.99/ea!!!), let me help you:


A little elbow grease (ie: sand, stain, and paint) will have these tables looking like Pottery Barn material in no time for a fraction of the cost. This was one of those times I saw them in the store, immediately stopped shopping, and went to the front to pay for a “SOLD” sign to slap on these babies. This is the stuff good bones are made of, my friends.

A few other fun things I came across… These lamps are just so cute. Don’t get me wrong – they need updated shades and decent finials. I think they would be perfect for a dressy powder room, a really big closet, or a little girl’s room/nursery. It was hard to pass these up. (See what a difference a more updated shade can make? And that was just one I grabbed off of another lamp next to it. You could even do a burlap shade here!)

The pom-pom tank has my sis-in-law’s name written all over it, so of course that went in my basket. The clutch was sweet and a good summertime find, but I have too many a similar one already.

Many times you hear people talk about their “fashion uniform”. Well, in the winter, mine is a statement top, classic dark jeans, and some funky shoes. I was really excited to find this vintage-y  bow neck blouse. (Although I’m not one to let the current trend dictate my outfit everyday, collars/chokers/different higher necklines are coming back around as the statement necklace is taking a backseat.) The color is bright, the neckline is fun, and it can be dressed up with heels for a night out… or I can wear it with black dress pants for work.

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If you are digging that choker/bandana look that is so big this year, you can always pull out a skinny scarf and tie up a bow, something like this:


(Scarf and off-the-shoulder top both thrifted last summer)

It will be awhile before I can wear my green top, but it’s always fun to have new things to pull out when the seasons start changing. For now I’m sticking to one of my other uniforms… high-waisted floral pants (thrifted; probably from some granny’s bingo outfit drawer), easy tops, and layered necklaces…

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As one last note… I thought it might be fun to start a “Thrift Store Hall of Shame”. Let’s be honest – there is some really, really horrendous stuff that comes through those doors. (And then there are the crazy people like me who willingly choose to sift through it. As Sheldon says, “I’m not crazy; my mother had me tested”.)

Nevertheless… To you, from me, please enjoy the worst atrocities of this week’s sifting. I’d like to present first:

Cinderella’s Clunky Walk of Shame

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And… Foul Filet of Feet

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So bad on so many levels. Hope you guys are having a fantastic week!


5 thoughts on “Hall of Fame and Shame.

  1. Evonne says:

    You are going to rock that bow neck blouse!! I was born in 1975, so I lived through the 80s, but I didn’t really follow adult fashion in the 80s. Looking back, I always thought my mom looked prettiest in her bow neck blouses and “blouses” in general. Somewhere along the line, women started wearing “shirts” instead. How dismal. Just as I was excited when the dress truly returned to style, I’m pretty psyched that more feminine tops are coming back around. I’m all for borrowing from menswear, but I prefer to look like a woman.


  2. Sarah Brown says:

    Neely, you are so dang cute! And I love your style! Will miss you when you move, but will totally be following this awesome blog! 😘


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