From Granny to Great!

I love the South. (See that capital letter S?) However, fashion here is a little more rigid than a lot of places in the country. It’s sometimes hard to get away from skinny jeans and Michael Kors purses (Those are not terrible things. Everyone, breathe.) I wanted to show you how much fun it can be to play with the thrift store clothing that scares everyone away! From “Granny to Great”, take a look at how I styled up some new finds.

*Disclaimer: I’m just a girl with an iPhone, one decent mirror, and an almost two year old. If I had time to take nice blog pictures with my good camera and a timer, I totally would. But for this stage in life, we’re gonna keep it real with the iPhone.

Off we go!

The Pleated Mom Short

I’ll admit it – these are scary on a rack. I don’t even know where to buy zippers this long.


I was blessed with *ahem* no shortage in the thigh area, so the waist on these does ya girl a big favor.


I paired them with a snug white tank, fun wedges, and summery accessories. If you have longer legs, you could probably get away with a lower heel; but like I said, *plentiful thigh area*.


Yes, if you pair these pleated babies with an untucked polo, bangs, and a visor… Well, you’re braver than I am.

Vintage short + modern everything else = cute, unique outfit. These actually turned out to be one of my favorite transformations.

The Old Lady Blouse

I have this thing for vintage lace and vintage beading. They are like crack and I can’t say no. When I saw this smocked number on the rack, I knew exactly what she needed.


This blouse was made for a 70s’s vibe. I paired it with extra-flared jeans (mine are Charlie fit from Lucky brand), some woven wedges, a fringed bag, and big gold jewelry.



This would be perfect for an early spring or early fall date night!

The Weird Midi Skirt


I had some fun with this skirt. I originally put it on like a normal skirt with a silky black cami, a cocktail ring, drop earrings, and a big ol’ Carrie Bradshaw bun.


Not bad, right? Right. Then I decided that was way too safe. So…


I hiked that weird midi up and made a cocktail dress! How fun! The way it hits the camisole straps makes it look like one piece. I’m not sure which way I like better. Either one would work for a wedding or a fancy night out.

The moral to the story is: Don’t be afraid! Try on weird things. They may not work. But if they do, you have unique new things in your closet to make you feel like a million bucks.

Hope y’all have a great weekend!

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