Thrift store mirror: up-cycling edition

Decorating has never been my forte… My mom flew across the country to help me decorate my first real apartment if that gives any indication of how bad I am at these things. But as I am growing older and wiser (sometimes) I am trying to hone in my domestic skills. In an effort to…

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Up-cycling Thursday: Back to basics

Today is all about not being perfect (ask anyone who knows me, they’ll tell you I’m far from). This interview ready outfit is only 1/4 up-cycled (and thats OK!). The black shirt is from my favorite consignment store, and it’s my most favorite basic black shirt. It is a peplum top that is 100% cotton….

Up-cycling Thursday Part 2: Sweet Salvage’s and Shining Knights

My mom and I have way too much fun together. And yes, she did inspire the knight-hood pictured above. One of our favorite things to do together is to go to up-cycling shops, and one of our favorites is Sweet Salvage. This awesome store is only open one weekend per month and there is always…

SJP goes green, fabulously

I’ll tell you my dirty little secret, or at least one of them. I am slightly obsessed with Sex and the City, so naturally Sarah Jessica Parker is one of my idols. Not only because she played an awesome and entertaining character but also because she is one of the few celebrities who I feel…

Up-cycling your spring style and imagining warmer weather

These days I am NOT wakin’ up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy… I am wakin’ up in the morning to the realization that it is still winter and will be for at least the next month, if not longer. I also wake up every morning asking myself why I still live somewhere so…

The eco-friendly and fabulous is trying something new…

When I think of composting, I think of gross piles of smelly things. But I decided that I can’t just keep being eco-friendly by shopping all the time (check out my blogs on up-cycling¬†https://brookesays.com/2015/01/09/lbd-that-is-good-for-the-planet-what/¬†). I am beginning the very early stages of figuring out this whole composting thing, and to my pleasant surprise, it isn’t…

FASHION ALERT! up-cycling in action!!

$10 skirt with $15 alterations is still less than the original price on this White House, black market pencil skirt ! Oh yeah, and it’s good for the planet because it is from a consignment store!!! Stay fashionable my friends!

up-cycled LBD in the spot light

Got to wear this little black dress last night at a charity fashion show supporting Nellies Catwalk for Kids! After paying $10 for the dress and $10 for alterations to repair a small hole, I was out $20 for a consignment store dress. However, the compliments I received were priceless. Proof that you can rock…

O-H-I-O has stripes

The only thing I need to tell the world today… GO BUCKEYES Photo courtesy of The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Remember to not use paper plates and plastic cups in your game day festivities, the planet will love you for it!