Spring madness 

Spring is finally in the air! Well I think so. Who knows it could still snow right? Anyway, I’m excited about spring because it’s one of my favorite seasons. Flowers are blossoming, birds are chirping, and the air is a little warmer. What I most excited about is spring fashion. 

I must say I’m a neutral/dark kinda girl. It’s either fade to black or white as white. I have learned to throw in some color for other’s sanity, but I could really stick to neturals for the rest of my life and be fine. 

I was clicking through my apps looking for spring inspiration and I like what I am seeing. The hues, the cuts- it may really push me out of my comfort zone….

Zara: 

 
Hardcore hippie meets the sound of music?

H&M: 

 

Super soft goddess. 

Amazon: 


Street chic. 
Hey spring!

-Jay 🖖🏾

Thrift joy

I never thought that I would be one of those people that have legit hobbies that they stick to. There’s just so much going on that I don’t take enough time for myself. Well, thankfully that has started to change.

Last year when we were starting the process of buying a home, I also started to look for what I wanted inside of a home. In other words, Pinterest became my best friend and window shopping was finally in my vocabulary. I also stumbled upon a store like no other- Goodwill. It includes a variety of clothing, furniture, and nick nacks from the 00, 90s, sometimes even the 80s. I love the fact that on any given day I can walk into the store and not know what I’m going to find…

The other day, I found these sleeveless shirts. 


Clearly camouflage is back in and you can’t go wrong with a ball shirt (duh). Oh, but I also found these beauties too (I didn’t get them, but they go with theme I’m working towards). 

         
Sometimes it’s not about what you do, but how you do it. I love the Goodwill simply because there’s a thrill when you don’t know what to expect. We have a unpretentious mutual relationship that leaves both us both very fortunate. Plus, with everything else going on, sometimes the mind just needs time to wander and see unordinary things.  

Here are some tips to help you get the most out of thrifting:

  1. Arrive early or close to closing. You’ll see better, untouched items at these times giving you the opportunity to find more ideal goods. 
  2. Plan to spend a few hours at the store to find items that others may have missed. There “trash” could definitely be your treasure. (In the wares section alone I could spend a hour or two.)
  3. Do not enter the store with an agenda. You never know what they’re going to have. They don’t keep an inventory of the same product to replenish when it sells out. Once it’s gone it’s gone!
  4. Don’t limit your vision to one area. Try to walk the entire store to get a good view of it all. Sometimes I walk back through areas I already visited just in case I missed something. 
  5. Shop frequently because they’re always getting stuff!

Cheers to thrifting!

-Jay 🖖🏾

A little kept

So the other day I posted the picture below to my Instagram


I was clearly thirsty, but what’s more important are the jeans I’m in. 

As a mom of 2 it’s really hard adapting to the changes your body goes through each time after having a baby. It’s hard mentally, but physically trying to look just a little kept is a daunting task because there’s so much going on that’s far more important (doctor’s appointments, feeding schedules, SLEEP). However, I think that if you look good you will feel good too. (That inner confidence can send you over the moon!)

Back to the jeans…

Somewhere in there I was able to find a pair of jeans that moms everywhere would love. They are high waisted, stretchy, and look like “non-mom” jeans. The material has withstanded the tests of time: coffee, throw-up, even a little ketchup! Unfortunately, they aren’t sold anymore (sorry). The brand is…wait for it…

Victoria’s Secret! Of course I had to research what happened to their clothing line and sad to say, they decided to focus on their “core items”. I was such a fan of their online store because the quality of products and overall prices. Actually, I’m still a fan, but I have no choice other than to let go because the powers that be have made their final decision. 

For as long as I can I will hold onto these jeans and cherish them. May you find the best fitting jeans that help you through your journey. 
-Jay 🖖🏾