Cobalt + Cream

Friday, June 19, 2015

Mother Flared Jeans - $25 compare at $140 
 Top - $10 compare at $18 
Uriah's outfit set- $10 compare at $19
(all items pictured are c/o Marshalls)

Romper - $14 compare at $68
BCBG Heels + Clutch - c/o Marshalls
DIY Necklaces

My last two outfits for my clearance challenge incorporated bright colors for a festive outfit and the other featured soft neutrals for every day wear. 
As I mentioned in my previous post, I was challenge to shop the sale rack and feature clearance looks. I'm sure if I didn't mention this challenge it would seem like a regular post- which I love because not only does Marshalls carry great designer items and on trend pieces,  but even their clearance rack is filled with amazing items. 

I'm never disappointed when I leave, especially after finding amazing items like these!

This year has flown by, can you believe its already half-way over! I don't know about you mama's out there but Father's Day snuck up on me. With Uriah being so young, it's really my job to find Nick a gift. We love enjoying the outdoors and playing bocce, so Uriah and I put together a gift basket for a afternoon of bocce. 

We picked out a designer tote ($19.99), a floral, but still masculine button-up ($19.99), a bocce ball set ($24.99),  blue-tooth speakers ($14.99), a portable phone charger ($12.99) and some yummy candies ($2.99). This is something that I know he will enjoy and we can also enjoy as a family. Plus, it was all so affordable! If Father's Day snuck up on you too, head out to Marshalls to get the Dads in your life a gift. From luggage and tech accessories to traditional gifts like wallets and ties- they have you covered! You can shop with confidence knowing you will get the gifts you need, while staying in budget. You might even have some money left for that cute blouse ;)

Thank you for reading!

Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. 
in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB
As always, all opinions are my own.

Fringed Bag

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Blouse/Bag/Heels/Jeans - c/o Marshalls

I was challenged by Marshalls to shop the sale rack and put together a killer outfit. While this may be a challenge for some, I am a gal who always shops the sale rack...always! Can I get an amen? So I challenged myself to put together a few outfits within a limited budget, instead of just one. I headed over to my favorite Marshalls- local ladies, I'm talking about the one in Danville, and hit the mother-load. Seriously! There were so many designer items for such affordable prices- my cart was full in a matter of minutes. I found these amazing distressed jeans by Joes for only $39 compare at $130 and this cute fringed bag for $16 compare at $30. I mean, what's not to love about that?! But where I really scored was this top. I'm obsessed with anything off-the-shoulder, especially when it has flowy, flirty sleeves and a beautiful print, so when I saw the price I was shocked. PEOPLE. All caps because it's THAT big of a deal...$1. Not kidding, it was a dollar. I was thinking there had to be a flaw or something. Nope, nothing. Just a crazy deal. You can't even get a pack of gum at Safeway for that price!! Needless to say, I scored big time, especially since the original price was $36.  I have a few other clearance rack outfits that my fellow budget fashionistas will love- stay tuned.

Have you scored any recent deals? I would love to hear about them!

Thank you for reading!

Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. 
in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB
As always, all opinions are my own.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Late last year, Nick and I got the brilliant idea to fix up a little trailer. 
We love the outdoors and camping, but let's face it -- tent camping with an infant is not very easy, nor is it fun. We had searched and searched until we found the perfect trailer. But it wasn't perfect or cute at all when we purchased it, in fact, it was downright disgusting. I didn't want to touch anything until we deep cleaned it and painted! The first step was stripping everything down, deep cleaning, fixing electric and painting. We hired an electrician to fix the electric parts and he finished it in only a few hours. All the lights and plugs, the fridge, and stove now work. Next up was paint,  I thought about going all white, but Nick convinced me that we needed a little color. After seeing the soft mint walls, I couldn't be happier with the result. We picked out fabrics and I started sewing like a mad woman. We found tons of cool fabric at Joanns (on clearance too!) and I sewed curtains, pillows, and cushions. This was the first time I sewed cushions and my secret for success is turning the fabric inside out and stapling everything. You will save so so much time and sanity. Trust me! 

Once we finished that, Nick laid the lovely hardwood...or should I say fake hardwood floors. We chose a vinyl laminate and they're are such beautiful floors - super dark, wide plank, and textured. They're durable but not lacking in the looks department. After that we put up the backsplash; we decided to go with a simple subway tile. This tile is special because it's actually stick on..who would have thought! The important part when redoing #outlittletrailer is keeping the weight light and also having decor durable for bumpy long car rides. So using real hardwood floors or tile backsplash wouldn't last for a long car ride. 

Once we had the main components complete, we were able to choose decor and little details like drawer pulls. We went with a brushed nickel for our drawer pulls and door handles. This kept with the cool color scheme and added a great metallic accent for the trailer. Lastly we started to decorate-- my favorite part. This is where we were able to incorporate our style and add cute elements to really dress up the trailer. I picked up most of the decor at Marshalls: bed sheets, throw blankets, candles, pillows, wall art and coffee decor. The restyled trailer project was insanely fun- it was a blast day dreaming about ideas and the working hard to make them happen. 

We went on our first trip a few weeks back and it was a whole new experience. I don't think we will ever go back to tent camping and with a cute trailer like ours and why would you want to?!This isn't a very detailed tutorial, so feel free to ask questions or request any restoring details and I would be happy to anwser them. Thank you for following us along on this journey and thank you for reading. 

1968 Aristocrat
Accessories/Decor - c/o Marshalls
Paint/Wood Floors - Home Depot
Faux Tile Backsplash -
Curtain & Cushion Fabric - Joanns
Top/Crochet Shorts/Floral Jeans/ Uriah's Jeans - c/o Marshalls


Gross, just plain gross.


Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. 
in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB
As always, all opinions are my own.