In Style on
May 2, 2018

#RefashionedOOTD – The New Series

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Let me just say, I’m sorry I’m a day late with this post. You know when you get home from a long day at work and you just have a to-do list of stuff that NEEDS to get done? Yeah, that’s what happened yesterday. I had 3 full loads of laundry, I let it build up for over two weeks, my meal prep to cook, and just a bunch of other boring life stuff. LOL.

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Anyway, it’s now May! Can you believe it?! We’re already almost halfway through the year. The weather is finally cooperating and the pollen is just sprayed everywhere…great image I know. LOL. I went a little crazy during the month of April with my spending. I took my girls trip to Savannah and then just let myself get out of hand. Goodness gracious! So I am starting a challenge with myself for the month of May to not spend money on things that I DO NOT NEED…bare with me. Black Mules Layered Jumpsuit with Top Knot Layered Jumpsuit with Top Knot

I know that I cannot be alone in this! I have a closet full of clothes which half, I do not wear. But then I’m always like “Gosh, I have NOTHING to wear!” That’s sad! Last weekend, I went through my stuff and pulled out anything I had not worn in the past 6+ months. It was a bag full of clothes that were in mint shape because I only wore them a few times and then forgot about it.

I’m going to make myself take what I already have and REFASHION it. Hence the new series… “RefashionedOOTD” I am so excited for this! I’ve already gotten a head start but I really want to challenge you and have you be a part of this series too! It’s pretty easy, you refashion pieces you already own into an outift that you have not worn, maybe wouldn’t normally wear or one of your favorite looks. That means, layering favorite pieces, tying pieces, maybe even cutting up some old clothes, just get creative! You never know where this will take you! During this series, use the hashtag #RefashionedOOTD and tag me in your posts! I want to see what it is you come up with and don’t be afraid to try something new in a look. There are no rules in fashion! Which is why I love it so much.

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Every Friday, I will repost what you have tagged me in on my stories for the #RefashionedOOTD series! Use pinerest for inspiration or go old-school like I do sometimes and buy a fashion magazine! I love Vogue and Marie Claire. Hell, create an inspiration board with some scissors and glue! DO YOU BOOBOO! I want this to be fun. Not only will we learn to save money but we will learn to make the best of what we have. Now let’s get started.. 🙂

Always,

Thuy

 

 

In Lifestyle on
April 15, 2018

Savannah Recap – A Gal’s Trip

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Hello friends! I recently went to Savannah, Georgia for a girls trip. A little back story and the meaning behind the trip: My 3 best friends from high school, whom I am still very close with, decided that each year instead of buying each other Christmas presents we were going to go on an annual girls trip. It was also getting really difficult to buy gifts and we felt like we had DIY-ed every gift out there lol. I think this is honestly a great idea for a group of close friends especially the older you get. Last year we chose Asheville, North Carolina. This year was Savannah.

Any who, we rented an Airbnb right in downtown Savannah for our stay which was 3 nights for about $150 per person. It was a fantastic location within walking distance of everything! Not to mention, so freaking adorable. Sadly, it was bigger than my two bedroom apartment back home lol. I just loved how bright and spacious it was. We honestly weren’t in the Airbnb for anything else but sleeping and getting ready. Although it was cute enough to get cozy in.

The city of Savannah itself had a very light and fun atmosphere. The antebellum architecture of the buildings, homes and streets spoke the history. Cobblestone roads, parks, oak trees and Spanish moss are now what I picture when I think of Savannah. Oh and the city allows open container downtown, I mean there is a vicinity that you can have them of course but still pretty freaking awesome.

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Friday:
We drove down Friday morning, it’s only a 5 hour drive from where I live. Our check-in was 3pm so when we arrived we had time to spare. Our first stop was Debi’s Restaurant, which if you have ever seen Forrest Gump, is where Jenny worked. YA’LL, their chicken and waffles are THE BOMB. Literally the perfect chicken tenders, my mouth is watering just thinking about it again. Okay so we check-in and got ready. We wanted to see what the downtown night life was all about. We dined at a seafood bar for a quick bite and to start with our first couple of drinks. I’m not going to lie, I felt SO weird walking around with a drink in my hand. I was waiting for the police to just stop and tell me I was breaking the law lol. Friday night, we signed up for a haunted pub tour, self explained, but pretty cool. After stopping by 5 different bars, us gals were pretty “LIT.” I’m telling you, when you can bar hop and take your drink to go, it’s a different ball game.

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Saturday:
The weather was not up to par this day. It was gross most of the time. We did walk and get brunch at Huey’s On the River (call ahead guys if you can). Our wait was about an hour and 30 minutes. It went by pretty fast after walking around and exploring. This was our shopping day since the weather wasn’t the best. I took this opportunity to stop by Dress Up, which is a large boutique in the south east but we don’t have one in North Carolina. They’re prices are pretty affordable and their pieces are OH SO CUTE. Probably spent more than I should have lol. Dinner was

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Sunday:
Our last day and night in Savannah so we wanted to make it count. Sunday brunch was at Vic’s on the River. They had an all you can eat breakfast buffet and I don’t know about ya’ll but breakfast food is my favorite. After brunch we went to grab some margarita’s at Liz’s. Awesome deal of $3 a marg, sadly, I am highly allergic to tequila. I actually broke out in a rash on my face and around my mouth. Didn’t stop me though, I just switched to beer lol. I think that River street is probably one of my favorite locations because well it’s by the water and there are A LOT of bars. Our last night, we signed up for a haunted tour of Historic Savannah. This wasn’t a pub tour, it was more family friendly. It was probably one of my favorite things we did because I love history and when you combine haunted stories with it, I’m sold.

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All in all, I loved Savannah. If you have never been, I highly recommend making a trip! The history of the city itself is fascinating. I am ready to plan another trip! This time, I plan to pack appropriate walking shoes and I recommend you do the same. Other tips I would advise are 1.) Make reservations for tours 2.) Call ahead for dining especially if you want to try the popular places 3.) If you go in the month of April, pack a jacket and a pair of pants because it was quite chilly some nights. Let me know in the comments if you have ever been and what your favorite thing to do was!