thrifty business


My mom always says, when you see a  good deal on a dress buy it even if you don’t need it. Because you never want to be invited somewhere and not have a dress to wear.

I’m assuming she’s missed out on one too many sales, hence the wisdom behind the above mentioned. I will have to ask her to confirm. Will keep you posted


If you’ve been following this blog, you know that dresses aren’t really my “thang”.

I’m a tomboy at heart and prefer a

pair of pants to a dress or skirt.

But sometimes a dress is just easy.

And when you’re a mom… Easy is always a good thing.

On this day I paired this faux wrap dress with my XXI faux leather motor coat  ( a whole lot of faux going on here) and out the door I went.

This is what I call simplicity at its best.


Because I’m not too much of a girly girl, I always try to keep my look as simple/casual as possible depending on my environment. I will almost always pair something dressy with  something a little edgy.

A healthy mix of both makes me a happy gal.


The dreamy effect on the photos was caused by my camera’s dirty lens courtesy of   my toddler’s finger prints. It all kind of worked out though. A day without having to edit pictures is a day well spent.

Shout out to Neriah’s little digits for my dirty lens!  ‘preciate you little girl!

P.S. my dress was $2.99 at my local thrift store… How’s that for a deal mom!

Until next time ;)


  • Lorie

    February 26, 2014 at 8:40 am

    You are working that dress. It suits you well. Mama was right! :) My mom tells me the same thing about purchasing clothes when you see it, cus you just never know.

    • Charlotte

      February 26, 2014 at 11:09 am

      Lorie, girl you da bomb! Thanks for always coming back to read my crazy posts! I appreciate you!

      P.S. Mothers are so wise aren’t they. Glad to read that your mama feels the same way. It has to be an African thing!

      Thanks for stopping by girl!