Let’s Flamingle

Let's Flamingle

Let’s Flamingle by mandamary featuring a white top

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Fishnets: On Trend and Fabulous

Now a couple years ago, I was completely against the 90’s grunge vibe but recently I have come to LOVE it. I’ve seen the fishnet grunge look all over and wasn’t sure how I wanted to pull it off. While browsing Pinterest I came across these two photos:

I used these for inspiration and went on my search for the perfect fishnets. Most places sell then for $10-$20…..For tights?! While I was at the Augusta Mall last time I went home from school I was just casually browsing and I found the perfect pair at this little store called Edge! They resembled the first picture almost to a tee and I knew these would be the best plus…..they were only $5.99! I had a friend from school (@so.tres on Instagram) ask to shoot me so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try out my 90’s grunge look interpretation. IT WAS A GREAT IDEA. He took amazing pictures but my outfit also turned out perfectly.

The tee shirt was a gift from my mom from a concert she went to with my sister (Free), the tights are from Edge ($5.99), and the boots are from Just Fab ($14.95 w/ shipping)! It was an amazing experience and showed me that you can make a super cute grunge look for not too much money. Hope y’all enjoyed this post! Keep a lookout for more.

xoxo, Mandy

Collars Make Me Holla

Ever since I was younger I’ve loved statement and Peter Pan collars. The more color the better am I right? The other day I was stuck in my room sick but I can’t ever just lay there unless I’m really dying so I starting DIYing (HA!). I love the Instagram account studiodiy and found this on their blog. A DONUT COLLAR. Me being an extreme Dunkin’ enthusiast was ecstatic to find this. 

So while laying in bed I decided to pull out my old paints and give it a go. My interpretation is not as adorable as theirs but it’s still super cute! I linked the webpage for it so if you guys wanna try it out too go ahead! This is my version of it. 

Hope you enjoy and try a DIY for yourself some day! 

xoxo, Mandy

Iridescent-esque 

Lately I’ve been very obsessed with iridescent colors and clothing items. This gave me the idea for this adorable skirt! I’ve been seeing many see-through garments with this idea but I wanted to make mine a bit more fit-for-campus than some others I’d seen. I went to the Walmart down the street and found this awesome see-through iridescent fabric and used a gray woven fabric underneath. I zig-zag stitched them together (my surger is broken) and then this lovely skirt appeared! I also got this pattern from Walmart for $2.97 I believe. So I got this cute skirt for virtually $15! Perfect for the summer and super on trend.

xoxo, Mandy

Closet Organization: Spring Edition

Spring has sprung! At least in Georgia where it’s already in the 70’s in February. Today I came home from class and realized I needed to 1) fix my closet completely and 2) re-organize it for the spring/summer! I normally put the things I wear that season the most in the middle. So I’ll start from left to right on how I organized it. The first thing I have on the left is flannels and then sweaters/log sleeved knit items. I put them to the side because I might still use them for a cool evening or dinner event. I then have my long sleeve chiffon tops/wovens, short sleeve chiffon tops/wovens, and lastly short sleeve knits and wovens. These are all together because I wear them with pants or skirts year round. I next have my dresses and skirts since it is, of course, spring! Pants are next followed by sweaters, blazers, and vests. This is how I set up my wardrobe and I hope it helps you with yours! 

xoxo, Mandy

$1 Bin Finds

Whenever I end up at Uptown Cheapskate I always make sure I look in the $1 bin. Now, yes, most of the time it’s sad summer (or fall) leftovers that I’d never even consider putting on but often times you can find a hidden treasure or two. I happened to find this lovely J.Crew skirt for ONLY ONE DOLLAR. I was ecstatic. And it just so happened to be in my size! Second hand shopping isn’t for everyone but it is a wonderful way to get gently used (and sometimes new!!) clothes for half or a third of the retail price. I have even found “new with tags” items at Goodwill before. So if you’re shopping on a budget, this is the technique I 100% suggest! I styled this skirt with a $12 sweater from Forever 21, glasses from Eyebuydirect, a tassel necklace from Charming Charlie, and a Tortoiseshell watch from Fossil. Hope you enjoyed this post! 


xoxo, Mandy

Live Love LOFT

I started a new job in September and it’s been the best retail job I have had! Ann Taylor LOFT is the best community I’ve met but the deal are also amazing (something I hadn’t realized before I started working there). Yesterday I was swiffering the store before we opened and I remembered that I put a pair of shoes on hold a while back. So when we opened I checked the price and they ended up being 14.88!! An amazing steal. Especially when they retailed for $89.50. This post is not to brag but it’s to show that deals are everywhere if you know where to look. That’s always how I find deals! Stores will always have a clearance or sale section you just have to have the patience to sift through. 

xoxo, Mandy

Hobby Lobby Haul

I’m going to start by telling you guys how I ended up at Hobby Lobby. I woke up very excited to do nothing on my first day off in a week and then my mom told my my tire was flat. I then had to take my car to the car place and this lovely nail (that was a good 5 in long) was the culprit. Shout out to Augusta construction am I right?img_8053-2

Hobby Lobby is in the same shopping center as the car place so I thought I would stop in! I found some awesome new things and great deals and only spent $21 total.

The first item I found were these adorable jewelry holders that I got for half off! I loveee calligraphy and this adorable a was perfect. I also loved the vintage-esque ring holder that is also pictured.

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The next thing was this super cute faux calf hair and gold pillow cover. I have a white, gold, pink, and black theme in my room and knew this would be so perfect in there. I haven’t taken it out yet but it looks adorable! Hobby Lobby had a lot of covers (with fur too!!) in this area all on clearance so you should definitely go check it out.

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After I saw this I made my way to the wall deco area and discovered this gem. I have a slight (okay MAJOR) coffee obsession and this is exactly like a picture frame except it is like a wall hanging! Perfect for any desk. I also got this for half off so it was about $3.img_8065

The last item, which I saved for last because I was so excited. THIS AWESOME AMAZING COOL ITEM WAS $5.99 AND I KNEW I NEEDED IT. This is labled as a candle mat or desk container and I don’t know what I’ll use it for yet but I don’t care.

SEE!!!! So freaking cute. I love love loveeeeeeee it. That’s all for today though! Hope you enjoyed this post!

xoxo, Mandy