Thrift Tips: Look At Things Differently

Do you ever see those transformation outfits that girls create from their thrift store finds? They buy these pieces, cut and stitch, and make them look totally different! Well kudos to those thrifty divas, because I can’t sow, though I wish that I could (anyone want to volunteer to teach me?).

For those of you who are like me, and aren’t that crafty, I have a simple thrift tips for you! When thrifting, it helps to look at things differently. For example, the other day I saw this floral vest. But the thing is, it isn’t a floral vest, it’s a button up dress. Instead of wearing it as a dress, I decided to unbutton it and make it into a long vest. There was no cutting or stitching to transform this piece!

Thanks for reading!

xo, Jennifer

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Round Up: Crochet Tops & Dresses

Happy Friday, loves! The other day I found a cute crochet top at the Salvation Army for $2!!!! Since I am not able to send you a link for it, I decided to do a crochet top and dress round up for you! I hope you find something you like!

1. Handkerchief Crochet Top from Forever 21

2. Crochet Lace Cami Top from SheIn (comes in white, mustard, & pink)

3. Crochet Off-the-Shoulder Top from Forever 21

4. Crochet Crop Top from Forever 21 (comes in white & black)

5. Fringe Hem Crochet Cami Top from SheIn

6. Crochet Cover-Up Dress from Forever 21

7. Tasseled Crochet Dress from Forever 21 (comes in black & walnut)

8. Floral Crochet Mermaid Dress from Forever 21 (comes in ivory & black)

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See below for some crochet styling inspo…

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xo, Jennifer

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Product Review: REKS Optics

REKS Optics

Good morning, loves! It’s almost the weekend and the weather is beginning to heat up, both on the west coast and the east coast. With that in mind, I wanted to share with you my absolute favorite brand of sunglasses: REKS Optics.

REKS Optics has everything that you could want in a pair of sunglasses! They are completely customizable, so you can design a pair that fits your unique style. How cool is that?! Here are some of your options…

Frame: SeafarerRoundAviatorWrap AroundSport, and Sling-Blade. I prefer the round frames, but it all depends on the shape of your face and your style.

Lenses: Solux (lightweight and shatter resistant), Lumolux (polarized to resist glare), and Chromalux  (darker in sun, lighter in shade). I love the lumolux lenses because they are polarized.

Colors for Shades and Lenses: There are multiple colors available. I prefer to match my frames with my lenses, but you can mix and match depending on the style.

And best of all, REKS Optics are UNBREAKABLE!! Yes, I just typed that. These sunglasses bend, but don’t break! Which is absolutely amazing. These durable, yet stylish, sunglasses are perfect for when I teach, travel, or just for everyday use. I can say this with confidence because when Alejandro and I moved to California, I simply threw these sunnies in the front pocket of my suitcase…AND THEY WERE FINE! And we all know how the airport can treat our luggage.

Finally, REKS Optics are also affordable, with prices ranging from $30-$60! What more could you ask for?

**When purchasing REKS Optics sunglasses, make sure to enter code CUTETEACHINGS for my exclusive offer!**

REKS Optics sunnies

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REKS Optics sunglasses

unbreakable sunnies

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My Sunglasses (above): Round Lumolux with gray frame and smoke lenses

summer time

My Sunglasses (above): Round Lumolux with blue metallic frames and blue mirror lenses

pool time

pool accessories

Thank you for reading!
xxo,

Jennifer

 

This post was created in collaboration with REKS Optics. I was provided complimentary sunglasses in exchange for review purposes. All content and opinions expressed are my own. Thanks for supporting those who support cuteteachings.com!

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