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Hi.

Welcome to Value Minded Mama. This is my happy place where I document my adventures in style, thrifting, saving money, travel and being a SAHM. We're adding another little love to our brood in November, and we're so excited to become a family of four. Love that you're here! Feel free to check out my social media channels below for more from Value Minded Mama.

Spring Style Transitions

Spring Style Transitions

I was inspired to create this outfit when I was shopping Target's  spring line. There was this awesome green top that I just had to have, and it didn't hurt that it was 20% off. I usually go for more bold greens (like Kelly or Forest), because they seriously compliment my skin tone and strawberry blonde hair. Sometimes the olive tones can look a little drab. However, if you find the right shade, they can be a great neutral pieces that pair with a lot of other patterns and colors. They can quickly become a staple in any wardrobe. This top is great for spring and transitions into summer, which in South Carolina is a must! The material is chiffon, in a high-low style. The fabric is perfect for the south. It's light & airy, but still thick enough to not be see-through (you don't have to wear a cami underneath). I love the high-low look because it's shorter in the front, but still loose and flowy in the back. I have styled this perfect olive sleeveless tank (link) with 2 pairs of bottoms that I found at local thrift stores.

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The jeans were a thrifted find in Charleston, at a consignment shop called Uptown Cheapskate in Mount Pleasant. It's kind of like Plato's closet but a bit nicer quality in my opinion. Long pants are perfect for those spring days when it's cooler at first, but warms up throughout the day. You can even add a light jacket if you need to.

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These shorts were found at a local thrift store in Columbia, and are J.Crew. I also found these in light blue, which was amazing! I hardly ever find shorts at thrift stores, in my size, let alone name brands like J.Crew (and two pairs!). The shorts are great for the summer because they're lightweight and a lighter color to stave off the heat. Not to mention, because they are a neutral they pretty much go with everything. Another good quality is that they are a nice modest length for mom's!

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tank top (Target) // jeans (similar) // jacket (similar) // booties (similar) // shorts (similar) // tassel sandals (similar) (similar)

Hope you enjoyed these looks I created for you, using one “new/current” top and two thrifted bottoms. A classic, two styles from one top, for spring transitions into summer. I know for all others who don't live in the southern states, this is not even on your radar, but here in the south we've got to be prepared for all types of weather, really early on. Enjoy your day loves!

Fabulous Watch Find

Fabulous Watch Find

DIY Tea Party

DIY Tea Party