June Thrift Challenge Reveal: Summer Maternity Style

It's the June Thrift Challenge REVEAL day!! Dina and I switched it up this month and I gave her a DIY challenge and she gave me a fashion challenge. I had to recreate this cozy, hip (hip? do normal people still say that? should I say 'hipster'?), maternity outfit from Liz at Cotton & Curls. She's super talented with sewing! Look at this top she made out of a pillow sham or this lace skirt she made from curtains! SO TALENTED!


The Thrifty Details:

White Linen Maxi Skirt | $5 | Garage Sale
Grey T-Shirt | $2.49 | Goodwill
Fedora Hat | $5 | Village Discount
TOTAL: $12.49

The biggest challenge with this outfit was finding the white maxi skirt. I looked at five different thrift stores and also asked Dina to keep an eye out. We ended up finding two, but they just weren't quite right. I never expected to find the right one at a garage sale! The woman putting on the sale asked if I was looking for anything in particular and I said "Actually, I am looking for a white skirt similar to the one your friend over there is wearing." Her friend overheard me and literally started unzipping her skirt to take it off and sell it to me!! She was semi-kidding but would have definitely sold it if I begged! The lady putting on the sale said "I actually have two skirts very similar to that inside, let me go get them." She brought them out, I tried them on, and this is the one I bought!  Moral of the story -- when people ask you if you're looking for something in particular... tell them what you want! 


I wasn't planning to do a full-on photo shoot, but My dad started his own photography business, Three Driveway Media, a few years ago and he was the one doing the shooting so we got in a few extra shots as I tried to act like a model. HUGE props to fashion bloggers who do this all the time, it's super awkward! In this shot below I was trying to act all cool but then Dan and my brother started shouting out "Are you at a funeral!?" "Are you taking a moment of silence?" "Why does it look like you're praying?" So then I started laughing...


It's much easier to do photos like these where your face gets cropped out! 




One last side by side with the inspiration outfit by Liz from Cotton and Curls. Thanks to her for coming up with this hip, hippity, hipster, hippy summer maternity outfit! It's a nice change from the maternity tank top and shorts I've been wearing for the past 60 days straight! 


Now let's go see what Dina came up with for this month's DIY Challenge. Here's a a peek at what she's been working on: 


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14 comments:

  1. This post makes me so happy! Your dad is extremely talented and the photos of you and the kids made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Now, the outfit...are you serious? You are a pro! You guys kind of look like each other too, it's amazing! Fantastic job, Katie!

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    1. Thanks, girl! Great outfit choice for this challenge!

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    1. Hey! Cute blog, Silly LIttle Bugs!! Took me a second to realize it was you :)

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  3. Oops! I just noticed my teaser says "inspiration outfit" instead of DIY. #editingfail

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  4. Great job! You and the model are twinsies! Your dad has always taken such great pictures, it's about time he started his own business!

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    1. Thanks, girl! And I'll pass that along to my dad, it'll make his day :)

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  5. Oh my goodness, you look ADORABLE. Great job with your challenge. I think you nailed it. Loved all the pictures your dad took. You really do look radiant.

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    1. Thanks Amy!! And appreciate your kind words. I feel BIG and HOT and IRRITATED. July is the big month though so just a few more weeks.

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  6. You look adorable! I can't believe you were able to copy the look piece by piece! SO CUTE!

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    1. Thanks Rachael! That white skirt was a toughie!!

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  7. Your belly is so cute, and you look great and did a great job! You're right that it's TERRIBLY awkward to pose for photos! I can't imagine doing it like the fashion bloggers. I don't see how they do such of a good job, because I'd probably be so stiff and weird from awkwardness.

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    1. Thanks Alisha! Your pose in your victorian styled outfit looks great - no awkwardness there! :)

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