Jonathan Adler Friends & Family Sale

If you've been following along the past few weeks, then you know that I'm on a mission of change, and that includes my home decor! I have always been drawn to more unique, modern styles, so naturally, I'm obsessed with Jonathan Adler. Lucky for me (and YOU!), the friends and family sale started today and goes through the 13th! Use code FRIENDS2015 to save 20% on everything in store and online. So, if you've been in the market for new furniture or home decor, now is the best time to get it! Check out a few of my favorites below.

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Three Reasons Why You Should Try Thrifting Right Now

Thrift stores aren't exactly the first place I turn to when I want to go shopping. In fact, I think I have really only shopped at a thrift store a handful of times. The problem is that I get really overwhelmed sorting through a bunch of stuff I don't like. And sometimes I end up leaving with things that I think I like and then I get home and I feel just kind of "meh" about it. I usually just think it's easier to go to stores I know I like. But then, I get really envious when I see people find really great things for a steal at thrift stores and I think, "maybe I should give it a try..."

One such person is Mandy Anderson, the gal behind Mile High Thrifter. I am so excited to have her as a guest blogger today on My Boring Closet sharing the benefits of thrifting and why you should start right now!

I'm so honored to be Lacey's first guest blogger. My name is Mandy Anderson and you can find me at or on Instagram and Facebook as MileHighThrifter. Within this post, I hope to inspire each of you to thrift, whether it's your first time or you are a seasoned veteran. I found myself drawn to fashion at a really young age and quickly learned that in order to indulge frequently, I was going to have to learn to how to pinch some pennies. Thats where thrifting comes in!

As many of you already know, thrift stores can become overwhelming quickly. Although items are organized by category, size, and sometimes color, the reality is that you can often feel left like you are searching for a needle in a haystack. I hope a few of the tips below will help reduce some of that stress and give you some practical ways to manage your time within the store.


Fashion moves so quickly, it's often hard to keep up with the latest trends. If hindsight is 20/20, we would have all saved the overalls we were wearing in the 90s so that we could wear them again in 2015. But, lets be real, overalls are never going to be an item that I sport, unless they're trending. Thrifting is perfect for these situations - pay less, wear for a period, and get rid of. We tend to feel less guilty when we are disposing of something costing $5, instead of $50. The picture above is a few of my finds for current trends: boot-cut jeans, midi skirts, crop tops and mini scarfs.


I'm obsessed with high-end material, but not so obsessed with spending a lot for it. As price increases, so do our tendencies toward neutral colors. There has to be a justification for the purchase: "I can buy that $100 leather skirt, but I should probably get it in brown or black so it goes with a lot of things." The reality is, we are more likely to spend more money on something that we will keep forever, wear often, and is versatile. Thrifting can get us out of that box, giving us permission to pick up a costly item that we may not otherwise splurge on in a retail store. Above are some of my favorite thrifted high end materials: silk, cashmere, and leather.


Fashion is often creative and individualized - a means to express oneself. Our wardrobes often are reflected with staples and pieces of "us." I'm talking about that fur coat I never thought I'd wear, but don't take off. Or the shirt that has a unique hem or buttons, only goes with jeans, but makes you feel like a million dollars. Thrift stores are a goldmine of those pieces and when it costs the same as a cup of coffee, why wouldn't you buy it? A few of my risks: patterned vintage dress, peplum dress and gold necklace, vintage peplum top, leather vest, and moccasins. 

I hope you this post leaves you a little more confident during your next, or first, thrifting experience. 

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Stairs Workout at Red Rocks

When it comes to workouts, I am all about variety. I like to change it up by doing different types of workouts in different places that way I never get bored! And the same goes for my workout wear. I should probably be ashamed by the overflowing drawers of yoga pants and spandex tops, but when I have cute workout clothes it honestly motivates me to show them off!

Today I am sharing with you a workout I created for the September issue of Cherry Creek Lifestyle Magazine. It's perfect for the beautiful Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater here in Denver, Colorado, but you can also do this workout any place that has stairs! Try in your apartment, in a park, or even at the local high school stadium.

Repeat this circuit as many times as you can in 20 minutes. For an added challenge, run up the stairs, do the circuit, then run down the stairs and do the circuit. It's the perfect combo of strength training and cardio. Your body will thank you!

Photos by Colleen Kelly Photography

1. Walking Push-Ups: Start in a push-up position with your hands on the upper stair and feet on the bottom. Do one push-up, then at the top take a step out with your arms and legs, then do another push-up. Do 10 to the left and 10 to the right.

2. Step-Down Squats with Side Leg Lift: Facing sideways on the edge of the stair, take a step down with the outside leg coming into a squat position. Use the standing leg to lift yourself back up and then lift the outside leg using your outer thigh. Do 15 on each side.

3. Tricep Dips: Face forward with your hands on the edge of the stair. Walk your legs out straight. Bend your arms to lower yourself down, then squeeze your triceps to press back up. For more of a challenge, try alternating lifting your legs with each dip. Do 15 reps total.

4. Step Ups: Facing the stairs, take a step up with one leg, bringing the other leg in toward your chest (use your abs!). Step back down and repeat on the other side. Do 24 total. (12 on each side)

Now, about the outfit...

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Fall Shopping Picks Under $100 Plus a Nordstrom Giveaway!

My favorite part about fall has got to be back to school shopping. Even though I am long out of school, I still love the feeling of new beginnings that comes with the changing season. And changing up your wardrobe is definitely a part of that. I remember going shopping with my mom and my sisters at the Limited Too (right you guys?!?) and coming home trying on all our new outfits and doing a little fashion show. Oh man, growing up in a house of all girls was fun!

Anyway, just because you may not be in school anymore doesn't mean you can't embrace the change of season with a wardrobe refresh! Below, I have linked a bunch of my current favorites from Nordstrom that are all under $100! As if that wasn't a sweet enough deal, I have also teamed up with a group of bloggers to give away a $500 gift card to Nordstom (keep scrolling to enter!). Hooray! Best of luck and happy shopping :)

xo Lacey

And now for the GIVEAWAY! I’ve teamed up with some fabulous bloggers to give away $500 to Nordstrom! One lucky reader will receive a gift card to spruce up their fall wardrobe. How great is that prize?

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