new items in the shop!

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vintage 70’s quailcraft pumps
80’s red woven flats
vintage 9 west raspberry flats

it’s been awhile, eh?

just a few things… as always – trying to clear out the closet!

also, don’t forget to enter the gage huntley giveaway – offer ends soon!  for more details and to enter, click here.

happy sunday!

a giveaway with gagehuntley {CLOSED}

kimono – brandy melville {similar} // tank – UO {similar// black denim – local boutique // booties – candies {no longer available} // belt – gap {old} // stamped bar necklace – gage huntley

hello friends!  today, i am delighted to bring you another awesome giveaway from gage huntley.  one lucky winner will have a chance to win a personalized hand stamped bar necklace on a 17″ gold filled chain – similar to what i’m wearing above!

{the 17″ plate holds up to 14 letters.}

enter to win:

1.  you must follow barefoot & vintage {via bloglovininstagram or twitter}
2.  please follow gage huntley on instagram – @amandalovesgage – you’ll be the first to know about discounts and special offers!  {if you don’t have instagram…see below!}

bonus entries:
1.  follow gage huntley designs on twitter @gagehuntley
2.  like gage huntley designs on facebook
{leave an additional comment for each.}

giveaway is open from now until tuesday, july 9th and is open to US and canadian readers only.

good luck!!

summer nights

maxi dress – gypsy junkies via threadsence {no longer available} // cuff – thrift find // bangles – // sandals – dolce vida {no longer available} // clutch – jasper & jeera via anthropologie
worn while drinking a very large margarita, eating delicious salsa and guac and laughing with one of my best gal pals

as i type this post, zoey and i are on our patio – she’s playing in a pink kiddie pool full of ice-cold water from the hose, while i blog and sweat.  dave matthews and pearl jam serenade us.  every now and again she dumps water on my feet in an attempt to cool me off.  we’ve got a good thing going here.  mark is at the grocery store stocking up on beer and burger making supplies.  tonight will be a good night.

cheers to summer nights, friends.

ps.  i stalked this dress for weeks until it went on sale!  sadly, it’s no longer available.  for gypsy junkies retailers, click here.

casual friday

tshirt – american apparel // pants – target {similar// vintage coach bag – garage sale {similar// sandals – aldo {similar}

cheers to casual fridays!  also, these pants give me some serious mom butt.  it’s worth it though – they are super soft and comfortable.

*shirt and pants worn separately here and here.

we’re off the mini water park, but i’ll be back later with the saturday edition of oh sweet friday.

happy weekend, friends!  stay cool.

currently // june

crochet sweater + tunic – thrift // denim – gap always skinny // clutch – anthropologie {similar// sandals – target {last summer} // bracelets – gage huntley
worn:  to happy hour, followed by a showing of WWZ in 3D

hey there!  between work, going to the gym and hanging out with friends and family, there’s not much time left for blogging.  by the time the dinner dishes are washed and the kids are in bed, my eyes are heavy with exhaustion and my brain shuts down.  i have a few things up my sleeve though, so stay tuned. 

in the meantime: 

loving :: our friends richard and stacey.  they are two of the nicest people i’ve ever met.  so fun to hang out with, down to earth, creative…  i wanna be best friends forever with them.  mark gave me a weird look when i said that, but i bet r+s would give me fist bumps. 

reading :: the same freaking book i was reading last month.  i used to be able to stay up late reading a good book, but these days i can barely keep my eyes open long enough to read two pages. 

watching :: i hate to admit it, but… pretty wicked moms.  cringe.  i know, i know.  but it’s delightful.

thinking about :: something awesome that i can’t tell you about, yet.  eeeeeeeee.  soon.

anticipating :: my fifteen year high school reunion.  yep.  i’m flying home next month to see my mom and all my old pals.  i’ve been feeling so nostalgic lately.  i can’t wait. 

listening to :: a lot of 90’s tunes.  {see above}

working on :: my body, my health.  the fitness challenge is going really well.  i feel great and i can’t wait to share my progress with you! 

wishing for :: a day at the spa.

until next time…

belly baring


i am so into the belly baring looks of this summer – high waists + cropped tops …just a bit of ab showing… sexy, but not too sexy.  couldn’t resist putting together my own version of this fun and flirty trend.

t-shirt – american apparel
skirt – vintage, thrift {similar}
booties – candies
cuff – vintage, thrift
gage huntley bracelet

more belly baring inspo – 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

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when i was in my twenties and going out with my girlfriends nearly every weekend {read:  i was single}, my shopping habits were out of this world ridiculous – a woman on the prowl simply cannot be seen in the same outfits from weekend to weekend {as if!}  needless to say, my wardrobe grew and grew.  soon, it was overflowing with cheap buys and inexpensive trends, worn like bad mating calls…never to be flaunted again.  eventually, many of those items were sent to the local thrift store or sold in garage sales.  over the last several years i’ve purchased a few trendy pieces here and there, but overall i try to add items that have staying power…  items that will transition easily from work to play or from day to night.

day:  errands // night:  happy hour with your husband or girlfriends
add a blazer, swap out your jewelry, slip into a pair of sexy heels and grab a fancy bag – you’re practically a different woman!

tshirt + bag – UO {sold out}
pants – jcp {similar}
sandals – aldo on sale!
gage huntley bracelets – more here

thrifted blazer – {similar}
clutch – marshall’s {similar}
heels – j simpson
clyde’s rebirth necklacemore here

currently // may

olive green maxi – local boutique // tank – UO // hat – marshall’s // boots – candies // necklace – gagehuntley

loving :: my current state of mind.  i say current because let’s be honest…i can go from happy to wicked in 60 seconds.  i blame it on the hair color and a family history full of very sassy people {i’m looking at you, mom!}  but seriously, i was just telling a dear friend that even though my life is far from perfect, i’m feeling very content and positive.  what’s the point of stressing over things that are {somewhat} out of my control?  i’m trying hard not to focus on the negative.  and it feels really good. 

reading :: uh, the same book i was reading last month.  i wish i had more time sit around and read… 

watching :: not much.  but i’ll tell you this…i’m pumped about the new season of real housewives of new jersey – starts sunday!

thinking about ::  planning a trip home this summer.  my 15 year reunion is coming up in july and i’m dying to see some of my fave gals. 

anticipating :: an rv trip down the coast…playing on the beach all day, sleeping in tents…can’t wait.

listening to :: whatever.   

working on ::  a surprise!  hopefully it’ll be ready to share by july. 

wishing for :: a million bucks.  i’m not saying it would solve my problems, but it would certainly help.

i cannot believe that may is over.  june means that it is officially summer.  taylor will be out of school in a couple of weeks and zoey’s birthday is in august.  time to start planning! 

{currently post inspired by kelly of our lovely lives.}

{my} summer must-haves

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money is tight.  aside from a little shopping trip on mother’s day, we don’t have a lot of extra cash for filling our closet with all of the accessories, shoes and clothing items that i want/need/must-have.  boooooo.  so until we win the lottery or mark allows me to have a sugar daddy, i’ll have to spend my free time curating wish lists that make me wanna max out the credit cards.

the summer midi dress – dress them up for the office or down for a trip to the flea market!
midi dress with kimono sleeve // midi bandeau sundress 

obsessed with.
white blazers – every girl should own one.  period.
acid wash
– because it’s acid wash.
swing shirts – or drop waist or baby doll dresses – whatever you want to call it, i’m so into their laid back, boho vibe.  wear with skirts, cut offs, leggings skinny  jeans…anything, really.
open backs – it’s summer and you have a tan from head to toe…why not show off your back, too?  check, please.

the new basics – you know, to spice up your summer wardrobe.
anything floral // printed rompers

i may try to save up for a few of these beauties, but i’m always searching the thrift stores and flea markets for similar items at half the price.   

ps.  thought i’d mention that asos is having a 20% off sale until monday!  use code TAKE20 at checkout.