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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Smile Upon Me

I have had no luck with thrift stores for months on end. I'd start out hopeful, trying to envision a day of adorable things in my size for under $5, and come home empty handed.

But yesterday was different. Finally!

At the first store I found a black quilted bag with long chain handles; and I'm not sure if I like it because I've seen particularly fashionable people carrying similar bags, or if I could indeed be a black quilted bag person. Most of my bags are big and bright!

Lace Lace Lace

Since I was being particularly chatty with the woman ringing me up, asking her about a bag that didn't have a price tag, and which one she liked best, she gave me the bag and two scarves for $4.50!

(the flower vase and table runner were my Mom's thrifting finds!)

At the second store I went to I found a pair of sand colored heels, brand new (the original price tag of $30 still stuck on them) for $7. They are half a size smaller than what I normally wear, but are a perfect fit!!

 I was looking at Morning Cloak's blog the other day and she mentioned how she loved her shoes photographed against a hexagon tiled floor - so I had to try it out!

Just for fun I had to snap a photo of this crazy sequined jacket I encountered - wouldn't it be great for halloween?


Have you had any great thrifting finds lately?

35 comments:

  1. I love your mary jane flats in the first picture, it looks very Alice in Wonderland. And your sequin vest is epic, who says you have to wait until Halloween? ;D

    Cute scarves!

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  2. Love your outfit, the purse is too cute!

    www.sonyasark.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks for your comment and you are so cute! Love the outfit and your incredible bargaining prowress! Was just telling my sister how "thrifting" where I live is soooo dismal. Where do you live to get such good deals? In the midwest? i remember my BFF went to school in Mass. and always came home with bucket loads of designer goodies for such good bargains!

    xx Vivian

    http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  5. Of course you already know about my finds, but the $1 teal vintage sweater was amazing! Cute finds, I like those heels, nude will be a great shade especially in spring summer (every year!).

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  6. yes you did score big! that jacket could probably sell for something on ebay. love the shoes a ton too. i'm all about black and white hexagon backgrounds. if i had one i'm afraid i'd lay on the floor to take all my photos. lol!

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  7. so fun!! i love all of your finds and your moms too! I hope you wear that jacket soon...it would make a rockin costume too!

    you look lovely!!
    freshbrownies.blogspot.com

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  8. these are such great thrifted finds! i'm especially loving those scarves. i never have any luck finding anything fantastic for cheap...maybe i'm just not looking in the right places :P

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  9. ahh great shoes- and halloween?! you better wear that gorgeous thing before then!
    xx
    i adore your blog girl- be back soon!

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  10. I love second hand shopping too ! Great finds :) Mon Mode Blog

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  11. Those shoes are lovely!!!
    xx
    http://tunicsandtamarindchutney.blogspot.com/

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  12. Thanks so much for the blog shoutout! I was noticing how that photo with your heels looked great, but I didn't even think why and then I saw those hexagon tiles.. they work wonders!

    Lately I haven't been having as much thrifting luck, as I have been having ebay luck.

    Check out this jacket I won mere minutes ago: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200438658259&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    I had to share it with someone!

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  13. I love the sand colored heels! Such a versatile color and the bag will never go out of style!

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  14. ahh! i loooove that bag!!! i've been wanting to go to a goodwill store JUST so i could get a bunch of these chain bags!

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  15. I always have the same debate with those bags. Really any bag with a long chain strap.

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  16. I go to thrift stores all the time. You are right, sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you don't but it is always fun!

    Love your bag and the shoes are so sweet!

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  17. going to a thrift store will always be one of my life's greatest adventures. you just don't know what to expect. love your bag btw, you look stunning!

    xx,
    betz
    http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

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  18. Sounds like a delightful day! Finding things in your size at a wonderful price at the thrift store is... well... one of the small things in life that makes the world go round!

    Congrats- and I'm loving those shoes!

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  19. Cute cute cute! I love the purse and the shoes. Plus, that sequined jacket is totally awesome, haha.

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  20. Wow... the thrift goods have definitely blessed you! Bless me too!! ;)

    I love the bag - so Chanel-like! and I'm loving those shoes too. They're so classy and can be worn with anything!

    clothedmuch.blogspot.com

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  21. that's a really cute lace dress... and really cute thrifts!

    http://diyainherstilettos.blogspot.com/

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  22. Wow, looks like a lucky thrifting day. Those shoes are so adorable and hey, the jacket is such a statement piece
    *Nathalie

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  23. you are so lucky to be able to thrift! love all your buys :)

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  24. That shoe shot is SO fab! You should put it on My Teacups in Peony today. She's doing a feet shot post. :)

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  25. don't you love when you finally find that treasure in the thrift store after so many times of not finding anything! all of the stuff you found was awesome and unique!

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  26. You look fabulous! I love the bag. It's very Chanel.

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  27. i adore that pink top - so cute

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  28. you first outfit is gorgeous. :) the skirt and bag. i love every thing. plus you bag is very chanel-esque. :)

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  29. Love the sequins blazer! The layers in the first outfit are fab!
    -theurbanfashiongal.com

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  30. I'm the same way when it comes to vintage shopping - I always think "today will be the day I find something fantastic" and then I never do. But this gives me some hope that my day will come!

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