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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:

Ali said...

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!

Sonya said...

Love your outfit, the purse is too cute!

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DiamondsandTulle said...

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

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Eyeliah said...

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!).

A Thought Is The Blossom said...

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!

megara said...

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!!
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Jen said...

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

(always)alanna said...

ahh great shoes- and halloween?! you better wear that gorgeous thing before then!
xx
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Zanah said...

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

Tunics & Tamarind Chutney said...

Those shoes are lovely!!!
xx
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Morning Cloak said...

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!

wonderfelle said...

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

Jasmine said...

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!

Robin said...

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

quirkyfashion said...

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!

betz said...

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
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Nicky said...

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!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

woah! awesome finds!!

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

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

Le Sigh of a Fashionista said...

Those shoes are quite the find, so cute!!

Elaine said...

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!

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Fashion girl said...

Love the bag and cute shoes!

Diya said...

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

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Nathalie said...

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

Lottie said...

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

Kristin said...

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

Erin said...

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!

Rachel said...

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

monica said...

i adore that pink top - so cute

Viva La Fashion said...

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

The Urban Fashion Gal said...

Love the sequins blazer! The layers in the first outfit are fab!
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Jessica said...

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!

Kelly said...

I love this outfit!

Kitty said...

Great bags!