Friday, 25 January 2013

Bon Voyage!

Today my mom boards her flight bound for the sunny and sandy beaches of Holguin, Cuba & I wish more than anything that I was tagging along with her!
Although I can't be there in person I will at least be there in spirit, thanks to the goodies I thrifted for her to take away with her on her vacation!

   Assorted Scarves // $1.99 - 4.99   Sun hat // not thrifted   Vintage clutch // $3.99   Beach Bag // $3.00

Oversized scarves in bright punches of colour are easy to pack and very versatile making them a travel essential. Scarves can easily go from day to night - serving as a fun bathing suit cover-up or a tube top during the day and thrown over a cute dress to jazz up an evening out! 

Suitcase -check! Carry-on -check! Beach bag -check! Evening purses -check!
Bags to cover all the bases...

Extra large sun hat for much-needed protection & because hats that make you feel like a movie star incognito are necessary too!

Wishing my mum, grandma & everyone else lucky enough to escape the chilly weather lots of sunshine and safe travels! 

Thrift Tip: Always remeber to make thrift shops your number one stops when searching for out-of-season items!

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

New Year, New Gear!

I seriously debated purchasing this shirt since the pattern wasn't something that I instantly loved and I had major doubts about whether I would actually end up ever wearing it... Low and behold it has become a major staple in my wardrobe - I love the fit, the feel, the length, the pockets and yes, even though funny flowers are growing on me!
Thrift tip to remember: Leave your doubts at the door!

 Thrift store items are often so affordable that even if you can't decide in the aisle how you'd style something, pick it up anyway. Embrace the funkiness and let practicality be an afterthought ~ 
Silk Blouse // $5.99
Thrifted from: Value Village

Simply swooned over these super soft and incredibly chic gloves! Only $1.99!
Thrifted from: Talize

 Short sleeve sweater // $4.99
Thrifted from: Value Village

 It's hard to capture how truly beautiful this blazer is with so few photos (so sorry) but I allow me to  show off the best feature - the fabric! Black wool woven with shiny black and silver tread, this is my kind of tweed! This was one of those "cha-ching" moments when you can't help but wonder how it ever made it into someone's donation bag :)

Blazer // $14.99
Thrifted from: Talize

 I promised myself that I would never purchase another beige sweater since I have more nude knits in my closet than any person should seriously be allowed to own...

Alas, I could resist swopping up this barely-there knitted sweater. When you already own too many, what's one more :)                                                                                              
Sweater // $4.99 & 50% off sale             
 Thrifted from: Talize                               
May many exciting thrifting adventures await you (and your wardrobe) too this year!
Thanks for visiting ~ much love

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Poppin' Tags...

If you haven't already seen this video you must check it out - do it now, thank me later! 

This track was virtually unknown to me until one of my good buddy's sent me the link, told me to check it and dubbed it my 'theme song'! Thanks James!

What's more rad than three dudes dedicating an entire track to their admiration of thrift... watching Macklemore decked out in his thrifted gear, jump from one arm chair to the next - love it!

This video has a feel good beat, groovin' clothes and hilarious lyrics...

" Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ft. Teewanz - Thrift Shop "

Take a listen & enjoy! 

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Favourite Finds of 2o12!

Hello to all my thrifty friends! Happy New Year!

So far my year has started of with a bang! A busy bang! As a graduate I had anticipate to have a world of free time at my fingertips... I haven't managed to squeeze in too much quality thrifting as I am quickly learning that the opposite is true. 

I am excited for the New Year and all of the thrifting adventures that await! As I began thinking about new places to thrift and creative ways of use thrifted items, I started to reminisce about the past year and all of the thrifty things that crossed my path! 

It was a bit of a challenge to sort through my thrifted collection from 2o12 and choose a favourite item, since I had been so lucky in finding many specific pieces that I searched for an surprisingly found!

Not being able to decided on just one - here are my top three favourite items that I thrifted in 2o12! 
Himalayan Sea Salt Crystal Lamp // $3.99
Thrifted from: Talize Thrift Store

Elephants // $.99 - 1.99
Thrifted from: Talize & Value Village 

Purse // $5.99
Thrifted from: Value Village

What are some of your favourite finds from last year? Visit my Facebook page and share your fabulous finds, I love to check 'em out!

Buh-bye for now & as always happy thrifting