CHEAP THRILLS

Last Sunday I accidentally stumbled across a multiple vendor ‘garage’ sale of sorts 2 blocks from my apartment while on my way to Staples. I had a limited amount of cash in my wallet which was probably a good thing because I would have taken home so much more had I been able to.  I did a little bit of haggling and ended up with the above. How great are those floral tapestry bags? I couldn’t pick one so I picked both. The one on the right will (reluctantly) end up in the shop one of these days. Sorry ladies but the big one on the left will have to be pried out of my cold dead hands.  It even has tortoise shell on the handle, it’s a keeper. I just wanna run home and hug it right now.

My trip to staples was a bust but I did not come home empty handed. obviously.

And speaking of cheap things, thrills & other people’s stuff, I am really excited to be participating AND volunteering at the Montreal Take Off Your Clothes clothing swap on Saturday. I will be sure to share photos of the event next week.

CHEAP THRILLS

I hadn’t been to a thrift store in weeks but got my butt out of the apartment on Friday to see if there was anything worth picking up at the Salvation Army’s 50% off sale on books, electronics, furniture and kids clothing (things I don’t usually shop for). Though what I took home were mostly full priced items, they were reasonably priced. After picking through people’s unwanted crap in a really hot building, I decided to stop at a cute cafe I passed for an ice coffee to bring my body temperature back to normal. Then went for a spontaneous (much needed) haircut with my usual girl, who is always happy to give me a funky asymmetrical cut. It was a really fun ME day, I can’t wait to be retired. Oh and rich.

WHAT I WORE

Top – RW & co
High waist terrycloth shorts – thrifted (Zara)
Shoes – CoolWay, Little Burgundy
Bracelets – flea market
Vintage Vuarnet sunglasses – thrifted

I found these brand new (with tags)  Zara shorts at the 99 cent sale at the Salvation Army a while back. It was like a sunbeam shone through the window and landed right on these shorts in my size that were waiting for me to snatch them up before one of the other vultures swooped down on them. 99 cent sales are nothing to mess with, I was a little hung over, dying of heat and dehydration but I left with a few goodies which made my morning worth spending in a crowded Salvation Army. Sometimes these kinds of sales are just not worth the effort and crowds but I was lucky this time.

p.s. I need a haircut!

WHAT I WORE

top – thrifted
Black maxi skirt – Boutique Onze
Shoes – Little Burgundy
Bracelets – thrifted
Bag – vintage (available in the shop)
Vuarnet sunglasses – Vintage

I found this Christian Dior sleeveless top at the Salvation Army a few weeks ago (for something like 2$) and proceeded to google the hell out of it. And that turned into a little fashion history lesson. Did you know The first Christian Dior couture show in 1947? and that he introduced a new exciting look to the post-war era?  Well now you do too. You’re welcome.

I also found a connection to SJP in Sex and the city 2 and many ebay listings if anyone wants to jump on the sleeveless Dior shirt bandwagon with me. I am working on my biceps to put this muscle shirt to good use. Maybe a MOM tattoo.

CHEAP THRILLS

A good haul last weekend from the church sale. I even have a few things going into the shop next week (shoes and purse). And I have been practically living in that cotton housecoat for the past week. It’s the perfect thing to wear around the apartment when its gross and hot out.

Who wants to come over and test out my new glasses? I’ll supply the glass, you supply the liquor.

CHEAP THRILLS

Last Friday the salvation army had a 99¢ sale on selected items. I braved the crowds to see if anything overpriced would now be worth checking out. Despite the extremely humid morning and the crowded store, I did a quick walk-through and ended up spending a whopping 4$ in change on the above items. Had I bought these at their regular SA price, it would have been about 21$ (which I realize now isn’t a lot to normal people).  I especially love these high waist terrycloth Zara shorts with original price tag (30$). Sometimes you just get lucky.