WHAT I WORE

crop top – thrifted
Zara Shorts – thrifted
Vintage Necklace – thrifted
Shoes – Little Burgundy
Guess Sunglasses – thrifed
Vintage Gucci Bag –  thrifted
Mini locket necklace – thrifted

I celebrated my birthday (which is tomorrow/Wednesday) on the weekend with my family. I – for some unknown reason – had a hankering for some high waist + crop top action. After a few ideas, I remembered this top. Both the shorts and top are thrifted and a few years old, who knew they would end up making a perfect pair. Of course this had to be paired with some cat-eye sunglasses. What else can I say? I love this outfit. And my mom did a kick-ass job as photographer.

CHEAP THRILLS

It’s ironic that when the salvation army has a 50% off sale I leave the store completely empty-handed (which is tough after spending a few hours going through racks and piles of crap or overpriced items) but on a normal day, I leave with a pile of stuff. I didn’t feel too guilty about buying solely for me on this trip (as opposed to stocking up the shop) because a few items between 2$ and 5$ is no big deal.

That is until I get to the cash register and my eagle eyes notice a camera behind the counter. Then it’s a lost cause. Behind the counter = won’t be cheap + I CANNOT say no to a vintage camera. Sadly I still don’t know if it works, as soon as the battery arrives from ebay (of COURSE replacing a battery = no instant gratification). I will keep you all up to date with the fate of the camera, whether it be me jumping for joy or crying in the fetal position.

WHAT I WORE

Dress – vintage, thrifted & hemmed
Bag – thrifted / Vintage Aldo
Jewelry – thrifted
Gold sandals – warehouse sale
Me attempting to climb this tree – priceless
Sunglasses – Guess / thrifted

I put on a perdy dress to go to mother’s day dinner with the fam. I originally bought this dress for a photo project for school last year. It was much longer and I meant to use it just for the project then donate it. But then realized it had some potential if it wasn’t so matronly. And voilà!

CHEAP THRILLS

Last weekend when I visited my parents, my mom and I did our usual Saturday morning ritual of crankily crawling out of bed, having some tea then breakfast then trekking up the hill to the church. OK I am the only cranky one in the morning and my mom is up hours before I force my body to wake up with an alarm at 9am. This time I knew I wanted to snatch up those macrame plant hangers I would always consider but never buy. I have so many plants in my small apartment and this is a great (cheap) way to get them out of the way.

WHAT I WORE


Tank top – old / Giant Tiger
Floral scarf – thrifted
Linen skirt – thrifted / Armani
Flip flops – Old Navy / my mom’s

Nowhere near appropriate for a day or tramping around in the country with a dog (or 3) BUT it was warm out and I couldn’t resist putting on this (Armaniiiiiiiiii, liiiiiiiiiiinen) skirt (made in IIIIIIIIIItaly) I found at the church last time (for under 5 dollaaaaaaaaas). Not that I’m bragging of course. Though if it makes you feel better, I got it all dirty and even spilled some salsa on it. I really shouldn’t be allowed in public (without a bib).

CHEAP THRILLS

Sometimes… SOMETIMES, I find some good deals at Salvation Army. It is possible that church sales have spoiled me for the rest of  ’em, but I did see some really nice framed artwork for 45$ at the SA today. They have a strange way of pricing things, anything with a modern brand tag (Guess! OMG!) gets hiked up and sometimes they overlook the good stuff. Trouble is, you have to REALLY get in there and look. They charge you 11$ for a hideous trashy dress from some mall shop and then they charge 4$ for a 1690’s carry case. I’m only half complaining.