Sunday already? Man, I need another day! I have to recover from this weekend!
After I coloured my hair, I went grocery shopping this morning - it was hot and sunny out (hurray!), so I took advantage of the lovely weather and wandered to two of my other favourite consignment shops. I'll be showing my purchases and have some pictures one of them below.here, 2nd outfit. The teal pedal pushers (last worn here) continue to be awesome, and ooh, what's that? A new cardigan!
This is a new Smoking Lily cardigan that I got last February when they had a big sale. It was $15.00. This is one of their pieces that they don't actually fabricate (it's an American Apparel brand).
So what's the deal with the cardigan? It's got the Periodic Table of Awesome on it!
|Rock on! Periodic table!|
Bug scarf close-up:
|Ew, larva around my neck|
Cardigan (Smoking Lily on American Apparel), cami (InWear), pedal pushers (Reitman's), sandals (Naturalizer, consignment), scarf (Smoking Lily, gift from Janet).
After 2 hours of Ultimate Saturday morning (great game), Alison and I hit a couple of thrift shops after lunch. I didn't have my camera, so no pictures of those ones.
At the St. Vincent de Paul store, I found this lovely August Silk cowl-necked silk blend sweater for $6.00.
From there, we headed down the street to The Patch. They carry a lot of bulk-purchased vintage and department store cast-offs from the US, stores we don't have in Canada, or at least not in my city.
They had a "Buy 2, Get 1 Free" sale on, so we took advantage of it. I found this fabulous pale yellow cotton and silk blend thin poncho for $16.95.
this cardigan I used to own.
I really scored on the next piece. As you can tell by the light, it was really glarey in the den by the time I got home, but this is a deep vivid orange.
I found this stunning purple vintage skirt as my 3rd item:
All 3 pieces were $60 including tax, so average $20 apiece - not bad!
I caught Vizzini this morning snoozing on his stool and pillow.
|I see you|
Today, as I mentioned previously, was a gorgeous day! I took my camera along with me on my walk.
|The roses were so lush!|
Some of the older streets in Fairfield have these tiled street name signs on the sidewalks.
|A good Harbinger, I hope|
|That's a giant cedar tree in the background|
I love how these white flowers are growing up this tree:
These tree branches look silver:
I arrived at...My Sister's Closet. This is NOT related to the various other consignment stores in the US or other places with the same name (obviously not copyrighted) - I'd link to their site, but they don't have one!
|I didn't receive any kind of discount, freebie or payment for talking about them, just the same great service I always get!|
Leslie, the Hostess of the Humble Bungalow often pops in here (we've run into each other), and had tipped me off that they had some Fluevogs, but alas, they were gone by today. Ah well.
From the change room area looking to the front of the store:
The fitting rooms are nice and big; there are four total, and a big mirror in between them as well as mirrors in each room.
Their prices are very fair - usually around $15 - $40, even for shoes. This is my favourite consignment store for finding shoes.
Today, I found this BCBGMaxAzria sequined sweater tank on the clearance rack for $14.50 (1/2 price):
I knew it would only be a matter of time before a lot of BCBG started trickling into the consignment shops - one opened here about 2 years ago. This will be another great sparkly holiday piece in the winter!
I fell in love with this top. Roses!
I was thrilled to find another Alison Wonderland jacket! I have this wonderful chartreuse velvet one that I did in May's capsule, and I've never seen another piece until now.
On the way home, I stopped at the store I usually take my stuff for trade-in, Leche's. I have a big credit with her from taking in my Manolos, but I only found a couple of things this time, including this Smoking Lily cotton skirt:
|It's got pockets!|
I like the bicycle patch on it.
I also found this awesome leather obi!
I also bought this awesome waist-cincher leather belt:
Vizinni doesn't like it when I close my closet doors: