Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Day Off - Shopping With Elaine

This will be my last post until after Christmas. To all my lovely blogland friends, a very Merry Christmas and Festy Festivus!

I have today and tomorrow off work, so today I planned a lovely personal shopping day with my friend Elaine in the quietest stores before Christmas: thrift stores.

Good walking boots, tights and simple pieces to slip on and off quickly. Minimal jewelry for snagging on things.
Since it's a bit chilly, I added my velvet blazer, velvet hat, and fingerless gloves. Of course I wore my Christmas trees!
Well. I had one of my best ever thrifting days! We spent over 5 hours doing just two big stores. Elaine got some lovely things (go back and get that emerald green dress!), but I feel like I totally scored. Check out this wool late 70s winter coat I got for $44.99:
Get out! It fits me like a glove.

Check out the details on the back of it:
The belt is actually stitched to the coat across the entire back, so it never looks messy. This is my perfect coat!

Coat (no label, vintage, thrifted), velvet blazer (RW & Co.), sweater (no label, consignment), skirt (Mexx, consignment), boots (Miz Mooz), hat (Shelley West), gold hoop earrings (gift from L), grey fingerless gloves (Parkhurst).


  1. Wow - what a find - great style and great colour. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  2. Oh, I missed some post now:-((, I'll have to catch them up during the hollydays, what a grat treat for me,yummy..& thanx!:-)
    Dear Sheila, wish You a Merry Xmass, and a Happy New Year! :-)

  3. Oh, that is a stunner of a coat. Great score!

  4. I've been wanting a great red coat forever! This is truly a find, and what a deal you got! Merry Christmas!


  5. Thank you - I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas, too.

    I love your velvet hat! That wasn't from Roberta's, was it?

  6. Thanks, Jane! I hope your Christmas was super.

    Hey, Lyn! Thank you so much, and I hope you have a great New Year!

    Thanks, Alison!

    Wendy, me too!

    Julia, I was so pleased with it. I hope your Christmas was very merry!

    Thanks, FA!

    Thanks, Kari! Yes, this is a hat from Roberta's, about 12 years ago.

  7. I just stumbled onto your blog from Already Pretty. I am experiencing serious coat envy right now.

  8. Your thrifted coat is perfection and I am seriously trying to justify how I might need fingerless gloves here in Dallas. It gets cold every once in a while. That's enough reason, right?

  9. La Historiadora (wow, that's a mouthful), thank you so much for checking me out and leaving a comment! I really appreciate it!

    Thanks, Tina! I totally am in coat-love. You so need fingerless gloves, girl!

    Thanks, Erin!

  10. I love seeing how you dress when you thrift shop; good planning!

    And what a great find. The color and fit is amazing!

  11. Kristen, years of shopping has taught me well! I love this coat so much!


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