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Saturday, 31 January 2015
Thift store haul! Salvation Army $2 sale!!
Brrr! The temperature in Northwestern Ontario has dipped to -22 degrees Celcius (that's about -2 Fahrenheit). All this chilly weather makes me yearn for warm weather. I want to wear sun dresses, sandals and light jackets. But instead I have to stay bundled up in thick, warm layers so I don't freeze ;(
The good news about this time of year is that people typically clean out their closets and the thrift stores are fairly bursting with good stuff. I have had not one, but THREE great thrift hauls recently. The following haul was from the Salvation Army $2 sale (yup, everything was $2 each - great deal huh?).
I'm going to show you a closeup of this beaded, wool cardy by Talbots. Its gorgeous lambswool (soo soft and warm), with impeccable beading. This is a cropped sweater. I play to pair it with an untucked, long flowy shirt and jeans. Or wear it at the office with a white blouse and a blush colored, midi-skirt.
(sorry again for the sideways pics,, Blogger you are not my friend)
I love lace tops. I think I may have far too many. But this one from Van Heusen was absolutely gorgeous.
This blazer had me when I spied the windowpane check pattern peeping out amongst all the other blazers. It's a vintage CW blazer. It fits long and lean, reaching all the way past my butt. I plan to pair it with a short, red plaid skirt.
I hemmed and hawed over this skirt. I have far too many long skirts as it is...but this was is soooo wearable. I love the colors and the patchwork print. It's polyester (which I love) and it has fabulous buttons. I packed it away with my spring clothes....I can hardly wait until the weather warms up and I can wear it!!!
I love me a good blazer. This blush colored blazer was just the right shade of pink. It's a silk linen blend by Land's End. I think it's vintage because it has that looong 80's fit. I think it will look FAB with the skirt (shown above), or shorts. I wear blazers a lot...so this will get good use. I have to confess I own a LOT of blazers - so I really have to justify buying another one. I also found the identical blazer in yellow. I didn't buy it at first, but later on I went back and bought it - I couldn't stop thinking about it (yes I know, I have a problem).
A pair of charcoal, velvet jeans. I can wear these at the office.
I adore it when I find clothing that still has the tags on it!! This vintage wool skirt has never been worn. It's a little crumpled, but will look amazing once I steam it out.
This pair of Ellen Tracy dress pants were wayyy too small. But I tried them on anyway and I was pleasantly surprised when they fit (yay vanity sizing!!).
These Levi's camo pants still had the tags on!!
Another pair of velvet pants - soo nice with a cozy warm sweater!!
I really debated about buying this skirt. It has a lot more color that I'm used to. Then I said to myself, "what the heck, it's only $2". Plus its a vintage Eaton's skirt...ah Eaton's, how I miss you!!
Well, a lot of this clothing is getting packed away for when Spring arrives. I can hardly wait!!! I hope you stay warm, thanks for tuning in.