Sunday, 14 February 2016
Thrifty outfit for freezing weather (or how to dress like a Pom Pom Fremen)
This is me dressed for freezing weather.
I'm securely bundled up. I'm wearing a parka, a wool maxi-skirt, topped by a scarf and a pom pom hat...I kind of feel like a Fremen, in the sense that almost every part of my body is covered up (you know, to protect against the crazy, moisture sucking climate of Dune).
The sad thing...when I took this picture, it was actually relatively WARM out. It was only a balmy -15 Celcius, which is freezing. Since then we entered Deep Freeze Phase I which was surpassed when the thermometer dipped to -40 and we entered and Deep Deep Freeze Phase II. Aside from the brilliant, crisp blue sky and the sparkling starry nights, this is the most depressing part of Canadian winter. It's so darn cold that exposed skin freezes in less than 2 minutes.
On the upside, there has been lots of great stuff in thrift stores.
Witness this sterling silver chain I spotted at Charm Diamond centre. I won't lie. I coveted it.
Yup, that is the price tag.
Even at 50% off, it was still pricey.
Still, I coveted it.
Then lo and behold!! On a whim I checked out the jewellery section at Value Village. I found a sterling silver chain...in the same chunky pattern!!
The price tag was much more palatable. Plus I bought some other silver jewelery.
Is it weird that I especially liked this heraldic pendant? It probably came from a gumball machine. But I really like it!!
Here is some other jewellery. Now if only the weather would warm up. It's too darn cold to have metal against skin.
I had a fun time digging through this bin of spoons. They were a buck each. I bought 2 to use in sugar bowls.
Once you get used to thrift shopping. It's easy to spot quality.
I wish this vintage wool sweater fit me...but it's a vintage Medium..which makes it a small size.
Stay warm everyone!!
Don't forget your pompoms!!
happy thrifting ;)