April 9, 2012

Coastal Haul

I spent the weekend with my grandparents again and Saturday my grandma and I hit up a few thrift shops and the outlet mall. I have to say, bless my poor grandmother for letting me drag her to these thrift shops. She's got about a 20 minute limit of patience for thrift shops. She likes to say things like "do the rest of your family like 'used' things too?" and wrinkle her nose at the dust, yet she always manages to walk away with some things she really likes and then makes some comment about how we found some real nice things actually! It entertains me endlessly! We visited a new one (new to us that is) that was a goldmine! Or as my Grandfather would say "has lots of old'n'rusty." I left the weekend with almost as much as I'd brought with me! 

Three pairs o' shoes. The black sandals look weird, but they are really cute on, and for $1 I am pleased as punch. The pink ones have a little wedge and will be super cute for spring and summer. They were $2.50 at Goodwill! The flats are from Walmart to replace my good pair that kicked the bucket.

Excuse my terrible pedicure. It has since been fixed.

I really like them!

Before you think I've gone crazy for posting a picture of bras, these are perfect old-lady-vintage-shape bras for a whopping $5 from Walmart. Trust me I hate Walmart as much as the next person, but these are literally the perfect vintage 40's bra shape. Not a cone bra, but a nice vintage shape. And they're front close (which I love!). If you do try them, I suggest going up a band size since they are a tad tight at the band.

This blouse is really huge on me, but I figure I'll take it apart and rework it a bit. And the cardigan will be perfect this summer!

This blouse also needs some work too, but I adore the print, and the sweater is super crazy cool! The motif is very Scandinavian! These were both Goodwill finds.

Leggings. Shut up, my hiney gets cold and my feet get hot. They're a perfect solution.

This was some of the best of the bunch! These three dickies cost me $1 for the lot, the hair scarf was a quarter, and and that wool scarf, that cost me $1. Then I saw the tag.

Holy Thrift Store Batman! Christian Dior. This will soon be given to Bri (who will be here to see me in 18 days), who was the intended recipient all along and who happens to love Dior. So it's a win-win situation!

And now we come to my favourite section of the Haul!
Camel wool. About 4 yards. $2. $2!!!! 
Black Wool. About 2.5 yards. $1!!!
And this adorable cotton print. About 4 yards for $2!!! 
The pattern was free.
Including the two sweaters my grandma found we forked over a grand total of $24 at the best Thrift Store of the day. Not bad, not bad at all!

The "red" vases are actually fuchsia, but the sun was setting and my camera refused to capture the right colour.


  1. Great finds! Love the shoes. And I always buy bras that are a bit like that (but back close) because of the shape. So good! Though mine cost a LOT more than $5 :S
    -Andi x

  2. I heart your finds - I'm a thrift junkie on the east coast. I haunt my Goodwill weekly (sometimes twice).

  3. I don't know how you manage to find such dreamy clothes and wear them so beautifully. Those pink wedges are completely gorgeous!