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Some Of My Best Thrift Finds Of All Times!! So Far!

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A true thrifter will tell you that the best part of the fun of thrifting is the challenge and the hunt for the great finds.  But also, it is finding that find…that perfect piece at a fantastic price.  The brag worthy piece that will have pride of place in your wardrobe.  These are just a few of my best and favourite finds so far.

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This white Danier leather motorcycle jacket was mistakenly priced at $9.99 and I got it for $4.50 on a 50% off day…score one for the thrifting team!!

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This dress I made from the thrifted bed skirt.

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This dress that I made from a thrifted table cloth.

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These scarves tops made from thrifted vintage scarves.

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These vintage handbags are just a few of my favourites.

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These thrifted dresses.  Most are vintage.

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These leopard print shoes which are some of my most worn pairs.
So there are just a few of my favourite and most loved and best thrift finds.  What are your favourite finds from the thrift store?  Cheers, Michele

Handbags and Accessories!! 30% Off Thrift Haul!

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I found these new treasures on a recent thrift trip and am very happy with my new finds.  And all were 30% off cause goodness knows…I don’t go thrifting unless I can save even more than the original tag price if I can help it.

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This beautiful genuine leather handbag was only $3.50.  And it is beautifully made and vintage.

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This little black and brown faux crocodile bag is in perfect condition and was $7.00.  More than I usually pay, but I loved it at first glance.

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This is not a vintage bag, but has a vintage feel to it.  It is a Nine West bag in this beautiful teal colour and was only $5.60 with my coupon.

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This vintage white bead necklace was only $2.10 and I absolutely love it!

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The find of the trip is this souvenir vintage Paris scarf which will find its way into a refashion when I find another scarf for the back of a top.  I am going a little crazy with my vintage scarf refashions, but I love them, so I don’t intend stopping any time soon.  What do you think of my handbags and accessory finds?  Cheers, Michele

A New Thrifted Skirt Wardrobe!! For A New Job!

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In continuation of my daughter Kate’s new work appropriate wardrobe I will feature her new skirts.  The tops in the photos are thrifted as well.

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One of the skirts is black leather and another is brown suede.  Again these outfits were all thrifted for at least 50% or 30% off.  Great deals!! What do you think?  Cheers, Michele

New Thrifted Jacket Wardrobe!! For A New Job!

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My beautiful daughter, Katie, has gotten a new job starting next Monday where she must dress more professionally for an office / public relations job.  Previously she had to wear a uniform of sorts which is not appropriate for her new job.  So I decided that I would gift her with a new thrifted wardrobe to start her off on the right foot.  In up coming posts I will be featuring some of the numerous outfits that she can create with her new wardrobe.  All the items cost a total of maybe $200.00 so she got a great new wardrobe that is gorgeous and thrifty.  Here are some of the beautiful jackets that we got for her.  Two of the jackets are parts of skirt suits so she can mix and match the pieces with ease.

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This beautiful black suede jacket was a steal and can be worn as a blazer or as outer wear.image

These beautiful jackets can be mixed and matched with other pieces in her wardrobe.  The Kelly green jacket and the Chanel inspired one have matching skirts.  All of these jackets were thrifted for 50% or 30% off.  No full prices, even at thrift stores, for us.  What do you think of our finds?  Cheers, Michele

Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show Part 2!! Clothing and Accessories!

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To continue my sharing of the wonderful time that my daughter Katie and I had at the Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show I will be showing you pictures of some of the beautiful clothing and accessories that caught my eye.

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imageSnake skin purses.  I love the rectangle one but out of my price range.

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imageI was drooling over this gorgeous handbag but at $69 it was just too pricy for me.  But the colours are to die for.  The jewelry in this booth was gorgeous too.

imageA beautiful Muu Muu.

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imageBeautiful scarves, but not one vintage souvenir travel scarf in my budget.

imageThis is a 70s Crimpelene jump suit.  Love the print but it was only a size 8….

imageGorgeous Chartreuse mini dress.

imageI drooled over these handbags with the matching pumps.  But again out of my price range.

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As you can see, there were so many things to look at and ooh and aaah over.  What I bought will be coming up in a future post.  Cheers, Michele

Odds And Sods!! A Mixed Bag Thrift Haul!

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This thrift haul was an odd assortment of things, from accessories, to clothing, to housewares and sewing patterns.  But I am very pleased with my purchases and at 30% off, even more pleased with this mixed bag of things.

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These peach with white polka-dotted napkins were only $4.20 for eight.

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These lovely green napkins still had their original tags and have never been used.  They were only $4.20 for eight as well.

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These four blue stripped napkins were only $1.40 after discount.

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This black patent faux leather handbag was only $4.20 after discount and will join my collection.

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These red patent faux leather kitten heels were only $9. 50 after discount and are super comfortable.

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This black and taupe animal print wrap dress fits so perfect and it was only $9.50 with my coupon card.

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These sewing patterns added up to $7.00 after discount and will be the foundations of some new items in my closet.

What do you think of my odd assortment of finds?  Cheers, Michele

The Shoe is On The Other Foot!! A Shoe Refashion Part 2!

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I thrifted these very simple slip-on flats at Value Village a little while ago for $6.99.

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They fit great but are just a little blah.

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So I decided to spiff them up a bit with some left over scraps of patten faux leather from the A Shoe Refashion Part 1.

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Using Liquid stitch glue, I carefully glued the plain strap over the seam on the front of the shoe.

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Using sewing pins, I carefully pinned down the ends after trimming them to length.  Once they dry, I will remove the pins, and Ta da, another pair of up cycled, refashioned shoes.  Hope you like this extremely simple and not very exciting refashion, Cheers, Michele