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A Complete Thrifted Outfit For About $20!!

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This was just one thrift store visit and I got a complete thrifted outfit with clothes and accessories for about $20.  Not bad in my books.

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This necklace is just my style and was only $3.99.

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This sheer top will need to be worn with a camisole, but I love the vibrant orange colour and at only $4.99 it was a steal.

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This eyelet white skirt is a perfect summer piece for only $4.99 it is a bargain too.

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These shoes a little worn but still in great shape and at only $5.99 they complete the outfit perfectly.
So what do you think of my completely thrifted outfit?  Not bad for around $20.00.

Don’t forget to sign up for the giveaway.  Just subscribe to my blog and send me a comment of which prizes you would like to be entered for.

Cheers, Michele

One Year Anniversary Of Blogging!! A Giveaway!

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Image courtesy of www.goodonesaregone.com
Image courtesy of www.goodonesaregone.com

So one year ago on the 24th of September, I posted for my first time on my blog.  I have really enjoyed blogging, far more than I expected and hope to be doing this for a long time to come.  I want to thank all the lovely people who have visited my blog, signed up or commented on my posts.  In honour of this milestone, I will be doing a giveaway that is open worldwide.

Rules of Giveaway:

The rules are very simple, just subscribe to my blog, leave a comment that you wish to be entered, and your name is entered, simple as that. If you are already subscribed, just send me a comment that you wish to be entered in the giveaway. On the 30th of September, I will randomly pick a name.  I will contact the winner and get some stats on that person which will remain private.  Then I will go and shop for them and find a complete outfit with accessories included based on their figure stats, shoe size and style preferences.  I will post what I found before sending the prize to the winner.  The entire outfit will be my gift to the lucky subscriber and it is open worldwide.
Hopefully the winner will be kind enough to send me a picture of them wearing the outfit and I really hope they like what I bought for them.  Help me celebrate my anniversary by signing up and entering the giveaway.  So I hope you will sign up for this giveaway and good luck to the participants.  Cheers, Michele

Getting All My Clothes In One Closet!! Almost!

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So my daughter Katie and I did a huge closet and general clothing purge about two weeks ago and donated 6 large garbage bags full of clothes.  I went through everything in my closet and tried them on if I was on the fence about keeping them.  The ones I knew I wanted to keep just got put back in the closet.  And now I can get all my clothes in one closet.  Almost.  I will never be a minimalist capsule wardrobe gal, but I want what I love all together in one place.

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My coats and outerwear are in a separate closet, but my regular day to day wear is now only in our main closet in our room.  I am pretty proud of myself.

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I have all my long sleeve tops, short sleeve tops, skirts and dresses on the top long rod.  And consistent with my OCD, they are colour organized.

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My pants, sweatshirts, cardigans and shorts are on the bottom shorter rod.

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My jeans are folded on a shelf.

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My Capri pants are also folded.

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Some sweaters.

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My boots and more sweaters.

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Some handbags that don’t fit on my vintage handbag shelf or are not vintage.

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My belts are hung on the side of the IKEA shoe cupboards.  Flat shoes are stacked in the IKEA shoe cupboards on the left, the top one is mine, the bottom is the hubby’s shoes.  Heeled shoes are at the bottom of the closet.

So now my closet is much more organized with all my seasonal clothing together in one place.  I figured out while sorting that over 95% of my closet is thrifted…crazy!! How do you organize your closet?  Cheers, Michele

Another Shoe Refashion!!

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I bought these shoes from Shoe Dazzle a while ago on sale but didn’t like the side flaps on the front.  I liked the rest of the shoes very much and always knew I could fix the problem that I had with them.image image image

So I took my seam ripper and took the side flaps off.  As simple as that.
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What do you think?  They are so much better now and only took me less than 5 minutes to do.  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.

imageThis booth had nothing but Chanel bags and clothing.

imageVintage sunglasses and hats.

image imageVintage fut capelets and stoles.

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.

image80s and 90s vintage.

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image Gorgeous tops and bags from the 70s.
imageThat’s me!!

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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.

imageMore vintage hats and bags.
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

Shoe Refashion!! Painting With Fabric Paint!

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I purchased these shoes, at a shoe outlet store, for only $20 for both pairs.  So not technically thrifting, but thrifty.

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I already have this exact same style in black and nude faux leather and love them so much.  They are the most comfortable flats ever and I get so many compliments on them.  These are in a light blue denim but I am going to change all that.

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To change these shoes, I used masking tape, fabric paint, a sponge brush and the shoes.

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I carefully masked off the soles of each shoe with the painter’s tape.  And then began applying a thin layer of paint to them.

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I let them dry for 4 hours and then removed the tape. Ta da!!  Brand new shoes in a beautiful bright red and  bright blue.  Two colours which I think I will get much more use out of and I will be adding these thrifty hand-painted shoes to my collection.  What do you think?  Cheers, Michele