Value Village

Mini Thrift Haul!! Another 30% Off Haul!

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So I had a 30% off coupon or three burning a hole in my wallet.  My lovely daughter Katie has been cleaning out her apartment and making lots of donations to Value Village and was kind enough to give me her donation coupons for 30% off.  I only found a few pieces, but I am very happy with the results.

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This Anne Klein wrap dress is very much me and I can see getting a lot of wear out of it.  I donated two dresses to make room for it in my closet.  It is lovely soft material, a gorgeous print and fits perfectly.  It was $9.10 after my discount.

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This Tommy Hilfiger shirt is the perfect chambray blue and fits beautifully.  It was surprisingly only $4.90 after my discount coupon.

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This Ralph Lauren shirt is in a beautiful royal blue with white polka dots…Goodness can a girl have too many polka dot tops as I sit here and write this wearing one of my collection…No I say, I love me some polka dots, what is a girl to do??  It was a little more expensive surprisingly at $6.30 with my coupon.

It is not a big thrift haul, but the pieces are classic in cut, great quality and I will get lots of wear out of them.  Cheers, Michele

Thrifted Summer and Winter Dresses!! 50% Off.

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At the last 50% off sale at the Salvation Army thrift store, I picked up some new winter dresses and one summer dress.  I got some great wrap dresses which seem to be a flattering style for me as well as some sweater dresses for those cold winter days. I did a little closet purge to make room for my new dresses.  But I do love a good dress, so easy to throw on with the right jewelry, belt and shoes or boots.

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This first zebra print wrap dress is from Diane Von Furstenberg who designed the first really wearable wrap dresses.  It was $7.50 after the discount.  I love the way it fits and black and white are always a classic mix.

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This purple wrap dress is one I can wear fall or winter and will look great with tights and some killer boots.  It was $6.50 with the discount.

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This summer dress in black and white is from Cold Water Creek, a very good quality brand, and still had it’s original tags from the store on it for $99.99.  Who ever priced it is awesome in my book because it was $14.99 reduced to $7.50 with the sale.  A huge steal as far as I am concerned.  The only problem is that the zipper is a little stiff, so I may need to rub it with candle wax or replace it to reduce my frustration level at getting the damn thing to work properly.  The dress fits great and could just use pockets to be perfect.

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This caramel brown knit dress is perfect for the fall and winter with a nice scarf or chunky necklace, some tights and high boots.  A very versatile piece to add to my fall and winter wardrobe.  It was only $7.50 after the discount.

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This black and white windowpane check dress is also a nice warm knit which will be perfect for winter.  It was $6.50 with the sale.  I know, I don’t need any more dresses, but this girl has a weakness for them, so what can I say?  Hope you like my finds.  Cheers, Michele

Dress To Top Refashion!!

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I thrifted this very short dress at Value Village for only $10.99 but I had a 30% off coupon so it only cost me $7.77.  I loved the fabric and the cut of the top but it was too short to be a dress and I don’t wear tunics.

So it was a simple matter of taking my seam ripper and removing the band of fabric that covers the elastic on the waistband.

Once that was done, it was just a matter of cutting the top to the right length, iron the hem over twice and stitch it down.

Then I ironed the wrinkles out and I had a great new top.  What do you think of my refashion?  Cheers, Michele

50% Off Vacation Clothes!! Mini Haul!

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I am still preparing for my vacation to Jamaica in the spring and I found these few pieces at the last 50% off day at Value Village.  I think there is a theme here as everything is either blue, green or turquoise or a mixture of these colours.

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This necklace was originally $4.99.

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This dress from Lands End was a little more pricey originally at $17.99.

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This long maxi dress was originally $14.99.

I think I did quite well in adding to my vacation wardrobe.  I love these dresses and the necklace can be worn with several of my other dresses as well.  Cheers, Michele

Another 30% Off Thrift Haul!! Some More Vacation Wear!

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If you have been following this blog for a while, you know I love to thrift, and I love to thrift the most when I have a discount coupon. This is a little 30% off thrift haul of some pieces which will make their debut in Jamaica in the spring for our anniversary vacation.

This dress still had it’s original tag on it for $90.00 but I got it for $6.66 after my discount.  I love the colours and I seem to be drawn to greens, blues and turquoise so I guess my vacation wardrobe will be heavy on these colours.

This beautiful white embroidered top will look great with a pair of shorts on those warm evenings.  It was originally $8.99.

This purple flowered dress may not make it into the suit case, but it will be a great piece for the spring and summer next year.  It is originally from Old Navy and was only $6.00 with my coupon.

This white with blue stripes top is also great with white shorts for a slightly nautical feel.  It was only $4.49 before my discount.

What do you think of my mini haul of possible vacation wear?  Have a great day, Cheers, Michele

Shopping For My Holidays Mini Thrift Haul!!

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My husband and I are once again going to the wonderful island of Jamaica for our 29th wedding anniversary in the new year and I have already started looking for some new pieces to wear on my holiday.  I know it is a little early to start looking, but when you thrift, you have to always think ahead and plan for things in the next season or next big event well in advance.  And I find that the prices in thrift stores have shot up so high that I have to be more picky about buying a lot of the clothes, so I am not as lucky as I used to be.

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This first strapless maxi dress in this beautiful blue and white Aztec inspired print is originally from the Gap and cost a little more as a result, coming in at $14.99…but this is where my 30% off coupons come into play.  I got it for $10.50 after my discount.  And as a bonus, there are pockets!!!

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This beautiful sleeveless black and taupe printed jumpsuit is just perfection; it fits perfectly, is effortless and comfortable and just like the previous piece, it has pockets.  It was in the ethnic clothing section and was priced at only $7.00 with my 30% off card.

Two great outfits; not a big haul; but they are pieces I feel good in; I feel like “me” in them, they fit perfectly and are very comfortable to wear.  A perfect combination in my opinion.  And I look much cooler than I really am!!  Cheers, Michele

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