Tuesday, 11 October 2011

something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue

No, I am not getting married. But I was curious of the origin of this tradition.

After consulting my auxiliary brain, Google.com, I was given the following answer.

I love the meaning behind this tradition. Each item represents a good-luck token. Here are my tokens.

Vintage Lanvin cross body purse, vintage Italian made blue elf loafers, Maggy London silk mini floral dress
Something old, Vintage Lanvin cross body purse from Community Thrift and Vintage, 41 Cordova Street

Something blue, Italian made Arnold Churgin blue jeweled elf loafers, from Starfish and Rose Vintage Collective, 419 Abbott Street

I love this dress. Simple on it's own, but can lend itself to many different combinations.
Vintage Fashion, Thrift Fashion, Street Style, Style, Jasmine Zhu wearing Maggy London silk floral mini dress

This is Keiko, my good friend's Shiba. He is absolutely adorable.
Keiko the Shiba InuNothing like staying indoors on a cloudy day and bonding with a fuzzy friend, my something borrowed
Vintage Fashion, Thrift Fashion, Street Style, Style, Jasmine Zhu in Maggy London silk floral mini dress with Keiko the Shiba Inu

I feel very lucky that these three great stores are all within steps of each other. As much as I can appreciate forever21 and BCBG, I love supporting local businesses and thrift stores even more.

Here is a map of where to find these stores.

The Fair's minimalistic decor attracted me at first. Having always passed by outside of their business hours I was excited to finally have approached during an opportunistic time. She carries local designers, vintage pieces as well as unique designs. I went during a sale and the Maggy London dress was 50% off. Great score.

Starfish and Rose Vintage Collective has re-opened after 2 months of hiatus. They have great vintage clothing, shoes and accessories. As well as shell jewellery and vintage furniture. I love hunting for unique pieces, vintage stores is the sure way to go.

The items at Community Thrift and Vintage has an undeniable bohemian flare. The dynamic inventory makes frequent trips fun and rewarding. Knowing that the proceed goes to local charities makes each shopping spree guilt free.

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  1. I can't get over how cute you are! And your shoes are incredibly adorable. Hell, this whole entire post is cute. <3

    I love your blog too Jasmine!

  2. Thank you so much Vonnie :)