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Thursday, 1 December 2011

Happy Thrifty Thursday - Talize and Community

Happy first day of December! I would quickly like to do a shout out to all the gentlemen that participated in Movember. Thank you all for sacrificing your face for a good cause. If you ask me, I kind of dig the creepy. *wink* Congratulations on raising over $36 million in the month of November Canadian Mo-men. I am very proud!

Today is also my Thrifty Thursday, for no other reason than I simply love alliteration!

Talize, my favourite thrift store ever had their 50% off everything sale. I love bargains; I consider thrift shopping the ultimate bargain hunting, but thrift at 50% off? Say no more.

These are some of the goodies I got.
Talize shopping haul, HBC vintage red top, Abercrombie and Fitch muscle shirt, Floral top, Kensie Girl denim dress, Grey sweat shirt dress

From top left.
Vintage red top
Kensie Girl denim dress
Floral elastic waist top
Abercrombie and Fitch muscle shirt
Grey sweater dress

I realize none of these items are desperately calling out to spring and summer. Perhaps my unconscious mind was trying to tell me something? Cold and dreary does make me very melancholy.

Talize price tags

But knowing that all these tags adds up to the price of one regular priced retail item makes me so sneak happy!

Let's take a closer look at these items.

Abercrombie and Fitch muscle shirt, A&F pink polo, Pink polo

I actually didn't pick this out. My boyfriend did. Side note, I am so happy he can go thrift shopping with me!
However, its way too tight on him so I stole it instead. Brings me back to my tomboy days where all I wore were boy clothes.

Kensie Girl Jean dress, Large button jean dress, Kensie Girl, Talize find

I love those huge buttons. I would totally wear this dress with obnoxious floral tights, cowboy boots and high pigtails.

Vintage red shirt, red crop shirt, Talize find

This top is amazing. It embodies the essence of Talize. Sifting through everything just to find a gem like this. The colour is rich, the style is retro. Don't even get me started on the shoulder pads! I die!

I can't wait to take these babies out for spins.

In the more immediate future, I did get an item that would help me get through winter.

Fenneli leather backpack, Fenneli bag, Leather backpack, Community Thrift and Vintage find

I call her my mage purse.

She was just resting nonchalantly when I saw her at Community Thrift and Vintage.

The day I stumbled upon this store made me very happy! It's located at 41 West Cordova Street between Carrall and Abbott.

Actually, today, they opened their second location on Carrall street. The new location will just sell women's items. It is also much closer to where I live!

I love easy shopping.
Back to my mage purse. She can be worn many ways. As a backpack.


Fenneli Purse backpack style, Fenneli leather backpack, Faux Foxtail, Front and Company, Community Thrift and Vintage Find

For some reason, from this angle, everything just looks that much more important.
Especially when amplified by this oh-so-matching faux foxtail from Front and Company.

As an over the should bag.

Fenneli Purse backpack style, Fenneli leather backpack, Faux Foxtail, Front and Company, Community Thrift and Vintage Find


The handle can be threaded over the metal loop to open up the sling.

Fenneli Purse backpack style, Fenneli leather backpack, Faux Foxtail, Front and Company, Community Thrift and Vintage Find

She looks so cute from behind.

Fenneli Purse backpack style, Fenneli leather backpack, Faux Foxtail, Front and Company, Community Thrift and Vintage Find

I love the aged leather detail on her. She has some history.

Fenneli Purse backpack style, Fenneli leather backpack, Faux Foxtail, Front and Company, Community Thrift and Vintage Find

Sometimes, scars from the past, the ones that took a long time to form will resurface and hurt just as much.

As if to remind you of the person you used to be, where you came from. Those scars, as much as they may hurt, they were instrumental in shaping you as a person today.

Like these marks on this bag, I will never know when they happened or how they occurred. But I know without them, the bag would not be the same, nor will I love her as much.

Embrace that which it hurts us, I heard it builds character.

Let's end off on a happy note shall we? I am quite proud of this collage.

Fenneli Purse backpack style, Fenneli leather backpack, Faux Foxtail, Front and Company, Community Thrift and Vintage Find

Yes, I just learned how to compose them and is now addicted! So, sue me!

Hope you all had a fantastic first day on the last month of the year.