Showing posts with label Retro leather jacket. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Retro leather jacket. Show all posts

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Post Boxing Day Boxing Day

I decided not to go boxing day shopping this year. At first it seemed like such an awesome idea. But by the end of the day, I went stir crazy. Note to self, deprivation is never the way to go. When not doing a certain activity, one must replenish with another activity in the same intensity.

Sitting at home instead of shopping was definitely not an equal exchange.

Luckily for me, Talize had their "boxing day" on the 27th this year. Everything 50% off!

This is my haul!

Clothes in a pile, Talize haul, leather jacket, hm garden shirt, parasuco shirt, fringe suede leather vest, scarf, sequined top, little black dress

These days, boxing day lasts for at least a week it seems. Making going shopping on the 26th more of a sport training event than anything else. My vote next year is to visit boutiques, they would much more likely hold one-day sales that is true to Boxing Day.

Last year, I went to Talize on the 26th because they had their 50% off sale then. But this year, I received an email that they were to have the 50% off sale on the 27th. It is a very smart strategy in my opinion. Since people are probably shopping at full price retail on the 26th. And it has given me a second chance to scratch my deal seeking itch.

I am very happy with what I went home with. The best part is, I spent less than 60 dollar! Wee!

I can't wait to incorporate them into my wardrobe.

Let's take a closer look at some of the items.

I have always been a fan of Parasuco in my younger years. Their designs in the early 2000's is fantastically awesome. Recently though, it seems they have gone the safer route. But this shirt is definitely from the earlier genre.

Parasuco white lace like shirt, white lace shirt, parasuco, Talize Find, Thrift Fashion

I am a child of the 80's. More so than ever I have been embracing the shoulder pads. I love all things retro and this leather jacket sums it all up. It's buttery soft and beautifully worn in. Yet it's in impeccable condition. Best part of this, it was only $7.00 after the discount! Oh, not to mention, I have ALWAYS wanted one with the detail on the sleeves, collar and the lining.

80's leather jacket, retro leather jacket, Totally 80's women's leather jacket, 80't leather jacket made in England, Talize Find, Thrift fashion

The shirt lends itself well to layering since it is so form fitting. With the addition of this detailed sweater, a scarf and the leather jacket, an outfit is born. All courtesy of Talize!

retro leather jacket, parasuco shirt, sweater, scarf, Talize finds, Thrift finds, thrift fashion, totally 80's women's leather jacket, layering

The disco pants in this post would finish off the outfit beautifully.

From my haul, forms yet another outfit. This time, one decade older.

Welcome to the flower child era of the 70's. By this, I mean the H&M Garden Collection white cotton shirt and this awesome suede fringe vest.

HM garden white cotton shirt, suede fringe vest, 70's suede vest, Talize find, Thrift fashion

Some say that fringe is out, it was doomed from the start anyway. Something so impractical and filled magic can't possibly be made to last. But I never obeyed any rules any way. To finish off this outfit, I would borrow the bottoms from this post.

Finally, something with a bit of sparkle. Just in time for the last party of the year.

Little black dress, beaded cropped top, new years eve dress, Talize find, thrift find, thift fashion, party fashion

I actually walked past that top three times. Hesitated and left it alone again and again. Until finally I decided there would be no harm in trying it on. What do you know, it would end up being one of my favourite purchases that day.

I can never get sick of that feeling when at the check out, my total comes to the amount of how much one retail item would cost me.

Thrifting, definitely an art form that requires a little bit of timing, a little bit of luck and a lot of patience. It is also so rewarding when shopping means saving the planet and donating to charity.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Power pants, fur and leather

Sometimes, even when you are fully dressed, you feel half dressed.

Why is that?

Community Thrift and Vintage, Pirate Shirt, High wasited shiny pants, American Apparel, Disco Pants in Black, Ikea Mirror, Vintage Fashion, Thrift Fashion, Street Style, Style

Wait, I know what I need.

These!

Platform wedge studded sandals, Platform, wedge, studded wedge

Vintage Fashion, Thrift Fashion, Street Style, Style, Platform studded sandals, American Apparel, AA Disco High wasted pants, Community Thrift and Vintage Shirt

Ah, that's better.

But something is still missing.

Fenneli Purse, Platform wedge sandals, fur collar, Community Thrift and Vintage, Brown leather jacket

I think I am ready to head out of the door now.

Vintage Fashion, Thrift Fashion, Street Style, Style, Retro leather jacket, pirate shirt, from Community Thrift and Vintage, American Apparel shiny high waisted Disco black pants

Oh wait, got to put up my hair first.

Yay road trip to Seattle!

Back to true poser fashion.

I love how they are all different shades of brown. But because of the different texture. It makes everything so interesting.

Vintage Fashion, Thrift Fashion, Street Style, Style, Fenneli purse, faux foxtail from Front and company, fur collar from value village, leather jacket and shirt from community thrift and vintage, american apparel disco pants, Street Style, Fashion

This is one of my favourite outfits. Not the easiest to wear due to the shoes. But damn does it have impact.

Vintage Fashion, Thrift Fashion, Street Style, Style, Fenneli purse, faux foxtail from Front and company, fur collar from value village, leather jacket and shirt from community thrift and vintage, american apparel disco pants, black wedge studded sandals, Street Style, Fashion

Vintage Fashion, Thrift Fashion, Street Style, Style, Fenneli purse, faux foxtail from Front and company, fur collar from value village, leather jacket and shirt from community thrift and vintage, american apparel disco pants, black wedge studded sandals, Street Style, Fashion

Vintage Fashion, Thrift Fashion, Street Style, Style, Fenneli purse, faux foxtail from Front and company, fur collar from value village, leather jacket and shirt from community thrift and vintage, american apparel disco pants, black wedge studded sandals, Street Style, Fashion

Vintage Fashion, Thrift Fashion, Street Style, Style, Fenneli purse, faux foxtail from Front and company, fur collar from value village, leather jacket and shirt from community thrift and vintage, american apparel disco pants, black wedge studded sandals, Street Style, Fashion

What makes me so happy is the fact most of this outfit is composed of thrift finds.

The fur collar was from the Value Village Hastings location. The collar is super versatile, can be clipped on to any jacket or coat to add that extra warmth and hmph.

The leather jacket, purse and the pirate shirt were from Community Thrift and Vintage.

I love this purse, I actually acquired her not too long ago. I love how they go so well together.

The foxtail looks like it was made for this purse. The tail was from Front and Company.

These American Apparel Disco pants are amazing! It just sucks everything in! I actually have them in Silver and Blue as well.

Last but not least at these shoes. They were a travel buy. During my trip to Montreal in the summer, my girls and I happened upon this amazing shoe boutique in old Montreal. The store was just racks and racks of shoes ranging from size 5 and up. Size FIVE!!! I am usually 5 or 5.5 in heels, which I can never really find here for some reason. I was so happy and ended up buying three pairs of shoes. This fierce little number was amongs that haul. Very satisfied.

With our bellies filled with Crab Pot I can finally head home happy.

Next time, must seek out the thrift stores in Seattle as well.