Showing posts with label thrift fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label thrift fashion. Show all posts

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Thrifted from Head to Toe: How to layer a vintage slip

Happy Tuesday, I hope you all had a happy Canada Day yesterday.

My last Thrift Shopping Haul post actually didn't really show off the awesome clothing I bought.

It's a must it seems like that if I go thrifting, I leave with more apparel. It's just the nature of my ways.

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I love this muted color combination.

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a solid maxi skirt does wonders for elongating the leg.

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This is easily achieved by layering a vintage slip under a sheet maxi skirt to preserve the soft flowy texture.

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That way you can still have the movement necessary with a solid base underneath.

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The slip also did wonders to eliminate the static cling that skirt so often prone to.

Next time you are thrift shopping, keep your eye out for a maxi slip, it can be a very useful addition to your wardrobe.

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Thursday, 15 November 2012

Thrift Pieces for Guys and Girls

Seems like awhile since I have thrifted.

The online retailing world was lured me away from my roots. It's the daily bombardment of emails and ads and facebook feeds.

But one trip is all it takes to remind me of why I fell in love with the sport of thrifting in the first place.

There is little that is more satisfying than finding that seriously amazing piece of treasure that countless people have passed up on and knowing that I have paid next to nothing for it. Oh, and part of that money I spend goes towards a charitable cause. Plus it's eco fashion. Oh the benefits! Why did I ever stop?

This haul is not as big as some of my previous ones, but it's safe to say I love all of the items. Michael came with me again, and he found some amazing pieces, too.

Gentlemen first.

He didn't make out with too much, but they are all great items.

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My favourite item would have to be those United Colors of Benetton slim fit corduroys.

That is until these amazing Florsheim wing tips.

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Effortlessly, they make a great casual pulled together outfit.

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I highly encourage you to visit our local thrift shop. But if that is not your thing, here's where you can find these items online.

Similar hoodie here or here.

Same shoes here.

Similar corduroys here.

Here are my spoils.

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I can't wait to style out these items.

I also got some shoes.

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But my favourite item of the day would HAVE to be this vintage Danier leather jacket?

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My iPhone white balance is whack, the piece is supposed to be the green color you see on the top right. It fits me like a glove! I definitely can't wait to style this one out.

Oh yeah, I got an oversized wool coat and a tribal print jacket as well.

Here's an impromptu outfit pulled from the items not individually photographed.

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Similar jacket here.
Similar shit here.
Similar cowboy boots here.

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Similar coat here.

I hope you too would take some time out to do some of your own hunting. Now, go forth and prosper.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Deepcove, fur and my LV Multicoloured Sologne

Vancouver has finally awaken to a dusting of snow. I remember I used to be so mesmerized by the beauty of the falling flurry.

That magical blanket of white stuff always manages to make everything look that much more beautiful. But ever since I started driving, that sentiment is not quite the same.

Nonetheless, I wish I had captured the pure beauty of the white blanket. Instead, let's rewind a little to just before the snow has fallen.

I myself have something that is canvased in white.

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I got her last year around this time from Ann's Fabulous Finds.

I like to wear light colours in the Winter, I find the juxtaposition incredibly refreshing.

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Shirt, skirt, boots and fur scarf/vest all from Talize. Soon, I will be able to open my own.
Layered tights from various places.

Ah, the great outdoors and the amazing view of the West Coast mountains and water.

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So amazing that even in the dead of winter, we can still enjoy such beautiful lush green surroundings.

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No matter how much I yearn for the sun year round, I don't think I can live anywhere else but here.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Happy Hipster Christmas

Today turned out to be a 2 post day. I feel amazing that this morning Jeannie of gracefully50 nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award. I have only been at this for a short amount of time. So far I have received warm welcomes from the community, this hobby has proven to be more than just some self amusement project. It is now really enriching my life.

Now back to my original post.

It's three more sleeps until Christmas morning!

This year, the end kind of creeped up on me. Tomorrow, I begin my winter holidays. Can't wait to just lay around and do nothing.

A few weeks ago, Community Thrift and Vintage, one of my favourite places to shop at, opened their second store locations. During the visit, I found the most amazing sweater!

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It looks brand new and never been washed! So hipster chic.

It will probably be my main lounge wear during my break.

These are some activities I will engage in while being a chic hipster during this holiday.

Standing,

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Sitting,

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Maybe I will stand again. Is it Christmas yet?

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Fine, I will read a book. Chairs, interesting...

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Oh, someone's at the door.

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Ah, it's my boyfriend. Now he can join me! This is what we are going to do together, in both of our hipster sweaters.

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And when it's finally Christmas, we will do this.

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This is how hipster celebrate Christmas isn't it? My mind has been scrambled a bit from listening to Christmas music all day long since the first of December.

I hope everyone is faring well with all the festive preparations. It's almost that time of the year.

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On me, vintage hipster sweater from Community Thrift and Vintage, dropped crotch cotton pants from Aritzia, red pumps that I love from C'est la vie consignment boutique. Shopstyle has some amazing sweaters and red pumps as well.
On him, vintage sweater and turtle neck from his parents' closet, jeans from Fidelity Denim, sneakers from Aldo.

Merry Christmas!