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, 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!

Christmas Tree with presents underneather, Community Thrift and Vintage find, Ulgy Christmas sweater, Red pumps, black pants, Vintage fashion, Thrift Fashion, Street Style, hipster chic

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,

Ugly Christmas Sweater, Community Thrift and Vintage Find, Red pumps, Black pants, Kitchen, Glasses, Street Style, Vintage style, Thrift style, Hipster chic

Sitting,

Ugly Christmas Sweater, Community Thrift and Vintage Find, Red pumps, Black pants, Glasses, Street Style, Vintage style, Thrift style, Hipster chic

Maybe I will stand again. Is it Christmas yet?

Ugly Christmas Sweater, Community Thrift and Vintage Find, Red pumps, Black pants, Glasses, Street Style, Vintage style, Thrift style, Hipster chic

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

Ugly Christmas Sweater, Community Thrift and Vintage Find, Red pumps, Black pants, Glasses, Street Style, Vintage style, Thrift style, Hipster chic

Oh, someone's at the door.

Ugly Christmas Sweater, Community Thrift and Vintage Find, Red pumps, Black pants, Glasses, Street Style, Vintage style, Thrift style, Hipster chic

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.

Ugly Christmas Sweater, Community Thrift and Vintage Find, Red pumps, Black pants, Glasses, Street Style, Vintage style, Thrift style, Hipster chic

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

Ugly Christmas Sweater, Community Thrift and Vintage Find, Red pumps, Black pants, Glasses, Street Style, Vintage style, Thrift style, Hipster chic, Fidelity Jeans

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.

Ugly Christmas Sweater, Community Thrift and Vintage Find, Red pumps, Black pants, Glasses, Street Style, Vintage style, Thrift style, Hipster chic, Fidelity Jeans

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!

Thank you! Liebster Blog Award.

Liebster award

Today I had a sweet surprise from Jeannie of Gracefully50. She had nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award. Jeannie is a sweet wonderful individual with a beautiful soul. She is spiritual and absolutely stylish! Thank you so much Jeannie for nominating me for the award. You can visit her blog at http://gracefully50.com/.

Now for the Award ~

The Liebster Blog Award is given to up-coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.

Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kindly, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

The rules for the Liebster Blog Award are:

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
3. Copy & paste the blog award on your blog
4. Reveal your 5 blog picks.
5. Let them know you chose them by leaving a comment on their blog.

I have only been doing this for three months and am already really loving this community. There are so many inspirational bloggers out there. It's amazed at the talent out there. The community has also become very welcoming. All the bloggers are keen on helping each other out.

I have decided to nominate these bloggers below.

1. Oh So... Vonnie.

2. a cup of haute style.

3. There's Something About Kerri.

4. EMIcably yours.

5. The Unprecedented

These girls are all based in Vancouver. They are all young, fresh and amazing. Their style blogs are filled with substantial posts that provides a peak into their own lives. All of them also have impeccable style, I really enjoy reading their blogs.

Life is amazing, I can't wait to see where we will all be next year this time.

Thanks again Jeannie of Gracefully50 for spreading this joy to me this morning.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all.