In The Name of Thrifty-Chic... and a Layover

This week has been quite an intense work week for me, but with perseverance I made it and preparing for yet another labourious undertaking. My body feels jet-lagged at some points I was uncertain what it was running on, as I did not remember one day if I had eaten (lunch) or what time it was figuratively speaking.


But, there's great news! I am back with full energy and ready to take on documents, presentations, research, and more! I'm the lady doing exercises as I go up the escalators in the airport. Yes, indeed it is occasionally needed.

One of my favourite parts of the weekend was meeting up with my cousin and due to extended layovers doing a bit of thrifting on my way back home. If you follow me on twitter then you know that during this excursion I SCORED nicely! However, it was not entirely apparel ... I will not bore you with the housewares details (think packable picture frames and intricate mirrors!

Thanks to the hotel express-laundering service I was able to pack the items quick and clean with a few snap shots to follow.
Polka dots: This dress was $3.00 (will wear in a post very soon)!

This is a small glimpse of what I found during my bargain hunt, and did I mention each item was 2, $5, and under! Of course, there will be more to view on my V+V series this week, so please stay tuned for that my dears! And I'd like to wish a warm welcome to my new followers! I do hope that you're having a most excellent day. Remember the day is what you make of it!

Here is another great find, a new CK denim jacket, I've been on the search for a well fitted one, and alas I found it! This actually had new tags that remained on it, and after a little custom eye-gaze I wore it in style and for only $4.97. That's like a cappuccino, no?
Triple threat: buttoned sleeves!
 
 I love this seafoam/jade colour belt! 
 Here's a silly little scissors brooch, but I could not resist! It was priced at an appropriate $.25!
                                        
This is a red bean and beaded necklace, I have a similar one in bracelet form, however I thought this was a great buy for the two to become friends in my jewellery chest.  €1


*Remember if you're an avid vintage shopper or thrifter as I am, be certain to clean (by washing, dry clean, solution) your items before you wear and before putting with other travel items if possible. I've learned that extensive caring is necessary even for housewares; I also do not usually buy appliances or ceramic items when on-the-go, but that's just me!  Here's more cleaning info about vintage if you don't know here.

"A hug is a great gift - one size fits all, and it's easy to exchange."   So I hug all of you on this beautiful day!
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49 comments

  1.  Great finds!!! I love that polka dotted dress and the sea foam belt. Super cute. I can't wait to see how you style that dress!!

    xo

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  2. the beaded necklace is great and i'm in love with that denim jacket!

    cute & little

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  3.  Loving your first shot, so chic.
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  4. wow, these are amazing finds dear!! and I'm so loving your first pic dear! xxx

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  5.  Oh my gosh! What amazing finds! I love a good thrifting trip :)
    Have a great day!
    -Ellie

    www.citybrewed.com

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  6. powerfull-angel16 May, 2011

    fantastic finds,i am so in love with that crazy brooch!!!:)
    kisses
    Jelena
    http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/

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  7.  Thanks Ellie! Yes, it was some thorough searching few places, but I found some great ones!  -xxoo searching few places, but I found some great ones!  -xxoo

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  8. Thanks dear lovely Sacramento!!! -xxoo 

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  9. Hi Kirsten! Yes, I can't wait to wear this little dress. I'm feeling many ways to style this piece of goodness! lol  :)  stay tuned dear..

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  10. Hey Kileen,
      Thanks for stopping by, this jacket was just waiting for me, I swear!! It fits like a chic-glove! hehe!  *loved your last outfit post!*
    Cheers,
    Madison

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  11. Wow you scored some amazing things! I can't wait to see you rock that pretty dress!

    Also, thank you for submitting me to Link Love on Beautifully Invisible's blog! You are too sweet! I can't wait to see more posts from you! :D

    <3 

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  12. Omigsoh!!! The ck denim has a partial zip closure!? I can not deal with that or the sea foam belt! Can't wait to see the pieces on you. Such great finds and I can not believe the price.

    Also dear Madison, thank you for this reminder: remember the day is what you make of it...perfect sentiment. 

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  13. thebuttonowl16 May, 2011

    love the polka dot dress! and the mint clet, loving that minty colour lately!!

    nesha
    http://thebuttonowl.co.uk/ 

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  14. it looks like you really did do well during those layovers. that polka dot dress is so beautiful, and i can't believe it's only $3! and i also really like the seafoam belt and the beaded necklace. these will look so great together in a future outfit post!

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  15. Great finds. I love the pin!
    -Meagan
     http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

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  16.  Thanks Nesha! Yes, I agree mint colour is alluring me this season as well! -xxoo

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  17.  that denim jacket is perfection! i love it!

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  18.  Jamillah, you are the best!! I'm so happy that my quote found you well. This jacket is going to be a new favourite to wear I can feel it!!  -xxoo best!! I'm so happy that my quote found you well. This jacket is going to be a new favourite to wear I can feel it!!  -xxoo

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  19.  Hello LaCara,
     Welcome to my blog & thank you! I am quite fond of this dress. :)

    You are very welcome, I really loved your post! -xxoo

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  20. Veronica17 May, 2011

     I love the dress $3 and the brooch is super cute. Amazing finds.

    Veronica
    http://bestofpalmbeachconsignment.com

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  21. Ambu Sapra17 May, 2011

    You have an eye for style...the polka dot dress is a perfect example that every fashion item does not have to cost a fortune. It is an artists eye that is required!!

    http://ambuji.com

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  22. Wish I could go thrifting with you!  You scored some great finds.  The polka dot dress is cute, one can never get enough denim jackets and the pin is unusual. And what about finding a necklace to match a bracelet you already had!  Debbie

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  23.  Great finds! I love the dress - so cute!

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  24. What awesome scores! I'm totally coveting that belt!

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  25. The dress looks so cute! :)

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  26.  I love the first photo! So edgy, so chic!

    ps, I'm hugging back :)

    xoxo

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  27. Such great prices! Love the dress & that green belt.

    Thanks for birthday wish! :)

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  28. chictherapy17 May, 2011

     loves the white dress

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  29. @ Ambu:   Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!  -xxoo
    @  Veronica:  Yes, it was a huge deal! Glad you liked it too! 

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  30. Thanks, Zarna:  lol :) I concur!   

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  31.  aww, thank you so much! -xxoo

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  32.  isn't the brooch just so fab, & interesting!! Glad you like it! -xxoo

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  33. Await for my next  post, are you searching for something particular? I love thrifting, & always seem to find a great deal!  Thanks Debbie! -xo

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  34. @ Kristin & Meagan:  This mint colour is a favourite this season! @ Nici:  Thank you! 

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  35. Hi Katie! So happy you liked these finds as well! 

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  36. Thanks dear! So sweet! -xxoo 

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  37.  Yes, I can't wait to wear the dress! Hope that you had an amazing bday!

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  38. Thanks, I thought you might like that one! hehe! -xo 

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  39. the nyanzi report17 May, 2011

    you've got a great eye. 

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  40.  All of these wonderful thrift finds by bloggers has really inspired me to go thrifting...very soon! Great finds!

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  41. Hotsy Malone20 May, 2011

    Hello there, saw your comment on Kendi Everyday and wanted to share my Online Consignment Store called octobermoonboutique.com with you!  Take care!

    Hotsy Malone 

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  42.  You are a great thrift shopper.  I need to get on the bandwagon and look for awesome vintage finds as well.  Love the brooch. 

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  43.  Hello & welcome to FASHION TALES! Thanks, I have learned to have patience for finding bargains. :)

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  44. I appreciate that, Thank You. 

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  45. I'm so glad that you have been inspired, I think that the blogging community is such a great resource for inspiration. :)
    So happy that you stopped by, Thanks!

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  46.  Hello,
     Thanks you & Welcome to FASHION TALES, I'm happy that you came to visit my blog. I will  definitely check it out!  :)

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  47.  Hello Tammy,
    Welcome to FASHION TALES, I'm honoured that you came to visit & so happy Debbie included me with you all for the Sunshine Award.  Have a great weekend! :)

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  48.  Yes, I was determined (as always) to get a great deal. I'm happy that you liked the seafoam belt as well, I'm so loving all things mint colour latelly! Thanks dear!  :)

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