Shoes, American Eagle via Payless; tights, Secret; dress, Kensie via Liquidation World; blazer and tank, Urban Outfitters.
Earrings, Bitten; brooch and watch, vintage; necklace, antique mall in Alberta.
OK, I know you probably skipped to the pictures below to see my Thrifting Day finds from last Saturday, so let me just acknowledge that yes, I have posted this outfit on the blog before (here and here and here), with slightly varying accessories, tights, and footwear. Today was the first real “fall” day in Burlington, and I thought of this outfit right away – it just says “October” to me! I was also only at the store for three hours this evening, so I knew I could survive in these heels. Stiletto = polished and sexy, but chunky heel = comfort and ability to walk.
Fur cape with Kaufman Fur, Kitchener, Canada tag, $14.99, Value Village, Burlington.
Alligator-clasp purse, $5.99, Salvation Army, Hamilton.
So, as I mentioned, last Saturday, Erin and I spent all day touring the thrifting stores in Hamilton and Burlington. I picked her up at 9, and we sped off, honking the horn and laughing wildly (yes, this really happened). We started in Hamilton, and our first stop was Talize, where I bought the brown suede Liz Claiborne belt I was wearing yesterday (it was $4.99). Erin cleaned up at Talize, and actually took the plunge into used footwear, purchasing a pair of genuine Italian leather sandals for $9.99. I almost bought a pair of low-heeled navy T-strap shoes at our next stop, the Salvation Army, but literally decided at the last minute to put them back on the shelf. I decided that the fabulous alligator-clasp bag was more worth my money. I am in love. And I also think if I would have turned my back, Erin would have stolen this bag from me. Back off, ho!
We moved on from the Salvation Army into the detritus of deserted thrift shops. Almost every other place we tried in Hamilton was closed up! Tres stupide. We took a drive down Ottawa Street to check out what was going on at the street festival, but voted “non” for going in anywhere, and headed out to Burlington instead.
We made it to five places in Burlington, but the Salvation Army turned up nil, the Bibles for Mission was closed (at 3! Don’t they know we would have spent millions?), and the Animal Shelter shop honestly put up its closed sign as we walked from the car to the door (they shut down operations at 4, which was apparently 3:50 for them that day). Goodwill was annoying because the clothes weren’t organized according to size (Erin spent the entire time here debating whether to buy a ripped fur stole; decision, no, based on difficulty of repairs needed), and Value Village was a jackpot for me because it’s where I found the beauty fur cape that’s pictured above. I’m in love (again). Aren’t you?