Wednesday, October 2, 2013

thrifted treasures

Skirt, Top, Shoes & Purse- Thrifted; Necklace- Joe Fresh; Bracelets- Le Chateau, Zellers & Thrifted; Toe Nail Polish- by Revlon; Finger Nail Polish- Mind your Mittens by Essie
 The tagline for my blog is affordable elegance (like an aluminum crown wearing princess), because I don't believe in paying full price for anything.  For that reason (as well as promoting sustainability and finding unique pieces) , I love thrift shopping.  My favourite second hand shop is Guy's Frenchy's, an Atlantic Canadian franchise I frequent every time I'm visiting family in Nova Scotia.  I bought this top and skirt from Guy's this summer and threw them together this morning in a hurry.  I love how the patterns and colours managed to both compliment and offset each other.  Add a quilted purse (also a Guy's thrifted treasure), neutral wedges & statement jewellery and voila, a cheap and cheerful work ensemble for fall (which feels more like summer) that cost less than $25 from head to toe!

Forget toe cleavage, I present to you the latest foot fetish: baby toe runneth over!

This poor boy has been licking off his fur so when I took him to (a very expensive) vet appointment, the x-rays showed that he has a bowel disorder as well as reoccurring urinary crystals, poor Mr. Marley and poor Emily's wallet!

Do you like thrifting? Why/why not?


  1. I hope you cat feel better soon. I like to thrift shop. I just went last week and brought a crock board for 2.50

  2. Yes, i love thrifting! and i adore your outfit emily. great accessories, texture and colors of nails, blouse, and skirt. poor marley indeed. that's a darling photo of you both.

  3. I love thrifting and you selected some nice pieces here. Plus your baby toe is trying to steal the picture!

  4. Oh poor Mr. Marley! I hope he will be better soon! He's such a handsome boy!

    I LOVE thrifting - I love the thrill of finding trendy items at a good price!! Anything can be washed - believe me, it can. :)

    I like your plaid skirt! The whole outfit is great, but I really dig the skirt - I can see lots of other style ideas for it too. Great find!

  5. Love this Emily! Very chic!

  6. Oh no a bowel disorder :( ?? Well at least you found out what's happening. Poor little guy. He just deserves some extra love ;)
    And that skirt is awesome! Such a fun plaid.

  7. I am in love with that skirt

  8. Poor mr. marley, i hope he gets better soon.

    I like thrifting but i find a lot of the vintage is picked over here (in ottawa). When i lived in kingston i`d go to the salvation army almost every Thursday and i would find the best stuff! I have lucked out at the big VV on bank soo I guess I can`t complain too uch!

  9. Not only do I love to thrift, but being jobless, it's the only shopping I can afford these days. I mostly look, but still it's a fun way to shop without hurting the budget! You look lovely in your thrifted finds.

    Hope kitty feels better!

    Much love,

  10. Wow! You have thrifting down to a science! I don't often thrift but it's just because I can't find any stores close enough to me. I think I need to make more of an effort because the results are definitely worth it!

  11. haha, of course I do! but lately I've been kind of disappointed in our local thrift stores and I hope I can visit some in other towns and satisfy my thrifting desires. I think it's like a cool game where you have this goal to discover something awesome!
    by the way, I hope your Mr. Marley is okay. give him a hug from me (if he even digs stuff like that). I hug my Elvis all the time and I think he loves it.. or at least it seems like it, haha.

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  12. I love this skirt on you E! you look amazing in it. I actually enjoy thrifting, but I find that I most of the time i strike out. Maybe you would be willing to take me to a place like Guy's but in O town!

  13. ha! had me cracking up "baby toe runneth over.." ouch!

    love the look anyway :) I used to be more of a thrifter, but not anymore.. just too much searching for not enough good finds. typically what I ended up finding I didn't really wear.


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