Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Vintage Value Village

Boots: $14.99 Purchased from Value Village
These pale gray, low-heeled boots are my go-to shoes whenever I want to give myself a mini boost in height. They are super comfortable and matches most anything I wear. When I wore these boots the other day, a girl came up to me and said, "I love your boots! Where did you get them from?". I replied, "I got them from Value Village". She then paused for a moment, stared at me quizzically, and asked, "Do you know if they have anymore"?
Needless to say, they answer is probably a No. Haha

Dress: $9.99  Purchased from Value Village
I love this vintage royal blue dress with printed red and white florals! When I originally tried the dress on, it was long, dowdy and below-the-knees. I debated whether it was even worth getting hemmed, or to simply leave it behind. But then I noticed that the dress had built-in pockets and I was sold. I adore dresses with pockets! The only unfortunate thing was that it cost me $24 to get the dressed hemmed at a nearby BusyBee. That is more than double the price of the dress...blah! Oh well, it is still worth it to own a one-of-a-kind dress. Unless you have one too, then I will be truly disappointed. 

Socks: $2.50  Purchased from Forever 21

Belt: Free  Purchased from Forever 21
This belt was paired alongside some denim shorts I bought over the summer. I like how the bohemian print of this accessory accentuates the floral patterning of the dress, highlighting all the colours of the outfit.

Frugal Finds Total: $27.48


  1. Awesome first blog and nice model pix too! :)

    Fun to read, great photos, love the B&W background, makes your outfit pop! Also love the breakdown of the outfit, reminds me of Rachel Ray's old TV show where she dined at lunch and dinner for like $40 a day. And hilarious last line of your profile. I will definitely be a follower. Can't wait to read more, I will share your link with my friends!

  2. Cute dress - I love the fact that it has pockets, that can be a deal-breaker for me. I hear from IP that you are a great frugal shopper and score some amazing deals! I think I need to learn a thing or two from you. Looking forward to your next posts!

  3. <3 ur blog, Di. Super cute template...awaiting your next post!

  4. please to post some more! - Bino

  5. Hey I just read this .... made me laugh, I too was wearing boots purchased from the thrift store and a girl also came up to me and asked where i got mine. My reply, "3 bucks on clearance @ the thrift store!"
    I love thrift stores and yes you're right, unique pieces guaranteed to never be duplicated by another!!!!!

  6. heee saw this and had to check it out! you look adorable Dianna! Tip: Two Sisters Alterations on Kingsway and Nanaimo do TONS of alterations for dirt cheap. I once found a vintage dress that had holes, rips, broken zippers, too long, list goes on - and cost to fix everything was about $15!!! Check em out! (they all asian in there hence the execellent seaming!! lol) Have fun with your blog!!

  7. great styles di. adorable & affordable!

  8. Those are pretty boots...

  9. Stumbled upon your blog through Irene's and it's awesome! Love your fashion sense and it's so cool that you get so many of your items from Value Village and second hand thrift stores!