Monday, October 25, 2010

P is for Poncho

Poncho: $5.99  Purchased from Value Village
My sister and I were shopping at Value Village a few years back when she came up to me and showed me this adorable poncho she found. I was immediately filled with envy because I wish I had seen it first! Fast-forward 3 years later though and here I am with her hand-me-down! I really enjoy this cloak because it deviates from the stereotypical appearance of a poncho. You know what I'm talking about. Those bright, multi-coloured Mexican ponchos with a small neck hole, and pictures of children embroidered all over it....  Instead, this poncho is more casual and accustomed to being thrown over any outfit.

Tank Top: $2.99  Purchased from Value Village

Scarf: $4.99  Purchased from Value Village
Believe it or not, this scarf can actually be unfolded into a HUGE wrap that engulfs your whole body! I am exaggerating a bit, but you get the idea. At times, I am known to wrap this entire thing around my head, causing me to resemble one of those old Chinese grandmas who refuse to get their hair wet when it rains. I guess practicality does override fashion every so often.

Jeans: $29.99  Purchased from Sirens
Label: Seductions
This is the first pair of skinny jeans I purchased, ever since I realized how much easier it was to tuck them into boots! Before that, I was ignorantly stuffing my flared jeans into my footwear, wasting a lot of precious time and causing a lot of discomfort from wearing the bunchy denim.

Boots: $14.99  Purchased from Value Village
I love, love, love these camel-coloured, leather and suede boots. It is not often that I see the combination of these two materials together in shoes, so imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon them in the store! I like the soft, supple look and feel of this leather. The best part of these boots is that you can fold over the top to reveal more of the suede, or unfold it to lengthen the height of the boots. The original price of these shoes were $29.99, but since I went to Value Village on one of their 50% off days, I managed to save a bit of money. Regardless, I imagine those savings will be spent at the store in some form or another!
P.S. I tried to get my dogs out of the shot, but they kept on hanging around!

Frugal Finds Total: $58.95

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I Heart Pink

Dress: $2.99  Purchased from ValueVillage
I originally found this dress in the childrens sections of Value Village, and fell in love with the vibrant colours! I had actually intended on buying the dress and reselling it on Ebay because it was so cheap. But when I tried it on, I realized that it would be a great summer staple for myself. It is lightweight, flowy, and easy to pull over a bathing suit. The best part is that it makes me look tanner than I really am! Good score!

Belt: $1.99  Purchased from Value Village
This brown, leather belt has been put to good use for many years now. I like the fact that it is simple and not too embellished. It can cinch any dress I wear and fabricate some illusion of curves!

Purse: $2.99  Purchased from Value Village
Label: Calrelli
This is a vintage clutch I bought many years ago by the name, Calrelli. It is nice to have an over-sized clutch once in awhile so you can carry more than a few credit cards and your cell phone. You can probably even fit your iPad into this baby!

Ring: $4.99  Purchased from Value Village
Made out of real silver and purple amethyst, this ring has a definite antique feel to it. The silver is matte and has intricate designing around the jewel.

Shoes: $69.95  Purchased from Zara
There are so many things I love about these shoes that I don't even know where to begin! First of all, it is my absolute favorite colour, which is corally pink. Specific, I know! It also has bows on it, and everybody knows how I love bows! Believe it or not, these shoes are also super comfortable. They have a hidden-platform on the inside, so the heels aren't really as high as they seem. All in all, I just find them so....pretty. The only downside about these shoes are the price, but I guess you have to splurge once in awhile!

Frugal Finds Total: $12.96
Broke the Bank Buys: $69.95 Zara Shoes