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


  1. the babies look so cute! Especially Riley, I think he's trying to copy your pose. Oh and kewl poncho or wrap-around-thing.

  2. your dogs add a nice touch to your photo : )
    and skinny jeans are awesome. i'm still looking for a pair.

    btw, where would you get good dark denim jeans that won't dye your shoes?

  3. hey dianna! i found your blog through don. you look amazing! i love that poncho! good find, and great hand-me down:) i am all about affordable pieces too. xoxo