Sunday, May 22, 2011

Pastel Palette

Shirt: $5.99  Purchased from Value Village
This top is the epitome of a summer shirt! I love all the pastel colours used throughout the flanneling of this design. Actually, now that I think about it, the top reminds me of Easter. Regardless, this button-up shirt is super cute and fun to wear when the hot weather rolls around!

Necklace: $12  Purchased from Aldo
I love all jewelery made with the turquoise pebble. It often reminds me of Mexican-inspired jewelery, in which they often pair it with silver rings or bangles. This stone looks amazing against any black outfit, because it gives it that pop of extra colour. Love it!

Purse: $4.99  Purchased from Value Village
I don't really love this bag, but for some reason, I always carry it wherever I go! As my boyfriend would say, this is my "go-to" bag, because it is always stuck to my hip. I think I use this purse so often because the neutral taupe colour matches almost everything. Plus, I am too lazy to transfer everything out of this bag into I just don't. Perhaps I should invest in one of those transfer purse organizers. But who would want to spend their money on that? I guess I should stop bashing this bag though. We have been through a lot of wears and tears together. Sigh!

Sandals: $22  Purchased from Aritzia
Label: Havaianas

Jeans: $14.99  Purchased from Value Village
Label: 7 for all Mankind
I vividly remember finding these jeans at Value Village 3 years ago. I was raking through the denim selection like I usually do when I stumbled upon them. I was so thrilled because this was during the time when the brand was so popular! Not like it isn't popular anymore...but the fact that they sell it at Army & Navy doesn't really help. Lol. Anyways, a minute later, I also found a pair of Citizens of Humanity jeans. Both in my size! That was definitely a successful Value Village day for me. :)
I recently decided to distress these jeans to give it a more "lived-in" feel. So last week, I took my boyfriends Microplane grater (which he was not too happy to see me grating my jeans with...), and created some holes in the right knee!

Nail Polish: $6.99   Purchased from Wal Mart
Label: Essie
Colour: French Affair
I always give my friend Cynthia so much crap about not wasting her money on nail polish. But then I saw her wearing this colour and had to borrow it! I hope she doesn't read this blog post and use it against me!

Watch: $14.99  Purchased from Value Village
Label: S. Ein
I simply fell in love with this watch when I saw it. I know I say that a lot, but this time I really mean it! The face of this watch is covered in different specks of Opal gemstones, creating a gorgeous mosaic of pink, purple, green and blue hues. I've always loved Opal, so this watch is especially beloved because it is the first piece of the gem I have ever owned. On top of that, the watch is 18 carat plated-gold. Not too shabby a find I must say!

Frugal Finds Total: $81.95