Thrift Finds

Hey ya’ll!

Happy 2012 to ya! I spent New Year’s Eve with a small group of friends, laughing, drinking, singing and dancing in the safety of my own living room.  It was probably the best NYE that I can remember in a long time.  I feel like some holidays get hyped up so much that, in the end, they always end up kind of disappointing. That’s how NYE usually is for me but this year was fun and, hopefully, a good indication of what this year has in store for me!

That being said, 2012 has been a great year for thrifting so far and I’ve come home with way more goodies than my closet knows what to do with:

I thrifted this Rust colored sweater while I was in Nebraska and I recently got this plaid button up shirt at Goodwill.  Fate worked out in my favor as they were, obviously, meant to be together…

I discovered this pretty yellow sweater the other day at Goodwill.  The scalloping (is that a word??) at the neck and the cutout details are my favorite part…

Adrian and I went to Deseret Industries (commonly referred to as the D.I.) yesterday where I bought this cream cable knit sweater.  I’m contemplating putting it in the shop since sweater weather lasts for approximately 45 minutes in Arizona…

Tan & White Polka Dot Sweater – thrifted at the D.I.

Camel Ralph Lauren Corduroy Trousers – thrifted at the D.I.

Vintage Mustard Purse – thrifted at the D.I.

My birthday is coming up soon and I have been debating purchasing a “new” fancy dress for the occasion.  Not surprisingly, I was having a hard time coming to terms with spending more than $8 for an article of clothing.  The thrift gods answered my prayers and showered me with two beautiful dresses to choose from…

This dress is originally from French Connection but I thrifted it from the D.I. as well. You can’t see very well in the photo but the dress has a unique,geometric cut out in the bust area.  I love how it sort of has a tiki feeling to it!

I originally picked this dress out for Adrian thinking it would fit her better than me but it turns out it fits me like a glove! When worn, the skirt flares out and the back has multiple criss-crossed straps.  Oh and the best part is that the brand name is called “Spoiled Girls”. PAH!… I love it but I can’t decide which one I like best out of the two.  Any opinions would be appreciated!

Now, I will leave you with this creepy-as-hell picture of my friend Tia’s cat sitting on my (vintage! thrifted!) chair:

Gimme your sub!

Don’t forget Veronika is offering 20% off at Superstition Vintage to all of her readers!  We both love her blog and when we found out that she uses the sponsorship money from Tick Tock Vintage to pay for school supplies for her third grade classroom, we knew we wanted to be involved.  Be sure to go and check her out!

Farewell!

♥ SV

 

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Hi Folks!

It’s been pretty quiet lately as Adrian and I are getting ready for Christmas and have been keeping busy with DIY’s!  I found this bunting DIY on the Delightfully Tacky blog (gotta love Elizabeth!!) and I decided to give it a whirl using a vintage sleeping beauty book:

I liked it so much I ended up making another one as decoration for the Christmas party my roommates and I had this weekend. We had an ugly sweater Christmas party and it was a hit (although there was a serious ugly sweater drought ’round these parts…anyone else notice??)

I also made some yummy pumpkin bread muffins and a little leather bow tie for my main squeeze, Davey.

Are you guys on Instagram?? It’s super fun and great for a “non-photographer” like myself!  Follow me: LeahSV

Well happy holidays to you and yours…I’m headed off to Nebraska to celebrate the holidays with family and freeze my buns off!

<3 SV