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Friday, May 13

W is for winner


winner winner chicken dinner! Luck must have felt bad for exposing me to that poor boy on sunday...because he gave me the most awesome. gift . ever.

on my way home from Michaels...yes, me capable of craftiness? No, not really but hey i've got potential. I'm workin on a lil craft project, ya'll may or may not see it depending on the ending cuteness score. ANYways, i was passing DI (thrift store) and decided to try my luck on finding some treasure.

i pull my car in, o parking spot literally by the door? don't mind if i do. i walk in. 
then i see it across the room.
a purse, a CUTE purse, all by itself in the antique section. 

but i didn't get my hopes up because of what i call the "mirage effect". You know what i'm talkin about: shoes,shirts, people who look familiar, and purses from a long distance away; and finally -admit it because i know this happens- even that boy you were checking out from the end of the street...yeah close up, definately not what you expected right?

but as i got closer and closer I saw something. 

"thats leather, NICE leather."

then i saw a small oval brass label staring up at me:

D & G

Dolce and Gabbana? What? Why are you here? Who in their right mind put you here?!

yes, so luck gave me a "new" -well new in my book- purse that WON'T expose my lil toosh in public. Dolce and Gabbana would never do that to me. 

you wanna know the best part? fifteen dollars is all the stood between me and a designer bag

but. not. anymore. 

So gals, thrift your little hearts out - it may not be always worth it, but when it is...gosh darn who doesn't love finding a diamond in the ruff?

Thrifting Tips:

  1. When looking for any type of clothing, quickly scan for colors and patterns you like before diving in. This saves you time because you aren't spendin so much time pushing and pullin an endless number of hangers only to find- nothing.
  2. When trying on your potentials, if you're not completely in love with it, throw it out. it'll just disappear into your closet at home and you'll never wear it.
  3. Yes, it looks great- you love the style and color...but if it doesn't flatter you...don't get it. thought this is was an obvious, but some ladies just need to hear it.
  4. When a color catches your eye but you're questioning the style of it- then think about any accessories you have that could help out. Accessories -belts and necklaces- sometimes make a not-so-cute shirt into a where-the-heck-did-you-get-that! 
  5. i know your in love with it but, MAKE sure you search the thing for holes,missing buttons, and stains. And if you are a procrastinator and you tell yourself, "I could totally fix this." yeah you won't. take it to a seamstress instead pronto...and if you don't think you'll even get that far. dont get it.


  1. Awesome find!!! :D I need to be better at thrifting.

  2. i would have loved to find that when i went out last week:) we have nothing good at our local goodwill! a vintage betty crocker book is all i found:(

  3. Thank u for the comment on my post! I'm loving your blog- following u now :) This post made me laugh, the mirage effect hahaha too funny. What a good find! I better get thrifting. xo

  4. That is so awesome!!!! What a great find!

  5. Lovely find :) I adore a good rummage through a thrift store, you may not find something every time but when you do it is all worth it :) thank you for stopping by my blog :)

    Love, Vanilla


  6. My gosh that is the best thrifting find ever. I probably would have jumped up in the air. I like your thrifting advice too. Buying things that don't fit, or need repaired can be so frustrating.
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  7. $15.00?? Wow. I have definitely had similar moments. I feel like sometimes I am on a hidden camera show or something. I look around almost in disbelief that my find could be real. Way to go.

  8. That is such a good thrifting find! It makes it all worth it :)

  9. That is an amazing find. I got some local designer boots just the other day for a whopping $12.99 and I'm SO EXCITED to wear them. I have to get some use out of 'em before the weather turns too warm to do so! Thrifting is my best friend EVER.

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  10. That bag is so fantastic. It looks totally beautiful:) Happy Monday, my dear

    P.S: I'm hosting an amazing Fischer's dress Giveaway Reloaded later today! Don't miss it!

  11. OH MY GOODNESS! what amazing luck!! great find!