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Sometimes You Hit The Thrifting Motherlode

Ever have those days when you’re out thrifting and everything seems to be jumping right out at you and it all is just so perfect? That was me the other day. The great part was that I was out running an errand and just decided to stop by the store to look around. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular and there was no sale going on.

About 15 minutes before closing I walked over to the shoe section and really hadn’t planned on finding anything so close to the end of the day and there they were! 5 pairs of shoes made just for me. Somebody must’ve cleaned out their closet because these were in near perfect condition-never worn or slightly worn.

It started slowly. One pair. Then another and then another and my hands were grasping all over. Only 10 more minutes. Hurry! Hurry!

This, my friends, is what I refer to as the thrifting motherlode. When you just score and score and score.

Here they are.

Coral wedges. The perfect little summer go-to sandal.

Coral wedges. The perfect little summer go-to sandal.

Tommy Hilfiger strappy multi-colour sandal. The go-with-anything shoe.

Tommy Hilfiger strappy multi-colour sandal. The go-with-anything shoe.

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Colour block peep toe perfection.

White and light because I needed this colour.

White and light because I needed this colour.

And last but not least. These gorgeous shoes that are in one of my absolute most favourite colours of all and they are sooooo comfy.

Teal beauties.

Teal beauties.

One trip. One store. 5 pairs ranging in price from $7 to $18. Score! Hope your summer thrifting is just as good lately!

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Thrifted Goodies: Bags & Shoes

I am back from the great white north. A few days of rest and relaxation camping in Bear Country did me some good, I made a quick stop to Chicago for business last week as well so I haven’t been able to post anything.

Just quickly sharing a few thrifted finds like this Birks handbag. Now, I hadn’t done any research on these until last night. This might be vintage. It looks like it from the interior. I just thought it was a cute little bag for going out.

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Vintage Birks handbag.

If anyone knows anything about these, I’d love to hear from you in the comments.

Interior

Interior

I also picked up this one. There are no markings on it but it looks old and smells even older! I love when things smell old…I think I might be weird that way.

Vintage bag, no name, no markings.

Vintage bag, no name, no markings.

And the smelly ole inside…

087Next, we have this lovely pair of yellow wedges. No name brand anywhere on them but they are so comfortable and I like the ankle strap. I picked these up at Value Village.

Sunny wedges

Sunny wedges

 

Aren't they cute? I don't think I've ever owned yellow shoes. A great alternative to white or cream for the warm months.

Aren’t they cute? I don’t think I’ve ever owned yellow shoes. A great alternative to white or cream for the warm months.

Mr. Restyle was with me when I bought these next ones. In fact, he spotted them. I wasn’t sure. I was afraid they might look old lady like but I secretly really liked them. They are from France! Brand new condition and they are the most comfortable shoes ever!

Sonate slingbacks made in France.

Sonate slingbacks made in France.

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Oui oui, mais non non to the unpolished pedi (sorry). Should’ve kept the polish on til AFTER I took the pics.

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Oh how I wish I were in Paris sipping a drink and having a bite to eat in one of the countless cafes whilst wearing these shoes, a wonderful summer skirt and blouse (perhaps a hat) and watching the world go by!

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