Don’t be afraid of the Military! OOTD

It was my father’s in law 60th Birthday last Sunday, and since he is really into tanks, especially Russian pre-world war 2, tanks, and the armored vehicles that were manufactured in England and later exported to Russia.

It took me a while to figure out what to wear, but then I remembered this Maeva dress that I got from my friend, Mia, two Christmases ago, and this is how I looked:

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Dress – Maeva – gift

Boots – Salamander – gift

Coat – Via Spiga – thrifted – $12

Watch – Marc by Marc Jacobs

Black cardigan – sale at Target!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, enjoying your family and friends! I know I did ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great Tuesday!

Xo,

Zhenya

Best Thrift/Consignment Finds of 2012

2013 is almost here, and I thought it would be a good idea to somehow sum up this year. I did it in yesterday’s post by reviewing my best (In my opinion) refashions. Today I am going to share my favorite/best thrift finds of the past year!

And don’t forget to CLICK on the image to see the full post ๐Ÿ™‚

10. $ 15 Rock Band Drums – Brand New in box from Target Overstock/Salvation Army Warehouse distric, and spotted by my husband! I do feel like I need to inspire more male thrifters in this world, that’s why #10 is going to Sam ๐Ÿ™‚

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9. A very Paul Gauguin dress

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Love this dress, perfect for the summer, even if you don’t know who Paul Gauguin is ๐Ÿ˜‰

8. Vintage Polka Dot Top

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7. I got Xanax in my pockets sweater

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Yes, there were 2 Xanax pills in the pocket of this Pure sweater! Not so pure after all, is it? I will never tell what I did with them!

6. Leather “Basket Weave” Style shoes

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5. A Very Zig Zag Dress

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4. Vintage Folk Skirt

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3. Via Spiga Coatย 

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2. Corso Como $6 boots

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1. London Fog leather backpack, found at Empty The Nest store in Burnsville, December 29, 2012. The search for a perfect backpack is now complete! I will never need another one again!

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More about this amazing find later!

Happy 2013, and hopefully next year will be 365 times better for all of you, and may it be filled with thrifted and vintage goodies, and a little sweetness on the side!

Z

Coat Obsessed

Last Sunday I was able to meet up with two other Minnesota bloggers, and spend some time thrift shopping. ย Megan and I have been planning to go thrifting for a while, and when the blogger meet up got cancelled, out came Plan B! We went to several different thrift stores:

Arc’s Value Village in Richfield ย (you really have to look if you want to find something, this is a great store to go to if you have a lot of time on your hands and you are in the mood for a “treasure hunt”)

Turn Style in Minneapolis (overpriced for a thrift store, but the quality isn’t necessarily that great for a consignment shop. I personally prefer Clothes Mentor, we only stopped by at this location because we were having lunch near by!)

Savers in Bloomington (It’s literally less than a mile away from Blommington’s Goodwill! So if you are going thrifting you can pack those two locations in one trip! But to be honest, thrifting in Minneapolis is located rather conveniently, there are plenty of thrift stores in one area or another ๐Ÿ™‚ )

I will definitely share what I got at Savers in one of my upcoming DIY posts, let me share what I got at Arc’s first, because it’s going to blow your mind away! (As you may have guessed I didn’t buy anything at Turn Style, hmmm I wonder why??? :P)

1. A Via Spiga Coat in size 4! And it was only $15.99, even less after my 20% off coupon, thanks to Hennepin County’s Choose to Reuse Program! So in the end it was around $12.50

 

It’s belted, super warm, I’ve been obsessed with it since the first time I put it on, have been wearing it since monday, I mean I am in love with the coat! And who wouldn’t be, check out the lining:

 

And what it’s made of:

I will take 70% wool and 10% cashmere anyday ๐Ÿ˜‰ This thrift find just proved that to look and feel like a million bucks, you don’t necessarily need to spend a million bucks ๐Ÿ™‚

My second coat falls into a vintage category, for some reason it fell into the “Halloween” category as well! But it turned out for the best price wise, it only cost me $1.50, though the tag said $5.99

 

Here is my vintage tag:

 

 

And here is the Wonder Coat itself:

 

As you can tell, it’s also belted! To be honest I put this coat back on the rack after I tried it on, but then something made me go back for it, and I don’t regret it one bit! All I have to do now is fix the button, it was missing, but was rather thoughtfully placed into a pocket, along with a penny (I was definitely lucky that day!)

So what do you think? Was it a hit or a miss?

And there you have it – the continuation to the never ending story of my obsession with outerwear! (I also got a new coat for my husband, pics will be up too for you gents reading this blog! I really hope you are out there!)

Have a great weekend everyone, I will be in Fargo until Sunday night, so if you know of any good thrift stores there, comment below, or tweet me ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheers,

Z