Here is to the 80’s!

We all love different fashion decades, and even though I am a 20’s girl at heart, 80’s fashion appeals to me and has somehow found it’s way into my closet!

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I AM WEARING:

Pants – Vintage Alfred Dunner // Shoes – Unknown brand (bought in Russia) // Purse – Coach (vintage)

White lace top – my Grandma’s (vintage from Russia) // Striped Jacket – Necessary Objects //

Watch – Marc by Marc Jacobs

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And remember no matter what you do…

2013-05-06 20.21.03 Happy Thursday! Do you know what’s the best thing about Thursday? That it’s almost Friday!

Xo,

Z

OOTD: Friend’s Baby Shower

One of my really good friends is having her second child, so last Saturday I drove out to Eden Prairie, to spend an entire afternoon with her! And here is what I wore:

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J.Crew thrifted dress – $4 – Salvation Army

Nine West Wedges – Opitz Outlet St. Louis Park – $28

Anthropologie Cardigan – $2.50 – Goodwill

Trench – bought a very long time ago in Russia

Coach leather cross body – $4.99 thrifted – Salvation Army

Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch (bought at full price at Macy’s)

Ralph Lauren Pink Quartz Necklace – $10 Clothes Mentor in Minnetonka

Here is me and the mom-to-be, isn’t she gorgeous?

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I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Xo,

Z

Walking my New Shoes

I’ve been dying to wear my new thrifted Cabin Creek shoes. And today, I finally did ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is what else I wore

Cabin Creek shoes – Goodwill – $4.99

Vintage Skirt – Salvation Army – $1.99

Grandma’s top and necklace – PRICELESS

Vintage Coach Bag – Steeple People – $10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you al had an awesome weekend!

xo,

Z

Thrifting for Treasure: It’s been too long!

It’s been over 2 weeks since I posted my last Thrifting for Treasure. I didn’t want to do one last week, because I only bought two things, but this week’s haul, along with things that I’ve gotten off of freecycle and the items I thrifted a week before, should, all together, make a great post.ย Plus I was really inspired by Daniel Troppy and his almost daily YouTube haul videos.

The two items I bought last week were a salmon colored Talbots skirt and a cotton Gap black dress. When it comes to skirts, I have noticed myself leaning more and more towards anything high waisted and pocketed. And I know that I have blogged about it a lot over the past few weeks, so I am not going to bore you, but put the pictures up instead!

This week’s thrifting experience was a lot a lot more productive. I went to the Salvation Army in the North Loop district and here is what I got:

A vintage Coach purse, this one was meant for my mother-in-law, but I am not sure if she wants it, or if I am ready to give it up yet, but it’s absolutely stunning! If you are going for a Coach purse – go for the leather ones, don’t buy the fabric bags, even though they cost over $300, they still look cheap!

Next I got a Calvin Klein Dress. I immediately fell in love with this dress, the different layers of fabric add fullness and volume to the skirt. Plus I love how stripes go in different directions.

Remember my post on Trench Coats? Inspired by my husband? Well I just happened to find two trenches at the Salvation Army, and one of them is reversible – so that’s like 3 trenches instead of two ๐Ÿ˜‰

The first one is a Jones New York Coat:

Guess which side I will be rocking more often?

The next coat is actually a rain coat by Ralph Lauren. It’s a bright orange color, which will definitely make me stand out in the Minneapolis crowd!

The last two things were a little hard to explain, but since I got those sewing patterns off of Freecycle, I’ve been dying to get my hands on some new fabric. And well – turns out they sell fabric at the thrift store. What a pleasant discovery! If you are not sure if your thrift store sells fabric – check the linens/blankets section – that’s where I found these two amazing fabrics:

Now I am definitely asking for a sewing machine for Christmas.

I hope you all enjoyed these finds, if you’ve gone thrifting this week, make sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog below, I would love to check your finds out.

Have a great weekend,

xo

Thrifting for Treasure: Vintage Coach Bag

Ever since I moved to Minneapolis, I’ve been dying to check out the local thrift stores! Of course I googled the nearest ones to Loring Park. And ended up with quiet a few results. The first store I decided to check out is called Steeple People Surplus Store, which is located on the corner of W Franklin and S Lyndale Ave.ย Turns out it is an outreach project of Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church (HAUMC). The store opened its doors in 1979. Which makes the store vintage on it’s own ๐Ÿ™‚

The store immediately reminded me of Housing Works in NYC. The atmosphere, the items for sale, it’s all so warm and welcoming. I was going to the thrift store because I needed a new cross body bag. Marshalls didn’t have anything that I liked, and Macy’s was too expensive. I was 100% confident I would find something at SPSS. And I did! A vintage COACH bag, for $10! How cool is that? I didn’t even know it was coach, until I looked inside. The outside of the bag is pretty worn off, but that adds to the vintage feel. And it matched my Urban Outfitters Dress perfectly, so I had to have it.

Please don’t mind my facial expressions or my McDonald’s T-shirt ๐Ÿ™‚

I also got this cool macrame hand-made clutch. I showed it to my mom on Skype today, and she knew it was macrame right away! She’s got the eye of the professional indeed!

What thrifted treasures did you find this week?

Have a great weekend and Happy Thrifting ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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