Vintage (and Black Friday!) Edition of Thrifty Thursday

Thursday, November 28, 2013

I've said it before and I'll say it again. I hate the cold weather. I had read earlier in the week that it was supposed to warm up today, so I had planned to do a big photoshoot for today and get a bunch of outfits photographed so I could have some material for some upcoming entries. Instead it snowed. Since I had all my outfits planned out and packed up (was spending some time at my parents' house since my grandma just flew in from Florida) I decided to go ahead and photograph them anyway. Why dilly dally around? I can't wait for winter to warm up, or else I might be waiting forever! Unfortunately, not being a seasoned photographer at all, I failed to understand just how bad indoor lighting is. I'd heard rumours for a long time but never fully understood until I had something to compare it to. Yeesh. Sorry these pics look like they were taken on a cell phone but I tried my best!

1950s style, 50s style, fashion, red checker print, check printed, red and white, fit and flare, housewife, picnic, peter pan collar, bow belt, vintage, retro, A Coin For the Well, Suzanne Amlin, Windsor Ontario fashion blog, style blogger
1950s style, 50s style, fashion, red checker print, check printed, red and white, fit and flare, housewife, picnic, peter pan collar, bow belt, vintage, retro, A Coin For the Well, Suzanne Amlin, Windsor Ontario fashion blog, style blogger
1950s style, 50s style, fashion, red checker print, check printed, red and white, fit and flare, housewife, picnic, peter pan collar, bow belt, vintage, retro, A Coin For the Well, Suzanne Amlin, Windsor Ontario fashion blog, style blogger
1950s style, 50s style, fashion, red checker print, check printed, red and white, fit and flare, housewife, picnic, peter pan collar, bow belt, vintage, retro, A Coin For the Well, Suzanne Amlin, Windsor Ontario fashion blog, style blogger

I got this awesome dress for $10 (including shipping from Hawaii!) from my friend Camille of The Corner Sweetheart. I don't know if it's a vintage dress or an Asian dress that's fronting like it's vintage, but either way, it's super adorable. I got the shoes and bracelet on my most recent trip to Value Village. I'm not so sure about the shoes though. As cute as they are, they are too small. They are vintage Tender Tootsies and are marked a size 8 but they feel closer to a 7. I know this because I parade around in size 7 shoes. Often.

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vintage red shoes, Mary Janes, kitten heels, Tender Tootsies, 1980s, 1970s, 70s, 80s, retro, patent, stamped sole
vintage red shoes, Mary Janes, kitten heels, Tender Tootsies, 1980s, 1970s, 70s, 80s, retro, patent, stamped sole, red and white checked dress, picnic, 1950s style, 50s fashion, A Coin For the Well, Suzanne Amlin, Windsor fashion blog, style blogger

I recently opened an account on Trend Trunk (it's sort of a Canadian version of Poshmark) so don't be too surprised if you see these babies pop up there in the next few days!

1950s style, 50s style, fashion, red checker print, check printed, red and white, fit and flare, housewife, picnic, peter pan collar, bow belt, vintage, retro, A Coin For the Well, Suzanne Amlin, Windsor Ontario fashion blog, style blogger

1950s style, 50s style, fashion, red checker print, check printed, red and white, fit and flare, housewife, picnic, peter pan collar, bow belt, vintage, retro, A Coin For the Well, Suzanne Amlin, Windsor Ontario fashion blog, style blogger
1950s style, 50s style, fashion, red checker print, check printed, red and white, fit and flare, housewife, picnic, peter pan collar, bow belt, vintage, retro, A Coin For the Well, Suzanne Amlin, Windsor Ontario fashion blog, style blogger
1950s style, 50s style, fashion, red checker print, check printed, red and white, fit and flare, housewife, picnic, peter pan collar, bow belt, vintage, retro, A Coin For the Well, Suzanne Amlin, Windsor Ontario fashion blog, style blogger
1950s style, 50s style, fashion, red checker print, check printed, red and white, fit and flare, housewife, picnic, peter pan collar, bow belt, vintage, retro, A Coin For the Well, Suzanne Amlin, Windsor Ontario fashion blog, style blogger
1950s style, 50s style, fashion, red checker print, check printed, red and white, fit and flare, housewife, picnic, peter pan collar, bow belt, vintage, retro, A Coin For the Well, Suzanne Amlin, Windsor Ontario fashion blog, style blogger, twirl, spin, fun

Twirling when your tripod is a foot away is impossible to do without falling out of the frame.

red and white check dress, checker print dress, printed cotton dress, 1950s style, 50s fashion, red bow belt, red and white bangle bracelet, red Besame lipstick, A Coin For the Well, Suzanne Amlin
red bow earrings, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well, style blog, fashion blog
Eyebrow plucking fail! But cute earrings!
Outfit Details

Dress - purchased from friend - $10
Shoes - Value Village - $5
Purse - Salvation Army - $6
Headband - found it in my mom's drawer while getting ready
Earrings - Ardene's - 6 pack of earrings for $3
Belt - from another dress
Bracelet - Value Village - $1
Legit the most expensive thing I'm wearing is my lipstick (which is Besame that I bought off eBay for $16)

In other thrifty news, many online stores have begun their Black Friday festivities early! I haven't been able to participate as much as I like because of lack of funds (although I do get paid before the Modcloth sale ends!) I thought I would show not only my top picks of Modcloth items, but my top picks of sales.

All of the Following Items Are From Modcloth.com

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1) You Bow the Spot Socks - sale price $5.99
2) Presh is More Heel in Grey - sale price $31.99
3) Too Much Fun Dress in Tile - sale price $39.99
4) Hayride Tradition Sweater in Blue sale price - $29.99
5) Barista in the City Top in Red sale price - $18.99
6) Shoreline Soiree Dress in Kaleidoscope - sale price $38.99
7) Whirl Traveler Necklace sale price - $7.99
8) Loving These Leggings sale price - $13.99
9) Polished Pal Bracelet sale price - $6.99
10) S'Marvelous Heel In Scarlet sale price - $18.99
11) Great Wavelengths Dress in Red sale price - $25.99

Note, making wishlists is dangerous. In the end, I ended up buying the grey shoes, the red shirt and both pieces of jewelry. Hahah, but that's not surprising, right?

As for other sales, EShakti is having 30% off the entire site right now. Lulu*s is taking baby steps in their sale tactics and is having a Thanksgiving Day promotion with 15% off sitewide, but I'm sure there's more on the horizon. DollsKill have discounted a huge portion of their merchandise (my favourite are these mushroom shoes and these Hello Kitty Creepers) and Unique Vintage is also having 25% off everything (including sale items!) Happy shopping everybody! It's certainly better than being out in the cold, waiting for a Black Friday sale to drop at a big box store! Talk soon!

Edit - since many of the sales actually hit on Black Friday, I thought I would come back and update!

Anthropologie is 20% off sitewide.
Baby Girl Boutique is 25% off sitewide with code BLACK13.
BB Dakota is offering 30% off sitewide on orders $100+ with coupon code THANKS30.
Betsey Johnson has 30% off and free shipping (use code SHOP30) 
Dolce Vita is offering 25% off all apparel and up to 50% off shoes (plus a free tote with purchase of $150 or more!) Use code BLACKFRIDAY13
Emerging Thoughts has 20% off sitewide with code GOBBLE GOBBLE
Eva Franco has 50% off selected styles (use code BFSALE at check-out.)
Forever 21 is having deals starting from $3 (shop Women's here, Accessories here), 50% off Boots and Bags and an additional 50% off sale items with the code EXTRA50
40% off the entire Folter site with coupon code bf40.
Hello Holiday is having 25% off the entire store with coupon code BRIGHT (plus a free gift!)
Hot Topic has all tees for $10.
Joy the Store is having 20% off all party dresses.
Kate Spade has up to 75% off (but you had to sign in to see the sale and I couldn't be bothered.)
Lace Affair is having an extra 25% off all sale items with coupon code BLACKFRIDAY. 
Le Bunny Bleu is having 50% off their best selling items with code Bunny_BFBest13
Like Twice (an online re-sale shop) is having 40% off everything with coupon code MEGASALE.
Nasty Gal is trying the theme route and everything that is black is on sale 40% off.
Oasap has up to 75% off items plus 30% off with code BLACKFRIDAY
Pinup Girl Clothing is 30% off site wide.
PlasticLand is offering gifts with purchases over $50.
Ruche is having 20% off sitewide in addition to their under $5, $10, $15, and $20 bucket deals.
Sephora has $10 palettes in their "Dealtopia" section.
Shabby Apple is having 20% off sitewide with code BLACKFRIDAY. 
SheInside is having an up to 80% off sale (although I took a quick peek and noticed most items hit at about 20% off. Still alright by me!)
Shoes.com is having an extra 30% off sale shoes with code BLACK
Storenvy (aka Hipster Etsy) is having 30% off selected merchandise.
Summerland is 25% off sitewide with code PUMPKINPIE
Tulle Clothing is having a huge, nearly sitewide sale of 75% off. Modcloth carries a lot of this brand and I spotted so many things that I wanted that Modcloth had discontinued!!! Coupon code THANKSFORU takes an additional 10% off.
Urban Outfitters has huge discounts and has an under $20, under $30 and under $50 section. I haven't scoured the whole sale yet, but in the under $20 section, some things look to be discounted up to 80% are the section is 16 pages!
If you'd like to see all my best looks from the season, check out my wardrobe wrap up post!

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4 comments :

  1. I hate the cold too! It really just slows me down and it makes outfit posts harder to do.
    That said, good for you for being resourceful! Love the dress - it's so cute and pretty! :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  2. I love that you matched everything to your dress. Those shoes are stunning.

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    1. I'm a little anal about matching things. I see other people do the mismatch look and I think it looks really cute on them but I just can't do it. I attempted to wear purple tights with a navy dress last night and I "almost" went there but it felt all wrong. My sister and mom dress the same way so I know it runs in the family!

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