2009-12-26

Festive Sparkle

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Shirt? thrifted
High-waisted black jeans? h&m
Boots? Modern Vintage, Winners
Ring? Winners
Earrings? h&m
I feel pretty guilty over the thrifting haul I have taken home in the last weeks. I was going to categorize it for you guys but when the list grew, I felt even worse over the sheer volume of my hoarding. Let's just say it was good...
I need a new hobby, maybe baking or knitting, anything that will keep me out of thrift stores. Because once I'm in there, I can't help but kick a$$. Take this silk sequined shirt for example... I popped into Talize for 15 minutes before I had be somewhere else (don't remember where but I'm sure it was fabulous, like... the grocery store) and there was this piece of sparkliness hanging at the front of a rack on display! Silk, sequined, six bucks... all mine! It even had silk-covered shoulder pads! I took the shoulder pads out this time because they were only pinned in and kept slipping around. Every time I did something physical (like get off the couch and get myself another chocolate), a shoulder pad would slide down and create a third breast.
Yes, I have some crazier sequin stuff but I love this shirt's classic colour combination and drape. It's pretty, and it made me feel festive... even though it rained all Christmas day! But just in case the shirt wasn't festive enough, I wrapped my little Christmas light strand around me. My movement was restricted by the length of the extension cord but I did my share to put the 'holla' in Holladays...

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32 comments :

Julia said...

6 bucks! so jealous! i love the subtle zebra-ness of it. and its so shiny!

stilettolover91 said...

Cute shirt!!

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Leah said...

Love that shirt... thrifting is a hobby. Hahaha!

Linda said...

The pics are well done. Way to go Matt!

Kyla said...

That shirt is gorgeous and these photos are down right awesome! The totally belong in a magazine editorial!

Fashion Therapist said...

I love the shirt and the lights only make it look better!

Ernie said...

Oh dear.

Prior to reading this post, if someone asked me (though why they would remains an unknown, unimportant detail)to rate my pun skills I would give myself a solid eight on a scale of one to ten.

But then I read the last line, and realized I was grievously mistaken. Teach me your skills?

haha, love that last photo, it's just gorgeous :]

Alanna said...

when you feel bad about thrifting, think of all the money you saved! imagine those clothes from a department store or boutique!


rejoice!

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Love the top.

chic said...

I looove these pictures, they're so great. I love your serious expression in all of them, goes great with the twinkle lights and sequined shirt :) This is such a great festive but posh look, I'm really diggin' it. S.

briannelee said...

Love the top! Hope you had a great Christmas! I was in Detroit for the holiday. We drove downtown and saw Canada across the water and I waved to you and Linda ;)

The Village Idiot said...

great shots!! love the outfit!!! perfectly festive

Julia said...

Hell yeah, thrifting! I thrift constantly, and I actually think I look better for it. I love these photos with the lights, you look absolutely beautiful, and that shirt is kick ass.

xx

Eyeliah said...

Blouse is gorgeous. great pictures!

Teresa said...

Wonderful photos! Love that sweater and the sparkly lights making everything festive!

xoxo
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em.me.ma said...

lovely pictures : ) looks very posh

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Candycane said...

Beautiful pictures! :D

H to the izzo said...

This is why I like your blog so much--we share the same love for sequins/sparkles. I love the first photo, especially the way the blouse is picking up the lights and looking as if it's glowing from within!

Elaine said...

Man. I want to go thrifting with you!!! You seem to get all the good stuff!!


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ShopKim said...

Fantastic find! LOVE the pictures too. Very very fabulous.

(always)alanna said...

loveee the shirt- so holiday-ish! and love the lights- SUCH a great touch!
gorgeous blogg!
xx

Taylor Sterling said...

These are beautiful! I love the lights!! So pretty and the sweater is great!

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

That shirt is awesome.

Brittany said...

Wow, great shirt! Every sequin shirt I've ever seen has been way too out there but this one is perfect! I love your pictures and you have such a cute blog!

anne charlotte said...

love that top!!!!! thriftstore queen.

E said...

The effect of those lights with that sequin top is SO cool! I love these photos!

Second Skin said...

never stop thrifting!! Never never! Its a healthy hobby and you could miss out on so many other great things like this shirt! Holy!

nikatknight said...

That shirt is to die for! love your use of christmas lights....very festive!!!

Work With What You've Got said...

Love those pictures. And the top.

Maybe you could keep thrifting, but open an Etsy shop. Wear things a couple times, and then sell them. FOR A PROFIT. See?

em.me.ma said...

thanks for your coment! that was really helpful. I've never spoken to a ryerson graduate! I have heard quite a few times how hard Ryerson's fashion program is. oh i hope i'm motivated enough to stick it through for 4 years! as for design or communication.. STILl not fully sure, can you take the other design stream course as electives?

Healthy and Homemade said...

Gooooooorgeous!!

wardrobeexperience said...

great pictures! gorgeous top!