Filed under: - Sarah, Inspirables | Tags: bargains, budget, Off the Racks, Thrifting, unique, Vintage
Since jo put up a post on thrift finds, thought I’d write something about it too. (Although, i must say that i highly doubt i could out-trump her glamourette find with a better bargain)
Recently, I helped a freelance photographer friend (say that 5 times!) style a photoshoot (photos will be posted when i get them 😀 ! ) to build her portfolio. We went to the Salvation Army Family Thrift Store at 309 Upper Serangoon Road. (there are other outlets as well)
And these are a few of our finds…
Navy floral print vest/top (a cute mid-drift in its hey-day, with no missing buttons!)
Small circular pouch with embossed and stitched details. (the strap was falling apart, so i swapped it with a strap from another bag.. tts why the strap looks slightly disproportioned with the small pouch)
(and my favourite!) a picnic basket!! or maybe a dog carrier?
hahas. I just thought this bag was so cute. cant wait to bring it to school/go for a picnic/maybe even visit the beach. (and all because of the bag!!!)
Do you find that there are some things that simply compel you to do things just so you can show it off?
a new cocktail dress = night out with the girls for drinks
new beach tote = an afternoon on Palawan beach soaking up the sun
And not only do you have to go places/do things, you must dress to match the item.. hahas. (: i do that.
Anyway, the reason we hit the thrift store was because the shoot was on a tight budget. We got the top for $4 and the bags for $12 each. Reasonable (by my standards, at least). The only thing that annoyed me, somewhat, was that the prices were written onto the bags.. The picnic basket has its price written on one of the knobs (in thick blue marker) *grr!* But i still love it. (:
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