I love how I can find clothes from all over the world at ValueVillage and Goodwill. I am absolutely delighted when I find clothes from France, England and Japan. Somehow the quality, pattern and fit always suite me so well. It also makes me feel worldly wearing pieces from Japan even though I have never been there. When I find items from England or France, it makes me reminisce about my past travels and day dream of going back.
I wore this out because the weather was wonderful in Toronto and I wanted today to be memorable. ML and I went to sign the lease to our future home, what a great way to spend a Sunday.
Top: Francois Beauregard
Shoes – Fitzwell
(By the way, I would not recommend buying Fitzwell shoes from Zappos. The quality is poor and it hurts)
I often meet people who notice how small my feet are. Being a size 4 in Canada is not easy. It’s very difficult and expensive to find shoes that are stylish.
Every so often I meet someone that has been to Japan and they tell me Japan sells lots of size 4 shoes. Thanks to Toronto’s diversity, I find shoes and clothes from Japan at ValueVillage and Goodwill some times. My latest finds are two classic black shoes that can be worn for work and leisure.
The post below with the blue skirt was a lot of fun to work on. My friend helped me take those pictures and we had such a good laugh taking it because we were trying to be discreet. I know it doesn’t sound very funny but I laughed my @ss off taking those pictures
I have a love for primary colour skirts. Red, orange, white, yellow etc…
Somehow when you are thrift shopping, these skirts are always supper long and I end up picturing a Mennonite girl wearing this skirt to a local farm dance. I usually hem them to the knee length and envision the different tops I can wear it with.
Also, I usually assume there are no petites clothes available in the big city of Toronto. However, Goodwill and ValueVillage always has so many to choose from. The skirt I wore today is from Garey Petites, to my suprise, this company is still in business. (I am also going through a pleat phase, I love pleated skirts)
ML and I are moving in with each other this summer. After 10 years of dating, I am finally ready for this big step. I was probably ready a year ago =P
I am trying my best to furnish our home with recycled items so we do not clutter the earth. I have been researching on how to achieve the perfect “flea market chic” look for our future home.
The dress I am showing today is one of my fave pieces that I got from ValueVillage. I had no idea the dress was by a reputable brand Laundry by Shelli. It’s not super expensive when bought brand new, but at ValueVillage prices, how can you go wrong???
I have come to terms that I live in Canada. Which means for more than 8 months out of the year, I will need to wear long sleeves and tights with any dress or skirt I fancy. It’s tough because every spring I am tempted to buy thin dresses and skirts that I may never wear or wear once a year. That’s why I now put every skirt through a test, I test whether it will look good with tights and boots.
I am happy the skirt below passes the test. I got it at Goodwill and thought it was some Italian brand. I wasn’t too disappointed when I googled it and found out it was a Chinese Brand.
I wore this skirt with a top from Banana Republic and classiques entier shoes.