Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Sale of the Year

Last weekend, I was enjoying the warm weather with my roommate while taking a midday stroll through our charming little neighborhood. We happened to walk past a yard sale and this bag caught my eye.

And one of the vintage bags I snagged!

[The bag that started it all]

I walked over and picked up and told B how cute I thought it was. Suddenly, I hear the woman who lives there tell me, "Isn't it cute? It's only a quarter!"

My response: "You're joking, right?"

"Nope!" she happily told me, "It's closeout time... EVERYTHING is a quarter."

We'll have to check with B, but I'm pretty sure my jaw was on the ground. For that price, I couldn't afford NOT to paw through the piles and piles of yard sale goodies.

While searching for treasures, I chatted with the woman and her family. Turns out that her great aunt recently passed away after living a life full of passion for style, shopping, and sewing. I can definitely identify with those things so it makes me happy that this woman's style can sort of live on through me.

One of the vintage hats I picked up today!

[One of the hats I snagged]

I ended up taking home lots of vintage goodies, many still with their tags on them: several skirts & tops, a few bundles of fabric, two giant bags of assorted sewing notions (e.g. lace, buttons, etc.), several hats, a hat box, a handful of bags and clutches, and.... this dress--all for a mere $5! And would you believe this dress was one of the several things I snagged that still had the original tags on it?





Nude lace dress - Vintage Jessica Howard from Nordstrom | Locket - Sway in Santa Cruz, CA
Denim Jacket - American Eagle via Lucky FABB Conf. | Faux wood sandals - Xhilaration
Skinny brown belt - H&M | Oval ring - F21 | On my lips - MAC's Satin Spitfire

I think my new summer hobby might be hunting around for amazing yard sales.

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Kristen said...

major score!

Kristina said...

That's so awesome! I need to find some yard sales around here.

Unknown said...

That is crazy awesome!!! I like this planet where you become addicted to yard sales. Because you can SCORE at them. Amazing finds - better prices than I get unless I buy bulk!

Absolutely Mrs. K said...

wow love that dress, it looks perfect on you. the shape is just phenomenal. love the combination with the jeans jacket

Unknown said...

LOVE. One of my favorite outfits of yours hun <3