Thursday, September 8, 2011

THURSDAY'S THRIFT....Valentino and Dooney

Hi darlings, feeling a little better today.  This ailment seems to come and go.  I feel like I have more strength today just like I did the day I helped my husband clean the shed.  Very strange feeling but I am thankful that today I am not in as much pain because it is Thursday's thrift where I like to showcase my savings.  I am not interested so much as to what you've spent on an item as much as I am interested in what you have saved on an item.  This quote was inspired by my friend and follower of this blog Jenni (aka cupcake).  She loves to bake and she is good at it.  You can see her here when I featured her on another blog stint called "Star of my blog".  For some reason all of the photos will not show up once you click to see her huge closet but there are enough to get a good look at her wardrobe.   Anyway, today I bring you a Valentino super luxurious vest for Fall.  I paid...(don't hate me and you better sit down for this one)  $1.99 at the Village thrift a while back.  I paired it with the no name vintage scarf that I had to have for the same price.  This is why I love thrifting, I paid the same price for a no name vintage leaf print scarf as I did for a Valentino sweater vest made from as stated on the label...virgin wool...ooooh baby!!



I had to double check for an inside tag for authenticity and here it is....

Can't wait to wear this special item...any suggestions on how to pair it or wear it are welcome darlings...

Next up are my newly thrifted Dooney and Burke boat shoes that I spent $5.99 on at the Goodwill, my local haunt.  They are a perfect fit and I found another pair exactly like them on ebay (used) with a starting bid of $45.00.    I looked on their website and new boat shoes are $145.00.  These are in perfect condition for 2nd hand.

I cleaned them with Lysol and Myers vegetable counter top spray in lavender scent....they only needed a small amount of scrubbing...

Although this photo is not so great, I found these vintage sunglasses for .99cents, case included at the Goodwill.  Someone put the sticker price right on the lens so I had a heck of time trying to get the sticky stuff off.  They remind me of  glasses from the 50's with their retro style frame and they are marked "Mustang".  Cool....

I hope you've enjoyed my thrift finds...I hope this inspires the thrifter in you...  lots of love, Dawn xo  New followers welcome...so glad to meet you.  If I am not following you back...leave me a message and I will visit you...!!

10 comments:

Tanyabell said...

very cute! i think the vest/scarf combo would look great with some tailored khakis

Sabrina said...

A Valentino find? That's fabulous! I also really love the shoes and glasses- looks like it'd be a really cute vintage outfit.

Sincerely,
Sabrina

Cat said...

Great finds ... really love those Dooney boat shoes ... wow!

xx Cat

KizzyDoll said...

Great finds love!! I adore those glasses :)) Thank you so much for the birthday wishes..I appreciate them..I have been off enjoying the week with my husband as he took it as a holiday time for my birthday, but I will be back in the new week :)) I hope you are doing well and wish you a great weekend xo Kizzy!!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you...just catching up on your blog and a million other things...will call you tomm.. cupcake (thanks for the shout out!!!)

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

Wow, great finds! Love the sweater.
I really like the boat shoes. I have had my eye on some for a while, but it seems as though they are all cut so narrow! I have little wide, wide feet.
I think the tailored khaki idea that Tanyabell said would look great, especially with a blouse underneath the vest and wearing the scarf.

Daisy said...

you always find the best things!
thank you for stopping by, after being on vacation for two weeks it's been kind of difficult to get back into blogging.
But I do always find find the time to check on your blog even if I don't comment.
I wish you a wonderful weekend!
Daisy

Koltunovskaya said...

I like this vest very much! Color is great!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

the shoes and glasses are amazing!!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Shelby said...

wow! You find some awesome stuff! those d&b shoes look like new! I found some sperry's in my size at goodwill but they were quite worn in - but I still love them!

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