Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thrifting Expeditions, Fall 2010

Closet revitalized until Spring 2011
It's been ages since I've shopped, as monies from eBay/Etsy go directly back into the business, with a (somewhat) meager deposit to the IRA.  BUT, frugality aside, the selections at Keyport Thrift ShopGoodwill of East Brunswick, and Karen's Consignment Boutique were far too good to pass up.  Within a modest budget of $200 and a few free weekends, I've amassed a hoard that should take me through a Fall and Winter's worth of networking events!

Here's a peek at some highlights...

I'd just become a fan of Daphne Guinness when the Lulu Guinness bag leaped out at me. And I'm so delighted to now own a Dolce and Gabbana design, the fabric of this suit is 2Die4!  The DKNY brown denim and leather pants were a little tight in the waist, but luckily the previous owner had just nipped in the waistline without cutting so all I had to do was release those darts.

And, let's not forget the accessories...a few scarves and some heart-iful vintage jewelry.  Charm bracelets are my passion and I treat them like wearable journals of  my life.  I already may have filled this new one!

Ralph Lauren
America by Perry Ellis
Dolce & Gabbana




Christmas Kitties!

Finally, every woman over 50 knows that even the most fabulous clothes need a little help in the foundations area.  Let's face it, gravity cannot be defied, even by Marc Jacobs. My quest appears to have paid off, after months of searching, as I've found some delicious lingerie from Soma that fits perfectly PLUS looks AND feels as sensual as the French styles I crave! The added bonus was the perfume sampler offer.  Sadly, I possess a nose which often can't distinguish a $5 cologne from a $500 perfume.  After some careful sampling I chose Gorgeous for its distinct fragrance.  I adore miniature bottles because once empty, I can fill with tinted water for my vintage Cissy doll's boudoir vanity diorama.

Hope everyone has recovered from Black Friday!  You'll find me decorating for the Holidays in two worlds, see my doll dioramas unfold at The Cottage Couturière.


  1. What fabbo finds, and though I'm embarrassed to admit it, I really love the kitties sweater!

  2. LOL, I have wanted a Kittie Holiday sweater 4evR, one of the dealers at the market where I sell brought it to my attention. I know it's not *trendy* or *cool* but if I create the right mix it'll look fine. Thanks for dropping in!