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Blog: Pam's Pennypinching With STYLE

A Thrifty Sat. AM

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Did a comedy video this AM & it was right around the CORNER, so I could keep my carbon footprint down & WALK.  Wish that were possible more often!

On the way back there was a street sale on the lawn of the school & I got a Roman figurine for my brother, he's into that stuff - and a purse that says YSL for Yves St. Laurent, which could be a knock off but for $2 who cares - nice hardware, tho...and a gauzy skirt - with tag still on - also $2. 

For the shoot, I brought things our from the depths of my wardrobe, 1/2 the reason I have so much stuff!  Including all sorts of scarves & jewelry.  Got a chance to wear my new long brown linen duster coat (also with tag) I got at a thrift shop for $7 (I bought quite a few jackets that day because they were such a bargain & I have a black one, too.)

Looked at the Coldwater Creek email catalog & Whew!  The jackets are all $80-90 !! I have similar ones, but have gotten them for under $10!!  So I feel better that I snapped up all those colored jackets that day - didn't spend $80 for ALL of them! (& the $ goes to the Salvation Army's charitable work, so it's a mitzvah - blessing - too.)

Note - when a thrift shop keeps on getting merchandise like that, there is a pattern of donation -so check in whenever you are in the area - who knows what you will find.  There is a LOT of NEW merchandise like women's clothes & even shoes at that Salvation Army -  We also got a bargain on our computer desk there - a floor model??

Find myself fiddling around with some semi-precious charms (one lapiz and one carnelian?) a friend left for me with some miscellaneous odds and ends  -  Strange to say, I bought some synthetic cord that seems intended for hair weaves (?) at the 99 Cent Store, but which is just the right color & consistency to serve as good cord for necklaces!  I put on the 2 charms and a Chinese coin with a hole in the middle, tied a knot & another knot - and voila! Chic! I am pleased with that. In a boutique how much?  Gee, too much!

I also found my fun fur, which I am going to try to knit with chopsticks as recommended here!  Fun fur is great for L.A., as it isn't really too warm, but has some fuzziness.  And I don't have anything in that color....I really try to get back into knitting - despite my lack of success on my last project (I was actually on the Knitty Gritty show & they GAVE me the yarn, so all was not LOST. The knitters there were practically PROS.  I was impressed.)

We are off to the boat when the laundry comes out - so this is a quick one.  But I just felt I wanted to document a snapshot of my thrifty, but hopefully chic, life!  See ya.



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