Hope you've all had a fab holiday season, whatever your tradition!
We had a lovely quiet Christmas here, with pressies in the morning, mostly for Adam, mimosas all day for Mommy and Daddy, and a cheese fondue in the evening. Adam took to his (thrifted) Fisher Price doggie xylophone right away. (His fancy new helmet is to correct a slight deformity).
Yesterday was my and hubby's two-year anniversary. So much has happened in two years: marriage to my wonderful guy, moving country twice, and of course, having Adam. So much to celebrate!
Unfortunately Adam and I were (and are) still recuperating from a nasty stomach virus, so we didn't do much. But these lovely roses my Mother-in-Law sent, in my fave colour combo for roses, certainly cheered the day (even if I did experience it from my bed).
I was bummed as I was sick on the day of the monthly brocante market, which was apparently really good this month, according to the hubs.
But hubby went out and bought me something that he tucked into my anniversary card, this lovely 1970s gold-plated glass and enamel pendant signed by a Limoges maker. What a sweetie pie. He knows my style so well.
I really do have the best man. Even though he hates the thrift shop, he often comes along with me when I want to go.
The last time he was there, he snapped some pics of the place, and on Christmas Day, he tucked this thrift shop "Carte Cadeau" that he made for me into my Christmas card, featuring "the happiest pig in shit" on the front. Tee hee. That will be me at the thrift shop!
Taped to the back of the voucher: a 20 Euros note.
Aww. Just like the Thrift Shop song by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis: "... got twenty dollars in my pocket....". Ok, make 'em Euros and you have a deal.
So, just what can you get for 20 Euros at my local thrift shop?
|Vintage cashmere sweater: Ottawa consignment shop|
Kenneth Cole boots: Toronto thrift shop
Jeans (pre-pregnancy - whoo-hoo!): UK charity shop
Second-hand Tom Ford sunnies: Annecy consignment shop
Killer bag: see below.
A vintage (1970s?) faux fur/chenille coat by Cacharel.
|Wool beret: Annecy consignment shop|
Vintage Cacharel coat: Annecy thrift shop, 20 E
Vintage Mulberry bag: Annecy thrift shop, 10 E
1980s suede and leather boots: Etsy
Gloves and cashmere tunic underneath: retail.
A vintage (man's?) leather bag made by Brit maker Mulberry - for 10 Euros, marked down from 50 as the leather is slightly discoloured in parts.
Fellow stylistas, I had no idea Mulberry was a luxury bag maker and that new ladies' styles go for 1000-2000 Pounds. I just loved the bag and knew it was a quality piece. It's got the signature plaid lining, gold maker's disc, and serial number, the latter of which I need to look up on a purse forum - hopefully vintage bags will be listed there.
|Turtleneck: Toronto thrift shop|
Vintage Kenzo jacket: Annecy thrift shop, 30 E
Vintage booties: Ebay
Vintage Mulberry bag: Annecy thrift shop.
Hubby had to snap a pic of me wearing my thrifted velvet and floral jacket by Kenzo on a zebra crossing. He thought it was very Beatles/Sgt. Pepper. Couldn't simulate the cover of that album so Abbey Road will have to do.
Joking aside, I've been looking for a red velvet floral Kenzo jacket ever since my twin sis dug one up at a thrift shop years ago in Toronto. This one is perfect: fitted, double-breasted and bright. A French label, like Cacharel, Kenzo did velvet floral jackets in the 1980s and 90s, methinks. The Kenzo look is different today but I really love its vintage pieces. True, this baby was 30 E, but I couldn't leave it there.
|Vintage Irish cashmere cape: Canadian thrift shop|
I bought these items before Christmas so still have to spend my voucher, yay!
No snow in Annecy - it's been 8-10 degrees C for ages - but we went to the mountains to see friends on Boxing Day, and there's heaps of the white stuff there.
It was very beautiful and nice to get away from the city.
Linking up to all the lovelies at Patti's Visible Monday. Happy New Year! xo