Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I Got Me Some Horses

Once upon a time, this tank was over 40 bucks. It was beautiful, and I longed to have it. But come on. More than 40 bucks for a tank top? No.

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And then one magic day, (seriously, I was on my way to see Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince, so, it was a magic day) I went to visit it, and lo and behold…it was 9.99.

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And then it was mine.

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It costs less than the movie!

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I originally tried on a Large, because the sizing at Urban (I know, I know, the devil, but…9.99!) is not all that friendly, but as it turns out this particular brand is all about vanity sizing so I ended up with a small.

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Just look how pretty the pattern is!

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This gorgeous cuff is by TrilbyMade at Etsy.

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It is made of recycled leather, it is cut so that your arm doesn’t get all sweaty, and it is reversible! The other side is solid black leather. And it's super comfortable!

I love a good deal, and you know I love Etsy. In fact, the main reason I keep up the shop is so that I can have some spending money. I put almost everything I make on Etsy, back into Etsy. I buy my supplies there and I buy clothes, jewelry and handbags there as well. Since Nathan has been unemployed and money has been really tight, that flow has been invaluable to me. I would have totally lost my mind without it.

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These are from mark (by Avon), but I customized them when I got them. They are really great, I love the way they swing.

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I love those boots. When I put them on in the AM, they seem like they are going to be super comfortable all day, right? And then around noon, I think I am going to die, but it passes. It’s so weird, but by 4 I’m fine.

And last but not least…another handbag thrifted by my husband. For $4.25.

(I was meeting one of my girls after work and I stopped in a random parking lot to take these pics)
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$4.25! It’s in perfect shape, and it’s a great size. I love it!

Cardigan, Alternative
Tank, Silence and Noise
Denim leggings, Target
Grey ankle boots, Payless
Earrings, mark, customized by me
Cuff, TrilbyMade at Etsy.
Bag, Vintage and thrifted


Jasie VanGesen said...

The back of the tank is lovely! Those strappy bits are just gorgeous.

just my style said...

I am seriously lusting after those boots......

Sal said...

I WILL own one of those magnificent cuffs one day.

myownlittleuniverse said...

ok i love all of this. but now how are these boots from payless?! every time i go there lately there is NOTHING that resembles "cool" lol

Autumn said...

I kind of know what you mean about those boots. The "I'm gonna die" feeling doesn't pass for me, though.

They hurt the TOPS of my feet.

The Thrifty Stylist said...

the painted pattern and strappy back on the shirt are pretty freaking excellent, yes! and i love the cuff! hooray for etsy. can you teach my man to spot awesome thrifty stuff for me?!

Kasmira said...

GAH! Tori Amos title! I love her.

What do you think of Abnormally Attracted to Sin?

Work With What You've Got said...


I am not even good at thrifting myself, all the skill is with Nathan, self taught that one!


I haven’t actually heard it. I never downloaded the last album, I downloaded a few tracks but was uninspired and sort of let it go. I love love love all of her work right through Strange Little Girls. She sort of lost me for some of Beekeeper, and Scarlett’s Walk…eh. I used to go see her every tour, but I think the last time I went was Scarlett’s Walk. What do YOU think of it? Should I give it a listen or do I sound like a lost cause to you?

Alannah said...

I love the Tori Amos title (ps--I just downloaded AAtS so if you want the link, I'll send it to you)!

This is my favourite new outfit of yours. I absolutely love that tank on you. Wow. I can't believe it was $9.99! SO AWESOME. Your hair looks wickedly fantastic like that, by the way.


wardrobeexperience said...

amazing top, love the strappy back and the horses most.


Shopaholic said...

I love it when something you actually want goes on sale, especially if you'd almost considered it full price.

Great top, I love that print.

Sher said...

Good things come to those who wait ;)

Lovely top!

Kasmira said...

I haven't listened to AAtS at all. :( It's on my Amazon wishlist.

I LOVED American Doll Posse. It might be one of my favorite albums. Scarlett's Walk was meh for me and I like most of Beekeeper.

Oranges And Apples said...

that cuff is genius! and harray for reduced price tank tops!

discount coupons said...

ok !!!!!! i like all of this.....