Sunday, October 24, 2010

VV Boutique...

Ok...it's not technically called VV Boutique, it's official name is Value Village but I love it just the same. Like most ladies, I LOVE to shop. Luckily for me I don't like to spend a lot of money. This is where Value Village and other thrift shops come in...

I am sure every woman has had those days where they stand in front of their closet overflowing with clothes and think "I have nothing to wear!!". Whether you are having one of those moments or just having a bad day, there is nothing like a little thrift shopping to pick up your spirits.

I thought I would share some of my most recent frugal fashion finds! I am apologizing in advance for my lame attempt at modeling LOL.

I found this jacket at Value Village and it has quickly become my all time favourite! I will be getting tons of wear out of it this winter. I love the military style buttons and collar and the length is perfect! With a price tag of $9.99...I thought I had died and gone to heaven.


I scored the jeans at Winners. They are Guess Skinny jeans. They were a bit pricier than I would like at $50.00 but they are SO worth it. They are by far the most comfortable jeans (besides my HUE jeggins) that I own.
My boots were a bit of a splurge; they are Michael Kors. I will wear these boots until the soles wear out (and even then I will probably just get them replaced). They are so comfortable and versatile.
I know...don't quit my day job and try my hand at modeling lol. I got these suede boots at Value Village for $9.99. I had my eye out for a cute pair of black slouchy boots since last winter! Yay, I finally found some in my price range ;)
I picked up this sweater at Value Village for $5.99. It is SO warm and cozy but nice enough to wear to my office job.

My trick for shopping at thrift shops is to grab a cart and work your way through the aisles. I like to have an idea of what I am looking for before I go in there so I am not too overwhelmed. I cruise through the aisles throwing anything and everything that catches my eye into my cart. When I am finished I narrow it down by trying everything on.
I delivered a couple pieces to a wonderful client last week so stay tuned for some more before and afters. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!









13 comments:

trisht7777 said...

Not fair Jess, I'm doing the same yoga class and you look like you've been doing it your whole life! Nice legs :) You are a great shopper. I am going to steal you away one day to help me shop.

Marie a la Mode said...

You need to do more outfit posts, you're a natural! I absolutely love your boots in the first pics. And favorite jacket is one from VV, too! Gotta love thrift stores ; )

Musings Of A Gem said...

Lovely clothes!!

I have those moments ALL the time...did some shopping at the weekend and now I am fine LOL!!

Gemma x

DiamondsandTulle said...

Thanks for your comment and what an adorable and pretty model you are! And a savvy shopper as well! Those boots and jacket for $9.99 each? I bow my head to you! Jobs well done!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Mrs. Adventure said...

Ok I love this post... I love the michael kors boots and where can I find a value village? Is it like a Marshalls or an actual thrift store?

Vintage Home said...

...Good job...wow!...great looking pieces and the modelling too!

Dawn said...

i LOVE the VV Boutique!

Michaela said...

The first jacket is SO cute! Such a good deal. And your modeling attempt is not lame at all...more like adorable (: I need to go to this store!

Kayla said...

Wow I never find shoes when I thrift. I'm not sure if I'm just picky or if the stores around here just don't measure up. I'm jealous!

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Rebecca said...

Jessie you are such a natural!!! Gorgeous and smokin little body! A little jeaolous I'm your BIG sister in age and size lol! You look amazing and your style is effortless and I love it!!!

Alana said...

Great finds Jessie!!! I am now going to go Thrift shopping tomorrow!!!!!!!! I hope I will be as lucky as you!!!! And you're not and bad model either!

Kyle said...

Jeessssicaaaa let me know next time you hit up the VV I will def be your wing man. Omg think of the fashion show we can have. Great finds.

1 Funky Woman said...

I think you are a fabulous model and gorgeous I might add. Never heard of this store Value VIllage. Wow you sure scored some awesome deals. Love the jacket and the boots! Can't believe the price.

Megan