In my humble lil' thrift store, I don't just sell thrifted clothes, I also sell accessories to match and accentuate the thrifted pieces I display in my shop. I mix the old but still fab in my shop with something hip and new to go along with it. I guess the overly-diluted Chinese ancestry coursing through my veins urges me to maximize the profit and the potential of owning a shop (according to my dad, my grandma is of Chinese descent). Besides, not only does it benefit me, financially speaking, but it also saves my customers the trouble of having to find the perfect earrings, bracelet, or necklace to go with their newly-acquired thrifted piece.
I went to Chinatown (once again, hence the title), to fill my shop up with some chic yet easy on the pocket accessories. And of course, I just could not resist picking up some items for myself! I mean, c'mon... I can't represent my shop if I didn't wear fabulous ones of my own, right??? Just applying some basic principles of marketing here, and of course... justifying my splurging tendencies *haha*.
So here are some of the items I lovingly treated myself with.
|That's two bangle sets stacked together, the first set, (first 3 at the top) $1.25|
second set (7 piece) $1.47
|Red wooden bangle $ 0.72|
Brown wooden/2 metal bangle set $ 1.25
|Aquamarine necklace with detachable floral brooch $ 1.81|
|Black Faux Pearl Choker also $1.81|
|White faux pearl and lace 3-tiered necklace w/detachable floral brooch $1.81|
|6-Tier Silver Bead Necklace $ 1.25|
|Turquoise teardrop earring $ 0.80|
You're eyes aren't deceiving you, that's exactly how much I got them for. With rock-bottom prices such as that, I just can't help but give in to the temptation.
Yesterday, it was my dear friend's turn to hit the big 3-0. She invited me along with some of our elementary/high school girlfriends for a night of karaoke and cocktails. She wanted us to doll up for her big milestone event, so it was time for me to scourge my closet. I have a few dresses which I buy yet I set them aside special occasions so I don't wig out at the last minute for an outfit, and this came in handy for her birthday bash. I was about to slip into a dress I've been saving for later use, when I remembered I bought THIS dress a year ago, and it would be perfect for this ocassion!
|Purple Zebra! Bought last year from an online seller|
|As usual, my penchance for dresses with pockets is so evident here|
|Notice the bangles? I wore just the metal ones from my Chinatown haul ;)|
Pardon the poor-quality of these photos. I was testing out my lappie's webcam, and oh dear, this will be the last time I use my webcam for shooting photos. I took these shots indoors, with all the lights lit up, and yet the photos were dark and hazy! Good thing the ever-so reliable Picnik was able to fix the colours. A little bit of tweaking here and there made these photos bearable, though still hazy but hey... I am in no position to be picky *lol*. Just ignore the silly, blurred look on my face. I took these photos at an ungoldy hour, so hence, that's how my face turned out.
I guess I do have an animal-printed dress, after all. It just slipped my mind since this dress is about a year old *haha*; oops, my bad. ;p