September 04, 2011

Last of the Summer Finds

Last weekend I visited my parents and sister for a last getaway before I have to start teaching.  I was hankering to get some new clothing to start the semester off right.  Luckily, I found a few things at Value Village in my hometown.  The best find were these brand new Clarks Unstructured flat dress shoes.  I was looking at a similar pair this summer for around $150.  These were 19.99, but well worth it.
Mom and I went back to V V a few days later and caught the 50% off sale.  Besides two pairs of pants I also bought two sweaters for $5 each.  A long-sleeved, plum-coloured Merino wool sweater by Calvin Klein, and a preppy-looking, short-sleeved Zara cotton sweater.
I struck out in finding any European, mid-century housewares, but Mom came to the rescue!  When I was admiring these Swedish candle holders at her house, she gave them to me!  Thanks Mom!
I know she probably thrifted them in the first place.  Now I have to find some of those smaller candles to stick in them.

I am linking this post to Her Library Adventures Flea Market Finds.  Check out what all sorts of other thrifty people have found!


Vintage Sweetheart said...

Yay for new clothes! I definitely don't need any more though. How nice of your mum to give those candle holders to you they are so cute!

E :)

Scarlet said...

Those shoes look soooooooo comfortable and were a great buy at that price.

Zara said...

Great finds. Those candle holders are so sweet. x

acorn hollow said...

I really like the shoes they would go with everything.
happy back to school

Reduce, Reuse and Rummage said...

I wore the shoes yesterday, and they ARE really comfortable!

BeckyKay said...

ANYTIME you can find a pair of Clarks for less than $50 you should buy them! Those look like they had hardly been worn. Good for you!