Sunday, January 16, 2011

Designers on a dime...(it's catchy, no?!)

In honor of my affinity for Los Angeles, and the fashions from the Golden Globes- I have decided to blog about my recent thirft-store designer finds.  As I previously mentioned in an earlier post Pittsburgh, PA is a MECCA for finding amazing deals at thrift stores- and if you know me, you know that I typically am not too excited about thrift stores.  In Pittsburgh, I recant anything negative that I have ever said about them- because I have found some INCREDIBLE, and I am talking about authentic, beautiful, vintage pieces here.

Let's get to it, shall we...I have to start with Chanel, because I just found these today. 
Check out these beauties, vintage red canvas and navy leather made in Italy Chanel sandals- with gold clover detailing:

Are your eyes bugging out of your head yet?! The only tiny issue is that they are a wee-bit too big, they are a size 40, and I typically wear a 37-38, but I still snatched them up immediately, because I don't care.  I will wear these puppies every other day in the summer, (which apparently won't be for 5 more months.)
Ahhh, I love these SO much...good eye huh?

Ok- I have another one- hold on to your hats kids...about a month ago, I found a beautiful, authentic, made in France Thierry Mugler suit for under $100.
I am absolutely in love with the space-age details, including the pockets and buttons and the enormous shoulder pads that make me feel like I am wearing a beautiful creation made from the brain-child of an alien and robot.

 I think I'm in love...

Check out the details and shoulder pads!

Truth be told, I did have to spend about $60 to get the suit skirt shortened, but other than that it is absolutely perfect.

And yes- it is the same Thierry Mugler that also makes my favorite perfume of all time...ANGEL!
Thank you for my new perfume Mom and Dad, Merry Christmas to me!
So yes, I have made it my New Years resolution to check out my local favorite "opportunity" shops around my neighborhood at LEAST once a month- because so far they have been very, very good to me. 

Any of you guys find anything fabulous at your local thrifts? Happy thrifting!
PS Sorry for the no-face shots, I didn't feel like doing hair/ just in case you forgot what I look like: