Monday, March 16, 2009

What You Get For $3

I love going to yard sales and on weekends I always visit a couple in Venice or Santa Monica on my way to my ballet class. Home-made brownies or cookies are also often for sale, and I never even attempt to resist them.
Buying second-hand clothes is not only cheap, it is also a good way of, well, recycling...
This Sunday my yard sale foraging was very successful, albeit brownie-less. Here's what I got for a mere $3: a Levi's plaid shirt (the tag reads: 99% cotton, 1% metal), a cream silk Banana Republic top with exquisite details such as those discreet pleats, an a very soft long sleeved black Roam tee.

25 comments:

Kwana said...

Wow, you did great. Beautiful finds. Watch out for the 1% metal. So funny.

J Elaine said...

Great finds! Yard sales rule! The one percent metal is interesting. I have recently seen paper in the composition of clothing, most notably in Dries Van Noten. What do you make of that? Recycling?

please sir said...

I love yard sales too - looks like some great finds!

Nikella said...

You are really good at this!
After your last post about a sale I went online and found the James Perse jacket I have wanted for so long for 50% off. I wore it today! :)

Clare said...

great finds.I love yard sales.

Mary-Laure said...

KWANA and J ELAINE - actually, the shirt has tiny, very thin metal stripes that didn't appear on the pic...

NIKELLA - congrats on your James Perse find! Do post a picture on your blog, as I'd love to see it.

CLARE - and I love Sesame Street.

Spangler Cummings said...

That's the advantage of having your exquisite taste.

billie said...

Looks like we've had a similar Sunday!
I went to an outdoor market and got myself very cute ankle-boots, an amazing World War II military hat and an anemone brooch, all vintage.
It didn't cost 3$ though :)

Mary-Laure said...

BILLIE - I'd love to see your finds, they sound fab, especially that old military hat...

A World in a PAN said...

You have the knack to find the right piece!

kendalee said...

Something we just don't have in the UK, yard sales. But the summer brings carboot sales, which are nearly as good. Love your finds. 'Specially the silk blouse - gorgeous.

gracia said...

Great weekend finds with or without brownies. Upon second thoughts, with brownies is always best.

Joyce said...

Now these are great treasures!! Enjoy!

Certain Creatures said...

wow you found some great things for soo little money!
lucky you!

Brunch at Saks said...

Great finds! Just found your blog and loving it! Beautiful pictures and lovely posts :)

Mary-Laure said...

GRACIA - yes, between a life without brownies and a life with brownies, I'll go for a life with brownies. Everything is better with brownies.

marie said...

i love trying to recycle too..
ill have to try to get to more markets here :)

marie said...

ps. i tagged you if you want to.. dont worry if you dont :)

HoneyBunny said...

Wow amazing finds! I love that plaid shirt:)

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Anonymous said...

ooh cool.....lovely finds.
i do love second hand stores etc....love when i find something....;)))

nancyxx

mansuetude said...

a friend of mine lived in LA for a long bit and said the Salvation Army and thrift shops were amazingly full of great designer buys...

Mary-Laure said...

MANSUETUDE - oh thanks for the tip, I need to check that out...

Esti said...

I wish there were yard sales in Spain!! It's such a great tradition...

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