Saturday, March 3, 2012

Best Deal Ever

Early morning Starbucks before the estate sale.
I usually know where I'm going when I'm driving, but I thought I would plug the address of the estate sale in the garmin. Oh boy was that a bad idea. It turns out that the house was only about 10 minutes from where I live, but the gps took me for a half hour drive that ended up on the highway. It's safe to say that I will no longer be trusting directions from the garmin. These crazy directions left me somewhat irritated and pessimistic about the estate sale... but my mood instantly changed when I went inside.
Two rooms full of vintage clothes, what could be better? I immediately started rummaging through the racks and my pile kept growing larger and larger. At first, I just wanted to pull everything that I found interesting so nobody else could take it. I told myself that there was no way that I could buy all of these things. The woman working stored my clothes so I could keep on looking, which was fine because I knew that I was going to minimize my pile later. The sign said that all vintage clothes were $20, but then they were marked down to $10. Even though $10 is a great price, my pile of 11 items would have cost me $110 and I just did not have that much money with me. When I went downstairs to pay, they counted all of my items and said they would make me a deal. $2 a piece! Can you believe that??? I was in shock. Actually, I still am. Dresses, shirts, coats, pants, headbands, and a ring (14 vintage items) all for $28. My grandma took them home to clean, but I can't wait to actually see what I bought since I just grabbed whatever I could find. I know that some of the dresses need hemming, but that's okay because my sewing lessons begin this month. I will be sure to put up pictures when I get my clothes back.
After the sale, we went out to breakfast at Honey Jam cafe. Isn't my yogurt pretty? I couldn't resist taking a picture. Shortly after breakfast, it was off to the movies. I have been talking about The Artist since it first came out, but I finally saw it yesterday and loved it. I loved Jean Dujardin's expressive eyebrows and amazing dance moves (well actually I just love him). I loved Berenice Bejo's effortless beauty. And most of all, I loved the 1920s style. That has always been one of my favorite fashion eras. I was drooling over the clothing the whole movie. If only we could all dress like that today. I would much rather look at a man in tails and a bow tie than look at his boxers because his pants are three sizes too big. I never understood how that became a look. Since today's style is not changing, I will just have to wish that I lived in old movies. Have any of you seen Le Demoiselles de Rochefort? It's the next movie on my list to see. A 1960s french musical with impeccable style sounds perfect to me.
Until next time, Mandy


  1. THAT IS AWESOME!! :D Super jealous. I've never even been to an estate sale. Lame.

  2. AWESOME! i am still weary about garage sales after being paraded around them too much as a kid, but wow - this is awesome! and i LOVE your outfit with the hunter boots and yellow tights - you look amazing in this.

    your yogurt looks yummy and that place sounds adorable. i adore restaurants with a good feel and decor in addition to good food

  3. Look at you! You had such a great day. Only $28! Wowza. I need to start going to estate sales badly. I just can never find anyone else who wants to tag along.

  4. Awesome. I love estate sales! Especially when there's tons of clothes.

  5. lovely pictures! my parents are addicted to estate sales and bring me treats back. i've never been to one myself though it sounds great! your hair looks awesome and i need those hunter boots. and yummm the last pic :)

  6. Gorgeous photographs you look lovely! And that breakfast looks yummy!

  7. love your outfit and hair, the photos are gorgeous!

    xx Ingrid

  8. Hey Mandy! Sorry we were so late at checking out your blog, but we have now and are following! Love it! xx

  9. Awesome job at the sale! I'm jealous, I never can find anything like that around my town. Of course, even if I could, I probably wouldn't have the guts to try it out anyway. Hope your finds are as fabulous as you hoped! :) Have a great rest of your weekend. Cute blog, by the way.

  10. I am absolutely in love with those mustard colored tights!!

    By the way. Stop by the blog today I awarded you the 7x7 blog award :)

  11. Wow, what a great deal on all those clothes! I can't wait to see what you ended up getting!

  12. So, cool!
    I love estate sales, I just posted the one I went to
    this weekend, feel free to check it out

    Awesome coat and boots :)

  13. oh my goodness. so jealous!
    we've had no good estate sales near here lately.
    i can't wait for warm weather so garage sale season can start up again!