Monday, March 19, 2012

The 8 Dollar Trend

Hi Ladies!

First and foremost, welcome new readers and thank you all you lovely Ladies for all your fabulous comments.
I will reply to everybody!

The snow is almost gone, we have been having summer like temperatures.
Our fair city is swamp with all sorts of winter garbage.
Montreal sorry to say is not a clean city, i have seen better.
Cleaning crews will surface and clean that mess but not before the end of April.

In the meantime there is sunshine in my world...


I called this post the $8 dollar trend because the whole outfit cost about $8 except for the shoes which are an investment- I will have those shoes for a long time and they will not go out of style


This pic was taken with my I-Pod this morning this is where i get off the bus every morning at 7h14 sharp- I found the sun amazing this morning - This is summer sun!



I am confined to the back garden, i am waiting for the snow to melt in the back alley.
Can't wait! I will get the funny looks of the neighbors again , what the .... is she doing there with her tripod!

I say ...i am a blogger...oh! OH! i see!

Blogging is not a popular activity around here...i wonder if they understand or think i am complete narcissist!

 Do you get people looking at you in a funny way when you take pics of yourself?


I thrifted a lot last week, i should do a post of my thrift finds soon
I will be good this week, i will try to stay away from charity shops, well... i will try



This week i will linking up with TwoBirds Visible Monday Monday Mingle

I was wearing.....

Blouse - St-Vincent de Paul - $2
Skirt- Thrifted at Renaissance - $4
Belt - Thrifted at Renaissance - $2
Shoes - Creepers - Retail

I will see you soon!

Je vous fais la bise!

Ariane xxxxxx


Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I love the yellow with the B & W stripes! The belt is great...you look wonderful...hope all is well your way!

mary van note said...

I love your creepers! It's neat to see them being on trend right now. They were the shoes I badly wanted in high school and now I'm back to lusting after them again!

Forest City Fashionista said...

I always loved creepers, haven't been able to find a pair that fits me. I'm not a big fan of yellow because I can never figure out what to wear it with, but it really works with the black and white! I usually get other people to take photos of me for my blog, and at work they are used to seeing me posing in the stairwell. We just say "move along, nothing to see here!"

Terri said...

This is the second striking outfit of patterned black and bright yellow top I've seen today. I've got to remember the combination--I don't have either piece at this point.

Wanted to let you know the brooch arrived today. I love it and it has my stylin' wheels turning.

Melanie said...

Wonderful. Your look reflects the weather, spring and hope. I like everything about this, especially your choice of white tights. I can't take pictures at home so I skulk about with my tripod where nobody can see me! That said, I'm still getting used to taking self-portraits with a timer. Great i-pod photo too.

Misfits Vintage said...

Ooh some of my all time favourite elements here - yellow, black and white sripes and sunshine! You look absolutely gorgeous and I love that this is an $8 outfit! Sarah xxx

Meagan said...

This outfit is fantastic. So creative. I want to wear it!

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

I love yellow with black & white stripes. I really love the pattern in the yellow blouse.
Those are such cool shoes. I recently saw a pair of TUK brand that are similar and I have been thinking about ordering them. Yours are so cool.

Helga! said...

Looking sweet enough to eat! Yay,bright and perky.....your temps go up,ours go down!
Those creepers are fabulous and indeed a good investment!
I can't find my tripod right now,but it's only a gorillapod anyways.......usually G takes my pix,and I don't give a SHIT if people stare,I ignore anyone around anyways!It's all about ME!

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

Yummy - bright yellow and graphic black-and-white. You look marvelous, Ariane! you manage very well with your tripod : > Thanks for linking up with Visible Monday.

Anne @ The Frump Factor said...

I am smiling as I imagine you staring down the neighbors. (I still don't have a proper tripod, so I either use Mr. Frump or boxes on tob of tables. Not yet brave enough to self-photograph in public!) Lovely photos and fashion finds, as always!

Thrifted Shift said...

This is a great color combination! I haven't been brave enough to go outside my gates to do outfit photos yet!

TarracoStyle said...

me gusta la combinaciĆ³n de amarillo y rayas blancas y negras, queda genial.

just me said...

haha i tought only here in my town is dirty after snow. beautiful sunny pictures with your yellow blouse. i like it :)))


contrary kiwi said...

Aaaaaaaawwwwwesome outfit Ariane! This one especially is just wonderful. I love the one bit of colour and how amazingly edgy you are!

sacramento said...

Love, love your blouse, and those gorgeous shoes.

Vix said...

I love that sweet blouse with the rocking skirt and those fabulous creepers, what a cool chick you are!
The summer sunshine looks so pretty and inviting, I can almost feel the warmth from here.
We haven't got any neighbours overlooking us although a man tripped over his dog as he was so busy wondering what we were up to the other day!
Love & sunshine xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Rosemary the Shopper said...

Don't you just love it when your whole outfit cost about as much as air! I certainly do.

No one bats an eye when I have photos done, as I get Gorgeous Husband to do it. He sometimes looks at me as though I am doing something strange, but he doesn't really mind. I suppose he thinks, "oh, it's one of her things."

Much love from England,
Rose www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.com

Madeline Quaint said...

Wow, the sun picture is amazing! No wonder you're inspired to dress in such bright colours! Love the black and white aprts too! :)

I try to take pictures at places where not many people see me, as I was approached for chats before, someone started videoing me, another person took pictures of me. ??? Clearly, Hungarians think I'm weird.

Nicole Feliciano said...

cannot believe all that style was only $8! I adore the belt--so chic. I'm swinging by from Monday Mingle (even though it is Tuesday). This week, I'm talking denim trends weekhttp://www.momtrends.com/2012/03/spring-denim-trends/

The Style Crone said...

Yellow for me is the color of health and the introduction to spring. Your outfit has brightened my day. I have promised myself that I will learn to take photos with a tripod and a remote. You are an inspiration for me to follow through with my intention.

Sincerely Mally said...

8?!? Nice!

This is awesomely hawwt!!

Disturbed Style said...

Amazing outfit and photos! I love it :)

Mimi said...

i am loving the bright color of your blouse! :)

<3, Mimi
Fashion To Figure Giveaway

Krista said...

Here's to sunshine and creepers! Such great prices on all of it!!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Hehe I get some funny looks when the kids are snapping me if we're out and about:))). It will give your neighbours some free entertainment - trust me! I love your $8 outfit - you in a skirt+stripes = fabulous!!!! Yes, I go through stages when prices of things seem to be the same - I'm going through a $5 phase at the moment:)) xoxoxoxoxoxo

The Jones said...

I'm too afraid to take pictures in public, and don't have a tripod, just a point-and-shoot camera :D I usually just capture my photos in my backyard because I can set my camera on a table/chair and use the self-timer.

LOVE the bright sunny yellow...and stripes are so trendy right now, you look highly fashionable. Great investment shoes, they are darling.

<3 Cambria

pastcaring said...

Loving the bright yellow and the equally bright sunshine, Ariane! You look funky and fabulous, as always - and for $8? A bargain outfit Vix would be proud of!
My current post features me venturing down my garden with the tripod and hoping the neighbours aren't looking... I still feel self-conscious, but I'm working on it! xxxxxxx

Bella Q said...

stripes. bold yellow. creepers. smoking bod = a million bucks

Psycho Cat said...

I love stripes, great skirt :)

Lorena said...

I like this tittle "8 dollar trend" - maybe you can make it a weekly event and we can join ?
Oh and i certainly like the color combo here and the striped skirt...

wardrobeexperience said...

this is one of my fave outfits on your blog. fun idea to mix yellow with this amazing striped top.


Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Although the elements are so 80's/90's to me, you make it all look so contemporary. Maybe I just like it, era be damned! Your nails are fun, too.

Enjoy the weather!

my thrifty closet said...

wow...a super thrifty chic outfit. Great color for the summery weather. Yellow and stripes look like a cool combination. And the belt is edgy and chic. The shoes are totally a great investment.


Kristin said...

That sunny blouse is definitely cheery!

Anastasia from Natbeesfashion said...

You are the coolest mom!

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