Monday, August 20, 2012

The Reversible Bolero - Another Fabulous Thrift Find!

 Hi Gorgeous Ladies!

Thank you  all so much for your  advice regarding the orange sandals - I do not know what i will do with them - maybe I will  try one of the tricks you gave me - 

Sometimes things are too good to be true - you wonder sometimes why some stuff ends up at the charity shop  for example those gorgeous sandals  -    In my opinion things end up at the charity shop because - your are tired of it, it does not fit anymore, or there is a major problem - In this case , the dye was running  , major problem yes!


This post is about this fabulous reversible bolero i found again at La Gaillarde a while ago

I was roaming through the store trying to find something original and there  it was that little number!


One side is fabric and the other side  is leather

It is recycled fashion made of  vintage leather and fabric


The polka dot maxi was purchased for $1 at St-Vincent de Paul


It is Mr. D's birthday today !


We all went for brunch yesterday for Mr. D's birthday
He was deeply moved - Mr. D loves to have his family around
Mr.D is a very generous, loving and giving person  -  It was his moment yesterday to be cherished, showered with love and gifts , spoiled and kissed to death


We went to our favorite place in the neighborhood - Le Cabotin  - we are practically family to them -


I hope you enjoyed this post

I will be back soon

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxx


The Jones said...

This polka dot maxi needs to find it's way to my closet ;)

<3 Cambria

Patti said...

Your new bolero is a true find, Ariane! It's wonderful with your long dress and short chic hairstyle.

Happy birthday to Dear Mr. D!

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday, Mr. D! That is a wonderful cake and I hope it tasted as good as it looks - but I suppose that with Ariane and family around you, everything was just one big glowing circle of beauty and warmth.

Ariane, I love your new reversible bolero. Unbelievable find. And only a buck for the dress? I must exercise my thrifting powers. I'm glad you're wearing those shoes again. Awesome.

Terri said...

Happy belated birthday to Mr. D. the bolero is marvelous and I think you have given me an idea for a way to restyle an old vest of mine.

josep-maria badia said...

The dress is very pretty and the little jacket looks good. The outfit complete with orange shoes is great. It is stylish and fun.

Vix said...

I'm dying over that reversible bolero...give it to me!!!! Love it with your spotty frock and those troublesome orange sandals.
Happy birthday Mr D!
I missed you last post but I used to have a silk butterfly dress I bought in Goa with exactly the same print. How odd that yours was vintage and mine was brand spanking new! I love it on you! xxxxx

Boheme.Fille said...

That bolero is gorgeous, I love the print so much! So chic!

Megan said...

Beautiful bolero. It looks great with your $1 dress! I can't believe you got it for $1!

Psycho Cat said...

Your vest is too cute :)

thorne garnet said...

shut the front door on that vest! What a find

Forest City Fashionista said...

Best birthday wishes to Mr D! That is one awesome birthday cake. The bolero is a great layering piece - I think you'll get tons of wear out of it, so I think Vix is out of luck ;)

Krista said...

Your bolero is so unique I love it. happy Birthday Mr. D that cake looks scrumpcious!

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

What fabulous thrift finds. You look radiant in these pictures. Just beautiful.

Rosemary the Shopper said...

Ooooh! I do love that bolero!! And the maxi dress for $1-- are they crazy?! They look like they were made for you.

Congratulations on 2 wonderful years with Mr. D.

Much love from England,
Rosemary from foreveronthecatwalkoflife.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Gorgeous vest and you look Beautiful!! Happy Birthday to your Mr. D ~May you both be blessed to celebrate many more!! Love Heather

Heather said...

Gorgeous vest and you look Beautiful!! Happy Birthday to your Mr. D ~May you both be blessed to celebrate many more!! Love Heather

Jill said...

Wow! That really is a fabulous piece! Enjoy it!

Tomye said...

I love the hair! You look wonderful and Happy Birthday to Mr. D.

Bonnie said...

I am so glad that someone loves boleros as much as I do. They are so fun and versatile.

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Joni James said...

Where's my comment? hmmm someone must have eaten it! ;) Or, I forgot to leave one.

That dessert looks delicious and so do you in your blueberry dress. I'm loving your new haircut too.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I love boleros and this one is great, get two looks in one!! Very pretty x

kaffesoester said...

Your cartoon bolero is fantastic! It looks very stylish with the maxi - just one dollar? That's practically a gift! I'm glad to see the orange shoes again, they are gorgeous!

Anca said...

I LOVE the navy blue and bright orange combination. It's fabulous!


pastcaring said...

Love it, Ariane! I think you will wear that little bolero with everything!
Happy Birthday to your man. I am sure he had a great day.
Glad to see the orange shoes making a reappearance. Perhaps the more you wear them, the less trouble they will be?! xxxxxx

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Wonderful proportions! I love your hair and shoes too.

Happy birthday to Mr. D! Everyone should be so lucky to be spoiled like that.

mobb said...

that is really cool! great find

Street Fashion Paris said...

Wow!!! polka dress with colorful mix!!! masterpiece!!! xxx

wardrobeexperience said...

this vest is so fun ... and it looks so good (worn on both sides) with this lovely dress ...


CityScape Skybaby said...

I love your bargainous polka dot maxi Ariane, would like to find myself a dress like that! And the little waistcoat is lovely, so unusual and unique, really adds a spark to the outfit. Good to see you're persevering with the orange shoes as they go so well with this outfit it would be a shame not to wear them. Maybe the more you wear them the less they will run. Mr. D's birthday celebrations sounded very special, and that cake looks so good! xx