Sunday, December 2, 2012

Colors - Thrift Finds- Graphic Top and People we Love -

Hi Ladies!
How was your weekend?
It was -13C on Saturday and snowing  and 6C today and raining !
I spent my Saturday with my Mom
I went to my massage therapist in the morning and then i met my Mom at St-Vincent de Paul for their half price sale -
Mom scored!
My mom likes shinny, sparkly and leopard print
She found them all

She was very happy -  It was her  first time at st-Vincent de Paul

She spend $ 27

She got - pants- leather jacket - sparkly jacket - 5 or 6 tops -

I found this among other things!  

 A Fred Flintstones Sweater!



 And this 80s or 90s yellow jacket $2

I love it !

And this Blue hounds tooth skirt $1


This cardi at $1 was also  thrifted a while ago at St-Vncent de Paul

Pants on sale  at H&M - $10

Top underneath the cardi Forever 21 $8

Penny Loafers thrifted at Renaissance $5


More thrift finds  -

Military jacket - $5

Leather bag - $4


70s dress  $5


Top - $4

Forever 21 sells poor imitations for $25

I have the real thing baby!


 Sparkly cardi $4



And now words of wisdom from the girl who wears a Fred Flintstones sweater !

Mom and I went to Sara my hairdresser on Saturday

Got my hair cut again, i wanted to get an 90s inspired haircut after going through all these magazines last week 
Mom got her haircut as well -

She liked Sara a lot  but who would not like Sara anyway!

Now on with the story!

There was that sweet old Lady in her 80s at Sara's

She gets her hair done every week -

She told Sara that she was the only person she talks to during the week

Her daughter never calls she said

Those situations makes me so sad

This mother has probably  unresolved issues with her daughter

Whatever the issue, this sweet old Lady his affected by the whole thing

I am so grateful that i resolved my issues with my Mom

I can't see myself now not having any contact with my Mom, but you never know- things happened sometimes-    but i hope i remember this poor old sweet Lady sadness if  any situations  with people close and dear to me get to the point of no return   -

This should not happened to sweet old Ladies -

Give love a chance !

I will be back soon

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxx

I will be at Patti's Visible Monday -



Patti said...

You are very kind to notice and care about the older woman at the salon, Ariane. And your shopping trip with your Mom looks like a big success. : ). Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

The Grande Dame said...

Your 90's get-up is fantastic, right down to the boots! That is sad about the lonely woman.. I hope she gets some Christmas cheer this year from someone.

Joni said...

Fred Flintstone sweater!!!! I totally would have had to pick that baby up. Love it!!

Franca said...

great finds!

Marla said...

Wow, I wish I had thrift shops in my area where I could get amazing things like this. Love every piece you posted.

Ms. Dainty Doll said...

Super finds, you look gorgeous! Love the colours in the Flintstone top :) The story of the lady was sad...love does need a chance!! I hope you have a wonderful new week :) xx

The Dainty Dolls House

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I did a double-take at the AMAZING military jacket - it's so beautiful! Oh you're a good daughter taking your Mum to Vinnies - it sounds like she had a ball :). My Nana was one of the most vile bullies that ever lived and all of her grandchildren feared and/or hated her. Then she went to live in a nursing home when her health got really bad and all the staff loved her and said she was the most adorable, sweet lady **pfft**. Go figure eh? Oh god it's literally freezing there - I think everyone should be wearing a Fred Flintstone sweater to make them smile:)) xo

Vix said...

Loving that 1970s dress, the sparkly cardi and that gorgeous leather bag, you scored big time baby!
The crazy sweaters and cardis are insane, they'd be snapped up in no time by the teenage hipsters, thank goodness you got in first!
I'm not lucky enough to have a Mum any more so it really pisses me off when people fall out with theirs! xxx

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Wow, you did score and the Flintstone sweater is so much fun...I just had to laugh out loud!! Your message here is such an important one...family dynamics sometimes really mess up relationships and life goes by so quickly. Thanks for your words, Ariane! Have a fun week!


Looking good mom, I miss the pink hair! I love the blue houndsthooth skirt :)

pastcaring said...

It sounds like a very successful shopping trip with your mum - she will have to do a guest post on your blog, showing us her finds, Ariane! Love the bag and the 70s dress, and as always you are a riot of wonderful colour! xxx

Ms Bubu said...

J'suis tellement jalouse de ton chandail fred cailloux! J'aime aussi le blazer militaire :)

sabine said...

hi ariane.
i see you brighten your freezy days with some sunny yellow pieces. great findings! i love particularly the military jacket.
you and your mom had a great time, that is so precious to spent quality time together, nothing is more important.
your haircut is fantastic!
have a good time my dear

Forest City Fashionista said...

Looks like you had a very successful shopping expedition! My Mom does not like shopping so she wouldn't have enjoyed an outing like that. It is sad that so many seniors end up being very isolated, with no one to talk to. I hope that is not my life if I live to that age.

I love your new haircut!

Sacramento Amate said...

To me you are beyond unique, and the best one. Perphaps next year is they are still doing it. They having some changes I think.
I love your new haircut, soooooooooooo stylish, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
And absolutely in love with your bargains.
I am pininig you in pinterest and looksoup.
Which week is your daughter so I can see her???

Psycho Cat said...

Omg, Fres sweater <3
Love the military jacket and bag too :)

The Style Crone said...

You and yellow are spectacular. And I adore your new hair cut. I enjoy following the changes that you make with your hair.

I'm happy that you and your mother are having such good times together. Yes, give love a chance.

PinkCheetahVintage said...

The Fred sweater, the military jacket, the tooled purse (I have been on the search for one forever!) are all such great finds!! Moms & daughter-- I think it might be the most intense, complex relationship there is... At least you & your mom are enjoying the time you have together now :)

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

Every outfit and item brought a smile. Poor lady ... hair salons are often better than therapy, if you have the right mix!

grunge-queen said...

Omg I LOVE everything you found Ariane! Great great finds, and Fred Flintstone rocks! What is the print on the fabulous 70/ dress?

I too have met ladies like that who are all alone, some estranged from family. Makes me also feel lucky that I am such good friends with my Mom and sisters.

Love the 90s hairdo too. Xoxo

CityScape Skybaby said...

Your blog makes me sad Ariane because my mum is so far away. We've had lots of issues with each other in the past, she hates my hubby for a start so it's so difficult because my loyalties are always having to be divided. But I still miss seeing her. We both love charity shopping besides other things, and it makes me sad we can't be doing it together, so I too feel very happy for you that you and your mum can have fun together. You did get so many fabulous things too, so a very successful expedition altogether! xx

chrissi said...

Those are all great finds, but I especially love the 70s dress and leather bag! I would definitely wear those two pieces together!


Bella Q said...

Between you, Sacramento and Helga, the power of powerful color worn right is so inspiring. You rock. That is all.

And have a great eye for thrift score finds!

Claire Justine said...

Hi thanks so much for stopping by my blog,I was going to say I've not been posting outfit because I am so cold and wearing lots of jumpers but you have snow and are still rocking fab outfits!! love your style. I am so going to make effort and stop being so frumpy and post a outfit over the next few days. I got a lemon jacket like yours from the charity shop a few weeks back and was wondering if it was me,I can't wait to see what you wear it with :)Love your jumper...

Megan said...

I love the Fred Flintstone sweater! And is the orange/green/yellow one Benetton?

Nicole Feliciano said...

Love the Flinstone find!

Crazy Ravens Studio said...

The Flintstone sweater cracks me up! What treasures you find.

Rubi Diaz said...

SO FUN! I love all the color you bring into your outfits! :) Found you on Mom Trends! I'm hosting a linky party too if you'd like to join the fun!

With Love,

Nikki | The Ginger Diaries said...

You lucky ladies scored! I love that military jacket and the leather bag :) x

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Oh Ariane, your haircut is adorable! I love it. You sure scored some great finds here. Blue and Yellow, yummy. Van Gogh would eat you up!

Sue xo

I'm back from holiday, and just catching up...

Rachel The Hat said...

Oh my god how awesome is fred!!?! and what amazing finds! the bag and the houndstooth look super good! there is nothing like a mother/daughter bong. Its such a shame when falling outs occur. My mum is my pest pal! but reading this has made me feel so lucky to have her! xxx

Lorena said...

My jaw literally dropped at all of those amazing finds.
The Fred Flinstone sweater, the vintage dress for 5 !
And Ariane you are rocking those yellow trousers.

Connie said...

Ariane! Absolutely LOVE your debut in Vogoff mag. You are the cutest thing EVER!!!

TiaLou said...

You found some really amazing pieces!