Monday, June 27, 2011

Creed lives by the quarry.

I managed to do some super serious epic thrifting this weekend, and emerged from Value Village unscathed with a few solid gold finds. Also, I apologize to any and all manifestations of summer for my complete and utter inability to wear colour.

1. Navy 'Modrobes' skirt, which is size Large and so huge on me that it makes a tulip shape when I adjust the best buckle waistband. It's a total throwback to 1999, when pretty much every kid in public school owned a pair of crayola-coloured Modrobes hospital pants. I conducted a short lived nostalgic experiment involving a thrifted pair of purple Modrobes in first-year University, but I think this skirt is here to stay.
2. 1990s throwback platform sandals. I've been scouring eBay for a pair of dark brown Kork Ease sandals in my size, but to no avail - not that it would matter with this bloody Canada Post strike. Anyways, these squishy platforms are almost exactly what I've been looking for. I wore them yesterday (with jeans) and they felt like walking on marshmallows, but today they chewed up my feet and spit them out.

3. The ORIGINAL Royal Wedding mug, with Charles and Diana. I was so excited to find this piece of retro Royalty kitsch, until my friend shot me down by saying; "Isabel, that mug is making me sad because they got divorced and now she's dead."

13 comments:

Bella said...

Clearly you are an incredible thrifter. This outfit is so good. ACE.

Samantha Lui said...

WOW! Modrobes really takes me back to the days when the Cookstown outlet mall had a store and I thought it was the coolest store!!

MAJOR THROWBACK.

And those wedges are lovely. I was looking all over for a pair like those at a thrift store..but just settled with a new pair... <.<

edgeindustrialphotography said...

"Isabel, that mug is making me sad because they got divorced and now she's dead"

... talk about killing the moment!!

have you heard about this documentary by Keith Allen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywRD8jRNdLA

edgeindustrialphotography said...

meant to say, what's on the shirt?
looks like some wizard/rock god hybrid?

GraceFace said...

In love with the Modrobes skirt. x

Clairedontcare said...

I love your skirt and your shoes are amazing. I have been looking for ones like that!
the mug made me laugh. for some wierds sad reason.

Maya said...

nice to see something simple =)

and that mug is really sad when put like that :( *crumbles*

DNA (designers+artists) said...

Wow great thrift finds, especially the Charles/Diana mug.

http://www.designers-artists.com

Angelica said...

WHAT that skirt is AMAZING! I need to go back in time to 1999 and steal one!

Emilija said...

Lovely!

I really like your blog, maybe you'd like to follow each other?

∆FASHIONWHIT∆

Damsels said...

i wouldve jumped on that mug as well

sophie said...

That skirt (that OUTFIT!) is too cute. And A+ on the title. (We should hang out by the quarry and throw things down there!)

trixx said...

Just a tip: UO is/was selling cork-ease sandals for 19.99 - down from $150!