Wednesday, March 21, 2012

We've Moved!

Hi, all!

My Thrifting Adventures has moved. We are now at We will continue our thrifting adventures in a new and simplified platform.  I hope you'll still join me there! :)

This blog won't be deleted though, so you can still search the archives if you're looking for something.

Our new blog is at My Thrifting Adventures.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Flower Girl


When I was a child, I'd always marvel at why my grandparents were always chosen as godparents on weddings.  On school months, they have a wedding to attend to on weekends.  On summer months, they have a wedding or two or three to attend to every week.  And occasionally, I am "hired" to be flower girl. (I wish I knew what "talent fee" was back then).  But I never liked to be flower girl because my Grandmother would make me wear itchy dresses -- frills, puffs, laces, underlinings, tiers, layers, glitter during the day; stockings, shoes, and VERY BIG ribbon in my hair.    And I also always wear closed baby doll shoes.  I have never worn a simple cotton dress and open-toed sandals as a flower girl.  I also developed a fear of walking on my own on a long aisle while everybody's looking at me.  It's so scary -- I felt like I was judged on whether I was a "good," or "cute" flower girl.  I never managed to smile because I felt like crying everytime. It felt so lonely being a flower girl.  And I hated sitting down through the length of the wedding ceremony.  But I never refused to be flower girl. My Grandmother would kusi me. :P

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Mustard Beret


I think this is a classic look: boat-neck top + black skirt + formal shoes, that flatters every one and every shape.  Happy weekend everyone!

Am wearing:
beret - thrifted
top - thrifted
belt - old
skirt - thrifted
shoes - Juan

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Cut-out Dress


This thrifted dress reminded me of the paper snow flakes I made for our apartment last Christmas. This dress looked like I made fun of it.  I didn't.  When I bought this, it was already this way. Ok, I made fun of myself.  This dress also emphasized I have two breasts, one on the left and one on the right, by placing strategically two flower-like cut-outs in the chest. Ok, ok. Good night. :)