Anytime I have travel plans one of the first things I do even before packing is to seek out any vintage hot spots in the city. Last week was no different. I made sure to do my homework, or so I thought. I had managed to locate 10 or so vintage or thrift stores and mapped them out accordingly but much to my disappointment, they were a total bust. Most were pawn shops cleverly disguised as otherwise online, GRRRR!
I stopped at a Value Village Thrift store in the city and went through my normal routine - jewelry NOTHING, shoes NOTHING, coats NOTHING, dresses....wait I think I see something promising.....oh yes! Nestled in with the wrong size I spotted the fabulous peplum dress pictured above. I think that I may have actually shrieked with delight from the dressing room when I tried it on! #1 because the fit was perfect, #2 because of the purple underskirt, and #3 because I saw the price tag..$5!
The French Fact dress (vintage; Value Village Thrift, London, ON. $5). Leather belt (thrifted; Value Village Thrift, Windsor, ON. $3). Handbag (vintage; Value Village Thrift, Windsor, ON. $6. Necklace (vintage; Jones & Company Windsor, ON. $18). Shoes (Aldo). Total cost $32 (not including shoes).
Photos A Mingay