The Mama Wears (Recycled) Prada…

11 Jun

First of all, it’s important that I point out that I’m not a designer junkie.  Coach handbags, Oroton wallets, Jimmy Choo shoes, Chanel suits…meh.  Happily do without.

Give it to me fake.  Give it to me cheap.  That’s always been my motto.

But.  And this is a very big but.  After hearing whispers from my neighbour that a “Fashionista Garage Sale” was happening down the road, I ask you:

What’s a gal gonna do ???

So, I trudge down there while the boys were taking their nap (that includes Hubby) and the expectation was to have a quick fly-by through.

I was certain that an old chook like me – who was typically looking as unkempt as the two grubby children constantly hanging off her – was not going to find anything of interest.  Let alone of suitable size.

Then, I walked into that garage as if it were a treasure trove.

Oh my, me hearties !  What awesome bargains we found !!!

Beautiful Bettina

Can you believe that this Bettina Liano jacket, almost brand spanking new – stopped my heart at $50 !!!  Yeah, that’s right…no extra zeros after that price !

Pretty, yet practical Prada…

And look….oh look !  Prada shoes, but comfortable ones !  And an almost giveaway at…can you believe…$25 !  Again, hardly ever been worn !!!

Dolce, Dolce, Dolce…

Then, the piece de resistance…Dolce Gabbana leopard skin stilettos for only $65 !

I have no idea when I’ll wear these.

I don’t even know how to wear high heels anymore.

I’m sure to fall and twist my ankle or break my neck the moment I step out of the house in these.

But, I don’t care.

Because I bought a piece of treasure.  It’s almost like artwork.

And like any gal who loves a combination of fashion and a good bargain hunt, I had to share these special gems with my gal pals 🙂

So, how about you ?  Found any absolute steals lately ?

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2 Responses to “The Mama Wears (Recycled) Prada…”

  1. Natalie June 13, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    Grace, if you are a size 8 watch out, I want the dolce!!!

  2. Deb Wild Hope June 13, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    You’re now the most fashionable yummy mummy in town. 🙂
    I’m not good at getting garage sale bargains. I always seem to hear about other people finding treasures, but I must be looking in the right places.

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