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Consignment Steal :: Floral and Denim Dress

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What better place could there be to find clothing that might have been worn only once or twice and paid half or less of the original price? Of course, the answer is at a great consignment boutique! However, the idea of consignment shopping or wearing something second hand might be overwhelming for some people. I admit I was one of those people before I actually learned about consignment shopping. Personally, I find that consignment shopping is a great way to save a few bucks when you don’t have limitless bank account. Also, I love the idea of clothing recycling, at the same time, making some money from the items that you consigned. It’s definitely a win-win situation for the store owner, consignor and customer. That being said, do your homework on the consignment stores that you plan to visit. If you head to a right store, most likely you’ll find the merchandise so well cared for that you will never know it was worn before or some it wasn’t because the tag is still on. If you’re lucky enough, you might find designer merchandise at a great price.

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It was my lucky day at The Wild Rose, one of my favourite local consignment store! Not only they carry a wide variety of consigned clothing, their customer service is exceptional. Beth and Emily, THANK YOU! Whenever I visit a consignment store, I don’t usually have anything in mind to purchase, it’s just purely browsing and whatever catch my eyes and fits me, it might end up in my closet.

DSC_2491I spotted this gorgeous floral and denim dress among other summer dresses that were gorgeously displayed.  It’s in my size and it’s from one of my favourite clothing designers, Rachel Roy.  I tried it on. Wow, it fits me to a T! This dress costs me $30.00 CAD.  Although the price is a little higher for a consigned item, but the price justifiable as it’s a designer item and the dress is in mint condition. It just so happens that found the same dress at The Hudson Bay outlet few days later. It’s on sale for $69 CAD, and the original price was around $100 CAD. So it’s definitely a steal!!!

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Do you shop at consignment stores too, and what’s your thought about consignment shopping! Share it here and I would love to know! Cheers, Shin:)

~ Outfit ~

Dress: Rachel Rachel Roy (from The Wild Rose)

Heels: Arturo Chiang (old)

Clutch: Express (seen here)

Accessories: Ebay earrings, Folli Follie watch, Marc by Marc Jacob sunglasses

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Rosy Day :: Pink Cameo Khakis & Floral Sheer Blouse

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Hi everyone! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! I just want to drop by for a quick hello as I’m still recovering from the fun and exciting, but tiring long weekend spent with my siblings and relatives. We went shopping at the newly opened Toronto Premium Outlet, watched movies, BBQ, and went boating and swimming at the Belwood Lake.  Urghh, think I’m getting old, it’s so hard to keep up with the children and teens, they have so much energy!!! I will definitely sleep very well tonight!

Good night/ good morning world!

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I will see at the next post:)

~ Outfit ~

Blouse: H&M (old)

Khakis: GAP (on SALE!)

Purse: COACH (old)

Heels: Calvin Klein

Accessories: Joe Fresh belt, Folli Follie watch

Summerlicious :: Custom Green Dress

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DSC_2302I consider myself a very lucky girl, because I have a bunch of friends who are food lovers. However, I don’t get to see them that often because we live in different cities. Somehow, we have our little tradition that we will meet at least twice a year, which is when Toronto Winterlicious or Summerlicious happens in town. We gather to taste and discover the finest dishes in the city and of course, to catch up and enjoy each other’s company. Well, the tradition continues with this year’s Summerlicious and that fun night took place at Bloke & 4th

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… and here’s us and all the delicious foods!!! Yum  yum yum!!!

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…and this is me! In my custom green dress from eShakti. When you order their products online, you get to customize the item according to your height, style and size. The fun part is that you can add pockets to your dress/skirts! Who doesn’t like this huh?! Well, I can’t quite remember exactly what I customized for this dress since I got it quite a while ago, but I’m pretty sure I added two pockets and also shortened the dress so that it’s just right above my knees. Most importantly, the quality of their items are amazing, especially the fabric. Ladies, I highly recommend this website, especially those of you who need special sizes like petite, tall, or plus size. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’m not paid my eShakti to advertise their products, but I just love to share what’s good out there! So, do let me know if you ordered an item from their website after seeing this post, because I think that’s so cool!

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Thank you so much for reading! Have a wonderful week everyone! Cheers, Shin:)

~ Outfit ~

Dress: eShakti

Pumps: Steve Madden

Clutch: Femme de Carriere

Accessories: Folli Follie watch, vintage necklace (thrifted), Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses (bday gift from sister)

Pretty Details :: Soft Floral Appliqué

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My heart melts when I saw this cutie hanging on the sales rack at Ann Taylor while shopping with my little sister in Toronto on Saturday. Without second thought, I grabbed my size and head to the changing room. Oh dear, it’s perfect – the fitting, fabric and colour that matched my complexion! What makes me adore this top is the pretty details like the scattered delicate floral embellishment with tiny pearly beads on each petal and chiffon overlay at the front. Definitely a great summer addition. LOVE!!!

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So I wore this outfit on Sunday for a dinner invite at Mr. Photographer’s parents’ place. On our way there, I’d insisted Mr. Photographer to take pictures of my OOTD, so we stopped… and we ended up arriving a little late:( SORRY!!!  Good thing the super nice in-laws weren’t upset about it. Promise no more next time!
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Mr. Photographer caught me while I was doing a little move! Yeah, I know it’s FUNNY! Sunshine and pretty stuff make a girl happy! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by darlings! Have a good one:)

~ Outfit ~

Blouse: Ann Taylor

Shorts: H&M

Flats: Browns Shoes

Tote: Brown Shoes

Accessories: Folli Follie watch and bracelet, Express bracelet