Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ich Habe Genug


Taxes suck. They just really, really suck. Especially if you owe a little and you realize that your next few weeks of penny-pinching lines the (already far too deep and greedy) pockets of the AIG bastards ('scuse the French).

The upside? Realizing that a $220 blazer is not in the budget after all. Upside? Wait for it... wait for it...

I walked into my local Salvation Army today and got this dreamy white shoulder-padded number for less than 10 bucks!

And now I don't mean to be cruel because I love all of RVCA's stuff, but maybe I needed a wake-up call if I thought spending $220 on a blazer covered in lighting bolts was reasonable.

Ich habe genug.



dress by AA, blazer from Salvation Army, booties by Payless, sunnies and bag from Urban, attitude due to the economy

LL

46 comments:

Lesley said...

That is such a great find! I'm jealous of everyone that has a decent salvo/goodwill in their area cause mine seems to lack everything! It looks soo good!

Ike said...

I love your lipstick and hair in these shots!

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

bargain of the century! that blazer is pure perfection.

lisa said...

Ooh fantastic find! It's so pristine too.

Argh I did my taxes recently and found out I owed a little too. I'm penny-pinching a bit harder and not shopping until April. >.<

bonjouritsjinah said...

I did taxes for the first time on my own last month and I agree, it blows. The blazer is awesome!

JuliaFuentez said...

LOVE IT, priceless:]

Anonymous said...

i think this might be the last year I get $$$ back from taxes...but i love your thrift find! I agree, RVCA Erin Wasson is a bit overpriced...it looks good in photos, but so much of it is DIY thrift-inspired...haha didn't she say she's inspired by homeless people?? (so many things wrong about that). but your outfit looks great.

Lainey said...

awesome blazer!!!

Hot Bot said...

Love the Erin Wasson stuff too. I love RVCA even without her. But I'm just going to wait diligently until I can get my hands on cheaper lightning bolts and high-rise back tank.

Black Patent Stilettos said...

I hate doing my taxes, I'm trying to figure out how to file US taxes since I worked in NY in the summer and now have to file my taxes TWICEEEEEE!!! :-(

I can't believe you got such a great looking blazer for less than 10 bucks!

Shelly's Style Shop said...

You look GREAT! I love your hair...lipstick...sunglasses...outfit! H.O.T.

xoxo, Shelly

Katie said...

love these pics. that top one is my favorite one of you so far!

greenjeans said...

Who would've thought a little lightning could be so expensive? White with shoulder pads...doesn't get much better than that.

~ Faith said...

Ahaha! I know what you mean! Sometimes the best things in life are... $10!

p.s. the word verification for this post is "holitly"... which kind of reminds me of Holly Golightly--all in one word. I though it was funny...

tanya said...

WHAT?!!? I'm officially jealous. I have to find a good thrift store around here...

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-that is a totally divine, fabulous bargain-I want it, LOL!! I would love to track down something similiar, it looks so gorgeous, well done!

ana b. said...

Lightning bolts? Did you say lightning bolts? Goodness gracious.

You are supreme recessionista! Completely hot outfit.

Shin said...

I love that blazer! Can't believe you got it at Salvation Army, what a steal! xxoxoxoxo

Merily said...

i lvoe your hair. And you BLOG!

Fell4fashion said...

Killer blazer, and what a great deal!!!

Sal said...

There's nothing like the triumph of thrifting an item you were planning to break the bank over!

azncloset said...

Cute! Everything from the sunglasses to the booties look awesome ;) And great find w/ the blazer!

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issa said...

haha i ADORE this look on you.. super cool.. the red lips.. just adds that much more to the look!

Emz said...

I love the white blazer and yea what the heck those AIG executives ought to be thrown in jail or kicked out of the country or become public enemy #1 someone needs to find their pictures and post them online asap!

First Lady of MADE said...

the white blazer is phenom! im all about thrifting!

Hanako66 said...

amazing find....you look great!

Diane said...

who knew such a great deal could look so pretty! :)

lauh-ren said...

wow! great find!

luckily for me, i don't owe money yet and my dad still does my taxes!

Winnie said...

That blazer looks like it is in such good condition! Love the sunnies.

ZombieLace said...

Oh yes, the white blazer is perfection!! And no one else is going to have the same one! Great find.

this wheel's on fire said...

wow--you look beyond beautiful!!

and taxes do suck. and people that take our money and give millions of dollars in bonuses suck even more. how can they sleep at night?

Starfashion said...

oh, I hate taxes too, just found out I owe 4k!! there goes any shopping for summer, blah. Anyway, really great SVA find! and those payless booties are adorable!

Fei+Bella said...

ooomg that is so awesome! my friend bella and i totally do the same thing..we tried out vintage stores and they are pretty awesome. i love that the blazer has some shoulder-padding. it gives a nice vintage-y look w/o you looking like you're trying too hard. :)

tokyostargirl said...

I could never rock the shoulder pads the way you can! Kudos to you!

Laroux said...

Officially loving that jacket, charity shops can throw up some seriously amazing finds, and the great thing is, when you find something lush you dont have to check out the price tag

x

saray said...

great look.. love the white blazer

Romey Louangvilay said...

OMG - do you live off of shallowford? I'm from ATL originally (but work in NYC now, been here since jan 2008)and those parking deck photos look like my old apartment lol.

Skumfidus said...

That is a really great blazer! Makes me wanne dig out my old white blazer :)

missKaren said...

Mmmm...thrifting!! Part of my weekend plans. I hope I find some goodies too. Looking sleek and springtime here, love the touch of red and those shoes, those shoes!

Syana said...

aaah the blazer is divine! Love the whole look with the red sunglasses ;)

xxx

labelleetlaitgirl said...

I LOVE the white blazer.. I wonder why I am not as lucky with second hand shopping :)

[Tara] said...

Don't you love those timely Goodwill finds! It has also saved me many a time from overspending! It looks pricey, too!

Lailove said...

I think just for a minute there...thats last photograph made me realise all thats perfect in the world...haha loveee it!

Ediot said...

great white blazer. and an overall fantastic outfit. chic and cool at the same time

Devin Dwyer said...

totally digging the red sunglasses