Saturday, 28 January 2012

Garage sale goodies!

Very rainy afternoon, but nice morning. We went for a trip to the Beenleigh Baptist church garage sale in the morning. Cooper came along too of course, and loved being the centre of attention.

Here's what I wore today:

Tee: Jeanswest Agnes tee in khaki (From my Jeanswest haul here)
Jeans: again Jeanswest
Necklace: glass pearls made by a talented friend
Bracelets: the usual plus a gifted glass pearl and bow one, and 2 freshwater pearl bracelets made by a talented friend.
Bag: Chloe Ethel in sweet pink
Shoes: Balenciaga sorbet RGGH studded sandals

Really pleased to be able to wear my Chloe Ethel bag again :)

Closeup of accessories:


We were just going to the garage sale to show our support and drop off something for some friends, but of course there were a few impulse buys!

I bought these cute leopard print slippers that my mum had put aside for me - they fit perfectly and are so comfy! My mum always picks the best things! Cooper is still unsure if they are for me or him - he keeps biting them now and then. They are very similar to his fluffy toys I guess.


And a very last minute purchase was this exercise bike! Not planned at all, which frustrated DH a little. Oops!
Someone jokingly asked if we wanted it at the end of the sale, as they were packing up all the items that didn't sell to donate to the Salvation Army store. We had missed it when we were looking around before. They were very surprised when I jumped at the chance to take it! DH was especially shocked - I think this is the strangest impulse buy he's seen me get! Tried it out quickly and it worked great, although it's old and dusty it still works.

Those that know me personally know I've badly injured my knee a couple of times recently, and that's why I can't wear heels as much anymore. I used to wear them every day. One of the things the physio suggested for me was an exercise bike, to build up the strength in my muscles without having the varying terrain and resistance of  biking outdoors. The price and hopefully short term requirement for use always put us off getting one.

Very excited with my new-to-me bike and looking forward to using it to strengthen my knee.


What's the strangest impulse buy you've made?

50 comments:

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  2. That bag is a nice colour!

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    1. thanks, it's great - reminds me of Balenciaga 2005 magenta city I had.

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  3. The accessories were cute and so with your bag.

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  4. I was thinking about buying an exercise bike too how odd - an old school one like this haha its awesome and if it works even better ! Also love love love the colour of your bag and the cutie little doggie

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    1. Check out garage sales! I'm so glad I scored this one, will be perfect for me :)

      And thanks, Cooper is a cutie!

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  5. Exercises and me= wrong combo lol but I should really start doing some anyway I love the bag!!
    Thank you for stopping by on my blog :)

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    1. haha I'm terrible at exercising too! Hopefully this will help me do more than walk the dog and have a swim now and then :)

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  6. LOVE your bag and your sandals! <3

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  7. i love your garage saling outfit! i love all the accessories and your bag is amazing! what a great find with the bike (and the slippers)! i don't know what my craziest impulse buy was, but i know i have made quite a few!

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    1. Thanks! I'm still so happy with that bike find! :)

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  8. How cute is your dooogggg :))))
    Love your accesorize :)

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  9. Lovely pearl bracelets :) And your doggy is soo cute.. <3 Aww.
    Nice blog!
    Thanks for stopping by at mine, join me anytime again / follow. ^^

    Have a lovely weekend,
    Satu
    Indie by Heart

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  10. Thanks, my friend is very talented with jewelry design! :)

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  11. Look at Cooper hamming it up for the camera!

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  12. cool purse

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  13. Nice outfit! The bag is awesome!
    Your dog is so cute :X:X:X

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  14. Your bracelets are fantastic--- and the color of the bag???? So eye catching!

    Love the exercise find!

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  16. oh...cooper is the cutest pup....love seeing him.

    i love your tee, the flare is great for layering. and flats are so adorable.
    actually i've always thought you are my height since you got such nice long legs. i would love to see you wearing some skinny jeans.

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    1. Thanks! :) I'm actually really short! I was just wearing skinnies today - a little more restrictive than straight leg jeans though.

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  17. you look super comfy! love the bangles set. hmm i don't think i've bought something so impulsively crazy hahaha but i'm totally liking yours!




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    1. hehe thanks! And yup, super comfy outfit :)

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  18. lovelly post

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  19. adorable dog!! and great finds: the bracelets & slippers are my favorite!!
    xxo

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  20. That bag is gorgeous! I love the orchid hue, it adds a bright pop to your outfit!

    Kim
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  21. Love your accessories!
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  22. well it sounds like your bicycle is very practical if it's going to help you heal!

    I've way too many random purchases - check out my "for fun" site for the corn cob stools! http://randomshitchez.blogspot.com/2011/04/food-furniture.html

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    1. Thanks, it will be a very useful purchase! :) Love your corn cob stools!

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  23. I love pearls!

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  24. Your doggie is so adorable!! Loving your jewelry and ballet flats!!
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