13.11.12

New in: thrifted and non-thrifted bits and pieces

A few days ago we took an early train to Tallinn, our capital town but before telling you about that day and my precious findings I'm eager to share a simple outfit and four sophisticated newcomers in my bottomless wardrobe.
Therefore, in the first place comes my outfit which dates back to November 4 (equally November 3). It was drizzling outside and the weather was miserable but to be entirely fair I'm surprisingly pleased with the photos my fiancé took.

We were just coming from Tartu where E.'s mother's birthday took place on the 3rd of November. My father's b-day event took place on the 2nd of November by the way so we had a particularly dense timetable. Tartu also stood for a late-night pitch dark hike with E.'s sister E. and our very excited Elvis across a muddy field to buy two ice cream cones from McDonald's. It was totally worth it though!

Lindex (children's department) crop vest | thrifted Sonia Rykiel top | thrifted H&M pants | Rocawear boots | Cubus necklace | D&G wrist watch.

But when it comes to shopping I spent nothing else but 2 and got a snake print bangle (4,95) and a fairly well matching statement necklace (12,95) and saved entirely 15,9 (Seppälä had a very good offer that weekend!). By the way, I already wore the necklace to Tallinn and felt a little sad since it had to be in ambush under my massive scarf for most of the day.


However, those two brilliant pairs of footwear below are thrifted from my favourite local thrift store!! The burgundy red vintage leather pumps cost laughable 1 and are made in Italy. Their label is Lady Carlotta and I discovered a vintage online shop that sells those pumps but the price is approximately 30 times higher (29.90)!

And the other pair is Versace for H&M high-heeled lace-up suede boots which are fundamentally new but I paid only 8 for those elegant darlings. The full price was $149 (117) so quite a catch, right?
The highly anticipated Versace for H&M collection debuted in select stores in the end of 2011 but back then I could only daydream about it since H&M will come to Estonia not until autumn 2013 (with even three (!!!) stores then). In some ways I think it's good but at the same time there are dark sides of course. For instance I can totally imagine dozens of Estonian girls going slightly crazy over long-awaited H&M, haha.


Anyway, I'm going to stop now and as always - I hope you like the photos. By the way, what kind of experiences have you had when it comes to thrifting footwear? Any magnificent discoveries?

50 comments:

  1. The vintage heels on the last photos are so lovely!!! Great finds as usual, so jelly :-D And awesome new header too :-P

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  2. omg love love love those boots! so beautiful!! and your necklace is so spectacular! love it :D

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  3. Omg I absolutely loved the necklace you're wearing and the piton print bracelet and the other necklace <3 such cool purchases


    Sabrilett

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  4. Ohhh how gorgeous are you?!;-)
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com

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  5. Thrifting footwear is the hardest part for me. My shoe size selection is usually very small and I find people tend to only donate shoes that really hurt, are slippery, or are really worn out! Your finds are wonderful, though! Can't wait to see you wear them! I also really like your thrifted top and cool necklace today!

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  6. maiken, you really found some outstanding shoes and jewelry! the dog photo & of course the photos of you are so sweet. that necklace is such a statement piece too. i like how you wore the vest. you such pretty hair. did it take a long time to do that hairstyle?

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  7. The shooooooeeesssss!!!! <3 Love love love them. Haha, those are fantastic finds :)
    I really like that bright yellow statement necklace, and such a unique furry vest piece you're rocking

    Trendy Teal

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  8. Those booties, OMG! What a gorgeous purchase you made! they are perfect. Love, love, love them. but I hope you are not going to hike for another ice-cream wearing them:))
    And your dog, he's just beyond cute!
    I answered your question about Twilight on my blog.
    Happy Wednesday dear!

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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    1. hehe, don't you worry about that :P those boots are meant for dry weather only which means I can probably wear them not before next year. tough but true, our Estonian weather :)

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    2. I can understand you very well. I come from Russia and there winters are way far from sunny +5 Dutch winters. But well, who knows maybe this year it all be different and you can wear your beautiful boots during the winter too;)
      PS I answered your VD question on my blog:)I'm happy to know that I'm not the only crazy one watching and obsessing about the VD:)))))

      Xx

      Alexandra

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    3. you can't count on Estonian weather, it's way too uncertain and moody. waiting until spring arrives is probably the best decision. but hey, right now we at least have a very sunny autumn. wet too, haha. so no chance for those beauties :P

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  9. I really like your thrifted finds ! I usually don't find a lot of shoes! Sadly !

    www.universeandyou.com.br

    Love your finds !

    xoxo from Japan

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  10. I really love that python printed cuff bracelet. I have never bought thrifted shoes, so I can't say from experience.

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  11. For the longest time I was nervous about thrifting footwear... but now I love it! I think those burgundy heels look so vintage and pretty :)

    And what is it about McDonalds ice cream cones that makes them so much yummier than others?! They are SO good! :D

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  12. You look so pretty in this outfit! And I love the new shoes you got. Such great finds!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  13. no su ema põgusa kirjelduse põhjal neist mingitest jalanõudest ootasin ma küll midagi muud :D aga mu meelest siuksed leiud on suurepärased näited, miks tasub kaltsukaustest ikka nina sisse pista. mõnikord võib täitsa kullaauguks osutuda ja vot kui tore siis :) ja kuna ma mäletan, et see pats vist oli sul ka isa sünnipäeval, siis mu meelest näeb see järgmisel päeval pärast magamist veel ägedam välja! selline mõnus natuke sassis out of bed look on juures.

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    1. kui nüüd päris aus olla, on see pats siin piltidel juba pärast kahte ööd ehk siis pühapäeval, nii-et läks hästi tõesti :P ja kahju, et ma ise midagi taolist meisterdada ei oska..
      aga saapad on tõesti pigem klassikalised, lihtsalt väga kõrged. nendelt piltidelt ei ole õige kõrgus eriti hästi aru saada. need on sellised "kodu-auto-pood/töökoht/vms koht-auto-kodu" saapad, kindlasti mitte meie jubedate kõnniteede jaoks mõeldud :D

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  14. hi maiken! LOVE those pointy black booties! they are absolutely fabulous :D and thanks for responding to my comment, i'd love to follow each other...i'll start first ;) xo jess
    www.stylizedluxe.blogspot.com

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  15. Wow what shoes you've found!!! Lucky you! I hardly ever find nice shoes at thrift stores since I have small feet, size 36. But at Helsinki Vintage I found some black leather boots, I'm happy over those!
    See, H&M is reaching you as well, you didn't have to wait that long. To which cities are they coming?
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  16. gorgeous outfit, love the necklace!

    www.anightinnyc.blogspot.com

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  17. I love your finds! :) And your outfit in the pictures, so gorgeously understated.

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  18. OMG I can't believe what a great price you got on the Versace for H&M boots! That is insane!!!! And I love the other items you picked up as well! You look so pretty in the photos! I love your collar!
    :)
    Allison
    P.S. Don't forget to enter my Fossil Vintage Revival Bag Giveaway! :)

    A's Fashion Files
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  19. what? those gold tipped boots are so amazing!!! i love them. and i love the cropped vest you are wearing. it's so unique!

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  20. Love those black boots. And that vest is great. I'm a new follower to your blog. Check out my blog and join to see how I mix prints:

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  21. Great choice of accessories Maikeni!! especially loving the Neon necklace (of course!) ;P

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  22. beautiful! would you like to follow each other? let me know!

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  23. wow I really like the colours in this outfit, the basic colours look so classy and chic together - I also love how you've teamed it with that pop of colour form the necklace! Gorgeous.

    Couture Caddy x

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  24. 8 € for these awesome boots. That was an amazing deal. Love that casual look and the cool boots <3
    xo

    glamDevils

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  25. Wonderful crop vest! :)
    -Tori
    www.fashiontrendsmore.com

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  26. Oooo Im liking these picture more. Ur fiance did a good job! WELL DONE u both :)
    The crop vest makes a great accessory on any tops.

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  27. Love ur neon necklace! So cool u got the boots so cheap!
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

    p.s. Don't forget to check my Maison Martin Margiela with H&M GIVEAWAY ^^

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  28. OH GOD I LOVE THOSE BOOTS! So jealous of your finds now! www.moiminnie.blogspot.com xx

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  29. I love the necklace and the vest is so cute <3
    The shoes were so cheap! Amazing I wish there was an H&M outlet or something similar !
    xx
    http://wastedyouthwithyou.blogspot.com.es/

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  30. Love what you did with the child's cropped vest, such a great idea!!

    Ali of:

    www.aliandang.com

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  31. Just recently I found some perfect taupe colored boots thrifting! Mostly tho, I get fur and bags while thrifting!

    With Love From Hollywood,
    Kier
    Fashion Addict
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  32. love the shoes and your necklace!xo
    Anastasia
    http://natbeesfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. ma ostsin ükskord tallinnast ristiku tänaval asuvast keldrikaltsukast 25 krooniga sellised madalad nahast säärsaapad (pakun, et umbes minu vanaema noorusaegadest) ja kandsin nad sõna otseses mõttes ri-ba-deks!

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  34. Love your blog! Would love it if you can check out mine,

    Can follow each other on bloglovin' & GFC? Let me know if you follow me and will follow straight back,

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    www.kellyjade.co.uk

    Kelly xox

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  35. Wow that is an amazing deal on those suede booties- they're in fabulous condition! What I really love is your neon neck;ace, what a great statement piece! Yay you can wear kid's clothes too 9I love it because they are so much cheaper!) :)

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  36. Those shoes you thrifted are so amazing! I LOVE the booties so much and they even have a cap toe, so cool :) And your outfit is so pretty, I really like the pants and the neon necklace. You are so good at thrifting. I don't think I have EVER saw anything so cool as the Versace for H&M shoes ever while thrifting.

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  37. I've wanted those Versace for H&M shoes since they came out! I can't believe you found them for so cheap! Haha, you have inspired me to go thrifting. Hopefully I can find some great new shoes like you did! :)

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  38. Ohhh I never find things like those!!! Never high brands with low price...and I wish!!!!!!!!! hahaha The boots are great, very lucky :D
    I feel like going to a thrifted shop right now, hahahahaha really

    xoxoxoxo dear!!!!!

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  39. Love your pictures too!
    That necklace is so amazing...I want it!
    Love,
    http://shubhisrevels.blogspot.in/2012/11/enchanted-woods.html

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  40. I hope you know that you have the best thrift stores ever. Or maybe there are a bunch that have beautiful designer shoes for ridiculously cheap. I just don't get to experience that in this little culturally destitute town. I love those Versace for H&M boots so much. And the snake print collar necklace is fierce! Also, your dog is pretty much the cutest thing ever.

    May the force be with you.
    Emily

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  41. I thought the vest was part of the top! They looked that perfect for each other :) Love those boots!!!

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  42. Love those boots, great bought.
    In Portugal H&M has only in Lisbon, the limited editions, waht is sooo bad cause I live in Oporto. I hope you get luckyer


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    Senra
    New & Recycled Fashion

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  43. :D aw Elvis is so cute,must of got so muddy! I love dogs when they get all excited,they have so much character! I can not believe those shoes cost 1euro? what a bargain and I certainly and can not believe the steel of those Versace for H&M boots? Your warbrobe must be overflowing with amazing thrifted finds?! you always find the best bargains.

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  44. I love those pointed cap-toe boots! Especially adored them in lace-up style:) Great buy! Have a great day!xoxo

    FASHION CAT
    www.myfashioncat.com

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  45. I love those pointed cap-toe boots! Especially adored them in lace-up style! Great buy! Have a great day!xoxo

    FASHION CAT
    www.myfashioncat.com

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