Oh things I didn't buy, you are so fun to look at and sometimes laugh at.What: Owl statue
Where: Value Village (Upper James)
Why I loved it: This guy would have looked so good in our Twin Peaks inspired 'Black Lodge' room. He was fairly large and heavy and just generally cool and handsome.
Why I didn't buy it: $10 was more than I wanted to spend on this. I like my thrifted owl statues to be a little cheaper.
Do I wish I bought it: Not for that price. Sorry owl buddy.
What: Vintage dress
Where: Consignment/Vintage store in Guelph
Why I loved it: Are your eyes open? Then you can see why I loved it. It is one of my favourite colour schemes for dresses and the shape was really pretty.
Why I didn't buy it: Well, I found this after I decided to eliminate my clothes buying. Why the heck did I try it on then? Sometimes just trying something on lets me see how it looks and then move on. Also, this dress ended up being a bit too big so that was double confirmation that I shouldn't buy it.
Do I wish I bought it: Half of me does but it is kind of nice just to have this photo to look at.
What: Dancin' Grannies workout video
Where: Junk shop in Erie
Why I loved it: Those Grannies are hot! Seriously, I want to look that good when I'm old. Also, it's hilarious.
Why I didn't buy it: Realistically, will VHS exist when I'm ready for 'Mature Fitness'. Probably not. You will most likely be able to watch workouts straight from your brain.
Do I wish I bought it: As much as I would like to own this, I'm ok with my decision.
What have you left behind lately?
Uh, I think you should have bought Dancing Grannies! That was seriously hilarious!ReplyDelete
I'm gonna have to agree with this comment. OMG! love it.Delete
Yeah, maybe I should have!!Delete
Ditto to Kaylah. Dancing Grannies would have made for an amazing vlog! But you'd have to bend the no buying clothes rule so you could get a monochromatic dance outfit.ReplyDelete
Ahahahaha! best idea.Delete
Dancing Grannie?! Haha, that was the perfect start of my day just now, thank you:DReplyDelete
Oh! I do that with clothes too, my reasoning is - if I really like something, I try it on to 'prove' it is definitely the wrong size or just fits badly. Works out about 50-50. Probably better to just walk away ;)ReplyDelete
Yeah, even if it fits and I love it sometimes trying it on still helps me walk away. At least I got to see what it looked like on and enjoy it for a few minutes.Delete
I've got to agree with everyone else, dancing grannies looked like a win. I'm so disappointed that some of my local charity shops seem to have given up on videos, I always pick some up when I am having a night in.ReplyDelete
That owl was freaking awesome too, although I totally agree $10 does seems a little bit steep xo
The dress is very cute, but if it's not the right size, I'm sure you can find something better!ReplyDelete
hehe I love-love-love the granny-bubblegum pink-video :)ReplyDelete
I'm not sure that I could have resisted the dancing grannies video!ReplyDelete
That dress is so great! I've got to find out from you where that store is in Guelph. It looks amazing and I'm hoping to travel there soon to visit a friend's new restaurant.ReplyDelete
Um dancing grannies? Too funny!
I'll have to ask my friend, I can't remember what it was called!Delete
haha! That Dancing Grannies is fantastic!! And that owl is so cute, but I agree with you, 10$ is a bit steep!!ReplyDelete
I'll admit that I probably would have shelled out the $10 for the owl with the big red eyes of doom. I would have hesitated though! I've learned to stay away from the temptation that is Value Village because of the prices, but dang it, do they get some awesome stuff in.ReplyDelete
Do you have to be a granny to work out with them? I would totally get my workin groove on with those ladies...ReplyDelete
That dress is pretty :)
Haha! I'm sure you don't :)Delete
Oh my gosh, Dancin' Grannies is the best thing I've ever seen!ReplyDelete
Dancin' Grannies sounds a right giggle!ReplyDelete
what, no dancing grannies? i would have at least bought it just to laugh! heheh, maybe it will be there next time you go! then you know it was meant to be! heheReplyDelete
ha! I probably should have.Delete
Fun story about Dancin' Grannies: For Christmas a few years back, my best friend Jimmy found me a set of 3 Audrey Hepburn movies on VHS (I only had a VHS player at the time). It was Breakfast At Tiffany's, Funny Face (I think?) and Roman Holiday. I already owned Roman Holiday, and he knew that, so he swapped it out with the VHS of Dancin' Grannies that he'd found at a Goodwill... complete with re-labeling the case! Dancin' Grannies was sandwiched in between Breakfast at Tiffany's and Funny Face. The absurdity of my life is hilarious and awesome.ReplyDelete
Long story short: I totally own Dancin' Grannies and you can totally come over and watch it if you want (and find yourself in the bay area).
Kayla ☆ http://www.kaylanaut.com
Oh that is a great story!!! Is Dancin' Grannies as awesome as I imagine it is?Delete
A few years back my friend and I found a Dancin' Grannies video at a flea market and we totally bought it and worked out to it a couple of times (if you can call that working out). The exercises were hilarious...pretending to play a piano, bounce a basketball, and the grapevine just to name a few. I have no idea where the video is now, but it made us laugh so much!ReplyDelete
Ha! I can't believe that video was actually called Dancin' Grannies! That is excellent. I love your idea of making a record of cool stuff that you see bit don't buy. I think I would buy much less if I started doing the same!! Jen xReplyDelete
It really does help in a weird way! I like being able to look at awesome things even if I don't own them.Delete
That dress is super cute! but I always leave cute stuff behind at a lot of places because I'm super tight with my money, hahaha.ReplyDelete
that dress is so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so good. i would've loved to seen a full outfit post with it, but oh well. i agree, fit issues can't be overlooked.ReplyDelete
and dancin grannies... !!
I love this post. Haha the dancing grannies video made me laugh. :)ReplyDelete
You had me cracking up at the 'Dancin' Grannies' I can't believe you passed that one up...even if VHS won't exist soon, the cover photo alone would be worth it :)ReplyDelete
Elycia-I believe the shop in Guelph is called Meow! I love it there.ReplyDelete
Oh I know which shop you are talking about! We were in there too on the same day but this dress was from a different shop. It's a couple streets up from Meow. Meow is an awesome shop though for sure!!Delete
This is totally adorable! That Granny video....too funny. Love the blog!! :-)ReplyDelete
I cannot stop laughing at the Dancing Grannies VHS. That's the most awesome thing I've seen today.ReplyDelete