Sunday, February 27, 2011

A bargain piece

Like most fashionably minded, I love a bargain. I’ve trawled vintage and thrift shops since I was 13, I keep an eye on ebay for my favourite brands, and I hit up car boot and garage sales whenever I have the chance.

One of my favourite spots in Dublin is/was the George Bernard Shaw Car Boot sale. In addition to cocktails and amazing food, I’ve managed to bag some amazing finds at it and have even participated in it as a seller once upon a time. On a sunny Saturday in Dublin, there is no place better, though I believe they have been suspended for sometime.

I would always check out the jewelry on the stalls as it is easier to peruse with a beverage in hand and you don’t have to worry about guessing whether something will fit or trying to squeeze into the women’s toilets to try something on.

This particular find was discovered at one of the last sales I went to, I think I only paid €2 for it, but it always manages to earn a compliment or two. I’ve worn it here with a recent nautically-inspired, non-bargain, but affordable purchase from the COS concession at BT2.  Spring/Summer ’11, ahoy!


  1. I love it! I have a similar necklace that I got for pennies at one either the BS Carbooty or the Flea Market - I cannae remember!
    Shame about the BS Carboot Sale, I hope they get it sorted with the city council.

    ALSO, I am LOVING Cos being on our shores - such classic, tailored pieces and it's nice to have a brand where the sizes are normal too.

  2. Also *stalker alert* - I hope you don't mind that I nominated you for this award thingy majiggy.
    Enjoy :)