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!