Saturday, May 16, 2009

Out and About: Paul and Katy's Saturday Adventure

My younger brother Paul and I had the greatest time together today. We hit up a few thrift shops, an antique shop, the Indian beauty salon and Nakato. We laughed. We cried. We played dress up and modeled with dogs. What a day!

First, we started out at Natural Identity Beauty Architects. As I mentioned a few months ago, Natural Beauty offers awesome eyebrow threading for $5 (used to be $4). Paul and I were both in drastic need of some eyebrow recon... so we sat and endured the pain for a few minutes (i.e. this was where the crying took place). 

Since we were right next door to Last Chance Thrift in Decatur, we couldn't resist going in and scoping out the merch. Paul didn't find anything (sad face!) but before rushing out to meet our friend Lisa for lunch, I managed to find a cute wool skirt. I'll keep this in hibernation until the fall, when I'll ideally have a crisp, white, long-sleeved button up I can wear with it. 

Vintage high-waisted, wool skirt (tag says "Personal") 
via Last Chance

After breaking for lunch, we headed onto Kudzu Antique Market for it's 20% off sale. Kudzu has all kinds of awesome furniture, jewelry, clothes, art, knickknacks, memorabilia — most of which is vintage. Love, love, love looove this place. I can't believe I'd driven right past this gem for years, until my boss mentioned its awesomeness to me back in July. Individuals and small companies rent out booth space — with Kudzu acting as an operator and cashier and taking a small portion of each sale.

While we didn't want to buy it, we did admire 
this flashy piece of evening wear

Possibly my favorite booth today (salt and pepper 
shakers of all varieties — Raggedy Ann and Andy, 
a pair of cowboy boots, a I Love Lucy telephone and more)

Looked cute on the rack, not so much on. 
"May I offer you a slice of apple pie with your all-star breakfast, m'am?"

This couch was labeled "Cool Jetson's Couch" 
with price tag around $1,100

Groovy owl lamp

Of course I had to find and find the one thing not 20% off. 
(Amethyst and sterling cocktail ring: $58 with tax)

Next stop: Goodwill at Northlake. The store was abuzz with activity! We fought our ways through the racks to find some pretty rad stuff. Paul scored two Polo shirts — and Paul found me a vintage Lacoste shirt and I found myself an 80's cocktail dress ( sell on eBay or to keep for a later party? That is the question). 

ooooh yeah.

Vintage Lacoste found by Paul 
(pictured with my friend Lauren's dog, Dudley)

Handsome Paul in one of his Polos... with James' Wrigley

Another Lacoste, Paul and Dudley

And we had just enough time to stop by one more Goodwill, this time the Brookhaven location on Buford Highway. I found a kick-a$s Armani Exchance casual jacket (would retail for $120 new, no doubt). Another good find: a pair of Limited "Drew Fit" slacks. Paul found another Polo (are you sensing a trend here?) for another solid $4.70.

Casual chic Armani Exchange lightweight coat 

The model-esque Paul with Roxxi and another fabulous Polo

The shopping damage for me:
  • Grey/white/black Personal wool skirt: $5.34
  • Amethyst cocktail ring: $58
  • Grey "Drew Fit" slacks from the Limited (not pictured): $4.49
  • Julie Duroche 80's cocktail dress: $10.59
  • Armani Exchange black jacket: $5.59
  • Vintage Lacoste shirt: $4.39
  • Total: $88.40
And for Paul:
  • Light blue Polo Ralph Lauren shirt: $4.70
  • Dark blue Polo Ralph Lauren shirt: $4.70
  • Navy, green and red striped Polo Ralph Lauren shirt: $4.70
  • Total: $14.10
I either have lots of styles or no style. I'm not sure which it actually is... anyway, my style "open-mindedness" led me to find several fabulous things today. Paul fared pretty well today also.

And after a day of shopping and silliness, is there a better capper than delicious sushi? I think not. I don't want to put words in Paul's mouth, but I think he'd agree. We enjoyed miso soup, veggie tempura, octopus nigiri, amberjack nigiri, an eel roll, super crunch roll, spicy tuna and california roll. Mmmm.


Thanks for coming and hanging, Paul! We found so many great things — and I had the best time. :)


Mego said...

my goodness you two had a successful day!

K_Streams_Her_C said...

Megan, I think so! You're joining us next time, btw.

Anonymous said...

awesome finds, as always! i'm so in love with the skirt and that ring. and yes, my friend, you do have style. no worries on that front!

K_Streams_Her_C said...

Thanks, PLT. I think I'm pretty eccentric... glad I have at least one or two appreciators!

Mb said...

you're ring reminds me of my "i can't decide if it's awesome or granny" ring i bought in jamaica. loves it! also love the rando photo montange of dogs. go puppies!

K_Streams_Her_C said...

Mb, I love that ring. I stand by you in your decision to purchase that treasure.