#frugalfashionista: favorite fictions

Added yet another “new-old” book to my classics collection. She’s a 1928 edition of “Works of Leo Tolstoy.” I’m a sucker for classics, a true literary nerd.

Brattle book shop in downtown Boston made for a sweet nolstagic adventure and a cute little date for my boyfriend and I. Back in Ohio we had “half price books” visits as one of our favorite past times to do together. Moving to Boston I found a new quaint book shop to continue our past time tradition. They had an adventurous collection and an inviting set-up with two floors of books inside and a slew of deeply discounted books outside.

My find – $5

much love – MA

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#frugalfashionista: essays with Emerson

After a Saturday full of shopping and great finds, Sunday’s morning is more tranquil. 

My week had been bustling with preparations for meetings and design coordinations. The weekend was a shopping filled one and then topped off with Italian dining and entertainment. Today I woke up with the eagerness to start my day with me myself and I. I popped out of bed to change the k cup for a fresh one and then pushed the blue lit button for my fresh cup of a breakfast blend. On my way to the couch, I reached for my new-old copy of essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson in passing. After pulling aside my white drapes I fixed myself underneath the plush faux fur throw, reached for a few sips of the steaming coffee and then turned open the pages of my new book. 

In truth he isn’t so new hence my “new old” reference earlier. It was a lucky and happy find at yesterday’s thrift store venture. With his signature on the cover and the publishing stamp from 1926 it was a find I would purchase in a heart beat, and I did for only $1.99. I love classic literature and transcendentalist writings. I have a nerdy weak spot for it. 

So happy Sunday!

Much love-MA


#frugalfashionista: thrifted treasures

Thrifting on a New England Sunday. My sister and dad came to visit me in boston during this long Columbus Day weekend and we made a trip to the thrift store to start out our Sunday. 

My finds: 

I fell absolutely in love with the charms on this necklace. It perfectly reflects my love for travel. Picking it up was a no brainer!

This was what really made my heart jump in excitement. It was a collection of Emily, Anne and Charlotte Bronte books. They were editions from 1922! I have a large place in my heart for classic novels and period films, so this was a heart warming find! 

I also found two pics of furniture for my living room. Those I will share In a later post once they’ve been restored. 

Today was a successful hunt. 

Much love -MA