Fab Finds: Student Edition

Who doesn’t like getting a great deal?

But ah, when you’re a student on a budget, getting a great deal feels oh-so-much better.¬†Seriously.

And I think the best type of bargain-hunting is the kind that happens when you least expect it. Heh.

I’m really just procrastinating my EPSE 311 paper right now, but there are a few things in YVR that I’ve picked up for epic cheaps. See how my English deteriorated there in my excitement? The first is this button-down shirt for 2$ (retail: minimum 10$?): thick, new and oh-so-fitted. Easy, right?

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The next great purchase happened at Value Village, where I found an actual Alfred Sung dress for 10$ (retail: 80$+). To be fair I did end up dry-cleaning the piece (just in case) but 30$ for this lovely was well worth it, seeing as I can wear it to work or to an evening event.

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I just realized how weird it was for me to be excited over shopping. My junior high self is shaking her head at my university self.

But this next purchase makes the kid-me and the current-me rather over-proud. It’s also the piece that made me want to blog about the great deals I’ve finding in YVR, because I’m super ecstatic about this one. Are you ready?

*drumroll!*

A copy of LaRousse Gastronomique…¬†also 2$! This book is an encyclopaedia of food and wine and especially French cooking and retails for roughly 70$ on Amazon and I was so excited about finding it at a used book sale that I hugged it all the way to the bus and then read it all the way home and then wrote a run-on sentence about it! Guah!

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Anyway, that’s what I’ve been spending my money on, if any of you were wondering. Good, enjoyable things do not have to cost a lot of money, is what I’ve learned. Alright, back to work! Have you found any bargains lately? (=

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