Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Sunset Cliffs. What a pretty view.

Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Beautiful view along Sunset Cliffs near Ocean Beach, CA.

Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Another beautiful sunset at the beach.

Wordless Wednesday – November 7

What a beautiful place to take a walk. Makes exercise a pleasure when I’d rather gaze at the ocean instead of wondering how far the walk is…

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Thrift Trader. Everything $5.99 or 4/$20

Once again, I found myself rummaging thru stacks and racks of stuff at the Thrift Trader in Ocean Beach. This all happened the same afternoon sipping my Vanilla Latte.

You can’t go wrong at this place with things priced 4/$20.  They have a great selection of men’s clothing and I totally messed up and didn’t take any photos of menswear.

  • Thrift Trader
  • 4879 Newport Avenue
  • Ocean Beach, CA  92107
  • Phone: (619) 222-5011
  • Web: www.thrifttrader.org

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More hats, more long skirts.  All easy items to mix and match for Fall season.  Sometimes you need a little retail fix and getting a low cost treasure in a thrift store is awesome. Just remember, it isn’t a good deal if you don’t use it and it sits in your closet!!

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And I found these really fabulous black heels.  Halloween costume-worthy maybe?

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And, a big shout out because there’s even a section for the Curvy gals. With cute stuff too!

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Cheers everyone!

Humble Hippie. Cute Accessories.

Hello Everyone! Just wanted to pass along some great photos I took over the weekend in Ocean Beach. Of course, I stopped by the Humble Hippie on Newport Avenue.

While sipping my Vanilla Latte I couldn’t resist doing a little more than window shopping. So much for my vow to “keep wallet in handbag”.  (I failed….)

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I really loved the cute hats and cozy knit scarves.  Being the thrifty shopper, I was thrilled with the prices– $19 for scarves- heaven!

Especially now with the cooler Fall weather a scarf is great to throw on with a jean jacket or light sweater.  This is the rational I used– you guessed it– I got a new scarf.  If you want to see what it looks like, check out my blog post from earlier this week.  (I paired it with a jacket I got for $31 at Marshall’s)

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If you’re in the market for flirty dresses, there are plenty of these too.  Maybe I’m too much into accessories these days because all I can think about is which scarf and which hat I would wear with that bright dress pictured on the right, above.

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The Humble Hippie was as charming as ever! I had a nice chat with the owner (Wes) this weekend too.  He sent me a couple of really cool photos that I will have to attach to this post a little later.  I’m having a slight snafu with my email tonite.  So I guess you all will have to settle for my lovely iphone-photography for the time being.

Cheers and have a good week everyone. Happy Shopping and keep me posted if any of you out there have made any recent purchases at The Humble Hippie.

Wordless Wednesday – October 3

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Wordless Wednesday – September 26

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Humble Hippie- new on Newport Ave in Ocean Beach

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Happy Monday! The good news 1 day down and 4 to go until Friday.  Just wanted to let you all know about the fabulous shop I visited in Ocean Beach this weekend.  I know…. more shopping… feels like I’ve been doing a lot of that lately.

Saturday afternoon I happened upon the Humble Hippie on Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach.  The sign on the door mentioned something about “a comfortable clothing company” so… of course… I had to check it out.

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Long flowing skirts, scarves, vintage look t-shirts… it’s all here. I actually purchased a pretty awesome longer top with flutter sleeves to wear with leggings and boots.  (perfect for a 40-ish woman– that would be me, in case you were wondering– attempting to hide some minor imperfections….)

So, not only is the clothing quite fabulous but the store itself was a delight. All the fixtures came from stores that went out of business and the “glass” display case in the front of the store was re-purposed from 3 old doors— my recycling friends should be proud!  The hanging display (first photo at the top) was a table from Craigslist that was split into 3 sections. Even the rugs were thrifted.  Music to my ears!  I thought the suitcase display case (below) was unique– I should have asked if this was for sale.

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If you’re in the market for some comfy clothes with a modern hippie vibe this is the place for you. (T-shirts anyone?)  Bottom line,  I had a great time in this store– Dusty– and the owner Wes were fun and cool to chat with.

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P.S. you can kinda see my reflection in the door (below)…. Cheers until next time.

— Jody —

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Java Jungle. Hot Coffee and Cool Plants in Ocean Beach

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Hello Everyone! I had a great weekend and it definitely went too fast. Seriously, I could use another day off.  This morning I visited Java Jungle in Ocean Beach for a quick coffee (I forgot to purchase whole bean coffee yesterday which is what made it completely necessary to go out for a coffee).  What a nice surprise– this Java Jungle really is a jungle of sorts.  Not only yummy coffee but they have some awesome plants as well. (As it turns out– I’m not only addicted to coffee but also buying small plants)

  • Java Jungle
  • 5047 Newport Avenue
  • Ocean Beach, CA 92107
  • Phone: (619) 224-0249

While sipping my Vanilla Latte I browsed the plant collection— I found a nice English Ivy plant for $2.49– lucky day!  FYI– it looks cute on my patio and you can’t beat the price.

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I found a comfy seat for about 30 minutes for some people watching while I scanned the Sunday newspaper.  (I did more people watching than reading…)

Later on, after I was sufficiently infused with coffee I went for a short 4 mile hike to Sunset Cliffs. It was the perfect day.  Coffee… plants… hiking… what more could I wish for?  Cheers and sending good karma for a fabulous week ahead!

–Jody

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