2011-07-14

Some Kind of Thrift Party

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Dress? Thrifted Belt? Thrifted Shoes? Jeffrey Campbell Necklaces? Stolen from my Mama and Cuba


I got this dress for $1 in Texas while thrifting with Kendi. I almost left this dress behind because I had found so much good stuff already that I was too lazy to buy more. Glad I bought it though.

Laziness often stops me from going to garage sales because it involves getting up early on a Saturday. Laziness often stops me from finishing the last 25 miles of a marathon. Laziness always stops me from starting the first mile of a marathon. It nearly stopped me from buying a non-see-through-off-white (so many hyphens, so little time) dress with great details, fit and pockets... for a dollar. If I had left it behind, I would still be boring Matt with my thrift regret. Happily, I can bore him with outfit ideas instead.


In other happy news, the sweet and sassy ladies (ultimate words of flattery...) who run EBEW are hosting a thrift edition next week Thursday, July 21. Usually style ideas are suggested and then voted upon but I slipped both ladies a toonie (that's a two dollar coin for your non-Canadians) and they agreed that Everybody Everywhere should bust out their best thrift duds for an extra special edition of EBEW. So, if you have a thrift find that you are extraordinarily proud of or one that you know will induce pangs of jealousy (within me), make sure you read all the details here and post next week. Then make sure you submit to EBEW and ogle what others submitted as well. I can't wait! Well, I can... but I don't want to...

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45 comments :

andrea k (blonde bedhead) said...

I looove this dress and those fabulous shoes! You look so pretttttty! I too cannot start or finish a marathon hehehhe. I'm glad I have someone who can relate to some of my laziness.

Jessica Gitler said...

that is just unreal that that dress way 1 dollar!! it looks fabulous on you!
jess
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Fifth Sparrow said...

I prefer to think of it as being selective about time management as opposed to laziness, but I'm very glad that your selectiveness didn't stop you from picking up this beauty! Love it! xx

em²ile² said...

This dress rocks. I am seriously jealous of your thrifting prowess.

heidikins said...

A) You stole your necklaces from Cuba? ;)
B) I wish the thrift stores here had ANYTHING for a dollar. It seems they are wising up to the hipsters gleaning their racks and jacking up their prices. It's a racket, I tell you!
C) Those shoes! I want them! I need them. They are amazing.

xox

Bri said...

I hear you on the laziness! Glad you grabbed this dress, its perfect on you and especially how you've styled it up!

Gracey said...

This is a great dress, so I'm glad you prevailed over laziness this time around. ;-)

And I love the brighter red shoe with the darker belt and necklace - I never would have thought to do that, but it's just perfect, isn't it?

newpetite said...

Im so glad you didnt leave that dress behind! I hope I find such amazing deals in my thrift store!

myedit said...

Heidikins- Haha... Stole the one necklace from my Mom and BOUGHT the others from Cuba...oops!

rebecca said...

It is a truly great thing your unlazy self broke through and bought this dress. You look fabulous! And those shoes are AMAAAZING! (yes, that was sung)

rebeccawithanR

Louise, Raspberries In Winter said...

I love the pattern on the bottom of the dress, it's gorgeous! And those red shoes are so pretty.

Please may I? said...

What a pretty dress with super detailing. A bargain at that price too! I think your right it would have been the one that got away!

Adoring the shoes too!

X x

Chandra MoMoMod said...

Looooving the JC Woodies! I see them quite frequently at Nordstrom Rack, but never in RED! You've given me an idea on how to style/wear a cotton eyelet vintage dress that I also scored for $1 while thrifting in San Francisco. Holllla! Happy weekend, m'lady!

Chandra
@ShiftC

Faff said...

Excellent bargain! I love finding great items for next to nothing. Your shoes are amazing too, I keep seeing Jeffrey Campbell shoes on blogs and its making me jealous, we dont seem to have a stockist in the UK. :)

Nikki said...

$1? that's nuts! this dress is gorgeous! I love the embroided detailing ^^ x

briannelee said...

The dress looks great on you! Glad you picked it up :)

Kim said...

What a beautiful dress!

Marissa said...

That dress is absolutely GORGEOUS! I can hardly believe you got it for $1, and that you almost passed it up. Much too good to pass up, to me! You always find the best thrifted pieces. I think I'll come join you ladies thrifting :)

xx
Marissa

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

What a beautiful dress!

Alysson said...

yes!! I love thrifting and can't wait to participate in EBEW edition. You look gorgeous. Love that find! XO

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Frannie Pantz said...

SO glad you opted to muster up the energy to get this little diddy. You look adorable and I love the red pumps as well. I can't wait for the thrifting challenge! Because clearly I haven't had enough of those this week (I am doing FOUR style challenges this week). Cheers!

Betsy said...

Your shoes are gorgeous!

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Kat said...

Are American thrift stores cheaper than Canadian ones? I never see ANYTHING for $1, never mind a fantastic dress like the one in this post (nice find!). But I did find a mustard Chloe Paddington bag in good condition for $12 which will definitely make an appearance on EBEW. Look forward to seeing the other finds!

Elaine said...

Totally with you on the laziness..

And I'll take this wonderfully modest outfit to go please.

Gal Meets Glam said...

I love this outfit! you look so soft and feminine, beautiful!

xo Julia
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Pralinka said...

beautiful shoes! they're worth dying for. Do you remember their price?

BTW, I’m your big fan – your style is really original and I read your blog very often and I just wonder..if we could follow each other.. But even if your answer is “no” I’ll be still your reader ♥

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Jenn said...

That is one good looking dollar dress! I wish there were some good thrift stores near me. Most of them are either over priced or just too far away. I love the belt, BTW!

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Cyn said...

I LOVE that dress! The cut, the sleeves (sleeves=workwear), the pattern at the hem, the lack of transparency...and it looks like it is cotton. Cotton is our friend in the summer.

What a find!

Sarah said...

Jentine with the silent J, you almost left that gorgeous thing that was only a dollar?? In the name of thrifting how could you? Except for I'm a pretty lazy person too. I think that's why I thrift, garage sales require a)waking up early 2) walking in the sun d)conversing with other people. I'll stick to thrift stores.

(oh and p.s. I got a donut on 7-11 and told Matt what was up!)

Mrs. C said...

Oh my gosh! Way too cute! Love! Recently found your Bligh and I'm loving! You've got a new follower! Happy weekend!

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Italian Vogue Rocks! said...

It's simple and cute. Nice & fresh for summer.

simplysublimeblog said...

Such a great outfit! Wonderful style.

A Stylized Hysteria said...

Laziness is my major vice, too! But you would have been crazy to walk away from this dress! So...um, glad you're not crazy. :D

Mara said...

oh my gosh you look gorgeous! I absolutely love those shoes too :)

Shauna said...

you did stop there for outfit pics - I looked as we were leaving but did not see you and Matt there - great location. The lake would be nice also - maybe next time

Lisette M said...

I love your outfit. I'm curious, have you been to Cuba recently?

Tiffany said...

Oh those shoes, wow. I want, I need... and I'm secretly relieved that you didn't thrift them because I might have vomited out of pure jealousy. Gross. Love this outfit and thanks for drawing attention to the thrift edition of EBEW.

guildedsecret. said...

these shoes are so spicy and the perfect POP for this outfit!

with love,
guildedsecret formerly princesspolitico

kelleyjohnson07 said...

That dress is super cute, and with those shoes... well could you just stop being so fab. GEEZE!

Sofia said...

Great outfit. Those shoes are a stand-out.

Hayley said...

That dress was a DOLLA?! I am so jealous. Although I am from Texas im taking a roadtrip to austin later this week and can only hope to have such wonderful luck!

Hayley said...

Gorgeous! And for 1 dollar!? Totally and completely jealous! I am late to the party but I just found your blog and I love it!!!

Hayley
http://theweekendfile.blogspot.com

Jess said...

I'm glad laziness didn't stop you from buying that dress. It's adorable especially with the red shoes!

Anonymous said...

When did you get the shoes? Do you remember the name of the style? I can't find them online and am now obsessed with them.

jentine said...

Anon- I got them with a gift card from Lulu's. They are called 'woodies'I think? Hope that helps!!!