2011-11-25

This Week I Thrifted...

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Dress and Necklaces? All thrifted

What? A vintage ployester maxi dress.
Where? Talize
How much? $3.50
Why? Two Mondays ago it was the 50% off sale at Talize and last Monday it was the 50% off sale at Value Village. I got up super early to make it to both by 7 am (I know, I'm still grouchy at Value Village but the 50% off lured me...) and I did OK. Sadly, I always have more success when I have to pay full price. I did get this dress though... It's a little different for me; it is a lot of polyester and it has a rather ridiculous print (blue ladybugs and tulips...? ) but the fit is really flattering. There are elastics hidden under the arms that give the dress a nice shape in the right spots and let the rest of the dress drape nicely. Because I am awesome, I tried on the dress at home and I got myself completely tangled in these elastics and I snapped the one right off... Go ahead, take a moment and laugh as you picture me tangled in this dress...
Now the dress sits in the fix-it pile. It will take me 10 minutes to throw in new elastics but I will probably procrastinate on doing that until the spring... I can't just stop being a procrastinator, Matt would worry...

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What did you thrift this week?

26 comments :

Stella said...

No thrifting for me :( Over two months now...am getting the shakes! But I like this dress! I like maxi dresses, but they're sort of tricky for me to wear. They're also never quite maxi enough. :/

Chandra said...

I bought a vintage wool Pendleton maxi button down skirt. It's so cute! Now if it could just get cold enough to wear it.

http://penniroyalvintage.blogspot.com

Suzie Salmon said...

I saw many dresses like this in the vintage section of TopShop in London...they were all over 100 pounds! Well done even if you had paid full price I'd say :)

Bri said...

This dress is so amazing, what a print! Sorry to hear about the tangle up but I'm with you on the procrastination, I have a pile to do at home....

Abby said...

Gorgeous, I love the bright colors! I thrifted a houndstooth skirt, bright yellow purse, black shimmery dinner jacket, polka dot jumpsuit- some truly amazing finds! Xo

www.socalsophisticate.blogspot.com

Shey said...

I love the print! you might not want to mention they're blue lady bugs though when I paid attention to them I was a bit shocked, I mean why?? Anyways as long as no one pays attention and you don't mention it the dress is gorgeous. =D
I thrifted 3 LBD, I'm not a black color lover but they are very cute...once I finish refashioning them. =)

Prissy said...

This is a gorgeous dress! I love the color & pattern. Great find!

Prissy

Prissy said...

This is a gorgeous dress! I love the color & pattern. Great find!

Prissy

Meg said...

I bought a murder mystery part game and a Santa hat last Saturday, but not the black jersey maxi skirt or loafers or booties that I was hoping to find... Love that dress!

expressivestyle said...

I absolutely love that dress, that blue is amazing. I have been thrifting a lot lately, it gets my creative juices flowing. The best thing I thrifted this week was a pair of pink Hunter boots for $5.99.

Natalya's Closet said...

Gorgeous thrift finds! I cant wait to see you style them :) XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

Natasha Fatah said...

I thrifted a great pair of open toe booties this week, and on the day of my dad's 62nd birthday.

I wore them here: http://natashafatah.blogspot.com/2011/11/mega-birthday.html

Let me know what you think Yen!

Clothes Karma said...

I can see that dress looking amazeballs on. The pattern will be perfect for spring.

I convinced my entire family to join me at Salvation Army's 50% off Black Friday sale. I scored a military vest, tweed jacket and a quilted purse. Best of all, the local newspaper was there and interviewed me about thrift shopping on Black Friday!

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Louise, Raspberries In Winter said...

This dress is made from such an awesome fabric!

Nadine said...

Love the print and the retro colourway! I'm intrigued by the arm elastic - how does that work? You'll HAVE to fix it, so you can show us the construction details. ;)

leFiligree said...

i wasnt feeling the thrift this week, so i left behind some 70s woven leather clogs, a christian dior fitted jacket, and some hand painted japanese celadon plates. what was my problem?

opshopped said...

I bought a stack of Little Golden Books for my little nephew

opshopped said...

I bought a stack of Little Golden Books for my little nephew

Jenny said...

That dress is amazing. That will be an awesome 70s inspired look for spring with platform sandals. Good work!

I thifted a leopard print dolman tee, an orange dolman tee, a black wool pencil skirt, a couple vintage nightgowns and 2 tribal print midi skirts. And a Brooks Brothers polo for $4 for the hubs. Score!

April said...

That's a great maxi! I grabbed some fun sweaters...my fav being a neon green/black stripe one!

gleeps said...

I hit an awesome estate sale - it was the home of a former Naval officer, and his wife was a clothes horse. They must've been stationed in Japan in the 60s because she had some amazing custom-made items from that era with labels from Japan. I left with gobs of vintage goodness - a lovely blue/cream/lavender silk double-breasted plaid tailored coat ($5), a nubby cream silk suit ($5), a rosey-pink sleeveless linen fitted dress with a jewel neckline trimmed in moss-green and rosey-pink fabric flower-petals ($5), a Gabar 60s cotton floral swimsuit ($2) , 2 awesome cream wool skirts - one full and pleated, one A-line with an inverted box pleat in front ($3 each) and a lacey cream crochet wool vest ($1). I'm still high on thrifting endorphins!

gleeps said...

p.s. Your dress is amazing, and what a glorious necklace! High five!

jas said...

great necklace!

http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

hannahstiff said...

Ok, where did you get your dress form? I've been looking and looking and I can't find one that's not super expensive or tacky. Thanks! XO

real budget, real busy, real body fashion:
4scarlet.com

Jill said...

It has taken me about two years, but I've finally gotten onboard with the whole maxi dress thing. I know that will look great on you!

This velvet skirt was my thrift of the week! Love it... but not my indoor pictures :)

Velvet skirt on Favor the Brave

Alysa Kimiko said...

swoon!! i love that dress! hurry up and fix it, i wana see it styled!!