Thrift score: blue dress/gold purse

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The thing I love most about fashion these days, is it's sort of ~ anything goes. When inspired, and depending on my mood, I can usually pull together pieces from thrift, modern designers, and the trusty save faves to create the look and feel I desire.
Sure it's important to keep an eye on trends, but if something fits well & makes you feel good, I say go for it!
It's no surprise I love all things vintage & I'm constantly inspired by bloggers like Tavi and Roz who pull together these eclectic ensembles with such grace.
On my way to meet a girlfriend for drinks, I was feeling a bit feminine & flapper (a la American Woman) so I went with this gold F21 headband. The purse ~ excellent condition, exquisite beading detail (& I was able to talk the sales lady down from $20 to $9!)
This vintage blue and black dress was a redesign that I found on my latest thrift shop for $8. I adore the top, but am considering hacking off the skirt and wearing it with black jeans & boots this fall. Thoughts?
Since I decided to go East Coast style and walk to meet my friend for drinks, I went with ballet flats & my favorite tiny leather jacket.
Oh, and... ladies? Let's try not to take our selves so seriously, shall we? Have fun! xx

39 comments:

  1. I adore that shirt, is so classic and the jacket is great
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  2. That headband is amazing! I love the bold look of it!

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  3. I love your blog and I think that top is great. Its a great idea to cut of the top and wear it with jeans. I love how you mentioned roz and tavi, I did a post about them too
    I also did a post about he american woman exhibition when i was in america

    if you get the chance, check out my blog. thanks x

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  4. you have such a pretty hair and hair accessory :D Adorable, dear!

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  5. that top is absolutely amazing!! love everything about it

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  7. Again, well done! I scored a trade thanks to your advice! As I was selling, a gal next to me took out a perfect little French Connection dress to trade and I bought it right there on the table!! Oh, and hack the skirt for sho!!

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  8. Love the hairband and jacket. I would definitely consider getting rid of the black skirt part and going for black skinny jeans and black ankle boots (but keeping the jacket of course!)

    Have just discovered your blog via Roz's link on Clothes, Cameras and Coffee, and I really like what you write.

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    Alexandra Thérèse xx

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  9. Super cute! Love the hair band!!! Totally rocking!

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  10. love the hairband and purse!

    XOXO,

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  11. Love your headband!It's fab!
    I like your blog!
    xx Mary

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  12. awesome purse and headband. fab!

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  13. I love the outfit. The blue color is so pretty. I love headbands! Gold is one of my favorite colors right now. Plus that purse is amazing.

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  14. love the cool blouse....

    jen
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  15. ummmm is it bad that my absolute favorite is the f21 headband? it's fabulou-s!
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  16. Oh, you look GORGEOUS, my dear! I love your little headband and that darling jacket -- so cute!
    xo Josie
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  17. you look stunning in this outfit!!! love the colors and your hairpiece is too cute :)

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  18. wow! love the the leather jacket. it looks great on you!

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  19. I follow you my dear!If I write the name of your blog in my best blog list, will you write mine? kisses

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  20. That headband is gorgeous! I really love the vibrant blue of your top :) I agree, I try not to take myself too serious at times, too!

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  21. you look fabulous as always and that headband is a winner!

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  22. Definitely agree with you on loving the 'anything goes' attitude in fashion at the moment. You look lovely here hunny, the headpiece is gorgeous and the dress is a great vintage find. I think I would cut off the skirt in a few weeks, when you're in need of something new!

    Now following, thanks for your sweet comments.

    Robbie xox

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  23. LOVE your vintage shirt!!! Mixed with the leather. PERFECTION! And you have gorgeous hair..soooo thick and great volume!
    kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

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  24. that purse is so gorgeous! and i like that it goes with your headband. great score. ~joelle

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  25. Thank you for following! Keep checking back for my latest designs, take care x

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  26. You guys are amazing. And yes, I'm going to cut off the skirt and wear it with tight black jeans this fall/winter (I refuse to call them "jeggings") and maybe some motorcycle boots I'm still on the hunt for. Anyone have suggestions for yummy, rouged-up, boy boots? xx

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  27. LOVE LOVE the head piece and blouse!!!


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  28. Your headband is amazing. Thanks for sharing, love your blog.

    Puck
    http://oneofpoints.blogspot.com

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  29. great outfit, love the color and the leather together, beautiful!




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  30. love it paired up with the leather jacket!....liking the skinny black jeans idea, both is cute!

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  31. You look amazing! Love the top and hairpiece! love love love.

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  32. I fell on love with the blouse! the colour is amazing.. and your blog aswell..:)

    x, Sabinna

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  33. oh wow thats an amazing find!

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  34. I love the blue! That's like one of my favorite hues of blues

    -Sherine
    sherinethegirl.blogspot.com

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