9.02.2010

some kind of flower

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Dress:Thrift Shoes:Frye

This post is an example of how to think when thrift shopping.  This "dress" is really just a big shirt ass shirt, but I saw the potential in it as a dress.  Basically, almost any size will work out so long as its not too small - to which there's no coming back from unless you love tube tops.  
Also, this is one of the only times that you'll see me rocking the purple - not really my color.  However, I really liked the floral print & separation within the blouse.  So in summary, it doesn't hurt to take risks when we're talking about $5-8 garments.  If it works it works, but there's no love lost at the end of the day.

33 comments:

Cara said...

Wow, its looks great even if it is a shirt! <3<3

Kimmy said...

LOVE your blog, you have such great style. Hope you can check out my blog too.

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x

anna. said...

Wow gorgeous outfit! I wish I could find the bargains you do!


Anna
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Laura said...

haha my mum just brought me some brown tights from the mall today and i was thinking how to wear them, thanks for the inspiration :))

Marie said...

You have the best style...ever!!

Beatrice said...

the dress is so cute, love the mod print! purple isn't really my color either ^.~

Sid said...

I love your shoes they are gorgeous xx

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MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

I disagree - you look stunning in purple! It really makes your hair color pop and looks nice against your skin tone as well.

xo, MOUSEVOX

ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR said...

Love the purple, very fall :)

XoXo-Kelli K

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Kat said...

i love the dress/shirt!! haha :P

Belle xx said...

what a great tip!
i love the colour of the dress and i think it really suits your complexion, im not sure why you dont wear it more:)
the magazine holders are my favourite lovely!
belle xxxx
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Naima Amarilli said...

I love your Flower style!


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Julia said...

i love this outfit, it looks really good <3

kirstyb said...

beautiful x

Glenda C said...

love the mary janes!!

Dalena Vintage said...

Love it. That's pretty much how I shop for myself too...Always wearing things in a way they're not to be worn!

libys11 said...

stunning as always.. :D

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nancy : The Sway Report said...

This looks great! Your hair is extra lovely today. I think purple suits you just fine.

x
nancy

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Catherine Catarina Au Jong said...

I lovethe pattern!

StuddedLilly said...

great "dress"! but i can see great potential working it with a pair of jeans, tucked in too!
xx

kerry said...

just gorgeous, love the purple cardi with your hair colour.

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kerry said...

how funny i thought the purple splash was a cardi, love it even more now knowing it's a dress :)

Jodi said...

Gorgeous dress!!!

jamie-lee said...

You're so right, will have to keep this in mind, I'm thinking of heading to a few thirft shops this weekend
It looks beautiful on you as a dress to by the way! x

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dishly said...

exacctllyy what i do :) (when it's opshop time, just search for fabrics that stand out!)
it's pretty crazy tho, you start buying the whole store!! those sleeves are adorable :)

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Romance Is Boring said...

I love this outfit! And even if purple isn't your colour, it really suits you nonetheless! :)

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xxx

Jenni Wells said...

I think purple is one of the only colors that looks good on everyone. Did you have to bring in the waist at all? It seem to fit you so well.

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zahira said...

that dress looks so great on you!
and even better with the brown tights :)

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Anna said...

That's a great thrifting tip! I always keep that in mind. Purple looks wonderful on you!

LoveCharlesVintage said...

What a great slouchy dress!

lauren carney said...

you are such a fancy dame! adoration! <3

avalonne lou summers said...

I love love shirt dresses!!! I'm so into shirt dresses right now and big ass shirts make good shirt dresses! :)

mara said...

are you kidding me???? purple looks gorgeous with your hair colour! you look stunning!!! i really love what you're wearing. its all so individual.

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