Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wardrobe Wednesday - Blue & gold

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Monday I caved and went thrifting. How could I say no to the 50% off sales for the holiday? I hit up 6 stores - yikes! At least my mom and I made a fun day out of it. We started off the day going out to breakfast, went to three shops, had lunch at the cutest diner ever - the food was brought out to you on a train!, three more shops, and then we grilled out and made s'mores :]

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This dress is perfect! Especially with it's $2.50 price tag - thank you Salvation Army!! It makes me think of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. I really need to invest in some ruby slippers...or flats. I love finding pieces that are your size and no stains, haha, wahoo!! The dress has such a fun and retro feel to it.

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Also - I can twirl in it for days :]
Wouldn't this dress be perfect to wear on a picnic?

Outfit Details: Dress - Thrifted, Issac Mazarahi for Target | Bag - thrifted | Sandals - Unisa | Necklace - thrifted | Bracelet - thrifted.

Anywho - I posted last night that I was on my way to Rhode Island, but that ended up not happening as planned (I had set the post for 6p.m. the night before but forgot to adjust it). We left this morning instead. I received a call for a freelance project and had to postpone the trip a day to meet with the client. I am excited for some new work - and the trip. So officially - I am on the road :]

I have a fun surprise for tomorrow - so be on the look out ;]

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70 comments:

  1. That dress is so darling and you got it for a great price.

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    1. Thank you! I completely lucked out.

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  2. Beautiful dress! I'm from IL as well. It's always fun to find IL bloggers. So many are east and west coast. Well, I guess I'm an east coast blogger for now, but my heart is still in IL! Lovely blog.

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    1. :] Thank you! Hurray!! I have only found a couple of IL bloggers so it is fun to meet another.

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  3. I love the shoes! The dress is something that Veronika at RoniFeelsNostalgic would definitely wear! Very old school. Hope you have fun on your trip!

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    1. Thank you! I just bought them the other day actually :] Haha, I could see that. Thank you so much.

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  4. Such a pretty dress! And I hope you have a blast in Rhode Island!!! Ive never been up there, I bet it's beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you so much! It really is :]

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  5. That is a stunning dress - I love the pale blue! I wish I could find dresses in our Sally Army for that price. The last time we were in there they were charging upwards of $10! I know it's in a slightly well off area but it would be cheaper to go to Forever21 then shop there!

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    1. Thank you so much. Yikes, that stinks. I am a bit spoiled with the cheaper prices at my thrift stores, but I completely agree - high priced used items are a turn off.

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  6. It sounds like you and your mom had the best day ever : ) I'd have been exhausted after a day like that!

    That dress is darling on you and I LOVE the heels!

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    1. It was so fun! Haha, we definitely came home and had to veg out the rest of the night. I debated taking a nap after it all.

      Thank you so much :] I just bought the heels last week!

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  7. I love the dress. Did you get at Goodwill? I LOVE that Goodwill gets all the Target leftovers! HAHA! Best thing ever :P

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    1. Thank you! Haha, the definitely do. I actually bought it at Salvation Army though, pretty sure they have the same hook up though in my area.

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  8. It sounds like you had the most wonderful day, I feel exhausted after hitting up two thrift stores so I admire your strength. I adore this dress, it is such a lovely color and fit, I love the detail around the waist. I wish I could find dresses like this at thrift stores, I find the dress section always the most disappointing at the thrift stores around here. I love s'mores and haven't had any in ages. Safe travels to Rhode Island!! Thanks again for your sweet words in my latest blog post.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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    1. Haha. Yeah, I was pretty tired after it all. Thank you so much. I really love the color and details as well.

      :]

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  9. Totally Dorothy(ish) and adorable. Twirl away girl, twirl away!
    xx
    justyn
    thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

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  10. First off, I am so very jealous of your thrifting adventure. I am saving up for a trip and have not been to a thrift store in about a month, which has been very hard on my thrifaholic self! This dress is SO BEAUTIFUL, I am following along to see what other pretty things you have in store!
    Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    xo Hannah

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    1. Ha. I am glad you have self control when it comes to thrifting. It is something I need to work on.

      Thank you :]

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  11. That dress is amazing and it looks great on you! Have fun on your trip!

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  12. Your red hair + that blue dress= perfect combo!

    Magen Crumpled Fantasies

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  13. Oh yes, it definitely reminds me of Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, I love it :). The colour is absolutely lovely and goes really well with your red hair :) xx

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  14. Goodness gracious what an amazing find. You're one lucky duck. I quite like the color of your hair with soft blue of the dress.
    Sounds and looks like such a fun day!

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  15. That dress is beautiful, amazing find!

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  16. thrifting, breakfast, lunch, AND s'mores?! sounds like the best day ever. xo!

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  17. That dress is so lovely! I'm jealous of your thrifting skills!

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  18. Oh, Allison, that dress! I wish I'd been the one to find it!!! Once again, you are a lucky, lucky duck. I love the Wizard of Oz and that dress is pretty Dorothy-esque. I could wear it everyday if you'd let me. hahaha j/k :)
    I loved the pictures on your IG of the food train! That was one of thee coolest food-related pictures I'd ever seen. And s'mores!?! That's like the key to my heart. ♥
    Okay, this time for real, have fun on your trip ;)

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    1. :] Hahaha. You can borrow it whenever!

      The train restaurant was soooo much fun. I was just as excited about it as the toddler sitting next to me, haha.

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  19. Love that dress! I can't believe you got such a good deal on it! I haven't thrifted at a Salvation Army before, but I think I'm going to have to check them out now!!

    PS I went Memorial Day thrifting with my mom too :) So fun!

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    1. Thank you. You should definitely check them out! They have great prices for even better prices :]

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  20. That dress is freakin' adorable! What a great find!

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  21. What a great find! It is TOTALLY a Dorothy dress! (I was obsessed with Wizard of Oz as a child and had a very similar one!)

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    1. :] I may just have to dress up as her for halloween!

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  22. i love the waistline of this dress! it's perfect on you! (and would be perfect with ruby slippers!)

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    1. Thank you! I really need to track down a pair :]

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  23. Lovely photographs, you look so so gorgeous!

    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  24. Lusting over your blog right now! So happy to have stumbled across it from Daydream Frenzy, you are cute as can be :)

    xo Shane

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  25. I love your dress! the photos are lovely!

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  26. What a steal! It is stunning, what a nice and lucky find. And that must've been a very busy day! But a fun one too:D

    blueeyednightowl.blogspot.com

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  27. well good to hear you got some freelancing to do, that's amazing! i adore this dress and for $2.50. i seriously need to stop by one of those and try and find a beauty like this. my friend got a stunning designer dress unworn from salvation army too for like 5 dollars. the cut and the light blue color suits your figure and skin color so well and well your red hair! shopping with moms, oh gosh, yes can be very fun

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    1. Thank you! I am glad to have some work while looking for my first "big girl" job. Thank you so much. Shopping with my mom is always fun. You should definitely stop by a salvation army, they have great deals :]

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  28. i can't believe this is thrifted! it fits you like a dream and looks in perfect condition - what an amazing find! and 2.50!!! so jealous. and those shoes are perfect too!

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    1. Thank you! I don't think it was ever worn...or if it was not too often. I was so excited once I tried it on at home. I just bought those shoes the other day - thank you! :]

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  29. $2.50 for that brilliant dress? Lady, you lucked in! It looks gorgeous on you.

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  30. what a bargain for such a beautiful dress! you look gorgeous!

    http://blogoftheprettythings.blogspot.co.uk/

    xxx

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  31. It does look like Dorothy's dress, such a sweet dress!

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  32. Aww, you look so pretty! Love your red hair. ;)

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