2010-09-28

Spotted

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Wrap dress? Maggy London, thrifted
Trench? Mackage, Winners
Boots? Aldo
Wristlet? Coach, bridesmaid gift
Bracelets? Crazy lady at The Ex (winner in the next post...)


There was a sad time a few weeks ago when I thought my thrifting luck was running out. And the thought frightened me because my conversations with friends start out with the cat summaries ( F.Y.I., Kyle is looking even fluffier lately, Stella is being very cuddly/slutty and B.E.C. ate the tulle hem off a skirt this weekend) and end with the thrift round-up. What can I say? You want to be my friend... If I lost my magic thrift powers, I would have nothing to wear and nothing to say. And girls' night would be awkward if I was naked and silent.... but it's a moot point because I'm back in the game... taking names, kicking ass. The turning point was finding this dress ... If silk is first base, leopard print is second and the wrap styling is third base; then finding the dress in my size was a home run. And getting it for $5 is like a double scoop waffle cone after the game... an ice cream cone that you deserve because you ran around the bases and burned those calories.

Wow... I'm throwing around the sports metaphors like someone's trying to steal home... too much? I'm done, I promise.

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52 comments :

samantha. said...

SCORE!
love the leopard :)
and the fact you got that dress for a finski!
good game!

xo
sami

Jodi said...

This it the BEST outfit.. I love it with the booties... you look awesome.. yeah, I totally know what you mean, usually I go into a thrift store with a vision of what I want, and alas, I find exactly what I am looking for -- like the magic touch.. then I will go for a stretch where it seems like there are no new clothes for weeks in those stores.. dry spell.. guess the trick is to follow your shopping intuition and go when you feel the itch!

Julia said...

Not too much. I'm laughing at how clever and amazing you are and drooling over how HOT. Gorgeous, simply. Brains AND beauty AND a deft hand with the wordsmithery? Oh so not fair.

xo

eleanor said...

Ah, you look amazing! If I could have a just a tiny bit of your magical thrifting powers, I would be a happy girl.

Also - you're really funny. This might sound weird, but I think of you as like the blonde blogging sister to Kendi Everyday! :)

X

Liz said...

Wow! Lucky! No, talented at finding such a jewel in a thrift store!

Samantha said...

That dress is so fabulous I'll forgive you for the sports metaphors! Glad you're back in the game : )

-Samantha
http://sincerelysamantha.com

Sarah said...

Yeah your back in the game. That dress is quite the come back.

P.S. I'm glad your cat is fluffier as of late.

Destined For Now said...

Wow. I'm impressed with your find! You look fantastic in that dress.

five foot something said...

Sweet deal! I wish I had your thrifting skills.

- Patricia
fivefootsomething.blogspot.com

thatdamngreendress said...

The magic's back, baby!

I guess you need to have low points in order to fully appreciate the highs! And failing that, there's kitties.

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Look who got her mojo back!

Fashion Butter said...

You found Mackage at Winners!? Awesome. I saw it at TJ Maxx once, and then it disappeared forever. Or maybe it was a fashion mirage.

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

Wow, what an amazing find! I wish my thrift stores were so blessed. You look great!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Damn! An awesome thrifted dress and sports metaphors? This post goes in the books as a total win!

Shauna said...

Love it Jen! Imagine that - leopard print and me loving it

briannelee said...

Super cute as usual!!!!! Love the dress.

Lianna J said...

i love the dress!

Frances Joy said...

That's a thriftind score right there. LOVE it and your sports metaphor.

Sal said...

Glad you got your mojo working again. And those boots just KILL me.

Archives said...

i actually have a few maggy london dresses i've thrifted. but none as hot as this!!! love it!

Sheila said...

Oh my gosh, what a fab dress! I would buy that full price (maybe. If it was at the Bay and they had one of their spot "40% off" sales).

However, the Best Thrift Ever is my $3.99 Prada blouse. There. I said it.

tomorrowneverknowsfashion said...

I'm kinda disapointed these were sports metaphores and not sexual ones. (bases... come on now)
That dress is killer. I need to come to _____(fill in the blank) i know you're a fellow canadian, I forget the city. hamilton?
All this to say I want to come steal your treasures. You look taller so I will just steal the short stuff, k?

KT said...

WOW! I'd love to just take this entire outfit. It would the perfect fall look. And those boots - amazing! - Katy

Mommy Moxie said...

I.love.this.dress!!! OMG! I just can't get over how perfect it is and you look fantastic! Love your backdrop too :)

Half Dressed said...

The dress is gorgeous! Nice find, they look great with those boots.

L x
Half Dressed

amber said...

i am loving those boots!! just found your blog and i just love your style. great inspiration :)

Louise said...

What an absolute bargain, it looks fabulous.

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Totally amazing dress. You had clearly saved up all your thrifting karma and used it all at once on this baby.

Natalya's Closet said...

This is such a beautiful wrap dress and I love the booties and trench! XOXO, Natalya

Elaine said...

LOVE it. You make that printed dress look like a basic.

CLOTHED MUCH, a modest fashion blog

A.Co said...

LOL - you crack me up, your writing is seriously great and always comedic and genuine.

WHAT A STEAL (get it? stealing bases... oh nevermind) on the dress!

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Luna said...

this outfit is hot! i wnt it.hehe.
xo~ check out my blog & follow if ya like!

ps-i have a giveaway, ends 0ct9 ^.^

Keira said...

You had me at hello with this outfit, and then when you hit me with the trench -- head-over-heels. So chic, but I like that you roughed it up a little with the boots. Awesome.

orchidsinbuttonholes said...

That dress is amazing - it looks like it was made for you. You wear that print so well, too. Love this look with the sassy ankle boots, too. So glad your thrifting luck turned around!

Rach is Ordinarily Urbane said...

The trench is such a perfect length to pair with your dress, love the look! and what a great thrifted find. No hemming necessary? Awesome! xo

Miss.Adventure said...

I have to go check out Winners! I really like Mackage!

Sorcha said...

Oh wow that dress is gorgeous. I feel like it might be my soulmate in clothes form.

I've never been a thrifter but maybe I was too hasty!

In Kinsey's Closet said...

I'm loving the leopard print! I wore a great leopard top yesterday on my blog, and this dress is just amazing! Love reading!

http://inkinseyscloset.blogspot.com

ShoesForDessert said...

I love this look! Great leopard print dress and I love the chains on the boots. Leopard and a trench - can you get any more chic than that?!!

Terri said...

Like you, I have my "on" days in thrifts and my "off" days, as well. When I have an "off" day, I figure I must not have contributed anything worth finding lately.

This dress is a great find!

Kara said...

This dress is definitely a good sign of luck!! Absolutely love it! With the trench...perfection! Where do you thrift mostly??

xo

Future Lint said...

That dress IS awesome and worthy of lengthy metaphors! I love the harnesses on the boots too!

Kyla said...

Sweet jesus you should be a model!

Kate said...

A silk leopard print dress in your size for $5?! That is amazing! You look fantastic here, love the boots as well, and also impressed you snagged a Mackage coat at Winners! Good find!

Mina said...

I just want to say I found your blog from whatiwore (and I dont visit that blog very often anymore for reasons I wont get into), but I saw your vintage dress and was immediately IN LOVE! That beautiful dress itself inspired me to look for vintage dresses while thrifting.

So then I visited your blog, and can I tell you I went through it all (not at one time mind you). I love so many of your outfits and you are such an inspiration! By far one of my favorite, if not favorite fashion blogger. And for the record, I don't usually comment on peoples blogs, but I just had to tell you how much I love your outfits!

kellyroy68 said...

Leopard is not my cup of tea but this dress and the deal you got is beyond words.
Your styling is always like professional.

natalia said...

This dress is a reeeeal thrifting grand slam. WINK.

nat // juxta-posing.tumblr.com

amanda said...

there's almost no end to my jealousy with this outfit. the dress, shut up. it's so awesome. i did score a pretty rad leopard number this last week too though so i'm not super green with envy yet. until we get to the trench. i am jonesin' for one of these babies this fall. i just love it! and then, BAM! those boots are just way too fantastic. super awesome. that's all.

Chasing Davies said...

So jealous of your too-cute leopard dress!!

Meggy from www.ChasingDavies.blogspot.com

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

You look incredible- what a great find! I love thrifted- one girl's faded and outdated is another girl's chic and sleek! xo Emily

CessOviedo said...

Hey there just found you via Kendi and completely loved your style! As she said wrap dress is gorge on you! Plus the print is so freaking awesome! <3 it!

http://blog.cessoviedo.com

Ash said...

hot boots!!!