2011-08-01

Another Day, Another Thrifted Dress

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Dress? Thrifted Shoes? Frye, Winners Belt and Clutch? Thrifted Bracelets? Thrifted and Winners

This winter I hit a rich vein of summer dresses while thrifting. I think that was meant as a lesson in patience because I had to wait for months before I could wear them. Included in the haul were this dress and this dress but I think I like the dress I wore this weekend the best. Maybe picking a favourite dress is wrong, like picking a favourite cat, but Matt has no problem letting everyone know that of the herd of cats, Kyle is his #1 buddy, so...
Besides, the dress worked hard to be a favourite... it's a pretty printed cotton with pockets and button back closure and all the pleating and style lines of the dress make me feel... rather fabulous. And when I say fabulous, I always add finger snaps...


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As it turns out, I wasn't just learning a lesson in patience but in humility as well. Because just when I think I am so finger-snapping fabulous, I see that half of my outfit pictures have me posing among dog crap... nicely done self.

51 comments :

LowLevelRebel said...

that dress makes even the poop look fabulous- it's that powerful. This dress is my favourite cat.. er, find.. as well. Love the pattern and it fits beautifully.

-Amanda

Mrsink said...

I love this dress!! And oh my goodness...that pile of poop...! haha! You look fabulous as always though!

erin.marie said...

This dress is just gorgeous!

Erin
www.simplyjustlovelyblog.com

Renee said...

is really IS a fabulous dress. also..your hair? fabulous too! i don't know what fancy things you're doing to that hair, but i loooove how it's styled!

-renee
www.bettycrockettrocknroll.blogspot.com

Hazel said...

It's a great dress, my favourite I think. I never find anything when I'm go thrifting (I'm not convinced that's a word but I'm sticking with it).
Poop? Pah! You can't polish a turd but you look fabulous!

making50fabulous said...

I love this dress, too. What a score. Thanks for pointing out the dog poo. What? You know you can easily retouch that out for free with Picassa3. Sometimes I do that with ugly wall outlets and stuff. But pointing it out is way funnier and groovier. :)

Sara said...

what a dress! amazing find. I think the thrift stores in my area (DC) are lacking, seriously. though I do find my fair share of treasures..just nothing like this!

http://obtusevita.blogspot.com

Genny said...

Your thrifting skills are enviable.

Emily {tomorrow never knows} said...

I love you, mostly cuz you pose beside dog crap.
ALSOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, my friend told me this weekend "your friend is SO pretty, is she a model?" and i probably should have said "no.... she's a LANDSCAPER! dun dun dun"
however i was hungover and we were having a conversation while squinting at each other and she possibly hand a wet face cloth on top of her head. wait where was i going with this? oh yeah so i forgot to say that... i think i just said "no... she's from hamilton or kingston... i can't remember." wow that was a great convo and therefore a great comment.

Much to My Delight said...

You were born to wear that dress! Beautiful color with your skin and hair and the fit is just perfect! What a great find.

Kayla said...

I'm starting to think I need to update my Passport and head across the border to do some thrifting! These dresses are fabulous!

CessOviedo said...

Gosh that dress is so so beautiful, the clutch is so unique, you look so ravishing that the poop over there barely shows!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Megan said...

You look gorgeous here and that dress is fantastic. Love how you styled it :)

Raych said...

I wish I could find a dress like that! Awesome find. Dog poop is always hilarious and the fact that you pointed it out is even more hilarious.

Stella said...

I was all oohing and aaahing over the dress, and then you mentioned the poop. And I nearly lost it. You're going to give me away at work!

But, seriously, that dress looks so perfect for this wretched summer weather.

Nikki said...

what a lovely dress and i just LOVE that clutch! what a great thrift finds! x

grace said...

That's a fantastic dress. I really love it with those shoes, too.

MONKEYFACE said...

I can't stop staring at the poop. There's just so MUCH of it. I think I see eyes and legs. It's an animal in and of itself. Anyway...you look good.

Sal said...

I could so do that. And then the shoot is done and what? Do you clone out the poop? Oy.

Thrifting out of season can be such fun. This frock is a fabulous score!

briannelee said...

Hahahahaha, nice.

Love the dress! I think it was def a fabulous find.

Sidewalk Chic said...

What a beautiful find! I love all the little details, too.

Anonymous said...

aaaag! you are hilarious. seriously f'n hilarious. anyone can be gorgeous, but you are gorgeous and laugh about poop. therefore, you are vastly superior to the other long legged fresh faced ones. hats off, sassbot!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

nothing says everyday glamour like a big pile of dog poop.
your dress thrifting record is truly impressive; i can see why this one is a favorite (the color too is so perfect and summery).

Anna said...

you look absolutely STUNNING!!! LOVE the dress, the belt, the shoes - great outfit! 10/10!


www.simplystylishmom.com

A Stylized Hysteria said...

Can I be a total creepster for a second? You have a really nice back. I know, weird thing to notice but true nonetheless.

The dress is perfect, definitely deserves to be called your favorite find.

Mel said...

Wow! You look amazing! I can see why this dress is a favorite. The style and color are perfect! Definitely fabulous!

those tricks said...

beautiful!

Betsy said...

Looking stunning in that red dress!

www.suspironews.blogspot.com

Please may I? said...

You made me chuckle out loud! How funny. Thats some thing i would do.

Loving the dress but adoring the bag!

X x

SIENA.STYLE said...

looking gorgeous as usually:)
http://sienastyle.blogspot.com/

Audrey said...

Love love love this dress. At least you didn't step in the poop because it totally reeks. I would know, because I've definitely stepped in poop unknowingly and walked around a store with the bottom of my shoe COVERED in it. It was a classy accessory.

Audrey @ Putting Me Together

Ruthiey said...

You look like Katherine Heigl. :)

J'Anns Boutique said...

This is a gorgeous dress, and I still cannot get over that clutch!

LyddieGal said...

You've got such an amazing collection of bracelets and bangles - love those pyramid studs. and it's totally okay to play favorites :)

Chic on the Cheap

Nadine said...

Beautiful dress - absolutely love it!

Healthy and Homemade said...

Haha, yay for cropping photos? That dress is beautiful, what a great find!

Serene said...

That dress alone is reason to thrift! I've read on your blog how much you love sequins....while I've never been a fan, today I thrifted a vintage sequined butterfly silk shirt!!! I may be soon converted! ~Serene

newpetite said...

Can you say that I am thrift jealous of you here! Love look gorgeous!

CJ said...

That clutch is truly amazing. What a find!

1ststatestyle said...

Very cute dress! Loving the cluch, what a great find!

guildedsecret. said...

hahah but the determination in your eyes as you're gazing away from the dog poop can be seen as "editorial creativity" :) all jokes aside, you are rockin' this dress - your body is AMAZING...

with love,
guildedsecret

allie said...

Bahaha, only you could pose with dog poop and STILL look this good. I love the button back detail on the dress, very cute!

chelseasgirl said...

That is an amazing dress! It has such a sexy open back! You look super stylish. Love your blog!

Xx

http://chelseasgirl.wordpress.com/

lisa said...

love the dress and the way you styled your hair. both very classy.

Terri said...

too funny!

Leah Today said...

Oooo I love it!!!

Kyla said...

bwahahahahaha! More than once, I have edited photos and noticed Iggy pooping behind me. Butt. To. Camera. And that's what he thinks about blogging...

Jessica Gitler said...

this dress is fantastic and if I owned it it would be my fav too!! i really enjoy your hair like this as well, you look great!
jess
www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

Emily said...

This is also my favorite dress out of the 3 but I think the squatter beats the dog poo photo shoot.

Lisa - Archives Vintage said...

zomg, hahah! im so glad you didnt step those gorgeous fryes into that dog poop!!!!

kori said...

That dress is gorgeous! Love the deep V back. And thanks for the self-deprecating laugh at the end of the post. :)