2011-09-11

Sweet Emails and Great Dresses

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Dress? Marchesa by notte, thrifted Wool blazer? Thrifted Shoes? DvF, StyleSense Necklace? Joe Fresh Wristlet? Coach, bridesmaid's gift


One time I recieved an email that referred to me as a 'top name blogger'. I printed out a copy, showed my boss and asked for a raise. He didn't care. At all.
Another time I got an email addressed to Dear Sarah. I know my name is kind of complicated and I am fine with spelling mistakes and butchered pronunciation but not name substitution. My name is Jentine, not Sarah.
This last weekend I got an email from an wonderful reader who found my thrifted Marchesa dress at a consignment store for $300. She even sent proof. See?
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This was officially one of my favourite emails. Further proof of how awesome thrifting is. Thrifting is how I have a chance to upgrade my wardrobe. For $8 you can get you 3 kitkat bars, 2 packs of stickers and 3 packs of gum at the dollar store. Or you can get a Marchesa dress at a thrift store...


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38 comments :

Terri said...

I love stories like this and this styling of the $300 dress is lovely.

Frannie Pantz said...

Aw! What a nice email! Totally great find! Lovely dress! And I hear you about the name thing. You wouldn't think that "Robin" was that hard a name to spell or say, but you would be surprised.

Think Twice Style said...

I love it when that happens!

PS: Your hair looks slammin' today!

Kate said...

Holy smokes, you look GORGEOUS! Love the dress and blazer, and your hair is looking particularly awesome in these photos! Why do you have to be so darn pretty, Sarah?

basiccravings said...

Can we talk for a minute about how AMAZING you look. Of course you always look amazing, but this dress and hair are insane. Killer find, woman.

Natalya's Closet said...

So stunning! And what a find! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

mjOrcutt said...

i do need to first agree with my fellow commenters and say how EFFING HOT YOU LOOK. seriously, this is above and beyond your normal hotness. and i'm still amazed that you found a marchesa dress in a thrift store AT ALL, but the fact that you got it for $8? awesome.

TheGirlAtFirstAvenue said...

haha.. What a nice email!!!
You look lovely in this dress! :)

CessOviedo said...

That's a gorgeous dress, the texture looks adorable, love it! That email must be bookmarked as a fave ha ha ;)

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

!Tb0n3! said...

Wow, what an amazing find you scored!

newpetite said...

Glad you posted a pic of you wearing the dress. I wanted to see it from the time you first blogged about it! such an awesome find and looks so good on you!

J'Anns Boutique said...

Talk about score! Where the heck do you thrift? hehe

Linley said...

wow! that is incredible! they dress is gorgeous and suits you perfectly. i need to go thrifting with you - except i live way down here in Alabama. bummer.

Julia said...

wow! That is awesome :) What an amazing find

xo Julia
galmeetsglam.com

'Tia said...

LOVE THE DRESS!

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The Style Box said...

that dress was $8??? that's amazing!!! I never find stuff like that at charity shops here!! It looks gorgeous on you x

Kat said...

That dress is an unbelievable find and your hair looks amazing in this post!! Love the oversized door in the background of the first picture.

Linda said...

You look very sassy Sarah!

Leah said...

You got that stunner for $8? Looks amazing with the blazer. Reminds me of the outfit that Gwyneth Paltrow wore in my latest post. Looks amazing.

xo L.

briannelee said...

Someday I am going to come visit you and you can take me thrift shopping ;)

Sarah H said...

Haha. Don't you love emails from people who clearly didn't ready anything about you on your blog? Pretty awesome.

Okay. You've convinced me. I need to save my hard earned money and do more thrifting.

Danielle Celeste Couture said...

Are you at FABB? Why not?

Love from Oregon USA,
Danielle
xoxoxoxo

when morning comes
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Please may I? said...

What a bargain. This is a stunning dress.

X x

Terri said...

That dress is beautiful. Congratulations on your find! Hopefully no one will call you Sarah anymore.

stylishsass.blogspot.com

Sorcha said...

What a steal! When I hear stories like this I feel the need to get better at thrifting. It's so cute that someone took the time to send you that picture!

Marie a la Mode said...

Sarah (I mean Jentine hee hee), I LOVE this outfit from head to toe! You styled it perfectly. I kind of want to steal everything you're wearing actually. Don't take that the wrong way, it's a compliment ; )

Elaine said...

Um, you look more expensive than $8, that's for sure.. like $9.

New York Diaires said...

Amazing! I never find ANYTHING like that in NYC thrift stores (all students and people who don't work as late get there before me!).

And your hair looks awesome in these pictures!

Rin said...

Sooo jealous. My best thrift is a $160 French Connection sweater for $20. Not as cool as yours.

kate said...

Great styling in this post! I love your shoes especially. And the length of the jacket with that dress is perfect.

online shopping uk said...

Well This outfit is Super cool and you looks too adorable in this adorable outfit, Your Hair Looks awesome in these lovely Pictures!!

Anonymous said...

Great legs! : )

Sweet Laundry said...

Awesome! I wonder if the thrift store owner even knows what Marchesa is, because I would never price a Marchesa for $8!

Kimberley - Dream. Delight. Inspire. said...

Fantastic bargain and you look incredible in it! Love the whole outfit. x

T. said...

Wow, I whish we had such thrift stores here! Love your outfit!

Colleen said...

I was going through my google reader and saw this dress and had to click because I loved it so much then to see how much you spent and someone else found it for a ton was amazing/impressive. I didn't recognize the name so I didn't know it was so fancy when you just brought it up.

You got a good find there.

Lindsey A. Turner said...

I'll take the dress! That's amazing!

Lindsey Turner
http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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