2012-12-11

This Week I Thrifted

Yesterday I had a pretty successful day at the thrift store. I took my time and made some big decisions in order to narrow my cart of goodness down to 4 items. I took those items to the cash and discovered that 3 of the pieces were actually 50% off. I struggled mightily to restrain myself from leaning over the counter to plant a big kiss on the lady behind the cash. Good thing I learned about personal boundaries at some point...
If you follow me on Instagram (myeditblog) then you will know one of the pieces I found was a vintage Etienne Aigner trench coat with burgandy leather details (here is the exact one on Etsy). Do I need another trench?
Please stop with the hard questions...

I also found this dress.

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What? Silk Wayne Clark (Canadian high end designer) polka dot dress
Where? Talize
How much? $6.50

At first I could not figure out what that extra piece of material at the waist was, but in true Jentine-in-a-thrift-state-of-mind moment, I figure I would just make it work (did I just refer to myself in the third person? hmmmm...). This unabashedly optimistic attitude in the thrift store can be both a good and bad thing. But I knew I had to make it work because I couldn't leave a silk, full circle, polka dot skirt behind.

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Side note. Full circle skirts are a beautiful thing. When they are cut in a nice material, they fall so flatteringly and their twirl potential is incomparable.
Anyways, when I put the dress on, I saw that the extra piece of material was actually a waist sash.
So what we have here, is a perfect summer dress with a slight drop waist...

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Cue wistful longing for summery days. Which are a long way away from this December 11...


13 comments :

Natalie said...

Oooo gorge! Such a 20s or 30s garden party vibe, and silk too?! What a steal!

newpetite said...

That is a beautiful dress and silk you say.. who will leave it behind!

Jennifer said...

Cannot wait to see you style it!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Bri said...

This polka dot dress is amazing and will look stunning on you, I love the drop waist!

gleeps said...

I vote you go somewhere warm for a holiday right away so that you don't have to wait for summer to wear this beauty. Love the necklace and straw hat with it. What shoes would you wear with this? Flat sandals?

Vang said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous dress! I can't wait to see how you style it when the weather agrees.

Sarah Bares said...

Your thrift magic is amazing.

Lindsey said...

That dress is gorgeous! I would have fought you for it if we were at Talize at the same time:)

Kara M said...

I laughed out loud at your wanting to kiss the lady behind the counter. I always want to engage in a conversation with the lady about how awesome my finds were...sometimes she appeases me, but other times she just stares at me awkwardly!

Laura said...

What a beautiful dress! I love the polka dots so much. I love/hate finding summer things in the winter because I just want to wear them SO. BAD.

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

carolina hoover said...

I love reading about all your finds, always an inspiration.

-Carolina

womens Coats And Jackets said...

Great post. Plaid shirt is beautiful. I love it.

daayur said...

very inspirational article...it interesting