Thursday, September 29, 2011

new (to me) favorite dress

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So last week I think I mentioned trading at the Beacon's Closet in Williamsburg, and how before I went there I went to the one in Park Slope, but left before I traded because it looked like they had no good vintage for me in return. Well after the Willyburg one, I still had two big bags to trade, so I figured I would give the Park Slope location another shot, if anything just to get cash. Well, it turns out I was a bit wrong about them not having anything vintage I would like. This store is much smaller, but also has much lower prices, and I came across plenty of vintage in the racks. It also gave me more of a thrift store feeling since there was so much modern clothing, it gave me that same thrill of coming across vintage at my local salvation army. I went to the dressing room with arms full of stuff, and had to turn things down in the end! And everything I came across was like $15 bucks!

This dress here being one of the beauties I found, maybe the best print and colors ever! And look at those sleeves! Can't get over them, and the fact that it fits so well too. And although I was trading, this dress was only $17! I think I will definitely be trading there again, since they seem to take a lot of stuff since their stock is much smaller. I also got this sweet Coach bag there, I dont care much for brand names, especially Coach but this bag is so perfect and simple and was only $18 (in trade of course).

Now onto the rest of my outfit, this orange and white gingham jacket you see here I got up in Maine last summer when I went with my mom and sister on a trip to Bar Harbor. We stopped at this little thrift shop on our way back that was having a fill a bag for $5 sale, my kind of place! Whoever owned this jacket before me sewed the closure shut, so it was like a dress. I was going to sell it, but once I realized I would just cut the stitching and it was back to a jacket, I kept it for myself. I thought it would look great with weird color combinations, like this! My boots I thrifted some time earlier this year, totally perfect and soooo comfortable. I wore these boots all weekend in July setting up Donnaland at Brimfield and my feet hardly bothered me.

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4 comments:

Crystal Lee said...

I like the mix of prints. The pink gingham coat is pretty awesome; I can see it working with all kinds of different wardrobe pieces.

Liz said...

that dress! that coat! you always find the best things. i never have any luck, dammit. p.s. i'm diggin' the braid!

Susanna-Cole King said...

Oh, I love sleeves like the ones on your dress and the little pleating detail. I once had a bedspread of an almost identical color palette!

I wish trading was more common in contemporary western culture, as it is in many other parts of the world. I'm always striving to live with as little money as possible, not because I'm necessarily cheap, rather that I don't like money complicating things, as it does.

rachel said...

The print on that dress is very sweet, I love hearing thrifting/vintage/trading stories!