Sunday, August 24, 2014

Thrift Store Score: Vintage Diagonal Color Block Dress

Happy Sunday Style Lovers! 

Today's post features a #thriftstorescore , a vintage color block dress with a twist! The quality and durability of vintage pieces never cease to amaze me. This is one of the main reasons I'm always on the hunt for a #thriftstorescore (see more here) !

I would say that this dress looks to be late 70s/early 80s ,yet every detail remains fantastically intact. I particularly like that the color blocking design is done on a diagonal, with a slant.

The ruching on the shoulders adds such femininity to the dress as a whole.
Now this was made before the time of faux-wrap designs, so guess what? When the wind blows, you are exposed- LOL! To combat embarrassment I wear a nude colored slip underneath :)

I paired it with gold because I had a hankering to carry my vintage gold handbag, scored during a recent trip to Vegas.

Am I the only one who has hankerings to wear and or carry certain things even when there are more suitable options available?! I have rose gold colored accessories which would have been a perfect match, but I simply didn't want to wear them...

I'd love to hear your thoughts and comments below!
Have a great day, and 'Until next time'!
Joi

8 comments:

  1. Fabulous! I never find anything like that in thrift stores around my area - not that they're bad, but they never turn up anything as fantastic as this. It's just so beautiful.

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    1. Aw! Please don't give up! There are great finds to be had, but sometimes it takes a bit of digging :)
      Thank you!!

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  2. You did it again and look just as fabulous. Your eye for vintage finds is so sharp and your accessories are always on point. Kudos!!

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    1. Hey Neti! Thank you, I can't seem to leave 'vintage' alone to save my life-LOL!

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  3. I really love this dress. I like it enough to see if someone can make me something like it. ;) I thought I left that comment when I first saw this post but it seems like I must have dreamed leaving it, lol. :)

    This is also just a quick note to say hi. I visited your blog during the month of August and I liked what I saw, so I've added you to my feedreader and am following your blog. :)

    Cheers!
    Snoskred

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    1. Thank you very much much for commenting & Welcome! I look forward to getting to know one another :)

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  4. As you're well aware of my new summer love, coral, I'm sure you know I love this look! What an interesting and striking dress! The colorblocked panels and wrap styling have a vintage air, but at the same time, the dress feels super fresh and fashion-forward. I love this on you! Another awesome thrift store score!

    <3 Liz
    www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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    1. Hey Liz! Thank you! You look beautiful in Coral, it is a fantastic color for the summer months. I live in a mild climate, and am happy to bask in Coral all year round :) This vintage number serves hints of Spring, Summer, and Fall.

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