Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thrift Store Score: Plaid & Stripes

Plaid has been a staple of the Fall season for years. It transcends the “trend” category, and rests comfortably as a solid Fall fashion “classic”. I often style my plaid pieces in a feminine way, click here and here for examples. When I spotted this dress at a suburban thrift shop while traveling this summer, I knew that I simply had to add it to my collection.
Now by itself, it may not look like much; But after it has been embellished, “My Oh My”!
So one evening as we prepared to get ready for an engagement, SoCal temperatures dipped into the 70’s. I was ecstatic with the cool-down (we’ve had a mega-mild Fall season so far) and immediately headed to my wardrobe to see what concoction I could pull together, in the name of “Fall Fashion”. Wahlah, herein lies the final result.
For the night air I wore my red blazer on, and once we arrived to our destination I wore it draped over my shoulders.

I love the bright tomato hue of this blazer! However, I must say, the true star of this installment of #ThriftStoreScore is my dress, which I purchased for a whopping 97 cents!!! Click here for previous ThriftStoreScore posts, and scroll down.

Call it Plaid, or call it Tartan, this pattern is here to stay and I love it!

Wool Blazer: Vintage, thrifted (also worn here)
Pinstripe Blouse: Vintage, thrifted (worn here)
Plaid Dress: Vintage, thrifted
Belt: Kate Spade (worn here)
Tote: Coach (see here and here)
Leather stilettos: Victoria’s Secret Online Store

P.S. My apologies for the dim pictures, we had the worst lighting (I don't use a fancy camera as of yet) and it was already dark outside :(

18 comments:

  1. I have yet to have any luck at a thrift store for nice clothing in my size. I love your thrifted posts!

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    1. Thank you! My best is advice is don't give up :)) Every trip that I make to a thrift shoppe doesn't always result in success, but I'm persistent!

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  2. A dress for under a $1!! Fab find!!!

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    1. Thanks D! I figured even if I got it home and for one reason or another never wore it, it was still worth it!

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  3. A great dress for less than a buck. Only you could find such a buy and you wear it very well. Enjoy!

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    1. Haha!!! Thank you Neti, you know how much I love a bargain for a quality piece ;)

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    1. THANK YOU! My hair so has a mind of it's own, but I had a few days in a row where my curls where on POINT!

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  5. Wow Joi, your hair and that dress are fierce! You look amazing.

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  6. There is nothing wrong with your lighting. I cannot even deal with your hair right now. Just Amazing !!!

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  7. Love your take on the plaid trend. You look great and I LOVE your hair!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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    1. Thanks Whitney! I've been loving plaid for as far back as I can remember! To have so many styles to choose from right now is a problem that I love having ;))

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  8. I just love the way you styled this outfit. This is such an awesome find, i can't believe it was only 97 cents, that's amazing. I really love plaid, tartan or whatever it's called it really is a fall classic.

    Nina
    http://curvymod.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Nina! I was completely beside myself when I saw that it was priced at ONLY $0.97!!!!

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