WIW - Thrifty Goodness

Today I am wearing a dress that I thrifted for 5 bucks. When I found it there were no size or brand tags, but it looked like it could work. I tried it on and not only did it fit, it fit really nice. I like the colors and pattern on this too. I found out later that it is actually from Avenue last year and that the dress ran huge for size so if I were to find another resale (There are several colors/patterns of this dress) I would likely need to size down. Good to know.

It's wet again today but not pouring, so I paired with my Jambu strappy sandals which have a 2 inch heel and 3/4 inch platform. Hopefully these will suffice today for staying dry.

Added a simple necklace. Decided to throw on a cardi since it's wet and might be cool under the AC.

Overall I like this a lot. I would have preferred to pair with different shoes but decided to make a safe choice for a wet day.

Dress - Avenue Thrifted
Shoes - Jambu
Cardigan - Old Navy
Necklace - ? Gift

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  • Sara L. replied 12 years ago

    Great thrifting luck! The dress looks great on you! I like the black shoes with it and your cardigan really makes me want to look for some short-sleeved sweaters.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 12 years ago

    Va va voom!!! You are rockin' your gorgeous curves in this dress Abie! This might be my favourite dress to date. Stunning!

  • nancylee replied 12 years ago

    Wow. I LOVE that dress on you. Nice accessorizing, too, Abie. I am so very impressed by the thrifting abilities of YLFers. (I need to take some lessons!)

  • lyn67 replied 12 years ago

    Great dress and colour, fits you so well---you live in a trifting heaven!

  • replied 12 years ago

    Thrifty goodness, indeed! What a score. I'm loving those blue hues this season, and I love the kind of water-color plaid-on-the-bias print of the dress. The fit is magnificent on you too! I often have to trust my eye for the size on thrifted items, too. Sometimes the tags are missing or the items are just plain mismarked and that's why they're there (esp. shoes). I'm raising my teacup to your thrifting prowess, Abie! Well done!

  • JR replied 12 years ago

    Wow, what a find! Congrats. And it looks great on you.

  • Nadya replied 12 years ago

    Excellent find! You look likea million bucks in your five dollar dress.

  • Kristin L replied 12 years ago

    That's a great find! Congrats on finding that great dress.

  • Jamie replied 12 years ago

    What a terrific find! The cut and color are both lovely on you!

  • Vildy replied 12 years ago

    Let me add to the chorus of You Look Amazing! And what a great color for your
    complexion. love the little sweater with it, too.

  • ManidipaM replied 12 years ago

    Oh goodness, Abie! You look absolutely stupendous in that dress. What a F.A.B. find! I love the diagonal movement of the print too --- very flattering for those curves! :-) This has seriously strong FFBO potential --- the colour would go easily from day to evening with a change of accessories.

  • replied 12 years ago

    Beautiful fit, beautiful color, beautiful you!

  • sinead replied 12 years ago

    This is a great find! Gorgeous color on you and the shape is perfect for a summer dress. You're restoring my faith in thrifting.

  • Laura (rhubarbgirl) replied 12 years ago

    The fit is perfect and the color is great on you - good score!

  • IndyGal replied 12 years ago

    You look gorgeous!

  • IndyGal replied 12 years ago

    You look gorgeous!

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