Monday, January 30, 2012

Pink party dress


I went thrift shopping this weekend for the first time in a long time (weeks!) and I found this pink party dress. I knew this dress. I had considered this dress years before when I went to see Isaac Mizrahi talk about his new line for Liz Claiborne (you know, a mall runway type situation). I wanted this dress badly then. (And I think maybe my friend actually bought this dress?), but I didn't buy it. I went with a semi-polka-dot number, which was also lovely.


When I saw this pink dress on the rack this weekend, my heart skipped a beat. It was like seeing an old love across a crowded room. No, not an old love. An old crush, and you always wondered what might have been if only things had worked out differently...


Tags still on it. That's right people! $99 dress for $5. That is a thrifting fairy tale come to life.


I haven't worn it anywhere but my living room yet. Although, I did wear it there and told Robert to take my picture and then I posed all like "What? You're taking my picture? I'm so surprised!"

This dress has a bright, pink future. I picture this dress going to parties and the theater and events where I drink tea. We have found each other again, and we're never gonna let go.

28 comments:

Rebecca from See Me Rwar said...

What a gorgeous dress! I love the color and the neckline!

See Me Rwar

Alysa Kimiko said...

Ooo!! so cute and what a STEAL! i love the neckline, it is so flattering on you. can't wait to see you style it again!

Anastasia from Natbeesfashion said...

99 to 5??!!! You are very lucky!I love thrifting as well, for the same reason :)
I'm following you, return love back maybe?
xo Anastasia

Katie said...

What a great deal for a super cute dress! I'm also a new follower :)

http://runningwithagluegun.blogspot.com/

Annika said...

lovely dress and you're adorable :)

Escape

CourtneyElizabeth said...

That's such a great steal!

-Courtney

Amelia said...

isn't it the best feeling when you get a bargain?? i love it. :)

Zannia said...

That dress is a wicked score, and such a cute design! So glad for you. Ahhh op shopping is just the sweetest thing ever invented, for the clever cats.

Haha the surprise pose style reminds me so much of my boyfriend and I.... (**he would like me to add that he doesn't do the posing)
- I often get dressed up for nowhere other than our backyard before asking him to please take my photo "and don't make it look too posed and fake!"

Ps. I like your couch.
- See? If you HAD gone out somewhere half interesting, then I would've never have seen this couch and liked its blue-ness....

Happy blogging!

xZ

Megan said...

What a cute dress! I love the length and color... and for $5?! Nice!

Josie Chen said...

Cute dress! I love finding stuff like that (new with tags & all) when thrifting...
Thank you for the nice comment on my blog! Wanna follow each other?
xoxo
Josie - Fashion on the Road
http://fashionisontheroad.blogspot.com/

The Jones said...

I'm just a huge fan of this dress on you, what can I say...it's adorable! And vintage silhouettes are always a good choice. Lucky you finding such a desirable thrifted item :)

<3 Cambria
jupefashion.blogspot.com

caitlin said...

wow, score! that dress would be perfection for a valentine's date!

ShyScout said...

What an awesome thrifted treasure! It looks so lovely on you :]

diary of this girl - megan said...

this is such a cute find!! pink is a great color on you, too :) i love thrifting!!!

-megan

Helen said...

What a bargain! Brand new with tags on it too, amazing. Looks lovely on you too, very elegant :)

Jenny said...

This is SUCH a good thrifting find! I always love when the thrifting star align and perfect finds are added to my wardrobe. I am loving the pink- perfect to add cheer to winter.

Marisa Noelle said...

Whoa, what an amazing score to say the least. I love how it came back to you...it was meant to be...hehe. Anyhow, it's both a gorgeous fit and color on you. Lovely darling!

Yara Simón said...

Fun color. I hope you find a fun place to wear it.

Laura said...

the dress is too cute - and what a bargain! x

LPFashionPhilosophy said...

So pretty!! Love the silhouette of that dress! Amazing color too!

ox from NYC!
-davie+erica

http://www.lpfashionphilosophy.blogspot.com

Katrina said...

Truly a thrifting fairy tale come true!

>'.'<

Elegantly Academic said...

Oh my! Don't you love it when you score such a bargain at a thrift store. This is why thrifting beats regular shopping any day!
PS Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog.
Kelly xo

The Braided Bandit said...

The cut of this dress is perfect! I always want to wear dresses too (from your profile info :)) Well, that or PJs, with basically no in between!

hope in high heels said...

The colour and silhouette are just so gorgeous... and the price?! amazing find. I love that it's a long-running dress love story!

Thanks so my for your lovely comment! Am glad to have found you and look forward to reading more!

Lisa said...

Great dress!

Jamie Rose said...

What an amazing find! You can't beat getting a 99 dollar dress for 5 dollars! It looks so cute on you too.

Katie said...

What a great find! It's so pretty. I love the color hot pink and party dresses - put 'em together and it's just about perfect! <3

two birds said...

this is such a flattering cut and color on you! and $5...it's perfect!