Friday, February 24, 2012

Polka dots on a blustery day


A storm was a-coming...


So I went outside to take pictures of my new-to-me polka dot dress before it was too late.


Things became down-right blustery.


Two minutes after the pictures were taken, the bottom fell out and it poured and poured. I love storms! I also love this dress. It is thrifted Ralph Lauren. I was so excited when I saw it and then tried to temper that excitement because the tag alleged it was too small... but I tried it on, and it fit perfectly. I had a very emotional reaction to this and had to sit down on the bench in the dressing room and compose myself. Oh the emotional roller-coaster of second-hand shopping.

58 comments:

wardrobeexperience said...

very cute dress ...

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Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

The dress is fabulous - and what a great find!

Thrifted Shift said...

Seriously! Sizes are so weird in thrift stores! Even when they come from brands I'm familiar with! You just never know what will fit! Great find!
--TS
http://thriftedshift.blogspot.com/

Asta said...

i love the dress, i love polka dot print..i like storm too, the sound, the dark cloud and rain are the best.

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Karolina B-H said...

beautiful dress!!
xxo

Trees said...

Ha ha! I love your story of finding this dress - I do the same things when I find something which should be too big/small and it fits. I usually thanks the "gods" of second hand shopping at that point;)

Zane said...

that polka dot dress is just fabulous

Well... said...

Number one tip when thrifting: ignore sizes! Haha so glad you found this polka dotted gem. So pretty!

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Melanie said...

I know what you mean about the size surprises! I often trawl the other size sections because I just know there's buried treasure. I like the brown boots with the blue dress.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

it was meant to be! Can't believe you found it!

Trashsparkle said...

Good find - love a bit (and even a lot) of polka dot. And a Label too... and you braved the imminent storm to do your photos; good timing! The skies are fantastic just before, with a great energy in the air, aren't they :) x

Katrina said...

I know that emotional roller-coaster when thrifting all too well) Such a nice find, love the size of those cute polka dots.

>'.'<

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Pretty polka dots! AND I love storms, too!! As long as they don't get toooo scary. ;) Happy Weekend!

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh I'm loving that dress, weee for polka dots! :D
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Bethan said...

love that polka dot dress, what a great find! x

Feren Natasha said...

i do really love the polka dots!! :D

love,
Schitteren en Meid

Mica said...

Love that polka dot dress, what an amazing thrift find! I think the photos are really fun you can see the skirt fluttering in the wind :)


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dash said...

Fabulous dress! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Following you now.
xoxo,
dash

Lidiya said...

Gorgeous dress, I just adore polka dots, they look so so cute <3
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sacramento said...

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CaramelLatteKiss said...

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. As you might have noticed, I'm quite the fan of polka dots, so I am loving this dress! Ralph Lauren, and polka dots, what a find.

Vix said...

Gorgeous polka dots, you look pretty! x

AsianCajuns (Lar) said...

Love the polka dots, Sarah! And always extra wonderful when it's a score-of-a-find secondhand.

Sandra Leiva said...

Great pictures!
I love your dress! <3

Susann said...

Such a pretty dress! :)

xx, Susann
Fashion in Pepperland

Iben said...

Hi darling, so nice to see you stop by! I flipped through some of your blog, and you are really funny!

love Iben

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

I love storms too <3 gorgeous polka dot dress! xx

Andreea said...

You look so pretty in that dress! I love polka dots, my favourite print:)

xoxo

pastcaring said...

I think it's best to ignore the size label, and try - you never know what will fit till it's on! I love the polka dots. xxx

Juneli said...

Love that dress and thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Tabitha said...

I wish I always wore dresses, what a pretty dress.

jess said...

I love the dress.

Outside Looking In said...

Great thrift find! I like the way you styled it! Nice blog and I'm following on GFC. Thanks for your comment on my blog and i hope you follow back!


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Heather said...

You can never go wrong with polka dots - great dress!

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

Sincerely Mally said...

Very cute hun! I love this <3

Mally
xox

hope in high heels said...

That dress is all sorts of fabulous, it looks so cute on you!

The Midwest Muse said...

I love your dress. It looks so wonderful on you and I love that you paired it with white and brown. So perfect.

Jo said...

Ohh, you suit dots so perfectly! <3 and I love love love the navy shade!

x
Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

Marisa Noelle said...

Most definitely a perfect fit for you...polka dots are divine, need I say more:) I love it!

Mongs said...

haha... I like this polka dotty dress, anything polka dot is always cute. Looks great with a white cardi too.

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Miss Simmonds Says said...

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mistergandme said...

what a cute dress! great find!!! :)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love the polka dots!

Caitie said...

polka dots make any gloomy day feel oh so much better!

xxx
www.ladyalamode.com

Laura Go said...

glad you got to take photos of your outfit before the storm! That dress is so dotty cute!

♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

The Jones said...

Love the midi length...and polka dots are always my fav.

<3 Cambria
jupefashion.blogspot.com

Megan said...

Love that thrifted polka-dot dress! So cute.

Frannie Pantz said...

Oh darn wind!!! It just broke my trusty camera! Glad you got these shots--the dress is super adorable. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

stringsandbuttons said...

Such a pretty dress. Nothing like polka dots to add some sunshine to a dreary winter day! Thanks for sharing x

Jul, Life Is A Romantic Poem said...

:) haha, emotional rollercoaster! Love this definition! And I love your dress too, those polka dots are adorable and you look great in it.
The sky looks so scary!

Life is a romantic poem

then she'll carelessly cut you said...

I want your shooooes!

Rosie x

Lydia said...

I love when I think something is going to be too small and it fits. No better shallow gratification than that. There is a part of me that is really into vanity sizing.

Eau de Violet said...

Love polka dots! Super cute outfit!
~Eau de Violet

euphoricfashion said...

I love your cute dress :) def following you now :) xoxo MUMU
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Loulou said...

That dress is fantastic with all it's dotty goodness. Good thing you tried it on!

Loulou

theplussideofme.com said...

That dress is amazing! I, too, have had emotional reactions when an item you really loved fits you perfectly. It seems to happen so rarely for me! :)

islabell said...

can't really go wrong with a polkadot midi dress. hope you didnt get wet!

mitchinheels said...

Beautiful blog darling!i adore your style and work here! btw, i'm your newest follower now via gfc .hope u can check out my blog and return the favor if u like.

Mitch,xx
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