Friday, March 16, 2012

Blocking the color

 I found this lovely colorful dress at a thrift store right in time for spring.


It had an $80 replaced with a $60 price tag still on it and is pretty wrinkled. What is its story? Why buy it and not wear it? Why is it so wrinkled if it's not worn? I'm wearing it! Although, I guess, I need to do something about those wrinkles. 


 Or maybe not. Are dress wrinkles just a sign of a dress-life well lived? Of a dress aging naturally? No? It's a sign of a dress being left in a heap at the bottom of a closet? Hmm.


Well, now it has a new home, and it's seeing the sunlight. It's also been introduced to these shoes I thrifted years ago. I love them. They make me very, very tall and very, very happy.

24 comments:

vintage grey said...

Love the colors of your dress! I just purchased a pink dress from the 1930's, but I need to get it altered to fit me better. I guess a small back then, is not the same now! :) xo Heather

Outside Looking In said...

That is one of the most amazing thrift finds I've seen this spring! JACKPOT!! You look fab in it too! WOW!

Melanie said...

The perfect shoes for the perfect dress! Sproingy colours for spring. A flower in the yard.

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

What a great find. I love this dress and it fits you perfectly!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

lovely color blocking!

Brittany Sims said...

The shape of those shoes are interesting and fun. I love them and the dress! :)

Mica said...

That is an amazing dress! I love the colour blocking! :)


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QT said...

Very cute!

QT said...

Cute!

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Love the contrast of the blue dress with mustard shoes! =)

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Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

The dress is very pretty. Surely the wrinkles will fall out eventually? Love the sandals. A lot.

Trashsparkle said...

Good find! I think you should paint your toenails with those 3 colours! xx

Mary Lou said...

oh looking at you in this fabulous dress definitely doesn´t make me blue;) i love it!
wish you a fabulous weekend!
kiss,mary
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Please may I? said...

What a estrange thing not to wear after you've brought it! The colours are gorgeous as well.

Oh well there loss is your gain!

X x

my thrifty closet said...

great find...i like the color tones! perfect dress for spring and you look fabulous in it. I like the bright cheery shoes too. Hurray for thrifting!

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I love all those blues! gorgeous!

Florencece said...

great!

Sophie Isobel said...

Nice outfit, I like the colour blocking! x

Style Sud-Est said...

This a pretty dress perfect for spring!
Love your sandals

Ariane xxx

Connie said...

So cute. So cheerful. So Spring!

Lydia said...

Hi I'm in love with your dress.

Jess said...

I'm in LOVE this dress! I always wonder about the previous life of thrifted clothing. :) I can't believe it still had the tags on it!

Looks and Books said...

What a fabulous dress, wrinkles and all!

Lucy Loves To Blog said...

Beautiful dress!

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