Thursday, April 28, 2011

Something Old (Something New)

something old (something new)

something old (something new)

something old (something new)
works cited: thrifted (and altered) dress; thrifted belt; gifted j. crew sweater; steve madden boots

I found this great dress a few weekends ago--it cost about $2 and though it was a diamond in the rough when I picked it up, after some hemming and altering, I am really happy with it. It's 100% silk and altered to fit my proportions, so I feel like Jentine must every day--totally un-imitatable. Thrifting a great silk dress must be the 21st century sartorial equivalent of the paleolithic people hunting down a really huge, delicious elk. I feel the pride of a hunter, so I am especially chuffed to have gotten several compliments on this yesterday.

46 comments:

Chaucee said...

What a great dress! And I love the ruffle cardigan with it as well.

Monique said...

That dress is so pretty Tania!! Love it! You definitely deserved those compliments yesterday! You looked amazing!

Monique xxx

Babes in Thriftland said...

Love this dress! I wish I found a green silk dress when I went the other day. I will just have to cry into my 6 skirts :)

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

WOW What an amazing find! You must be sooo proud! :D
xxx

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Lexie, Little Boat said...

i love, love, love your silk dress comparison. you really did snag quite a dress!

Kath said...

Only $2? What a great find!

Looks and Books said...

Gorgeous dress! This is my dream vintage find...must look more diligently.

marissa from the boot said...

you are so cute! i love this dress so much! did you hem/alter it yourself? i love this whole ensemble actually!
:)

Emily said...

GORGEOUS dress. I love it with the cardigan. Congratulations on finding it! Did you hem and alter it yourself, or did you have it done? I'm a sewing novice, and I'm wondering how difficult silk is to work with - not that I have $2 silk dresses just lying around, but maybe someday :)

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Between Laundry Days said...

For some reason, "really huge, delicious elk" has got me all giggling.

Also, you look fabulous. What a find!

Courtney Erin said...

I love the dress - what a perfect thrift find!


xoxo ~ Courtney
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Angela said...

Your dress is very pretty! Would you ever consider doing a before/after with some of your alterations? I'd love to see what you do with them! :)

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eek said...

Gorgeous find! Looks like something you would see at Anthro. I am envious of your sewing skills.

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

That dress is fabulous. I fixed one up recently, too. Posted about it today, actually. :-)

Cynthia said...

I thrifted a silk blouse with the tags still on the other day so I totally know what you mean.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

i had the alterations done at my local tailor. silk really shows mistakes and i liked the dress a lot so i wanted to get it done right. PLUS, i needed to take the waist up and replace the elastic and i wasn't quite sure how to do that.
angela--i totally should have done before/after shots!! kicking myself now!

kelsey williams said...

haha! i love your metaphor. you definitely slayed it in that dress.

Lauren said...

You should feel the pride of the hunter! That is a fantastic dress!! What a great find - and I love how you styled - so perfectly springy :)

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Kayla said...

That dress looks fantastic on you! Great find!

Eclectic Flair said...

That dress is such a find!! You can't even by lunch with $2!

Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

Penny said...

what is the pattern of the dress? really pretty!and has the perfect length!anything shorter, i feel it's going to get carried away from the wind- anything longer and i look weird!

the other emily said...

What a gorgeous find! So many of your recent outfits have me longing for the land of great thrift stores - guess I'll be forced to drown my sorrows in brie.

Larysse Tavares said...

Oh my! What a gorgeous dress, Tania! I like it a lot! I wish I could find clothes for less than $10, hehe... Lucky girl!

Job and Rachael said...
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Job and Rachael said...

That dress is perfection! What a find! :)

Glamorous Barbie ♥ said...

love your dress ♥

Elle Enchanted said...

You're so gorgeous. THis dress fits you like a glove, and your styling is on point too.

Melanie said...

Well done! It is a beautiful dress.

Melanie@Unravelled Threads
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Salazar said...

This gorgeous silk dress for $2?! Where do you go thrifting? Please share!

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My Edit said...

Huge, delicious elk... That is good stuff Tania! But a excellent comparison... now the fact that I call thrifting 'hunting' has even deeper meaning. Nicely done! Love the dress!

Savannah said...

That dress is wonderful! I love how you styled it, you are such a beauty!

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

oooh, silk for a few dollars! lucky you.

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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Maria said...

Such a fantastic dress! I've been looking for something similar but to no avail. Thrifting is definitely comparable to hunting!

Kelly said...

Hey! Great outfit! Did you notice it's quite similar to what Kate Middleton was wearing yesterday ... http://news.ninemsn.com.au/glanceview/161256/kates-final-wedding-preparations.glance

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Chloe said...

I absolutely love that dress, and what a bargain. England needs to get with the US and sell cheap.

C x
http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com

emma basilone said...

Love that dress SO MUCH!! <3 looks incredible on you!

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doctorontheside said...

WAY. TO. GO!!!
I love this. It's so 'grandma chic.' I promise it's a compliment!

megannielsen said...

Wow that dress is amazing!!! What a great score!! And wow on the tailoring!! I'm always too lazy...
Tastiest elk everrrrrrrr

widethinker said...

this is really pretty on you, and $2!? wow

eleanor said...

This dress is beautiful! And looks amazing on you, of course. I love how you wore it!

Anja said...

adorable dress and such a great find! Did you alter it yourself or have somebody else do it for you? anyhow, it fits perfectly and together with that lovely J.Crew sweater, just awesome!

Anja
www.aheartandsoulstory.blogspot.com

Mrs Vintage said...

Hello, yr blog is great! Follow each??

Btw, I have my 1st giveaway in my blog, hope you are interested to join XD

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Monica Whitney said...

The print on this dress is to die for. You found such a good find. Found a good find? Does that make sense?

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Emerald said...

adorable! I love your color combination!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

This dress is perfect! Bravo!
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Jenn said...

That is an awesome dress! I love the dots.

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