Monday, August 29, 2011

Sheath or Shift?

Dress: thrifted
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Bag: Tignanello

Although this dress is probably from the ’90s, something about the silhouette, waist cutouts and print make it seem sort of late ’60s to me. I like how it’s somewhere between a sheath and a shift — just a bit shaped and not too clingy.

I went shopping today with my yard sale earnings, and it was pretty cool to buy a few new things (and a few more used things from Goodwill). I hit the sale accessory bins at Urban Outfitters first, where I found some of those fabric-covered knot headbands they’ve had for a while. They were originally $16 each, but they were only $4.99 on sale! I’ve been wanting to try wearing some hair accessories, so I bought three of them: one in cheetah print, one in red and white gingham and one in a blue and pink floral print. Now let’s see if I have the guts to wear them.

After Urban I went to H&M in search of yellow shoes and instead ended up with a cream sundress with a black bow print that I really should not have spent money on, but it fit so well and I can think of lots of ways to layer it when the weather gets cooler.

Finally, I stopped by Goodwill and bought a blouse, plus a vintage short-sleeved sweater and skirt that were 50% off. I should put the sweater in my Etsy shop, but...I don’t know if I can part with it yet. Maybe it will end up in there after I wear it a couple of times.

By the way, I also recently added a few more items to the shop! My mom found some of them in Colorado and brought them to me when she came to visit recently. 


  1. Lovely dress!

    Aren't the sale bins at Urban awesome?! Love their sales!
    Also, I'm going to check out your shop! :)

    - G. (Tulle & Combat Boots

  2. That dress looks so light and breezy. Glad to hear you found some great things when you went shopping!

  3. i love silhouettes like that.
    i'm having trouble with my shop. i have no idea where to find things right now. everything is really expensive...

  4. Cute little dress. These are the types of things I always pass up in thrift store because I can never see the potential. This looks lovely on you.

  5. Sounds like a very successful day of shopping!
    That dress is gorgeous <3 I'm a huge fan of 60's fashion especially wee mod dresses and swing coats xo

  6. GAH OMG that beautiful yellow dress is in your SHOP. I want to kill my waist for being too many inches! CURSE YOU WAAAIST!

  7. ETA: OMG IT IS ELASTIC. Now I have to plots.

  8. Great outfit! Like your style and your hair! :))

  9. thats a super cute dress and it does look like its from an older era. Sounds like you had a fun day shopping

  10. this dress is such a cutie...

  11. Lovely dress--chic!




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