I want to say, first and foremost, thanks for the awesomeness that ensued after my last post. Community is where it’s at and I certainly feel that way about the entire blogging community. Thanks for being you, readers!
Dress: Banana Republic via thrift ($10, retails for approx $110)
Necklace: gift! via Anthropologie
Shoes: Marni via consignment ($25, retail for approx $500)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I am on an all-thrift challenge lately; the summer “clothing budget” tends to be needed elsewhere (landscaping, vacation, etc etc). So, I decided to challenge myself to thrift for a few months. While I have gone into “full retail” stores, I have not bought anything there in quite some time! The all-thrift adventure is actually really fun- and I find myself setting challenges (i.e.find a black and white dress, etc). The thrill of the hunt is on!
2) I’ve had my eye on a black and white dress that I saw in a magazine (for $5,000)….not quite budget friendly. But, if you’ve ever seen the Devil Wears Prada, you will remember well the scene between Meryl and Anne when Meryl talks about how a specific color was translated from the runway into a “bargain bin sweater.” I took this monologue to heart. Couture is very often translated into bigger “box retail” stores and a black and white dress is bound to appear at a lower price point. Sure enough, I found a dress that met the match (for $4,990 cheaper). Ha. (shaking my head).
Anyone else thinking up creative ways to approach their clothing this summer? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so very much!
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I absolutely love this dress…and the shoes almost made me cry with happiness. What an amazing thrifted outfit. Cheers, Michele
LOVE the sandals!
Thrift store idea – My Habitat for Humanity thrift store in TN has a all you can buy bag sale usually in the summer. If there is a Habitat thrift store near you see if they offer that.
i couldn’t believe my eyes… ten bucks for that awesome dress and 25 for those Marni shoes?!? *screams without a sound* girl, you are the queen of thrift!!
Love this dress so much!
Lovely sandals. Congrats for your choice.
Bold shoes. They work!
Awesome challenge for yourself and you scored on both of those items.
Looooove the sandals!
beautifull dress, love the sandals too
Gorgeous dress love!
Love the dress and the for $4990 cheaper bit too! Hahahaaa!!!
Aww I love anthropologie ❤️️❤️️❤️️