8.13.2013

Outfit: Thrifted Summer Dress

Anyone who has ever done thrift store shopping knows you have to be okay with "the hunt"... digging through stacks of clothes, fighting against too many hangers crammed on one rod, and vying with other shoppers for the perfect find. It can be exhausting! This little Gap dress was an easy find though. The bright green and white geometric pattern instantly stood out to me.

Now, if you know me, you know I am not a dress or skirt type of gal. My shape is more dewdrop than hourglass and I'm always worried about being too bottom heavy. So, while I loved the pattern (and of course the kelly green color!) I knew this shift style dress might not work with my shape. Happily, I think it does work quite well with a belt at the waist.

Outfit: Thrifted Summer Dress

Outfit: Thrifted Summer Dress

Outfit: Thrifted Summer Dress

Outfit: Thrifted Summer Dress

Dress - Gap (thrifted) / Shoes - Nine West via Burlington Coat Factory 
Denim jacket - really old! similar / Purse - Kate Spade
 
Budget Friendly Shift Dress Options (under $40!):


And Splurge Shift Dress Options:
 
 Where I'm linking up today and tomorrow:
Amber @ Real Girl Glam / Lauren @ Style Elixir / Lindsey @ The Pleated Poppy


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28 comments:

  1. Your dress looks amazing on you! The color and print are so great, what an amazing find!

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  2. That is a pretty shift dress and it looks good with the belt. :-) Great find! All of the searching pays off in the end.

    Mo

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  3. You're rocking that dress! I love it on you, and that bag is gorgeous!
    -carylee
    morepom.blogspot.com

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  4. In love with this dress so much. I love green at the moment and pattern is fabulous. I want this dress so much.

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  5. Lovely dress! I was about to point that out that I was happy to see you in a dress.. this one's gorgeous! The belt is indeed a nice touch :)

    Abby
    Life in the Fash Lane

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  6. This dress looks great on you and it is the perfect color! I wish we had thrift shops near my home. I would love to try my hand at it! Susan

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  7. Hello!!!! You look gorg!! This dress definitely fits you perfectly, glad you took the chance on it....and I am a Kelly green fan too!! :) Work it!! Thanks for linking up!!

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  8. Very cute! You are so funny, you're body type is more model than dew drop! haha, cute though, I never heard someone refer to themselves as a dew drop before! I kinda like it. Also following you on GFC!

    http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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  9. You look beautiful in this color of green. The print is really pretty and I love the belt too!

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  10. You look fantastic in green. And I am loving that tote!

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  11. Love this dress, Lauren! So adorable. And your Kate Spade is gorgeous!

    Katie
    Style Diary

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  12. Fab dress! You are stunning, girl.

    Thanks for linking up with Style Sessions!

    Lauren xx
    www.stylelixir.com

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  13. Okay, seriously, don't berate that figure of yours because, girl, those LEGS! You look amazing! That dress is perfect on you!

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  14. Cute dress! Such a great find! You look amazing girl!
    xo,
    Jacqueline

    stylininstlouis.com

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  15. All of this is fabulous! Great find!

    Julia
    Glitterandjuls.com

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  16. This dress is so pretty and you do a great job pulling off white sunglasses!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  17. you don't look bottom heavy in this dress at all, and i really love the print! what a great find!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  18. Love this dress and how you styled it with a belt and jacket. You look fab!

    Lauren
    Fizz and Frosting

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  19. You look fantastic in dresses! You need more in your closet missy!!
    oXo
    Jenn
    www.thebrandiedpair.blogspot.com

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  20. In love with this whole outfit!! That dress is such a beautiful print (love how you styled it with chambray) and your BAG!!!!!!
    Gorgeous as always! <3 :D

    xoxo,
    Whitley

    Simply Whit in a Sequined Life

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  21. I love your blog and this dress! So cute. You have a great taste in clothes. I also love blue and green. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I love to hear from my readers!

    www.thepreppylittlepolkadot.blogspot.com

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  22. You're look is so 60's and fabulous! What a great print!

    xoxo
    Paige
    lifesapartydli.wordpress.com

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  23. Your handbag is divine! Love the vibrant green and the fun tassel.

    Sarah
    Cable Car Couture

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  24. Hi, I am from Ecuador, and i like this dress but i have a problem with the sizes because we don’t use the same sizes here, I am average height, and i am a medium size in my country. But i need help with which size should i choose?
    Chanel tote

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