2.28.2010

More florals. More estate sales.













I woke up early this morning with the hopes of responding to blog comments and emails before getting started on my dreadful four page formal analysis paper due in art class later this week, but before I could finish everything I would have liked, my friend Courtney told me about an estate sale here in town. It was the last day of the sale and everything was 50% off, so of course I couldn't resist the vintage clothing temptation and jetted on my emails! I'm bummed I couldn't get back to you all (and probably won't be able to for the next couple of days since my school schedule is jammed packed with tests and papers this week), but fortunately the sale did turn up some great things! I got a few vintage skirts (one in the perfect blue gingham that just screams Dorothy), a nautical swimsuit, some vintage shorts, and a Christian Dior tie (for work). There were a few more things, but I can hardly remember everything right now. Those last day sales are the best! You go in and grab ten or fifteen things, and you only have to pay about 25 bucks. It's a shopper's dream!

Oh yeah, I'm finally wearing the new trench I told you about last week. I'll have to do a side by side comparison of the two so you guys can tell me which one you like best; I see no need for keeping both.

Vintage Trench: Saver's $20
Dress: F21 $5
Jeans: F21 $12.90
Vintage Riding Boots: Flea Market $20
Vintage Purse: Goodwill $3
Owl Necklace: Baker's $15
Cashmere Cardigan: Thrift $6

37 comments:

Caleb said...

ahhh starr! i need to come with you one day and find me something cute and take pictures with you

Diane said...

this look = perfection!!!

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

I love all of the pieces in this look! I can't believe you got that trench for $20!! I need a Savers around here!!! Sooo awesome! :) I'm in love with that owl necklace too.... jealous

tess said...

love the dress over jeans

Clare said...

Starr, I flipping love this! LoveloveloveloveLOVE it! The dress, the trench, the boots. Loving it so much!!

M. said...

the trench is lovely, I'm dying for a short trench!

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

Mel said...

Love the trench and the dress and that owl necklace! Wow sounds like a cool estate sale, I can't wait to see some of the items you got!

Rosie said...

I need to figure out where all these estate sales are. They sound like a blast! That trench is fabulous!

Maria Confer said...

Gorgeous Starr. I love this look and that trench is amazing with it's hood!!

I'm very envious of your sunshine and lack of snow.

P.S. Thank you so much for the order. I can't wait to send you the anchor tote!

XOXO

Lulu Letty

Lemondrop Marie said...

Love this outfit, especially that cute little print in the dress! I have lots of vintage owl necklaces- it's so funny that they are making so many in that style now! Forty years later they are still the greatest necklaces...

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

amanda said...

gorgeous dress! perfect floral. one of these days i need to go down to little rock and check out some of those estate sales. i think you may have better ones than we have in northwest arkansas. you find the most amazing things!

The Daily Fashionista said...

That trench fits you perfectly. I'm so weird, I always see a reason to have two of something. I'm clumsy and spill on myself, or tear it, whatever, so I'd keep both trenches, if I were you. Plus, does the other trench have a hood?

Chaucee said...

I love love love anything to do with owls. This necklace is gorgeous.

Jen said...

this trench is so fantastic! i'm loving it on you with this sweet floral dress. and what a great photoshoot location! the reflection in the lake is gorgeous.
if only i knew of any great estate sales nearby where i live! :)

LyddieGal said...

Estate sales sound like goldmines! I really need to find some.

I love your boots, and the photo of them, which looks like your standing on a cliff over a deep chasm.

Lisa said...

Oh wow that estate sale sounds like it was amazing. I need to go to more of those for sure! I love this outfit. The owl necklace is amazing and the print on the dress is so cute.

sharonlei said...

Great coat.. what a great deal at the estate sale you went to today!! :) I definitely need to check one out..

xx Love & Aloha

Diane said...

Awesome awesome trench. It's so great that it has a hood!! That's like a dress with pockets, it's just a bonus that makes it that much more EPIC.

elena said...

lovely boots and dress!!!

Hunter said...

*Squeal*

*Ahem* My sister has a similar Owl necklace, but yours is ultra cute. And I can't tell you how much I wish I had that top/dress/thing. lol

Amy said...

This is perfection in my book! Love it!!

xoxo
Amy

http://thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

passport in my pocket said...

adorable look! And I have to same owl necklace :)

WhynotJustine? said...

Amazing necklace ! & lovely outfit

x

Velvet said...

Lovely purse!

Miss Woody said...

gorgeous dress !

Marta Castellanos said...

I´m looking forward to see your deals!!Love the trench!xoxo

www.meencantamiropa.blogspot.com

(always)alanna said...

you look amazing- i adore that necklace and the floral print. and suchh a pretty backdrop girl!
xx
and love your blog; expect me back soon!

Audrey J. said...

You look so lovely! I'm madly in love with the floral dress & that owl necklace! I want to go to a state sale too =(

Giovanna ♥ said...

I adore this outfit! Your dress and necklace are absolutely beautiful!
Your blog is adorable!
Please let me know if you'd like to exchange links on the blogroll :)
Giovanna
xoxo
www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

ah, LOVE the outfit. that owl pendant is, like, the coolest thing ever.

avalonne said...

Hey Starr,

So I just realized that I knew about your chictopia way before I discovered your blog... I'm so slow. I remember I first saw you granny trousers photo on chictopia and I was captivated! I love this outfit of course! Lucky. I don't know where the estate sales are in San Francisco. Boo.

_nina_malvada_ said...

the necklace and the boots are my favorite...

Miss Tofu said...

That owl necklace is so funky, and such a value-for-money piece! Understated, but original, and very quirky indeed!

<3 from pretty-preoccupied.blogspot.com

Barbro Andersen said...

Oh, what a beautiful blog you have here! I'm a first time visitor, and I have to say that I just love it :)

if i haver said...

Such a cute look! I love that owl necklace. I recently hopped on board the owl fan bandwagon. Where do you live? That lake looks so nice!

...on the brink of something beautiful said...

i love your style!! this outfit is soo lovely!
-kellie

{Tara} said...

Such a cute owl necklace!! I love jewelry with animal motifs!