5.05.2010

Denim, Scarves, & Goodwill

I know I said I was banning outfit photos in order to study this week, but as soon as I found out I was exempt from my french test I knew exactly what my reward was gonna be.

Both the denim dress and the shirt underneath were Goodwill finds I scored on Friday. I was actually sort of surprised to find two good pieces at the most awful Goodwill in town. We've got a total of three, but there's one that stands out above the rest. It's located in the older/wealthier part of town which means there's always a chance for a good stock of vintage dresses and higher quality clothing. I went there yesterday and spent a record amount of money. I'll tell you how much, just don't judge me when you hear it.

$60!

To be fair I got 16 items, half of which are going to the shop, but I still felt a little guilty when I was checking out. I really shouldn't though. I got so much great stuff, and I even picked something up for a little DIY project!










Denim Dress: Target via Goodwill $4
Blouse/Scarf: Goodwill $3
Shoes: Saver's $5
Vintage Ring: Estate Sale $1
Fossil Purse: Memphis Thrift Store
I accidentally walked out with it slung over me and didn't realize it til we were gone. So it was free...

Also, I know I mentioned the Tennessee floods yesterday, but I just want to remind everyone about the Mousevox storm sale where 50% of the profits will go to disaster relief. When I heard about the sale, I thought, how noble of Rachel to do that, and then I found out my good friend Annie was doing it too! Her shop is Little Ocean Annie, and like I said before, even if you don't intend on purchasing anything, at least go have a look around the shop. There's nothing better than fashion for a cause.

34 comments:

Rosie said...

This dress is so great! Your little scarf goes so well with it!! Good luck with finals!

bestie said...

How PERFECT is that dress? And it fits you like a dream! You are so lucky. Love the way you styled it, too. <3

Haha wait, you're saying you accidentally shoplifted that purse? :D

Q's Daydream said...

These pictures are so lovely and I adore that dress!
I have totally walked out of a thrift store with a purse over my shoulder...not once but TWICE!!! I felt so bad, but I spend so much money there anyway, oh well, haha.

Lucy Marmalade said...

Okay, a few things:
1) The scenery in your photos looks exactly like the scenery around here in Alabama. As in, I thought maybe you were visiting. I guess the lush green is pretty similar all over the south!
2) NICE DENIM DRESS. It fits you so perfectly! How did you do that?!
3) I know just what you mean about certain GWs being better than others. Non-thrifters get confused when I suggest there is a difference in thrift store caliber.
4) You have made me miss thrifting EVEN MORE than I have these past few weeks (I think I'm going through withdrawal). The best I can do here in Tuscaloosa is go to this swell consignment shop called Twice As Nice. But there is a big difference between thrift and consignment. You know?

You know.

Little Ocean Annie said...

You look so pretty in that dress, my dear!! I love it. And, well, sometimes you just forget to pay for things! For me it was walking out of a store realizing I ate all the jojo potatoes from the deli and forgot to pay for them.
Thanks so much for posting about this, Starr!
xoxo

CrystaL* said...

This is such a wonderful dress!
I know what you mean with spending so much at Goodwill. My record amount was $89 and I walked out feeling so bad for spending all that money. But when you look at all your treasuries it is well worth it.

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

this is gorgeous. i love all of the brown leather accessories, and that adorable scarf.

megannielsen said...

Wow that dress really is a great find!

BaronessVonVintage said...

great finds!!!!

DearBeatrice said...

16 items for $60!!! what a bargain! the denim dress is so cute and I love love the ring ^.^

Melanie said...

AWESOME find. That dress is stunning. I need to hit up the thrift stores around me. I haven't been to one in so long.

Sidenote:when I was looking at your photos, the upward facing one of the trees looked like it was moving. I knew it wasn't, but it still fooled me a couple times!

Melanie @Unravelled Threads
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CAITLIN said...

oh my gosh i'm in love with a dress. and it's yours. it's pretty incredible that it was so perfectly in your size! the brown scarf complements it so well!

Sara Lynn said...

You look great Starr :) You found a great dress and I don't think that you spent too much.

Ollie Otson said...

This whole outfit is great! That dress is amazing and the shirt underneath is gorgeous! By the way, I'm very glad you left these ones not tinted or anything. I love the colorized/saturated look of the outdoors your pictures generally have.

Manja said...

Oh Starr, that dress is beautiful! Your whole outfit is :) I wish I had goodwill and the salvation army....it is a lot easier to find great vintage pieces in the US...okay, lie. You can also find great ones in large Dutch cities but, alas, my town is rather small.

Concerning the lovely Vintage dress that you commented on: I really really wanted to keep it for myself and was so frickin disappointed when it didn't fit! It is so stunningly beautiful in real life! Mh, maybe I should just jump on the tread mill right now, haha.

Mel said...

Cette robe est superbe !

Justice Pirate said...

I can't believe you didn't go back to pay for the purse!! OH NO!! haha. I once accidentally walked out of Target with a pair of tights but I went back in to pay for them immediately.

I love the dress! You look great in this outfit. It is totally YOU. It is okay that you did an outfit post! hehe.

Little Lost Treasures said...

I love that denim dress! It's perfect! and that ring is adorable. Great finds, and 60$ for 16 items is totally amazing, so you have nothing to feel guilty about

amanda said...

love this dress!!! it fits your so well. you look great in these photos. love it!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Sixteen items for $60 is a pretty sweet deal, so don't feel bad about that.

You look ridiculously awesome in that dress -- it was made for you!

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

i love the dress, and what a prefect fit! i actually have one really similar that i got at target a few years ago, but i never thought to pair it with a scarf like that. i may have to use your idea!

Sarah said...

Hi from Scotland! Just found your blog - it's great. That dress is gorgeous - it fits you perfectly. It was made for you! xx
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Clare said...

I'm seriously jealous of your Goodwill dress find. It's so perfect!

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

spending $60 at goodwill is fashion for a cause! :) and for 16 items,,,that is awesome!

Shelby said...

This is probably my favorite outfit I've seen since I found this blog about 3 weeks ago. I cannot wait to go thrift shopping now. Great finds!!! Everything fits you perfect! : )

M. said...

that denim dress from Target you found at goodwill is such a good find, it fits you so so perfectly!

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

Trishna said...

You definitely should not feel guilty. The dress fits you extremely well and the colour is truly complimenting to your skin tone. Lovely photos Starr.

:)

tess said...

that is the quintessential denim dress, I covet it

Amanda said...

Starr you look so gorgeous in these photos! And I'm soooo in love with your ring! I was hoping you got it from an Etsy store so I could get one just like it, it's adorable. But estate sales are just as good :]

Oh, and isn't it kind of ridiculous how expensive Goodwill is getting? (or at least the ones here...) But 16 items for $60 isn't too bad nowadays.

megan.tme said...

These colors are total perfection on you.

transmission me

sarah louise said...

Wow, I love the way that dark orange looks with the denim!

Sarah Louise
http://www.tzipporit.blogspot.com

Sara, Swing The Day Away said...

I love the scarf! It looks so cute with the denim and style of that dress. :)

Charlotte. said...

i love that ring! the colours are lovely (:

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Fabiola "Fab" said...

Sweet ring and outfit!