Friday, July 6, 2012
Part two: Honey, I Promise......
When I posted my most recent BIG haul (Honey, This is the Last Time, I Promise) I posted pictures of the lovely formal dresses I had scored. I didn't post all of my haul...so I wanted to show them to you today.
Each of these lingerie pieces cost $1.50 each. I love the soft, pretty colors and the delicate lace.
This pale yellow chemise is Jones New York. I love the blue embroidered flowers that trail down the hip.
The lace detail is so lady-like. The white piece on the left is a nightie and the blush piece is a pretty slip.
Satiny leopard pajamas are fun! I have made a commitment to wear pretty things to bed and around the house at nighttime and I have been doing so. This practice has really given my self esteem on casual days a real boost. For me, it takes no more effort to wear something pretty around the house than something schlumpy and it definitely feels better. At the prices I have been paying to update my nighttime wardrobe, I don't feel like I have to save anything for a 'special occasion'. I just pull something out and enjoy wearing it.
This skirt is midi length. When I was in junior high and high school, midi-length skirts paired with chunky heeled boots was all the rage. I'm happy to see a revival. This skirt is fun because it's a drape-y fabric with a little flounce on the bottom that creates movement without too much volume.
The frog clasps and mandarin collar are pretty details. The dress is pretty sheer so I will have to find a black full length slip to wear under it.
Temps reached 103 today and I was fairly comfortable wearing the dress on the left to my dance lesson today. The dress has a retro feel to it. There's a little mesh ruffle at the bottom and with the polka dot halter top, I felt like a pin-up girl! I didn't get a picture today; I was so hot by the time I returned home from the studio, though that I felt too wilted to even pose.
The purple and red dress in the middle is prettier in person than in photograph. Its chiffon overlay and midi length, subtle, flouncy high low hem makes it look like it should be worn on a warm weather resort vacation. The orange, yellow and fuchsia dress on the right is perfect for hot weather errand running and hanging around the house. I could wear it to a Luau!
It was difficult to get a good picture of this dress. I paid $6.00! Still had the tags on! The top is very simple with spaghetti straps. The color is a rich, deep claret. I will have to take in the sides but for the price I'm ok with that.
I needed a brown wide belt and I found this calfskin Joan and David belt at a consignment shop. I usually don't shop in consignment shops because I don't find the savings to be all that dramatic. This was $8.00 and it did give me pause, but this is an item that is not so easy to find so I got over it. I really, really like this belt. It has a slightly weathered appearance that gives it some panache.
I have honed my thrifting down to a formula that helps me zero in on things that will be be functional, beautiful and a good deal. In a future post, I will share some of my thrifting tips that may help you.
These are the last pieces from my big haul and now I need to stay out of the thrift stores for awhile. Ohhhhhh....I think that is not going to be so easy!!
Help me be strong!!!!!!!