Monday, November 19, 2012
Can't Pass Up a Good LBD.....
I just can't pass up a good LBD at the thrift store.
Yesterday, I was looking for some thrifted jeans for my rough and tumble boy who has outgrown or blown out the knees of most of his jeans.
I had no luck finding him ANYTHING. I think there are many boys like Peyton who wear their pants till they are not wearable any longer.
I did find an LBD! Of course, since I was there, I had to look. This black true wrap dress was a perfect fit. Unlike the pretty green and black printed one I posted previously, it fits me well and was very comfortable to wear. I had to get it.
I thought I would add some fun to it with this pom-pom scarf. The color is actually a little more teal than blue like this; it's a darker more saturated color than it appears to be here. It was definitely fun to wear.
I also found this great coat. It may be difficult to see detail in the picture; but its a fantastic Anne Klein coat. The coat is made of Mohair and Wool, but it isn't an itchy wool as most wools are on me. The condition was pristine and best of all it has a HOOD! I've been searching so long for a hooded coat. I'm beyond excited about this coat.
It was waiting just for me in the store.
It's kind of like a love story.....we spotted one another across a crowded room.
This coat was hanging on the end cap of a dress rack; misplaced. It was the first thing I saw when I walked in the door. I made a beeline for it and hoped it would fit.
Its exactly what I have been looking for in a coat.
I'll try to get some better pictures at a later date; this one just doesn't do it justice. I checked online when I got home and found a charcoal grey duplicate listed on Ebay for $99.00. I got a steal on mine; IT WAS $15.00!!!!!
*when I find a great piece, I try to check it our on line to see what it retailed for*
I also found a pair of Cache' trousers in a 'goldenrod' color for $10.00 which I found online for $99.00 and a cute black velvet blazer for $5.00.
I'm excited about the blazer too, because yesterday I fell in love with a black velvet jacket/blazer that a woman at the boutique I visited was wearing. It was similar to my new one, but had been fancied up with delicate pleated chiffon cuffs peeking out from the sleeves and a ribbon tie closure. It was so cute and I can easily recreate the look with this jacket.
She told me that she had purchased it as a discounted sample at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago for about $50.00. Hmmm.....let's see, if I spend another $5 on lace and ribbon....I still end up with her jacket at an 80% discount over what she paid (and she got it discounted too). I'd say I got a good deal.
I also purchased an Eddie Bauer teal pullover sweater. I've been looking for teal.
I think all the gaps in my wardrobe are filled except for the elusive navy blue turtleneck. I need to stay out of thrift stores for awhile.
I've had extremely good luck finding good quality items at ridiculously low prices.
The thrifting 'lucky stars' have lined up for me and I'm extremely grateful.
Now I need to focus on wearing as many of these gorgeous items as I can.
I am thankful, this holiday for so many things;
my thrifting luck,
my new blogger friends
my trusty old friends
my sons and grandson and my husband who supports my frivolity
my health and home
my educational opportunities
I wish all of you a very safe Thanksgiving with your loved ones. Thank you for reading.