Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thursday Thrift Score: Black & White, Part II

Another part of my blog resolution is to show the world that not all thrift store merchandise requires alteration. Some pieces are perfectly awesome as is!

Take this dress for instance. I originally grabbed it off the rack for the material. I have a particular fondness for polka dots, and sheer fabric is a current obsession as well. Add in the black lace at the waist, and I was sold already. But wait! It's my size! I tried it on... and it fit like a glove!

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It was marked at $9.99, which is more than I usually pay at thrift stores. But it looked brand new, and purple tags were buy-one-get-one-free that day. So this dress make have set me back $10, but my other purple tag piece (a leather skirt that will be refashioned) was absolutely free!

I slipped on some new-to-me black pumps - $3.99 and also looking brand new. Plus they've got super-duper padding in the soles - they're really squishy!

Want to play along in my new weekly feature - the Thursday Thrift Score? If you have a black and white thrifted garment and a sweet sense of pride about it, send some pics and details to CarissaKnits at gmail dot com (or click the little email icon at the top left of this page).

11 comments:

  1. That is a perfect dress. I wouldn't change it either!

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  2. Love the dress. Isn't it satisfying to luck into something you like so much, that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, and actually fits? It doesn't happen often to me, but when it does, it's a bit of a miraculous thing.

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    1. Absolutely! I'm not sure how it compares to the pride of a successful refashion. Equal but different, perhaps.

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  3. What a coincidence. I found a dress with a very similar cut and material, but it's black with cream polka dots, and it fits me like a glove, too. I'm too lazy to take a picture in it because the weather here is too cold to actually wear it.

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    1. It got up to 85F today. Apparently, Texas didn't get the memo about it being November. :(

      Congrats on the dress though! I hope, once the weather is more suitable, that you enjoy it as much as I do mine.

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  4. I love this dress! What a great find. It looks great on you.

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    1. Thank you, Trish! Sometimes you get lucky!

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  5. I love the dress! It's so cute and fun! Great find! I'm a little jealous. :)

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! I'm pretty in love with it too!

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