Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thursday Thrift Score: Black & White, Part IV

Welcome back to the Thursday Thrift Score, where I am proud to present my Little Black Dress. I've had a few LBDs over my lifetime - none quite so little as this one, I'm happy to say. This particular LBD is originally from White House Black Market, but I picked it up at a clothes swap I attended a little over a year ago. It was still a little snug at the time - I had to get my husband's help with the zipper - but that was 20ish pounds before I met my weight loss goal. Now it fits perfectly! I paired it with a $4 thrifted scarf/wrap (100% pashmina!) and those $4 comfy heels I keep showing you.

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But there's more exciting news! Just this week, I went to this year's Fabulous Ladies Clothes Swap and brought home some more great stuff! Mostly refashionables, but a few pieces I can wear as is, I think. I'm working on laundering them all now, including the supposedly dry-clean-only stuff. When I get something for super cheap, I rarely see the point in paying to have it cleaned. The LBD above being one of the few exceptions. Anywho, this year's haul included:

4 skirts
9 tops
4 dresses
6 pairs of pants
2 jackets
2 vests
3 bags
2 belts

That's 32 pieces for just the $20 entry fee! I'm not counting all the clothes I donated as part of the cost. That was all stuff I didn't think I would ever get around to refashioning, so I felt no desire to hang on to it.

I'll be back in just a few days with another black & white refashion for Sunday Sew-Day!

13 comments:

  1. You're looking absolutely fabulous!

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  2. What a great deal! I'm glad you have lots of raw material now for more refashions :)

    Cute little black dress indeed :)

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    1. I know! I can't wait to get started sewing!

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  3. my sister has been cleaning her mother in laws house, because they will repair part of it, and I got to get a few bags of real vintage clothes and fabrics... I'm always so excited about it!

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    1. Sweet! I'm excited to see what you do with also!

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  4. That is a great dress and you look great in it, but really what I want to know is, how is the little pupster doing?!?!? I'd love to see more pictures of him and hear how puppy parenting is going for you!

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    1. She's great! ...for the most part. The housebreaking is going well, except it's been cold and rainy today, so she doesn't want to go outside. The teething is painful for her, I'm sure, but my flesh is feeling it too. We're working on both though, and we know she'll eventually understand that rugs are not grass and hands are not chew toys.

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    2. Housebreaking is definitely a chore. I got my little guy as a puppy in October (4 years ago) and housebreaking him over the winter in Pittsburgh was no picnic. I actually considered litterbox training him! (he's only a little guy -- 10lbs full grown) I'm sure Laika will get the hang of it in no time -- she looks like a very intelligent little girl!

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    3. We originally put some newspaper down when we first got her, but she only wanted to shred it, not relieve herself on it. She's definitely smart though. She gets the housebreaking thing, but she's just stubborn about it when it's gross outside. Hey, she should at least be glad we're not in Pittsburgh!

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  5. What a LBD! Such a classic silhouette and an amazing find. Looks amazing on you and now I want one :)

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