Saturday, January 23, 2010

A Thrifted Silvery Dress

Okay, I'm going to say I got really lucky this time. This three-piece ensemble is in perfect condition, in just my size, and it cost nothing. Really. Two dollars for all three pieces.


A medium-weight silk twill, and check out the bound pleats and covered buttons. Cuffs on the bias! Little bias binding bows!


I have to pass a gigantic thrift store on the way to Felix's school. Of course, I have to stop, and it's always right at closing time. So the routine goes like this: I race around the store with my cart while the checker closes out the Visa machine for the day. I rush up to the counter with my pile of unpriced goodies. The checker compliments my outfit, then eyes the pile and says, "Two dollars for everything but you'll have to pay cash." I love this lady.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful and elegant outfit. It suits you well. The boots set it off nicely.

Sonya

rachel said...

what a gorgeous find!

JMS said...

Great find and it looks very sophisticated. Do you have an upcoming event where you can wear it?

Julie in Australia

Lynne in NC said...

Lovely outfit for a lovely lady.
Thanks for sharing about your great find along with the detail photograph.
The buttons and binding are awesome.
Peace.

Tonya said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Truly you are blessed!

Lisateresa said...

Unpriced goodies! What kind of a store has unpriced goodies??

You are fortunate indeed - and I love the bows!

Jennifer said...

Now that is a bargain, you look beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I admired it at church last week. Good thrifting!

Carol

StrivingSimply said...

Wow you're so lucky! All I find at thrift stores are huge checked flannel skirts. You look so nice in it too!

Kimmie said...

Sweet blessings for a sweet girl. Glad God is opening the windows of heaven over your life my dear friend.

Praying for more for you.

You look very smart in your new outfit. Such a pretty girl.

xoxo
Kimmie
mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

Serena said...

Oh my goodness! It's absolutely beautiful, and it looks wonderful on you!

Emily said...

Where did you say this thrift shop is? ~wink~

The outfit looks made for you!

Gillian said...

What a *beautiful* outfit! You look lovely in it. And my oh my, do I wish we had a similar thrift store with a similar lady at the register!

Rachel said...

That is gorgeous and I love your choice of boots to go with it! Tres chic.

Tracy said...

That was surely made just for you. It is stunning!

Love your little routine at the thrift shop...you're onto a winner no matter how you look at it LOL.

Farrah said...

I like the girl, the boots, the dress, and the deal!

Rose said...

It looks terrific Anna! I must add that I love the wintry landscape behind you.

connie said...

love a good bargain! good for you; it looks lovely.

Laryssa Herbert said...

Beautiful and so classy!

carrie said...

when my daughters or I have a great find at a yard sale, we label it "the deal of the day". This lovely outfit would be the "deal of the Year'!! Wish I had a store like that in my neck of the woods. A lovely outfit! Thanks for sharing. Blessings, carrie

Chris said...

Congratulations on such a great find! It looks great on you and really suits you.

Shelley in SC said...

Wow!! Major score! Doesn't it just make your day. Absolutely beautiful.

Alyssa said...

What a beautiful find! But what is the mysterious third piece? Is there some amazing vest under there?

Polly said...

*Lucky* is not the word. It must have been divine intervention! You're going to wear it to court, right? Please do. Too many female attorneys wear the most boring (pants) suits! I love it!

Anna said...

Alyssa, it's a matching skirt that you can swap out with the dress. So, dress, jacket, and skirt.

Anonymous said...

I read your blog all of the time and you are an inspiration to me. I was shopping at the thrift store the other day and came across a lot of patterns in a package for 99 cents. I was able to use all of them but three of them they are vintage little girl patterns. I have 4 boys so we just don't have the need for them. I am a person that likes to find everything a good home, so I was wondering since you have a love for vintage if you would want them. they are Simplicity 6899 child 6x uncut, and Jiffy 4872 size 5 cut out, and Butterick 3660 size 6 uncut. Maybe they would fit Daisy? If you would like them I will mail them to you. Thank you for your daily inspiration. Stacey { my email is: stacey@dchick.com}

Anonymous said...

I used to work for an apparel manufacturer and, really, that outfit looks familiar to me! Is there a label in it...I'd be curious what brand it is. It does look fab on you!!

Heather said...

What a find - and silk no less! It must feel like a dream - and made to fit you for sure! I remember my grandmother taking a course on suit making in the early 70's and her creation had all those wonderful details - she did hers in a warm brown wool twill (that complimented her rich auburn curls) and I loved it! I remember the outfit ended up in the tickle trunk after she died and we played dress up in it for years - it was always the 'teacher's suit'!

Margo said...

lovely! I didn't know pleats could BE bound. Great color with the dark boots and pearl earrings.

Prairie Chick said...

Fahbulous, dahling... just fahbulous.

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