7/30/09

You Are My Friend...





















I am singing Pattie Labelle's song "You are my friend". (sing it with me!)

The alterations lady that is...lol. You know how people make friends with hairstylists...not me. I must have my tailor on my team at all times. If you look at the dress above, I had the dress shortened to right above the knee. Can you see what a nip here and tuck there can do? Remember that I got this dress from GOODWILL...A Neiman Marcus dress at that.

What is the saying? Someone's trash is the next man's treasure? Yeah...SCORE! I absolutely adore every single thing about this dress. The full sleeves, the buttons, the pattern, the pockets! It has pockets!!! LOVE IT! I had the tailor use the scraps from the bottom of the dress to make a belt/sash/occassional headscarf!













The above dress is my Nurse Jackie look (Mocha Trina gave me that name:) Remember this came from Good Will too. Instead of making it super short, I had it taken in around the hips and knees into a pencil skirt. I love the fit of this uniform...I wish I could find a black one. I would rock the heck out of a black uniform. I threw on silver pumps and a scarf just to give you an idea of how I am trying to de-uniform the look:)












Lastly, I confess. I went back to Goodwill. How could I not? It's my new obsession. I feel like this is my week to thrift. I even literally discovered 3 additional thrift stores in my area completely by accident. It's as if God wants me to thrift! Is that going too far? Probably. Anywho, I picked up this dashiki at Goodwill for $4.99.

Yes, it can be a little too Power to the People or Ebay from Good Times (gotta be a true Good Times fan to know who that is), but I saw potentional in it.


I am really into prints these days and usually am drawn to ethnic prints. I immediately thought that I could turn this into an ecclectic professional look. I think I succeeded. I went through my closet and found a pencil skirt and some old pumps for my loyal readers!

I just wanted to show that you can pull off a look if you mix and match. Thrifting is my new obsession!














Shoes w/pink dress- Karen Scott pumps (got these atleast 5 years ago
Shoes w/Nurse Jackie dress-Silver pumps by Calvin Klein via Ross
Shoes w/dashiki- Nine West weaved shoes (They are torture to wear so they stay in the closet)

Belt w/Nurse Jackie dress-Scarf from Target (2 years ago)
Skirt w/Dashiki- Nine West via Ross (last year)
Belt w/Dashiki-Vintage aka can't remember

Jacket w/Dashiki- Banana Republic Wool Cropped Jacket (about 5 years old)

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28 comments:

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

First of Ebay...LOL! You got to many names: Nurse Jackie, Carrie Brownshaw, now Ebay. Don't be surprised if you see me roll up at the Goodwill! You look like you lost some pounds Ebay.

I really like what you did with the nurse uniform. I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

@MochaTrina...I would answer to every one last one of those names! Stay Tuned, I might be turning a lampshade into a hat next! You never can tell with me!

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

I have been writing like Pootie A LOT lately. That was supposed to say First off Ebay... Even my posts have been a tad bit Pootiesque.

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

LMAO...I believe it. But I bet it would be one bomb azz lampshade hat.

Lisa Anne said...

Those are some great finds. I saw you on roll call and just visiting from sits. doing my part. lol

If you are into re-using check out my blog and my new contest. Can you help me figure out what to do with my shoe?

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Adrienne S. said...

Love the Nurse Jackie look and you pull off the second look, especially when you add the jacket. I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

kirstyb said...

wow that dress is lovely xoxox

Jessica Cangiano said...

Fabulous looks, I'm especially digging the pretty white "Nurse Jackie" dress. A perfect white summer dress is one of those elusive items on my list. Hopefully I'll find one while summer is still underway.

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog this morning! It's wonderful to meet you, my fellow lover of thrift store shopping :)


Have a gorgeous night!
♥ Jessica

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

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Kelly said...

Love it! All the clothes are great and look fantastic on you!

Savvy Gal said...

thank you for visiting me. good luck with the shoe giveaway. i love all your outfits.

budget chic said...

You got some good buys. I love what you did with the print dress. That's the way to do it!! I'm all about alteration if it will make the dress more wearable and wonderful! Great finds!

simplychic said...

i love your style! i, like you, am bbf's with my alterations lady ;) i'm pretty sure i am keeping the lights on for her!

thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Elaine said...

Ooooh...great print dress! I love the white one the best. I've been loving white dresses lately. Probably since it's summer!!!
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nic said...

I love your Goodwill finds!

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

Thank you all for leaving comments! I am trying to stay away from the thrift stores but I seem to have too much time on my hands!!

Shoshoni said...

I love the different looks with the dashiki...absolutely FAB!!! Big-ups to Ebay!!!

Helen McGinn said...

Lady, you rock! You look gorgeous in those outfits. Vintage is how I like to look at my goodwill finds these days... ;O) Stopped by from SITS.
xx

Elizabeth Marie said...

That dress is amazing!!!!

Abena said...

Hey, stopping by from SITS!

Loved all the looks but that last look is my favorite, especially when u added the jacket. Everyone seems to be stocking their closets with Goodwill stuff except me. I need to get on that.

lov said...

stopping by from sits!!!

cute outfits!

*Diane* said...

I love all your finds, but the first one is my favorite...and you hair is beautiful!

FashionAddict said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE all those outfits! The white dress fits you perfectly, and I love the print of that top.

Juanette said...

EBAY! Who wanted Thelma to be ONE of his WIVES!!!! Ok, do you remember Larry who almost fell down the elevator shaft?!?!?!

Nathalie said...

I love love love all these outfits. I think they are my favorite looks for you so far!

Lady A said...

I would have never thought of wearing it with the black jacket. That is so HOTT, go girl, love the look!

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