9/13/09

Birthday Eve...!


This is what I wore to church today. I felt pretty much like I should have been on the 80's show Dynasty or Falcon Crest and I loved every bit of it. Shoulder pads are trying to make a come back, I tell ya. I won't go overboard with them but it was fun to rock the look:)

The entire outfit sans the shoes is completely vintage. Let me put it this way, I handed the cashier a five dollar bill for the dress and belt and still got change back! Ummm hmmm...go ahead and clutch your pearls, I did. I didn't have to make one alteration to it either. For a hot second I contemplated taking the shoulder pads out, but decided against it. It would take away the subtle drama of the sleeves.

The upside to the dress, the draping is uber flattering where it needs to be. The downside...it's 100% polyester. Which means that I am grateful for air conditioners in cars and in buildings. This is my new favorite Little Black Dress, hands down! I forsee me wearing this dress everywhere this fall!

It's the eve of my birthday and I really want to wear this to work tomorrow. Somehow, I don't think my freshmen students could care any less that I am overly dressed for work. Fashion is so underappreciated in a building where most teachers where khaki's and sweaters with apples and crocs:(

Anywho, I just wanted to share how great it felt to find something so fly by thrifting.

Dress: vintage Sakowitz via thrift shop
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Kate Spade via Marshall's
Clutch: Charles David via TJ Maxx years ago (it's my favorite clutch)
Earrings: Forever 21
Bracelet: So old, I can't remember...possibly Urban Outfitters?

P.S...My mom thinks I shouldn't tell my "business" about where I get my clothes...lol! And yay for me, I just figured out that the the camera had a timer on it...duh duh...I took my own pictures finally:)

6 comments:

Raven said...

I just fainted...excuse me...did you say $5 and got change back??? yeah...so um...when are WE (yes I just inserted myself) going shopping?? Here I am at Macy's getting the side eye from hubby...and there is a world out there I don't know about. Okay...I'm rambling... FAB!!!!! You werked (yes with an E) it!

Anonymous said...

I'm with Raven. What Goodwill do you frequent?! Honestly, the Goodwill stores in my neck of the woods (Chicago suburbs) trend toward vintage (and not the good kind)!

San Francisco Stylephile said...

Wow! Fabulous! And what a great deal! I'm glad you share your "business"...I love hearing about awesome deals like this!

Also really enjoyed reading back through your posts. Your style is so feminine and fun! :)

Budget Chic said...

I sooo love this look on you. The draping in that dress is incredible. Fabulous!!

Chelsea said...

fantastic dress, and it goes so well with the belt. and you are totally rocking those shoulder pads!

chacha said...

i totally agree with you on the polyester. i love vintage clothes, though, so what are you gonna do?! love this look... rock the shoulder pads!

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