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JACKPOT!

This is the jackpot dress that I found when I was in Austin a few weeks ago! If you've been following me for a year or so, you know that I like anything that is ethnic and pretty much channels Diana Ross or Beyonce on stage! This is THE caftan that I've been longing for all my life. It's a vintage 70's caftan and was under $20...priceless to me!
And to clarify...I most certainly did wear this dress to work. Why wouldn't I?!? Oddly enough, even though it fits loosely, I really felt quite sultry in this all day. That just goes to show that your clothes don't always have to be tight. This look is not for the conservative or the faint of heart. I tend to like what I like and then ask questions later:)
Here are just a few of the compliments I got today wearing this outfit.
1. From my gangbanger student: You look pretty Ms. G!
2. From a teacher: You look like a Moroccan Princess:)
3. From a stranger in WalMart: You did good girl, you did good! DO IT!
4. From a certain somebody: I just don't get it:(
5. From the teacher across the hall who still wears Rudolf the Rednosed Reindeer Sweaters...*blank stare*

*From Me: I have finally achieved my Diana Ross meets Beyonce' on stage meets Wulona from Good Times moment!  Then I twirl, and twirl, and twirl like Diana Ross in Mahogany!!

30 comments:

FashionAddict said...

Ooooooo, that is GORGEOUS! Love love love it.

nubianqueen89 said...

I've been following your blog for a while and I have to say I love your style but this kaftan is AMAZING!! If it goes missing...you know who took it LOL

Claire Kiefer said...

I love this dress--you look fabulous in it!

Moni @ CL Journal said...

Love the dress!

Yeah girl, Wilona could rock some outfits! I was watching an episode recently and thought, man, I could rock that right now!

Good score girl! : )

Tonya said...

Love it! Too sharp! And yes, all the girls met today in that dress...Diana, Beyonce and Wilona! That is a winner!

K.D. said...

Words can't describe how pretty this dress is! So pretty and I'm loving those gold accents. :D

-K.D.

Christen said...

This is MY kind of dress! The embroidery is just stunning. And you look so effortlessly elegant in it.

Ro said...

LOVES it x10...and thise comments...too much

Erin said...

Su-Weet! Very cool! As a super-white anglophile, I would look totally foolish in that, but you...you rock it beyond compare!

Becky said...

This looks gorgeous on you! You certainly his the jackpot!

ALMOST HAVING IT ALL said...

I LOOOVVVEE IT!!! Tell all those haters to deal with it and get a sense of personal still! Oh and for reindeer sweater, she better not let me see her on the streets I will be forced to slap her with a scription to vogue!! LOL

Writing Without Periods! said...

What a cool look. Reindeer sweater!!!!! I agree with Almost Having it All. Let's take up a collection for INSTYLE Magazine.

That makes my head hurt.
Mary

drollgirl said...

I LOVE IT!!! you sexy, sultry, sexpot! this dress is rad!!!!!

and can i just add that I WOULD WEAR IT!!!!!!

and i'd like to poke that reindeer wearing lady in the eyes. fertheloveofgod. the fashionably clueless folks tend to pipe up and expose THEIR UTTER CLUELESSESNESS. constantly. ugh!

Kyla said...

Daaaaaaaamn, girl! This is hawt! I f'n LOVE it!

ALMOST HAVING IT ALL said...

Good we are all on one accord the sweater lady needs to be located and made to watch what not
to wear past episodes!!! I Heart thAt show so much!

rossfan said...

You look beautiful in that caftan, channeling Diana Ross in "Mahogany!"

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http://raketler.angelfire.com

Thank you. You look marvelous!

Onika said...

You almost have me in tears I love it so much! Isn't it the best when you find the perfect vintage piece?! It is very Mahogany and just incedible!!! Oh and since you are the queen of shoes....check out my blog post...please?

bench sweaters said...

Stunning dress! I love it

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

Do you knooooow where your going tooo...do you like the things that life if shoooowing yooooooou...where are you going toooo...Do you knoooow? Classic!

Mish Dish said...

You nailed it!!! This dress is divine and you look OUTSTANDING!!! You also radiate an inner happiness in this look. xo Mish

Karla said...

2 snaps and a circle!!!

simplychic said...

what a great find! i can feel your excitement :)

Ro said...

Hey chick I asked about that class and they told me last week was just Boot Camp....not the BL boot camp.
My mistake :-)

Emily Kennedy said...

This is EXCELLENT! LOVE!!!

Elaine said...

Wow...that is absolutely GORGEOUS on you!

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Les Pitreries de Vanoue said...

Amazing!!!!! You are classy!!! I love this!

budget chic said...

That's a wonderful piece and another great score! What did the ladies say at the school system? Please do a follow up post on that, I know it will be funny once you break it down!

Juanette said...

Love this find! I watch Good Times EVERY morning on TV One to get inspiration for what to wear/look for. I SO wish that I had Willona's wardrobe (and your caftan!)

Leigh said...

Insanely beautiful dress!!! And you look fabulous as well!

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