Thursday, September 25, 2008

What I got - Retro Floral Dress, White Blazer and more

It's been quite a while since I've had a successful thrift hunt but I got lucky last weekend and scored a few great items.

First up is this 50s/60s style abstract floral print dress that I bought from a garage sale last weekend for BDS$6.


Note: US$1 = BDS$2




To be honest, it didn't look very impressive when I first picked it up but I liked the colours and the print so I decided I would buy it anyway. However, it soon began to grow on me on the ride home and when I finally tried it on, it was instant love! The style is so cute and retro - it reminds me of those gorgeous dresses worn on Mad Men.

I could never wear these gloves and tights during the day in Barbados but I'm not going anywhere today and I love dressing up so I thought "why not?"

I also got this awesome white blazer from the same sale for BDS$8. Unfortunately, it's a little tight when I button it but I love it so I'll probably just wear it open.




I went to another sale the same day and got the two bags below. The first one is a black oversized clutch that I bought for BDS$5. It has a really beautiful relief design on the flap that isn't obvious unless you look at it closely.
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The other bag I got is this cool denim fringed Miss Sixty bag that also cost BDS$5. I've wanted a fringed purse for a long time but another reason why is love this one is because of the brilliant woven detail on the flap.




This last item is not a garage sale purchase but a bargain buy nonetheless. I ordered these amazing pewter caged heels from the Urban Original Ebay Store for US$10.49. I don't usually wear shoes this high so it's going to take some practice walking in them, especially because of the thin heel, but I think I'll get the hang of it eventually. I don't think this shoe style is still in stock but if you're interested in checking out more of their stuff, they also have a website you can visit.


78 comments:

yiqin; said...

Wow, this outfit is amazing! The colors, the prints, THE GLOVES! & I love the way you pose! Very classy :)

La Clocharde said...

So pretty!!!!! You look amazing darling, so beautiful.

I love those last shoes...I'm sure you are going to get used to them inmediately. They are fabulous, I love multi straped shoes.

Lindsay said...

wow great finds!

Nina said...

wow, u look like u could be billie holiday's sister. this look suits u well.

Bombchell said...

u look so gorgeous, gosh I didnt recognize u're new pic.

ur rocking the dress, its fab & i like the hair & makeup.

enc said...

You have beautiful and eclectic taste, Danz! I see why you loved all these items, especially the shoes!

Have you practiced in them yet?

Shen-Shen said...

That blazer is divine!

Jillian said...

GORGEOUS PRINT and the shoes... ugh they could NOT be hotter!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi Danz-The dress is an awesome find, I love it!! The bags and blazer were also brilliant, well done my dear! Have a wonderful weekend!

chuckles said...

wow great find...
you look great and the shoes is gorgeous!

Imelda Matt said...

It's all about Mad Men, I can't wait for my d/l of season one to wrap up. Nice buys...US$10.49, that's crazy-ass-lunatic prices...god bless the crippled US economy!

Lil Midget said...

Excellent outfit! You look fab!

ANd love the shoes at the bottom...


xx

The Seeker said...

Wow gorgeous things you got ;)
Loving the dress with the blazer.

And I'm loving your new picture profile, pretty girl.

xoxo

Nemerae said...

That dress reminds me one of Balenciana summer collection, but I prefer yours! lovely colours :) and with the blazer it looks really chic =P btw, I think it looks better open!
Byee
xx

angelgrotton said...

love love love the dress ) so touching )))

issa said...

gorgeous!! i love the vintage look and you pull off red lipstick so well!! i'm jealous! i think i look weird in anything but natural color lipstick/gloss!

now i really want some nice fitted leather gloves..

emma said...

where did you get those gloves, ive been looking for a pair

Anchibride said...

Oh I just love that dress! It's too adorable for words! It's retro yet modern and stylish too. And I'm also loving the Miss Sixty fringe bag. That was a great deal. Everything's a great deal!

Is shopping (in general) limited or good in Barbados?

DaisyChain said...

AMAZING dress.

Dana (MODAna) said...

I saw those heels in the urban original website and contemplated
you must report on their comfort level!
ps hot clutch. mmm soft.

Wendiva said...

oh the dress is soooo cute!! and the shoes are yummy, to die for!! yay for shopping goodies!

My Fashion Frenzy said...

Check you out looking all adorable. =)

Susanna-Cole said...

Oh how darling are you in your retro fashions! So beautiful and glamourous, and oh those gloves are just the icing on the cake (so to say) :)

And sure, I'd love to exchange links! Just added you to my blog roll now :)

xoxo,
S-C

Bella said...

You look soooo rad.. the gloves are killer! And your comment was hysterical, but strangely true! lol
And yes... I'm linking up!

Songy said...

Love the colours you put together along with your makeup, Danz. You've changed your profile pic too! Lovely.

Those shoes are pretty high. Have you 'worn' them in? What are they like to walk around?

lucky you to find these fab thrift pieces. It's an acquired skill I must say. It's hard to find good pieces.

IRIS and PIETER said...

i like the white blazer!

Eelie said...

Oh Danz: Your new screen photo of you is just beautiful hun and of course you can be a part of this, you're a part of the nation after all lol. The first link to the Aphex Chain (TM) will be announced monday night (NZ time) so goodluck hehe. I think Beckett will be making the final decision though (he likes honey treats haha)

That floral dress is so beautiful on you and it compliments your skin colour. I know how you feel about dressing a bit inapropriately during the day but who gives a damn when you look so cute.

Those were really nice finds also. I expecially like the dress and the fringed bag. Unique, quirky and different :)

Kristina said...

The dress, the shoes...how very chic;)

stilettostetico said...

I really like thestylish cocktail bare arms/black gloves, very "Femme Fatale" !!! Eeeeuuuhh YES, I can understand, Only for the night in Barbados !!!

A Bientôt, Antoine

aizat.cinta.goddess said...

wow!!stunning!live the retro flower dress

Dapper Kid said...

LOVE the dress and shoes! That first photograph is simply stunning!

KATLIN said...

Denim fringed?? Love it!! And the print and color on that dress are very pretty!

saray said...

loveee the shoes

nv said...

those shoes are to die for

lucy said...

the gloves are a nice touch! you have a gorgeous look.

fashion herald said...

love to see the outfit pics!! what a cute dress, and i'm digging the blazer. I buy small jackets all the time on sale, b/c i've got a big back and don't even bother with the buttons, who cares?!

STYLE DU MONDE said...

You look fantastic! Such a beautiful dress!

xx

Cate said...

I LOVE your dress darling!! You look SO retro in it, especially with the gloves.. You're really pretty!
Yeah, now you say it I noticed the relief design on the clutch! SO pretty! And the fringed bag is awesome too.
Wow, high heels! Practice is everything, I guess..

lara said...

great buys!! I Love the dress you look so cute and classy in it :)!

Winnie said...

Adore those colours on you, amazing!

Tina :) said...

You look amazing! Love the pose, the prints, the contrast of the color against your skin.
Fantastic buys, all of them! :)

xoxo,
Tina {Your Everyday Style}

PamperingBeki said...

Wow, what GREAT finds!!

beccajanie said...

your dress is so cute! i love the blazer too.

Nina said...

thanks u so much for your well wishes. it was nice having a day off but i barely had time to relax! i ran around all day getting errands done for the wedding. but the wedding went well and everybody's happy so it was worth it!

Jenny H. said...

i lovee that white blazer.
cant wait to see how you wear it!

Sunniva said...

I love all of your buys! You've really been out on a treasure hunt, sweetie. I have been wanting a white blazer for ages, and the one you bought is just perfect. I adore the floral dress on you too, the colours are gorgeous on you!

xxx

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

darling you look terrific! love that dress on you,that blazer is such a cutie and the shoes...CAN I SAY FABULOUS?! love it.Missed your blog when i was on holiday.
hope your well Danz!
muah
marian

sarah said...

love the first bag! and yes, let's trade links!

Christina Lee said...

Very cute finds!

CULTURE CREATORS said...

Why hello Dorothy Dandridge! Thats such a beautiful look on you, great gloves!



xCC

Kira Fashion said...

so cool, love your fancy gloves too! I am mad about them!

a kiss!!!

Couture Carrie said...

D, you are a knockout! I am totally smitten with your new profile pic - you look radiant and fabulous! And the purchy's are quite covetable, particularly that floral dress - love your blazer, too!

xoxox,
CC

Blicious said...

love your dress!

fly tie said...

i like your pose in the first picture. :-)

the white blazer reminds me that i need a white outerwear piece. and the shoes..oooh la la! ha ha!

great finds. thrifting is the best.

*Lady D* said...

Great finds, and You look fantastic in your dress and gloves!
I'm looking for elbow length ones in red,blue and in black for the winter..

dolcechic said...

Love the shoes!!!

AsianCajuns said...

Oooo, well done! I absolutely adore those shoes. You have such a good eye!

♥ Marta ♥ said...

Pretty dress..... and I absolutely love your gloves :)

p said...

wow wow wow. such fab finds

chlozzard said...

love the dress and the shoes!
xx

budget chic said...

Adorable!! I love gloves just set it off right!!

la couturier said...

i love the shoes!

**Queen B** said...

hey dear i havent been on your blog in the longest or blogger in general.. sorry for the late comment..you look so amazing..i love the dress, the shoes, everything..its so cute you dress up just to dress up.

Diana Coronado said...

Wowwwwwww, your dress is lovely !!

Fashion Guru said...

Im loving the white blazer

Vain and Vapid said...

Lovely things, the floral dress is super cute and fits you really well....

Queen G said...

HI. love your blog. post more stuff!!!! kiss

Psyche said...

How fabulous. I love everything!!

bronwyn said...

The vintge dress is perfect, great pattern and colour. It's lovely when you have a good thrifting session, sometimes you don't find anything, sometimes you turn up all sorts of fabulous treasures:)I guess that's what makes thrifting such fun....the thrill of the hunt!

Cammila said...

You're killing me -- you are so effing cute! I mean not just the beautiful way you styled the outfit but you are working it with such attitude and confidence! I love it!

Blonde hair, Blue jeans said...

the last shoes are so original!

river belle said...

I came across this black halter dress with exposed zipper front and while I think the dress looks cool from far, closer inspection reveals a texture that reminds me a lot of a papier mache craft project and that turns me off.

Shay said...

too cute. Love the dress with the gloves!

elanatheone said...

looking lovely!

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heney said...

cute post! i love the know dress with the gloves!
too cute.

heney said...

You have a gorgeous look.You look amazing! Love the prints, the contrast of the color against your skin.

Vintage Swimsuits said...

Love the dress with the gloves!

wholesale women's clothing said...

Like the other said. your dress was cool and also the white blazer, but most caught my attention is the color of the gloves. looks weired but unique.. this is the first time i saw that. love your post!

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