The bad thing about shopping for The Thriftanista Closet is that I find stylish goodies that I want to keep for myself. My closet is getting pretty stuffed and I seriously need to scale back. There's no way I'm letting my Goodwill birthday discount coupon go to waste though. I visited my favorite Northbrook store and picked this Akira ruffled dress.
I love everything about it except for the neckline. It has ruffles and an elastic waist (my fav). The pink and green color combo is light and summery. That straight cut across the top is awkward on my body and all of that arm exposure just isn't comfortable for me. It would have helped if I had remembered to adjust the straps a bit. Nah. I walked around all day with this beautiful dress unflatteringly saggy up top.
My solution? A jean jacket and this is not one of those coolish Chicago days. It's friggin' hot in the city! I kept my jacket on most of the day. I thought of strap adjustment at the end of the day. Womp. Womp.
Jean jackets have been a white whale for me in the past. I could not find the perfect one at a good price. So glad to have found this one. I am absolutely positively in love with it and will have it forever. I think. Unless my fashion fickle has other plans. So far, it doesn't.
It's the perfect coverup. A little hot on the warm, sunny days but I didn't feel weighted down or inappropriately dressed like I would have throwing a sweater over it.
I don't like covering this one though. It's adorable and all of the details should be seen. Even though I'm coveting this little cutie for myself, I think the dress would look better on some other thriftanista. If this is your style, you'll find it over in The Thriftanista Closet.
How's your summer thrifting going? What styles are you coveting?
THRIFT Gap jean jacket - Akira dress - Foster Grant Sunglasses GIFT Steve Madden sandals