I'm not much of a fast fashion kind of girl and $15 (retail not thrift) dresses aren't how I want to build my closet. Every now and again, I come across a flimsy dress that captures my heart. That would be this semi backless cutie from my last Goodwill thrift haul.
This dress is an explosion of colors plus it's light and airy. It's perfection for a warm weather day. It's also the perfect mini length for me. It's short but I don't feel overexposed. I love the back cut out too. It's long enough to cover my bra strap and it only exposes the smallest part of my back. It also gets super cool points for being lined and having an elastic waist. *raises the roof*
Those are the qualities that prompted me to buy it. I won't make a habit of it because I'm too old to wear cheap (quality) clothes. I enjoy natural, breathable fibers. Cotton is indeed the fabric of my life. I need to have tight seams that aren't in danger of popping with every move. I need to know my pretty dress isn't going to unravel in the washing machine and its threads aren't going to wrap around all the other clothes and get my pressure up while I try to cut the giant ball of tangle loose.
Thrift shopping has impacted my style in so many ways. I've become much more discerning but every now and then a dress like this comes along. Let's take bets on how long it lasts!
The sandal are brand new thrift from a haul last year. The cutouts remind me of a butterfly and they have the heel height I like. I can walk in them. I'm pretty sure I've never owned peach colored shoes either. I thought about giving them the paint job because it was such an unusual shoe color for me. Now that I've worn them, I think I'll just work outfits out around them.
What attracts you at the thrift store?
THRIFT Chord floral dress - Gianni Bini pumps GIFT Accessory Mercado necklace - Wanderlust + Co. ring