Style File: vintage 70s dress, Gap cardi, and Coach bag | Thriftanista in the City


Style File: vintage 70s dress, Gap cardi, and Coach bag

I love the knife pleats on this vintage dress. When I picked it up during the Black Friday haul, my eyes lit up. I imagined myself twirling in it! It has such a flirty shape. As I said before, I am thinking of chopping it into just a skirt. I haven't decided yet so I'm wearing it with a sweater over it. The fabric is really thin. It works as a skirt, yes?

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I like the dress I just think I will get more wear out of it as a skirt. As a dress, it gives off a 70's disco vibe and I definitely don't see the "disco" much these days.

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I was also able to work the Anne Klein skinny belt into my outfit. That is until I ate several tacos then it  took up residence in my bag.

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This is the only thrifted Coach bag I haven't sold. It is one of my favorite finds.

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I had forgotten about my $5 black cardigan. It was hidden in the black hole that is my closet. Well worth every penny. I wore the sh*.. it a lot last year. It's starting to peel a bit. Time to search for another. 

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I've seen this exact sweater in a couple of different colors. They've never made it home with me because I'm trying to stop buying duplicate items. Now that I need a replacement I'm sure to never spot one again.

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cardigan // Gap / thrifted
belt // Anne Klein / thrifted
vintage dress // home sewn / thrifted
tights // Worthington
booties // Born
vintage bag // Coach / thrifted

My weekend involved tacos with good friends. How about you? Did you end up with a belt in your bag?


Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

I love how the all black lets the print really stand out. You styled this perfectly!

Stop back by my blog on Wednesday, this post would be perfect for my link up Diaries of a Bargainista!

New York State of Mom said...

CUTE!! I love that you're wearing a dress and you can't even tell talk about working the closet! CUTE

Babblings of a Mommy said...

Great outfit! Love the contrast.

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Tia said...

I love that skirt!!! Posts like this makes me wish I thrifted more often. I love thrifting for dresses but I should really start looking at bags and accessories too.

Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth said...

Why am I never this lucky at the thrift store? And I have an eye... for other people....

laniza said...

Yup, it does work as a skirt. I'm trying not to buy duplicates, too. At least you know that your style is consistent if you're attracted to the same things over and over, haha!

Kenya Hunter said...

I love this look! Definitely works as a skirt! I wouldn't have ever known! Nice find!

xo, Kenya

Kenya L Fashion Blog

Fashion Pad said...

Oh wow I absolutely LOVE how you styled this look. I have never have known it was a dress. This look is FAB!!!

Megan, said...

love the sweater with the skirt!
Xo Megan,

Niecy Taylor said...


Ask Nia B said...

Gorg! I really like the colors in your "skirt-dress" ;-)

FabEllis | Beauty, Fashion + Natural Hair said...

I love this! Your skirt is amazing!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

This is a cute outfit!!!

Suburban Style Challenge said...

Ahahaha I've totally ended up with my belt in my bag before! I love the dress as a skirt, and it's one of my favorite "double your wardrobe" tricks. Love the pattern on this dress... pretty and unique, but it still works with a lot. Great find (as always, haha)!

Nikki said...

The black tights totally let the skirt's colors pop! Love it!
Nikki at

That's My Mama said...

I love this look! The dress/skirt is really pretty and its perfect toned down with the black. If you ever wanna unload the dress....:)

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

What a gorgeous dress that is. Love the print!

Jeannee said...

Gorgeous, yes! See, it would never occur to it that it works as a skirt, but - it does! ty for the inspiration!!!

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