Thrift Find: Blue Jewel Tone Mini Dress | Thriftanista in the City

3.25.2013

Thrift Find: Blue Jewel Tone Mini Dress

I had a bit of thrift binge last week and went shopping 2 days last week! One of my finds is this blue jewel tone wrinkled dress. It definitely caught my eye with it's vibrant hue. Elastic waist and ruffles? Yes and yes. 

LC Lauren Conrad dress

It's a dropped waist too. I like dropped waists because they actually hit me at my natural waist whereas most elastic waistlines hit just under my bustline.

Found it on a 50% off day so it was $3.50!

I threw it in the cart even though I wasn't sure of how it was going to look on me. It's a junior's line and it's 2 sizes bigger than my normal size. It's also sleeveless and I have a fat arm issue

Kohls LC Lauren Conrad dress

When it comes to thrift shopping though, grab what you like and sort it out later. You may choose to leave it behind before checkout but at least it's safe in your cart. Someone else may have their eye on it too. 

Kohls LC Lauren Conrad dress

For example, I was looking through the wallets and saw a Gucci one that matched the thrifted bag. I was checking out the details on random wallet before seeing what Gucci was about (real, fake, condition, etc). As I was putting random wallet in its proper place, a vulture woman with eagle eyes and sharp claws scooped Gucci wallet even though my hand was about an inch from it. 

Kohls LC Lauren Conrad dress

Moral of the story. Grab now. Sort the details later.

Kohls LC Lauren Conrad dress

Anyway, I have this lovely and a few other nice pieces so I'm still a happy girl. Spring hasn't actually sprung over this way so I wore it with 2 pairs of tights and the military jacket with the awesome details.

Kohls LC Lauren Conrad dress
THRIFT Verdi vintage purple clutch - LC Lauren Conrad dress - Allen B military jacket - gold tone belt as necklace last worn as a bracelet RETAIL black tights - crochet tights - Betsey Johnson booties

In other news, I won a scholarship to attend SoFabCon! I was so excited to hear my name in the announcement video that I startrd screaming and scared the crap out of Violet! 

I'm looking forward to meeting some of my fellow bloggers, learning, and experiencing my very first blog conference!

Congratulations to Brook who won the Shutterfly giveaway! Be on the lookout for another giveaway coming in early April.

16 comments

Aracely said...

Great outfit, love that 2nd photo you look awesome! Congrats on the scholarship!

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

Very nice dress! I love how you paired it and made it winter/spring/whatever appropriate. LOL!

Goody said...

Congrats and sofabcon and i love the way you rocked this...that blue is awesome!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I absolutely love that dress! You can't beat cobalt in my book!

Babblings of a Mommy said...

Love your outfit. That military blazer is awesome!

-Jenny
http://www.babblingsofamommy.com/2013/03/ootd-custom-little-black-dress.html

xoxo Kellz* said...

I live for thrift finds gosh xoxo

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Silhouette de Femme said...

First of all love that Jacket & dress! Thrifting can be brutal as I have had women actually take things from my cart! Congratulations on the blog conference that will be so exciting! Now I am off to check out all your links lol!
Denise

Cam | Bibs and Baubles said...

I'm kinda obsessing over that jacket. It's just perfect. I had been looking for one for a while. Love the tights too.

Confessions Of A City Girl said...

Nice outfit

~Sherine
Confessions Of A City Girl / Check out my eyewear line Enerjiee

Tia Lou said...

Wearing 2 pairs of tights is such an awesome idea. May have to try that tomorrow since I'm missing my dresses and spring is still nowhere to be found in Atlanta!?! Love your entire outfit especially the jacket!

Lindsay said...

Love the dress paired with that jacket. I'd say it was a pretty good find!

laniza said...

Congratulations!! I like your advice on thrifting because it's so true--"grab now, sort later".

Chandra said...

perfect dress to carry you thru the seasons! and i need to be more of a grabber. i've missed out on some cute finds because i left them on the rack!...lesson learned! have a good day;)

Chioma said...

that dress is pretty on you! i always grab a ton of stuff in my basket and try them on, doesn't matter the size and i keep an eye out for vultures too lol

~Chioma
C's Evolution of Style

MissRockwell said...

Really pretty look-your hair is gorgeous pulled back like that!

http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

Karen Curtis said...

This came together so well! You can wear this dress in different season with the right layers and/or accessories.


-Karen
www.yourstylistkaren.com

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