{SAHM Style} Timeless Vintage Polka Dot Shirtdress | Thriftanista in the City

11.05.2014

{SAHM Style} Timeless Vintage Polka Dot Shirtdress

Of course Saks Fifth Avenue would create a shirtdress that looks great 40 years later. It has a super fly collar that I covered up this time around. Otherwise, it's pretty timeless. That's my favorite kind of vintage to thrift. 

timeless vintage shirtdress

To further update the dress, I surrounded it with modern touches. The sweater breaks up the pattern a bit and gives me a layer of warmth as the fabric is rather thin. I reigned in the super a-line with my free belt from the Graceland thrift haul

polka dot shirtdress

The scarf is vintage but it's in the timeless realm too.  I found it at an estate sale. At the time, I thought it was rather expensive at $10 but I've gotten so much use out of it. I wear it all the time. It's cozy and always gives the perfect pop of color for any outfit.

corso como wedge boots

Having a thrifted closet, makes for very interesting and unique pieces. I've never gone in search of polka dots but I've ended up with pieces in navy, blackorange, and even pink

how to wear polka dots

My only non thrift pieces are the boots and bag. Even though the prices were retail, I'm ok with that. They're both been in my closet for a few years but I haven't tired of them and I can see myself wearing them for many years to come. I wonder if they'll last over 40 years like the shirtdress.

polka dots pinterest

I will definitely be trying a belted sweater combo again. I'm really diggin it. I feel very spruced up but I'm still casual and comfortable. The day was running errands and folding laundry only but definitely taking myself to lunch next time I wear it.

Are you a polka dot fan? What's your favorite polka color?

casual sahm style
THRIFT Vintage Saks Fifth Ave Shirtmaker LTD shirtdress - American Eagle Outfitters sweater - vintage yellow scarf - bow belt - vintage Foster Grant sunglasses RETAIL Corso Como wedge boots GIFT Michael Kors bag

***in other news***

Look what I found in the backyard. New friends for Violet!

Linking up with the lovely ladies of Monday MingleThrifters Anonymous, and What I Wore Wednesday.

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7 comments

Stephanie said...

I love this outfit! Polka dots are my fave. :)

Ashleigh said...

Polka dots are my absolute fave, and I love this. You're like Lucille Ball 2014 in the shirt dress!
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Barbara Bermond said...

You look fantastic, I love this polka dots dress, and with these boots it's perfect!

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Anonymous said...

Ooh, what could be better than a vintage polka dot shirt-dress? I love this paired with mustard, and tan riding boots.

Marigene said...

Awesome outfit! Yes, I do like black/white polka dots...
Have a wonderful weekend...

Ayana Pitterson said...

This outfit is FALLTASTIC! Beautiful polka dots and love the pairing with the tights and those boots. You look great.

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www.thriftingdiva.com

Dina's Days said...

Can't believe that dress is 40 years old. Making old pieces new again for everyday wear is my favorite thing to do and gets my adrenaline going. Yellow is such a beautiful color on you! This is the perfect fall outfit.

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