Welcome to the stage your LBD’s little sister, the LWD, aka the little white dress. Similar to your little black dress, the little white dress is a classic beauty. However, as the weather warms up, the little white dress is lighter, carefree and frankly more appealing than your little black dress. The LWD is a spring and summer staple as it’s the best way to instantly create a fresh, crisp and chic look.
There are plenty of ways to wear and customize your little white dress. The beauty of this crisp staple is that it goes with anything, you can dress it up or down, you can go all-out on the accessories, but you can also just throw on some beautiful heels and look polished and stylish. That no-effort factor is what makes the little white dress my fave.
I found this beautiful crochet dress at Asos on sale for $25 on sale, marked down from $58. You should know that I am allergic to paying full price, so of course, getting this beauty on sale made me even more excited to open the package. I immediately fell in love with the scalloped hems, the length is perfect and it’s a dress that I can see myself wearing to so many different occasions in the summer.
Keeping this look fresh and crisp, I paired my little white dress with these gorgeous black and white Jimmy Choo heels. I found these heels at a consignment store, Renaissance Fine Consignment while vacationing in Santa Barbara, CA. These are a pair of classic black and white, sexy heels that can be styled with hundreds of different outfits. If you know your designers, you already know that a pair of Jimmy Choo heels can run over $500 for a pair. Splurging on these beauties, I paid $125. I know for some of you reading this post, you thing that is a lot of money. However, every girl needs a couple pairs of high end designer shoes…and bags.
Paired this look with a black vintage clutch that I thrifted from Salvation Army for $1.50. Thrift stores boxes are the best place to search through for vintage purses. Of course, their prices are always going to blow you away. I choose a simple clutch to allow my little white dress to shine.
Add a pair of round sunnies and this unique bracelet and this outfit was ready for showtime!
Do you have a little white dress? How do you style your LWD?
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When I travel, I research the thrift, consignment and vintage stores in the area. I recently visited Las Vegas and was not disappointed in the few stores that I did have the opportunity to visit.
One particular store that I was very happy to visit was a vintage store called the Glam Factory Vintage in the Arts District of Las Vegas. The clothes are impeccable, beautiful, and elegant. Men and women can find outfits that bring back the timeless sexy styles of the past. When I saw this blue vintage dress I immediately prayed that it would fit. As you know vintage pieces tend to run rather small, so you honestly never know, unless you try it on. That is one of the rules with thrifting, ALWAYS try your pieces on.
The dress cost $35, but, simply asking the owner if she was willing to come down was all it took. I paid $25 for it and super happy with this purchase. I love the abstract pattern, the vibrant blue and white color and the fit is perfect. I especially love the high collar with this dress. While I might not be one to rock vintage pieces often, I am very comfortable wearing this piece.
If you follow me on this blog, rocking bright colors is just my thing. I opted to add another pop of color with this outfit with these orange Jessica Simpson patent leather heels from Ross Dress For Less. I have had these heels forever, but they are such a go-to addition when I want to add pops of color. I added this orange vintage clutch, which I scored for only $2 from a Goodwill in DC, to complete the look.
Have you styled a vintage piece lately?
Happy New Year! My first post of the year. I took a mini break during the holidays, but I am so happy to be back and I am looking forward to see what this year has to offer to this blog of mine. I am starting off the year by taking it back to the 60s with this gorgeous green mod dress.
Short for “modernist” style, the mod style first emerged in the late 1950s and was popularized throughout the mid 60s and can be traced back to the suburban areas of Britain. Most notably; miniskirts, bold colors and prints are all hallmarks of the style.
I found this beauty at Buffalo Exchange, one of my all time favorite consignment stores here in San Diego. The price – $13.00. I could not believe it myself. What a score for such a gorgeous dress! Some other awesome pieces from Buffalo Exchange has also graced this blog in the past, here and here. I simply LOVE this place. If you have one in your area, it is definitely worth checking them out — and no, this is not a sponsored post.
I paired the dress with the most comfortable boots I own. They are Jessica Simpson and were purchased from Ross Dress For Less a few months ago for $24.00 on clearance. Yes, that’s right, Jessica Simpson’s boots under $25.00. If I love the little ruffles on the sides and of course, the comfort is amazing! If you have been following me, you know that if I must shop retail, Ross is definitely my first stop.
Completing this outfit is this beautiful purse that I purchased at The Spare Room, a consignment shop in San Diego over a year ago. The purse cost $18. If you follow me, you would know that might sound a little pricey. But this is a true vintage piece and the embroidery and the sequins on this purse are absolutely beautiful. I would probably have paid more for this beauty.
The gold accessories in this look all came from the clearance racks of Charming Charlie, pieces all under $5.00. I can’t tell you just how awesome that place is for accessories, and their clearance sections is so worth the wait!
This look from head to toe is about $65.00! If you are reading this post and never ventured out to a thrift or consignment shop, I want you to know that you are truly missing out.
This week, Keren Charles of Two Stylish Kays and I are showing off vintage! Check out Keren’s blog for the details on this vintage dress that is simply gorgeous and ultra flattering.
I will be honest with you. I don’t own that many pieces that are vintage or even vintage inspired. But, adding more vintage pieces to my wardrobe is definitely on my thrift wish list for 2015. I decided to give this dress a try as a recent outfit for brunch with some friends.
You won’t believe me when I say that I paid only $1.00 for this dress at Thrift Traders here in San Diego. Although the price was definitely right, I wasn’t too sure of the style. I am not entirely comfortable rocking vintage pieces as the last thing I want to do when I dress, is to age myself. However, I absolutely loved the ruffles at the top, with the gold piping and of course the high collar. I have no clue who made this dress as the tag was removed. But, vintage or not, it’s a little black dress and I figured I could add some elements to the dress to modernize it just a little.
To add a contemporary flair to the dress, I added a skinny animal print belt that I bought from Goodwill for $2.00. Can you believe my belt was more than the dress? Seriously, thrifting is just the way to go!
Completing the outfit, I opted for some simple black Nine West ankle-strap heels that I recently acquired from Ross Dress For Less for only $17.00 on clearance. Finally, I added my new favorite clutch. Of course, it’s thrifted from Unique Thrift in the Bronx, New York for $2.00.
Entire outfit, $22.00.
Now, it’s time to jump into our Thrift Sisters link up! We apologize for missing last week’s link up. Holiday times get a little hectic. But, we are back this week and so very excited to see what you have for us. Keren and I launched our Thrift Sisters link up, encouraging you to post thrifted or thrifty priced items to this link up. We are very appreciative of those who take the time to link up their great outfits. This week’s featured Thrift Sister is Tatiana from We Shop In Heels! We love how she styled her gorgeous tribal print poncho. Check out her blog for some great fashion ideas at affordable prices.
Now it’s your turn to join us this week. Please note that you can still link up with us even your items are not thrifted. We are looking for your favorite thrifted OR thrifty priced item. Go ahead and link away for a chance to be featured as our next Thrift Sister!
This thrifted peplum blazer is seriously chic! I mean, it is a peplum, polka dot blazer. I have told you before, I LOVE polka dots, as you can see here, here and here. Well, you get the picture. Now the peplum trend is one that I probably will never let go. It’s a good thing that I am not a slave to trends. If I like it, I will wear it until I don’t anymore. I came across this peplum blazer at Thrift Traders here in San Diego and paid $5.00 for it.
The blazer was designed by Et Al by Ronnie Rosado according to one of the tags. Another tag on the blazer was an Int. Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) label in red, white and blue prominently displaying the Made in U.S.A. slogan. If you are trying to date your vintage pieces these ILGWU tags are most helpful. If there are no ILGWU labels then most likely, the piece is not vintage. In this case, since it was the red, white and blue tag, I know the piece was made anywhere from between 1974 and 1995. A quick search on google for Et Al Ronnie Rosado and I quickly learned that the designer was an 80s designer. Just some quick tips on dating vintage pieces.
But, back to this gorgeous blazer. I love the double peplum ruffles. Check out that awesome gold piping on the edges and to top it off it has gold polka dots!!!
Of course, feeling the gold in the blazer, I figured why not go all out with a gold sequin shirt. I thrifted this gold sequin shirt from Goodwill for $4.00. Certainly, you must already know that I have a true thing for sequins and will find a way to wear them at various occasions, day or night. I have certainly given you some ideas of rocking your sequin finds here, here and here.
As I was only heading to drinks with the ladies, I paired the blazer and sequin top with some skinny jeans and my black mesh booties. I added a glittery gold clutch that was a definite score from Marshalls at $5.00 on clearance and was ready for an evening out.
Have you come across pieces that you needed to date? What are your tips for dating vintage pieces?
Link Ups: I Would So Rock This, Whitney Nic James, Induffinitely Me, Rhea Et Cetera