vintage dress + thrift sisters link up

vintage dress - thrifting diva 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.

vintage dress - thrifting diva vintage dress - thrifting diva 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.

vintage dress - thrifting diva vintage dress - thrifting diva 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.

vintage dress - thrifting diva vintage dress - thrifting diva vintage dress - thrifting diva 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!

vintage dress - thrifting diva vintage dress - thrifting diva vintage dress - thrifting diva 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.

Thrift Sisters Link Up Feature 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!

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17 Comments

  1. Oh gorgeous Ayana. That dress is so fun and unique with the tiered flounce on top. You chose the perfect earrings and belt to accessorize with. You look beautiful!

  2. You’re right. I don’t believe you only spent $1.00 on that dress, and $2.00 on that belt. How can you look so amazing spending less than I did on my coffee this morning!! Gorgeous!

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