Daily Outfit: 8/16/10

Vintage red lace dress, thrifted
Scarf as belt, thrifted
Tan shoes, Acrea, courtesy Tsubo
Bracelet, Fossil
Necklace, self-made
Earrings, don’t remember

Yesterday I got a special treat! I got to have lunch and go thrifting with Clare, La Historiadora de la Moda, Futurelint, and Kristin! This vintage red lace-overlay dress was my superscore: All of $4 and it fits beautifully. I feel like it’s a bit formal for work, but I absolutely couldn’t resist wearing it, so I dressed it down a bit with these accessories. (That scarf gets a lot of use when I want to do red with tan.)


And I think it’ll have great layering possibilities come fall. Throw on some boots and studs, and you’ve got a Dame Viv look to die for.

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  • Jodi

    you look awesome in Red!! cute dress! this is me procrastinating and reading blogs rather than working!!!

  • lisa

    So pretty!! Love the shade of red against your fair complexion, all-over lace, and flattering A-line silhouette.

  • La Historiadora de Moda

    Yay! I love it even more on you!

    Thanks for showing us around the thrifting scene yesterday!

  • Caroline

    mmmmm, STUNNING dress. I wouldn't have been able to resist wearing it too!! I will enjoy seeing how you remix it for colder weather too.

  • Yess

    you're so PRETTY! SO PRETTY. That dress fits beautifully, and you're so PRETTY!

  • Frances Joy

    Stunning! And you really do look amazing in red.

  • WendyB

    Amazing, amazing find!

  • myedit

    Super score is right. I love being overly fancy for no reason so I bet you were one chic lady at work in this dress.

  • Kat

    Amazing find–that dress is gorgeous on you!

    Yeah, thrifting is frugal, environmentally friendly, and so on, but that sort of find is what makes it *fun*.

  • Heather

    Looks beautiful Great Score~ And how fun your thrifting excursion sounds~ Enjoy your new Treasure ~Heather

  • Audi

    That dress is smokin', Sal! Red is really your color. And I'm so jealous of your bloggy outing!

  • Sarah O.

    You look beeeeeeeeuuuuuutttttiiiiiffffffuuuullllll!

  • Stephanie

    ooooh! I'm in love with that red!!! the middle pic is a good shot of you.

  • Melissa

    I can NOT believe that dress was $4! That's amazing! You look absolutely stunning in it and the color is fantastic, too.

  • Lorena

    That is a gorgeous dress. Now I want a red dress.

  • Tiffany

    Gorgeous dress! And I love red with tan. Perfect.

  • Courtney

    Wow. That dress is stunning! It looks like it was made for you! I can't believe you found that thrifting.

  • leah

    That is a really nicely cut dress and it's true, it does fit you like a glove. So flattering! You could never find a dress like this in a normal retail store. Anyone in San Francisco want to go thrifting with me?

  • Sidewalk Chalk

    Holy moley, what a awesome group of ladies to meet up with!

    That dress is divine — what a beautiful find. The red lace is so pretty. You did an awesome job dressing it down.

  • Dana

    Gorgeous!!!!! And did you ever score? I am embarrassed to say how much I spent on a red dress that's at the tailor right now. The dress looks like it was made for you!!!

  • Chalkdust and Boots

    That dress is gorgeous, and it sounds as if you had great thrifting buddies!

  • IrishRedRose

    Holy cow, Sal. This MIGHT just be the most flattering piece of clothing I've ever seen you in. Just stunning!! and your perfect shade of red. Can't wait to see how you re-do it for fall and winter. Congrats on a really stellar find. I'd be jealous but you look so great I simply can't. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Catherine

    Oooh….dress envy!!! It looks perfect on you! Well done you – great find!

  • casey

    Oh my! What a lucky thrift-score (and for only $4)–wowza!!! I love how you made it a bit more casual too; dressing-down lace can be tricky, but you did an excellent job! Love!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    โ™ฅ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

  • lyrebirdgully

    Good golly Sal, you've done it again. Broken another fashion rule and thrown it away for good! Haven't I read over and over again in style manuals that below-the knee dress lengths are frumpy and unflattering? Well, you show us here just how flattering a vintage skirt length can be. I notice in particular that the skirt length is beautifully balanced out at the top by the wide neckline and the cap sleeves. The whole frock has that wonderful Grace Kelly quality of being both demure and sexy at the same time. Definitely a possibility for Sal's Most Flattering Frock! here's wishing you luck in finding more frocks in this style.

  • Kristin

    love how you accessorized this amazing find, and the fact that you just couldn't wait to wear it! I'm very much the same way, just haven't gotten around to laundering my lil' denim bolero yet.

    It was such a pleasure to meet you, and thank you for the introduction to Twin Cities thrifting! I'd love to adventure again sometime :o)

  • Sheila

    Oh my gosh, what a gorgeous dress! I want!

    Plus, I'm so envious that you got to meet some fellow bloggers!

  • Laura

    The dress is gorgeous Sal!!!

  • Alli

    That dress is GORGEOUS! You look absolutely fabulous.

  • Kelly

    I cannot believe that dress was $4! It is AMAZING! You look gorgeous in it.

  • orchidsinbuttonholes

    That sounds like such a fun day with a great group! How fun! I adore this dress – the color is amazing on you, and I love the full skirt. Gorgeous, Sal!

  • Jenny

    Oh man, I love that dress. On you. You look wonderful!

  • Sandra @ Debutanteclothing.com

    Oh I love that dress. Perfect silhouette!

  • Clare

    I gotta say, the lighting in Valu Thrift didn't do that baby justice. It is 10X more beautiful in these pictures, and it was pretty damn stunning when you tried it on.

    And I can't get your adorable "it fits me!" dance out of my head!!

    SOOO wonderful to see you again. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • AbraCat

    That dress is ridiculously awesome. That's all I can say.

  • Zeynep

    OMG! I LOVE that dress.

  • Megan Mae

    Beautiful dress. And only $4!! Ridiculous(ly awesome).

  • Emma at Daily Clothes Fix

    That dress is a great find and I love it with the scarf.

  • Meream

    THAT IS GORGEOUS! And only $4??? I am so so so jealous. That beats my Tsumori Chisato score. Haha

  • Dorky Medievalist

    WOW! This dress was made for you.

  • Future Lint

    oooh FABULOUS! That's the only word! So glad you found some gems on our little trip!

  • GlitrVamp

    What a sweet thrift store score! I love the simplicity of it. With layering, you can make that dress work for so many looks I bet.

  • Anonymous

    You should shorten it a couple inches you have nice legs anyway and that length makes you look a little short

  • Kyla

    Gorg!

  • Yvette

    I adore the dress. What a great score. It fits you so beautifully.