February 16, 2011

11/30: Mocha

This dress... I bought it before Christmas at a Salvation Army that I had never been to as I was out of town visiting my aunt and uncle. I was delighted with the find. I love shirt dresses and this one had a perfectly full skirt. Plus, it's made by Coldwater Creek, which I have found to be a great brand. Their items are usually out of my price range, though - this cute denim shirt dress is $89.95. My dress? It cost my $3.50. Salvation Army to the rescue, yet again!

11/30: Mocha
Dress: Coldwater Creek, thrifted, $3.50
Belt: Liz Claiborne, thrifted, $1
Necklace: Kohl's, old
Gold Bangle: ??, old and HEAVY
Boots: St. John's Bay, thrifted, $4.60
Argyle Socks: Xhilaration, Target, $3.50 (clearance)
Glasses: SEE Eyewear

I'm not going to lie. I think my favorite thing about this dress is the way it swishes. Yes, swishes. I can walk and have the full skirt hit my arms as I walk. Something about that feels very dramatic, fun and pretty... am I the only one who loves this?

And, yes, that is my front door decorated for Valentine's Day. I'll take the hearts down soon, I swear.

11/30: Mocha

This bracelet looks great but can be a bit uncomfortable. It has incredible weight to it so it tends to clang against everything all day long. I typically wear bracelets on my left wrist because I am left-handed - wearing bracelets on my right hand feels strange. This normally does not pose an issue until I wear this one and try to write all day long... its weight wins and before long, it is switched to my right wrist.

I can't wait to style this dress in different ways - I felt I should keep it original and simple the first time I wore it.

17 comments:

  1. What a fab find. This dress looks so great on you and I imagine the swishing skirt is terribly fun to wear. Love this look all around.

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  2. YOU ARE KIDDING ME WITH THIS DRESS. It looks absolutely perfect on you!!!!!

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  3. Total, perfect dress...what a steal....Id love one:)

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  4. full skirts are pretty much one of my most favorite things EVER! and this dress for under $4?! perfect!

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  5. Love the swish-factor! So fun.
    and it's such a beautiful bargain, too!

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  6. You are definitely not alone. There are few things I love more than a swishy skirt. Plus, swishy usually equals full, which is super-duper flattering and ladylike.
    This color is very beautiful against your skin and hair, especially with those boots.
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  7. What a beautifully shaped dress!

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  8. Great find! That dress looks amazing on you. And I love the socks peeking out from those boots!

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  9. A fabulous dress like that for only $3.50! AMAZING. And I'm so jealous for that find.
    Also, those hearts on your door are so magical and cute. I want to do that to my door now :)
    Have a great weekend!

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  10. I have never seen a thrift find FIT someone so well! It looks made for you, Katie. The color, the swish, everything :)

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  11. The shape of this dress is so perfect and flattering! I am impressed.

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  12. Gorgeous dress and I love swishy dresses too!

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  13. love your dress paired w/ the necklace girl! :)

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  14. Great dress, I love the color too! Your hair style is really cute!

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  15. Gorgeous dress, darling!
    Love the necklace, too!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  16. Ah! I LOVE this look! Definitely a sweet find. Love it!

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