Monday, May 31, 2010

Lazy Monday - Don't Steal My Sunshine

I took a bundle of stuff to my favourite second-hand shop yesterday. I got $60 in trade-in! Of course, I "spent" it right away!

I found this awesome dress for only $19.00:
It's wool, and is actually a tiny black/white tweed (I know, it looks grey, we'll call it grey). I wasn't sure about the style, because I usually go for more fitted cuts, but if the weather every decides to stop raining (grrr!), I'll be happy to have a lightweight loose dress to wear for work.

It's from the Gap (ha, size 2, oh, you Gapsters and your vanity sizing! I'm so not a size 2!), and is marked Holiday 08, so it's going on two years old. It doesn't appear to have been worn.
And it has pockets! I also really like the flat-ish neck ruffles and the wee pouffy sleeves. Inigo's checking out the shoes.

I really wanted to wear my new zipper rose pin that I got at the Victoria & Albert museum with it:
I didn't want to go solid black with accessories, so I punched it up with the yellow scarf (saving my rain-hat-headed hair) and my yellow cuff.

The stuff:
I got my foot smunched by a large man while playing Ultimate on Saturday, so I had to baby my toes in my Tsubos. The scarf was 2 for $5 in a thrift shop a couple of months ago. I like the acorn and oak leaf pattern on it.

A close-up of the stuff:
Isn't the zipper rose cool?

Dress (Gap, consignment), shoes (Tsubo), scarf (thrifted), pin (V&A Museum gift shop), cuff (thrifted), ring (Club Monaco), earrings (The Cobbler).

16 comments:

  1. I got a Gap t-shirt in an XS recently and it was waaaaay too big. Ridiculous!

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  2. Adorable outfit! The yellow gives it a punch of color. I love the little details of this outfit. I didn't even realize the zipper rose wasn't attached to the dress. It goes perfectly.

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  3. LOVE that dress. And with the pop of yellow-awesome!

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  4. That dress is so cute! I love the color. And the zipper rose is awesome!

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  5. That dress is beautiful. It looks great on you and YES you had to ask... I WANT YOUR ZIPPER PIN.
    It's something you can wear in your head, on your wrist, on your waist... oh I secretly want one.

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  6. Oh, I love that dress. It's fun to have something that's not fitted once in a while. I am so in love with that yellow cuff! Every time you wear it a drool! HA!

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  7. Wants me that zippa pin! This may require a trip across the pond. . . bwah haa haa ha!!! No tears; you wear it well, Sheila. The yellow scarf is perfection, both style and color.

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  8. Wendy, I agree, their sizing has gotten out of hand. Puh-leese. I am a size 6-8, not a 2.

    Megan, thanks, that was the intention.

    MAMom, thanks!

    ShyGirl, thank you so much! Thank you also for de-lurking and commenting. I do appreciate it. :)

    Lorena, thanks! Ah, sorry! I checked the V&A website shopping section and it's not on there. :( I bet you could make one.

    Alison, yeah, that's what drew me - it's very different from my usual style. I know, I love the cuff too. :)

    Jean, sorry! I even checked the V&A website to see if they had it in their shop (no). I bet it wouldn't be hard to make.

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  9. So cute and that yellow makes it fun! Love the zipper pin too.

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  10. Good Golly, Sheila!!!

    Look what I found while attempting to track down a zipper pin of my very own:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/katecusack

    Unfortunately, WAY out of my current price range.

    But then, I consulted with "Aunt Martha" and learned this:
    http://www.marthastewart.com/article/zipper-flower-pins

    Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with that etsy shop, nor is MS really my "aunt"; please feel free to remove the link(s) if they're inappropriate.

    Hugs to Inigo,
    Jean

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  11. Jean, those links are awesome! Thank you so much! Next time I wear the pin, I'll take a picture of the back and will link to those sites. Thank you!

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  12. LOVE! The color combo, the details in the dress...all are fabulous. I need to catch up and read about this magnificent trip you were on!

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  13. Thanks, FA! Just click on the link in the sidebar, or "London & Paris" in the tags at the bottom of the post.

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  14. The dress may not be as fitted as your usual style, but it is still very figure flattering. You look tiny and so very tall - a great combo in my book. And have you ever worn your hair with a scarf like that before? I don't remember seeing it - it's so much fun on you.

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  15. Thanks, Tina!

    I wore my hair tied with my orange scarf on a weekend a couple of weeks ago (with my turquoise jacket). I don't usually wear scarves in my hair because they fall out (my hair is very slippery).

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