Thrifty Threads – $5 Vintage

Posted On Friday, July 8th, 2011
Filed Under: Thrifty Threads 365

You guys remember when I purchased this vintage dress from the Salvation Army? It was initially bought for my LA trip to see a taping of Oprah’s final post Oscar show. But the weather was a bit crisp so she stayed packed away in my luggage. Well I finally got around to wearing it five months later.

A lime green dress with shoulder pads sounds all wrong but it’s the details that make this frock so fun: draping at the waist, deep v-neck and paisley like print.

My accessories were minimal, just a couple of thin necklaces, my favorite Michael Kors strappy sandals and an orange clutch for a punch of color.

It wasn’t until I looked at the photos that I  realized I went with a citrus color scheme: lemon (gold accessories), lime (green dress) and orange (clutch).

Dress: vintage, thrifted for $5 // Necklaces: gifted from Nordstrom and from grandma’s closet // Heels: Michael Kors, gifted // Clutch: thrifted

Week 44 of my Thrifty Threads 365 challenge (a full year where I only buy second-hand clothing) is down. Only 8 more weeks to go!


Psst: When you get a chance, check me out in the Atlanta Post. They named me one of their top Budget Fashion Bloggers. Thanks to everyone for the love and support.

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23 thoughts on “Thrifty Threads – $5 Vintage

    • Ashley!!! Yes, we need to go thrifting not now, but right now. Just let me know when you’re in the city and you know I’m ready! 

  1. That dress is Fabulous on you! Love the accessories too. You’ve inspired me to  head to the thrift store 🙂

    • Yay, I’m so happy I inspired you to thrift. Let me know if you find any good stuff, which I know you will! 

  2. this dress was MADE for you! the cut the color, it’s gorgeous and you’re beautiful, as always!

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