Thrifty Threads: New Meets Vintage

Posted On Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
Filed Under: shopping, Style Guide, Thrifty Threads 365

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I know some people who wear vintage from head to toe. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I love mixing a touch of vintage with contemporary threads. And that’s exactly what I did last weekend. I’ve become kinda obsessed with Kohl’s since I used a pair of their brocade shorts for my last Today Show appearance. And in particular, I’ve become a fan of the LC Lauren Conrad line. From the jeans to the tops and especially the dresses, the pieces are flirty, sweet and super feminine.

So I was excited when I was sent this Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s dress. It’s A-line {a flattering shape for all sizes} and has adorable cut outs at the top.

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I could have added a few edgy accessories to funk the dress up a bit, but I love how sweet and fun it is. A thin belt and sparkly peep toes gave it a few pops of color and I grabbed my vintage wicker purse I recently scored from the Goodwill Outlet.

goodwill outlet, goodwill outlet nyc A few bangles on my wrists rounded out the accessories.  The cheetah bangle is brand spankin’ new but I also added my printed bangle that’s on its last leg {but I just can’t seem to part with it} and a pink and gold chunky bracelet I’ve also had forever.

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Dress and cheetah bangle: c/o Kohl’s // Purse: vintage from the Goodwill Outlet // Bangles: flea market finds // Shoes: random shop in SoHo

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