Adventures of a Treasure Hunter :: Dresses

So this first outfit wasn’t thrifted, but I did get both items for a steal so it’s belongs in the treasure hunting category. This dress I found at Banana Republic (can you tell I love the brand and used to work for the company?) and it was the last one in the clearance section, in my size, marked down 80%. If that isn’t a sign, I don’t know what is.

The shoes I found at Kohl’s while looking for some sensible wedding photography sketcher flats. These were neither sensible nor flats, but it was a 50% off shoes day, and I happened to have a $10 off coupon from a mailer and I opened up a Kohl’s card that day to get another 20% off, so I paid $11 for them. I have a list of basics in my head that I’m always on the lookout for, and the perfect pair of platform black heels has been on it for a while. Check!

The dress on the left below I found at Thrift Town, and you should know (if you don’t already) that Thrift Town has a “designer” section, which is kinda cool because you can go straight to the quality items if you want to, but kinda annoying because it’s a thrift store and why the hell is something priced $79.99? This dress is an XL tunic for $13 (I think it’s meant to be a top?) and based on the label, I think it’s from the 80’s or 90’s. It’s way too big to wear as a shirt, so on the same trip I found this belt for $2.99 to “cinch” it, and the gold collar is so ornate that no other jewelry is really needed. Plus, it has pockets.

The dress on the right was not from a thrift store, but the shoes and belt were. Both were from the Folsom Goodwill, and it was surprising for me to find the shoes there because let’s be honest, Folsom isn’t exactly mecca for vintage-y style and these shoes are for sure from the 70’s or 80’s, based on their construction and label. I think I paid $4.99 for the shoes, and $3.99 for the belt (found on separate trips).

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  • I really want to go thrifting with you.ReplyCancel

  • Dude, when did you buy that Banana striped dress on the bottom right? I had bought it at the outlet about 3 weeks ago and just took it back last Saturday or Sunday because I realized it wasn’t worth $80 for something out of season. I contemplated going back a few days later to see what they had marked it down to. 🙂 I loved the dress but it fit me kinda weird on top, looks great on you! Is it old or new?ReplyCancel

  • Allison- let’s go in Palm Springs!

    Steph- I bought it around a month ago-ish for photo shoots, but I’m waiting for it to get marked down and then I’ll either return it or exchange it for the lowered price. That’s funny that we both bought it, I love all the colors they have at the BR outlet right now. I got a bunch of other stuff that’s super cute but I think it’ll all mostly get returned because paying more than $10 for something makes me ill.ReplyCancel

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