Friday, August 7, 2009

Flower Power and the $5 Outfit

50 cent flower power

This outfit post features some recent finds. Actually, it was my sister who found this little 60’s vintage flower power number at a rummage sale for 50 cents… I know right? Lucky for me, it didn’t quite fit her and found its way to my closet where it was welcomed happily with open arms :) I love its shape and the ruffle detail on the neckline. Thanks Val!


I found the leather bag at Community Thrift for $2.50 on a recent day trip to San Francisco and fell hard for those little tooled-leather houses all in a row. I love the smudges of color too!


And that leaves the 70’s vintage brown leather platform wedges that I'm quickly learning to love wearing. I’m normally a flats girl but these beauties were just too perfect to pass up, especially at $2.50 (thanks half-off day at Salvation Army!)

Besides, as platforms go, they are pretty low and quite comfy. They do make me feel tall though. At 5 feet 7 ½ inches, I’m kind of on the tall side of average but on the short side of tall. When I wear these though, I definitely feel bumped up to officially “tall” status which is sometimes kind of fun I guess :)

25 comments:

Parapluie said...

The dress is awesome!

The Wandering Writer said...

The bag is so cute! Looks like a little Christmas village! :)

Natalie xx

muchlove said...

oh my, what fantastic bargains! 50 cents for such a great dress! And I love the row of houses on your bag.

Have a lovely weekend xx

thevintageyear said...

this is the one of the best outfits I've ever seen!

tracy mitchell said...

50 cents is ridiculous! what an adorable dress! love the shoes. next we gotta get you into some 4 inchers! then you'll reeeeallly be tall!

Pretty Pirate said...

What a cute little outfit. I love those shoes, they're awesome. I live about 3 blocks from community thrift, I love it and have decorated almost all my walls with beautiful art I have purchased there. They tend to have the best things in the area because they donate to so many charities. They let you choose from over 100 charities so you can donate to whoever you want. Therefore, I think people donate nicer things. It's a great place. If you are ever here the first or 3rd monday they have 50% off on both those days every month. And isn't their new paint job fab, it's such a gorgeous bright pink. Let me know and I can show you some other great ones in the city too! :)

Andrea said...

What a great outfit for $5! The flowery dress is very cool and the bag is cute too.

lera said...

I am coveting that dress!

Thrifted Treasure said...

Unbelievable finds!!! Esp love that bag! All look great together.

Karima said...

cuteness! what a perfect summer outfit - love the colors, the cut, the length, the ruffle!

Jessi said...

love the combo :)

Aya Smith said...

This is such a great dress... and for 50 cents?!!! My, you can't beat that price! Love the bag too, you look gorgeous :)

Manja said...

What an awesome summery outfit! It always makes me happy when I find great things at low prices :)

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

That dress is so cute

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Love your Thrift finds.....I always pop over from my daughter's blog(sticks & stones).

Your little girl is adorable :)

Ashlee said...

i am always "tall" status at nearly 5 feet 11 inches.
i guess i am "super tall" in platforms or heels.

love the little house on that bag.

Razzle Dazzle Cosmic Flower said...

I adore your psychadelic dress and the way your long hair falls over it, it completes it lol. I don't know why but this dress reminds me of the beatles' yellow submarine.

ps. if I was fairy sized I would live in that bag.

Home Girl said...

looking HOT mumma, the short dress/wedges combo really showcasees those perfect pins. and hello talk about bargins, u should get some sort of award!

ambika said...

My favorite element is that lovely ruffled collar--so sweet! & the print is obviously fantastic. Lucky you!

Eyeliah SS said...

yay, lucky you. :-)

Diana said...

i love the outfit but i love the price even more!

i would need like 10 more inches to be even considered on the short side of "tall"!

Dime Store Thrift said...

THAT DRESS! That is my favorite.

Cristal said...

Nice pics.!! I am in love with that floral dress. Gorgeous as always.

Kennedy said...

that bag! that dress! your outfits are always inspiring, not to mention the pictures of your life...it looks very happily ever after all the time.

Miss Penny said...

Love this dress. Love your style. Love your blog!