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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Awesome Recent Thrift Store Finds!

I scored these within the last two weeks. This much awesome in such a short time frame needs to be shared.

First, a brand new with the tags fancy shmancy dress.
I love the faux diamond and silver shoulder clasps. In person it's a deep plum.
It's some sort of stretchy knit with a gauzy over layer. It is a tiny bit loose (I've put it on twice now and only noted the zipper in the back after the last time I took it off.) but not loose enough to fiddle with. Fun story with this one? It was a bit pricey for a thrift store find.. even as a new dress. I hid it for two weeks and came back on a half off day. I look damned sexy in it too. (Modesty, I have it.)

Next, found the same day as the slinky purple dress.. Gothy lace over dress!
So goffy. It looks like something the lead singer of the Smashing Pumpkins once wore. The color is a dusty grape-purple.
This laces up the back, corset style and is gored to give an almost circular effect. It's also see through. The cashier said that she had one very similar as a wedding dress (only difference was hers was white) and hers was $250 to my $3. I will need some sort of liner unless I intend on showing off my bra set. I intend to cut off the sleeves and either make straps or more Victorian period-ish sleeves. 

These will be comfy! Black with pink stitching.
Torrid cotton capris. They gap at the bum.. but all pants do that. Easy fix in this material. They were half off too.
It's nice lavender in cotton.
Semi-sheer too-big boxy shirt. It will make a nice summer top after I hack at it.

It's a Chico.. and heavy.
Couldn't get this to focus. It's 100% rough/smooth silk with slubs and all the shinies. LOVE the material. Full sleeves means I will be able to refit. I found it online.. retails for 100 bucks. I paid three. I'm thinking tunic-ish shirt..?

So 80s!!!
And lastly. What I hope will make a nice shorter dress. This is an uber 80s think-I-saw-it-on-the-Golden-Girls silk dress. It's not my size.. but has full floppy sleeves (WITH HUGE SHOULDER PADS!) and so much pleating that there is a lot of fabric here. The print is retro but in person it's pretty and not unlike what you see today.

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