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December 13, 2011

Night Out: Thrifted Gold and Black Dress

Here's what I wore this weekend to the Nutcracker! I fell in love with this dress the instant its' shimmering gold lace caught my eye at the Salvation Army. When I saw the $6 price tag I fell even deeper in love. With a little imagination I knew this dress would be perfect for a holiday event (scroll down to the bottom to see how it fit without any adjustments on my part).
  Here's how the dress fit when I first put it on. It hit right at my knees and felt a bit... mature. So I added a thin belt at the waist, cinched it up and let the top fold over the belt! Voila! I kept the shoulder pads just how they were; I loved the extra architecture it added to the dress. Add some opaque tights, sky-high suede heels, and the cutest little bow ring and the dress went from {80's wedding} to {holiday chic} in no time! I finished the look with gold-tones on my eyes and winged liner, keeping the rest of my makeup super simple, and I was ready for our fancy night out at the ballet!

Dress and purse, thrifted
Tights, Target
Pumps, ZigiSoho
Ring, Charlotte Russe

Thanks for reading, and Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones!

38 comments:

  1. You guys are such an adorable couple, you looked great!

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  2. You really are so cute together.. That dress is ahh-mazing!! It looks so great on you!

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  3. Nice!! That dress is Fab.. you guys are too cute :-)

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  4. The dress is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL on you! What a lovely couple u two are :)

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  5. you guys are such a beautiful couple and that dress is gorgeous..
    Love the way you personalized it :-D

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  6. love your blog...you look so beautiful in that dress!!!!! inspiration!!
    check my blog
    http://mariejane.blogspot.com/

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  7. That looks so gorgeous on you! the belt was definitely a great idea :)
    xx
    Naghmeh

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  8. that dress is amazing!
    www.style4curves.blogspot.com

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  9. So beautiful,
    I like so much this dress !

    :D xoxo

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  10. Beautiful dress, love the heels!!

    besos guapa.

    http://myvintagememoirs.blogspot.com

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  11. What a cute couple!!! Love the dress with the black tights and heels!

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  12. You look fabulous! And I love your styling. It has been awhile sine I found a great thrift store buy... this post makes want to run to thrift store over lunch! :)

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  13. Wow! Such a gorgeous dress! You look beautiful! :) xo

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  14. O M G!!! you're amazing! i cannot believe this diamond in the rough <333! Gorgeous as always!

    xo's

    - teeney

    http://christeeney.blogspot.com/

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  15. Lovely outfit, you look beautiful!
    I have a giveaway this week, hope you will join in on the fun!

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  16. the hair & makeup is flawless... Love the simple Gold Bow Ring. Which SA in Boston do you visit?!

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  17. You have such a talent for transforming pieces I wouldn't look at twice into adorable festive outfits!! Love this :) xoxo, eliza http://asteroid-325.blogspot.com/

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  18. LOVE LOVE LOVEEEE!! I LOVE sequins and lace! I just told myself at the beginning of this month, I'm only going to buy clothes from thrift stores this season! I want to make that a choice forever, but I know me and it's difficult lol

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  19. Smarty pants - great idea and it looks amazing on you!

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  20. wow you look stunning x

    http://lolitasfashionideas.blogspot.com/

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  21. I'm really really loving that dress, Laura! Lucky find! :)

    Julia
    Cup of Tea
    http://cupoftea-style.blogspot.com

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  22. thank you so much for your comment. The shoes for me are amazing.
    I really love your style, I follow you right now.
    aclosetforadream.blogspot.com

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  23. Great look!


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  24. Six dollars?? Oh I am so jealous, what a great find and you look fantastic in it!!

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  25. You look so beautiful. The best pieces come from the the thrift store.

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  26. What an amazing find for $6...WOW!!

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  27. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    You look great! That dress is awesome and I love how easily you were able to make it a little shorter. Super pretty!

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  28. That dress is Fabulous!!! I love finding Gems like that...

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  29. You all do make a beautiful couple. :-) I love that dress. Dresses like this make me just love thrifting. It has become one of my favorite things and I choose doing it rather than regular shopping most days. Beautiful!

    http://www.fabellis.com

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  30. Wow that's an amazing find and it looks great on you!

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  31. ohhh! I love the dress! You did a great job, it looks wonderful!

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  32. Wow wow WOW! That dress is simply stunning! I´m pretty much obsessed with everything sparkling, so this is just my hero dress! LOVE it! You look beautiful!

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes :)
    Macarons and Pearls

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  33. omg this dress is gorgeous!! love love love!

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  34. Ahhhhh! I looooove this dress! What a great thrift find and you styled it beautifully! It looks perfect with those opaque tights and stilletos and how easy of a fix to belt it and pull some fabric up - great thinking :) Hope the Nutcracker was awesome!

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  35. Love the dress and it looks gorg on you!

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  36. This was a fabulous find at the thrift store!!! You are just adorable, love ur blog :) New Follower.

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  37. Beautiful dress! The entire outfit is beautiful! I hope you enjoyed the Nutcracker!

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