All tied up

I never wear this dress. Don’t get me wrong. I think it’s a mighty fine dress, but it’s very plain and it doesn’t come to mind immediately when I am looking for a way to spruce up my daily wardrobe (Au contraire, “Lady in Red”). Adding this scarf automatically makes it something I am more willing to wear because a) I am always trying to incorporate this scarf into my wardrobe and b) it matches perfectly and adds an interesting detail to an otherwise plain dress. I folded the scarf bringing two opposing corners together and rolled it until it was at a thickness I was happy with and then wrapped it around the waist of the dress. Ta-da!
Body Central dress (no joke); Consignment shop equestrian scarf; Sam Edelman sandals; H&M tank top; Vintage gold locket

Diagonal lines

Isaac Mizrahi started his collaboration with Target in 2003, and was one of the first to do so. When I came across this dress at the thrift store the other day, I knew I had to have it. It bore the name of the Target/Mizrahi colab on its tag and that reminded me of when Target started getting more stylish, and when I too, started to look at style and fashion more closely. The collaboration took place right before I started college and ended right after I graduated. This dress stood out as something unique and fun, and it made me think this whole thrift store idea actually works. I have to give credit to some of the bloggers who make it look so easy on their blogs, where I look for inspiration.

Bloggers who thrift:
Jen Loves Kev
Kansas Couture
My Edit
My Style Pill
District of Chic

Isaac Mizrahi for Target dress, thrifted: $8; Nine West Pumps; Antique pearl necklace; Nordstrom cardie; Pac Sun sunglasses; Macy’s pearl earrings; Kennneth Cole watch: gifted from the boy