Friday, March 12, 2010

Hello chéri, je vais t'expliquer....

Ever since I started this blog, I've been dying for the chance to show off this dress. With the exception of the Betsey Johnson dress I snagged for a mere $42.00, this is my absolute favorite thrift store find ever. Not only does this dress epitomize mod-chic, fit like a glove, and require no slip underneath, but it was a total steal. I bought this at the Morgan Hill, CA Goodwill- home of the "everything you can stuff into one paper bag for $9.00" sale. I can't even say how much it cost, because I got a whole other bag of goodies, but let's say it was roughly $1.50.

Tonight, Ray and I are going out for a belated birthday dinner with my parents at the Prohibition Tap Room and then seeing a puppet rendition of Shakespeare's Caesar as performed by puppets. Even though it's clearly going to be a silly night, I feel going to the theater (even the theater of the absurd) requires a bit of dressing up. This outfit pretty much put itself together. As soon as I put on the dress, I knew I wanted to play up the strong contrast of the piping by adding a pair of tights with an exposed seam up the back. It's a bit cold today in Philadelphia so I went to grab a cardigan. Lo and behold, it matches the red seam of the tights perfectly! God, I love it when that happens.

And here's a couple cute outtakes that Ray caught:

Dress: Thrifted
Cardigan: Active Basic
Tights: Forever 21
Shoes: Predictions
Sunglasses: Forever 21


  1. so cute lady!! the dress is an awesome fit and i love the black tights with it. it could also look pretty sweet with like herringbone patterned black&white tights. dude where is there a forever 21 around here?

  2. Ooooh yeah I need more tights to play around with. There's a two story F21 in Cherry Hill. We should go sometime!

  3. The dress looks really good!