Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Working It

Today's look felt delightfully feminine, totally retro and office-appropriate to boot. The shirt dress is a recent thrift store snag. I probably would have breezed right past it at full price but picked it up for $5 (without much excitement) thinking it would be good for work. I was pleasantly surprised after trying it on. The subtle but fun print, ruffled hem and cinched waist won me over right away. In keeping with the vintage theme, I pinned some old brooches to a gold chain. The purple peep-toe oxfords are from last fall but still feel fresh. Finally, a tailored yellow blazer added some color and warmth in the chilly air conditioning.
Dress: F21, thrifted, $5 // Jacket: My Michelle, thrifted, $6 // Necklace: Vintage, gifts // Shoes: Payless

23 comments:

Clare said...

Love the layered necklaces!! And those pumps are delightful!!

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

love how you made the necklaces and that dress is adorable!

myedit said...

Another question... are you the best dressed in your office? Unless Sienna Miller circa 2005/2006 works with you, i hope you are.

emilyanne said...

I really like the way you put together the necklace. I've never seen that before actually, so in my opinion its really inventive.

Emily Kennedy said...

You need not admit the shoes were from last season. Purple is way in this season. Also, the dress is adorable! $5?! Geez! What a steal for such a cute piece of clothing.

Sassy S said...

wow where do you thrift shop?! I could never find such a fab find at a thrift shop near me! Beautiful look! :)

Kyla said...

This is fantastic and I love the idea of the brooches on the necklace. I will certainly have to try that one!

Lilli said...

I love the necklace idea. Also, the blazer adds a nice touch to the outfit.

theowlsarenotwhattheyseem said...

i LOVE your layered necklaces! the big pendants are so cool. and i'm drooling over those shoes. great outfit. ~joelle

Style & Beyond said...

love those necklaces!! :)

iyam
www.styleandbeyond.blogspot.com

CC said...

do i ever not love your outfit?

Linda said...

Lol My Edit.
Truly a stunning outfit. The necklace really works and have I mentioned how fricked jelous I am of your payless shoes?
I mean come on..Payless? Last time I was in Payless I had to leave because it smelled too much like rubber and gave me a headache but all your payless shoes are so chic!
I really love this outfit. Work it girl...ha "work" it.

Fell4fashion said...

I love ALL OF THIS!!! Great dress, love the necklaces, and I have those shoes too :)

Emily Kennedy said...

Hey! And the day after I left that comment, look what the Budget Fashionista posted: http://www.thebudgetfashionista.com/archive/fall-fashion-2009-purple-pump/

He he! Go you!

Emily said...

this outfit is so pretty and retro.

xtinagirl said...

Wow your necklaces look crazy! I love how chunky it looks :)

-xtina
www.thisisxtina.blogspot.com

Fashionista* said...

gorgeous necklaces

Noiretta said...

a new blog. great. love your style.

Dominika said...

lovely outfit! ^^

Farrah @ Stylecrumbs said...

ooh i adore that yellow jacket!!

XO

God Made Me fuNky said...

awesome dress, love the layered necklaces...fab look

Erin Cathleen said...

This outfit is simply awesome. It's the kind I'm dying to put together, and you did it for amazingly little. Guess it shows you can't really put a price on style; how I wish I could be so thrifty and look half as chic as you do! You're majorly inspiring. :)

alissa said...

I love the blazer with it - what a great find