Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Paint It Black

Dress: Forever 21 via Goodwill, $3 // Earrings: Forever 21, $8 // Sunglasses: Target, $11 // Shoes: Vintage, thrifted, $1

I don't typically match my shoes to my dress, but I just couldn't resist the simplicity of these two newly thrifted items in combination.


The lining of the dress was peeking out from the hem, so I assume its previous owner accidentally shrunk it. I suppose that's the beauty of thrifting: one woman's trash is another woman's perfect mod mini dress. Don't worry - I wore it over leggings at work. After hours, those were quickly swapped out for biker shorts in the face of oppressive humidity.


And, of course, I couldn't forget my most favorite black accessory of all: Mr. Igby!

27 comments:

Polina said...

beautiful earrings!

casual ambiguity said...

lovely!

Lauren said...

Such a great, cute mod dress! And those earrings are the perfect accessory to punch everything up!

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Laura said...

You look stunning! I love your outfit in the previous post as well! and your hair I love! I can't wait to get mine all chopped off...

Sarah said...

This is a great dress. I really like the details of the fabric. And the pup is adorable.

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five foot something said...

This is one of my favorite outfits of yours ever. I am beyond in love with the shoes especially. The dress is shorter than I would were, but it works really well on you; you have such skinny legs.

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MELISSA Z. said...

Love this black total look, you're so chic!

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Charmalade said...

I love that even your dog matches your entire outfit. :) You instantly reminded me of a much healthier-looking version of Edie Sedgwick with the mod and short hair!

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Bryce said...

Oh wow! This dog is amazing! So is your dress. I love them both.

Anthea said...

I'm loving this look. I really don't mind an outfit with matching black dress and shoes. I'm sorry, but a full black outfit is awesome!

Anthea,
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dreamylacey said...

the dress is lovely!!! and the shoes are really original. I can't see whether they are flat.
I love you favorite blak accessory!!

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Amanda said...

This is very Balenciaga!

Emily said...

The matching dress, shoes and dog are all most excellent! Those shoes are wonderful for $1 and that dress looks perfectly '60s.

Malu Rivero said...

COOL!

I will follow you!
because you give me reasons to think!!
XOXO

Jaileen said...

so simple, but very beautiful

Mo Pie, Please said...

Mr. Igby is totally cute. And so is that outfit!

Lianna J said...

love the all black look! so chic :)

Dinosaur said...

I JUST GAVE THE DRESS TO LAWRENCE GOODWILL 2 WEEKS AGO. If you got that in Lawrence, it could be the same one I donated. I should have given it directly to you. It was too short on me. I also think your former roommate borrowed that dress and wore it for halloween.

Kansas Couture said...

Dinosaur -

Haha, that is so funny! I did get it at Lawrence Goodwill, so I'm sure it is yours. :) I remember when former roomie wore it! I'm glad it made its way to me.

Hope all is well with you!

vintagewithatwist said...

very chic and sophisticated!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

what a great find! the shoes are so 20s!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Loving your shoes - what an amazing find.

*Diane* said...

Such a cute dress!

emilypanda said...

yours shoes are sweet and your pup is so cute!

Hannah said...

I just stumbled across your blog today and I have to say that I absolutely love it!
You have an eye for cheap, thrifty stuff which I love because that's what I do.
Your style is also absolutely amazing. :)

Jilliebeanie said...

I got a Pug puppy on Friday! Thought of you...forgot Igby was black, SO cute!

MarieBayArea said...

mr. igby rocks!