Committed

July 10, 2015 — 6 Comments

Black floral dress // We So Thrifty

Black floral dress // We So Thrifty

Black floral dress // We So Thrifty

Black floral dress // We So Thrifty

I’m here, guys! Still here! While I have no plans to let this blog die, I also have no plans to increase my sporadic post-per-month rate. So, it’s best if you just view this blog like a surprise Beyoncé album: There is no predicting its arrival, so just enjoy it once it’s here. (Did I just compare myself to Beyoncé?)

Hyperbolic comparisons aside, I had to post this dress because it’s my favourite thrifted thing in a long, long time. AND, I worked hard for it. Yes, thrifting can be hard work. Sometimes I find what I’m looking for without even trying, but other times, I have to visit every thrift store in town twice in the span of two weeks before I find it. “It,” this time around, was a dress for my dear friend’s wedding.  Not just any dear friend, either: I played a role in setting up this dear friend with her now-dearly-beloved husband (and don’t you think I didn’t brag about that all day: Matt had to tell me to scale it back when I boldly announced “LOOK at what I have CREATED!” upon entering the ceremony).

But back to the dress: I’m not exaggerating when I say I really, truely hit up every thrift/resale/consignment/vintage spot in town: Value Village, twice. Salvation Army, twice. The Edit, once, Bibles for Missions, once. I could go on! It was my second trip in as many weeks to Talize that finally yielded this winner. It hit every note: colourful, fun, comfortable, and, most importantly, wearable without the aid of any sort of special undergarment. The holy grail!

So there you go. I suppose the take away from this post is that you should never, ever give up on your dream*,  and that I am, more or less, Beyoncé.

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Dress: Talize | $17
Clutch: Clothing Swap | $0.25
Shoes: Payless | $25

*You are allowed to give up on your dream if your dream is finding thrifted wedding shoes the day of the wedding, but there’s nothing in your size at Value Village, so you just have to go to Payless and be done with it, because your hair doesn’t curl itself.

 

 

6 responses to Committed

  1. 

    Julie aka Beyonce – honestly – girl – YOU CRACK ME UP! You look fantastic – love the dress and your new hair do. Write when you can – no one will mind. One of your fans from Alberta, Kim

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  2. 

    A wonderful dress, I love the pattern and I like this simple design.

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  3. 

    I miss your posts! You crack me up. Welcome back 🙂

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  4. 

    You look stunning! Love your style! ♥

    ♥ Hope you have a wonderful day! ♥

    http://www.thekawaiiplanet.com

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  5. 

    You look so adorable! That dress is certainly an amazing find – sounds like you had a great time in the wedding – I mean after all, you created it! 😛

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  6. 

    Amazing thrifted dress 🙂 You look great!

    Hannah x
    Paloma in Disguise

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