Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday Best for Less: The Love Letter Edition

The other day I was browsing the dark, musty GW Boutique (as my friend likes to call it--that's GoodWill Boutique for all of you who may be wondering).  The baby was unhappily in the stroller, throwing her cheesestick strings intentionally on the ground.  I was hurriedly trying to shift through the racks full of dowdy, lifelessly hanging tent dresses.  By the way, do you know how hard it is to shop for cute clothes while trying to protect your baby from the unwashed hands of little kids roaming parentlessly throughout the store?  Yes, you probably do.  Those little unwashed hands just can't wait to touch fat little baby cheeks.  Right before I decided to call it a waste of a trip, something splattered with PINK caught my eye.  And if you know me, you know I love pink.


So this little number was before me.  At first I dismissed it;  it looked WAY too short for a mom of three.  But I was desperately trying to get away from the grubby hands of Charlotte's new friends so I headed for the dressing room.  I put it on, and fell in love.


It was so not me.  I am kinda old school.  This was kinda trendy.  Tulip style and strapless.  Super short skirt.  Pleated front, messy flower pattern.  But it had all my favorite colors:  light pink, dark pink, medium pink, reddish pink, and hot pink.  And it hid so well the least favorite part of me with a bubble skirt.  I put it on and felt sorta pretty, sorta fun, sorta young.  So I slapped a 5 spot on the counter and took it home.


To make it church worthy, I accessorized with a white cardigan I already had.  If I weren't so old school, I would have belted it with a slightly thick belt (if you're wearing something these days and it is not belted, it is apparently not in style).  But like I said, I'm old school, and Goodwill was all out of cute belts that day, so I opted for a flower pin I found in my closet.

After taking it in a couple of inches (remember, two straight lines, no measuring, no pins?) it was ready to go.  And I am loving it.  I put on a pair of Target tan wedge heels and that was my Sunday Best.

This dress is certainly church worthy, first date worthy, first kiss worthy, baby shower worthy, wedding worthy, or just love letter worthy.



Now that I am thinking about love letters, it might be time for a Jane Austen movie.  Hope you had a good weekend!

13 comments:

  1. Lol. I love all of your favorite colors quote ~light pink, dark pink, medium pink, reddish pink, and hot pink! And the dress looks amazing on you! Great find!

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  2. That dress does look like it was meant for you. Its really flattering and not a bit risque. And yeah!! Another eBayer to follow, woot, woot!!

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  3. You got your money's worth there! Very proper for church or a mom or school meeting with the sleeves. Sexy and flirty and date worthy without! Great for a summer wedding.

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  4. I agree with Dhamma, it does look it was made for you. Very pretty!

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  5. Very cute dress and it looks great!

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  6. So fun and cute!! I thought of you this weekend cause I drove by like 15 yard sales in a community and I was so tempted to stop but I was on my way camping with my hubby and I didn't think he would want to spend the first part of our vacation shopping haha =)

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  7. Oh I so know that feeling...when we are traveling to somewhere on a Saturday morning and I am NOT allowed to shop the sales...my face is pressed against the glass at every neon sign on the side of the road...it's like torture! Hope you can get out there next Saturday!

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  8. What a beautiful Momma you are and that dress is gorgeous!

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  9. Beautiful Mommy and Beautiful Dress.

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  10. I love the dress! You look beautiful! I love thrift store shopping, and today I was looking for a "chunky" belt. I haven't tried the belted look yet but I plan too. I just started participating in WIWW last week.

    I'm a lot older than you are, and I am definitely "old school" but I think it'll be fun to try a new spin on some things now and then, lol!

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  11. Another good one!
    Following

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  12. Keep pushing your comfort level, because it definitely paid off here. Well done and I love the pattern and style.

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