Food Fashion and Flow: Recession Proof Polka Dots!   

Friday, August 12, 2011

Recession Proof Polka Dots!


Hi Sweeties! Happy Friday! I want you to know that I am wearing a $3.00 dress. To be exact. $3.99 is what this dress cost. For the price of a Starbucks Coffee, or a bag of chips and a drink, I have a gorgeous dress! This was purchased at the Junior League Thrift Shop. As a young girl, my mother often took me with her to thrift shops where she often found gorgeous unique pieces of furniture, or museum worthy artifacts that often found their way into our home. It wasn't until I was an adult that I realized that thrift stores are a great place to find amazing and often one of a kind pieces of clothing.  I often give my clothing to charities and local thrift shops and one of my favorite thrift shops is American Cancer Society Discovery Shop. Although there are many other thrift stores I like such as the one where I snagged this cute polka dot dress, Discovery Shop proceeds directly benefit cancer patients and I like knowing that I am doing my part to contribute. The Goodwill is another great thrift shop with amazing finds and it is very affordable. In this economy so many people are hurting and thrift stores are great alternatives for those who cannot afford to spend a lot of money on clothing.

The polka dot dress I am wearing is accessorized by a supporting cast of accessories I already had in my closet, such as a classic strand of pearls and a brightly colored pair of pumps and a clutch.

















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47 comments:

Marcia B. said...

woww that is a steal!! 3$?!! WOW and you look like 3 million!

Meagan said...

Absolutely love that dress! And aren't you glad your mother introduced you to thrifting? I know I'm glad mine did!
-Meagan
http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

LV said...

@Marcia, Thanks Doll! @Meagan, yes, I am thrilled that my mother introduced me to thrifting! I find the most amazing things at thrift shops.:-)

yummychunklet said...

Love the yellow accents with the polka dots!

LV said...

Thank You Yummychunklet! I think bright colors look so good against polka dots:-)

Catina said...

I absolutely love this look!! Black and white does look awesome with yellow!!

dimitri said...

You look so incredibly chic. This outfit is very stylish.
Everything is so nice.
Black and white + yellow, it's a great combination of colors.

Michelle's Style File said...

The POPS of yellow here are brilliant. Love your style-new follower : )

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

Dr. Reginia said...

The yellow pops in this post caught my eye right away. I love how many of the fashionistas are wearing polka dots. They are so fun. I am glad that I found your blog.

High Heels & Good Meals! said...

Polka dots are making a mojor comeback!!! You look great and I love the yellow pop of color with them! Very nice!

samecookiesdifferent said...

that is a great look. yellow and black combination is amazing! loveee
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Aggie602 said...

I have totally started to appreciate thrift shops, due to the fact that you can recycle but most importantly in this day in age where everyone wears the same stuff thrift shops are a breath of fresh air in fashion. Love your dress you look great in it. Keep thrifting and sharing with us please.

Danielle Celeste Couture said...

you look so cute and classic, lv

ALLABOUTBELLA said...

YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL. I honestly never liked polka dots all my life until now. Gotta snatch an outfit like that. :)

V said...

very classy, love your love ring!
V.LOG

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

YES! The yellow paired with the black is PERFECT!!!

Happy Weekend, lovely!

ChiffonLaceLeather said...

Stunning! I love polkies with yellow or red.

Teresa said...

i've always loved how polka dots look with red or YELLOW!! you look so pretty and can't believe is a $3 dress!!

xx
http://www.trend-ish.com

sacramento said...

Thank you so much for your warm welcome.
You always look so beautiful, but I think this dress clashing with yellow is something else.
Loving your yellow shoes.
Much love.
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Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

You look so beautiful. Loving the pops of yellow and your super large pearls look great.
Daphne.
http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

Francesca R said...

What a great bargain!!!! Can't believe that you had that gorgeous dress for that price! And I love the yellow details!
Xx
http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com

downtownchicagobarbie said...

I love those yellow shoes and don't you get excited when you get a good deal on something.

Cherrie J. said...

You are soooo pretty! Love how you paired the dress with vibrant yellow shoes and clutch!

-Cherrie
CherrieAmore.com

the girl never gets older said...

oh, you look STUNNING! so classy ♥ $3? lucky you! that lovely dress looks like it was made for you, and I love how you paired it with yellow details. I love your sense of style :)

the girl never gets older said...

PS. I love your hair, and your legs - big WOW! :D ✿

sahrish shamim said...

hye i found ur blog ...it very beautiful ans nice ...... i like ur yellow shoes and yellow purse....
http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

sahrish shamim said...

hye i found ur blog ...it very beautiful ans nice ...... i like ur yellow shoes and yellow purse....
http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

Zarna said...

you look great in polka dots :)

Andrea said...

Yellow and black, how striking. The dress is so flattering, you look lovely.

Erika said...

Wow such a bargain! You're so lucky, this dress looks amazing on you!! gorgeous :) u matched it really well!

love ur blog!!! following :)it'll be great if u could check out mine and follow too if u like it! much much appreciated :)

xx
Erika
http://www.erika-t.blogspot.com

Miss Dre said...

Wow $3! This look is so cute and you look gorgeous as always!

BTW- I am drooling over those pumps lol

chocolatefashioncoffee said...

oh love your shoes! :)

http://chocolatefashioncoffee.blogspot.com/

Plami said...

Such a great outfit! Love the polka dotted dress! And the splashes of yellow are such a great touch!!!

XoXo
Plami

http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

Sick by Trend said...

OMG!! what a beautiful yellow pumps!! They are stunning :) you look fabulous honey!

xx

www.sickbytrend.com

J'Adore Fashion said...

Gorgeous, love polka dots! Love the combination!

xoxo
Stella

Kat said...

What a wonderfully styled outfit. It's fun to see people pull off colours I can't wear. When I saw these pictures I immediately think Michelle Obama!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Your outfit is gorgeous. I have been loving yellow lately so I definitely love your pop of yellow with your outfit!

xo

Inez said...

I've just been inspired by your outfit. That's an incredibly gorgeous polka dot dress. I so love how you wore a yellow shoe with it.

CEO(angie stone) said...

Are you kidding me $3.00! What a great deal! I love your shoes and the purse! You've done it once again..taught us folks how to shop in a recession!

gulden said...

I love your shoes such a good colour:)

And I can't belive this dress is 3$. it looks perfect:)

best wishes

http://mochadaily.blogspot.com/

Sing said...

Really beautiful, I love the layers on it and that you paired it with yellow.

angiejenkins2011 said...

I cannot believe this is a $3.00 dress! I love the way this looks! The yellow accents look great! Your style is so elegant and sophisticated and the way you carry yourself reminds me so much of a first lady.

laetitiasweeneyrose said...

Your pumps are fantastic! ;D

madzia said...

great heels :)
you look very nice when you smile :)

Shasie said...

SERIOUSLY!?!? 3.00!!! ARE YOU KIDDING! AMAZING. I mean I really love this retro look on you and perfect touch with the pearls.
Shasie of Live Life in Style

BETTYBOOP said...

fab dress i luv the pop of yellow stunning dear

Harris said...

woww that is a steal!! 3$?!! WOW and you look like 3 million!

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