Thrift Store Dress Find

I went thrift shopping on my birthday last month, and had an extensive wish list. I spent $60 that day, and got a few items on my wish list and several other gems that I didn’t know I needed. This dress is one of those gems.

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Banana Republic Wrap Dress, available here for $39.50 (originally $98; I paid $6). Here is how I styled it, trying to experiment with the “pilgrim trend,” as seen on Who What Wear:

Thrift Store Find -Torie and Tristan

White bow blouse – Instyle Essentials; available here. Textured tights – Nordstrom; similar here. Shoes – KORS; available here. Jewelry – earrings (old from Nordstrom), ring (old, like maybe even from Claire’s!), bracelet from Ebay (similar here).

And here’s the look in action at last night’s event:

Seattle Refined

Not in a pilgrim sort of mood? Here’s another way to wear the wrap dress, which is more practical and quite simple to copy:

BR Wrap Dress

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What do you think of the pilgrim trend? Some looks I like, some iterations are a bit too literal for me.



Bucket List Item #10 – Fall Purse Debut

The only thing that improved this uncharacteristically stormy week in Seattle was the excuse to debut my fall bag a few weeks early. My summer bag (a raffia tote) is simply not practical in the rain. Therefore, new bag:


New planner, Le Pens, and lipstick:



I’m back-to-school SET!

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Purse: Pour La Victoire. Planner: Moleskine. Lipstick: Revlon Love That Red. Pens: Le Pen.