Tuesday, January 4, 2011

these are the contents of my head

song of the day: 'why' by annie lennox
back to the grind. school is in session, my shop is open, matt's commuting to work and we're back to normal life. why is it always so hard??? *sigh*
anyways, this is a dress i bought while thrifting in florida. after ripping out the huge shoulder pads, i really love it! plus it was half off, so it only cost me about $3. i love thrift store sales.
i also got these shoes while on vacation! we did a little shopping down in miami and urban outfitters was having a 50% off everything on sale sale. awesome! i got myself some pretty good deals while i was away.
and i just want to thank you all for the wonderful comments about the house! it was such a fun project for me and the fact that i spent so much time overseeing every detail, it really means a lot to hear that you guys like it. i mean, our home is such a reflection of who we are and i wanted to make sure that i filled it with things i love and have meaning to me. that's what makes a house a home. not brand new, super sleek, uber modern things, but carefully chosen people and items that you can't live without :)
dress-vintage, thrifted
shoes-urban outfitters


Carys said...

I love your dress, it's so sweet!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Chiho said...

love the dress! sooooo cute:]


CAITLIN said...

fantastic dress!! don't you just love when you find something so on-trend in a thrift store for such a low low price?? clearly whoever gave this dress away wasn't up on her style blogs ;)

Anonymous said...

The upper portion of the dress looks wonderful!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

I think these shoes look so great with the whole outfit. I think you did a great job in only spending $3 for it too!! wow. Sorry about the commuting issues. Much love!

Amanda, The Upside of Wonder said...

I love the dress! Thrift store sales are the best. I love going to Salvation Army on their half-off days. I usually go about an hour before they close and it's great because no one is there and all the good stuff is half the price!

Cassandra said...

I love your dress! I have a thing for Peter Pan collars at the moment, haha.

Sophi said...

I love your dress! I just got a really similar one at Salvation Army recently--I'm obsessed with going there on wednesday... half-off all clothes every single week!

I also just wanted to tell you that your blog is one of my favorites. I'm so glad that I found it :)


yelizabeta said...

my husband and i went to miami right after thanksgiving and it looks like visited almost the same places you did! how nostalgic. also, we ended up at the salvation army in the design district where i got stuff for half off. made my day.

such a fun time - thank you so much for keeping up your blog so well.


Meggstatus said...

Oh my gosh Amanda this dress is perfect!!!!!!!


Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

SO much outfit envy right now. That dress is perfect, and just yesterday I was trying to find some two-tone oxfords in my size. No luck.

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

this dress is adorable - the collar, the cuffs, the length. i LOVE it.

Mama Wolf said...

I'm loving this whole outfit!

xoxo mama wolf

20 York Street said...

That dress is brilliant and I love love your tights!


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