3.05.2012

Lesson Learned

I don't know about you, but after a weekend of shopping, dining, and laughing with my parents, I've got the Monday Blues a little bit. 

So this is a tale about a blue dress.

For an afternoon of shopping with my mom this weekend, I needed something comfy, cute, and warm. I found this Calvin Kline dress on a recent thrifting adventure, and thought for sure it was straight from the 80s. Naturally, I had to have it.


This was the purse that I bought from the Quarter Life Shop and Social from last week. I had been looking for a shoulder cross bag for a while now, and I loved the color and detail (and, of course, the price!) of this one.


So as my mom were sauntering around the mall, perusing the things on the sale rack at Lord and Taylor that we couldn't afford, I was pretty tickled to find this:


Turns out my Calvin Klein find was not from some grandma's closet. Turns out this very dress is for sale at your local high-end mall. For a much steeper price than I would ever pay for it.


Moral of the story: I am officially never shopping at department stores ever again.

Happy Monday.

16 comments:

  1. That dress is awesome, and how cool that you found it thrifting while it's still in department stores!! You look great in it :)

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  2. You go girl! That is so awesome! I'm glad you have photos to document it! You've got a gift - being able to recognize quality pieces even in the wrong settings! That dress is too cute!

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  3. Girl, you rock. First thing, the dress looks awesome on you and I love the print. Secondly, is that a sharif handbag. Check it and let me know. His bags are expensive too. Great pairing with the bag and the dress. Thirdly, so glad you captured this moment and price tag...who would have thought....dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  4. So does this officially mean the 80's are back in style?! Yes! I've been looking for a cross body bag as well. I tried to find one in my local thrift store, but the hunt continues.

    Tara

    Tara
    Penniless Socialite

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  5. Oh my gosh! That's amazing that you found that same dress in the thrift store! I need to go thrifting one of these days, that awesome find has convinced me.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  6. That's so awesome. Don't you just love knowing you got a great bargain?

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  7. Haha that's awesome & amazing!

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  8. That's hilariously awesome.

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  9. Such a cute dress and I love a good bargain!!

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  10. Wow- amazing find!! The dress is awesome.

    www.hellopretty.net

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  11. SCORE! I love it when that happens!!!

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  12. you look so cute in that dress! nothing like a good bargain find!

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  13. Love the dress. You wear the jewel color blue very well. And I love the black in the dress. Unbelievable that you found the exact dress. You have an eye for design. :)

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  14. this is a fabulous dress! I love it!

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