Friday, November 09, 2007

Fashion Friday AND Thriftventure Thursday,its a 2 for 1 ! !

Ya know,I had actually gotten into a wonderful bloggy groove!My goal for the Fall was to post twice a week,and visit my buddies more often... and then life at the Pagoda heats up.. Ah well...the best laid plans,as they say...
I did want to thank everyone so much for their suggestions on styling for the ball gown. The one thing I really want to do is wear my hair up.....but guess what? I have to perform a number from Hair,in costume.Tonight ,when I finish this post I plan to work on a quickie "put it up,take it down.and put it back up " solution!
...but on with the thrifty fashion!!! I was so excited when I found this bed jacket on the half off day at the Sal Army! You might recall what a big fan I am of this garment and I hadn't found one in quite awhile,and the details are superb. The cost? 1 buckaroo!The weather has been utterly warm here in Big D,it will actually work wonderfully for me before Spring!
This dress looks a bit dowdy in this picture,but at 3 dollars I saw the potential. I adore the fall colors ,the sheerness and the paisley print.
A pencil skirt has been on my thrift to do list for over a year. I flipped when I found this one for 3 dollars(theres that strange thrift pattern again!).I plan on finding a skinny black belt and wearing it with black tights,black pumps ,and a tight ,tucked in black sweater. I shall adorn it with ropes of pearls.
Heres the paisley dress,with the lining cut out. I plan to take this combo for a test drive tomorrow at a long rehearsal.Thanks for being my style laboratory tonight!
These lovely clear glass cannisters were also checked off my thrift to do list. Cost? 2 bux each.I have incorporated them into my Thanksgiving decor,pics soon. The enameled cannister was just 19 cents(isn't that a weird price?). I couldn't pass it up it was in some of my favorite Fall colors!
I shall see you next week,with the after pictures of my finished revamped ball gown. My mother and I came up with a very creative solution!

17 comments:

Lisa S. Oceandreamer said...

I love fashion...including vintage and I adore seeing what you can do with your finds. You have the perfect look (including hair) to pull off these fabulous ensembles! I only wish I could. I will be watching for the ball gown look you came up with.
I'm a huge fan of Project Runway, can't wait for the new season next week. We may have to compare notes.

Bitterbetty said...

woweee.. what a haul. I just don't usually find good clothes at my thrift store. Love the described pencil skirt outfit especially!

Timothy Hogan said...

As always a beautiful vintage/thrift haul! Some of my wardrobe is ageing towards vintage even now! One of the few payoffs for getting old.

I know all about those "best laid plans" when it comes to dedicating to a schedule or blogging. I have had such desparate "Blogger's Block" for over a month I can't seem to finish a thought.

Just to post something, I'm putting up a lot of music and pictures. When in doubt, let other creative people speak for me. As opinionated and verbose as I am, you wouldn't guess I'd ever have nothing to say BUT it does happen.

Petula Darling said...

Great haul! The paisley dress looks great after a bit of Pagoda styling.

rochambeau said...

Hey Jungle Dream,
Your on a roll! Do you go to the Sal Army on Inwood? Do you ever go out to the Family Place? That used be good! Also in Oak Cliff there is a Goodwill or Sal Army that used to get some good stuffs. Is there still the Episcopal Church place on Routh St. THERE used to be GOOD stuff there.

Your gonna look cool in your new ensemble!
Have a great weekend!

ps Tell me also if you've been to Gratitude! Don and Marion are my buddy's.

donna O. said...

You've been filling the gap until Project Runway returns!!But I promise, you won't be replaced with Tim and Heidi.I'll keep coming back.
D.
I wonder where Santino ended up??

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Hello miss Fabulocity! I've missed you and your blog sooo much!!!!!

sweetheartville said...

Great thrift finds! I love what you did with the paisley dress.

Emma said...

You are quite the superstar thrifter!

A Fanciful Twist said...

Can't wait for the gown!! Look at all your treasures!!!!!!

CountryGirl_CityLife said...

That 19 Cents enameled cannister is an absolute divine steal. You need to write a book on thriftventuring, I seriously mean this. Not only thriftvenutring but what to do with these great finds once you get them home, you are full of brilliantness!

Stephanie said...

Sheeeesh!! You just find the best-est! things!!

The Fairy Godmother said...

Looks like you got lots of lovely bargains there.

Rebecca said...

Ooo love the bedjacket and I can't wait to see the finished dress!!

AnastasiaC said...

looking forward to see what you've done to the ballgown!
what a darling bed jacket -and $1!! I wanna go thrifting with you...the enamal canister sure is pretty!

Gina said...

I love that top sheer number, the way the it the light, man : )

cruststation said...

I love the enameled cannister, great find! Your have some great thrift stores where you are, fabulous.

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