Thursday, May 13, 2010


This is possibly my best thrift-store find ever. EVER. Do you feel the gravity of that sentence? I consider myself a pro at thrifting, but I think I've outdone myself here if I do say so myself. Behold, a floral Betsey Johnson sundress, which cost me a whopping...


Like most girly-girls, I love love love Betsey Johnson designs and cheerful prints, but as a girl who is on a pretty tight budget, I could only drool over them in magazines, fancy blogs, and when they popped up on Modcloth once in a while. So imagine my surprise and delight in finding this one at such a low price... and then in my size!! I got it at a new "boutique" thrift shop. Hey, I'm sold on the place.

This makes the grand total of this spring/summer outfit $35. My kind of style!

I kind of feel like this dress was the universe giving me a little break. The day I got it, I was on my way to get an oil change, and was in a really, really bad mood because it was the day the M.A. graduation ceremony was being held. I couldn't get the thought that I should be walking across the stage with my colleagues out of my head, and I was so upset I started crying in the car. Well, I couldn't go to a mechanic like that (I already feel like they try to fleece me even when the prices are posted, maybe 'cause I'm female), so I drove around a little and stumbled upon this thrift store, which had opened only two weeks earlier.

Needless to say, my mood improved greatly after leaving. I also found a great linen dress which I'll share later on.

Hm. Although come to think of it, I still need to get that oil change.

I love going to the local coffee shop, getting iced coffee, and strolling around the historical part of campus. Now that the semester is over, it's especially nice because it's not crowded at all. It's funny, this campus is so different from most other campuses I've been on because it somehow commands respect and quietude. I rarely see trash or anything out of place here, and even when there are dozens of students sitting outside studying, playing frisbee, and walking dogs, it's still remarkably quiet. It's kind of surreal.

dress - Betsey Johnson / hat - Target / sandals - Target


  1. I love Betsey Johnson! What a great find!

  2. great find, you look perfectly summery

  3. That dress fits you so perfectly as well! I can't believe you got it for $3 <3

  4. That is an epic deal on an incredibly cute dress!

    I know what you mean about the breaking down in a vehicle. Only I was on the bus. Thank goodness for sunglasses! I thought I would share this quote with you, it's been helping me a bit lately: "When someone changes the rules of the game, you either play by the new rules or you don't play at all." Just something I find I need to remind myself of from time to time. Thought it might help as you start down a new path.

  5. wow you thrifted a betsey johnson dress for $3?? what luck! it looks gorgeous :)

  6. A Betsy Johnson sun dress, that fits you perfectly, and only cost 3 dollars??? I bow to your thrifting ability.

  7. You look beautiful, that dress was a great find and you found the best way to wear it, simple shoes and a nice big hat :) love it!


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