Aug 19, 2010

Fade to Green

Thrifted Lucky Brand maxi dress; Jessica Simpson Dany platforms;
Vintage belt, necklaces, and bracelet; Forever 21 and Amrita Singh rings


I'm trying to get some sunshine pictures in before Fall comes and everything turns gray for 8+ months! The one thing I love most about summer is the sunshine, and I really do want to take as much advantage of it as I can before my favorite season comes and sunlight becomes scarce.

Would you believe it if I told you this entire outfit (minus the shoes) cost ~$10? The dress was a $2 garage sale find, and the belt cost $5 at an estate sale. Both necklaces and the bracelet were
bought off ebay in jewelry lots, so I probably paid less than $1 for each piece. I know it's a little dweeby, but I really love the thrill of finding a gem in the midst of tons of trash! The shoes cost a little bit more, but ohhhhh are they worth it! I think I'm in love with them - at least, now that I've broken them in a bit.

Also, don't forget to enter my giveaway this week - a shredded tee from Urban Revisions!

58 comments :

Annika said...

I love the sunshine... haven't even seen the sun at all though for the last few days :'(

Great oufit!

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bravegrrl said...

my favorite part is the belt, what an amazing find!

The Original Swedish Blonde! said...

I love your whole ensemble! Just my kind of style....flower powerish...:)

xoxo

Katie said...

Ahh those shoes! Great outfit :)

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ching said...

the long dress is breathtaking on you.

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Aquamarine said...

I love your maxi dress!

Julia said...

Love the shoes:) And wow for the outfit, and the price; cool!

Sabina said...

woooow, how pretty are those shoes? LOVE! <3 You asked about the fish feet massage - it's awesome :)) Do it! :)) It tickles a little bit, but it's not like you have to giggle the whole time :)))

Mia Delessi said...

I love the dress and the shoes are SO cute

Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE the belt and shoes! :D
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My Republic of Fashion said...

That is such a great dress and those shoes are amazing!!!:)SarahD

joana said...

i like the changing shades in the dress and the big heels (love)

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Pretty ombre! I love maxis- so comfy!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Gah! I LOVE those shoes! I envy you for putting together an entire ensemble for such a small amount of money - that takes skill. You look gorg!! :)

Nici said...

love the shoes!

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AMK said...

The 1 pic is amazing I lov your dress!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous dress, darling!
And those platforms are fierce!!

xoxox,
CC

Taryn said...

love the colors of this dress especially with those shoes! I've been eyeing a similar Jeffrey Campbell pair but these are equally glam

Britty said...

i love your maxi dress the colors are awesome!

Ashley said...

The ombre makes the whole outfit so cool. Those shoes are REDIC! Props for being able to stand in these shots, lol.

xoxo, Ashley

Kelly said...

I love the ombre dye job of that dress! amazing outfit!

<3 Kelly

Grace said...

Ah those shoes! I need to get them!

Love Grace.

Eli said...

oh my the shoes are killer!!

Tesa said...

omg those shoes are amazing!
xx

Christina said...

i love your dress, necklace, shoes, belt.....and just everything!!! grrat outfit :)

ryan said...

What a great find, how lucky you were thrifting, and the platforms are great! I wish I found things when I went thrifting, I rarely do.

Zarna said...

great dress and i've been craving those shoes but they're always on back order!!!

stayfabulous,
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Emily//The Lesser Panda said...

How do you like your new shoes? I love them on you, but I don't think I could really walk around in such high heels!

amaturecouture said...

love this ensemble you look fabbb!

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TOPCOAT said...

The colours of your dress are amazing, love your shoes! xx


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Puck Litaay said...

The shoes are real cooll

Syhem said...

Your shoes are to D-I-E for!

StyleNonsense said...

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Nathaniel said...

Love this look on you! That dress and the shoes were meant for eachother! And P.S. the maxi dress has become your signature in my mind!

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fashion first & foremost said...

I love this photo!!!

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Xo Ryley

Bijou's Style said...

omg! i die for ur shoes!!

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Michelle Elaine said...

i would definitely need those shoes with that maxi.

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M.E.

LumpexoHoliczka said...

omg! i love your platforms so mutch:)

you looks stunning:D
xoxox

Cló said...

those shoes are awesome

Paulina said...

Loving this look!!!!

Ida said...

the dress is beautiful!

Lianna J said...

*gasp* i am in love with that first picture with the sun and that dress, so beautiful ashley!!!

Every Little Counts said...

now those are some shoes. love!

claire (jazzpad.) said...

That's a beautiful dip-dye dress my love! I envisage that if I ever got married, I'd love an off white dress in this sort of grecian style :)

La petite Lou'lou said...

i love your sandals!!!!!

sojourned in style said...

love it! the dress and shoes are amazing!!

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Cristiana.C said...

your shoes are wonderful! i'm in love with them!!
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VintageGoa said...

Love your shoes so badly...
xoxo

Nadia said...

your shoes are to die for!

catmt said...

LOVE the shoes!!!

I just found some killer platforms today at a vintage shop. Still reeling from the cinderella moment.

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LOVE the maxi and the long cross necklace.. very stylish!

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My trendy blog said...

I love the SHOESSS <3
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F.P. said...

adorable shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

Live It Orange said...

Thank you for your sweet comment dear! I totally love this dress and your shoes!!! They are fab :) Your blog is great. Keep up!

Sam

Joy Chou said...

I've been wanting those shoes forever! They are fantastic and make you look so tall and skinny!


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