10/25/11

i found you!

a fine day for sailing
Meet my all time favorite dress. I found her last week at Salvation army and she has not left my side. 
Oddly enough I have a really hard time finding dresses. I don't like things too busy and girly so that rules out a lot of thrifted finds. This dress ticks all the right boxes. Colour. Shape. Era. Ahh! I am one happy lady.


Our Vintage Soiree was such a success!!! It was super fun selling and goofing around with Annalise, Jen, Ashley and Rachel. I came home with many new precious pieces. Mostly nautical and novelty print (no surprise there). Hurray! We're planning on doing this event monthly so if you missed it this time be sure to check it out in November. 
a fine day for sailing
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a fine day for sailingvintage wool hat: Jen's
vintage ferragamos: thirfted
1960's dress: thrifted
vintage wool coat: thrifted

51 comments:

  1. Ahh gorgeous, love the dress, actually I love your coat more, it's fab! xx

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  2. Ahh I love the simplicity of the dress! The style is so perfect too, and what a cute jacket! Seriously, that colour is just perfect!

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  3. Great dress! And love, love, love your vintage coat. Oh, how I wish I could find a vintage coat in this colour ...
    Kelly xo

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  4. Completly the style I love !!! Congrats !

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  5. That dress is so perfect, and it looks stunning with the mustard coat x

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  6. that coat is gorgeous! I am yet to find my perfect winter coat xo

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  7. the dress is darling - a fantastic thrifted find! but that jacket has my heart. It's gorgeous.

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  8. oh how i love your new favorite dress! it just screams your style! and great hat! i wish i lived near you ladies bc all of your vintage soirees sound so fun!


    <3 steffy
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  9. SUCH a gorgeous set of photos, your coat is lovely - beautiful colour x

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  10. oh my stars. that dress is perfect!!!! what a great find! i'm with you, i have a hard time finding thrifted dresses. i have a certain look i want and for some reason can rarely find exactly what i'm looking for. so i tend to wear the same skirts and dresses all the time!

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  11. Great dress, it looks fantastic on you, and I love it paired with the mustard coat. You look lovely. Wish I lived close enough to attend those events, sigh.

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  12. Love finding the perfect piece!!! :) And your mustard coat is amazing.

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  13. This is a really cute dress and I love your mustard coat! Don't you love finding that perfect thrifted piece?

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  14. Another great nautical number for your wardrobe. Love the contrast of it worn with the mustard coat :)

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  15. I don't comment nearly enough as I should do but I always love your outfits and am very envious of your thrifting skills! The dress is quite the find. S x

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  16. A perfect outfit! Everything is my favorite.

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  17. Gah, perfect dress! Don't you just LOVE it when you find the perfect vintage dress/coat/shoes etc.? It looks so lovely on you! I love that beautiful mustard coat paired with the dress. :)

    I think I've told you this before, but your smile is so pretty and makes me really happy. :)

    xo
    Maria Elyse
    First Impressions
    Flying Ships Vintage

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  18. Wow, you look gorgeous! Love the color of your coat! :)
    xx

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  19. Love the colour of your coat, lovely dress
    xx

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  20. This dress is gorgeous! I love the salvation army, the one near me always has the best finds in it! The colour of your coat is stunning too, I love mustard that I'm seeing everywhere :) You're blog is great too, following :) xx

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  21. I am so so so obsessive over your mustard jacket! <3 I have my fingers crossed you find the mustard cord shorts you're after; they sound like the best!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  22. i must say i love the dress... but i love the coat even more! where ever you thrifted it...i must check out...haha. i was sad i missed the vintage soiree! but i'm glad you're having it once a month. :)
    xx

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  23. I want to live there so I can visit your booth!! I am loving this whole outfit, by the way. That jacket is the cherry on the sundae, for sure.

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  24. Total babe! I love love the dress. And I want to borrow it sometime :-) I was in your area today very briefly. A quick trip to Painted Bird then No. $45.00 later....

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  25. this is all pretty much perfect. That dress! The mustard coat! Those shoes. geezy creezy. Glad to read that the vintage soiree turned out and of course I am forever bummed that I live in the wrong part of the state ;/

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  26. that dress looks ah-maZing! on you :) love it!

    <3Meghan

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  27. You look adorable in these photos, I like your style!
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  28. That dress was made for you! I really love how yo styled it with the mustard coat, too.
    Also, random question... I think I saw you on the hipster runoff the other day? I recognized your awesome airplane skort!

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  29. If I had seen this dress, it would have reminded me of you! Congratulations on finding it :) Looks unbelievably adorable!

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  30. This is absolutely adorable! I just love your striped dress with the yellow coat.

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  31. Very cute dress indeed, love the stripes!
    xo

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  32. oooohh, isla! this dress is SO you! so glad you found it! that hat is also perfect on you...i think it's safe to say this is your perfect outfit!!! :)
    and that yellow coat....you're killing me! too good

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  33. This dress is such a great find and that coat is so perfect for fall!

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  34. Absolutely cute! I love this outfit. I love the color of the cardigan against the dress and what a great find! I also have a hard time finding dresses at thrift stores. And I always see so many awesome dresses that other sellers find and I'm thinking where do they go?

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  35. very cute nautical dress, I love the yellow coat too

    love,mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  36. I'm seeing mustard coats everywhere this season and it's making me desperate for one. There's a particularly gorgeous one from Zara that I want.

    I'm not a good thrifter. I tend to lose my patience and give up through all the rubble.

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  37. Aw, you look so adorable Islabell! You make me long for a mustard coat and warmer weather! I adore your striped dress and you look so happy and pretty! :)

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  38. Oh my, I'm so envious, this is such a beautiful dress and it suits you perfectly! I also love how you paired it, that mustard coat looks wonderful.
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  39. THis dress+mustard coat... I DIEEE... I WANT THIS OUTFIT!

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  40. Oh mustard, what a wonderful colour. Beautiful coat! x

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  41. This is such an amazing dress! I love the blue and white. This coat is also amazing. What a fabulous color!

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  42. This is such a cute look! You look like you blew straight out of the 60s!!! Loving those vintage Ferragamos also!

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  43. The sale was so much fun! Definitely will be looking forward to the next one, already worn my purchases!

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  44. no waaaay! this is SO PERFECT. i know what you mean about not too girly or busy. you hit the home run, girl!

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  45. I like your style!!! do you delivery to the UK?

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