For someone who loves clothes and dressing in general, Halloween is a veritable holiday. I always look forward to it and this year I found my costume in the form of this spandex dress early this summer. I knew I had to have the dress but honestly couldn’t foresee any appropriate occasion. Then…a light bulb: Morticia Addams (a la Anjelica Huston of course). I’d been devising and conniving for months but it didn’t really come together until late last week when I found the perfect suit for Ro’s Gomez. Ro will pretty much dress as whatever I suggest but he cannot be counted on to procure his own costume. You may find it hard to believe but I really don’t mind shopping for him. It was as if the stars aligned, I was attempting to find a semi-suitable suit for him without him present which is next to impossible. I happened upon a gray Halston pinstripe ensemble at a local thrift store that was listed at $20. I thought it might be close enough to his size but I wasn’t sure and if it happened to be too small or too short, I would be out $20, which I never enjoy, even with a bargain. I got it home and it literally fit better than some of his tailored suits. I was in thrifted nirvana. We had a fabulous time and I had an excuse to look sullen in photos – which of course, I don’t need.
I don’t know if you noticed, but I get some pretty amazing treasures from Mae’s. If you’re local and you haven’t been by there, you are completely missing out. I got these beads a few weeks ago and was giddy when I realized how well they went with my $3 earrings from Forever. You know how I love dressing on a theme, so I went full-on southwest with the whole ensemble.
I’ve been really into green lately. I’ve had these skinny cargos for a while but always forget about them. The other morning I was looking to wear this gold animal print t-shirt I got at goodwill and then I thought about them. With the croc booties, it’s a lot going on but all in all a fun look.
what I wore: dress – vintage via cheap thrills, heels – steve madden
This dress has been around the block, as is the case with all good vintage. I first saw it in the window at Mae’s, (I was truly window shopping!) then my friend Angela wore it beautifully to a wedding (here) earlier this summer. A few weeks ago, my mom surprised me with it after my friends at Cheap Thrills told her I had my eye on it. I’d been saving it for a special occasion and our 1st anniversary was just that.
With similarities to the extreme couponer, the bargain shopper is always on the hunt for the absolute best find at the lowest possible price. Believe it or not this dress – complete with the adorable cinched waist, strong shoulders and open back – was $3.