Aug 23, 2011

thrift exchange - polka dots

The first Thrift Exchange. You’ll probably remember the theme was polka dots. And do you think I could find anything polka dotty (and opposite weather appropriate) to send to over to Florida? Typical, when looking for something specific it’s never to be seen, then you stop looking and it’s everywhere! What’s up with that!
Not complaining though, it’s just all part of the fun. You can see Robyn’s take on the dress I sent her here.

So this is what she sent me; there are probably a million ways to wear a spotty blouse, but I bought this skirt Saturday and when I got it home it just seemed the right way to wear it. Spots and stripes together, revolutionary!









And a little bit extra… the silver name bracelet I'm wearing is from an amazing friend of mine whom I live very far away from now but will be very pleased to know that I still wear it often and it always reminds me of her. Because good friends are one of life’s necessities.


Blouse – vintage via Twitch Vintage  *  Jumper – Target  *  Skirt – random no name  *  Bag – vintage via Mint Mall  *  Boots – River Island  *  Watch – vintage via Time Marches On

20 comments:

  1. i would never have the balls to mix patterns, but this looks THAT good. plus it doesnt hurt having legs like those girl!x



    thatsweetaurora.blogspot.com

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  2. haha Depends on how hard I fall!!!

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  3. i like how you connected the dots to the stripes.. great look. you have such a wonderful style girl
    xx

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  4. You pulled it off so well Brooke!!

    x

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  5. Love this look! I really like the colour of the stripy skirt!! xx

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  6. Loving your mix of prints! One of my favorite thrifted shirts is polka dots too!

    www.plentyforpennies.com

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  7. I love this!! It's kind of grungy I don't know what it is maybe the boots add the bad ass tocuch LOVE IT! And btw I have your dress!!! I love it in every single way! So happy! thank you so much!! :)) as soon as I do a post wearing your dress I will let you know. Take care. xx

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  8. gorgeous look ! and nice idea with the exchange

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  9. that is one rocking cute outfit compilation! :)

    http://honeybeelane.blogspot.com/

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  10. This is so lovely, you look so amazing! I love the pattern combination! xo

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  11. ohh your first look! love your polka dot blouse, surprisingly I have a feeling it will be a very versatile piece in the months to come! great contrast and bag!

    x Lauren
    youronlyblackswan.blogspot.com

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  12. WONDERFUL BLOG!
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    Thanks! kisses, Marti! ;DDDDD
    Glamour Marmalade

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  13. Thanks for dropping by my blog! Love the way you styled this piece, I like how you reference the american flag without going too costumey. Very chic!

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  14. Hmmm.... I didnt know I was referencing the american flag?!?!?! But thanks. haha

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  15. Ha ha! I guess it's just me! Maybe I am a super patriotic person or something! But I immediately think "stars and stripes" when I look at the white polkadots paired with the red-tinted striped skirt. In a good way!!! :)

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  16. You said sometimes you wonder if some bloggers really do get around in the outfits they post. When I read this I was smiling and nodding =) Because this is what I think too! I mean where the hell do they live? I never see people on the street like those! People are even starring at me and the shoes I'm wearing.

    Thanks for your comment! Really =)

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  17. Gorgeous look! I really love how you paired subtle polka dots with the striped skirt.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  18. great prixing!
    please tell me how to get the twitter widget on your blog...if you can remember what to do could you messaged me on my blog so i know?
    xoxo
    wonderingwolves.blogspot.com

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  19. great look! I love the mix of dots and stripes!

    crystal

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