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Updated on Mar 23, 2009
purple thrifted vintage dress - beige thrifted vintage shoes
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first day of freedom!!! i know this is a mexican dress, but to me, this outfit is so american. maybe it’s because i’m carrying a stater bros. shopping bag. (sorry! if you’re from suburban california, you will know what i am talking about.)

anyways, i bought this little dress at a thrift shop for $1.99! and i got these wooden wedge sandals for $5. the shopping bag is from a grocery store, $1.99, i believe. and i’m wearing a little sea foam green hand-me-down barrette! i don’t usually wear anything this bright, but i figure i can get away with it by pairing it with nude accessories. i can’t believe i never wore these heels before. i bought them months and months ago at a goodwill or something, but they ended up in the bottom of a pile of shoes.

i intend to go thrifting today, and in my eyes, this outfit is really good for just that. haha.

and in other news, i finally finally finally made a hair appointment for wednesday. i think i need someone to hold my hand because i’m terrified of the outcome. silly me, because i need a cut baaaaaadly. i’m going shoulder length for the first installment. pray for me! haha!

Comments (46)

amorphous_face
amorphous_face on March 15
i was in college when these dresses were so popular.
_live_laugh_love_
_live_laugh_love_ on April 02
wonderful color and i love the dress!...^_^
shoppher
shoppher on March 30
That dress is perfect, and for that price, a-maz-ing.
ThursdaysChild
ThursdaysChild on March 26
omg that dress is gorgeous!! I can't believe that cost less than my lunch!
supernab
supernab on March 25
OH MY THAT DRESS IS PERFECT *_*
wildflowers_xo
wildflowers_xo on March 24
oohh beautiful!!! my mom got a dress like this for me in mexico that's black and i was never sure what to do with it (hers is a lot longer) the purple and length is wonderful! :]
mssashimi
mssashimi on March 24
sweetheart!!!! and the nude heels work!
peekabooluv
peekabooluv on March 24
pretty! the pattern on the dress is so vibrant and i luv the purple
FashionReady
FashionReady on March 24
i can't wait to see how your haircut will turn out!! :D i love the fact that your dress is purple and that it has embroidery!!
A_Marie
A_Marie on March 24
Love the dress! I live in a subtropical area so I <3 bright colors, just can't help it ;)
supervillain
supervillain on March 24
OMG that dress is perfect!
iheartdresses
iheartdresses on March 24
oohh i really adore this cute dress! the color is just so vibrant and pops right out at you, it looks really great on u too:)
cams
cams on March 24
I love your purple dress! & good luck with your haircut! :)
Haylilly
Haylilly on March 24
i love the location of ur photos! very romantic :) and that dress is really pretty. i like the pattern on it!
Berwanger
Berwanger on March 23
beautiful dress! love the shoess
KatrinaJ
KatrinaJ on March 23
Stater Bros! Haha, half my fam lives in SoCal :), and that's sure a trendy way to rock a grocery bag! I love it. I've been wanting a tote that's as chill and unique as yours! And those shoes, so glad you finally pulled 'em out!
nathanielt148
nathanielt148 on March 23
very pretty dress..
closetidealist
closetidealist on March 23
i have a similar dress in blue :) im loving the purple on you :)
ellabella
ellabella on March 23
wow, great deals! and you have the most adorable dresses.
cocorosa
cocorosa on March 23
I love this dress :) Im really getting obsessed with your balcony ! :)
calivintage
calivintage on March 23
haha! dude, the weather's fine... that's the way we do in oakland! =)
ninjakidd16
ninjakidd16 on March 23
gosh, ur dresses are way stellar!!
mwa_mwa
mwa_mwa on March 23
This dress, those colors .... Perfect
solg
solg on March 23
loving the bright color on you. don't worry about the hair cut, can't wait to see how it turns out!
yuppiemom
yuppiemom on March 23
You look so fab! I love your style! GREAT dress! I am so jealous! The purple is so great with your dark hair! I love the shoes, too! I so want a cute dress like this one or your white one!
taylorlbee
taylorlbee on March 23
I love love love this dress! I've been wanting one similar to this.
lforlmr
lforlmr on March 23
love love love love it
msa
msa on March 23
Love the bright dress :D
jennigrrl
jennigrrl on March 23
gorgeous. purple really suits you.
AngelCouture
AngelCouture on March 23
K. So, When I go to back to California you have to promise to be my fabulous bestfriend and you have to take me to these great thrift shops you go to! :)) <3
calivintage
calivintage on March 23
hehe, no problem darling!!! :)
ummmno
ummmno on March 23
great dress!
storets
storets on March 23
I'm in love with this dress!
idee_geniale
idee_geniale on March 23
Again, so jealous of your emboidered mexican dress! Very cute paired with the nude access. I love.
gladys_c
gladys_c on March 23
that is such a cute dress, love!! great find!!
WickedPlumVintage
WickedPlumVintage on March 23
that is so cute! I love these little mexican dresses!!!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on March 23
Nice color of the dress!!!!!
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 23
this outift is so cute and bright, perfect for warm weather! and good luck on your haircut!
libys11
libys11 on March 23
cute cute!!!! i love your shoes!!! looking good in heels! wear them often! :D
lydia
lydia on March 23
Such good thrifts! I love other peoples giveaways... =D
calivintage
calivintage on March 23
haha, i'm working on it, baby! :)
alisanicole
alisanicole on March 23
i love your dress & your shoes. you're so lucky to have a thrift store where you can get such awesome items for so cheap!!
calivintage
calivintage on March 23
luck and determination, my friend. i spend entirely too much time at thrift shops. if it makes you feel any better, that same day, i also spent $15 on a dress that was way less cool. you win some, you lose some!! haha!
annamarie
annamarie on March 23
wow, amazing find of that dress!! thats craziness. but i love it!
philippstick
philippstick on March 23
you look great in that purple dress! i wish you luck for your new haircut :D
paulinabelle
paulinabelle on March 23
i love that dress!!!! for 2 dollars! ahhh
tasnimaaa
tasnimaaa on March 23
i adore this dress. the colour looks great on you =). good luck with the hair cut!
Noir
Noir on March 23
How many hippy dress have you got? I love all!
calivintage
calivintage on March 23
haha. i am notorious for this kind of behavior. i find something that i love and i buy a million others in the same style. ah, bad habits!!! :)
nemanquerpas
nemanquerpas on March 23
I love the wedges!
aidsywaidsy
aidsywaidsy on March 23
oh im so loving your dress! the shade of purple is amazing! i wanna go thrift shopping too! :( hehe goodluck with your haircut!! ;)
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