Friday, September 10, 2010

Places In My Past

Yay, it's fall!
Dress: Thrifted from charity shop in Maine (.50 c)
Belt: Thrift gift from Mom from same shop
Sweater: Thrifted H&M ($5)
Scarf: Mom's vintage
Orange tights: TjMaxx ($4)
Flats: UO ($28)
Yes, you read that right! This dress cost me fifty cents, making it the cheapest thing in my wardrobe that wasn't free. I love it and it's actually been something I've been wearing all summer. Something was keeping me from posting about it though, and yesterday I realized what: it had more potential! It needed layers! Last night I met up with friends for sushi and our weekly bar trivia match, the weather was actually a little chilly so I took advantage and layered. Somehow this outfit works, and I think it's because there are equal elements of the two main colors: brown tones and black. Its funny because before I started blogging I would have died before pairing black with brown, or blue and black, or all ove the above, and now they're some of my favorite combinations.
So, who's stoked it's the weekend? I am! I decided earlier this week that I'm not attending the Fashion Week festivities, so i have the whole weekend to relax. Those of you who are attending IFB and Chictopia, have a great time! Oh! and don't forget to enter the Noble Town Vintage giveaway!

Happy Weekend!

50 comments:

The Boob Nazi said...

I love those tights. They are perfect for fall!

And I'm so excited for the weekend that I woke up every two hours last night. How pathetic.

samantha. said...

i love the addition of the fall colored tights! way to make it work through all the seasons! i can't believe you found a dress for under a dollar! gotta love thrift shopping!


xo
sami

Chaucee said...

I love all the patterns in this outfit and the colors. Totally fall : )

Gina said...

I love black and brown together. I think this oufit is awesome,especially the belt, tights & 50 cent dress!!

:) enjoy your weekend

<3 gina

MrJeffery said...

love it. especially with the tights.

tess said...

those tights are such a great color, this whole outfit is wonderfully put together, love it!

Christina said...

These photos of you are gorgeous. And I love the pairing of black and brown and different patterns especially the scarf!

Rio said...

I love black and brown combos, and this one is especially awesome! Your tights are such a cool color too! :)
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Archives said...

agreed about black/brown! used to hate them - learning to love. but! they have to be done right. you look great :)

i ADORE these tights!!!!

maggie said...

i have this exact dress! handed down from a cousin who grew up in the 80s. one of my favorites too. i love your styling, i'll definitely be stealing these ideas for wearing it in the fall!

The Village Idiot said...

so great!
love fall dressing!

cb said...

those colored tights on you! i am wanting a pair but not sure what color i would actually wear...maybe a navy color, yellow also sounds super fun!

xo,
cb

Half Dressed said...

Great outfit,and what a great find that dress was :)

L x

Q's Daydream said...

I really like this! I never wear brown and black together, but I think the way you did it is perfection :o)

BlueVanilla said...

Lovely pairing...the colors are perfect together...50 cents! Thats a must!
xx
http://hotpinkday.blogspot.com/

number the first said...

its so exciting to start outfits for fall again! Those tights are wonderful.

dear kate said...

you look great! fantastic find on that dress!
katie

Rachael.observing said...

I absolutely love this outfit combination! And I can say I'm enjoying the cooler weather in New England myself :'). Right now its just about the perfect temperature.

eleanor said...

Ah, you look amazing. This whole outfit is perfect. I love the colour of your tights, the print of that dress and your scarf!

And I agree - I don't mind pairing black with brown/blue! Before I started reading blogs I didn't even know people had a problem with it. Funny.

Have a great weekend!

X

Kelly Valentine said...

Love the tights and scarf combo!! Such a great way to mix it all up...

xxo Kelly
Glamourous Spirit

Swalvs said...

Okay, I have a playsuit just the same print!!! And well, didn't cost me that cheap but I love it a lot:) And you gave me wonderful ideas to combine it with, thanks!

Suseth said...

I love this outfit! Thank you so much for your daily outfit inspiration. I tell all my friends to read your blog.

barefootandvintage said...

i hear ya about the mixing of blue and black, brown and black, certain patterns/prints, etc...but darling...you freaking nailed it with this one! that scarf with the print of that dress...and those freaking richly colored tights...love love love! you give fall a good name. :)

Terri said...

I believe the tights are the key to this look!

Caitlyn, Bees with Feathers said...

Those tights are fantastic with that outfit. Seriously love this. yay for fall!!!

upatreecupatea said...

Love this dress! I'm a sucker for floral dresses. I have one kind of like this in my wardrobe from a thrift store, I think it was a dollar.
Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend :)

♥Lola said...

Gorgeous! I love the dress layered like that. I used to have a problem with certain colour combinations as well but now like you I really adore navy and black together. Especially pairing a nice navy silk blouse with a black leather jacket. Hope you're weekend is lovely too!

Mici Milovaného said...

oooooooh, I adore these tights! whole outfit is perfect!!

Grace, Money Smart Fashion said...

I really do love this combination. I think you are right about the balanced tones.

The dress is by far my favorite though.

morena said...

such a cute look !

Caroline said...

This is awesome! Oh my goodness, and did you have to alter the dress at all? What a steal. I love that scarf with all of its different colors that go perfectly with those tights!

bloo. said...

amazing!


X
bloo.

kGiGi said...

So, I'm always ecstatic when I see someone with the same vintage treasure as me. It's like a, "wow, what are the chances," type of thing. & it's always exciting to see how that person rocked the same thing. Well, I said all that to say, I have the same dress! I love the way you styled it.

-kyla

LovelyLeigh said...

I know what you mean when you talk about wearing black and brown and black and blue together. I was so against black and brown together, and over the last 6 months its become one of my favorite combos. Like black jeans, grey top and all brown accessories, brown belt, shoes and purse. I LOVE your tights, I think only you can pull them off, and you do it so well! You got my back into scarfs, Im bringing like 8 with me to Boston! Im so excited its not going to be hot! Adorable flats too! Xo!

Diana, Songs and Fairy Tales said...

While growing up I've been told not to pair black and brown or navy and black. And I kind of sticked to this rule until recentely...I'm not sure about black and brown (still have to find the right combo for me) but I do love navy and black now!

You look adorable in that dress! And I love how you put all those colors together; looks really nice!

Diana
Songs and Fairy Tales

wroughtironstyle said...

Oh, tights. Sigh. It's still very much summer here in Texas, and I have a new green velvet military-style jacket that wants me to pair it with some tights. I'm living vicariously through you in until November, when it finally gets cold down here.

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

i absolutely love the pattern mixing and the rusty color of those tights. hooray that fall is finally here!!

hi there love said...

gorgeous photos!

styleatelier said...

Great mixing of blacks and browns and including those bright tights! Really like this look! -Angela

Erica said...

I'm coming to Boston for a long weekend with the one purpose to hunt thirft and flea markets for new clothing pieces and wedding stuff. Your the queen of Boston thrifting got any suggests for places to hit?

Orchid Grey said...

Erica,

So I just wrote out this whole thing about where to go thrifting on your blog, and it didn't post! ach! I tend to stick to the 'burbs and NH/ME for my thrifting, but check out Davis Square in Somerville (accessible on the red line) and Boomerangs in Allston. On Sunday, head north to Rowley EARLY and catch the Todd Farm flea market, it's awesome!

Julie

Nat! said...

I would wear them with everything! they are great I love the versatility

Jillian said...

You are so lovely! I've always liked your style, but something about these photos is extra-captivating. I love the mix of patterns, too.

Orchid Grey said...

Jillian,

Thank you so much, such a kind comment!

-Julie

Eunice said...

LOVE this! the warm tones are so perfect for fall!



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Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

This is honestly one of my favourites of yours. I agree that the black and brown (though I'd think of it more as rust) are well balanced and of course your gorgeous mane of hair tops it off perfectly. It seems that you really do thrive in fall; I'm looking forward to what's to come!

Rūta said...

Very beautiful , that color of tights looks super great here and i love how you matched the scarf.

Raji said...

Such a gorgeous little dress

sartoriography said...

I heart this outfit. I can't decide which part is my favorite- the awesome thrifted dress, the pattern mixing, or the color coordination of the tights and scarf. I think I'll go w all of it!

Same here on the brown/black mixing. Blogging has made me get over things like that, for which I'm very grateful. So many more opportunities for mixing up things now!

scorn said...

Confirmation on the wonders of finding fabulous >$1.00 dresses at resale shops. I found my favorite little guy at a thrift store for 88 cents. Has a corset-y upper back, too! =)

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