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faux straw hat-Dollar Tree, wooden beaded necklace-gift from a friend, 1980s red triangle clip on earrings-gift from a friend, 1980s dress by in cinq with rope belt-thrifted, kitten heel espadrilles by Predictions-thrifted

One beautiful day in late May (why the fuck am I rhyming?), I decided on this get up. My sister was visiting. She had just done my hair and makeup for another post so I felt silly dressing down with a fancy head on my shoulders. Plus it felt like a fun day. So I decided on this dress from the 80s that I’d found a couple of months before in a thrift store. I love the bright floral bottom. It also had padded shoulders but I cut those babies right out.

I had to add another thrift store find, some super cute tan kitten heel style espadrilles. They are very similar to some that I had highly coveted from my favorite online shoe club but they cost me $36 less.


I completed the look with some fun costume jewelry given to me by a friend and a cheap, yet incredibly durable hat.

My sister, Hot Donna, decided to get in on the fun so this is the same day that we shot her In the Garden photos.

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Rope Me In
Rope Me In by missemmamm featuring alexander mcqueen dresses

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Style File: In the Garden-featuring my sister & shot the same day, yes I was tripping over my espadrilles shooting her.
Pamper Yourself with Eclos Beauty-on my tumblr, if you want to see a close up of my hair and makeup that day, as done by my baby sis the hairstylist/cosmetologist.
Style File: Tonal Shirtdress-also in the (then still covered) garden
Style File: Spring, I Reckon
Style File: Summer 2011 30 for 30 Part 4 (Finale)
Style File: A Total Betty
Style File: Eat, Watch, Shop

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Missoni for Target Hat-Target, Vogue Sunglasses-Affordable Optics, American Living Top-JCPenney, Skirt with Belt-Dots, wedges-Burlington Coat Factory

Not long ago Hot Donna was visiting so I talked her into an OOTD shoot. There isn’t a story. We just had fun and laughed a lot. Yes, she is borrowing my hat because she loves and wants to steal it, lol. Enjoy!

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In the Garden
In the Garden by missemmamm featuring a floppy felt hat

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Style File: Tonal Shirtdress-also in the (then still covered) garden
Style File: Summer 2011 30 for 30 Part 3-includes a pic of Hot Donna on her birthday last year
Style File: Summer 2011 30 for 30 Part 4 (Finale)
Style File: Spring, I Reckon
Style File: A Total Betty
Style File: Eat, Watch, Shop

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Albertus Swanepoel for Target Ganache Hat, pink pearls-Kmart, faux leather brown bomber jacket-Dots, Carol Anderson brown and white polka dot dress-thrifted, green pantyhose-Target, Rocket Dog heels-thrifted

As you’re aware I have a bit of a 90s fetish. So as of late I’d found myself ogling the cute, comfy looking shirtdresses sported by Bridget Fonda, Mary Stuart Masterson and the like while watching 90s flicks. So yes, I was on the look out for a shirtdress to add to my wardrobe. What I happened to come across was actually one that I believe is from the 80s that was trying to evoke the 50s. I loved it. And yes, it totally came from the local magical thrift shop where I score stuff like this super cheap.

As I mentioned in my Miracle-Gro post I’ve been wanting to do an OOTD in front of our garden. However I’ve been feeling run down and not even trying to dress in anything but tees and cargos lately. However at the end of April during a day that felt like fall I tried to improve my down in the dumps spirit/downtrodden body by wearing this and whatever other fun things that struck my fancy.

I paired my dress with some green tights I got at Target over the winter, adorable brown and green Rocket Dog heels, a faux leather jacket I got at Dots a while back, my pink pearls (cuz why not) and topped it with a cloche hat that I snagged at Target on sale. Yes, it was from that Albertus Swanepoel for Target collection that I was coveting last fall. I managed to score this one and the blue hat in my snow alien photo set (also from his collection) super cheap since people in this town don’t love hats like I do (clearance baby!).

I sort of felt like I was walking around from a different time period in this outfit but it definitely cheered me up, thus doing its job.

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Tonal Shirtdress
Tonal Shirtdress by missemmamm featuring peep toe shoes

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missemmamm’s Top 5 Spring 2012 Fashion Trends
Style File: Spring, I Reckon-includes the above jacket
Style File: Summer 2011 30 for 30 Part 4 (Finale)-includes the above pearls
Style File: Retro Thanksgiving
Style File: A Total Betty

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Candies-Gabriel Brothers
Goody floral clip-Big Lots
Kmart pink pearls
B Wear top-Dots
Grifflin Paris ombre dress-eBay
Aether charm bracelet courtesy of Cutey

song is See You Later by Pitx featuring Fireproof Babies
It’s used under a Creative Commons license.
More info on it is here here.

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Video Style File: Blue Hoo
Jewelry Review: Cutey Charm Bracelets-featuring the above bracelet
Kiss Nail Dress Demonstration & Review-featuring a video wearing the above outfit (on my tumblr)

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Lands End ballet shoes-thrifted
Momus charm bracelet courtesy of Cutey
Jonathan Martin Studio dress-gift (family)
magnetic necklace worn as a hair wrap-gift (friend)
long necklace–gift (friend)

song is Castle by by FourStones
(featuring a sample of Castle on a Hill by Colin Mutchler)
It’s used under a Creative Commons license.
More info on it is here.

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