Thursday, December 1, 2011

THURSDAY'S THRIFT...link up with Spunky Chateau

 Hi Darlings, I have been working during the day this week. If I had to work days, I would but I have been filling in for other activities associates.  Yesterday, we did shadow boxes and Christmas cards from 2pm until 5:30pm which was fun and then I went back to my area and worked the Ice cream social until 8:30 pm.  Yep, I go room to room and serve ice cream to over 50 seniors who are just thrilled to have someone come to their room with an ice cream cart equipped with toppings and five huge tubs of various flavors.  How cute was it when I walked into one of the rooms and 2 of my darling seniors were all snug under their covers, in their cozy jammies, lights low,  t.v. loud as you know what, watching a Christmas program featuring Christmas carols.  Of course, I had to pretend that I was a karaoke star and sing along belting out "White Christmas".  They got a chuckle out of my silliness. I served them creamy butter pecan topped with pretzels and off I went wishing them a good night.  I know, I know, I have a fun job!!  It has downfalls too...as we all know nothing is perfect.  But I do love my seniors :)
Today I am linking up to Spunky Chateau who looks adorable in her high waisted, vintage pants and lovely setting.  So click on over here and link up too!!!



This dress is the one I bought last week when I broke my thrifting hiatus.  It is by Coldwater Creek and I love its Little House on the Prairie feel and sheer flowiness.  Price was 9 bucks at Goodwill.  I did not intend to look so serious in these photos...


Ralph Lauren blazer $3.99
Owl necklace gifted
TJ Maxx belt probably $20. but I love good accessories
Vintage, made in Italy, leather purse $9.00 Goodwill
TJ Maxx studded, knee high boots less than $40.



If looks could kill....








Sweet Serendipity


23 comments:

two birds said...

i'm glad you broke your hiatus...this dress was worth it! and that picture of you sitting down needs to be framed and sold in stores around the world. gorgeous!

Piper Alexander said...

I love this! And what great prices!

Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb said...

Hi Dawn - what a gorgeous dress, you look so late 70s Ralph Lauren! (And how do you get a RL jacket for $3.99?? I need to go thrift shopping in the US I think!) Plus your hair should be a national monument... it is truly monumental. Wows me every time!

Catherine x
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P.S. Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog btw, you are such a sweetheart xoxo

Lisa Shayla said...

You've got that "come hither" look in your first pic! The seniors are lucky to have you doll. That's a great belt and the boots - love! See you soon!

said...

Love the owl necklace, and your outfit matches perfectly with the fall colors!

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The Dainty Doll's House said...

What a beautiful dress, I love it's length!! The shade of colours suit you very much!! How precious are your seniors, would love to go with you to work and sing to them and just enjoy their company!! (I enjoy doing that when I visit my Nana - though sadly she is in America and I am here, so I don't get to anymore)! I hope you are doing well this week and Happy December 1st to you!! xx

Maiken said...

wow, those boots are so similar to the ones I own.. also grey'ish and studded :P and you look great in that outfit. oh, and what a lovely job you've got! :)

Maiken/
Maikeni blogi - part of me

Jo said...

Ohh, your dress is such a find! <3 And I love love love the necklace you paired it with!

x
Lost in the Haze

Teddi said...

dawn your gorgeous inside & out! i like your seniors story. no one ever looked that hot on any little house episode or tv movie i ever saw, or even in the books, i read them all.

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

You are a thrifter extraordinaire! You look so beautiful in this outfit.
I love to read your comments about your seniors. Hopefully someday we will all be seniors and will be lucky enough to have someone like you to take care of us!

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

You have the most amazing hair. Seriously gorgeous. And I love this outfit - it's perfect.

Tammy said...

I like the happy feisty Dawn better. I would never want to be on the other end of one of those looks that could kill!
My little neighbor is 86 and just had a stroke. Her and I became friends several years ago and I went to visit her. I was petrified walking through the halls. It was so sad seeing those poor people slumped in their wheel chairs. I almost chickened out and bolted. I finally made it to her room and there she was in a purple sweat suit with a cheeta throw. I was so relieved. Tomorrow I am taking her some ice cream (already approved)
Have a good weekend and talk to you soon.

Claire said...

these are gorgeous photos of you! your hair is stunning and of course i love your outfit. i like the dress, the jacket and the cute little owl necklace.

and yum, ice cream. especially butter pecan!!!

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Emilie said...

o my gosh, i've been away so long! loveee your new look of the blog!

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

You're so beautiful Dawn-what a great dress and I like your serious look-very sultry! Your job sounds so rewarding-I love the icecream idea!

Hannah said...

cute outfit!

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xx

Mongs said...

very classy outfit. Look like a page from the anthropologie lookbook, I know you're sick of hearing this, I just couldn't help saying this. You look gorgeous, I actually like this "serious" looking you, it's called attitude. The jacket is an awesome thrifted find!

Thank you for your comments, always make me LOL!

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

The Dainty Doll's House said...

I do love that owl, precious!! Thank you for your sweet words..and I am happy to share :) My work out was great, although I do feel like eating a cupcake after, hehe ;) Hehe..yes, we keep each other motivated and my husband makes me laugh when he can't do the dancing motions well, hehe! It's good fun :) You have a wonderful weekend too petal!! xo

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I love that dress, Dawn! You look gorgeous, sweetie! And your job sounds so rewarding and so fun! Loved hearing all about it :)

Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

Meagan said...

Thanks so much for your kind words Dawn! You look fabulous, as you always do! I love owls sooo much so I'm dying over that necklace and it looks perfect with the pattern on the dress. Thanks for linking up!
-Meagan
www.spunkychateau.com

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

what a gorgeous dress! the color palette looks amazing next to your glorious red hair.

Lisa said...

Oh, my goodness...I adore this dress. Caught a peek of it over at Thursdays are for Thrifters and had to rush over to get a better look. My heart was racing just a bit. haha Will be thrashing through my wardrobe now trying on dresses with blazers.
Luuuuuv this look!

SassyUptownChic said...

I adore shadowboxes! I think they are so beautiful! Love your outfit girl. That owl is poppin against the colors in that dress. Very sweet! :D
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