Monday, July 2, 2012

INSPIRATION MONDAY....vintage mix

Today's Inspiration Outfit Photo posted by www.twobirds.blogspot.com

I love a good mix of  something vintage with something newer.  This bold printed dress by Roxy was basically free when I opened a Tjx charge account.  They sent me a $10.00 coupon in the mail and I found this dress for just that amount.  I was determined to get it for free.  It is so easy to shop there with only $10.00 bucks and then buy something for $39.99.  I was not coming out of there with more than a $10.00 purchase.  Bonus:  this dress is lightweight, lined, has double pockets and is super comfy.  Win, Win!!  My yellow, vintage, beaded jacket was thrifted years ago.  It will always be a part of my wardrobe.  I have worn this little cropped jacket many times.

Today is Inspiration Monday...I swear if it were not for sisters Megan and Nora of TwoBirds I would not have come up with nearly as many outfits and wardrobe mixes as I have over the  last year of joining them on Inspiration Monday.  I have met so many fabulous bloggers by joining them.  You can't lose.  Wanna join?  It is so easy and fun...click here

  
Vintage Rynex cat eye sunglasses $5.00 church thrift store...aren't they crazy?

Dsw animal printed wedges/birthday gift.




I went out early today before the heat tried to kill me.  You all know how much I love the Summer...bleck!  Anyway, hope you had a great weekend, I worked both days.  My husband was home taking care of the pets and prepping our walls to be painted in the dining room and breakfast nook.  It never ends...our house will always be a work in progress.  I hired my dear friend, Sharon who is an interior decorater.  She is affordable and knows exactly what I love.  She is working with me to get my house in order again after all of the many projects over the last year that required me to pack up most of the house.  I began feeling overwhelmed with how to begin putting it all back together so Sharon came by last week and spent a little over an hour me.  We are going to use most of my things with a few adjustments here and there...ok, a lot of adjustments but using mostly everything I already own...mostly.   I just want to have a clutter free home with all of my favorite things around me...if that is possible!!  Have a great day darlings.  dawn xo 

17 comments:

Sara Flynn said...

The heat kills me as well. I turn into a baby. Love this dress and how you remixed it. I just got a target card and its instant savings when you use it. This may be bad!

Sara
http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

two birds said...

dawn, i love this dress on you. and it was free, which kind of makes it cuter, right? and that coat is gorgeous, as well. and you were made for cat eye sunglasses, or they were made for you, i suppose! beautiful!

Kezzie said...

I always love it when you do The Two birds IM, so pretty and quirky! You look gorgeous in this 2 tone ensemble! The dress is very pretty and it's lovely to have the vintage beaded jacket with it! The glasses are brill too!

Lindsey A. Turner said...

Love this dress om you so much! great print!


Lindsey Turner
http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

I have 'hired' (aka payment in homemade meals) my best friend to act as interior designer for my new house- can't wait until July 31 when we take ownership! LOVE this dress and can't believe it was free with the card! I keep forgetting about IM- darn, need to participate next week!

Jessie said...

Dawn you look great as always! I seriously love your hair, and that dress for 10 bucks what a steal! I know what you mean with house projects.. I bought my first house 2 years ago and its slowly starting to feel more like my own but there is still a list a mile long! Hope all is well, I spent the weekend in northern maine with my husband which was nice.. now back to the real world!

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pastcaring said...

Love your free frock, and that little yellow bolero is gorgeous. I mix vintage and new (to me) all the time - 1970s dress and a denim jacket today! xxx

The Dainty Dolls House said...

You look darling..love the print here. It's fun without being too much!! I love cat eye glasses, my mom thinks I am strange for that, but she was made to wear them, so I understand but, I think they are wonderful :)) Hope you have a super day and 4th of July :))) xox

Thrifted Shift said...

Great dress and I am having major hair envy right now. Good luck with your home, I think most homes are works in progress because people and their needs change... I just rearranged a bunch of cabinets and drawers and feel much better! Have a great day!
--TS

Heather Morris said...

You look great in this! I love the cute little jacket with it too!
Heathersthriftycloset.blogspot.com

silvergirl said...

that dress is so cute
i never find stuff like that at Target
brett

tammy Silverstyle said...

What a fun dress! I'm especially liking the cat eye glasses!

Kat said...

That little yellow jacket is a total gem! I really enjoy reading inspiration posts; it's fun to see bloggers' takes on outfits!

Teddi said...

holy hotness, thy name is dawn! ooooo the vintage elements with the bargain prices, but most importantly the glamour, from you. an interior decorator that's a friend too, sounds superb. :)

Lisa said...

Well, that's a smashing deal on a great print dress! I adore that sweet yellow jacket. I'd keep it forever too.

Eileen said...

Beautiful dress, looks great on you Dawnie. I like the long dresses, but they look hot.

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

You look dahling dawn!!! It reminds me of those cute vintage trapeze dresses. They are so coming back instyle!!! I love yours and the print looks awesome on you. Stay cool! :D
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