Monday, August 22, 2011

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Happy Monday Everyone!!  Are you wearing something that makes you happy?  This is my go-to happy dress. I thrifted it at the Greenstreet Flea Market on the Upper West Side a year ago for $5.  It was calf-length with barely a waistline but I loved that it had the prettiest little swallow bird print that reminded me of the infamous Miu Miu Spring 2010 collection meets a field of sunflowers. 

I enlisted the help of my trusty tailor to shorten the hemline, replace the buttons, cinch the waist, and add pockets because pockets make everything better and everyone happier. Promise -just ask Napolean Dynomite. I believe this would have been called a "tea dress" had I not cropped it to such a sassy length but I don't care, I am a rebel, I am a modern lady, and I will drink tea in this dress anways!! TAKE THAT.

I took pictures in the usaul spot but somehow this time the lighting reminded me of the hospital ward in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.  Also I felt really clever with this title because there are a bunch of bird's flying all over my dress.  It was that and the fact that Jack Nicholson and I make similar facial expressions (just another one of my many talents).

I'm slowly but surely introducing deep rich fall colors into my wardrobe as the seasons transition.  Right now I'm loving deep burgundy and didn't realise that I had matched my mails (Mascarade Belle by Essie) to my lipstick (Va Va Violet by Revlon) and my shoes (thrifted Calvin Klein Parma). These shoes are so comfortable I will be wearing them all fall with bold tights. I completely support you buying them at full price - but don't mind if I do love that they're thrifted.

thrifted flea market dress; thrifted slip; thrifted Calvin Klein shoes; thrifted bracelets; thrifted necklace; H&M sunnies

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  1. I love your dress! What a fun post! Great imagination!

    Lindsey Turner

  2. Cute dress! Next time please take a "before" photo so we can see the tailoring transformation.

    I often take my thrifted finds to the tailor and the tailoring always costs far more than the garment. I've never overhauled a dress as extensively as this, however.

  3. WOW what a cool $5 dress !! They don't do flee markets here in my country sadly! I love your blog!




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