Anyone that knows me well, will know that I love to get dressed up and go out.
Is this difficult to do while living a second-hand lifestyle? Not at all. I know that I only have a few places that I will go looking for a new-to-me fabulous dress, instead of wandering around from mall to mall to mall and store to store to store.....
Perhaps I have a lower-maintenance view on finding that 'perfect dress'. Perhaps I know that if I don't find something, I'll just make another dress in my closet work for that specific occasion.
That being said, I DO love to find a dress that fits, and complements me, second-hand. I somehow imagine that it has already seen some wonderful vacations, weddings and nights out, and that I will be able to show it some more. :)
Here are some thrifted dresses that I have worn out in the last few months....
I LOVE this strapless dress, and the fact that it reminds me of the 'curtain-outfits' from the Sound Of Music makes me love it even more.
Value Village- $12.99
I snapped up this high-low dress for my upcoming trip to Spain, and after I brought it home I decided that it would also be great to wear to my cousin's wedding a couple of weeks ago. So- I did.
Another great way to look fabulous AND be thrifty is to borrow from a friend. I borrowed this black lace dress for my Christmas Party with the 'Pretty In Pink' girlies.
I tried this RW & Co dress on at a Value Village 50% off sale a few months before my youngest sister's wedding and decided it would be perfect.
Value Village- $17.99- 50%
This maxi-dress was perfect to bring with me to Cuba in November. To see my post on what I wore in Cuba click here.
Value Village- $12.99
I've worn this dress to many a 'Girl's Night Out'- with purple tights, black tights, leggings and bare legs. To see my post on when I scored this dress click here.
Ok, so technically this outfit ISN'T a dress....but it IS dressy....
You can make your cute shorts worthy of a night out by pairing them with some heels. Simple, yes?
To see my post on this outfit click here.
Tank- $6.99 Talize
Shorts- $6.99 Value Village
This is a perfect little dress to take on vacations. It rolls up nice and small, and doesn't really wrinkle. Here I am wearing it in the Dominican Republic in April. To see that post click here.
This one-shoulder dress is fabulous on it's own- but made even MORE fabulous by topping it with my awesome sequin jacket.
I affectionately refer to this as my rainbow dress, because I was called Rainbow the first night I wore it out while I was visiting my good friend in Calgary. It is probably the most that I have spent on a dress since I started only buying second-hand, but it was well worth it.
To see my post on this dress click here.
Well, there you have it friends.
It truly is possible to look great, save money, and be 'green' by shopping second-hand. Whether it be for a date-night, a Girl's Night Out, a wedding, or another occasion- you can always find what you need at a thrift/ consignment store.
Hope I've inspired you to try... :)