Versatile Style by Tracey

My Lucky Finds- Dresses

Posted on: November 30, 2012

I have never gone thrift shopping before and found so many dresses in my size with the half price colored tag.   I usually end up loving dresses two sizes too big.  So when this crazy phenomenon arose, I could not do anything but try them on and purchase them all! 6 Dresses cost me just about $22.00.  

Dresses are really a great thing to wear now in the final stages of my weight loss journey.  They are so easy to style and extremely versatile. I hope you don’t get bored with seeing me in dresses and skirts a lot over the next month…

Now on to showing the dresses….

This one is probably my favorite, as it is not so common and really looks fabulous on me.  I am not just saying that based on my own view… It just so happens my husband had a break and was home when I brought the dresses home.  So, of course a fashion show was in order… You can’t see the crossover top,but it looks great on!

A tan shirt dress style is a classic and the ultimate in versatility  The wheels are turning and in overdrive of how many ways to style this one.  This is definitely one of those workhorse items. Doesn’t look like much on the hanger….

This is just a basic shift dress in a fabulous color.  I like the v-split neckline and the detail on the bottom.  This dress really is a four season dress with so many ways to style it with layers for cooler temperatures.

This is just a basic black & white print, but I loved the fit and can see me wearing it in warmer weather with just sandals and with boots and jackets or sweaters now.  I felt sassy in this one. I really like skirts with a little volume for swirling when I walk…a remnant of early childhood..

I loved the fit and just the little ruffle detail on the bottom for an added femininity   I felt like dancing in this one and did so for my fashion show with my husband.  I grabbed a cardigan and styled this right away.  I can see this one styled with a pull- over sweater to look like a skirt and in fact, put the following together as an example. I have to say it was funny the next morning,when my husband was still talking about my fashion show and how quickly I was thinking of ways to style each. He remembered specifics and talked about why he liked it. He listened, he really listened!

The final dress is an Ann Taylor Loft and I think this is multi-seasonal as well.  In the store, I instantly saw this one styled with a green jacket or tan one.  I also pictured this in summer with my short sleeved green sweater and green wedged slingbacks… Of course that little string of a belt has to go and I just happen to have a new green one…

Just for fun, here is a winter sweater over the striped dress , add tights and a boot and it’s winterized…

In the past, I have never owned as many dresses as I currently do.  Since I love wearing them as casual Mom on the Go looks, I will get a lot of use out of  all of these.  I can so picture summer and me at my goal weight….

Linking up with InstaFriday, so go see what everyone is up to… And go see Friday Faves

Gratitude:  I am grateful that my daughter is feeling better since exams start next week.  I am grateful that Ashley’s college is making a ice rink for the weekend and my daughter will have a blast and a much needed break.  I am grateful that Connor is continuing to read his book with enthusiasm!  I am grateful for weekends!

Dear Readers, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and come back and see what I am up to next week.  As always your comments are welcomed and appreciated.  


10 Responses to "My Lucky Finds- Dresses"

Love your dresses! You have inspired me to hit some thrift stores! My daughter has a tan shirt dress and I love how she creates a new look every time she wears it!

Thrifting would fit your budget… The tan dress shirt is the one I look forward to styling the most as the options are endless. I hope you find something wonderful on your thrifitng adventure…

These are some fabulous dresses! Thrifting is awesome. You never know what you are going to find. After having my second daughter, I relied on the thrift stores for all my weight loss transitions. I love the tan dress. That has tons of remix possibilities! Heather

Thrifting is perfect for transition clothing as well as a great way to rebuild a wardrobe from scratch… Leaving funds for great skinny jeans, pants and shoes… Dreaming of all the ways to style a tan shirt dress. May have to dedicate a blog post to that…

What a great collection of dresses, awesome thrift finds! I love the first one…a classic wrap dress does so much for a womanly body and I agree the khaki shirt dress will probably end up being a weekly wear, so many possibilities. I too started thrifting as a transition after weight loss and pregnancy. Now I’m hooked!

Once you start thrifting it’s hard not to get hooked. Yes the khaki will get lots of use..

Such great finds!!! You did some good thrifting. I never seem to have such luck.

Thank you, I think it really helps to go thrifting with a friend who shares the enthusiasm and the right stores as they are not all created equal…

Wow, you got an amazing deal on those dresses…and they look like things you can get a lot of wear out of and wear multiple seasons. Good job! I especially like the red dress and can imagine it with a brown belt and some sort of brown heeled sandals in the summertime. I know it’s so exciting to lose weight and fit into our dream size and feel so much more confident in how we look. (I’ve done it myself about 5 times over the course of my lifetime…although I am in the upper weight end of my yo-yoing cycle at the moment and have been here for many years. Reading your blog is great motivation to start the journey again.)
Oh, and isn’t it great when husbands actually listen when we’re talking about girly stuff…things that are important to us…and actually like our fashion shows?! I’m always excited to lay all my stuff out on the bed and show John all my good deals and how certain things go together to make outfits, etc.

Thank you so much for your comments. One reason I wanted to start a blog was that I know everyone sharing their journey has the ability to touch others and when I inspire in any way, my heart soars!
Just a note, that the dress that looks red is actually orange and the great part is that your suggestion of the brown still applies!
I don’t take little things for granted and know my husband listening to girly things is something to be acknowledged and celebrated…So great to hear that you do a similar thing with your husband!
If you decide now is the time for weight loss, then I wish you luck and would love to support your journey. I know I held onto the weight like a security blanket and waited til I knew I was ready to let go…

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