It has been a long time since I have shared some thrifting scores with you! I call this my Kate Middleton Suit. I found this gem at my usual thrift store and consider it my best thrift haul to date! I love this matching dress and coat ensemble. The color and cut are perfect…like it was made just for me….or Kate.
The bound button holes on this set are lovely only to be outdone by those gorgeous buttons. I am always careful not to lose the buttons because they could never be replaced!
Another lovely detail that secures my eternal love for this dress is that it has inseam pockets. Really could this ensemble be any more perfect?
I’m pretty fearless when it comes to wearing vintage fashion…the only time I hesitate is when a piece is delicate. This piece is easy to wear…I feel that the style is classic enough to be current, especially when we see Kate Middleton wearing similar outfits and it’s construction is sturdy.
I know that some of you out there love vintage fashion as do I but do you feel like you can actually wear it in real life? If you don’t, is it due to the delicate nature of the garment or its style?
You always find the best stuff! I love vintage fashion too but I never wear because I never find anything good at my thrift stores that don't look like it's been through the ringer.
Oh! Gorgeous! What a lovely find! I can't believe how perfectly it fits you!!!! That's my biggest challenge if I ever try on vintage.
What a gorgeous set! I would like to say that I'm good at thrifting…but I'm not. All I ever seem to find is something old and frumpy from H&M 🙁 I recently blogged about my grandma's old dress that I re-fashioned just a bit, but sadly I have to admit that I haven't worn it at all.
Beautiful and I love the colors!
Wow, what a perfect fit and a stunning find. Also, have you ever watched Heartland – you look very similar to the very beautiful Lou!
Yeah some vintage stuff can be in pretty bad shape that's for sure.
I was VERY lucky with this one!
I am really lucky to find this set! It makes digging through all those bins soooo worth the effort. Most times I leave the thrift shop empty handed.
Thanks Dorothy! I can't take credit for the fabric choice and design but I will enjoy wearing it!
Thanks Lara! I just visited your blog and am now a new follower of yours! My girls used to watch Heartland but I'm not a big TV watcher. I did google Lou and am flattered beyond belief! Thank you…shucks…
Stunning outfit and yes, it is worthy of Kate! The fabric is gorgeous. I've bought beautiful things from thrift shops over the years.
This looks great! I make and wear vintage patterns. Sometimes the look ends up more modern than others.. I'm still learning. But yes! Love vintage styles and wearing them!
You certainly found a stunning outfit and for all the right reasons too.
Thanks Gail! These are the treasures that make thrift shopping so wonderful!
It's so fun to try vintage styles! Making your own from patterns certainly allows you to give it a modern twist with fabric choice and alterations.
That whole outfit is adorable on you. I don't know who had it last, but they really needed to pass it along. Those colors might look garish on someone else, but the match you hair and coloring perfectly.
This is gorgeous! I love the colours on you and I cannot believe this is thrifted! What a gem!
I love the whole outfit! It's really beautiful, both in style and fabric. What a lucky find!
This is perfect! Wow, what a great thrift find. I love thrifting and have found a few gems but it sure does take a lot of looking. You really scored with the colour and fit and the matching set here!
Garish! Love that word and I think you are right…I used to be a blonde and I would never have worn this. It wouldn't have looked good at all.
Thanks Hana! It was sooo lucky!
You're right, it does take a lot of looking to find the gems. I most often leave empty handed.
What a fabulous outfit! My thrift store finds are usually not so impressive;) I haven't worn or made any vintage outfits, but I've recently become rather smitten with Alfred Shaheen style Hawaiian dresses. *Sigh* they make me swoon! haha:)
Since I've become more into sewing, I would feel more confident wearing something retro/vintage as long as it was something I really adored! Besides, who decides whats "in" anyway? Clothing designers shouldn't dictate what I should or shouldn't wear;)
Beautiful. I love thrifty finds! Although I must say the size I wear now would not be found in Vintage. Good job.