Style Steal: Estate Sale

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Anyone who knows me will tell you that the only thing I love more than a great outfit, is a great outfit on sale. Some of my earliest shopping memories are of my mother and I combing through estate sales looking for hidden treasures. Now when I see a sign in the yard, its almost instinct to immediately pull over. Such was the case several years ago when I happened across one such sale and bought this knit skirt. At the time I had no idea how I would wear it, but it was cool and $8-sold. After collecting dust in my closet for quite some time*, I finally realized that this skirt really should be a strapless dress. Once I added the denim button down (a style steal in it's own right at only $25 from h&m), it quickly became one of my favorite things to wear.
Have y'all had any fun estate sale or thrift store purchases lately?



Dress: Vintage Skirt from Estate Sale. Shirt: h&m (similar). Shoes: RED Valentino. Clutch: Vintage Louis Vuitton via Portero. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Necklace: Madewell (similar). Arm Candy: Lily and Laura via Ellys Couture, J.Crew, Bfrend by Monika. Rings: Alex Monroe and Ring's Eclectic via Ellys Couture.



*I'm a firm believer that every item will have it's time. And until that time happens, holding onto things that I have yet to wear should NOT be considered hoarding. Just saying, SideSmile.

66 comments :

  1. I like the casual look of the knotted denim shirt! Casual but chic!

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  2. That skirt/dress is great! I love deals too, but am completely clueless to vintage shopping.

    www.glitterarygirl.blogspot.com

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  3. That dress looks really great worn as a skirt with the chambray/denim over top - and knotting the top adds the perfect casual touch.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  4. You look so cute in this outfit! I LOVE that skirt, and I'm madly obsessed with your bow sandals! So adorable!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  5. Just found your blog! You are so cute! I totally agree with you on the comment about keeping thing! I am the exact same way! You should see my closet!

    New follower, hope you can follow back! :)xoxo

    oliviamoone.blogspot.com

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  6. Cute!! Great accessories. Absolutely love those shoes and glasses! So cute!

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  7. Love your outfit :) The sunglasses are pretty cool :)
    Want to follow each other in GFC? :)

    http://tuwentytri.blogspot.com

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  8. Really beautiful skirt, such pretty detailing. Love it paired with the denim jacket too.

    Wardrobe Quarry

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  9. I totally agree with your motto! I keep all my designer things, ever when they go out of style...if not for me, than for my daughter when she gets older. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Statement Necklaces for Less Than $50:)
    www.winetastegirl.com

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  10. I'm loving your shoes and chambray shirt!! So gorgeous lady!

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  11. Seems like I cant buy anything at full price...haha! You look great in that outfit you put together...so chic!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  12. cool look,
    in love with the skirt!!

    xofemke.
    www.myfashion-expression.blogspot.com

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  13. ..you look so stylish , love denim shirts and skirt , great mix !

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  14. awesome, creative styling with the skirt/dress. love it! xoxo

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  15. SUPER CUTE!LOVING THE TOP AND THE GLASSES!!!
    XOXO




    http://style-squared.blogspot.ca/

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  16. you look awesome, dear~! )

    Nice blogging~!

    Olga
    http://www.myblondegal.com/

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  17. Your sunnies are amazing :) thank you for the comment :P you have a new follower, hope you visit mine again soon :P
    annadespinawilddesires.blogspot.com

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  18. Awesome, and I love clutch and arm bands a lot xxx

    Sneak peek into my life

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  19. Nice blog you have...wanna follow each other?
    please follow with GFC, just leave me a comment and I'll follow u back!
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  20. amazing look <3
    I'm your 73rd follower via Bloglovin =) waiting for you to follow back =)
    xoxo

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  21. I LOVE THE OUTFIT, ASHLEY! CAN SEE MYSELF IN IT :) HOPE YOU FIND YOUR PERFECT DENIM JACKET SOON :)

    KISSES FROM :
    A SMALL BLOG WITH A BIG HEART
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY where Fashion and Food collide!
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  22. What a cute skirt! And love the tied denim top with it - such a fabulous look :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  23. I love your denim shirt and those cute sandals :)

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  24. Thank you for visiting my blog and your lovely comment! You look amazing!!!!
    See you soon xoxo
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    http://simplement-heureuse.blogspot.ro

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  25. Your bow shoes are seriosuly to die for!

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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  26. That skirt is fabulous! Great find:)

    xo
    Alison

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  27. hey! sorry but I can't help you, 'cause I don't know where is bracelet from... but I'll follow your blog because it's amazing!

    xoxo,
    andy

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  28. What girl doesn't love a good sale! You look so pretty, love that skirt!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  29. It's so true -- Every item does have its time. I don't hoard clothes; I collect them. Sooner or later, I wear them all.

    P.S. LOVE that skirt.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  30. LOVE this outfit <3 especially the denim shirt! I need to get one

    Alexa <3
    sleepeatbreathefashion.blogspot.com/

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  31. that skirt is such a neat texture!

    -jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.co

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  32. i just love all your accessories!!! esp the shoes!!!

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  33. I am obsessing over the accessories in your outfit. Those shoes most of all!
    I recently thrifted an amazing wool/cashmere pink blazer. For $4.00. I can't wait to wear it in the fall!

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

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  34. Great outfit, lovee the skirt!
    xx

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com/

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  35. I love that skirt so much--what a great find! I'm the same way with clothes--I'll hold onto something for years before I wear it. One time a friend even forced me to put dated post-its on clothes and if I hadn't worn them in six months, I had to donate them (seasonal weather aside).


    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  36. Hi!!! Thanks for your comment!!! start following you on GFC (300) & Bloglovin (74), hope now you'll follow me back on both!!! xoxo

    www.rockandfrock.com

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  37. What a great find, this outfit is great!!! And I do the same thing with pieces, if I really love somethingni will hold onto it for years until I figure out how to wear it haha
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  38. Love this look! the vintage finds..score (esp LV!).

    Cute blog and thanks for stopping by mine:)

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  39. I agree I love sales! Love the skirt!

    www.theluxuryrehab.com

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  40. that denim and those glasses are my fav! you are lookin gorgeous!
    just followed, xx

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  41. I love knotting tops over skirts and dresses! I also love your sunglasses!

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  42. I'm with you on that, I love a good outfit on sale! this is so adorable:)
    ~Pau
    www.lilbitsofchic.com

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  43. wow you are so cute!

    just found your blog and love your aesthetic! and heyy i actually just started a new blog! i'd love if you'd come take a look and follow, if you like!

    xo,
    http://www.annacbie.com

    ps: if you follow, let me know by commenting on my most recent post. then i'll skip over to your blog and follow you back! :]]

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  44. Sure sweetie!! I'm already following you*
    Theblackeffect.blogspot.pt

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  45. love the rings +.+ do you want to follow each other? i'm already following you honey! kisses :D

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  46. Oh love! That skirt is amazing!

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  47. That skirt (slash dress conversion) looks great on you, especially with the denim shirt over it. I love a good fashion steal too, now I'm going to have to be on the lookout for estate sales! My favorite thrifted piece is this awesome grey 3/4 sleeve blazer I got for $10 when I lived in Pittsburgh...its my go to blazer!

    Stephanie

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  48. the skirt is sooo pretty on you! just wanted to say super cute blog! you should check out the giveaway im having over at my blog! it ends friday! xo

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  49. Way to go on mixing it up and making it a dress! And it being only $8!!! Love it! Super cute! You always take the cutest pics!!
    Shanna
    Giveaway @ Because Shanna Said So

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  50. Wanna follow each other? Let me now :3
    Kiss <3

    http://freakingbeautifulness.blogspot.pt/

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  51. I love the way you tied the chambray shirt! I'm inspired!! Definitely going to try that...

    Julia
    Cup of Tea

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  52. I love your style, you always look very effortless!

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  53. Absolutely love this look! Sales may be my favorite thing ever. I refuse to buy anything unless it's at least 20% off. Great find! xo

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  54. i'm in love with your sunglasses! adore this look and your blog. if you want we can follow each other ;)! let me know!

    kisses from

    http://cristinasurdu.blogspot.com/

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