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The $8 Sleeveless Military Dress I Thrifted from Goodwill

On one of my weekly thrift store trips earlier this month, I scored this sleeveless military dress for just $8 at Goodwill in La Quinta. You might have seen my recent post about how much I love the olive color for fall. This dress is no exception, and the styling options are endless! Since it’s still pretty hot out, I haven’t quite pulled out my leggings to wear underneath just yet… but you can bet I will in a few months!

Has anyone heard of the label, “A New Day”? Google says it’s a brand from Target, sort of like Xhilaration. Based on the quality of the fabric, I would have guessed that this dress came from Nordstrom or Macy’s. It’s SUPER soft. Regardless of brand, I love it!

There are no buttons on this dress – just one long zipper, which makes putting it on super easy. Cinch ties are my best friend, because God knows I always need a bit of help around the waist. Bonus brownie points for the back of this dress – I’m able to tie it and make it more fitted! In a way, this number is almost like a shirt-dress on me because it’s so short. It looks great this way, but I have to wear tight booty shorts underneath it and make sure I don’t bend down (lol). Otherwise, if the wind picks up, I’m in trouble! It was actually super windy out when we shot this in Palm Springs. Despite all the outtakes, we managed to get a few good shots in. It helped that the lighting was just magical that evening.

My go-to style is pretty feminine, but I also love an occasional outfit that’s perfect for everyday wear with a touch of tomboy vibes. This dress is just that for me. It’s so chic with a pair of combat boots, a newsboy cap, and my Chanel boy bag! My thrifting luck has been on a good streak lately – I have so much more to share with you guys. Slowly, I’ll get around to taking pictures in everything.

What do you think of this femme, yet boyish look?

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84 Comments
  • Tiffany
    September 26, 2018

    Oh my goodness, these are my favorite kinds of outfits! Thrift store re-fashions with new lives!! You look absolutely gorgeous in it, I’m so jealous!!

    • Sharon Wu
      September 26, 2018

      Thanks Tiffany! The shopping scene isn’t the greatest out here in the desert, but that’s a blessing in disguise. It really got me creative and thrifting regularly!

  • Ally
    September 26, 2018

    Girl this is amazing! I have to give it a try. I need To up my fashion game!

    • Sharon Wu
      September 26, 2018

      Thanks Ally! Thrifting is so much fun – once you get into it you won’t stop! lol

  • Eileen
    September 26, 2018

    Can’t believe you thrifted that military dress! It looks good as new and you styled it so well. Definitely digging this femme-tomboy look.

    • Sharon Wu
      September 26, 2018

      Thank you Eileen! Yes, the dress was in really mint condition when I got it, which is nice πŸ™‚ I love getting things that are new/like new from thrift stores. Glad you like this look! xo

  • Carolyn
    September 26, 2018

    Great thrift find for fall! I love how you styled this with the hat. I think your thrift stores are better than mine!

    • Sharon Wu
      September 26, 2018

      Thanks Carolyn! I think it just really comes down to timing and luck haha. This dress was my first thrift find clothing-wise from this specific Goodwill location!

  • Kileen
    September 26, 2018

    This is such a cute outfit babe, and what a score! I love the color and fit on you!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  • Kristin
    September 26, 2018

    Love the dress! Goodwill has some gems occasionally! πŸ™‚

    • Sharon Wu
      September 26, 2018

      Thanks Kristin! They sure do πŸ™‚

  • Blair
    September 26, 2018

    You look amazing in your outfits. Your choice of backgrounds was wonderful.

    • Sharon Wu
      September 26, 2018

      Thanks Blair! The sunset was really nice that day, so it helped give that nice dreamy purplish hue hahaha

  • Amanda Yorton
    September 26, 2018

    That is so cute! I probably couldn’t pull that off but it works so well for you!!

    • Sharon Wu
      September 27, 2018

      Thanks Amanda, you’re the sweetest! I’m sure you could totally pull off something similar πŸ™‚

  • Alicia
    September 26, 2018

    I love a good thrifted find. You feel like you have won the lottery all day!

  • Mariann Yip
    September 26, 2018

    The dress is gorgeous! I love green on you πŸ™‚

  • Ekenechukwu
    September 26, 2018

    You look classic.

    I live your fashion sense..

    I need to top my game when it comes to fashion.

    Looking good is a goal

  • Eric
    September 26, 2018

    hey way to be thrifty and the dress looks good.

  • Candace
    September 26, 2018

    That’s a cute dress! I bought an $8 dress too and I rocked it. Nobody could tell that I only paid eight bucks hahaha

    XO
    Candace

    • Sharon Wu
      September 27, 2018

      Yay!! So glad you were able to score such an amazing deal on a dress hehe. That’s the best feeling!

  • Jenn
    September 26, 2018

    I love a thrifted outfit! This is such an adorable dress- and those boots are amazing!

    • Sharon Wu
      September 27, 2018

      Thank you Jenn! I’m all about thrifted outfits these days!

  • Alitzah
    September 26, 2018

    I can’t believe you found this at goodwill! Such a great find!

    • Sharon Wu
      September 27, 2018

      I couldn’t believe it either! It was a lucky day haha.

  • Jennifer
    September 26, 2018

    Very cute outfit! I love how it fits perfectly for the Fall season! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

    • Sharon Wu
      September 27, 2018

      Thank you Jennifer! Yes, I’m ready for fall, even though it’s still over 100 degrees in Palm Springs lol

  • Jenelle
    September 26, 2018

    I haven’t gone thrift shopping in such a long long time but I used to a lot! I have a couple of the cool vintage pieces I found still, I used to score some good pieces! This one looks so at home on you!
    xx Jenelle | http://www.inspiringwit.com

    • Sharon Wu
      September 27, 2018

      I love finding cool vintage stuff at thrift stores! It’s so satisfying and the hunt is fun haha. You should get back into it!

  • Yanna Paz
    September 26, 2018

    Your military dress looks perfect with your cap! I love your outfit and your taste! Good find!

  • Jessica
    September 27, 2018

    What a gorgeous find dear! This dress is perfect on you.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • Monidipa Dutta
    September 27, 2018

    Damn they are beautiful. You look great. I really wish I could pull them off. But I am fat.

    • Sharon Wu
      September 27, 2018

      Thank you love! You are beautiful and would rock something similar! xx

  • kumamonjeng
    September 27, 2018

    These pictures are well taken with stunning mountain backdrops. I love the cap and thinking of getting one of this.

    • Sharon Wu
      September 27, 2018

      Thank you so much! We have beautiful mountain views out here in Palm Springs and I love being able to take advantage of them for photos, especially during sunset! The newsboy cap has been a hit and I’ve worn mine so many times!

  • Nailil
    September 27, 2018

    I love this dress! I wouldn’t have thought you picked it up at Goodwill. Though I hear one can find some real gems there. πŸ™‚

    Xx, Nailil
    thirtyminusone.com

    • Sharon Wu
      September 27, 2018

      This is so true! I’ve found a lot of cool gems at thrift stores recently!

  • Alexis
    September 27, 2018

    Super cute! I love amazing thrift store finds like this. The casual comfortable look is daintily something I love.

  • Shloka
    September 27, 2018

    I would never have guessed taht this dress was only 8 dollars! It looks so chic the way you’ve styled it!

    x
    Shloka
    http://thesilksneaker.com

  • Tara Fuller
    September 27, 2018

    what a good thrift find – looks stunning on you!

  • Sue-Tanya Mchorgh
    September 27, 2018

    This dress is super adorable. I really love this look. I would definitely get one.

    • Sharon Wu
      September 27, 2018

      Thank you so much! The military dress trend is a good one for fall, and is so layerable!

  • Renee || Getting Fit Fab
    September 27, 2018

    Oh, this is a cute dress! I love that it was thrifted, that’s so awesome! Our goodwill isn’t really good for women’s clothes.

    • Sharon Wu
      September 28, 2018

      Thanks Renee! I didn’t think that my Goodwill really would either… usually they actually don’t but I got lucky this day. I normally go to Angel View thrift stores for clothing!

  • Lisa Rios
    September 27, 2018

    I love getting things from Goodwill. You can find amazing deals and little treasures. It’s a great way to shop.

  • Ale
    September 27, 2018

    Love this look. It is fresh, modern , sleek and super comfortable. Love it.

  • Briana
    September 27, 2018

    From goodwill?! That’s an awesome find!

    Briana
    https://beyoutifulbrunette.com/

    • Sharon Wu
      September 28, 2018

      Yes!! I could hardly believe it haha. Thank you!

  • Veronika
    September 28, 2018

    WOW I absolutely love this cargo dress. And your photos are just spectacular.
    Veronika
    https://brunettedromwallstreet.com

  • Taylor Mobley
    September 28, 2018

    I love thrift store finds!

  • Preet
    September 28, 2018

    This is so lovely! How I wish I was as talented and could pull off such a look. The outfit fits together really well

    • Sharon Wu
      September 28, 2018

      You could totally pull it off, Preet! xx

  • Logan
    September 28, 2018

    Oh my goodness, you look absolutely stunning in this dress! Goodwill always has the best findsπŸ’•

    Xo Logan
    https://peculiarporter.com

  • Noor
    September 28, 2018

    Photography is outstanding what else can I say? Because it makes you more look gorgeous and brings out the best in you with this outfit.

    • Sharon Wu
      September 28, 2018

      Awww thank you Noor! Appreciate it <3 xx

  • Claire
    September 29, 2018

    Super cute, I love your outfit and especially with that cap, you just finished your look! Haha, nice photo quality as well

    • Sharon Wu
      September 29, 2018

      Thank you so much, Claire! Have a great weekend!

  • Michelle
    September 29, 2018

    What a great find!

  • Samantha Mariko
    September 29, 2018

    What an awesome find!! I suck at thrifting (probably because I don’t have enough patience when it comes to shopping haha) but I can see how it’s worth spending some extra time browsing through them if you can find cool stuff like this dress! awesome photos too πŸ™‚
    xo Samantha

    • Sharon Wu
      September 30, 2018

      Haha it really comes down to timing and luck with thrifting! There are days I go thrifting and come home with nothing. It’s really a 50/50 chance but I got lucky the day I snagged this dress! xx

  • Lauren Edwards
    September 29, 2018

    That is such a steal! It is super cute, and you rock that dress! I love getting a good deal! Got to love Goodwill!

  • TheStyleSecond
    September 30, 2018

    This is so gorgeous, Sharon!! I will be on the hunt for a great military dress like this–I love the color and the cut on you!

    • Sharon Wu
      October 1, 2018

      Awww thanks beautiful! I hope you will find one you love! <3 xx

  • Christine Kong
    September 30, 2018

    I love this dress and olive is one of my favorite colors! I first thought it was a romper because of the cinched waist (or back), but it’s super cute as a dress too. I love all the pockets – makes it look utilitarian and more edgy. And of course I love that Chanel boy bag! A perfect mix of high and low fashion! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

    • Sharon Wu
      October 1, 2018

      Thank you Christine! This dress would totally be super cute as a romper (the length feels more like one lol). The cinched back is one of my fave things about this dress! Without it, it’s definitely a bit wide on me.

  • Bernice
    October 2, 2018

    Whoa your thrifted dress is a gorgeous find and gorgeous outfit!

    https://www.bunnybernice.com

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