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 the 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 of everything.
What do you think of this femme, yet boyish look?
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!!
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!
Girl this is amazing! I have to give it a try. I need To up my fashion game!
Thanks Ally! Thrifting is so much fun – once you get into it you won’t stop! lol
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.
Thank you Eileen! Yes, the dress was in really mint condition when I got it, which is nice 🙂 I love getting things that are new/like new from thrift stores. Glad you like this look! xo
Great thrift find for fall! I love how you styled this with the hat. I think your thrift stores are better than mine!
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!
This is such a cute outfit babe, and what a score! I love the color and fit on you!
cute & little
Thanks Kileen! <3 xo
Love the dress! Goodwill has some gems occasionally! 🙂
Thanks Kristin! They sure do 🙂
You look amazing in your outfits. Your choice of backgrounds was wonderful.
Thanks Blair! The sunset was really nice that day, so it helped give that nice dreamy purplish hue hahaha
That is so cute! I probably couldn’t pull that off but it works so well for you!!
Thanks Amanda, you’re the sweetest! I’m sure you could totally pull off something similar 🙂
I love a good thrifted find. You feel like you have won the lottery all day!
Amen to that!
The dress is gorgeous! I love green on you 🙂
You look classic.
I live your fashion sense..
I need to top my game when it comes to fashion.
Looking good is a goal
Thanks gorgeous! xx
hey way to be thrifty and the dress looks good.
Thank you Eric!
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
Yay!! So glad you were able to score such an amazing deal on a dress hehe. That’s the best feeling!
I love a thrifted outfit! This is such an adorable dress- and those boots are amazing!
Thank you Jenn! I’m all about thrifted outfits these days!
I can’t believe you found this at goodwill! Such a great find!
I couldn’t believe it either! It was a lucky day haha.
Very cute outfit! I love how it fits perfectly for the Fall season! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Thank you Jennifer! Yes, I’m ready for fall, even though it’s still over 100 degrees in Palm Springs lol
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
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!
Your military dress looks perfect with your cap! I love your outfit and your taste! Good find!
Thanks Yanna! xx
What a gorgeous find dear! This dress is perfect on you.
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Thank you Jessica!
Damn they are beautiful. You look great. I really wish I could pull them off. But I am fat.
Thank you love! You are beautiful and would rock something similar! xx
These pictures are well taken with stunning mountain backdrops. I love the cap and thinking of getting one of this.
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!
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. 🙂
This is so true! I’ve found a lot of cool gems at thrift stores recently!
Super cute! I love amazing thrift store finds like this. The casual comfortable look is daintily something I love.
I would never have guessed taht this dress was only 8 dollars! It looks so chic the way you’ve styled it!
Aw thank you so much dear!
what a good thrift find – looks stunning on you!
Thank you Tara! xo
This dress is super adorable. I really love this look. I would definitely get one.
Thank you so much! The military dress trend is a good one for fall, and is so layerable!
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.
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!
I love getting things from Goodwill. You can find amazing deals and little treasures. It’s a great way to shop.
Couldn’t agree more! xx
Love this look. It is fresh, modern , sleek and super comfortable. Love it.
Thank you Ale! xo
From goodwill?! That’s an awesome find!
Yes!! I could hardly believe it haha. Thank you!
WOW I absolutely love this cargo dress. And your photos are just spectacular.
Thanks Veronika! xx
I love thrift store finds!
I am with you on that!
This is so lovely! How I wish I was as talented and could pull off such a look. The outfit fits together really well
You could totally pull it off, Preet! xx
Oh my goodness, you look absolutely stunning in this dress! Goodwill always has the best finds💕
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.
Awww thank you Noor! Appreciate it <3 xx
Super cute, I love your outfit and especially with that cap, you just finished your look! Haha, nice photo quality as well
Thank you so much, Claire! Have a great weekend!
What a great find!
Thanks Michelle! xx
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 🙂
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
That is such a steal! It is super cute, and you rock that dress! I love getting a good deal! Got to love Goodwill!
Thank you Lauren! xoxo
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!
Awww thanks beautiful! I hope you will find one you love! <3 xx
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
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.
Whoa your thrifted dress is a gorgeous find and gorgeous outfit!