After finding a plethora of awesome little knick-knacks for our home at local thrift stores, I felt inspired to peruse through the clothing racks one day! Buying second-hand clothing was never really my thing, but I quickly learned that you can score worthwhile and even vintage styles at great prices if you look carefully. Sometimes, they’re new too! As you know with thrifting, it’s all about timing and luck. Since I’m pretty new to this, my list of “best thrift stores to find cool clothes” is still in the making. Hopefully in a few months, I’ll be able to share a list of my favorites in the Coachella Valley for you guys to check out! In the mean time, I’ve started a new series called “Thrift Finds” under “Fashion” on here to document my thrift finds. I hope you’ll follow along & enjoy the thrill of the thrift with me 😉
I immediately fell in love with this frilly dress the minute I saw it at Angel View in Palm Desert. In fact, it was what convinced me that there is actually hope in thrifting clothing in this valley. With the snowbirds out of town, I really wasn’t expecting to find gems. Surprisingly though, I didn’t have to look for very long before I found this beauty – in like-new condition for $8. The brand is called Uluwatu Collection (first time discovering it) and it’s supposedly a Bali brand based in Florida! It’s a one-size fit probably because the frilly chest is stretchy. It surely fits beautifully on an extra small frame and I absolutely adore the asymmetrical hemline. The floral print is light and summery, perfect for these scorching hot summer days! One down side: it’s a bit see-through… so, nude/white underwear only (lol!).
Honestly, I’m bummed because these photos truly don’t do this outfit justice at all. It was extremely hot out when we were shooting it in the middle of the day. I was sweating, and the light was not in the right place where we shot. Oh well… I may reshoot it one of these days in a more photogenic location, but for now, these will do… 🙂
What do you think about this look? Would you like to see more outfits put together with thrifted pieces?