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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thrift Store Chic For An Easter Chick

Have you seen the Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 ad campaign? I love every single pastel colored, candy coated image.

When I found a J Crew cotton knit sweater in a similar shade of mint for $4 at the thrift store I didn’t hesitate to take it home. Even though it had horrendous brown buttons on it.

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That is an oh so easy fix. The brown buttons were swapped out for vintage buttons in a pearl finish.

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I knew the sweater would work perfectly with another thrift store treasure I had found. An “A” line cotton dress that had the original tags still on it.

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The $10 find had pockets, pleating and wonderful ribbon trim that you often find on similar dresses from a favorite store of mine for much, much more.

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The frosting came in the form of June Cleaver inspired pearls ($4 Goodwill) embellished with an enamel pin I found at a flea market for $2.

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I draw the limit on thrift store shoes (unless it is clearly evident that they have never been worn). These floral Unisa slides came from T J Maxx on clearance several years ago.

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SOMEONE said the look was more Bree Van De Kamp than Louis Vuitton. Ok. I’ll take that.

What are you wearing on Easter?

Laura

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36 comments :

Kirby Carespodi said...

Love the look! What bargains.
My house is pastel hued (where it isn't beige or white) and a good portion of my wardrobe is, as well. Love pastels!

Jill Elaine said...

That outfit is so totally you! adorable!! I'm working on making a dress I may wear for Easter. I made a dress for my youngest and bought dresses for the other 2. My camera is supposed to get here tomorrow - just in time!! Can't wait to start sharing some good photos again!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your outfit (and you too!) are BEAUTIFUL!!!

Babs said...

You have a fabulous outfit for Easter...so pretty and feminine. Love the pearls with flower pin accent, too.

Kelley said...

I have the perfect mules to go with that.

No, I don't want to trade anything. I'll take the outfit, please. You can have... can have... hmm. You get a "thank you."

a.DORE.able!

Happy Resurrection Day to you!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

What a sweetness outfit! I just love it!!

Bloggymom said...

cute outfit!! Love the necklace and the sweater redo.

Sherri B. said...

Such a great thrift shop find and what a difference buttons make! - I need to find a skirt to go with a very pretty turquoise blouse for my Easter outfit...it would be a lot easier if I had a nice slim figure like you (in my dreams, ha!). You look like a model in your sweet Easter dress! xo

Linda said...

Adorable!! I love your fashion ensembles and even better when you find such great items via thrift! :)

I'm not sure what I'm wearing - lately I'm fond of a sheer lilac dress with ruffles that is worn over a darker slip - the dress came from Ruche and wasn't thrifty, but I love it just the same.

I'm actually not a big fan of pastels on me, but I do have a couple of lighter colored items now that I like.

Happy Easter blessings to you and your family.
Love, Linda

It's All Connected said...

Terrific outfit and looks great on you! The price sure can't be beat. ~ Maureen

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

LOL....now that you mention it, it is very Bree! i LOVE shopping thrift stores & estate sales!!! great finds!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Vicki said...

You are quite the bargain finder! What a great Easter outfit - so cute! Happy Easter, Laura to you and your family.

The Boston Lady said...

Love your Easter look Laura, but where's your bonnet?? I won't be wearing one either - I will most likely be wearing shorts and a t-shirt as we plan to go to the beach on Sunday! Happy Easter. Ann

Laura Burtis said...

Love this look! And how fantastic that just switching out the buttons made such a big difference!

P.s. I absolutely LOVE Bree - and can totally see her wearing an adorable outfit like this!

Karena said...

Laura I need you to be my shopping girlfriend!! truly you look picture perfect for Easter!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Alyx said...

Generally I'm not a fan of Louis Vuitton, but I love the spring ad campaign!
I love your dress! And that pearl necklace with the pin? SO CUTE!!

Jennifer Watkins-Jones said...

Pretty ad campaign, and adorable outfit! You have a good eye for finding beautiful things and making them even prettier! I am actually wearing black this year for Easter, but Hubby found a cute little black dress with white polka dots and insisted that I needed it for Easter. It is really cute though. =)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Little Leslie said...

Laura, you look fabulous. I love the whole outfit. It's funny that you posted the vintage clothes. I just turned my small booth into a vintage clothing boutique. Check out my blog post. Have a great Easter, you are dressed perfectly for it.
xoxo,
Leslie

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Easter Blessing, Laura!!!
You look so sweet in your Easter outfit!
I have a new blouse. We are very casual here.
LOVE your Easter eggs with verses in them!!
Nice banner too!
Warmly,
deb

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

what a gorgeous color!

Danavee said...

Love the pin on the necklace!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You look adorable Laura! I love your deals, you gals have the best thrift stores out there!~
Hugs and Happy Easter too,
Cindy

Mrs. Handyverger said...

What a difference the new buttons made on that cardigan. I also never would have thought of adding the pin. So pretty! Now I'm trying to think if I have any faux pearls I can try this with. :)

Ashley Urke | Domestic Fashionista said...

Your outfit is so cute and springy! I picked up a new top and shoes for Easter but just haven't picked out the skirt yet. And that LV ad is pretty spectacular...I will definitely check it out for some pastel inspiration!

Barbara said...

You look great! So perfect for Easter!!

Terrie Mathison said...

Love the look! Great sweater and yes a simple button change and the sweater is so cute!! I'm with you on thrift store shoes. Not everyone is, so it' nice to find someone else like us!
Enjoy your Easter in your beautiful outfit!!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

So cute, Laura. you look beautiful, such great finds!! Have a wonderful Easter Weekend!! xo

Kathe said...

I love this time of year with all the pastel colors! Your outfit is so thrifty yet looks like a million bucks. Could be who is wearing it too ;) Thank you for stopping by for a visit and leaving a sweet comment. Happy Easter wishes to you!

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

A fantastic outfit - as is the person wearing it.
Take care.

Danielle said...

Hi Laura, I LOVE this outfit!! It's so 1950's retro. Just my style! I have been looking for a dress just like that forever. None of my local thrift stores carry anything of that style. You look so cute. Love the pearls too. They are the perfect finishing touch.

Happy Easter to you and your family!

Danielle xo

black sabeth said...

good thing I have a stack of those ads on my desk waiting to be assembled into a special project for a certain someone I know ;)

Tamera Beardsley said...

Love your pearl and brooch necklace! The epitome of a spring accessory1

Doranda said...

I love the pastels. I would also love it if you linked this post up to my fashion link party, Watch What Im Wearing. Have a great day!

Doranda
http://watchoutforthewoestmans.blogspot.com/2012/04/fashion-party.html#uds-search-results

the language of design said...

I simply need to be more like you! You are awesome..beautiful Easter ensemble!Glad you shared.

Mindie Hilton said...

Love it, I have totally been into vintage fashion recently. I just shared some vintage dresses I am bidding on.
http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2012/04/vintage-fashion-what-i-am-bidding-on.html

You look fabulous, love the pastel colors on you.

Jill said...

I LOVE your Easter chic. Such gorgeous pastels.