Saturday, June 25, 2011

Thrifting and Muppet legs

Dress: Isaac Mizrahi for Target - thrifted
Tights: Target
Boots: Noble Town Vintage via Etsy
Belt: came with a blazer
Earrings: Target

While y'all are enjoying summer in the States, I'm pulling out my tights and boots. Rainy season is cold season up here in the Costa Rican mountains and I miss summer while I'm living in the land of eternal fall.

I scored this dress at a thrift store down in the city (where it's the land of eternal spring) for about $4. There are these "tiendas americanas" or American stores which sell used clothes and seconds from the States. There are none up where we live; honestly, there's nothing but a corner store up where we live, so when I spotted one while we were buying paint down in the city, I convinced B to go in with me. He doesn't like shopping unless it's thrifting, so it was a good day for both of us.

I love the hot pink lining on this dress because it was just the right amount of pop as far as color is concerned. I decided to play it up by layering my hot pink tights under the dress. My students were in awe. Is that all one piece? Is it like a jumper? How does that dress even work?! It was pretty funny to blow their minds with so much hot pink peeking out.

I have to say that this was the most comfortable I've felt with hot pink legs. Bright tights are one of those things that just freak me out. I like them on other people but I have no idea how to wear them myself. And yet, I felt like I was working them this day.

I love this combo, and I love that I have a new (to me) addition to my wardrobe. I'm envisioning this as a top at some point in the future or paired with a zebra belt and some sandals (when I go on vacation in July, certainly not up here in the rainforest).

I think I might be in love.


  1. QUe bonito vestido, no pense que en Costa Rica tuvieran thrift stores. =D

  2. Oh that dress is AMAZING! I think it would look so fantastic with yellow tights. YELLOW!!! Or a yellow belt and black sandals.

    I'm so glad you found a thrift store that's not (too) far!

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  3. That dress is so cute and the final photo is beautiful. :)

  4. I am in love with the dress lining underneath black dress is like wonderful. great score!

    xo Nav

  5. What an interesting dress! I would not even have realized that the pink came from an under-layer if you hadn't pointed it out...a dress to keep your students' attention in. Actually, I'm going to try some tights during the month of July...sweat city!

  6. I'm pretty much in love with it - the lining is just enough punch. Hope you survive your tights in July!

  7. Thanks! I'm pretty proud of finding it.

  8. You're the reason I look for a yellow belt everywhere I go. I love the idea of it with yellow tights - I'll be adding those to my wishlist.

  9. Son tiendas americanas, and they're big business here. It's pretty much Goodwill cast offs, so you could say I'm thrifting the thrift stores, though there are also some items that are new with tags. Hay montones de estas tiendas acá. I think you'd score big if you came. Jajaja

  10. Oh, you flatter. To hear that the love of yellow is being spread throughout
    the world makes me happy. :)


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