Jun 4, 2010


For those of you who are die hard thrifters, as I am, you know that finding impeccable pieces, rare or hard-to-find, highly coveted vintage and, even more so, high end designer with a low price tag can be like finding a needle in a haystack. This Gaultier mini dress that I scored this week is probably the best thing that's happened to my personal closet since the vintage Missoni that I scored not too long ago.

It sure was windy up on the roof today and anyone who often wears mini dresses/skirts knows that gusts of wind can be a girl's greatest nemesis. Fortunately for me, the breezy elements simply gave my skirt a nice touch of flounce rather than a show for the construction workers across the street.

I was advised by someone whose opinion I highly value that my belt is all wrong for this piece. This happens to be my favorite belt (which should come to my readers as no surprise since I wear it in practically every outfit post, of late). At this time, I would like to suggest that YOU offer me some styling tips concerning what sort of belt should be paired with this outfit. The dress has built in belt loops that allow for 2 inches of width, so let's keep it on the wider side.

Dress: Jean Paul Gaultier Femme / Thrifted
Black Tank: The Gap
Belt: Vintage / Thrifted
Grey Bamboo Socks:
Gladiator Platforms: Chinese Laundry
Scarf: Scrap Vintage Fabric

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  1. great find, i have always found my designer pieces in Miami..where all the older New York women retire..always a plus when you find designer items, especially vintage!

  2. I love how you put together that outfit! Don't you just love it when you get lucky like that? It makes thrifting all the more fun and exciting! The best piece I've found so far is this red and white polka dot dress with gigantic bow in the waist by Moschino. Too bad it was too big for me. :(

  3. wow! if you ever find something good that you don't want to keep, i'm 5'2" & 125# - mostly a 4 - OKAY???

  4. ahhhhh such a great fine, and it looks amazing on you! I rather like the belt you paired with that dress!

    lovelove, M.

  5. this dress is amazing. I LOVE finds like this. Congrats!! You look amazing in it!

  6. What a great thrifting score.
    I like your belt, by the way, but perhaps you're breaking up the length with the dark black color. Grey seems logical, but to be honest, your black belt seems practical.

    You're looking gorgeous, gust of wind and all.

  7. I love the dress! Flouncy dresses are the best. I dunno, I really like the belt with the dress, so...I can't think of another belt for it!

    Eeeep and those shoes are AMAZING!

  8. So chic! I really love those socks and shoes together.