A guest post by my sister Larissa Dundon about love at first sight.
And then it happened…
I pulled this baby off the rack and I just knew. I knew we were meant to be. I crossed my fingers, toes and eyes hoping that this little black number with the outrageously large bow would fit me, yet somehow I knew it would. To my pleasant surprise, it was just a little too big in a way that was going to be very easy to adjust. This dress spoke to me. Sometimes I think I was supposed to be a 20-something in the 80’s (have you seen my curls?).
After a little tailoring I am pleased to report that we are really happy together.
Paired with jewel earrings, a silver cuff and extremely glittery nailpolish (conveniently named Sparkle-icious) by OPI, this dress was both a bargain and a hit. Not to mention I will be pulling this out on future party nights.
Thanks a million, Larissa! Such a heartwarming tale of love and commitment. I cannot wait to beg/borrow/steal that dress from you.
Love the oversized bow and one-shoulder silhouette. This dress really suits Larissa! It’s an honest-to-goodness “love at first thrift” story. :)
my love is fickle, I fall in love at the Sally Ann on a regular basis.
crazy that this is the first time i read your blog, and it happens to be aabout a black dress from salvation army!!…i have the same one, but in red and i also got it at a salvation army!! lol
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A beautiful dress on a beautiful woman! I love Goodwill and Salvation Army for clothes- I usually find something great whenever I go.
quite the steal! nicely done done!
Wow, what a good find! So pretty.
It takes serious talent to find gems like this in a thrift store. I would have never been able to see the beauty in this dress had it been hanging beside grandma’s red velvet long-sleeved, knee-length, turtleneck dress. Good on you!
Love it! Looks like something Betsey would try and charge $500 but good old Sally Ann came in for the win. Gorge!
You looked gooorgeous! I had no idea it was from Salvation Army. Great buy girl xo
Up there with your $4.00 prom dress.
What a great party dress! How do you find such amazing things?!