$10 outfit challenge #6





hello everyone.
i'm feeling that heavenly combination of physical exhaustion and being so refreshed.  that happens after skiing 7 days straight.
i had very little internet access so i'm way behind in my blog reading.
i'm going to try and catch up today.
i know you asked quite a few questions in my last post and i promise to answer them this week.






but first...


on my way to the market to load up on fresh veggies and tofu i stopped at a yardsale and broke out of my ralph lauren self, channeled vix and bought this beautiful, maxi dress from the 60's or early 70's for $1.





i fell in love with it the minute i saw it.  i had a bikini in a similar print when dinosaurs roamed the earth or when i was about 14. 
the lady i bought it from couldn't believe i wanted it.






i'm fairly certain i have a split personality when it comes to style.
on one hand i adore my herringbone jackets and on the other i have a hard time resisting bright, cheerful kate spade-like colors.

dress - $1
sunglasses - .99
total - $1.99



i wish you all a wonderful week.  i plan to be my best.  you in?

xo
janet

51 comments

  1. I love the dress but most of all I love your hairstyle, happy New Year Janet!

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  2. I love the colors, and your finds always amaze me. Have a wonderful week.

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  3. That is gorgeous! I thought of you when I picked up a $7 hemp blend skirt the other day. Not a $10 outfit, but I'm working on it! You never cease to inspire me. Have a wonderful week, Janet.

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  4. I love your recent and thrifty purchase. It loos fantastic on you.
    Traci

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  5. You amaze me and give me inspiration . . . love your "style", (RL . . . very much) but it doesn't what you put together it is SMASHING! And the price . . . can't be beat!
    I like your hair too . . . Keep on Stylin' . . .

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  6. That dress has me wiping at the corners of my mouth.
    And a dollar???? Really????
    My wallet is now writhing in jealousy.
    I can't find things in the thrift stores here for that anymore.

    Welcome back from your trip and Happy New Year...glad I found you too last year! ;)

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  7. Oh Janet, I am lost for words at how fabulous you look in that dress. You really do look fantastic. What an absolute bargain. xxx

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  8. damn. I wish I was brave enough to wear something that fun and cool.

    On the rare occasion that I do slip out of a gray t-shirt and wear something fun, I feel good...guess I'll have to go garage saleing. :)

    Glad you're back!

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  9. As I said before, I think you can wear almost anything and look really great, this dress being no exception. I love the colors and whimsical swirls.

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  10. Lovely! The colours are beautiful, but your weather makes me wish our rain would stop and things would warm up a bit - no garage sales here for a few months. Peg on Vancouver Island
    All the best for 2012

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  11. I think we all have several style personalities. I love that one can ski and wear a summery maxi dress within two days - that is good living.

    xo Terri

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  12. You've got me feeling groovy.

    And you know I love that feeling.

    Welcome back.

    xo Jane

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  13. I am convinced your thrift stores are better than mine!!!!

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  14. I cannot believe the great things you find!
    I have also wondered at times if I have a split personality re clothes. Someone once told me I do because I am a Gemini, but I don't much go in for that astrology stuff.
    Happy you are back with us safe and sound. Your ski trip sounds fun, I miss skiing very much, we need actual snow here to make that work.

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  15. That dress is fabulous. I was looking at a lot of bohemian decor pictures on Pinteret today and the dress would fit right in. You look adorable!

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  16. Welcome home... and to sunshine, and flowers, and a funky dress, how lovely!

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  17. Love it---you're channeling Liz Taylor! I'm amazed you found a vintage maxi dress in your size, I always see more of the moo moo version in extra large!

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  18. No matter what it is, as Rod Stewart sang, "You wear it well." I gotta admit, I love that you sneak into movies and curse (even as a grandmother). These may not be the most pro-social behaviors, but they are very human, and I can relate to that. You have true spunk and courage, Janet.

    Happy new year to you and yours.

    Anne

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  19. I'm in. Have a great week in a great dress!

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  20. How happy and fun! And looks like a perfect fit. Enjoy it!

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  21. Another fabulous find Janet!
    You look chic and elegant in this dress...
    Ralph has done some shirts in prints like this one, I had one years ago.

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  22. please. you are killing me. divine as always. donna

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  23. Haha love the maxi, you wear it well "Mrs. Roper". Have a great week!

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  24. Happy New Year & such a find! Looks beautiful on you!

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  25. Dear Janet,

    I LOVE that frock it is SO ME!!! Promise me you'll leave it to me in your will.

    Mr FF has gone North to stay with his mother and I have a fabulous week planned that involves dinner with friends, movies, outings and decluttering- so looking forward to it.

    Please wear colour and this type of thing more often- it is so cheering x

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  26. Have I just dated myself? :)

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  27. Oh my gosh...look at you Janet...it's like I've just opened the page of a magazine photo spread on fabulous poolside attire(no one ever gets IN the pool of course) looks...you're gorgeous. love the hair, the dress, you are amazing! It was made for you!

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  28. You look amazing Janet, as ever. You always find the BEST bargains. Love it. xx

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  29. Gee Janet, At those prices, you could have a new wardrobe for 20 dollars. I love how you look in that dress. Glad you enjoyed your skitrip. Smiles, Susie(She Junks)

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  30. All for only 1 dollar and you look like a million bucks.
    pve

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  31. Simply FABULOUS!!!
    You wear it so well. Have an incredible week.

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  32. You inspire me! I am late coming to the minimalist party myself. You prod me along in the right direction! Thanks.

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  33. I love it. It is quite a departure for you--but you look good in everything. Faux Fuschia is going to have to duke it out with me for it though. I would totally wear that to one of my own garden parties.

    Happy New Year!

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  34. Hi nice to meet you, Jody here, I came through Bourbon and Pearls. Love this dress on you, so fab. Like you I love many kinds of style, bit of a Prippy I am....Preppy and hippy.

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  35. You look great in living color! Janet what have you done to your hair, it looks so goooooooood! I am stalking the hair. What about the gray roots? Did not see any! Do tell what, who and how about your coif! Nice post!

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  36. Can not believe the yard sale dress fit you so perfectly!! wow. You look adorable as always!

    xojoan

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  37. Well now, that took me back!!! You look just like my mom - sorry, I am a grandma myself but my mom (now 70) wore that kind of thing when I was a kid in the late 60s ;))
    I have to say though that you do look great and wear it very well without looking like a circus clown, the colours are super-gorgeous!!

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  38. Oh.my.god, Janet. My mother used to live in dresses like this when I was a kid. I don't mean to say that you remind me of my mother but it sure does bring back a lot of memories.

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  39. The color is amazing I would have so picked this one as well!

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  40. Love the dress - what a bargain - and your big hair!

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  41. As soon as I saw the photos, I thought 'VIX"!!!

    It looks GREAT on you and for a fistful of dollars, you can't beat it!

    Ali x

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  42. Dress - $1.00

    Sunglasses - .99

    Recapturing your inner Bohemian -
    priceless

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  43. I think it looks great on you but I would use it to make summer pillows for your living room!

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  44. haha lindy, don't think i didn't think of that!

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  45. I have a minidress from the same fabric--made by me when I was around 15! It's a gorgeous polished cotton and I've kept it all these years because the material is so pretty. Just found your blog and am enjoying it :-)

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