Monday, February 28, 2011

An outfit for fashion week

What does one wear to a fashion show? I found myself asking me that last week and feeling at a loss when looking in my closet.
Fortunately Crossroads Trading Co. hosted a Spring fashion show Saturday and gave me a great excuse to do a little recycled fashion shopping.
Here are some of the spring looks suggested and modeled by the lovely staff at Crossroads on Arden.
 Here's the score I found - Calvin Klein, $18.

The earrings were found on the street (I cleaned them), the shoes were gifts from my mother-in-law, and my back-seem nylons are from Modcloth.com. My hair is pinned up by a feathered cap from H&M.
This silhouette is my favorite for my body type, the bodice fit perfectly, the length hit just right and it made my waist look so tiny! While I totally don't need another polka-dot dress, I couldn't pass this up.
Also, I traded my Fendi wallet for store credit, so this dress was free! (The wallet was free originally and just wasn't my style).

This post bought to you by my ongoing project 365 Thrift - an effort to only purchase vintage, used or hand-made clothing for an entire year. Learn more here.

The look at fashion week. Picture by Emily Allred of ChiqueChic

13 comments:

laura said...

you look adorable deedee...you have become such the fashion queen!!

Nicki said...

Ok.. LOVE.. but you know how i feel about polka dots! I just got a new polka dot dress also that I know you'd love.

laura ivy said...

Hate Crossroads, but love your dress. I have way too many polka dot dresses. It's an addiction, I think.

Forevermelody said...

hahaha - how do you hate Crossroads? They're overprices compared to thrift town for sure, but sometimes I need something a little nicer than a thrift store. :p

Forevermelody said...

Nicki! Post a picture of your new dress! I wanna see!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

That dress is MADE for you! You look so svelte and sexay!

Anonymous said...

I have such a hot wife!

-Luke

laura ivy said...

I can't stand Crossroads. Overpriced clothing, stuck up hipster employees, and it smells. I rarely find anything I want, anyways. I used to like it. A long, long time ago before it was hipsterville. But, that was like 10 years ago.

I can find the same brands at Thrift Town by my house, not that I care about brands. One of the last pairs of jeans I got at Thrift Town sell new for $150. I paid a few bucks, and they're in perfect condition.

I also feel insulted by their buying prices. I've sold my stuff on Craigslist for literally 5 to 10 times more than Crossroads offered me.

For pre-owned clothing, I stick to thrift stores and Craigslist. I've bought clothes with the price tags still on them at Thrift Town. It's my go-to store.

Forevermelody said...

Oh for sure I looooooooove Thrift Town! I go there all the time. I also love Crossroads - I guess I'm not too bothered by the hipsterness and I've never noticed a smell. But yes, I am spoiled by Thrift Town's prices - $10 for a shirt! Bullsh*t! I don't pay more than $5 and I have to looooove that shirt like it's a child.

Erin said...

Oh nooooo! It's hard to read the negative comments about Crossroads, being the company's marketing manager and a die-hard shopper, but wanted to say thanks for the honest feedback. I'll pass it along to the store & district managers and hope you'll all come back and give us a chance to win you over!

Forevermelody said...

Wow, Erin - thanks for reading. I hope you know I do love Crossroads. It's a huge treat for me to shop there.

laura ivy said...

Erin,

You must not read your Yelp reviews very often? They are pretty bad, especially on the customer service side.

With the direction the store has taken style-wise, I'm not really the type of customer you're targeting, anyways. I get that. I write beauty and fashion articles professionally, but that doesn't mean I actually like what's hip or care about the designer I wear, for the most part. I follow the trends, but I don't often apply them to my wardrobe. Even if Crossroads had better customer service, I probably wouldn't shop there simply because it really doesn't serve my personal style.

she851518 said...

You have really great work on fashion, I have also some collection on the spring fashion I hope you like it

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