Polka Dot Fun : Thrift Style Thursday

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Polka Dot Dress + Bow Belt + Bright CardiganThrift Style Thursday Polka Dot Dress + Bow Belt + Bright Cardigan

So I guess I’m getting a little better at this… 😉 I knew I wanted to wear my favorite vintage polka dot dress, purchased by my mama in Napa Valley at Betty Girl’s Boutique! It used to be our favorite place to visit in California when my older sister lived there! I think I need to make an excuse to get back to Napa Valley, I mean hey, why not?!

I meant to go thrifiting this week and was hoping to find a fun, bright, patterned cardigan like this. Instead, I opted for my new cardigan from 10DollarMall (which will be coming up soon in another outfit post… stay tuned)! So basically I threw this together this morning, and we take pictures at night… so here are some iPhone pics to show details! (Sorry, next week real pictures I hope). The theme this week was cute and quirky. To me the polka dots and bow belt represent the cute part, and pairing it with a fun, bright color brings in the quirky. Again, I think a patterned, or bright neon cardigan might have done that even better, but I love the way this outfit turned out! Have you thrifted anything cute or quirky lately?!

Cardigan, c/o 10DollarMall {Similar}

Dress, Vintage via Betty Girl’s Boutique, {Last seen here, Similar under $25! and VERY Similar}

Belt, Windsor Store {Similar}


Vintage Polka Dot Dress + Bow Belt

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    May 15, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    The polka dot dress is just adorable on you and I love how you styled it with the bow belt!

    The Tiny Heart
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    May 15, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    You always find the best things at thrift stores! I need to check out the stores around me this summer

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      May 15, 2014 at 11:01 AM

      Yes you should! Sometimes I come out of stores empty handed, which sucks because it takes a lot of time to go through stuff. But finding great pieces makes it all worth it!

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    May 15, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Cutest dress ever! What a wonderful thrifted find! I love it with the cardigan too – can’t wait to see how else you styled the cardigan!

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    May 15, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    That retro dress is so so pretty as is the belt. Perfect match together. Loving that last photo also.

    I too am wearing a Polka Dot Dress today. =)

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    Brittany K
    May 15, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Wow. That dress is phenomenal! It reminds me a little of Alice in Wonderland… which is like my favourite book of all time, so that dress has now become my favourite dress. So so cute!

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    Skylette from Sequins&Stilettos
    May 15, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    Darling, darling, darling! and a true vintage piece, just love it!


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    May 15, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    So cute! I love it!

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    Chelsea Davis
    May 15, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    I love this dress, great cut and the polka dots are just enough. Great thrift-ed find!! That Cardigan is so pretty too, $10 no way!!

    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com/

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    May 15, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    I love the bright cardigan with this, pretty 🙂

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    May 15, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    LOVE Napa. We just moved to the Bay area and went to Napa and Sonoma our first couple of weekends. Sooo beautiful.
    And such a cute outfit, the belt pulls it all together~~


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    Jill Gruber
    May 15, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    This is such an adorable outfit! Love the polka dots and bow belt!


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    Jess Zimlich
    May 15, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    You are too cute! I love the color of that cardigan. I always play it safe and need to go for bolder colors. I also need to thrift here in KC!

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    May 15, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    OMG love this! That belt is so cute!!

    Stilettos & Sequins

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    May 15, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    your belt is super cute.

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    May 15, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Super cute dress! I saw a similar skirt in the thrift store recently and you are making me want to go back and get it!
    Jeans and a Teacup

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    May 15, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    I LOVE that dress! It’s absolutely darling on you!

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    Rebecca Lately
    May 15, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    What a pretty dress! I love that you put a bow belt with it.

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    May 15, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    This is so cute!! I love the belt!

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    May 15, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    Such a cute dress! I love it! And the bright cardigan goes perfectly. And that belt is adorable.


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    Savvy Southern Chic
    May 15, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Adorable look! Love the belt!

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    Justine Smith
    May 15, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    Oh my gosh….OBSESSED with this! I adore polka dots, and you look adorable in this 🙂

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    May 15, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    You are so lucky, love that dress and this pretty bow.


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    May 15, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    I loooooooove your dress!! Polka dots are so much fun amd just about the cutest thing you can wear! Adorable! 🙂

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    May 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    What an amazing dress! I really like it with your orange cardigan!

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    Erika ~ Erika's Style Diary
    May 16, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    This is an awesome post for your first TST! 🙂 I adore that polka dress and how you styled it with that super cute bow belt and cardigan.

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      May 16, 2014 at 8:47 AM

      Thanks Erika! I appreciate it! SO excited to participate in more!

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    May 16, 2014 at 4:20 AM

    Love this dress, you look marvellous xx

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    Zhenya Hutson
    May 16, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    I love that dress! I just ordered one too! Can't wait to wear it. You are probably my most stylish neighbor down the street! Xo

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    Susan Jeffries
    May 16, 2014 at 6:35 AM

    I am so glad you stopped by my blog so I could find you!! You seem to be a master thrifter;) I love vintage dresses! This one looks fabulous with a pop of color! I am excited to see more of your posts! Susan

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      May 16, 2014 at 8:47 AM

      Haha! A master thrifter… I like it! I absolutely love thrifting, so excited to share more of my thrift and vintage finds!

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    May 16, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    i loooove polka dots!!
    you look great 😀


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      May 16, 2014 at 8:47 AM

      Thank you so much Lary!

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    May 16, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    you look so pretty! love your outfit!

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    Brooke and Meggan
    May 16, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    So cute doll! xo

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    May 16, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    This dress is absolutely darling on you. I love the bow belt too!

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    May 16, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    I’m in love with that dress Rachel! It looks so gorgeous on you. Perfect for summer!

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    May 16, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    Awww! So girly and chic honey!
    Have a nice weekend :*

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    May 17, 2014 at 7:34 AM

    That is an adorable dress and a great vintage find. Love the bow belt!

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    Kaitlin Roche
    May 18, 2014 at 3:53 AM

    This dress is adorable, and I love how you paired it with that belt!


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    Amy Ann
    May 18, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Okay this dress is seriously fantastic! I love how you paired it with the bow belt and bright cardigan. Newest follower. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    Lindsay Truax
    May 19, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    Love that belt!!!!


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    White Coat Wardrobe
    May 22, 2014 at 1:28 AM

    What a fabulous look, girlie! Love that bow belt! Thanks for linking up with us this week!
    xo, Steph of White Coat Wardrobe & Bethany of Perfectly Coutured

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