Hidden Gem

Dress: Vintage (similar here)  |  Shoes: Forever21 (only $27.80)  |  Clutch: MalibuBows c/o  |  Sunnies: Miu Miu (blogged about here)  |  Rings: Gorjana  |  Necklace: Adorn by Sarah Lewis c/o  |  Earrings: Tory Burch (on sale 25% off)  |  Nail Polish: LAQA&Co. BMX Bandit  |  Lipstick: MAC Morange 
I dub this dress the honorary “hidden gem” of my closet. I bought it from a vintage store a few years ago from a $2 bin. It was originally a maxi length but I was swimming in it. To solve that, I cut off the bottom half of the dress. Since it’s a polyester type material, it didn’t fray.  At the time I bought it I was in college, and the occasions where I might wear this dress were few and far between. Thus, it got shoved to the back of the closet and amongst many moves, it was quickly forgotten about.
I make it my goal to clean out my closet once a month, in order to get rid of things I’m not wearing that are taking up space. In the process I found my little $2 dress and fell more in love with it than when I first bought it. I’ve worn it to work a couple of times now and I swear to you, I’ve gotten more compliments on it than anything else I own. Everyone assumes it’s a really expensive dress and I have to refrain myself from telling them it’s from the $2 bin! When I do mention it, I get a bit of a side eye. Sometimes it’s better to let things be your little secret.
Have you found any hidden gems in your closet lately?


  1. Tuesday, October 8, 2013 / 10:35 am

    Love the clutch with your dress! Lovely look!

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  2. Tuesday, October 8, 2013 / 2:15 pm

    such a pretty dress and great color on you! i love those sunglasses 🙂

  3. Tuesday, October 8, 2013 / 2:42 pm

    Just discovered you blog and I love it!
    You have amazing style!
    Now following 🙂 Can't wait to see more!

    The Style Storm
    xo, Christina

  4. Tuesday, October 8, 2013 / 2:52 pm

    You look so good! Red is definitely your color.

  5. Tuesday, October 8, 2013 / 3:30 pm

    I love this on you so, so, so much! SUCH a great color on you. And for $2? Ever better 🙂

  6. Tuesday, October 8, 2013 / 5:55 pm

    I LOVE this dress and I love that you paired with nude heels….you look fab!!

  7. Tuesday, October 8, 2013 / 7:28 pm

    Love it when I rediscover clothes in my the black hole that is my closet. Lucky you found a great piece! I can't believe it was only $2!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  8. Wednesday, October 9, 2013 / 12:26 am

    The color looks amazing with your hair!

  9. Wednesday, October 9, 2013 / 2:24 am

    Yes, hidden gems are the best! I bought a pair of boots years ago that I kept in a box and never seemed to open. One day I opened it up and there they were. I wore them almost every day for the whole of winter! It's like finding $50 when you least expected it.


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