Country Chic

People ask me how I find such pretty pieces or unique items at the thrift store.  I always hear, “I can never find anything when I go thrifting.”  The truth is thrifting is a commitment. It can be hit or miss which requires going to shops often and visiting different ones.

Another thing I do is I never visit a thrift store with the intention of finding something specific.  You will more than likely not find what you are looking for because the thrift store is like a piñata.  You have to hit it a bunch of times and then you are rewarded with surprises and treasures!

This dress is an example of just that. I did not visit the thrift store looking for a vintage floral print nightgown but when scouring the racks at the thrift store I always have on my creative hat and look at pieces for more than their face value. On initial inspection, this looks like your grandma’s old nightgown but I loved the print and color and envisioned it as a flowy, country, bohemian style dress.

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Belts are by far my best friend when styling thrift store finds and this simple braided belt (which was also thrifted) literally takes these pajamas and turns it into a beautiful floral dress for summer! Never underestimate the power of accessories! They make magic!

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I paired this dress with earthy brown tones and country-esque accessories and I think this look is perfect for a day at the flea market or a picnic in the woods. It’s also amazingly comfortable because you are wearing pjs all day!

I’d love to hear what you think of this look and if you have a favorite go-to accessory that takes your thrifted finds from drab to fab!

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{Nightgown dress/belt/shoes/Thrifted, Bag/Target, Hat/Bought on a cruise, Bracelets/Santee Alley}

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4 thoughts on “Country Chic

  1. your photos are stunning!
    you write very well.
    i can SO see you publishing a book of your blog posts.
    “from drab to fab: thrift storing as high art”!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. You are so welcome. I have so much fun thrift shopping and want to share how I find such fun items. I thought the print on the dress was awesome and it turned out to be totally comfortable as well. Win/win!

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