White Christmas

December 13, 2013 — 10 Comments

Just like that, it’s mid December. We’re all humming and hawing over whether it’s too early to watch the stop animation version of Rudolph and BAM, it might be TOO LATE. Well, luckily, I had my act together early this year, and my Christmas tree has already been up for a few weeks. That’s a good thing, too, because the craziness of Christmas kicks into high-gear this weekend, bringing in a steady stream of parties, potlucks, and pot roast. While I love that the rest of December is an eat-a-thon, I know I won’t have a whole lot of time to blog. That’s too bad, as December is the funnest time to thrift. It’s hard to thrift for practical things, it’s easy to thrift for pretty things. At Christmas, you finally get to wear the pretty things.  If you don’t believe me, I’ve pulled out a few of my favourite thrifted fancies, alongside hypothetical scenarios to wear them, to inspire you to thrift some holiday glamour of your own.

New Year's Eve dress // We So Thrifty

New Year's Eve dress // We So Thrifty

OK so I won’t be wearing this on NYE in real life (BECAUSE MY SISTER IS GETTING MARRIED!), but if I didn’t have other plans, I totally would. I found this perfectly pretty cupcake of a dress from the Salvation Army for, like $8, and I think it’d make anyone feel like the belle of the ball.

Office party dress // We So Thrifty

Office party dress // We So Thrifty

I won’t be wearing this to my work Christmas party, simply because we don’t have one. We have a potluck that my co-worker lovingly deems “The Feeding Trough.” But if you are lucky enough to work with somebody that at all resembles Harvey Specter, this is the kind of dress you need. Yen found this dress at Valu Village for $12, and she knew it was a steal of a deal given the Lida Baday label. She didn’t know, though, until after she’d given it to me (evil grin), that it originally retailed for $(%)! Whoops that’s what happens when I try to capslock $950! Yep, that’s right, almost $1000 FOR A DRESS. You actually need to be a fictional lawyer on a TV to afford this brand-new.

Winter lace // We So Thrifty

Winter lace // We So Thrifty

All you need for Christmas day is a little lace dress. That’s also all you need for summer, so maybe that’s all you need ever? And if you’re lucky like me, it’ll only cost you $7. While this LOFT by Anne Taylor dress could easily be styled for summer, I plan to wear it with black tights, booties, a blazer and some red lipstick.

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I told ya: ’tis the season to be thrifting. Falalalalalalalala BYE!

10 responses to White Christmas

  1. 

    Oh Julie! The Lida Baday is GORGEOUS!!! I am always searching for anything in that shade of blue! Lucky, lucky woman! Loving your style, as always. Merry Christmas, darling! So good to hear from you again!!!

  2. 

    Adorbs dresses. I love the light blue one!

    I ran across your blog while doing a google search and since you are such a great thrifter I was wondering if you are familiar with an online “thrift” store called thredUP? Let me tell you just a little about them.

    They buy consignment-quality kids’ and women’s clothing from people, then they hand select the best clothes and then post them onto their online store. ThredUP inspects the clothes and pays up to 40% of the resale value upfront. It’s an awesome site – you can buy or conveniently sell excellent-quality women’s and kids clothing. They’ve got everything from Gucci to Gap, J Crew to Justice and more and at up to 90% off retail prices! If you haven’t heard of thredUP I am giving you $10 off your first purchase with this link. I challenge you to find a great article of clothing for $10 or less. The first time I ordered from them I got a great Ann Taylor dress for just $9.99 so basically it was free! http://www.thredup.com/r/THTOMF

    I hope you will give it a try! (P.s. I don’t work for thredUP!)
    If you do give it a try please let me know how you made out.

    All the best,
    Maddie

  3. 

    Girl, these dresses are all so gorgeous, especially that first one. That color is perfect and the shape, oh my word! I need to find a dress like that soon – my parents are doing a vow renewal and my mom picked blue for their color. So pretty!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

    • 
      Julie Van Huizen December 23, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      I very nearly petitioned for a sea-foam bridal party so I could wear it. Lovely colour for a special ceremony of any kind!

  4. 

    I love your writing and your style! After seeing all your great posts I (finally) gave thrifting a go and BAM! I found a gorgeous coat without even trying! You’re the best :D

  5. 

    That New Year’s Eve dress is such a gorgeous color! Loveeeeee.

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