Thrift Style Thursday – The “Mocktail” Dress

April 17, 2014

Hello, friends!  Okay, so I’m going to admit that I thought I was super clever, and I was totally gonna be like, “I officially coin the term “mocktail dress!”  But then I did a quick search of the internets, and… it’s been used before.  Oh well, I’ve never heard it before so I’m just going to take credit anyway!  ;)


Trend setting or not, let’s get to the outfit!  The theme for today’s Thrift Style Thursday is “Cocktail Dresses,” but since I rarely have occasion to wear actual cocktail dresses, or formal wear of any kind, I decided to change things up a bit for my post.  I do, however, love dresses, especially comfy dresses with pockets, which is why this dress is pretty much my ideal.  Can you believe I found it at Goodwill for only $8??  It is originally from Target, and it’s made of an amazingly soft jersey fabric with elastic at the waist to give it shape.  I have already worn it a bunch, typically with tennis shoes and few accessories, but I decided to jazz it up a bit to elevate it to “mocktail” status.


My absolute favorite part of the dress – aside from the material, the cut and the pockets! – is this super fun neon pink zipper accent on the back of the dress.  Oh, and that’s my tattoo; I’m a taurus!


Also, you may have noticed I got a haircut – I love it!  I have been in desperate need of more than a trim for a while, but this week I finally had the time to visit my hairstylist, and, as always, she has done an amazing job!  Don’t you just love the feeling of a good haircut??


The details: gray jersey knit dress (Target via Goodwill) // dark brown leather heeled sandals (Target) // teal elastic and tan leather belt (Old Navy) // mint and gold braided chain necklace (Forever 21) // neon pink stud earrings (H&M) // gold belt bangle (ModCloth) // neon pink aviator sunnies (Target Dollar Spot)


Well, now that we’re back on track, don’t forget to vote for next month’s Thrift Style Thursday themes on Sheri’s “Gone Thrifting” page and, before you go, check out these ladies’ fabulous cocktail attire:

Zhenya // Being Zhenya
Martyna // Spoolish
Miche // Buttons and Birdcages
Nout // Sandpaper Kisses
Justine // The Two Cent Chick
Jackline // Sincerely Miss J
Alex // Snippets with Alex
Megan // Eclecticity
Sheri // Confessions of a Refashionista
Jacki & Lesli // Sistas from Cali
Erika // Erika’s Style Diary

So, does this “mocktail” dress make the cut??  Let me know what you think, and, as always, thanks for reading! – Kristi :)

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