Nifty Fifties | Thrift Style Thursday

September 24, 2015

I am really excited about this week’s Thrift Style Thursday post because it gave me the opportunity to share one of my all-time favorite thrift finds – a vintage plaid dress!  This week’s theme is “The Grandest Decade” brought to us by our newest member, Amalia of Second Breakfast, and she challenged us to style our favorite fifties look!

Nifty Fifties -- Vintage plaid dress styled with modern accessories for a fun fall look | Delightfully Kristi #ThriftStyleThursday

For today’s theme, I had only one dress in mind – my vintage plaid dress.  I found this dress at a local consignment shop before it became cool and therefore overrun with hipsters (says the hipster).  I’m not sure exactly what decade the dress is from because I haven’t been able to dig up much info from the tag, but it is definitely authentic vintage, and it’s definitely one of my favorites.

Nifty Fifties -- Vintage plaid dress styled with modern accessories for a fun fall look | Delightfully Kristi #ThriftStyleThursdayNifty Fifties -- Vintage plaid dress styled with modern accessories for a fun fall look | Delightfully Kristi #ThriftStyleThursday

This dress is also in need of some serious TLC with a few seams starting to come loose and only one belt loop left intact.  I don’t mind, though, because the bright red plaid, the row of buttons down one side and that authentic vintage flair that’s so hard to replicate make this dress irreplaceable in my eyes.  It can also be a bit of a challenge to style, however, without looking too costume-y.  Today, I opted for modern accessories, including casual flats, for an updated fun look.  What do you think??

Nifty Fifties -- Vintage plaid dress styled with modern accessories for a fun fall look | Delightfully Kristi #ThriftStyleThursdayNifty Fifties -- Vintage plaid dress styled with modern accessories for a fun fall look | Delightfully Kristi #ThriftStyleThursday

The details: vintage plaid dress (local consignment) // woven belt (thrifted) // slip-on perforated flats (Target) // black triangle necklace (KompanyKay) // chunky quartz bracelet (WalMart) // vintage black & gold ring (hand-me-down) // black stud earrings (H&M)

Nifty Fifties -- Vintage plaid dress styled with modern accessories for a fun fall look | Delightfully Kristi #ThriftStyleThursdayNifty Fifties -- Vintage plaid dress styled with modern accessories for a fun fall look | Delightfully Kristi #ThriftStyleThursdayNifty Fifties -- Vintage plaid dress styled with modern accessories for a fun fall look | Delightfully Kristi #ThriftStyleThursday

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Thrift Style Thursday crew – especially our host, Amalia – to see how they’re rocking the nifty fifties style!





 

Thanks for reading!

Delightfully, Kristi (signature)

 

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8 Comments

  • Kathleen Escalera

    I love that plaid and I love that dress – awesome find!

    September 24, 2015 at 9:18 am Reply
    • Kristi

      Thank you so much! It’s definitely one of my favorites!! :)

      September 24, 2015 at 2:35 pm Reply
  • buttonsandbirdcages

    LOVE this dress. And I totally feel you on the store being overrun. I get so annoyed when vintage frocks are now astronomically priced because someone finally decided they were cool..#toohiptofunction

    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

    September 24, 2015 at 3:19 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      Thank you!! This dress was reasonably priced, especially for the quality, but it does drive me crazy, too, when stores jack the prices waaaay up because it’s vintage and, well, they can. :/
      I love Macklemore, but I was thrifting way before it was cool! ;P

      September 24, 2015 at 4:26 pm Reply
  • amaliacharis

    Kristi, I love this dress on you!! It’s So. Gorgeous! I love finding those sweet little gems before anyone else realizes how awesome they are.

    September 24, 2015 at 4:23 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      Thanks so much, Amalia!! This is one of my absolute favorites, even more so because I’ve had it for YEARS and it’s a real vintage gem. I like to think of the original owner and hope that I’m carrying the spirit of the dress on haha! :)

      September 24, 2015 at 4:33 pm Reply
  • meganarz

    This look is fabulous! I love the buttons on the side, they are an adorable quirky detail.

    September 25, 2015 at 1:09 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      Thank you, Megan!! The buttons on the side are my favorite! They go the whole length of the dress! :)

      September 25, 2015 at 3:08 pm Reply

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