Just got back from my Spring Break trip to Miami, where I witnessed the Prada Spring/Summer 2011 collection up close and personal. I always get a little timid going into big-name designer stores like Gucci or Michael Kors because they always look so ostentatious; like I’ll break something if I go in, or the salespeople will somehow know I’m wearing a thrift store dress and judge me for it. However, the Prada store was nothing like that. Maybe it’s because the Prada S/S ’11 collection itself was so psychedelic and exuberant, but going into the Prada store just made me smile and the salespeople couldn’t have been nicer as I snapped away at the collection, going B-A-N-A-N-A-S (totally fitting for the collection) with every turn I made in the store.
Thrift store-found cactus-print dress, vintage Western belt, Easy Spirit sandals
The dress I’m wearing here is one of my favorite thrifty finds. I purchased it this past summer in Maine for something like $4. It’s Southwestern-themed and has all of these kitschy cactuses and sombreros on it. The bold colors were perfect for the Miami scene. Though I love Miami (and I certainly love getting tan), I’m glad to be back in New York!
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