Thrifted flower dress with French sonnets, Aersoles sandals, telephone barrette
I just got back from my annual trip to Maine. For me, Maine is a week of eating lots of seafood, sitting beachside, and doing lots of thrifing. And let me just tell you the thrifting there is crazy. In New York, thrifting is considered “cool”; people thrift because they want something kitschy at a cheap price and so thrift stores often times jack up their prices because they know the audience they’re catering to. But in Maine, thrifting is not a trendy thing to do, so you can find the best deals (last year, I bought things like a picnic purse and a cactus dress under $5 dollars). The dress I'm wearing in this post is one of the many things I picked up on this year’s trip. It’s a billowy (and by billowy, just look at how that thang flows in the wind) Band Aid-colored pocket dress with French sonnets and flowers printed onto it. The best part? It only cost me $4. At first I thought the dress had recipes all over it which made me super duper excited because it would have been known as my “Ode to The Food Network” dress, but now it’s more “Garden Party with Charles Baudelaire.”
Me giving The Secret Garden product placement/ my stamp of approval.
One of my favorite books as a child was The Secret Garden; to this day I dream of finding a key for a secret garden of my own. At a random Maine thrift shop there was a bin of great books I used to love like The Sweet Valley High and The Box Car Children series, which is where I found a copy of The Secret Garden for .53 cents to go along with the gardenia scenery and dress I was vibin’.
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