I thrifted this dress about 2 years ago and I’d never worn it until now! I even had it tailored. It used to be longer. I wanted to make it into a mini dress and that’s what I did. It actually cost more to alter the dress than I paid for the dress…which was about $5. I really love the pattern and its just so Mod!

Dress: Thrifted see another of my favorite vintage lace dress HERE!!!!!
Tights: American Apparel
Shoes: Jessica Simpson Dany Platform
Earrings: Random African Shop on 125th St
I really love the pattern on the dress and thought it’d go perfectly with my Jessica Simpson Platforms. We had a little snow Monday but most of it is gone now..YAY! I hope that groundhog was right because this Winter has been brutal! I’ve been spending like a true shopaholic and been eating chocolate chip cookies for dinner. I know I know, I should treat my wallet and tummy kinder but I’m just failing miserably at keeping a budget. At least its only thrifting…you know $17 dollars here $20 dollars there and I end up with 8 new outfits. LOL. 
So technically I’m saving in the long run…right? (My logic is Undeniable: Quote from iRobot)
Today was a great day. I did a little thrifting, ate the best penne alla vodka I’ve ever had in my life (mouth orgasm!!!), then worked a half day! Tonight we are celebrating my good friend Kenecia’s birthday at a new bar Aloft XYZ in Harlem. Can’t wait to pop some bottles.
What do you all think of this dress?
P.S.S. Following me on Bloglovin’, Twitter, and Facebook by clicking my cool links to the left sidebar…it took me 2 freaking hours to make those little buggers!


  1. February 23, 2011 / 10:53 pm

    Wow! The dress is amazing. Good choice with making it a mod-mini. The entire look is spot on! I’m feeling the 70’s vibe here.

  2. February 23, 2011 / 10:54 pm

    I love old school shift dresses and it is extremely mod. I can totally picture twiggy wearing this dress. Lol! Btw, ALoft is amazing. We have one there and I have spent my birthday and other’s birthdays there and romantic getaways with my bf. Tons of fun and it is so posh. HAVE FUN!!

    Deleted my old blog, so you can follow me here!!

  3. February 23, 2011 / 10:58 pm

    Thats a beautiful dress.!!

    Fashion Rehab

  4. February 23, 2011 / 11:56 pm

    what a great $5 deal! and yea, that dress is so mod! you should definitely wear it out to a party. love your eye makeup too luv!

  5. February 24, 2011 / 12:12 am

    Cute dress!

  6. February 24, 2011 / 12:19 am

    Interesting pattern of your dress!!
    great high heels.

  7. February 24, 2011 / 12:23 am

    the dress is not bad, but I prefer the heels… niiice

  8. February 24, 2011 / 12:27 am

    Great decision to get it altered. I love the mini look!!! Also, the brown/tan heels work so nicely with it. LOVE!!


  9. February 24, 2011 / 12:51 am

    love the geometric-tribal design of the dress, good choice that you made a mini. I’m liking the edgy look to your recent pieces.

  10. February 24, 2011 / 2:15 am

    loove the print of the dress! 🙂
    you look great!
    stop by sometime, xx natalie

  11. February 24, 2011 / 2:38 am

    oh la la, j’adore ton look, ta robe et tes chaussures j’adore.
    Superbe….et tes photos sont vraiment très jolies

  12. February 24, 2011 / 3:59 am

    The print on your dress is amazing! Think making it a mini was a great idea, it looks great!

  13. February 24, 2011 / 4:30 am

    A. MA. ZING. That dress fits you perfectly, its a great print and I love the shoes with it. Great job!


  14. Anonymous
    February 24, 2011 / 4:36 am

    This dress is an absolute stunner on you! I wonder how lengthy it was before you got it tailored…either way it is fab! I cant believe it took you 2 years to wear this amazing dress!?!

  15. February 24, 2011 / 6:37 am

    It’s so pretty ! I love it!

  16. February 24, 2011 / 7:10 am

    Thanks for replying back on my blog. I’m glad you liked the watches I posted! I’ll be sure to visit your blog very often. You just found yourself another follower!

    As for this outfit post, I love love your shoes. I don’t think I would have ever thought of wearing brown with black the way you did, but you did it so well. 🙂

  17. February 24, 2011 / 9:57 am

    Wow! That dress looks stunning on You!

    xoxo Ra

  18. February 24, 2011 / 11:14 am

    Lovely dress and you made the right choice to make it short. I believe that dresses like that (with conservative tops) should be kept short so they are more feminine. It gives me the chills to see you dressed like that in the snow though, brrrr! xxx

  19. February 24, 2011 / 11:32 am

    defiently love this look! I am wating for two pairs dany platforms myself 😀

  20. February 24, 2011 / 2:03 pm

    that is one of the best printed dress ive ever seen !
    love the shoes too !

  21. February 24, 2011 / 4:41 pm

    Hehehe re: taking 2 hours to make those links. Same here…freakin frustrating! Love the dress and I’m all on board about the little spending here and there…doesn’t really count if it’s below $50! (at least that’s the story I’m sticking to)! Thank the gods, Jersey didn’t get much snow so whoo hoo. The ground is again visible since the yucky snow is disapearing!

  22. February 24, 2011 / 4:57 pm

    wowweeee chick!!
    The dress looks gorgeous – great ‘thrifting’ loool
    I totally agree the pattern is amazing, kinda futuristic/abstract 😀 ahaha
    there’s me tryna sound intelligent looool


  23. February 24, 2011 / 5:25 pm

    that is such a gorgeous thrifted dress – i’m def loving the mod feel 🙂

  24. February 24, 2011 / 8:24 pm

    Love this outfit! And you look fab!

  25. February 24, 2011 / 8:48 pm

    Wonderful dress Monroe. Love your killer shoes, too.
    Fabulous as ever!!!
    Much love and besos my friend.

  26. February 24, 2011 / 9:34 pm

    I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! I like the way you photograph. The first thing I noticed about your blog was the beautiful header photograph – you have really gorgeous eyes.

  27. February 24, 2011 / 10:11 pm

    I am really loving the combo of your dress and shoes. The camel with the black is such a fresh look. Blog looks great.

  28. February 24, 2011 / 10:23 pm

    this dress is awesome, im also lovin the heels


  29. February 25, 2011 / 12:14 am

    Hot dress babe! Awesome thrift find! You’re one lucky chick to be living in NYC! I hear the thrift stores down there are off the chains…Sometimes better than shopping in regular stores lol very inspired….

  30. February 25, 2011 / 12:22 am

    cant believe you’ve never worn it it’s so chic
    love the tribal patterns.

  31. February 25, 2011 / 1:03 am

    Oh wow that is a GORGEOUS dress! I love the design. It is so unique and cute. 🙂 You look fantastic. What a deal! xoxo

  32. February 25, 2011 / 1:15 am

    i love the dress! what a great thrifted find 🙂 it looks perfect with the jacket too. have a great day sweetie!

    love, M

  33. February 25, 2011 / 3:17 am

    thanks everyone for the great comments. @Tysha yeah its pretty freaking awesome thrifting! @michelle you are too sweet!@Dakota…you are making me blush..gotta thank the ex boyfriend for the header photo!


  34. February 25, 2011 / 5:18 pm

    Love the dress!!! I have the platforms, but in a different color.

  35. February 25, 2011 / 8:41 pm

    I love this dress. I love your blog a lot. You are so intersting. I feel like we are friends. I wish you much success with it. I shall visit that Harlem spot one day. I love lounges!

  36. February 26, 2011 / 5:48 pm

    i adore that dress, why ever have u not worn it for 2 years?! that’s the kind of dress i wear to death. love the mustard-colored earrings.

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