dolce date night

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skirt: thrifted Dolce & Gabana // top: old Old Navy // sweater: swapped // shoes: thrifted // necklace: Target

No photos will ever do this skirt justice, but especially not iPhone photos, and for that I apologize. What I do not apologize for is the major bragging about to happen regarding my purchase of this Dolce & Gabana skirt for $33. I have been having abysmal luck with thrifting lately. I thought I'd lost my touch (or, that Austin had). I was ready to throw in the towel and become a mall-only shopper.

Thankfully, I made a trip to Target last weekend that resulted in my driving home past my favorite little resale shop in the neighborhood, Uptown Cheapskate. I left my groceries in the car and parked in a 30 minute spot, figuring I wouldn't be gone long. I walked inside and immediately starting picking up every item I had even a slight interest in. Maybe I was being too picky and just needed to surround myself with enough things in order to find the gems.

Never has a mission been so successful. I took two giant armfuls, easily 25 items, into the dressing room with me and didn't look back. As the gal was hanging my items in the room, she noticed this skirt and commented on how excited she was about someone selling it to the store. I'd loved the print, but hadn't really taken a good look at it. The fabric was insanely soft and even a little stretchy, and yet had incredible structure. I've never felt anything like it. The gold flowers felt like they had been painted on. I peeked at the tag, and lo and behold, it's a Dolce & Gabana skirt. From Italy. For $33. (Side note: also in the dressing room, I had a really cute Kate Spade top for $13 and the most incredible Anthro dress for like $20. I hit the friggen jackpot.)

I proudly brought my D&G skirt to the counter, along with a couple of other sweet vintage pieces. I chatted with the manager (who never seems to remember me, no matter how many times a week I shop and sell there -.-) and tried to remain calm when she rang up the skirt, half worried that it was actually priced at $333 or something. She seemed excited about someone buying such great fashion at such a steal, so I didn't question her pricing choices and got out of there before she could come to her senses.

I floated into the apartment on cloud nine, having just renewed my thrifting luck, and with something so beautiful to show for it. Dago wasn't really sure what a Dolce & Gabana was, but he was happy I was happy. I hung my new prize on the rack in our closet, displayed for all the rest of my clothes to see.

I wore the skirt for our anniversary dinner, which consisted of cinnamon roll pancakes and reminiscing over the last three years. It was a perfect night with my perfect guy (and my perfect skirt).

14 comments

  1. I LOVE full skirts! And cinnamon roll pancakes! Twinsies!

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  2. You're not even lying, that skirt is definitely YOUR perfect skirt. Fah realz. You styled it so perfectly, bringing out all the pretty blues. I can't wait to see what else you thrifted! I really gotta make a trip to Austin to check out the thrifting... oh and you too :)

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  3. O la la, you look lovely! The gold (?) flats look super pretty with all the blue. Congrats on your savvy purchase! And happy anniversary!! It's too adorable that you guys went out for breakfast for dinner :) I've never heard of cinnamon roll pancakes, but they sound amazing.

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  4. This is such a beautiful skirt; it's what caught my eye first on Bloglovin. I hope it brought you back into the swing of thrifting because that's some serious good fortune! And the cobalt cardigan just seals the whole deal. Happy anniversary, you adorable couple.

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  5. What a fantastic find! That skirt is definitely gorgeous, and you styled it absolutely perfectly. Love the cobalt!

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  6. What an awesome find! I haven't thrifted in so long! Maybe I'll spend some time doing that this coming week. I can't help but think that skirt was made for you. The pattern is adorable and the blue compliments it so much.

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  7. SCORE! The skirt is everything right now. Great find.


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  8. Wow! That is a cool thrifting/shopping story! And it does look lovely on you. I've never seen you in a midi skirt before but a lovely, lovely look.

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  9. I immediately fell in love with that skirt, and was excited to click an affiliate link for once ;) And then ... plot twist.
    Awesome thrift score!!

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  10. so jealous about your awesome find! I need to go check that place out!

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  11. G E T O U T ! ! ! This skirt is KILLER. I am so jealous of your find!

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  12. Yep, this skirt was a massive thrifting win! What a beautiful shape on you, and the print is so pretty! You look so "yourself" in outfits like this - the floral print, bright colors, flirty silhouette, and fun flats just scream "NICOLE!" to me! :)

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  13. That skirt is SO good. Brand name or no! What a good find! When I eventually come to Austin, we gots ta go thrifting together!


    XOXO
    Becca | Ladyface Blog

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