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dress: thrifted Rosehips Thrift // flats: Steve Madden

Polka dots two days in a row? You know how I do. This isn't the most exciting outfit, but I really love this dress and I can't believe I haven't worn it on the blog yet. If you have styling suggestions, I'm all ears. Everything I come up with is too cutesy and makes me look like a little girl, which isn't really what I'm going for.

I bought this dress off of a cute Instagram shop called Rosehips Thrift and I'm pretty much obsessed with it. Because I work forty hour weeks these days, I don't have as much time to get out and sift through racks at thrift stores as I used to. That's where shopping on Instagram saves the day! I can scroll through on my lunch break, during commercials for Catfish, and before I fall asleep. The gals who own shops are so sweet and many of them are all about fostering a community between fellow shop owners by sharing each other's profiles, purchasing from each other, and generally supporting one another in comments.

I think I first started following Instagram boutiques around the time Danielle of Goodwillista opened her shop. Since then, I've spent lots of time going through to see who different shops follow so I could fill my feed with cute thrifted items anytime I popped over to Instagram.

Here are a few of my favorite Instagram shops:
Shop Gossamer Threads
Chynna Dolls Closet
Bethany Style Page
Chic Thrifty (has the best stuff but everything sells so fast!)
Sofi's Closet 22
Underground Found
Bamcal Vintage
Lexy CMB Shop
Shop Oh So Pretty Closet

Have you shopped on Instagram before? Share your favorite boutiques in the comments so I can follow them too!


  1. Warning to all: insta-thrifting is addicting!

    I like how you styled your dress simple and let it shine all by itself. I don't know if you'd want to, but maybe you could cut off the ties in the back and add a skinny gold belt and wear your gorgeous purple Lulu's heels with it! And when you're done with those heels, feel free to send them to me ;)
    thanks for the free advertising for my shop ;D

  2. oh my goodness, you are the cutest person ever. i've never ig shopped before, i've looked at some and thought about it, i just know i'll get too addicted. haha.

  3. Love that dress! I've been really into polka dots lately ... I'm even thinking that I want to redo my classroom bulletin boards with polka dot fabric! Maybe that dress would pair well with a utility or denim vest?

  4. Instagram is growing to be a great place to shop. One of my favorite etsy shops has flash sales on there. I love it! I've also bought a few things from other bloggers selling their items. That dress is super cute! I love it with the flats. Have you tried it with a vest and leggings?

  5. I didn't even know this was a thing! I feel like this was almost on my radar maybe, but I never looked into it. Or something. Thanks for the list! I feel like pearls would look pretty with this dress, or some pretty gold accents? Yellow gold rarely makes a person look younger since it's kind of old fashioned, so that might be a good way to go! Love this dress so much.


  6. This dress is absolutely adorable. So perfect for summer, and it looks lovely on you. I think it could look cute (but not cutesy) styled with more edgy, casual pieces - a utility jacket, oxfords, something like that.

  7. This dress is so adorable on you!! If you're looking to de-girly it a little, maybe try adding something leather?

    Kristina does the Internets

  8. It's entirely possible I'm still six years old inside, but I really love dresses like this that tie in the back. Whenever I find one like this, it makes me feel all kinds of giddy inside.

  9. Ooh! I've never shopped from an Instagram shop or boutique before, but one of my good friends from college runs one. It's called Cat's Closet ( and it is geared towards plus size ladies and provides lots of great body positivity!! She's very inspiring and puts together some great outfits, even if you don't fit into the clothes she sells :) Definitely check her out - you'd really like it, I think!!! :)


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