Fashion for Thrifters!

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Who: Jenny, one half of the blog Fashion for Writers

What: Vintage pink dress from the ’50s and a magnificent horse sticker (on cheek)

The pink dress I found in a Savers in Menlo Park, California, when I was a freshmen in college. My friends and I were trying to find something outrageous to wear for Halloween, but I got bored of looking at sparkly, bright things and started rifling through the regular dresses rack and found this dress laying on a heap of other dresses on the floor. The horse sticker I found in a Mennonite General Store in Amana, Iowa. Along with the sheet of horse stickers, I also bought hamburger, milkshake, french fries, bunny, bumblebee, heart, and star stickers.

How Much:
Dress was $5, and stickers were probably 60 cents for the entire sheet.

When I Use It:
I like to wear stickers on my face and arms if I’m going to a party in the evening or if I just want to feel extra incandescent during the day. I wear my pink dress whenever I don’t mind looking like a cupcake, which ends up being about once a week in the summer.

Shopping Tips: You don’t necessarily have to find your accessories in clothing and jewelry stores. General stores in old towns sell little trinkets and candy you can string into a necklace or charm bracelet. Sometimes a lollipop is a cute and ephemeral accessory to a dress (although sometimes cavity-inducing sweet!) I love picking up rolls of little stickers whenever I visit other towns. Yesterday, I put a galloping unicorn sticker on my boyfriend’s shirt pocket, and usually a little heart sticker on my cheek or my arm and sometimes cheeseburger and soda stickers on my legs in the summer. It’s also a good way to use up the stickers I’ve saved from years of aggressive sticker collecting and trading as a kid!

Attention Blog Readers! We know you are the most clever and most stylish bunch on the web, and we’d love to feature you on future Favorite Find Posts! Please email us ( a picture of you with one of your favorite shopping finds (a piece of furniture, a hard-to-find record, the perfect vintage boots, or any other treasure) and answer the questions: Who, What, Where, How Much, When I Use It, and Shopping Tips. We can’t wait to see all the cool items you’ve discovered!

About Julianne

Julie is a modern day Renaissance woman and die-hard bloody mary enthusiast. When she’s not sprinkling magic fairy dust onto ModCloth’s social media channels, you can find her eclectic point of view on food, fashion, music, and DIY documented here!

6 Responses to Fashion for Thrifters!

  1. Jennifer (ModCloth) 07/06/2010 at 3:04 pm #

    Jenny, I love this dress, and I love your blog! You and Meggy do an awesome job of finding ways to have fun with fashion and pursue writing degrees/careers at the same time! Inspiring.

  2. Robyn 07/06/2010 at 3:07 pm #

    The stickers are such a cute idea! I have a friend who does the same thing with temporary tattoos for special occasions and parties…. she drinks a lot though.

    Jenny has amazing style, and that dress really is an amazing find. Great pick.

  3. Lizzie 07/06/2010 at 4:30 pm #

    Oh my goodness! I love the dress and it was only $5? I’m so jealous. I love the candy as jewelry idea, too. The dress looks amazing on you– the paleness of the pink with your dark hair. Thanks for the great tips. I’m sure will come in handy!

  4. Alyse 07/07/2010 at 1:40 am #

    Jenny you are too cute with your stickers!

  5. Alison Rowley 07/07/2010 at 1:06 pm #

    Sorry but stickers on a female that old is weird. Love the dress though and good deal ya got!

  6. Starr Crow 07/08/2010 at 9:13 pm #

    love, love, LOVE this lady and all her cuteness.

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