The Aphrodite of Estate Sale

Who: Hannah Rothstein, Writer

What: 1970’s Grecian-style draped dress and “vest’ in seafoam teal

Where: An estate sale in Watkins Glen, NY

How Much: $10.00

When I use it: Although the dress is a bit on the ritzier side, I like to wear it as an “everyday” type of item.  It adds a little pizazz to any occasion or lack of occasion.  In the photo here, I wore the dress to work for kicks and giggles.

Shopping Tips: Follow those country roads, a la John Denver, and venture out into the boonies.  If you stray a bit from the city, you’ll likely find better prices, less picked-over merchandise and more unusual items.

Attention Blog Readers! – We know you guys 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!

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  1. Turi 07/01/2009 at 10:36 am #

    Ah, these are lovely pictures of Hannah! I love how the splash of paint on the wall brings out the color of the dress!

  2. Hannah 07/01/2009 at 10:40 am #

  3. Jessie 07/01/2009 at 12:28 pm #

    ha! thats pretty cute, I like your artnerd touch Hannah 🙂 The dress is amazing too.

  4. Katie 07/01/2009 at 4:24 pm #

    that is AMAZING!

  5. atalina 07/02/2009 at 5:40 pm #

    Oh sh*t ….seriously only $10
    this looks like something Valentino would design and it’d costs like $9000
    this just screams, “Elegance of a sale”

  6. Kate 01/21/2010 at 3:28 pm #

    Wow, this is an amazing dress! I think I need to learn some estate sale tips from Hannah…

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