Monday, May 31, 2010


I got this amazing lace dress the other day from Value Village for, wait for it...FIVE dollars. Yes, five bucks baby. I was impressed. Also, I was shocked that I found it on the "I don't want it, so put it back rack" outside the change rooms. I was like SCOOP, I'll take that. And so scoop, I did. Now it's mine. MINE MINE MINE. And I must say, it was love at first sight. And I am pretty positive it is handmade. So there is no one else out there loving the same dress as me. And I think that makes our relationship pretty special.

Also, the tag on it (from V.V.) said size 11/12. So that must be the section it originally came from (when the foolish, though perhaps wrongly sized, person grabbed it originally). So YES, that just goes to show, when thrifting really do venture out of your own size. Even when regular shopping one should look outside of one's size. I mean, after all, what do tags know? They're just inanimate scraps of fabric that stick out of the necks of clothing. I, on the other hand, am not inanimate. And I say: look outside your own size!

As for the AMAZING photos, they were taken by my sister-in-law Miss Q of Snappy Q. Her and her husband came to visit for the weekend (so if I have seemed a little absent...). And anyway, she has this totally awesome Nikon DSLR; that I didn't steal. But I did caress it; but I didn't lick it. But I did take pictures with it; but I didn't hide it before they left. But I did make it go CLICK CLICK CLICK.

And I have got to tell you that super fast CLICK CLICK CLICK is very satisfying. It's like bubble tape, or peeling that sticky glue stuff off of your credit card when it comes new (you know the stuff, sticks the card to the paper? Can be found other places as well?). I like that sticky stuff... I also really (REALLY!!!) like the camera.

In fact, I just may need one. My old point and shoot is starting to seem really obsolete. It's just begging to be tossed into the garbage (or donated, whatever). The only problem is, I don't know where I am going to find the cash for a DSLR.

So I may just have to engage in some sort of illegal activity. I'll let you know how it goes!

outfit details:

lace dress, seems handmade, thrifted: $5
tights: from a friend
shoes, naturalizer: $30
bracelet, tiffany & co.: gift from husband
brown tube dress (worn under lace dress), thrifted: $3
necklace, thrifted: $1
belt snakeskin, saks fifth ave. thrifted: $1

Heart: Kimberellie


  1. Wow I cannot believe how amazing that dress is and for only 5 bucks! I love finding really great pieces while thrifting, but this one takes the cake. I'm so envious of it and your luck!

  2. love love love the dress! haven't you seen you guys in a long time! Hopefully we'll make it to ladies and babies soon! hope you are doing well!

  3. you look great in white lace. that's a steal for $5. Pretty photos with such nice nature background

  4. I loveee dslrs!!! I'm getting one hopefully for my graduation preesent...I've been begging for months now!!

    You look GORGEOUS!!! You and that dress are made for eachother. You should have matching rings and serenade one another and ride off into the sunset together. I love love love love love that dress!!!

  5. The dress is B-E-A-UTIFUL! Such a great find - thank the person who put it on that rack, foolish as they may have been, for their dismissal allowed for your easy access and gain.

    I also would like to participate in some illicit activities to get my hands on a super awesome camera. Shall we start pimping out hoes? I'm kidding. Sorta.

  6. That dress is so pretty, and I like your shoes, too. And the necklace. You're awesome.

  7. Oh that dress is so gorgeous! You look perfect against that back drop and with those shoes. Have I told you that I love those shoes? Because I do. I really do.

  8. Beautiful dress, and five bucks!!! bargain!! And those shoes are amazing.

    Love the photo's, always so pretty.

    X x

  9. It's gorgeous! I'm pretty jealous of it to be honest :D.

    Also, I think you can find a good DSLR for not too much money if you look at the slightly older models! I got my Olympus E420 for about 300 euros, which is almost half as much as the new model (E620). Just look around, I'm sure you'll find something great :D.

  10. Your dress is so lovely! It just screams Kimberellie. It's whimsical and pretty and I think you look fantastic in it. I hope you find a good deal on DSRL camera, and if you do, let us know where, so I can buy one too because these pictures turned out pretty awesome.

  11. you look gorgeous!! that dress was seriously made for you. love how you wore it with grey tights and those shoes! and i love the pictures. seriously, dslr is the only way to go. i've never loved a camera like i love my new one. i got mine on ebay for a steal! it takes a lot of patience but you can get a great camera for a great price. and seriously you look so fabulous!!!!!

  12. LUCKY GIRL!!! That dress is just fabbbbb!!! You look incredible in it! You look so happy too!!! It's a match made in Heaven=)

    I hear ya on the dslr's.. I've been dying to make the clicky sounds too

  13. That white lace dress is totally fabulous... so beautiful. And I love the photo shoot. You look like a real model.

    I agree with you, go venture outside the labeled size. Those labels tend to deceive people so I really try the items before I buy. Have a great week. xoxo

  14. Oh sweetie that dress is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S Gorgeous!! You are so lucky that you were in the right place at the right time- I need luck like that. :)


  15. That dress is so beautiful!

    And I hope you find a way to get yourself a DSLR. They're so fun to play with!

  16. whoa, this baby is stunning, I love value village!! i just got a long lace dress too but needs to be fitted before I can prance in it

  17. wow! especially to picture two in this collection!

  18. This is such a beautiful dress! I think this is my favorite of all your outfits so far! I would love to find something similar to use in photoshoots & put a big tulle underskirt under it! Gorgeous.
    Also, the location for these is fantastic!

  19. SO jealous of your angelic $5 dress! You look so lovely, especially against the lush green trees! These are great photos!

  20. hey where did sneaky kimberellie go???? haha!

    well... these photos are magical... that tree is amazing and you are sooooo purrdy! oh yes, and the dress... what a find!!!


  21. Gosh, what a gorgeous dress, so happy for your luck! It looks so beautiful on you, seriously, so great. I love that you dressed the lace down a little with tights and vintage-style oxfords. The pictures are amazing too, Miss Q did a fab job!!

  22. Wow that dress is absolutely stunning on you. I love it soo much!

  23. AHHHHH! I just clicked over to chictopia and YOU WERE ON THE FRONT PAGE! Wearing this! So awesome, congrats!!!! I hope you see it before they put up some no talent hack!!!

  24. I adore your outfit! I work for Naturalizer, and with our new "Beautiful Feels So Good" campaign with photo shoots in nature, your photos look like they'd fit right in!

  25. Jenny, I don't know how else to contact you, but if you clicked to receive future comments on this post, you may get this.

    I wanted to say if you were interested in using these images or linking this page to your website that would be a okay with me! I LOVE your shoes. They are seriously going to be the only shoes I buy now that I have discovered how wonderful they are!!

    So many young girls completely disregard your brand and then complain about having to wear uncomfortable shoes all day! Which amazes me (I refuse to wear uncomfortable shoes!). But your shoes are so stylish and comfortable!

    I love them. And I would love to help you promote them more. People are always commenting on my blog about how much they love this particular pair too! And I am always saying: buy them. They are so great!

  26. Kimberellie -- you completely just made my day... that's EXACTLY what we've been working at for the last few years, to really re-invent our shoes to be more stylish while extremely comfortable... and that we're NOT just "an old lady shoe store" anymore!

    I'm definitely going to subscribe to future posts... you've got great style and your blog is a ton of fun to read!

  27. (ps are you on twitter? thanks for "liking" us on facebook... our twitter handle is @naturalizershoe. not a ton of tweets yet but we're getting there!)


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