Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Holy Grail of Thrifting!

So, I promise I will finish out this accessory challenge if it kills me. I actually wore a couple of blog-worthy outfits this weekend, I just was always running out the door with no time to take photos. I have done 5 out of my promised 7 accessorized outfits, so there are at least 2 more to come.

Anyways, I wanted to show ya'll this amazing dress I thrifted last week. I'm trying to pinpoint the date before I put it up in the shop, but it was just too good to keep to myself. Its a Holly Harp, who I think was one of the most interesting designers of her time. She defined the boho-chic look way back in the 60s (she may have even originated it), designing expensive and upscale pieces in light and flowly fabrics for stores like Bergdorf Goodman's. It always pays to know your labels, even if you think that in a pseudo-hippie-redneck-hipster town like Asheville you will never find them. Imagine my surprise when this dress was hanging on the racks of Goodwill between over-sized, floral, sacks from Walmart, Laura Ashleys from the mid 90s, and teenybopper sequined mini dresses from Forever21. It was like finding the Holy Grail, complete with a matching shawl!





  1. Oooh you are so lucky!
    I only ever find junk when I go thrifting.

  2. congrats on the find! i love finding gold, too ;)