Friday, May 13, 2011

Fashion Heimlich

TYE-DYED SKIRT - Thakoon for Target (Thrifted)
CORAL CARDIGAN - Gap Outlet
WHITE TANK - Bebe
BLUE PURSE - Linea Pelle for Target
MULTI-COLORED WEDGES - Cynthia Vincent for Target
BEADED BLACK CUFF - Heavenly Treasures

"Help!  I've fallen and I can't get up."  Does anyone remember that Life Call commercial where a mature woman (will refrain from calling her "old" since she's probably not as old as I remember) falls to the ground and calls for help?  That's how I felt yesterday with that dress.

I wanted to ask Princess Sparkles to help me but I knew there was no way she had the strength to pull that dress off.  It was tight.  Real tight.  It was going to take someone taller and stronger to do the job.

Enter Stripes, my dear mommy friend whom I have a play date slash wine date with every Wednesday afternoon.  Thank goodness for her because she performed what she called the FASHION HEIMLICH on me in her garage.  My body was jerking everywhere and my feet were even off the ground at some points as she yanked at the dress, twisted, manuevered, jammed her hands in there and finally got me out unscathed (the dress too was miraculously intact!).  Yay for Stripes!  (check out her blog!)

Anyway, here is a skirt I thrifted (of course, it's Thakoon for Target...I don't know why I have such an obsession, it's becoming scary), and a $15 cardi I got from the GAP outlet.  I'm in love with the color.  I also mixed prints and wore my "go to" Cynthia Vincent for Target (of course) wedges.  I was excited to link up to "Thursdays are for Thrifters." 
Thank you all for your awesome comments!  And honestly, as Mrs. J mentioned, I did feel like Ross on "Friends."  Luckily the dress breathes better than leather pants (though not much since I wanna say it was polyester!  Yikes!).  I'm off to return that thing now and hopefully NOT buy anymore clothes from Target (at least for today).

29 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh I love, love, love that skirt! The color of the cardigan is beautiful too!

I'm glad you got out of the dress unharmed. :)

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pop pop portraits said...

cute outfit, love the wedges!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Hello, where are you finding these thrifted treasures, you must email me and I swear I won't tell a soul! I am so jeally of that cute thakoon skirt!

xo Mary Jo

p.s. glad you made it out of that dress in one piece. Nothing worse than fashion misery!

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

What a beautiful ensemble- that skirt looks great (worth the struggle to take off!) ;) I love the cardi- I've been finding some great deals at GAP recently!

Shea said...

I'm glad you got out safely!! That's totally happened to me before in a dressing room--luckily I got out without ruining something that wasn't even mine! Anyway, I love the print of your skirt, especially with the print of the shoes.

Kimi said...

You are consistently hilarious, girl. LOVE the description of you and Stripes struggling to remove your dress. And mommy-time wine on a Wednesday afternoon? Perfect.

Love this outfit!! Your print mixing is effortless and expert!

Meagan said...

Love the pop of blue and glad you were able to get out of the dress!
-Meagan
http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

The Suburb Experiment said...

I hate to keep laughing at your misery but I can TOTALLY imagine the dress removal. Lucky you, finding that skirt. I kick myself for not just buying the whole collection when it was in stores.

Jenn

Alex said...

oh that's hilarious! I once got stuck in a dress, and I was living alone at the time and had to run to the neighbors to unzip me, it was humiliating! also, this outfit is a breath of fresh air! so tailored and put-together looking, yet still bright and quirky and patterned. it is perfect for spring! and I still need those wedges so stinking bad!

Courtney Erin said...

That's too funny - I'm glad you made it out of the dress of doom though! And I love this look - the pattern on the skirt is so pretty and the purse is gorgeous!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

aki! said...

I laughed at this story. But I understand that it might have felt awful. I think I've had similar things happen to me in stores, which is much more embarrassing.

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Jess said...

I love this look! I might have to copy this look with some similar clothes that I have...

Style, She Wrote said...

I love that skirt! Tried to get some Thakoon pieces both times they were at Target but missed 'em. Sigh. Enjoy it lady -- you look great! xo style, she wrote

Jan said...

Love this outfit! I need to brush off the dust on some of my belts and put this look to the test...hmmm, but then there is my mummy tummy. I too want to know where you are thrifting these lovely finds of yours! ;)

Jan

Kimberlee said...

Too funny, but I'm glad you made it out okay. And I love the blue handbag.

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Love the part 2 of the story. That won't be something you forget ever.

Love the color of this cardi and those espadriles are so pretty on you.
Daphne.
http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

Mongs said...

haha... aren't you glad to be out of the dress? Seriously I think Target should pay you to advertise the clothes for them, how about approaching them to be the sponsor:) They should be very pleased that you are making their clothes look so gooood.


love~mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

rachel said...

i really like this outfit! so cute! it makes me want to go to the thrift shop too! don't tell d ;)

glad you made it out of the dress in one piece!! i was inspired by your target finds and went tonight. i had a quick flash of panic when i thought i too was stuck in a dress, but luckily somehow contorted my body and was able to get it off. phew!

Khlaren said...

I love your skirt!! :> I went thrifting with my best friend today and I had lots of fun styling her (she bought office clothes becasue she's interning for a law office starting Monday!)! I kinda envy her for having a place to go to while I'm stuck here at home! Haha

xx, Khla

Sylvia C. Hall said...

you look great! oh, and I think I need a wednesday friend like that!
:)

Taylor said...

OMG how have I not seen that purse? I AM IN LOVE. The shape and the color = perfection in a bag. You're so cute, Claire!

Debbie Baker Burns said...

I love all the color against the neutrals!

Mrs. J said...

I'm so happy you got the dress off and that your able to return it too. I love that skirt and need to shop at your thrift stores.

Love your cardigan! Great job with adding the extra print! ;)

Monica Whitney said...

I love love love the pink and blue together!

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Tara said...

I'm so glad you made it out of that dress and managed to return it! That's not a fun situation at all.

I love the purse today...I have the LP for Target crossbody bag in that color, and it's definitely a favorite. I'm sad that I missed those shoes, though. They're fantastic.

Tammy said...

That blue bag gives you even more snap! I'm motivated to pull out my bright yellow one for tomorrow!

Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

Those shoes are such a great addition to the outfit!

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