WIW: New Dress to get back in the game

Haven't posted for a while - been very busy lately. Been missing y'all like CRAZY!

I had a quick 5 minutes before flying out the door this morning and wanted to post and show you my recently thrifted Cleo petite dress. I eyed this dress when it first came out and by the time I had gone to the store to try it on, they were sold out. Well this showed up at my local thrift store on Saturday in my size brand new with tags and I grabbed it.

I have a formal Board meeting today so will pop the blazer on over top for the freezing cold Board room and formality of the meeting, but otherwise will wear without the blazer.

It feels great to wear a bit of colour and pattern after not doing so for a while and I've fallen back in love with dresses again.

Anyway…gotta run. Will try and catch up later :)

(sorry for the not great photos - too rushed this morning)

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  • thimblelina replied 5 years ago

    What stellar LUCK! head to vegas baby... Dress is gorgeous on you. Love how the open jacket crops the pattern, too.

  • lyn67 replied 5 years ago

    Happy to see you back, Shannon. Picties don't have to be perfect, JFE is good, too:-). But dress is perfect, for sure!  Yeay!

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    We have missed you! This reminds me a bit of the "magic" dress several Fabers got a couple of years ago. What a find! The electric blue is beautiful on you.

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    Talk about a dress that was meant to be! Great to see you and you are looking great Shannon!

  • jackiec replied 5 years ago

    So nice to see you!! What a fun dress- it matches your personality :)

  • approprio replied 5 years ago

    Such luck! Wow! Don't you love it when that happens? 

    Dress looks stunning. That's a wonderful print.

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Fun fun fun -- and great to see you, Shannon!!! You look fab. 

  • Elizabeth P replied 5 years ago

    So good to see you again Shannon, I've been wondering how you are.  Great dress... obviously meant to be.

  • ma replied 5 years ago

    This exact scenario is what I daydream about sometimes when I've missed out on something I really liked lol. How lucky! And it is a gorgeous dress! That blue looks great on you!

  • tolkitty replied 5 years ago

    I love it when that happens - but new with tags is even more rare!  You look stunning in the dress.

  • Sara L. replied 5 years ago

    So lucky! I love the pattern and colors of the dress. The longer length makes it interesting as well.

  • La Belle Demimondaine replied 5 years ago

    Shannon, you look radiant in this dress!   Bellissima!  

  • goldenpig replied 5 years ago

    Wowza! You look stunning in this dress! Beautiful colors and pattern, like stained glass. Great to see you again Shannon!

  • replied 5 years ago

    Hi Shannon - so nice to see you back here again - I've missed you!  Great, bright dress for this cold early winter - and looks great with the blazer.  Funny, just yesterday I was pondering thrifting in Winnipeg and where the "best" scores are made. I donate a ton, but never shop myself. I have friends who, like you, find the best things in thrift stores. You must share your secret:)

  • Peri replied 5 years ago

    OMG, yes I did seriously type OMG!

    That is stunning! How do you do that?? You always look gorgeous but that is one of the prettiest dresses I've ever seen and I can't believe you thrifted that!!

    I don't know how you do it, but you truly are the thrifting queen. 

  • Peri replied 5 years ago

    I know why I love it...it looks like a Tiffany stained glass window!

  • ElleH replied 5 years ago

    Oh Shannon what a come back! You look gorgeous.

  • ElleH replied 5 years ago

    Oh Shannon what a come back! You look gorgeous.

  • Sal replied 5 years ago

    This is stunning on you. What a great find. It looks awesome both with and without the jacket which is a super useful quality.

    Nice to see you!

  • KikiG replied 5 years ago

    Holy Perfect Pattern Placement, Batman!

  • Karie replied 5 years ago

    Wow - what are the odds - the gorgeous dress you've been wanting shows up in your thrift store in your size! Play the lottery today, girlfriend! You certainly look like a winner in that dress!

  • Diana replied 5 years ago

    Great to see you again! You look amazing, and that dress is awesome!  I agree with Peri, it looks like a Tiffany window.

  • Lyn D. replied 5 years ago

    Hi and YLF :)

  • deb replied 5 years ago

    Love the dress on you and the color is perfect.

  • Eliza replied 5 years ago

    Happy and beautiful find, Shannon. You look great in that rich blue.

  • Astrid replied 5 years ago

    Good to see you posting! I love the dress on you. :)

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    I have been missing you!  Fabulous dress.  Shannon, I would be attracted to this but no way could I wear it as well as you:)  The colours and the pattern are just stunning and I do love the jacket with it also.  WOW

  • Echo replied 5 years ago

    I would have replied sooner, but I had to fetch my crash helmet. That dress is GORGEOUS. It has Clover Canyon written all over it, and yet it isn't. Amazing and fabulous and gorgeous and my favourite colour and, and... plonk.

  • Robidi replied 5 years ago

    The dress is beautiful and you look stunning in it!

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