Garden party-The Thrifty Six

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Don’t you just love a garden party! I adore being outside, eating outside and all. And to have or to throw a garden party is always a lot of fun. Whether, it rains or shines. Well, I’d rather have it sunny and dry but we do have bbq’s where the rain was pooring and we still had a fab time! But what to wear to a garden party?

Welcome to The Thrifty Six. We are a group of international fashion influencers who meet once a month in our little space on the internet to share our thrifty outfits. On the third Monday of every month, we will all share an outfit based on a theme that features pre loved wardrobe pieces. Shopping and reselling pre loved clothing is so much better for the environment and you can find some of the best fashions in thrift or charity shops. The Thrifty Six are here to inspire you to shop second hand.

Black for a garden party?

garden party outfit in black

Hey, you know me! I love to wear black! But to be honest I had something else in mind for a garden party, which I actually had but it rained all day so had to wear something warm and arms and legs covered.  And then I watched a video of Carla Rockmore and she wore a similar dress as inspiration for a garden party. So if Carla Rockmore says it’s okay to wear black, who am I not to listen!

I added golden sandals like she did, a golden fun bag like she did, statement light earrings like she did…..but no golden necklace! I had to add something pre loved of course! The necklace is.

Lucy of Lucy Bertoldi

garden party outfit

My look started out with my go-to- LV scarf I got in St-Germain-des-Pres, Paris ten years ago. Decided to style it up with this lovely sheer Desigual dress I found in the coverup section of my favourite charity shop. And if there was ever a match made in heaven, I also found earrings there, that made it look like a complete set! A very old, but much loved LV purse accompanied the look- and I was ready for a garden party!

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

A outfit for a summer afternoon in the park

I love when the Paddock Mansion gardens at the Jefferson County Historical Society are in full bloom. It is such a peaceful oasis in the middle of a busy life and the perfect location for a garden party. So I donned a newly thrifted dress in a bold floral print and added lots of gorgeous green including the preloved scarf that accessorized my new summer straw hat and off I went for a garden party that included me and my husband and my cell phone camera!

Grace of  Graceful Rags

garden party dress

I thrifted this dress during my semester abroad in Scotland. I needed something springy for the Scottish Country Dancing ball, and this fit-and-flare was the perfect piece! I love the more subtle colors, and I think all this garden party dress is missing is my thrifted nude fascinator.
Emma of Style Splash
maxi summer dress
July is my birthday month so it’s the perfect excuse to have a garden party! A breezy dress and sun hat is my perfect outfit for the occasion. I found this Fabienne Chapot dress on Vinted – I love the peach print so much that I have bought the midi length version, as well as a preloved top, skirt and blouse!
ready for a garden party

Sipping Champagne in suburbia…

Sundays in high summer, bubbles from a crystal flute, a fleeting air of sophistication…

…that’s what ‘Garden Party’ means to me.

It’s The Thrifty Six theme for July so I’m glamming it up in candyfloss coloured silk!

This ‘pretty-as-a-picture’ vintage outfit, embellished with a flurry of pink accessories is perfect for any alfresco soirée!

 

Don’t my fashion friends just look so fabulous! I hope we could have inspired you to shop pre loved items. Just give it a try! Till next month!

The Thrifty Six

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28 Comments

    • nancy
      Author
      19th July 2022 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Kathrine!

  1. 18th July 2022 / 18:22

    Love your black tiered dress, which is just perfect for a garden party when the weather’s not up to scratch.
    Would have loved to see what you originally had in mind.
    But wait … only the necklace is pre-loved? xxx

    • nancy
      Author
      19th July 2022 / 18:22

      Yes it is! I really wanted to wear this dress for a garden party!

  2. Joanne
    18th July 2022 / 18:22

    I tend to wear a lot of black too; but I do love all these looks!

    • nancy
      Author
      19th July 2022 / 18:22

      Thanks Joanne!

  3. 18th July 2022 / 18:22

    Oooh everyone looks so wonderful but I am really digging Emma’s outfit.

    • nancy
      Author
      19th July 2022 / 18:22

      Emma’s outfits are always a delight to look at! Thanks hun!

  4. jodie filogomo
    18th July 2022 / 18:22

    I like that you added in the gold sandals with the black dress Nancy. What a fun theme,
    XOXO
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • nancy
      Author
      19th July 2022 / 18:22

      Thanks for joining Jodie!

  5. 19th July 2022 / 18:22

    Your black dress works! I love the casual flow of it an I’m always a fan of staying warm if it is cool!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • nancy
      Author
      19th July 2022 / 18:22

      Thanks Carrie!

    • nancy
      Author
      19th July 2022 / 18:22

      Haha, thanks Marsha!

  6. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    19th July 2022 / 18:22

    Black and gold together is very stylish Nancy. You look amazing.

    • nancy
      Author
      20th July 2022 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Tina!

    • nancy
      Author
      20th July 2022 / 18:22

      Haha, you understand me!

  7. 19th July 2022 / 18:22

    Great dress and necklace, Nancy! Why not wear black to a garden party? You look fabulous and the loose tiers of this maxi dress are perfect for an outdoor summer or spring event.

    Shelbee

    • nancy
      Author
      20th July 2022 / 18:22

      I totally agree!

  8. 19th July 2022 / 18:22

    Black makes you stand out amongst all the florals, Nancy! I love your pretty flounced dress. I went to a garden birthday party on the weekend, and you know I wore all second hand, including my fit & flare party dress!

    All fab outfits here, but special shout-out to Emma and Jane

    • nancy
      Author
      20th July 2022 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Sheila!

    • nancy
      Author
      21st July 2022 / 18:22

      Thanks hun!

  9. 21st July 2022 / 18:22

    I love your take on a garden party but all of the ladies look lovely!

    • nancy
      Author
      22nd July 2022 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

    • nancy
      Author
      25th July 2022 / 18:22

      Thank you Alexandra!

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