Since I buy pre loved clothing, I often come across clothes that I have already had. I’ll explain.
I can honestly say I love pre loved now!
When I buy my pre loved clothes I do that online. At a site that sells everything, and therefore has a huge amount of choice. With the clothing you can search by brand and I often look at the brand I have worked with. When I worked for that company, I was a branch manager in one of the stores and I got a 50% discount on clothing.( this post is not sponsored, I just wanted to give you a impression) So you understand that a lot was taken home every week. When unpacking the new collections it was always ah and oh how beautiful! This dress was also one of them. Then, ten years ago, I also styled it with gray.
How I wore this pre loved dress then
We, the ones who worked in the stores, had to wear clothes from the store every day. So in the morning it was always changing first and in the evening again in our own clothing. This of course with the intention of generating even more sales. I then wore this dress a lot and also bought it myself, with a gray short military look jacket and gray leggings underneath and a purple and red flower corsage. yes indeed, the ones that I also wear here.This set sold out very quickly!
And I wear it the same again now
So I saw the dress again on that site and I knew I wanted it again, because I wore mine to pieces! Such beautiful colors! And to be a bit nostalgic, I add gray again. What I actually also think is the most beautiful match, because this is how the colors of the dress come out perfectly. The jacket is also of the same brand and also about that old. I still had that one, and I have had the shoes for years too. I actually don’t wear them often, but every time I wear them I wonder why not. They are so comfortable and I really like them!
I know that a lot of you think two huge flower pins are to much….but I love it! And I bought the rings a few weeks ago on a food truck festival. I bought 3 pink rings for €4,50. Bargain right!
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Oh, this must feel like running into a long, lost friend. I can think of two or three dresses I had that I would love to have again. Not sure they would fit, so would like to find them in my size now. I remember when my mom finally let me shop a little boutique in high school or freshman year of college. I bought this 2 piece vest and skirt that was so unique. Have never seen anything like it since. Would love to find it again!
As always, you took a lovely piece and made it even lovelier. That brooch is fabulous!! You really know how to put together a complete ensemble.
Thanks Leslie! Yes I can remember some outfits that I would love to have again!
How wonderful you found it again 🙂 You look fabulous and the colour is so bright with grey…. great!
I love the corsage! Very Carrie Bradshaw Nancy! It’s lovely to find something you loved again too xx
Such a beautiful dress! It’s great you managed to find it again and it looks so nice how you have worn it here 🙂
Thanks for the link up!
I hope that you are having an awesome week 🙂
The dress is very feminine and beautiful and the colour is amazing! I love it worn with the jacket undone as I can see more of the dress!
That’s so cool that you found the exact same dress that you had before, Nancy!! And it’s beautiful I’m in love with the colours. I’ve always loved pink and purple together. I would never have thought to add grey but it looks super cute. And so do both of the flower pins!
Thank you very much Suzy!
This is such a pretty dress , no wonder you were so happy to find it again. Interesting how you were able to wear the stock at work but changed to go home. Many thanks for the link up, enjoy your weekend.
I can see why you had to have this dress again1 The colors and fit are amazing on you. I adore that pin as well. Thanks for the link up Nancy!
Thank you very much Kathrine!
Fantastic dress Nancy and I love how you styled it with that jacket! I think it would be so nice to work for a clothing brand – of course I would spend it all on clothes but why not!
It was a lot of fun! I also loved to dress each morning!
I have never purchased pre-owned clothing but enjoy shopping in my closet every year and restyling them.
How fun to find your beloved dress again online!
Where in the world did you get the large flower brooch?
I pinned you to my Influencers of Midlife Group board on Pinterest!
I saw it! Thank you so much, I appreciate that a lot! We sold those in that store!
It’s pretty amazing you found the exact dress again! No, I don’t think two flower pins are too much!
Thank you Kim!
I love the dress and the story that goes along with it. Too fun that you found it again secondhand.
I think your bold flower pins are fab!
I think so too! haha, thanks Suzanne!
Such beautiful color in this dress!
That’s a gorgeous dress and I think the huge flower pins are perfect with it.
That is really cool about that dress!
Such pretty colors Nancy. Thanks for showing us and for hosting. Jacqui Mummabstylish
What a happy story! I have a few things from a few years back that I’d love to find again secondhand. You’ve given me hope! 😉
Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net
Haha, there is always hope!
Nancy, I love this post! So fun to hear about your past in the clothing store. And the dress is beautiful! So glad you found it once again.
I don’t think the two flower pins are too much Nancy!! It’s a great look!! I love that you are embracing preloved things now!
Surprising isn’t it! I almost like it better then new clothes!
Aww, thx for featuring me Nancy and my fur babies. You know they mean the world to me!
Your dress is so Fab, I love love those vibrant colors on you! The flower pin was meant to be as it goes perfectly. Beautiful outfit!
My pleasure Jess! It was such a cute photo!
That is fun you found the exact dress again! It’s lovely! I love the pins you added to the jacket!
Thanks Laura, yes I was really thrilled that I found that one again!
This is such a beautiful pre-loved dress. I love how you styled it with a jacket that has flower decoration. You look fantastic in this dress. This shade of purple is very pretty and I do like the floral print. Great summer look dear.
Great to read about your experience of working in a pre-loved store.
I didn’t work in a pre loved store, it was a womens wear boutique and the flowers are two pins! Thanks love!
Those rings are super cute and a total bargain! And how pretty is that dress?! The color is stunning and it fits you perfectly. The gray is a nice complement to it and really brings out her beauty!
Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com
Thank you very much Maureen!
That’s a lovely story, Nancy, and you’ve styled the beautiful dress perfectly second time round too!
Hugs, Mary x.
Thank you very much Mary!
That dress is perfect for you! It’s a beautiful dress and I’d have bought it a second time, too. How fortunate that you found it in your size. I enjoy second-hand sites and some of my favorite pieces have been pre-loved ones. I love the addition of gray – it’s a perfect coordinating neutral for the colors in the dress and the flowers are just right!
Yes what a great find right. I love those flower pins and I have several of them!
I love your blouse! you look so lovely!
Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com
That dress is absolutely gorgeous…I can see why you got it again!
I love it when I find a brand where the style of clothes fit me perfectly as then finding pre-loved items online make it more fun to bid for.
Regards – Jill stylishatsixty
Yes it is hard enough to find a good brand anyway isn’t it?
What a wonderful colour combination and so great to add these cool grey elements to it. You look summerly, chic and casual, all in one. Wishing you happy summer days. Love, Lieske
Thanks Lieke! Enjoy your holiday!
Such a gorgeous dress, Nancy. I’m not surprised you wore it to pieces and have now bought it again. The colours are so rich and fabulous. I love the grey jacket you’re wearing with it too. xxx
Thanks Ann! Yes, I loved it then and I love the dress now!
I love the gray jacket with that dress. The colors work well together. And the flower pins are a fabulous addition.
Thank you very much!
YOU LOOK SO FABULOUS! ADORE THE LOOK!
HOPING YOUR DAY IS AS BEAUTIFUL AS YOU ARE!
That is such a lovely dress – the colours are spectacular, and it looks perfect with the grey neutrals in the shoes and jacket. I have always been a fan of huge bigass flower brooches! Rock on, Nancy!
Haha, thanks Sheila!
Popped over from the party at Not Dressed as Lamb. Your corsage stands out in the sea of photos. Love grey as a company keeper with warm tones so I love your outfit. . Isn’t it funny how our style retains something of itself over the years even if Style changes. Thanks so much for sharing your look with us!
Thank you very much, I appreciate it!
Such a lovely dress Nancy. Bright and beautiful 🙂 Love the flowers.
Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Creative Mondays.
I love how you styled this dress! Great floral print too!
Thanks Katie! It’s very nice of you to stop by!
Lovely floral on you!! Such pretty colors.