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A Funky Flashback in 1970s Polyester

One Dress, Three Ways: Fake Vest Edition III: A Dress Refashion
Thrift Score Thursday: Liz Edition

We have made it to Friday, my friends! Huzzah! πŸ™‚

I’m feeling a little funky this Friday. Not bad in a funk funky, but 1970s funtime disco funky!

I <3 70's Polyester Shirts!
I <3 1970’s Polyester shirts!

Today’s outfit consists of a gifted shirt (from the same person who gave me my New Year’s Eve ensemble), some awesome geometric tights (sadly, new), a skirt I made from a sweater dress back in ’13, some super-comfy Sofft loafers, and a recycled road sign pin by Columbia, SC artist, Clark Ellefson!

I LOVE polyester shirts from this era. When I was in high school, I had a closet FULL of them in every print you can imagine. I wore them with my JNCO jeans (remember those?) and my Airwalks and though I looked pretty swell. πŸ˜‰ Sadly, I ended up donating all of the shirts as I got older, and now kind of wish I hadn’t. Getting this shirt was a nice trip down memory lane. πŸ™‚

Looks kind of like a face, doesn't it?
Looks kind of like a face, doesn’t it?


I wore my hip lil outfit to meet a friend who surprised me with this incredible portrait. It’s a Dia de los Muertos Jillian!

What I look like dead.
So happy to have a such a creative/talented friend!

The cost of today’s outfit is as follows:

Shirt: FREE!

Pin: FREE!

Skirt: 50 cents (since I made two refashions from a $1 garment)

Shoes: $5 consignment

Tights: $10 New πŸ™

Hope you guys are as excited about the weekend as I am! Come back tomorrow for the thrilling conclusion of One Dress, Three Ways: Fake Vest Edition!



One Dress, Three Ways: Fake Vest Edition III: A Dress Refashion
Thrift Score Thursday: Liz Edition

14 thoughts on “A Funky Flashback in 1970s Polyester”

  1. Hey, you look awesome. Your friend’s gift to you is really nice. The tights are still inexpensive to me, coming from Vancouver area of BC. The Canadian dollar is going down, down and down. So I am forced to reassess my buying and spending. Unfortunately the thrift stores up here are expensive. Value village is a joke, Urban thrift stores are out of my league, but you have wonderful thrift stores in the U.S.A. Wish I was there with you, watching you create and of course have a marguerita or two with you. ha. Keep it up! You are an encouragement to us.

  2. Not only is this cute as a button but the price is beyond awesome!!! I loved it!!

    Thank you so much for posting as often as you do now…I get excited when I see your posts in my mailbox!!

  3. Ahhhh – I remember those shirts! I bought many in funky colors back in the day. In the 70s my mom would take me to the thrift but back then it was not cool. If she saw someone she knew, we would not go in or would wait for them to leave ha! Now, I take my nieces to the thrift – I call it the “boutique”. I give them $10 and they just love it. I luuuuuuuv the portrait! Does your friend have an Etsy shop or a website? And the tights are PERFECT. Gurrrrrrrl, sometimes you gotta buy new and it’s OK!

  4. Love your shirt, I sadly gave mine away too or just plain wore them out! Really love your site. Can’t wait to see what you have for #3.

  5. Oh, hello, my wardrobe from teenage years! I used to wear shirts like this, often from a wonderfully odd second hand shop in edinburgh, with a pair of beige corduroy flares or denim mini skirt, and a pair of puma states. ALL CLASS. And sadly all lost to the mists of time. Thank you for taking me on a trip down memory lane!

  6. That painting of you is amazing – your friend captured your spirit well.

    And your entire outfit was only $15.50 – how many folks can say that?!

  7. Some things you do have to buy new. Would you really want to buy used tights? The answer is NO. I do like to buy mine at discount type places like Ross, Marshall’s, or TJ Maxx, but sometimes, you just need to buy a certain color, or pattern. Never apologize for purchasing your underpinnings! ☺️


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