Monday, May 28, 2012

Fill 'er Up!

Ladies, I'm going to make you a promise right now. I will NOT wear a maxi in my next post even though I'm filling my closet to the brim with them lately. But seeing as how I just started wearing them this summer, I feel the need to experiment. It's like trying to find the right pair of jeans or a bathing suit. The perfect maxi has to emphasize some things while camouflaging others. I like this one because of it's length, pockets and wide elasticized back. I tend to avoid bold, high contrast prints like this one, but for some reason,  this just felt right. That being said, does this dress make me look like a gas pump?












You gotta love rural Virginia with its relics from bygone eras. I wonder what the price of gas was when these were in use.






























There's still a few places around here where you pump first then then pay for the gas. Can you believe it? But don't even think about driving off without paying! It'll cost ya!






I was trying to stand up straight here, but ended up with a snooty look. But you all know I'm not that type right? Not this gal who shops Goodwill and yard sales.


Elle maxi dress: thrifted

St. John's Bay purse: thrifted

Christian Dior slides: thrifted.


Hope you all had a great weekend and get a chance to stop by
Thrifters Anonymous,
Visible Monday and
Monday Mingle.

36 comments:

  1. What a fabulous maxi and you look fabulous in it!
    I'm betting gas was less than 50 cents per gallon back then!

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    1. Oh wow! 50 cent gas. I'd hardly know how to act. That would mean more money for the thrift store!

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  2. I LOVE the photo with the old gas pumps. So southern classic! I have always loved maxi dresses and they're perfect for sweltering hot weather. (which we don't have here yet in Seattle)

    I want to see more of your dresses...please take back that promise!

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  3. Great photo! I too adore a maxi dress in the summer, and I love a black and white photo (I have one up today too). You look fabulous.

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    1. Yes, we both have black and white photos this post. That's cause great minds think alike!

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  4. LOL you don't look like a gas pump! You look gorgeous in this dress! I love the print and the maxi length is great on you!

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    1. Just a play on the old question, "Honey, does this dress make me look fat?" lol

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  5. What a cool spot to take these photos! I can remember when gas stations had attendents who would pump your gas and clean your windshield and gas was something like .29! What color is the dress? I'm gonna guess that it's navy and white.

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    1. Close guess, it's black and off white.
      I remember that too,(kind of). There was a choice of self serve and full service...sigh...

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  6. Hi Sheila, thanks for all of your wonderful comments on my blog. I love these photos. I am a sucker for photos taken at old gas stations. It's so Americana to me. Nothing wrong with wearing maxi's. I have a few in my closet, but I think they are look better on women of a certain height.

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    1. Thanks Natasha. I love old stuff too.
      Yes, those maxi's can be tricky, as I'm fast learning!

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  7. Hey Sheila! This post is very stylish with the black and white photos. It's like a real fashion spread. I agree with Joni James, you look wonderful and should post a few more maxi looks!

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    1. Narda, I think I just might have to break that promise. I love them a will have to sneak in a few more before summer is over.

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  8. Don't worry, I like your snooty look too! - you look gorgeous and self confident. Your locations are always the best. In the second shot it's like there's a story there for us to figure out, even if there isn't. More maxis!

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    1. You're right Melanie, no story to figure out in that second photo, just me looking at a bee and deciding if I should run or not!

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  9. The maxi dress looks great on you! The print is fabulous! Who needs new clothes when you can look so gorgeous in an all thrifted outfit! I like the old gas station...anything from the past intrigues me

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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    1. Exactly, Mong! That's why I love this blogging thing. I can see all the great stuff others have thrifted.

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  10. Hi Sheila! Thanks for the sweet comments.

    I like your blog. And I have several friends in VA which is only a short motorcycle-ride from NY. Look forward to following your adventures!

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    1. Hey, Shy B (do you mind if I call you that?) Thanks for connecting. Bikers just love VA highways and I see a lot of them in the spring and fall months. If you're ever going to be in central/northern VA, stop by and let's do some shopping!

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  11. I love the dress and the old pumps are so cool!!
    I've been on the hunt for maxi dresses for summer, too. Easy to wear and cool in the heat/humidity we have here in MD!!

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  12. Thanks Tamera. I'm surprised those old pumps are still there and nobody's stole them for their collection! But then again actions like that can get a person shot around these parts!

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  13. Loves these photos, the old gas pumps are so cool and you look very cool in your maxi dress. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I think we have a lot in common with our thrifty clothing ways!

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    1. ...Absolutely we do. I really enjoy seeing the treasures other people have picked up and how they styled them.

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  14. You look good in that maxi dress. I love it and I love that it is thrifted as well. I am with you when it comes to maxis because I have to find the right one. The right flow or the right fabric and print of the maxi something that doesn't make me look even more shorter or looks like I have been swallowed with tons of fabric. LOL! It has to be the right one where I feel comfy and looks good in it. I love the shots as well! I bet the gas back then was about 25cents? hahahaha... Wouldn't that be awesome.

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  15. Incredibly there seems to be a maxi for everyone. I'm impressed with the choices!

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  16. I'm a huge fan of the vintage gas pump myself :P Having said that, you simply look very chic and like you're in the middle of a fashion magazine spread.

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    1. Thanks Lynne. I wish I could take them home and restore them.

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  17. Gas was probably like .16 a gallon back then. What amazing background for your shots, love it!

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  18. superb black and white pics and the backdrop is super extra extraordinaire!

    Ariane

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  19. Great spot for a shoot! Stopping by from Monday Mingle. Have a fashionable and fab weekend,

    Nicole
    http://www.momtrends.com/2012/05/maxi-skirts/

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  20. Amazing photos. Love the print!

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  21. Very nice shoot! Love the b/w :)

    P.s. I'm an RVA blogger too! Just wanted to say hi:)

    <3 Leney

    http://agirlnamedleney.blogspot.com/

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