Romance & Lace 2nd Loved 1st Friday #4

Lace and romance is my theme for 2nd Loved First Friday #4. This look is the result of an absolute blast I had on Senior Citizen discount day at Goodwill. I went with the idea of finding a something maxi.


A chiffon sundress caught my eye. I have never been too much into flower prints. But put about thirty prints together in one piece……well, I guess that’s a different thing altogether. Paired with a navy top..hmm, this might have possibilities. Naturally I found two interesting tops. Normally, I would choose just one. But with a 25% discount, they both came home!

It’s a bit of a different look for me but that is what I like about thrifting: I step out of my comfort zone and try different ideas. I never thought I would have so much fun wearing something like this. It’s so easy to twirl in and I have to add, Michael loves me in this.

I finished the basic look with a pink silk jacquard scarf that I found years ago at a Florida vintage store. The scarf had just been hanging around and it was nice to finally put it to use. It was too short to tie but I found that a double twist stays in place rather well.

Of course, if I can include a vintage Rodo bag, I will. As you may know by now, I just really like many of the designs and the quality and Rodo puts into their bags.

New flats (Candies) from Kohls and a vintage bracelet in three dimensional pink  squares. The bracelet design reminds me of the fifties, but I doubt if it could be that old.
Laying down on the job! I put together this small conversational area this summer. The tables are actually plant stands so they do double duty when we bring plants in for the winter.
Still Life-Pink and blue pattern and color play

Have you heard of Bijou Graphique jewelry? I am a bird watcher from way back (middle school) and when I found this necklace at The Plaza Art Fair a few years back, I was in love. The details are wonderfully varied and delicate.

Gold Finch on a Bowl of Cherries-necklace ($80 today).

The Painted Accessory

This mani plays out the romantic theme. My base coat is Devious Nature by Cult Nails (closed shop and link is to eBay). A good dupe for Devious Nature would be Zoya’s Nana). My top coat is Like Love by Lynderella. 


I mentioned that two navy tops found their way home with me from Goodwill. The second one was used for my 4th of July outfit. The scarf came from a late summer trip to the Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Illinois last year. The shoes are Vans (from Amazon).


And It’s Time For This Month’s 2nd Loved 1st Friday Linkup!

Any post on a blog, Instagram, Facebook or the like can linkup to this style celebration. If you can copy and paste the URL in the Linky box, you are good to go!

One item is quite OK—a hat, skirt, pants, shoes, purse, or a piece of jewelry.  That item (or items) can be from a thrift shop, eBay, consignment shop, vintage boutique, one of the online consignment shops such as RealReal–or even something a friend gave you because they didn’t want it anymore.

When you do post, I would appreciate a description about your 2nd Loved item (or items), what type of shop you found it and what drew you to it. Tell as much or as little as you want. To be featured in my collage, which I will put on Instagram along with your links, you have to say what item is second loved. That is a “have to”.


If you have never participated in a linkup before, no fear. Go to Linkup 101 guide that is found on my 2nd Loved 1st Friday linkup page (also found at the top in the tab section).

The party starts today and stays open for the whole month. You can add as many links as you want and they can be from Instagram, Facebook or your blog. Hop around to see what other participants are up to. It makes for more fun! If you have any questions about the linkup, ask away.

Here’s some of the lovely ladies who contributed to the linkup last month. To be featured in my collage, you just need to state what your found 2nd Loved in your style. Remember, it just needs to be one item.

Starting top left is Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style.   Jodie linked up with a fantastic find of a pair of Stuart Weitzman shoes. Maggie of Thriftshop Fashionista shoes us her 100% three piece thriftedstyle.  Jess of Elegantly Dressed and Stylish has a talent for finding incredible styles by Anthropologie on Poshmark and her trench she found is amazing.  Penny of Frugal Fashion Shopper hats and styles. Penny just moved to Brighton and I can’t wait to see her adventures there.  Thank you ladies.


So without further ado, let’s get this party started!

Just click the frog below to link up and join the fun!

And have a great week and I will see you again with my usual Sunday post.

Until next time, Happy Styling!


Michael gets credit as the photographer for today’s post .

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14 thoughts on “Romance & Lace 2nd Loved 1st Friday #4

  1. I love your beautiful, relaxed, summery look and the shoes are gorgeous. The garden backdrop is the perfect setting.
    The stars and stripes 4th July outfit is perfect for the occasion! I hope you had fun.
    I’m away at the moment but if I can work out how to do it, I may have a go at adding something to your 2nd loved 1st Friday – if I can work out how to do it!

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  2. Thanks Kate and doesn’t that bracelet look like it came from the 50’s-but it’s in such good shape, I have my doubts. Maybe from the 80’s to look like the 50’s?


  3. A gorgeous find. I can barely go into a goodwill here to donate without coming out with a find. Donating always finds new second loved rewards


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