The universe is dropping some love on me today, that’s for sure. Ommmm. After the gym, I stopped at my secret source consignment shop…somewhere in SoCal…I’ll never tell. But I bet DIL knows which one I went to. OMFG, first I spied the red polka dots (and I’m a sucker for polka dots), and then I looked at the label. Vintage Valentino-fur reals. Then I looked at the price. $40. Forty dollars, are you serious??? Finally I tried it on, and it fits. It’s too good to be true! It’s two pieces. The dress is a sort of a halter top, but very intricate. The top is a snug fit with a flowy skirt, enough to hug the curves but not to make anyone think you’re trying to hide a big belly or some of that good old menopause paunch. The long-sleeved coat is absolutely stunning with handmade fabric buttons. It’s silk, of course, and that famous Valentino red. So well made, it puts my Target outfits to shame. Now I have the perfect outfit to wear for the captain’s arrival! Check out the label–I was telling the truth.

25 thoughts on “VINTAGE VALENTINO FIND, y’all

  1. Gorgeous! Nice find! I got my man a beautiful Tommy Hilfiger zip up cardigan a couple years ago for $8 here. Sadly, he wore it so much it didn’t last very long. But, he wore it when we went to Chicago to see The B-52’s. I wore a $4 leather coat I found at The Goodwill. We looked tragically hot in our $12 outerwear.


    • I love saving $$ as much as I like spending! B-52’s is so cool. I bet you guys looked chic. One of them started a trailer park here in SoCal at Joshua Tree. I’ve camped at JT, but I didn’t know about it when we were there. It looks awesome.

      On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 1:56 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo


    • The cosmic forces all lined up, I guess I should have played the lottery!! I may have won that, too. No more consignment/thrift shopping for me. I’d prob still do it cos it’s fun, tho. I’ll take a pic when I wear it for the cap.

      On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 2:07 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo


  2. Nice! I am looking for a dress myself, to wear to Christmas parties, etc. I’ve been to a few places, but there is this one consignment shop I’ve been thinking about. Now, I will go for sure. I’ll bet that looks awesome on you!


    • With a little fake tanning lotion, it will look great. I’m thinking it might be what I wear to pick him up at the airport, depends on the weather. Let me see your dress when you get it. good luck!

      On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 2:27 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo


  3. Great find!! You are so lucky! I love a good find!! Last year I found a Gap pea coat for five dollars, almost new!! It is so amazing what people give up! I would bet the person who gave up the Valentino may be missing it!!


    • Yes, it’s been pretty good and now I hear the capt might be home as early as Wed, so I better start cleaning! Do you go consignment/thrift shopping regularly?

      On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 9:36 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo


      • That is good news with the Capt. When I find time I go to the consignment/thrift shops. Usually about once a month. We have been busy with orders so haven’t gone in a couple of months.


    • I believe a consignment shops takes clothes in from people who want to sell them, and when they sell, there’s some kind of split: shop takes 10-20% and the owner gets the rest. A thrift store sells donated clothes (at least in my area that’s what happens.) Sometimes I think i want to sell my clothes, but usually I donate things to Disabled Veterans or something like that. Good question!

      On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 2:18 AM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo


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