Pastel ’80s Dream Dress | Clothing Swap w/ The Fashion Kidd

This outfit post is brought to you by the epic thrifting skills of Laura from The Fashion Kidd. We did a clothing swap between the two of us and I couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out!


I’m no stranger to thrifting or swapping clothes so I would excited when Laura approached me with the idea of thrifting for one another.

For just over a month, I scavenged high and low to find her the perfect piece (take a look at it here!) and she did the same for me. I think we can all agree that she did a great job of finding this dreamy 1980s era dress, right?

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I probably wouldn’t have bought this for myself, but after trying it on with everything in my closet, I can safely say I will keep an eye out for similar items.

It turns out this little number is versatile beyond just having a lot of fun colors to match. The cut of it is perfect to be a dress, a jacket, a tunic, a blouse, and it may even be contain a map to the Lost City of Atlantis because it’s just that awesome. I did sort of a mod styling today but I see a lot more outfits in it’s future!

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A big thanks to Laura for a successful clothing swap! I’m glad to have a friend like you who feeds into my ’80s obsession and is genuinely just a great person.

If you haven’t already, stop by Laura’s blog to see what I bought for her + how she styled it. And while you’re at it, check her out on Instagram and Twitter for a super boost of inspiration.

outfit-details-02Gifted Vintage dress, Laura
Shop-ko Tights (old)
Outlet Store t-strap heels, $10
Vintage coat, free
Quilted Vintage purse, $2
White Dollar Store sunglasses, $1
Purple Wal-Mart necklace, $1


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  • Yes!!! I think she did a great job at finding a workable piece for you – I think it’s very feminine and you know me, I’m all about that vibe! I love how you styled it up too, which made it even more gorgeous!

  • Ooh, it’s so perfect! I love that it’s pastel; its harder to find good pastels, I feel like, and you styled it so well! It’s so pretty and feminine!

    • Now that you mention it, it is pretty hard to find good pastels. What’s up with that? I’m glad I could do this piece justice. Thanks, Kristina! 🙂

  • Anna Martin

    Omgosh that creamy coat. I love it! <3 It looks so warm and comfortable. Beautiful dress and shoes, too!

    – Anna

    • You’ve got the comfortable part right. Not so much on the warm part. lol I call it my “fashion” coat because it’s just good for looks. 😉 Thanks!

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