WIWW – A New Vintage Obsession

Happy Hump Day!  First off, I have a few GIVEAWAY WINNERS to announce, yay!

lollipopsThe winner of the picture. taking. freak. print is Jennifer of My Little Adventures!

The winner of $15 credit to Along For The Ride is Ivy of J’Adore Ivy! Pssst… you can still receive 20% off your order with code SANDY20!

And lastly, the winner of $20 credit to Hoot Designs is EliseKayEm!

Winners: Congrats!  Please email me at sandyalamode@gmail.com to claim your prize!!


Dress: Kakalina Rose | Cardigan: Ann Taylor | Tights: Banana Republic | Shoes: Shi | Earrings: don’t remember…

I’m linking up to my first ever The Pleated Poppy What I Wore Wednesday!

Lately, I’ve been obsessed over all things vintage.  I mean, I totally think it’s making a comeback right now and I’m sure it will continue to in the future.  Note to self: save all clothes for future generations.  My obsession pretty much started when I won this Paisley Belted Kakalina Rose Vintage dress from Cakies a few weeks ago.  I seriously love everything about this dress, the color, print, belt, sleeves, length, and fit.  But of course, after I got the dress I needed the perfect shoe to go along with it.  I searched high and low, far and wide for the perfect oxford booties, and lo and behold, I found them in a mall in Ohio when I was on a business trip.  Oh how I love these shoes, they go well with brown and black tones, what could beat that?  Nothing, I tell ya.

So since I wore this outfit, I’ve been a thrifting/vintage wanna-be maven.  My husband and I spent a few weekends thrift store hopping and let me tell you, it’s oodles of fun.  I love digging through people’s junk to find treasures for myself at an awesomely low price.  Not gonna lie, sometimes you search for hours and only come out with a turquoise mason jar, but that jar is worth it.  And I picked up a few things that I’ll be using as props for the Ladies Night booth that I’m doing NEXT WEEK, ahhhh, I only have one week left to prepare for it!

If you are looking for some vintage clothing/accessories/shoes, Kakalina Rose Vintage is offering 30% off her shop with code SANDYALAMODE!!


In other news:

1. I’m giving away $20 credit to my etsy shop over on dot… in the city! Head on over to enter, you have until Friday!  🙂

2. A whole bunch of neat stuff is being given away over on my girl thursday… including my leah and laura bow hairpin set!

3. You have a few more days to enter my Plum Pretty Sugar tank top giveaway!

4. Did you see?  Much Love, Illy is sporting one my lacey bow in her post today! 🙂

Have you been thrifting lately?  What treasures have you found?



  1. March 22, 2011 / 11:34 pm

    I love that dress! So beautiful and slightly unexpected.
    I totally agree about saving clothes for future generations!

  2. March 22, 2011 / 11:55 pm

    You look so great! Love the dress! It looks beautiful with your coloring. I haven’t gotten into vintage as much as I should. I love looking at it but haven’t gotten into thrifting. I want to but there’s just something about other people’s clothing. Lol. Sorry, I know. I’m trying to get over it! You look awesome though! I so can’t wait to see you soon!! 🙂

  3. March 23, 2011 / 12:41 am

    very cute dress! love the print and the little white detail on the sleeve. too fun.

  4. March 23, 2011 / 12:49 am

    yey!!! i won! how exciting 🙂 & p.s. great dress, sandy!!

  5. March 23, 2011 / 3:39 am

    Love the vintage dress Sandy! SO cute! I could never pull off those shoes– but they are perfect on you!

  6. March 23, 2011 / 3:42 am

    I haven’t thrifted in a while, but I sure do love it. We only have one “real” thrift shop on the island, but that place definitely holds some treasures… last thing I got was a cashmere leopard print sweater. It’s similar to something I saw on Topshop and NastyGal, but a fraction of the price.. only a mere $7. 😉

    I love the dress you got… fits ever so perfectly on you Sandy!

    xx Love & Aloha

  7. March 23, 2011 / 6:30 am

    What a beautiful dress, you look lovely!

  8. March 23, 2011 / 7:14 am

    I’m trying to get into the whole thrifting thing! But I have no clue what I’m doing…. luckily, I found a friend at the style conference I went to that’s all about it. I’m excited to get started!

    LOVE that dress – so cute!

  9. March 23, 2011 / 7:43 am

    you look great!!! love the outfit. i love vintage. i’m not sure if i can pull it off, but i like it. : ) i went garage sale-ing and i got a pair of $200 sandals for $5. major score!

  10. March 23, 2011 / 7:46 am

    I need to go thrifting in the worst way! It’s been too long since my last treasure hunt 😉 I love your dress and your outfit, btw!

  11. March 23, 2011 / 8:25 am

    Wonderful outfit! I cannot do vintage stores because I hate germs. Hate them. It makes me sad because there are so many cute things out there that I want. I used to shop vintage all the time in high school though. I still have those pieces.

  12. March 23, 2011 / 8:35 am

    Love the dress and how you paired it with the cardi. I don’t really thrift shops (there’s rarely any time), but I’m always insanely jealous of the finds my sister and mom get when they go shopping!

  13. March 23, 2011 / 9:05 am

    I will confess I don’t thrift. I’d love to, honestly, but I don’t think I have the patience for it. I like to look at things online before I go out shopping. Is that strange? And this dress is great, Sandy — paisley is hard to pull off, I think, but you do so beautifully.

  14. March 23, 2011 / 9:28 am

    I am in love with that dress Sandy!

  15. March 23, 2011 / 9:31 am

    oh i love the print of that dress, friend!!!!
    soooo pretty – and those earrings and shoes rock!!!

  16. March 23, 2011 / 9:52 am

    I love-love-love you dress! it’s awesome! print, shape, details – everything is on its place.

  17. March 23, 2011 / 10:04 am

    Love the dress and LOVE thrifting! I remember being a teenager and finding a random item of my mother’s from back in the 70’s and immediately stealing it, so I’m with you on saving your fave clothes for future daughters… just in case 🙂

    And thanks for commenting on my blog!

  18. March 23, 2011 / 10:42 am

    I joined team thrifting partly out of necessity after I became a SAHM with barely any income. But, I have to say some of my favorite things I’ve found thirfting.

  19. March 23, 2011 / 11:00 am

    OMG that dress looks totally amazing on you:) I love the colours so much! Have a fantastic day, sweetie

    Ps: I’m hosting an amazing GIVEAWAY today! You can win 5 cool art posters!

  20. March 23, 2011 / 11:08 am

    love the dress! what a great giveaway win!

  21. March 23, 2011 / 11:53 am

    I love how you styled it! I’m so glad you love it! The shoes are perfect with it!

    If you want, you can offer your readers a 30% discount by entering the coupon code sandyalamode!!

    Thanks lady, lots of love- Katherine

  22. March 23, 2011 / 12:00 pm

    SUPER cute! Really love those shoes!

  23. March 23, 2011 / 12:22 pm

    love the dress on you sandy! and those shoes are a PEFECT match!

  24. March 23, 2011 / 12:22 pm

    thanks so much for including the link to your giveaway on dot…in the city! not only am i happy to get that opportunity to win store credit to your sweet store, but i’m also glad to have found her blog. what’s best – i realized that i’ve been following your blog for a little bit now but do not know much about you. the lil interview on beth’s blog was fabulous. i loved learning all this about you 🙂


  25. March 23, 2011 / 12:23 pm

    LOVE the little ruffles on your shoulders!!

    I used to spend so much time thrifting before we moved here to NM, but where I live out in the stix there are just not any good options :/ I fantasize about moving back east, or to the deep south where I was raised. Then I will buy gorgeous old dressers for $50 and refurbish them for my home the way my momma did when I was young!

  26. March 23, 2011 / 12:25 pm

    I just love that dress!!! It’s fabulous! You know I’ve hoenstly never really thrifted before. I’ve tried but never found anything that worked for me. You’re making me think that I should give it another shot 🙂

    Happy Wednesday and congrats to the winners! xoxo

  27. March 23, 2011 / 12:59 pm

    That dress is fantastical Sandy! The colours are so good on you.

  28. March 23, 2011 / 1:01 pm

    Look how adorable you look in that dress!!

  29. March 23, 2011 / 2:01 pm

    Sandy, I just love the print and style of that dress.
    I have been super busy so no good finds but I have a handmade market on Sat/Sun and I am sure treasure will be found.

  30. March 23, 2011 / 2:41 pm

    WIWW buddies for-EVAH! 🙂

  31. March 23, 2011 / 3:35 pm

    That outfit is ROCKIN! I love everything about it!

  32. March 23, 2011 / 3:49 pm

    You look so lovely in that outfit!

  33. March 23, 2011 / 3:57 pm

    Adorable! Those earrings are gorgeous too!
    I love thrifting! Just recently stocked up on baby goods when I was at a thrift store in CO.
    Happy hump day!

  34. March 23, 2011 / 4:19 pm

    sandy! that dress is gorgeous! as are you. xo

  35. March 23, 2011 / 4:24 pm

    vitnage is definitely making a come back and i’m definitely looking for pieces i can put together. i love the outfit. it’s timeless 😀

  36. March 23, 2011 / 5:03 pm

    Your outfit is perfection! That dress is to.die.for. How did I miss that giveaway? I LOVE thrifting. It is seriously one of my favorite things in the whole world and I have found so much good stuff for almost nothing. You can’t beat that!

  37. March 23, 2011 / 5:09 pm

    LOVE your blog, thanks for stopping by mine! I can’t wait to enter some of your giveaways 😉

  38. March 23, 2011 / 6:07 pm

    Oh my goodness I LOVE this outfit Sandy! Serious the whole thing from head to toe is perfection!!

    Meet Virginia Design

  39. March 23, 2011 / 6:39 pm

    i’ve NEVER been thrifiting! getting into vintage was one of my new year’s resolutions! you look beautiful!

  40. March 23, 2011 / 7:34 pm

    Sandy, may I please borrow your shoes? Then can we go on a food truck extravaganza? I’ve decided it’s on my list of 101 things to do. How can we make the above two happen? 🙂

  41. March 23, 2011 / 7:58 pm

    Wow, what a gorgeous dress! And I love how you gave it a modern feel with the cardigan and accessories.
    I’m going to try to make it to your booth next Thursday–I have an appt. that evening, but I’ll try!

  42. Angeline
    March 23, 2011 / 8:12 pm

    cute outfit! you have such great style sandy 🙂

  43. Nani
    March 23, 2011 / 8:21 pm

    Thriftiness is so in right now and it’s something that just makes an outfit stand out. I wish I had an eye or the patience for it I never find anything good but then someone will go in after me and BAM find something awesome. I need to work on seeing potential of an item

    Anyhow you look gorgeous as always I love the dress and your shoes!

  44. March 23, 2011 / 8:36 pm

    I’ve been feeling the vintage vibe, too! High five! I don’ t want to go all out vintage but to incorporate the vintage into my wardrobe would be so fun at the moment. I bought a really cool vintage dress 2 weeks ago that could’ve totally come from Modcloth–except it’s real vintage. Love it. Now, if only th eweather would cooperate…

    Your dress and shoes are indeed, awesome. I’ve been looking for nice brown oxfords for a while…

  45. March 23, 2011 / 9:45 pm

    ooo CUTE dress!!! and i loooove those shoes! lookin stylish sandy!!

  46. March 23, 2011 / 10:26 pm

    i’m so in love with the pattern of this dress and i love the vintage-y feel of it! and those oxfords are so cute and absolutely perfect with this outfit!

    cute & little
    check out my TIKKR watch giveaway!

  47. March 23, 2011 / 10:58 pm

    Those shoes are fabulous! You’re too cute!

  48. March 24, 2011 / 2:20 pm

    sandy!! i love this dress it’s so pretty and i love how you paired it with the oxfords.. such a gorgeous outfit!

  49. March 24, 2011 / 6:18 pm

    that dress is A-Dorable!! i love the shoes too. i have a pair just like them in grey, but i’ve been looking for brown/tan ones now. actually, i would love them in every color so i could wear them always! 🙂

  50. March 29, 2011 / 9:09 pm

    that dress is gorgeous!

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