Friday, February 7, 2014

THRIFTED: Cafe Terrace At Night.

This vintage dress is possibly one of my most exciting thrift finds to date.  I remember plucking it off of the rack at a local thrift store and squealing with delight, as I imagined promptly leaving the store and heading directly for the Netherlands, where Vincent Van Gogh's Cafe Terrace at Night (1888) lives in the Kröller-Müller Museum.  Alas, I still have not seen this fantastic painting in person (which, coincidentally is not signed by the artist), but I spent an afternoon with the Van Gogh pair at MoMA, reveling in the swirls and undulations of the paintings and my outfit.

Dress: Thrifted
Tights: Joe Fresh
Boots: Delman
Bracelet: Vintage Givenchy (via Goodwill)

Photos by Kathy Paciello; Cafe Terrace image via


  1. I've just discovered your blog today and spent many hours perusing the archives. I love what you do - GENIUS. You look perfect in all your outfits and you've introduced me to some new artists today. Thanks for daring to bring more art into everyone's lives.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind note, and I'm sorry I'm just now seeing it! Glad you were able to find some inspiration here.

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  4. Looking fantastic in this dress. Thrifted is even better. Being Dutch myself I can show you similar dresses with art by famous painters on them. They are made in honour of the Rijksmuseum re-opening. But you would have to search for second hand as well as they are quite expensive to buy. Just to have a look a them, here is a link. Enjoy.
    (i found you through Sacramento.)

    1. Oh my goodness, these are fantastic. I am so glad you showed them to me but at the same time sad because now I want one!!! How wonderful! Thank you!

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