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Lora Oliver  Outfits, thrifting, furkids, crafting, & a 30-something's adventures in the Bay Area surrounded by amazing people and incredible food.

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This dress was a Christmas gift from my husband. He does that. Buys me cute things to wear. .
The flu swept through our home this week and I still sound like Sam Elliott, but I think we are on the upswing.
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How are the first days of January treating you?

Hey, Tiger.
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The final installment in the Urban Sparkle is the most sparkly and perfect for NYE. .
I love this vintage sparkler that I found at a local Goodwill. I feel like a million bucks in this baby.
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And, these gorgeous tigers by @dragonschool99 don’t hurt either. .
Happy New Year, you beautiful, talented people!!! 💋

Another vintage piece that makes me feel like I shopped in Betty Draper’s closet! .
I love this gown, the color, the cut, the history, and THE POCKETS! Yes, this beauty has pockets for snacks because I cannot possibly fathom what else one would require pockets for in a fancy dress.

This gunmetal stunner was a Christmas gift from my husband in 2013. There is something magical when your significant other picks out clothing for you. .
The red shoes, earrings, and lip are the same vein of WOW factor based on an uncommon color accent that I pointed out in the blush dress.

The days of my Urban Sparkle are winding down! This blush dress from the 50’s with the crinolines built in has been begging for a spotlight. .
It is so beautifully made and oddly comfortable that I always feel amazing in it. .
One of my favorite style tricks is to pair unexpected colors, like blush and this red. I feel it takes an outfit from great to WOW!

A dress that looks as good from behind as it does from the front. .
This LBD is an eye popper with the lace detail and knee length hem.

This may be my favorite find to feature. .
At Halloween, thrift stores put out items that they think can be costumes. This green dress spoke to me. I planned to add purple on the top, a red wig, and maybe a crab and a yellow and blue fish. Then I check the manufacturer tag.
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Badgley Mischka.
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No kidding. So this dress will stay as it is in all it’s emerald glory.

Headed back to not-so-basic black for the next Urban Sparkle moment.
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Every once in a while, you come across a piece that you know is classic and gorgeous. And doesn’t fit. .
But you buy it anyway, telling yourself it will fit someday. Then it does and you do a happy dance through the house. .
That is the story of this dress which I am guessing is from the 1960’s. It oozes Jackie O and has a panel that hangs down the back that I tried to show off without looking like a duck.
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Quack?

Urban Sparkle taking a subtle turn. I figured after the gold sequins, this plum number would do the trick. .
This is one of the few outfits I purchased brand new for a beautiful fall wedding 9 years ago. ☺️
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The fabric, (heavier satin), and the cut of the dress keep it from being dated. The little cardigan that stops at precisely the right place on my ribs is such a perfect fit for this dress, I fear having to replace it. And those earrings! My grandma would have referred to them door knockers.
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Oh, and I am totally drawing strength from the Tiger behind me c/o the phenomenally talented @dragonschool99 who is beautifying Oakland.

Another one in what I am jokingly calling the Urban Sparkle series and this time, I actually brought the sparkles!
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Flat or matte sequins are a great way to up your shine and yet not feel like a disco ball. Add black tights and shoes and it keeps the look sleek and modern.
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Dresses like this stretchy number are 1) comfortable and 2) stylish for years.

For #mixbook Holiday prompt Tradition, a holiday soirée that asks guests to bring donations for the Food Bank instead of gifts for the hosts. 💙

Holiday season generally means parties and parties often mean dressing up. .
I am sure it comes as no surprise that I love to dress up, so the next posts are going to feature some of the dressier pieces I have stashed in my closet.
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Starting with this classic number, which in another life, was someone’s bridesmaid dress. Again, thrift stores and online resellers like Poshmark are full of these dresses. With a great pair of shoes and some sparkles, you have a timeless knockout look for very little investment.
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The key is keep the cut simple and the fabric rich.

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