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Dress, Sweater, & Bag: thrifted   Boots: Target   Necklace: c/o Oasap

I had an interesting moment happen to me while wearing this outfit. I'd thrown this on for a chilly yet sunny day of errands and thrift shopping. While browsing the book section of my favorite thrift store, an elderly gentleman struck up a conversation with me.

"Find any good books?" he inquired.
"A few," I smiled politely at him.
"Ah yes, they're around here. Its amazing to compare old things to new things, huh?"
"Definitely."

At this point in the conversation, I was being polite yet frigid. You know how you get when something strange is occuring and you don't know how to react? That was me. He kept talking to me and all I wanted to do was get away and continue on with what I was doing. 

"Come here, let me show you something," he motioned me over. I stalled a bit, perplexed, until he pointed out an object being kept in the glass case he was standing next to.  
"See that? That's an antique right there. This is what they used to have for entertainment. They'd slide a picture into those slots and then move that handle forward and backward, and through the eye piece you'd see your picture move. It was like magic to them!"

That was when I finally opened up to what this old man was sharing with me. As we continued talking, I was amazed to find out what he knew about historical items. He was a regular thrifter and had found quite a few gems. He told me he'd found an old recording of a farmer boy telling his family not to worry about him while he was away at war and that he was being fed well. Can you imagine hearing something from the past like that? 

Finally, he shared with me a motto he'd come up with; he pulled out a penny and said, "These days, people need to learn to keep their cents/sense." 
That made me laugh, and he seemed pleased that I got it so quickly. 
With a grandfatherly smile, he pressed the penny into my palm. "Here, have it. You be careful now!"
It was such a random yet special moment. I'm so glad I decided to take the time to listen to what he had to say. 
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69 comments

Alexa said...

loveee that yellow background! looks so cute with the fall inspired skirt!


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lalalaPatricia said...

I really love the skirt sweetie! Perf with background! Stay safe!

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Maiken said...

oh, how cool is the happy yellow background, and it goes so well with the title of your post and also with some of the items you're wearing here. I absolutely LOVE the dress (what a wonderful pattern!) and the cute little bag. thrifting IS the best.

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Kati said...

Oh my, this dress is just adorable! The print is too pretty (perfect for this season!) and I also love your necklace!
You just have such great taste.

Have a great day,
-Kati

Instant Milk said...

Love your skirt <3

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London Loafers said...

YOur skirt is really really pretty! :)

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Brittney said...

What a sweet older guy! I would've been wary too, but he seemed to be a very interesting conversational partner.

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Sam said...

Those random meetings with strangers can truly be enlightening! Love the range of beautiful necklaces and the skirt is a killer piece! Thanks for sharing your Emmy opinions with me doll...

Toks said...

Nice mix of colours.
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Ashley said...

You look beautiful, lady! Love the color combo, especially against that sunny yellow wall!

This is truly a precious story. Isn't it amazing how eye opening a conversation can be???

xo Ashley

Lily Fang said...

Aw, Linda! What a cute little special moment. I totally understood what you meant by frigid, though. I can be plenty politely distant if I don't really want to talk to someone. I'm glad you did end up continuning to chat with him. That pun is so cute! We can learn so much from older people.

As for your look, I love that cool yellow background. It looks perfect with your yellow patterned dress. What a stylishly simple cute look! Those boots are totally rockin!

Have a great week, girl!

Mish R. (LBD and Onesies) said...

Pretty colors! Love that neck piece! <3

XO, Mish @ LBD and Onesies

Fatima Payan said...

I'm so like you when talking to strangers haha but gladly you open up to :)

Jackie said...

Great outfit, but that was a fantastic story. You obviously came off as someone who seemed friendly, and it's amazing that man chose to share that story with you. Love it!

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shamuboo said...

Wonderful skirt and nicely tied in with the beautiful necklace and the little hint on the wrist. It has been at least 2 days since I told you that you are incredibly gorgeous so there you are! And such a sweet story. Never know what life might bring your way. So wonderful that you can be open like that.

Fragile Bird said...

Love love love the look, so pretty, and so cool, it's so good to find out things from people who actually have been there and experienced stuff

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~ JENN ~ said...

Love the story--a little patience and kindness can be such a beautiful thing :) Loving this sunny look!

Aloha from Hawaii,
<3 Jenn

JANICE G said...

love your outfit against this wall!

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Mica T said...

Such a lovely printed dress! It's so nice layered with that jumper :)


That old man sounds so sweet too, what a lovely story! :)


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Ali Hval said...

It can be a little unsettling when people begin talking to you out of the blue, but I think you know when someone is being nice opopsed to being a weird creeper. In this case, it was a nice man, and I'm glad that you didn't break off too early! How nice of this man. What a neat little moment for you. :D

Oh gosh, the yellow in these pictures, Linda... so so cool! This might be my favorite set of pictures from you yet. That yellow background just POPS like whoa and even from my reader I could tell I'd love this entire post. Your necklace is beautiful, and here you're totally evoking that Egpytian vibe so much... :)

Have an awesome Hump Day! HUMP DAAAAY!

Love and Ace said...

What an awesome random moment! That's so sweet he gave you a penny - keep it it's good luck! xx Kat


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Alexandra Marie said...

How lucky for you to have found this matching wall! It looks amazing! And your outfit is adorable <3 Alex

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SaraM said...

Wow, what a smart guy! It's so fun talking with people you normally wouldn't and learning so much.
Great outfit! It just reminded me how fast fall is coming. I kind of can't believe it!

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Lubka Christova said...

This skirt looks so stunning! And you've picked a great background to pop the details out :)

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Annie said...

That skirt is awesome...love it, and love it with those ankle boots!

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Shop Style Conquer said...

Love the way youve layered this for the colder weather! And aw the old man sounds so cute!

-Tara x


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Michelle Elizabeth said...

That is such a sweet story. I think most people our age would have just kept playing with their iphones..

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Lisa said...

Aww that sounds like such a nice moment! And I love your outfit, your skirt makes me think of Fall :)

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Viv said...

The patterned skirt is lovely on you!

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MELISSA DICKSON said...

Loved reading your post, what a cool person to run into. I totally understand your hesitation though. I have had several [scary] strange encounters at thrift stores. Love your dress with the sweater, very beautiful.

XO Melissa
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Gretchen Grace said...

I love the blings!:) Gold jewelries really suit you! And the bag and your boots are really gorgeous! ♥

Jessica Mattioli said...

love your skirt!

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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Love the skirt! x

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Reinhardt Kenneth said...

loving the sweatshirt on prints, the simplicity on prints, werk girl werk
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Kat said...

haha aw that is such a cute story linda! its always so sweet when old people try to tell you about things "back in the day" haha. you look sooo cute btw! i love that the majority of this look is thrifted!! its so perfect <3

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Diana Horsfall said...

you look amazing http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Hey Linda, sweet! Thanks for the nice words regarding my latest tutorial. Still loving this yellow skirt / dress. Looks so cute on you!

Rs la mode said...

Omg! super love this outfit!:) soo pretty dear!
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Samantha said...

Aww, that's such a cute story! I love this outfit, the print of your dress is gorgeous and the layering of the sweater over the dress looks great! Again, wonderful accessorizing, I want your jewelry box (or whatever use to store your gems)! hah

Amanda said...

This look is super cute =)

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Kim Alston said...

How cute was he! Older people (elderly) usually just want someone to talk to. They have a plethora of wisdom & knowledge. So glad you talked to him and got something out of it. That was wonderful. You look awesome from head to toe Linda. I love that skirt and your bag. THe booties look fabulous with it. Great outfit!
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Alexandra Zakharova said...

This is probaby one of my favourites of you) This skirt is adorable and I do love the way you style it- accessories, shapes and textures are just perfect! Lovely snapshots as well, you look beautiful, dear Linda!
Have a fabulous time!

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Peet said...

I got chills when I read about the boy away at war... To hear his voice... I'd probably freak out. And yes, too many people are losing their cents.:)

Mary ♡ Fashionbirds said...

Pretty!!

Love, Mary ♡ Fashionbirds

Mary ♡ Fashionbirds said...

Pretty!!

Love, Mary ♡ Fashionbirds

Jessi said...

Haha I love it! What a nice old man :) Also loving the fall leaves on your dress! This looks like a cute cozy outfit for a fun day of thrifting :)
Oh, and thanks for linking up to trend spin with your cute leather look!!
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Danny said...

You look so perfect dear! Yellow looks great on you and these pictures are fab.

Nancy said...

I adore the title of this post! Cute! =D

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Imogen said...

I love your dress so much. It is one of the best prints and colour schemes I have ever seen. I adore the top you paired with it, great combination.

Stephanie Timmins said...

Such a pretty look, love that skirt and the yellow backdrop!
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Lisa - respect the shoes said...

The necklace and those ankle boots are awesome! I just bought a sim pair in a lighter brown and you are making me anxious to get them so I can wear them!

Diana Horsfall said...

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libys11 said...

oohh i love this!!! this is perfect for fall especially with all the leaves changing colours!! :D wonderful as ever, dear!

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Hannah Gottlieb-Graham said...

I love this story! It's easy to judge a book by its cover and be creeped out by strange old men, but sometimes you have to give people a chance to prove you wrong! I love meeting interesting, knowledgable people! Your skirt is gorgeous, too :)

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Madeline Wainscott said...

I love the skirt! This outfit is so chic looking, I adore it.
Really awesome the knowledge that man was able to share with you. A special moment indeed! :)

xo
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Candida Maceo said...

Awe what a great story. This is why I love senior citizens - they have such great stories and great wisdom. I'm sure that you made his day for just taking the time to listen. ;)

Love your braid!

Candida ;)
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Andrea said...

:( that's such an amazing story! I'm literally about to cry (I'm a feelsy person ok). AWWWWWWW I LOVE THAT OLD MAN NOW! I can see how you were a bit hesitant to talk to him at first though, I'd be pretty scared.... but darn now I wish I could encounter an amazing person like that :( you're so lucky!

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Sam said...

I appreciate you taking the time to stop by...Have a great Friday!

Courtney zyla said...

this outfit look so stunning ..! you look beautiful :)

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Charmaine Gapasin said...

I actually loved the story a lot!:) It made me smile and made me want to find something antique and special!

Your outfit is just lovely! I especially love your boots and sweater!

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FASHION TALES said...

What a lovely story. Your outfit is the perfect welcoming to autumn. Great colours and I love the print in your skirt. x/Madison

Dasha Zet said...

Great photos! You're so cute^^
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erica marie said...

Love your skirt, the color and pattern is so autumn. Such a sweet story to share, sounds like a fun and interesting conversation.

xo erica

Paulina said...

you have beautiful smile !

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ola said...

i like the gold and grey combo!
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czarianonuevo said...

i really like the overall vibe of this outfit!! the bright wall is perfect with the outfit shot! i like how you wore the newly thrifted dress!!! saw it on IG :) i LOVE how you paired it with nude tones like your sweater and boots!!!


wow, what a very wonderful "random" moment-turned-to-a-special-one with a stranger! sometimes, it's really nice to go back in time :)


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katie said...

I have to say, when you started this story I thought it was going to end with him being a lecherous old guy but wow, what a cool experience! It's always really a treat to meet people like that, it seems like you meet some of the most amazing and special people at thrift stores.

This outfit though, WOW. I love the color scheme, the yellow with the soft brown/gray is so soft and pretty and it just looks beautiful on you. (I always really like the yellow wall, that was a good eye!) You have the prettiest fall outfits, each one I think oooh, I want to try that!

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