The Bargain Store

My life is like unto a bargain store
And I may have just what you're lookin' for
If you don't mind the fact that all the merchandise is used
But with a little mending it could be as good as new 

I've been listening to a lot of Dolly Parton lately. After nearly four-and-a-half decades of number 1 singles, she remains one of the most successful female artists in the country music genre. I must admit that I don't listen to a lot of country music. But there is something very distinctive about Dolly's songs. Her 1974 album entitled Jolene is my favorite, with the title track a karaoke staple of mine (although, this is only after a few drinks and sounds nothing like Ms. Parton's original). I dream of visiting Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for one of her frequent music festivals. Perhaps my next vacation destination?

I could imagine myself wearing this outfit during my trip to Dollywood. The bold and colorful print of this thrifted dress reminds me of an impressionist-era painting. I paired it with my forest green shoulder bag and my favorite 1970s sandals (they never leave my feet!) And since the sun has been shinning lately, I brought along my boater hat. 

Dress: 1990s, Thrifted
Bag: Thrifted
Boater Hat: Thrifted
Shoes: 1970s Vintage
Necklace: 1960s Vintage
Tights: Corner Store 
Listening to: The Bargain Store/ Dolly Parton

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Stef / Diversions :

So vibrant! Lovely dress and awesome sandals too :)

I am quite fond of the White Stripes cover (of Jolene) - such a brilliant song.

Cheray Natalie... :

Such a lovely outfit! I'm completely in love with your hat (i just bought myself yet another hat! I really do have a problem! hehe)

Rebeccak :

This dress needs to be drinking cocktail by the beach with a giant pink sun hat! I love these colours!

Roshi :

Babe! love your dress and your hat. Great look you are gorgeous..i love your hair so much x

Steffys Pros and Cons :

i have surprisingly never listened to dolly parton but i think youve inspired me too. i love your cute straw hat!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Blackswan :

what a gorgeous dress! so summery and vibrant! thank you for dropping by, your blog is great and now am a new reader!

come stop by again soon?!

x Lauren

Santina :

This beautiful summer frock might just convince some warm weather to stick around for you...maybe even long enough to go without tights! :) I love the colors, print and shape of it!

Ainsley :

those shoes are cute!

JennaStevie :

This dress is gorgeous, such fantastic colours and print! I also really love your bag and hat. Perfect with the dress.
I don't really listen to country music and I have to admit I think I've only ever heard one or two dolly parton songs....! I am curious now

A Certain Vintage :

gotta love a bit of Dolly! love how you put all these different pieces together, very fun dollywood look! xox

jamie :

i have a bag Just like that :) you look beautiful and youre styled perfectly as always my friend!

Mrs Vintage :

Love yr hat!

Btw, I have my 1st giveaway in my blog, hope you are interested to join XD

Fashion Forestry :

Look at you with bright colors! You look really pretty!

Lace n Coffee :

This is a lovely colourful outfit. Love the hat.

Rebecca :

love that purse, so cute with the dress!!

Lauren :

I love that you love Dolly Parton. I'm no fan of country music either, but "Jolene" is a favorite of mine. I think sing it a bit too much, haha.

I love the outfit. Very sweet hat.

Pink Penguin :

Such a beautiful outfit, I love all the details - the cute necklace, the adorable boater hat, the tan shoes xxx


Look at you lookin cute in your little floral dress! I've actually been looking for a bag like yours and this post has only intensified my search for one :)

GretchTM :

That dress is beautiful!! I love the colors.

Megan Hattie :

Mmmm I love your hat! I've been looking for a nice simple one like that, to wear with any dress. Pretty florals too :)

--Megan//The Martian Tide

Amelia :

haha amazing! i don't think i could ever get my boyfriend to watch gg with me. but here's to dreaming! and i haven't watched last night's episode yet either.

love this dress! such a punchy print and color :)

Michal :

Great outfit!! You always make your outfits even more interesting with your explanations of their inspiration. (: I haven't heard tons of Dolly Parton, but I do love her early stuff. Jolene is an amazing song- the first one I ever learned on guitar! ^_^

Annie, Time Enough for Drums :

I love your dress, and I love that you're listening to Dolly Parton.

Monique :

Totally a dollywood outfit! Quite lovely. I love pink on you and that hat is just perfect!

Rosie :

I love love love your sandals - they're so cute. And I love belting out Jolene too!
Thanks for your NYC tips :)

Rosie x

Lydia :

I need shoes like that! They look like they'd go with everything. Very cute.

Nicoletta :

oh. my. god.
I fell in love with that dress :)
looks really amazing on you!

chantilly :

i love that song... i need to start listening to more dolly parton.


everything about this is amazing!! that bag is brilliant, and the hat, and the shoes! love love love :)

gee :

omg i do not think i could love you more..haha.
then you say you love dolly!?!?!
she is my favorite female singer..
please please please go to Pigeon Forge..i have been there about 1000 times, its about 1 1/2hrs from where my family lives..
we can go to Dollywood together..!!! hahha..
you look beautiful. absolulty amazing colors in your dress..

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) :

Despite being from the South (or maybe because of it) I've always avoided country music. Lately, however, I've found myself listening to more folk music and I do have a soft spot for Dolly Parton.

Adore your splash of colour with the dress and you picked just the right accessories to pair with it.

Amanda, The Upside of Wonder :

I love this outfit! The colorful dress is perfect with the hat. Such a cute spring outfit.

To tell you the truth, I have never listened to Dolly Parton in my life, but I had one of her kid's books when I was little and my mom read it to me almost every night!

blakejacobsen :

I love that hat... Post after post, your blog always impresses me! Such good consistency.