Thrift Style Thursday – Pretty Woman

Hello, friends!  Are you ready for some movie-inspired, thrifted fashion?  Well, get your pantyhose on, ’cause it’s time for an ode to one of my all-time favorite movies: Pretty Woman!


Okay, so I realize this is probably not the most appropriate character to portray, and there are many, many things wrong with this movie, but I love Julia Roberts and I just can’t help the fact that this is still (and probably always will be) one of my all-time favorite movies.  Phew, confession over, time to enjoy one of my favorite outfits from the movie: the polka dot dress!


I actually thrifted this dress a couple years ago and did a quick refashion on it, shortening the hem; but, when I heard the theme for today’s Thrift Style Thursday, I knew it was perfect!  Ooh, ooh and I “did” my hair for you guys!  Sadly, I couldn’t find a white hat for the outfit, but I do have the white gloves and I borrowed my mom’s vintage purse.


The details: pink & white vintage polka dot dress, refashioned (thrifted) // vintage leather purse (borrowed from mom) // nude flats (Steve Madden, old) // white gloves (from a Halloween costume years ago) // drop pearl earrings (old)


“Pretty woman, walking down the street
Pretty woman, the kind I like to meet
Pretty woman
I don’t believe you, you’re not the truth
No one could look as good as you

Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.  Don’t forget to check out the other Thrift Style Thursday girls to see which fabulous movie characters they’re channeling this week!

Zhenya // Being Zhenya
Martyna // Spoolish
Miche // Buttons and Birdcages
Nout // Sandpaper Kisses
Justine // The Two Cent Chick
Jackline // Sincerely Miss J
by Alex // Snippets with Alex
Megan // Eclecticity
Sheri // Confessions of a Refashionista

If you could choose your favorite movie character to portray, who would it be??  As always, thanks for reading!  Kristi :)


30 thoughts on “Thrift Style Thursday – Pretty Woman

  1. I don’t like her as a character, but I will always enjoy channeling Summer Finn from (500) Days of Summer. Which is ultimately just channeling Zooey Deschanel, but I still love it.
    Your outfit is adorable. Very pretty woman! – Brianna

  2. Love, love love this look on you! Your hair is fab & the dress fits you wonderfully!
    *I have coveted that polka dot dress since I first saw Pretty Woman when I was teenager…and with the faults of that film it still remains one of my fave vegging out flicks ;)

    1. Thank you!!! Yes, the polka dot dress from the movie is the best and I do love watching this movie. I simply choose to look at its good points rather than its flaws haha! ;)

  3. This is so awesome! We are beginning to enjoy the Thrift Style posts so much now. Each week seems to get better than the last. We also LOHVE pretty woman and truly Kristi you are! And the hair look so badass!
    You completely did justice to it all! Kudos!
    Love, Wink n Pout
    Blog , App

    1. Thank you! I’m so glad you like the Thrift Style Thursday posts, it just goes to show that fashion doesn’t have to cost! ;)
      And thank you so much for all your wonderful compliments, you are always so sweet!! :)

  4. Well you know I automatically am going to be obsessed with your dress since it is polka dots, aka the best pattern ever created. You really did an amazing job interpreting her look from the movie, right down to the gloves, clutch and earrings! Oh, and the hair looks fab!

    1. Thank you so much! I had lots of fun with it! You girls should join Thrift Style Thursday sometime, I’d love to see what you would do with the themes! We’re all on twitter, that’s where we come up with the themes :)

      1. We would love to but we don’t have twitter. We only have Instagram. But we are totally down to do a thrifted look soon.

          1. Oh okay. Could you tells us what the theme is for this Thursday. We would love to put a look together for it.

          2. Absolutely! This Thursday is “laid back;” I can’t wait to see what you come up with and I’ll make sure to tell the other girls to link to you as well!! :)

  5. Aaww, polka dot dresses make me nostalgic. As a kid, I had a beautiful Pink polka dot dress! I loved dancing in it. Reminds me always of the summer :) Although I am not a big fan of polka dots, I love cute dresses with polka dots :) The gloves look so classy btw!

    1. Thank you!!! I thrifted this dress forever ago and never really knew what to do with it until I realized how much it reminds me of the “Pretty Woman” dress. Luckily, I live in a town with a fair amount of old folks whose stuff ends up at the thrift stores! ;)

  6. You look stunning! Better than Julia Roberts! I feel like this look is so you, the dress, the gloves, they, well, fit you like a glove! Vintage perfection! I think you should consider doing a 60s style photoshoot in this dress!

    1. Wow, thank you so much! I would love to do a vintage photo shoot! I have always loved 50’s and 60’s fashion and I think it would be so fun to do the whole get-up haha! :)

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