Rainbow Girl Scout

I couldn’t pass up this rainbow top when I spotted it at my friend Amy’s Brooklyn Flea booth. But I couldn’t find the right bottom to coordinate with it. That is until my mom took a trip up to the attic and came down with my original Girl Scout skirt. I almost passed out when I realized it still fits (thanks in part to the smart elastic panels hidden in the waist). I had a love/hate relationship with this uniform in Junior High and High School. While my inner costume wearer dug putting it on, I dreaded being the nerdy girl who wore it. It’s fun to embrace it now as an adult who’s comfortable with herself, nerdiness and all. And who remembered Bill Blass designed for the Girl Scouts? In his infinite wisdom, he added the functionality of pockets. Sweet!

Bill Blass for Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.

  • button-down blouse - $10.00, Jelly Roll at Brooklyn Flea
  • espadrille sandals - $2.00 (unworn!), Starkville Salvation Army Thrift
  • fabric belt - hand-me-down from my mom
  • skirt - from the attic, Bill Blass for Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. (c. 1991)
  • Know Your Poodle paperback - $1.00, Starkville Salvation Army Thrift
  • TOTAL - $13.00 with book, $12.00 without

Do you know your poodle? And if not, why not? Especially with an incredible book like this waiting to be picked up for a mere dollar!

Know Your Poodle


  1. Taylor

    I love this!  (esp since I used to design at Bill Blass) however I was not even aware of his girl scout magic.  living for the pockets! and the red espadrilles!

    i have a pair of rainbow wedges that will now forever make me think of you and your colorful self! (http://flic.kr/p/8sSMF8)

  2. ashley

    i had no idea bill blass did a stint for girl scouts! too funny!
    great finds!

  3. Uncle Doug

      Were you really a girl scout in high school.  Your are the first girl I have ever know who was a high school girl scout.  I sure did miss out.  Also this is cool - never really knew what a blog was - well now I know.  Have you bought an egg poacher yet?  Look forward to seeing you in Ky

  4. teresa

    I think I’m in love. I’ve just spent the last hour reading your blog posts and grinning at the pop of colour in all your outfits! LOVE. LOVE. LOVE IT!! (: God bless!

  5. Megan O'Gara

    Just discovered your blog today and I love it! You have given me inspiration to go out and explore my local thrift stores, and feel good about myself and how I look at a low price! (Which is great for me, a college kid.) Thank you!

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