Is it real?

A few weeks ago I stopped by a tag sale. There was a table full of old costume jewelry, lace handkerchiefs, and bags. The proprietor informed that everything there was a dollar. Cue the kid in the candy store.

I left with two necklaces, a bracelet and this Dooney and Burke tote bag. (Such self control!) I don't know much about Dooney and Burke. I don't know how to spot a fake or even what the classic designs are. Is it real? I don't know, but it was only a dollar. If it's fake, I'd prefer not to know anyway.

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The Rundown
Dragonfly Print Dress c/o JACHS
Sandals Franco Sarto via TJMaxx similar
Tote Dooney & Burke thrifted
Braided Belt Thrifted similar
Earrings Banana Republic
Necklace c/o A Jewelry Crush
Chain Link Bracelet Thrifted similar
Gold Ring Thrifted similar
Sunglasses Vogue via Sunglass Hut
Nail Color "Delaunay" Julep


  1. I love classic Dooney & Burke almost as much as I love classic Coach, although both are relatively hard to come by in Vancouver so I don't know much about the differences between real and fake. Either way, it looks as though this bag had a wonderful life before it came your way and I know you're going to give it a very happy home with lots of new adventures. I love the first outfit you've styled with it, that dress just looks so comfortable and easy to wear, yet perfectly put together the second you add a belt. I'm on the hunt for my own perfect easy dress like it, but for the time being, I will be living vicariously through your closet ;)

  2. Love that dress! And woohoo for the $1 bag deal, even if it's fake you can't beat that price! I had a few DBs back in the day, but I don't think I would be able to tell either. But from what I can see it looks good, haha.

  3. Sounds like you got a steal of a deal...and I can't tell at all if it would be real or fake, it's just that subjective in this case (so, either way, for $1, you win!).

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  4. This dress is perfect. Comfy and cute!

  5. You look great, love the shirt dress xo

  6. Lovely dress, like the belt and bag too :)

  7. Love this shirt dress on you and how you added a belt for some shape. Score on your $1 items!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  8. This dress is beautiful!! Like how you styled it with the belt!

  9. Not that I have a clue but it looks real to me!! Heck yes for only a buck. Also, this dress looks FAB belted like that.

  10. That's how I would feel too. Fake or real it looks great and I am loving this belted shirtdress on you!

  11. Hey - for a dollar you can't beat it! I love the shirtdress too!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  12. Such a classic look. Brown and blue are one of my favorite combos.

    District of Chic

  13. It definitely looks real! and that price is too amazing.


  14. Such a fun print! I have an awesome giveaway up on my blog, I hope you'll check it out!

    Wishes & Reality

  15. For a $1, it's a great deal real or fake :) Love the print of your pretty shirtdress.


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  16. Wow, $1?? What a serious bargain! I also love this pretty printed dress you're wearing.

  17. I like your shirt dress especially with the tan belt, I am pretty sure that bag is real so you scored! Great look :)

  18. What a pretty outfit. The dress, the belt and that bag which was an amazing bargain. Good for you.

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  20. love this shirtdress and the belt it perfect with it.


  21. This dress is so pretty on you! I love how you belted it. And YAY for $1 deals. That is seriously amazing!

    Fizz and Frosting

  22. I love this outfit and the new bag on you. Such a nice smart casual outfit :)

    Have a nice day! :)


  23. No matter what it looks gorgeous with your outfit! I love the classic color and shape! What a fantastic deal!

  24. You look so pretty !
    Love this look.

  25. It looks pretty authentic from the straight stitching, but even if it isn't, it's still a great bag. And love that dress. Such a fun print.

  26. A dollar !?!?!?
    OMG Lydia, you need to reward yourself with something nice for holding back ;)
    I could not have done that and the bag is pretty cool regardless ..

  27. Love how this dress flows on you! Great belt and that bag is classic! -R