Have you noticed how history tends to repeat itself a lot in fashion? Everything seems to be making a comeback, even Hammer pants (which are now being called harem pants). Now I will admit that I love those recycled fashions, I have an obsession with polyester, but I don’t have the patience to sift through some of these vintage store. When I do muster up the energy to go through & actually try on the pieces, I always seem to come out like a champ.
They say “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” and it seems like there is a thrift/vintage/resale stores are popping up on just about every corner. Therefore I say go treasure hunting & find your fabulousness.
About 2 weekends ago I had the pleasure of happening upon an estate sale while out with my friend Cynthia. We decided to stop in & to our great surprise everything in the store was 50% off…let the shopping commence! They had everything from a couch to clothing to housewares. I mean if it was to be had in the 40s, 50s, 60s & beyond they had it there. It seems they were trying to sell off the rest of the items from a store closing…so sorry to hear that but GOOOOOAAAAALLLLL for Cynthia & me!
To begin with, the prices were already on the low low, so to get an additional 50% off is Christmas in July. The pieces they had were amazing & I would have probably left with the entire store if I could have fit into everything I saw and loved, but alas that was not the case. I did however leave with a dress I absolutely fell in love with, a men’s denim button down shirt & a black & white striped shirt. As you can see the pic collage showcases the dress (my fav of the 3).
My friend Ann is getting married in November at a winery & I thought this would be the perfect outfit to wear to a wedding at a winery. For now, I decided to pair it up with Jennifer Lopez peep toe stilettos I found at Kohl’s & a magazine clutch I found at my favorite handbag store My Bags. Although the dress cost me $7, it has a broken zipper & seeing that yours truly is not in any way, shape or form a seamstress, I will have to pay to have the zipper fixed. Not sure how much that will cost me but hey, I paid $7 for this beaut so I really don’t mind the fact the actual cost may be more than $7, consider it my splurge for the month.
So here is the vintage purchase breakdown:
- Vinatge 1960s dress $7
- Gap men’s denim button down shirt $5
- Black & white striped shirt $2
Breakdown for the possible wedding ensemble
- Vintage 1960s dress $7
- Jennifer Lopez peep toe stilettos $21.97 (Kohl’s)
- Magazine clutch $34.50 (My Bag)
With that being said…GO TREASURE HUNTING!!! You will be surprised with what you find.
‘Til next time,