Thursday, December 4, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving! Here are just a few snippets of my vintage style Thanksgiving outfit. Unfortunately it was far too cold to actually wear this outfit on the day of Thanksgiving, since it snowed the day before! I guess I was pretty lucky to take these pictures before and capture a few last remnants of fall before the season was officially over. 

I had actually gotten most of this outfit a while ago, but I put a little something together just for the sake of this blog, and vintage fashion. I of course was going for a 70s look, and decided to wear one of my grooviest miniskirts, (which was a perfect color for fall btw), and paired it with a brown turtleneck, knee socks, and one of my favorite pair of Mary Janes! Almost all my outfit was vintage except my turtleneck and knee socks. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Tag Sale Haul: 80s Kids Clothing

 Hello everyone! I think I'm actually starting to update my blog on a regular basis now...yay! Anyways, this past Friday I went to a tag sale after school, and I must say, I found some pretty dang cute stuff there! And I got into a new area of vintage that I hadn't gotten into before...vintage kids clothing! I know it sounds crazy to say I'm already shopping for kids clothing, but when it's cheap, vintage, and right in front of me, there's no way I could resist!

As you might be able to tell, I went a little crazy on the clothing. But I got everything for only $11! I think that's a pretty good deal if you ask me. Once I spotted some of clothing in bins, and was told it was from the 80s, I couldn't resist piling through it all. And lets just say, now I don't think I have to buy any clothing for when I have kids...
 The girls clothing I got was one I was most excited about. I absolutely adored the floral print on the white sweater, and the precious brown leather Mary Janes! I thought both looked very natural, and very 70s style. The pajama top was another item too cute to pass up! I just love the colorfulness of it.

Although these patterns can usually be found in any decade, I knew these kinds of shirts were pretty popular in the 80s, and with how cheap they were I couldn't resist getting them! I also really liked the 80s style of the boots too.

This little outfit melted my heart! This could either be 70s or 80s style, but when I put it together I thought it was the most precious thing! The little overalls are adorable and the little baby blue turtleneck is too cute! It is my favorite color and pairs perfectly with this outfit! It could also be worn for a boy or a girl.

Here are some pretty 80s dresses I got. Again, too cute to resist!! I just adore the colors and the pattern of the red one!

And here is my record of the day...Blondie!! I wanted to go with an 80s theme today. Also, I filmed a video of my haul as well, so I'll probably be putting that on YouTube within the next couple days. Anyways, I was so lucky to find these cute pieces, and I am so glad I bought them! Even though I might not have much use for them now, I hope that in the future I will, and that I will think back to the time I bought them! :)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

1960s Fall Fashion

 Here's some 60s/70s inspired fall fashion for you guys! In the top picture I was lucky enough to take a picture with a beautiful red 50s car! I was at the grocery store one day and was admiring the car, and the guy let me take a picture with it! :D

Get the Look
Polka-Dot Dress: Forever 21
Yellow Cardigan: Plato's Closer (consignment shop)
Knee-High Socks: Target
Shoes: Etsy (vintage)

Update on my life + summer snaps

Hello everyone! I am back! And quite a bit has changed since I've last written. I've gotten my license, graduated high school, and have even adapted a bit of modern style believe it or not! Since graduating high school I think I've had a lot of time to reflect on different things, and I think my love for vintage things was a great part of that.

Not that I love vintage stuff any less, but I think I've adapted my taste further and am no longer scared to branch out of what I would normally listen to or wear.
I think leaving high school sort of gives you that freedom of being able to do what you want to do, without being judged for it. But it also makes you question who you really are.

So am I really still a vintage person? Absolutely! But I've also realized that I have a bit of modern in me too. And I think that's a good thing.
I've realized that there really are some truly great things about my generation that no other will have. I've realized the music really isn't all that bad, the fashions are actually pretty cute, and the right movies can be classic just as ones of the 60s were!

I will probably take time to reflect on these thoughts in a later post, but for now I just wanted to give you a quick update and a couple of fun snaps I took from over the summer.  Also, just wanted you to know that no matter how modern I've gotten, my blog will still be purely vintage!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Me in a nutshell

It is sad but the flea market season has come to an end, I've had a good couple months with the people I've met there, and came to call friends. Every week, whether I buy 10 things or none, I always feel it is my duty to at least say hi to some of my favorite vendors there and stop to chat for a little while. It isn't even so much about the items they sell, but more about the people themselves. I've met some great people going there each and every week and when I come back I feel couldn't be happier! I love fangirling over Stevie Nicks and Cher with middle aged women, and having record vendors bring certain records in especially for me. It becomes a community you come to know and love, and I feel I've definitely found my place there.
It might sound silly, but it is something I love doing and being a part of! I feel I'm their most loyal costumer there. No matter how much I had going on that day, I always made time to stop by at least once!
Either way, flea markets have always been something to look forward to for me. I've found a lot of great things this season and I'm so lucky to have something so rad just a mile away from me! I can't wait for the start of the fall season, and I know August 31st will roll right around before I know it!

Spring Florals

Judging by the title of this post, you can probably already tell that this should've went up months ago. But it is also one I've been most excited to put up, because it is my favorite day of the flea market season!
Now for the past two years or so it has become a routine of mine to wake up early Sunday mornings and walk to the flea market just in the center of town. Here is just a glimpse of one of many this season!
(This by far had to be my favorite and luckiest of the season because of all the pretty things I found there!)
These two were some of my favorite picks of the day! They were so flowery perfect for Spring! Both of which I had always wanted. Picture discs were always something I found cool, and when I laid eyes on that Bambi one I knew I had to get it! It was super sweet and had such a pretty picture on the front and back!
The leather purse was also something I'd been wanting for quite a long time, and knew I just had to pick it up the minute I saw it! I found it so hippie-like, and something just like a 70s girl would wear! I just loved the intricate pattern it had as well, and was a perfect accessory for Spring and Summer weather!
Just a couple treats-mini book from the 60s, and a delicious Blondie my dad picked up for me on his way back from work.

This dress by far had to be my favorite pick of the day! Not only was this something I've always wanted, but it was something that brought me out of my comfort zone as far as fashion goes. Normally I wouldn't wear something this conspicuous, no matter how old the piece was, but a Mexican Peasant dress was the DREAM. It was any vintage girl's dream to find something this beautiful. I knew I couldn't refuse this when I saw it. I just HAD to have it!
Surprisingly enough, I didn't find this at the flea market, but at a local antique shop that was right nearby. I hadn't even known it was there till I saw a sign with balloons outside! It was a bit pricey in there but definitely some cool things featured nonetheless. Fortunately this dress had only been $15, which was a reasonable enough price considering the intricacy and uniqueness of the piece. I haven't worn it yet but am planning to soon!

If I had to judge my favorite record based on looks, this would definitely take the lead! It's the grooviest!
#TransformationTuesday Barbra Streisand style.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Flea Market Haul

Here are some great vintage finds I got at the flea market last week. In the short amount of time I went, I found a lot of groovy little trinkets! I was so ecstatic to find the two international dolls especially, because I had always wanted one of those to start a collection with. And now my collection has begun. I hope I can add more to them soon.
I was also especially excited to find the Archie comics for such a great price, and such groovy a cover! I absolutely loved the outfits Betty and Veronica had on in both comics, they were simply the grooviest! Perfect mods, with the bell bottoms and crop tops.
I also got two children's records that I mainly got for the sweet drawings on them, and a vintage pack of Elvis gum from 1978. I simply adored the things I got there, and I can't wait to have kids and give them all these groovy little trinkets! These items would make perfect gifs for birthdays or other holidays for any vintage kiddo. And I can't wait until I have kids of my own to share them with!
For now, I love sharing my vintage finds with you guys. And that is why I made my first YouTube video about it. Check out my channel intro on there, then see my Flea Market Haul video, where I talk about all the things I got there. I've gotten different requests to make videos, and so I finally decided to make one! I plan on making more soon as soon as I come up with ideas on what to talk about. If you have any ideas of what you'd like to see me do or talk about, let me know in the comments!