It’s no secret, I love vintage clothing. I love shopping. Thus, I love vintage shopping.
Also, I love brunch. I love bloody Mary’s and I love the weather right now. Got to sit outside at the fantastic Contigo yesterday morning, eat an amazing brunch, gossip with a good friend and consume a delish bloody Mary.
Then I went vintage shopping. So, yeah – yesterday was pretty much a perfect day for me! What a great Sunday!
Vintage clothing is often times MUCH more affordable than even the cheap chain stores. You find one of a kind, special pieces – many handmade. The construction is more thoughtful, and sturdy than a lot of things today. People didn’t have thousands of tee shirts, and jeans and dresses. (financially modest) Anyone that has lived in an old home can tell you that – no closet space! They had a few key pieces that needed to last. (inexpensive) And, because vintage pieces are old – the cotton is often softer, jeans are already broken in and pieces have much more character. (budget friendly) And, perhaps most importantly – vintage shops and boutiques are usually locally owned, mom and pop stores.
If you mix your old with new, you won’t feel quite as costume-y.
Last weekend I went to a “Yard Sale” put on by several vintage shops around town. It was awesome. This is what I got while I was there:
This little short sleeve sweater with the CUTEST little smiley face buttons. PS wasn’t even $10.
And, this little button down shirt. Super soft, fitted, cute little nautical themed throw on with skinnies and topsiders. Totally tom-boyish. Thought it would cute under a sweater with the fly collar sticking out.. Less than $10.
Last but not least, the piece de resistance. This gorgeous camel colored coat. Or, is it a cape? Cape/coat… Honestly, I don’t know exactly what it is – but it is dressy and in perfect condition and was very cheap (less than $30). So Grace Kelly!
Anyway.. There ya have it. My latest vintage finds..