Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day, and a shop Update!

Happy Earth Day! I could wax on for days about the reasons that I love vintage; but one of the best reasons to love it is that you are saving used clothing from sitting around in landfills! The United States is the world's largest exporter of textile waste (and garbage in general). Buying vintage is just one sacrifice (ha, POOR ME) we can make to mitigate the horrendous amount of damage we've already inflicted on our home.

Buying cheap, mass produced garments can be very gratifying, but in the long run my 60 year old dresses hold up a lot better, and they usually look better! There's a heck of a lot more to caring for the earth than buying used clothes, but at least you don't have to feel guilty about your shopping habits. I was just kidding about about the sacrifice part by the way.

Here are a bunch of new ways that you can be a good shopper:


Monday, April 11, 2011

Out on the Town

Ever since watching Black Swan, I've been into the whole ballerina look. Seems like the look has gotten pretty popular actually; I found this cute pink tulle dress in Target of all places! It was still cold so I wore it with a 90's Express cardigan, suede boots from Zigi Soho, a 50's bright pink vinyl purse, an art deco rhinestone necklace and tights. I topped the whole look off with a big puffy bun (I used this cool donut-shaped spongy thing to wrap my hair around). I think it worked well- I went to a charity auction for my husband's law school.


Friday, April 8, 2011

A Vintage Puzzle

If you can tell me what's wrong with this vintage playing card, you're officially by buddy. Hint: think of the "1" as a capital "I".

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Somebody Pinch Me!

Yesterday was a day that will live in vintage infamy. I set an appointment to go check out some vintage that a well known NYC based designer was unloading, not expecting to come away with a lot. In fact, I took the subway into the city because I was pretty sure I'd just buy a few things for myself. Much to my surprise, I walked into an entire room full of the most beautiful, colorful prints I've ever seen... and wall to wall racks of dresses! The designer was unloading a portion of her collection of clothing that she had purchased as inspiration for her line- so everything was a really special print, cut, or material.

I went a little crazy and literally bought an entire packed rack of stuff yesterday, and am not the least bit sorry. Vintage scores like this only happen once in a great while, and I made the best of it. Here's a little sneak peek at my loot- watch out for all this amazingness entering the shop, and come check it out in person at Artists and Fleas on the weekends if you can!