Posts Tagged: vintage dress

For the Love of Vintage

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Hello there, I’m so happy to have the opportunity to share another post with you! I thought long and hard about what I wanted to discuss this time around and I decided that it’s high time that I really opened up my heart to you! 🙂 Let’s talk “first loves”! To be more specific, I’m thinking about my very ‘first style love,’ which is none other than V I N T A G E!!!

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I recently teamed up with several of my favorite vintage style bloggers for a joint blog post (see here). I started thinking about my style journey over the years, and one thing has remained positively consistent: My love for vintage fashion and style. Although it is totally accurate that at times I shop from so called high-end retailers, I also shop mainstream retail sales, final clearance racks, last calls, estate sales, garage sales, swap parties, hand me downs, and thrift/consignment stores. In short, I shop just about EVERYWHERE! Nonetheless, vintage fashion has hands down been my favorite style genre for 20+ years.  The love that I have for vintage fashion/accessories is not going to change. See examples of my vintage looks here, here, here, and here. read more

Daily Outfit: 8/17/11

Already Pretty outfit featuring vintage dress

Dress, thrifted – similar printsimilar neckline
Red suede pumps, Tsubo Amset courtesy Tsubo (no longer available) – similar
Faux pearl bracelets, thrifted and self-made – more faux pearl bracelets
Faux pearl earrings, a gift – similar

Oh this dress. SO magical. I know I’ve told this story every time I’ve worn this dress, but bear with me: The dress was $9.99. It seems to have been made as a theatrical costume, as it is hand-sewn and came to me with a piece of masking tape at the collar with a woman’s name scrawled on it in magic marker. And every time I wear it, I feel like a million bucks. No, a BILLION bucks. read more

Daily Outfit: 2/7/11

Already Pretty Daily Outfit 2/7/11 featuring Miz Mooz boots

Cropped pink cardigan, thrifted – similar(this is the EXACT shape, color, and brand … but there must’ve been a women’s version at one point, cuz mine is a medium)
Notch neck pink dress, thrifted – similar shape, similar color
Gray tights, can’t remember – similar
Gray boots, Miz Mooz Gayle, courtesy Miz Mooz
Scarf, thrifted – similar

As I gear up for my trip to New York and prepare to spend a week wearing a capsule wardrobe designed to accommodate near-constant wearing of my Sorels, I find myself wanting to wear lots of girly stuff, lots of colorful stuff, and some long-neglected shoes and boots. And so we have shocking pink and the Gayle boots! read more