You might recall that once upon a time, I publicly admitted to not being fan of vintage shopping. Would you believe me if I told you that this outfit is vintage from head-to-toe?
Instead of trying to brave through racks of second-hand clothes that smell like a mixture of mothballs and old people, I’ve taken Justine’s advice and looked online for a more pleasant shopping experience. I have acquired several pieces from different eras of fashion history at the comfort of my own home and the results have been very encouraging. Online shopping does not give you the perk of trying before buying, but sellers are usually very good with providing exact measurements of their garments. As long as you are equipped with measuring tape and have a general idea of shapes that flatter your body, you can totally do online vintage. I am a believer! Justine would be so proud.
Fashion is fortunately cyclical, so let’s not fool ourselves into thinking that the coral/orange trend is somehow a new wave and that you have to buy something offered at a store today. This is a dress from the 60′s. Super en pointe for this season. I belted it because everyone belts everything these days. I am probably nuts, but I actually like the dress without a belt, which is probably the way people wore the pussybow dress back in the 60′s. Just trying to be historically correct!
I am wearing..
Dress: Vintage from an Etsy store
Belt: Vintage from eBay
Shoes: Vintage from my aunt!
I got another pair of new frames. Yes, another… but this time they’re the ones I’ve been eyeing on for the past couple of months. The free pair I wore in my previous post just didn’t cut it. Not because it was free, but the lenses were just a couple centimeters too big. I searched high and low for them, only to find that Clearly Contacts would provide them for the lowest price possible. It came with a really cute rectangular prism box:
I loooove them.
I am wearing:
Glasses: Christian Dior 3197
I am about to make a shocking confession. Brace yourself. Are you ready? Okay I’m just gonna blurt it out.. I’m not a fan of vintage shopping. There, I said it. It was blasphemy to your ears, wasn’t it? This skirt is one of the very few vintage purchases I’ve made in my life, and I only picked it up because I felt like I needed “vintage” experience as a fashion blogger. Davis was also there to give me an extra boost. I absolutely adore clothes from the past eras, but I can’t get past the smell of vintage stores and the thought of putting on something previously owned by a stranger. Thank God my mom was a stylish woman, otherwise I would forever be deprived of beautiful things of the past.
I must say though, after wearing this skirt a few times, I’ve gathered up a bit of courage to give this vintage thing another try. In the name of fashion, I shall prevail!! Gahhhhh Justine, I need your help.
What are your honest thoughts about vintage shopping? Perhaps you have some tips to help me appreciate this “art”?
I am wearing..
Blouse: Mom’s closet
Belt: Mom’s closet
Skirt: 69 Vintage Store (on Queen St W, Toronto)
Shawl Cardigan: GAP