Saturday, July 13, 2013
Monday, July 8, 2013
Thrift stores can be super overwhelming, but you seriously can find incredible vintage clothes at amazing prices if you have patience.
2. Look in every section! That means kids, pants, womens, mens, shoes, everything! People pick things up and put them back in the wrong places. The employees also may have put it in the wrong section.
3. Don't spend a lot of money on one thing! It's a thrift store. No one should spend $90 on a used dress (It wasn't even cute or expensive to begin with!) If you are willing to spend that money on a dress, buy yourself a new one. The point of thrifting was originally to save people money!
4. Not only should you look in every section, you should look in every size. If it is vintage you're after, the size on the tag is different from sizing now. You are a bigger vintage size. Also, if there are home sewn beauties they won't have a tag. Employees guess the size. And trust me, they don't actually care to be very accurate.
5. Jeans- feel overwhelmed looking at this picture? Me too. Followers on this blog know I would choose wearing a vintage skirt or dress over jeans. For as long as I have been into thrifting, the jeans section is something I have walked around completely. I told myself not even to look into that isle because it was so much of one thing glaring me in the face.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
With less than one month left before the Fleattitude Vintage Flea Market, I have gone into overdrive shopping for my booth. I am buying so many treasures to fill my space with! So please, everyone come on August 3rd!
I think this beaded cardigan is so beautiful! As I said yesterday, I made very sure to be first in line so I could run to the back room with the clothes in it. The woman behind me knew what I'd be after based on how I was dressed and all but ran over my mom to get in front of me. But I prevailed, and bought all the vintage goodies. Despite the fact that she blocked me from an entire rack and kept trying to stand in front of me.
This sweater will not be sold. Two sewing mice?! It was made for me!
A very large amount of the clothes I bought were brand new, with the tags still hanging on them.
Don't think that this is all the underwear I bought. I'm just trying to narrow down this post by about half!
This was a fantastic estate sale weekend! Have you gotten anything awesome lately?
Saturday, July 6, 2013
This estate sale trip was all about the vintage lingerie. I bought crazy amounts of vintage bras and gurdles with store tags still on them! I dont have a picture of them yet, but tomorrow will bring an overwhelming amount of recently thrifted pictures, I promise!
I also have to leave this picture of me carrying the flour tin and pyrex dish. It makes me look like an ideal 1950s house wife. Little does my pretend husband know, because I don't cook nor do I clean. I just like looking nice next to the pretty things.
vintage shirt- estate sale
vintage skirt- estate sale
vintage shoes- estate sale
vintage purse-estate sale
vintage scarf- my great grandma's
Monday, July 1, 2013
I'm wearing a lot of red lately. I dont know why, but I'm really loving the color right now!
Today was a fantastic day at work. Seriously, nearly every single customer that came in complimented my outfit. It makes me think that red lipstick needs to become an everyday accessory!
vintage dress- estate sale
vintage purse- estate sale