Thursday, September 29, 2011
new (to me) favorite dress
So last week I think I mentioned trading at the Beacon's Closet in Williamsburg, and how before I went there I went to the one in Park Slope, but left before I traded because it looked like they had no good vintage for me in return. Well after the Willyburg one, I still had two big bags to trade, so I figured I would give the Park Slope location another shot, if anything just to get cash. Well, it turns out I was a bit wrong about them not having anything vintage I would like. This store is much smaller, but also has much lower prices, and I came across plenty of vintage in the racks. It also gave me more of a thrift store feeling since there was so much modern clothing, it gave me that same thrill of coming across vintage at my local salvation army. I went to the dressing room with arms full of stuff, and had to turn things down in the end! And everything I came across was like $15 bucks!
This dress here being one of the beauties I found, maybe the best print and colors ever! And look at those sleeves! Can't get over them, and the fact that it fits so well too. And although I was trading, this dress was only $17! I think I will definitely be trading there again, since they seem to take a lot of stuff since their stock is much smaller. I also got this sweet Coach bag there, I dont care much for brand names, especially Coach but this bag is so perfect and simple and was only $18 (in trade of course).
Now onto the rest of my outfit, this orange and white gingham jacket you see here I got up in Maine last summer when I went with my mom and sister on a trip to Bar Harbor. We stopped at this little thrift shop on our way back that was having a fill a bag for $5 sale, my kind of place! Whoever owned this jacket before me sewed the closure shut, so it was like a dress. I was going to sell it, but once I realized I would just cut the stitching and it was back to a jacket, I kept it for myself. I thought it would look great with weird color combinations, like this! My boots I thrifted some time earlier this year, totally perfect and soooo comfortable. I wore these boots all weekend in July setting up Donnaland at Brimfield and my feet hardly bothered me.