Vintage

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My friend Luke decided to get his hair cut and donate it to Locks of Love.  And because I love any reason to entertain in my home, we had a Lukes of Love party.  That night Luke, my new friend Alexis, and I made a plan to go antiquing and thrifting the following day.

Antiquing and thrifting!  With friends!  Ahhh, such bliss!

I came across a vintage dress and jacket ensemble at Salvation Army in my size.

More bliss!

The jacket with the dress was a little too much of the same pattern for me, so I decided I will wear them as separates.  But then I was faced with the decision of whether or not to spend $10 on it.  Yeah, I am that frugal.

After internal debate, I came to the conclusion to purchase.  And when I got to the counter, my purchases (which also included a cute plaid skirt) came to just over $9!  I had forgotten that it was 50% off the blue tag.  And guess what?!  The vintage dress with jacket was a blue tag!  That calls for a happy dance, people!

Extreme bliss!

When I wear vintage clothing I like to evoke a feeling of nostalgia.  The feeling I don't want to evoke is, "Oh hey, I am going to a costume party!".  There is a fine line between nostalgia and costume party.  You know when you see pictures of Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, or Jackie O and you feel the past, and yet it's also timeless?  I like that.  A lot.  So very classy.