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.
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!
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.