This outfit in its entirety could describe as “the perfect vintage find”. Everything that I am wearing (except the Talbots shoes and Forever21 earrings) was purchased at a thriftstore or vintage clothing boutique.
I found the dark blue lace dress at a local rummage sale. On the hanger, the dress looked like an enormous, frumpy colonial costume. However, the more I looked at this garment and studied its material and composition, the more I realized its potential as a stunning gothic-chic maxi dress. And who could resist the tantalizing $1.00 price tag?
The long, burnt-orange brocade vest was purchased at a thriftstore near Baltimore Maryland, on a weekend-long visit with some relatives. I was immediately drawn to the exotic fabric and “vintage dressing gown” style of the piece, and took it home for a mere $4.00. Standing in front of my closet one day, I happened to hold up this vest next to the aforementioned lace maxi dress, and knew that they were destined to be worn together.
Last year, I was digging through a box of old scarves and stained gloves at the local Salvation Army, when I pulled out this lovely Dr. Zhivago-esque faux fur Russian hat. Mentally jumping up and down with delight, I rushed to buy this baby for just $1.00, and have been loving it ever since.
Bangle-collecting has become a recent obsession of mine. Over the past month or so, I’ve acquired over two armfuls of these brightly-colored beauties. Most of these were picked up at various thriftstores for pennies; I’ve purchased a few of them at a downtown vintage clothing store for under $10.00 each.
I bought the black and gold seashell clasp belt at a rummage sale ages ago for $1.00. It has become an important staple in my wardrobe over the years-I have no idea what I would do without it! The gold chain belt was purchased at a holiday bazaar last month for a quarter. Originally a necklace, I decided to try a little innovation and wear this gaudy dazzler around my waist for some Old-World glamour.