Vintage Shopping Tips

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Vintage finds are always a great score.  Fashion is cyclical, what goes around always comes back around. Take bell-bottoms, plat-forms shoes and the list goes on.  Hitting up the local used clothing, vintage store can yield some amazing results. Take this camel coat….a version of this has been spotted on every bloggers, celebrity and in every store- I found mine at a used clothing store for a cool $30.00.  I got it cleaned and voila….a new coat. Which I might add I get compliments on ALL THE TIME.  Few things to remember when shopping pre-worn/vintage:

1. Garments can always be altered. You’re saving so much on the price, so if it’s not a perfect fit, remember you can always alter it to fit your frame.

2. Don’t buy anything with stains, rips. Minor things in the lining- ok.  But items which have have severe damage will be hard to fix, and tedious. Likely that you’ll never do it and therefore you will never wear it. Remember even if it’s $10, it’s still $10 that you are wasting.

3. Probably best to stay away from inmates, etc…because, well…..I think it’s pretty obvious.

4. Check the labels! I’ve found a Lanvin hat for $5. Seriously…there are some amazing designer finds if you have the patience to look.

5. Fabrics. Check for silks, or special unique speciality fabrics that have stood the test of time. This adds a certain ode to the period it was made in, as well as value.

6. You could probably start at home…I found a Gucci belt in my moms closet once….safe to say it’s now mine.

Shopping vintage is a total adventure and inspiring. One girls trash is another girls treasure!

xox

M.

 

 

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Coat- Pre-worn- Similar Here

Sweater- Joe Fresh (in store only)- Similar Here

Jeans- Uniqlo

Shoes- Vans

Black Turtleneck

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There is something inexplicably classic about the black turtleneck. Mabye because of Audrey Hepburn or because Sharon Stone wore one to the 1996 Oscars, and we are still talking about it. Either way there is no denying that it’s the epitome of chic and class.  The body of this new addition to my closet is longer, looser and can totally be worn as a dress. Although it might be a little risqué from 9-5. I paired mine with some shiny leggings and my new blonder hair (you like?).  But how great will it look with tights and some over the knee boots. And at $39 it’s also a total steal.

Now really, do blondes have more fun?

xox

M.

 

 

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Sweater: Joe Fresh

Leggings: American Apparel

Boots (Ardene-old): Similar Here

Belt It

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The weather is definately  getting cooler and inspiring me to get a little more creative with my sweaters.

A stylish and easy way to update any look and make it instantly a little cooler…..add a belt! I especially like playing with proportions and adding a skinny belt over a chunky sweater.   I also love mixing softer, more feminine fabrics with heavier, oversized sweater. This look is easy, effortless and perfect for a Friday at the office.

More sweater looks to come.

xox

M.

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Sweater (Zara)-Similar Here

Jeans- JBrand

Camisole (Zara)- Similar Here

Shoes- Tony Bianco