Monday, September 16, 2013

Halloween Haul

It may seem a little early to be mentioning Halloween, but this is the best time of year to shop for vintage.

Thrift stores who deem anything vintage a "costume" flood the rack with beauties from bygone eras for low prices. I'm in a thrift store at least once a week this time of year.

I ventured out yesterday and brought home these goodies.

Three amazing dresses. The pink one and shiny one don't fit me, but the black and white one fits perfectly!



I bought the men's western shirt to sell, but I'm thinking about making the kimono jacket my new housecoat. It's a large, but looks kinda cute belted on me. We'll see...


The embroidery on the men's shirt is in perfect condition!


Perhaps the best haul of the day: a tooled leather purse! I may also sell this one as I have one I love already. The bamboo clutch I'm keeping for sure though. It's amazing! 



Lisa.xo

8 comments:

  1. Whaaaaat That bamboo clutch is amazing it was not there when I was there or else I would have bought that:P I will be posting about these dresses on my blog this week too, glad they found a good vintage loving home and did become a just a "costume" The striped one was too big for me it is so great that it fits you:) the purple one fit me but I am too short to pull off that length I need my dresses at the knee. Looking forward to more thrift hauls just don't tell me they are from the one by my house again:P

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    1. The men's shirt, kimono and purses I bought at the garden city VV. I was at my girlfriend's house bragging about my purchases and then she wanted to go. The garden city VV is closest to their house.

      I wish you could have seen my face when I saw that tulle dress on Sunday! I knew I'd seen that dress before. :) Had you considered hemming the bottom of the dress to a more suitable length for you? I do this with vintage all the time.

      And...sorry to say, but most of my thrifting hauls are from the unicity VV. lol! But there seems to be enough to go around. ;)

      Lisa.

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    2. ooh good to know I thought they were all from the same store and you had the best thrifting day ever! You still had a great week!

      I alter vintage cardigans and tops but even though I don't collect vintage dresses I can't seem to bring myself to alter one just yet, if it would have been missing the makers tag I probably won't have had less guilt.

      There does seem to be enough to go around! maybe I will see you there one day that one is my secret fave.

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    3. I have no problem taking in or hemming a vintage dress. I have issues with people who alter the integrity and design of a good quality vintage piece.

      Please! If you see me at VV or Goodwill, come say hi!! You have the advantage of knowing what I look like. It would be awesome to meet you!

      Lisa.

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  2. i hope you had a great day off work.
    your finds look amazing. i can't wait to see you wearing the striped dress. ... tha tooled leather bag i would buy right away!!!
    sadly we don't have those huge thrift store like goodwill and st. vincents... here in europe. (halloween isn't that big here either) so i miss the chance to jump into the game to rescue some lovely vintage dresses from being a costume.

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    1. Thank you!
      I'm looking forward to wearing the striped dress too! Maybe sometime around Christmas or New Years. We'll see. :)

      Lisa.

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  3. OH my god! I'm dying! Those are all such FANTASTIC finds! Congrats!

    A few of our thrift stores have put out Halloween, but not all yet. *sigh*

    xoxo
    -Janey

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    1. Thank you! It was a good day. And all for under $100. Which is pretty amazing.

      The thrift stores seem to be putting out vintage at Halloween earlier and earlier every year.

      Lisa.

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