Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Love and Pride

I won this shirt on ebay the other day; it is amazing how hard it is to find a Thompson Twins shirt on ebay, and even more amazing is how much they go for. But I got this one for cheep.

This rug from Urban Outfitters is really cracking me up. It's pretty enough for a library and funny enough for a kid's room. Or something. I don't need any justification to buy it!

here is a pretty dress I found on etsy, alas already sold. I wish all my clothes looked like this.

Finally, my new favorite song. I wish all songs sounded like this.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

My New Dress

(Hah, I will update more than once a month, I promise!)

I have been, like a lot of you, scouring thrift stores and vintage stores for the perfect old 40s day dress-etsy and ebay are great (obviously) but $40+ for someone else's clothes?

Thrifting in Florida (and I know, since I've been doing it for almost 10 years) is a great thing if you like vintage designer or great old coats that people brought down and then realized they would never need to wear again. It is not so great for sweet little old Edwardian blouses or novelty-printed crepe rayon frocks. I reckon no one really lived in central Florida prior to the 50s-at least no one who would be wearing dainty blouses and high button shoes.

So you can imagine my shock, shock as I was rifling through the racks at Goodwill yesterday, and found Her. This dress is so iconic it looks like a costume-the straight-cut skirt, the drape, the double collar, the feedsack print, the REMOVABLE (!) rhinestone pins, and the belt, still there through 60 years and the indiscriminate hands of the Goodwill sorters.

And the best part is, it was half off day, so she only cost $2.99. I love all my old ebayed and etsyed dresses. But this time is different. I found her. And she's all mine.