Friday Find – Vintage Fashion Pieces

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Image from Alt Summit

We’ve taken a bit of a hiatus from our Friday Find, but today it’s back!  I’ve never been into vintage clothes…it’s just not my gig.  Every time I come out of a thrift store my scalp starts to itch….yes, I know it’s in my head!  But before our trip to Paris, I was on the hunt for some black leather capris.  Garance Dore wore a pair last January at the Alt Summit and as she was speaking I leaned over to Laurel and said that I had to get me a pair.  I loved her simple, yet edgy style.  And those capris…tres chic.

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Image by Justin Hackworth

I started to look online and just wasn’t prepared to pay $200-$300 for something that was a bit outside of the box for me.  So, off to the MCC Thrift Store I went, and seriously….I couldn’t believe it.  Literally waiting for me was a pair of black, buttery leather Babaton pants….yup from Aritzia.  I tried them on and they were a fit!  What was even better is they were on “clearance”, ringing in at 50 cents.  I’m not kidding!!  It’s like they were meant to be mine!

I took them to my tailor to be shortened and narrowed a bit, so the total cost was $25.50….a lot better than $300!

I was also fortunate to take my mom’s fur coat on our trip to Paris.  She received it as a gift from my dad over 30 years ago…I think that classifies it as vintage!   It’s amazing how investment pieces can stand the test of time.  I remember thinking how glamorous she looked when she wore it.  It is still totally on point today….I put it over a silk blouse and full skirt with booties.  It would also look great with a pair of skinny jeans, a silk blouse and pumps…so fancy!


Non-Vintage Outfit Deets

Blue Tee:  Rag & Bone/Jean, similar here and here

Silver Pumps:  Michael Kors, similar here and here

Silk Leopard Print Blouse:  Joe Fresh, similar here

Black Booties:  Rag & Bone Harrow and similar here

For me, vintage pieces are really about having a specific idea in mind and then finding a way to make it happen.  I don’t know that I will be a regular at the local thrift stores, but you may see me there once in a while when I’m on a mission!