Sunday, January 20, 2013

Building a Vintage Wardrobe

You guys, I finally found the perfect vintage jeans. I showed a snippet of them in my last post, but I had to showcase the full look. I've seen others wearing the most adorable 40's inspired jeans (I have a few bloggers in mind...) but I never wanted to shell out the prices for them at online vintage shops and such. I did the silliest, giddiest happy dance when I found these the other day! They are the most amazingly comfortable high-waisted beauties and I am in love. I haven't taken them off, really this whole weekend. They even have that fabulous seam down the front of the legs that I love. Plus they are the perfect length. I hit the jackpot. And at only 5 bucks all of my vintage dreams came true! I have about a thousand ideas for how I want to style these so you'll probably seeing a lot of them :)

I feel as though slowly, but surely I'm finally building the wardrobe that I want to have. I kind of expected to just be able to find everything I wanted right away, in only a few shopping trips. I've come to learn though that it takes time, patience, and a lot of trial and error to create a vintage wardrobe. It is difficult, but so rewarding to find just the thing you're looking for under a pile in the thrift store. Plus, I kind of love mixing old an new pieces together, it's become a kind of style of it's own!  I have a long way to go, but I'm having so much fun getting there :)

I found this cardigan the same day I found the jeans. I pretty much haven't taken the cardigan off of my body either. It is so warm and cozy and has the cutest buttons I've ever seen! Not to mention it is the most perfect color on the planet (and for 2 dollars and 39 cents). I love my thrift store :)

This weekend we spent in my husband's hometown. I got to spend some time shopping and talking with my mama, which is always my favorite thing to do :). And wouldn't you know it, I didn't buy a thing! I'm such a good girl. 
I also spent quite a bit of time editing family photos and hanging with my in laws. What a great weekend!
Did you do anything lovely?
God Bless!

James 2:5
Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?

Sunglasses- Walmart
Ring- Charlotte Russe
Bag- Dooney and Bourke, thrifted
Belt- Vintage, thrifted
Blouse, Cardigan, Jeans, Coat- Vintage, thrifted
Boots- Kohl's


irene wibowo said...

love your bag!:)Irene Wibowo

Laura said...

Eeeeeep! Those jeans look PERFECT on you. I can't believe that they were only 5 bucks. Score! And that cardigan looks so cozy. Have a great week, hon!


Keit said...

Yupieeeee! I'm a freak when it comes to vintage jeans, yours are awesome!! Spot on styling with the pretty cardi and top too! ^^

Well... said...

And we're having so much fun watching you get there! Awesome pair of vintage jeans girl, I love them on you. They look amazing!
I know, it takes forever to build that perfect wardrobe, huh? Haha, I feel you. I'm still figuring mine out - but I think I'm getting closer. Especially since I started blogging! That's helped me figure out a lot :)

Trendy Teal

Sara said...

Love these! You def hit the jackpot! You have such amazing style!
Much love,

Ali Hval said...

Aww I'm so glad you're getting closer and closer to your dream vintage wardrobe! It's definitely fun seeing you get new pieces that you love and use all the time. :D

I think I'm getting better at figuring out what I like, but not 100% so. Hopefully I'll be getting closer to my dream wardrobe, too! ;) It's like a huge journey!

Bethie The Boo said...

Could you be cuter? I love your new cardigan and the jeans are amazing! You make vintage look so amazing!

Rebecca Caspers said...

By the way - I do love the redesign of your blog! :) That banner looks great, and good background choice to match.

I'm no where near my dream wardrobe - I don't have the cheapest of styles, but I do have a frugal spending style so they don't play well together. Glad you're having so much fun with yours though! :)

Larissa said...

Beautiful put together! I love the coat! But the whole outfit is great :)
Have a great start in the week!!!


Megan Butcher said...

Love the colors here, especially that lovely sweater! You are so photogenic by the way, girl! Really enjoying the little passages/quotes you always post too :)

<3 Megan

Lindsey Louise Bales said...

ah, always love your outfits dear! such an inspiration, because i never wear jeans! i think i own about two pairs... never touched them! and i totally get about building a closet of clothes, i rebuilt mine about a year ago and it is just now getting there!
also, thank you for your comment and answering my question! i think that's wonderful what you are doing with your degree! you can do so many things with an education degree!

lindsey louise

Sea of Teal said...

I love the blouse, one of my favourite colors!
The vintage pieces are gorgouse! Great choices! :)

Kristian said...

So glad you were able to find a piece you were looking for!

Jessi said...

You seriously have the best thrift store. And some crazy talent for finding amazing pieces! Love the jeans and that sweater looks perfect with that blouse. I love your coat too! :)

goodbadandfab said...

Just lovely! =)
personal style and fashion musings of a LA fashion lawyer living life in the fab lane!

nicole s. said...

are you amanda seyfried's long lost sister? i am having some SERIOUS hair envy right now, girlfriend.

Lorena said...

The jacket is amazing... had to be vintage!

dusanabotswana said...

you must have the most amazing thrift stores over there. that coat is so so beautiful and so is that bag! gotta love a good pair of vintage jeans too, always so hard for me to find good fits like yours!