Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Viva Vintage



I used to love shopping in vintage clothing stores. I loved sifting through the racks of unusual apparel looking for the perfect beaded sweater or a kicky skirt to wear with my lace-up boots. Sadly, somewhere along the line, I seem to have given this up. Maybe it's because I have a hard time working some of the items into my everyday case manager wardrobe. Maybe it's because it takes time to look through everything. Maybe I feel like I'm too old to pull some of it off anymore. Whatever the reason, I sure do miss visiting all of the shops.

So now I get to live vicariously through my daughter. Today Sweetness and her friends are going to go to a great little vintage shop near our home. I've driven past it a million times, as it is near the grocery store. I always love their window displays, which they change on a regular basis and are always outstanding. I feel nostalgiac for the days when my friends and I could spend entire days hopping from shop to shop. I hope she comes home with some fabulous treasures.

4 comments:

Julia Buckley said...

I know what you mean. Problem is, here in the UK at least, vintage has got so trendy nowadays that it costs a lot more than new stuff! Which makes it Not-the-Same.

lulu said...

How strange, I took 9 students to Ragstock on Saturday afternoon to buy costumes for the school play, and I was A, totally thinking about you and Sweetness, and B, thinking about writing a post on vintage shopping. No wonder you're my BBF, we think alike.

Grant Miller said...

Your closet looks huge.

Coaster Punchman said...

Luckily, you're tiny enough to be able to find lots of things that could fit you. I've very rarely found anything near my size in a vintage shop. They used to make people a lot smaller than they do now.

Whatever happened to the Laura Ingalls boots?