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December 12, 2013

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Last week, after realizing that my clothes were bursting out of my closet, armoire and not one but two dressers, I dedicated an afternoon to a good and thorough clothing clean out. You know, the kind where you roll up your sleeves and get all What Not to Wear Stacy and Clinton realness on those pieces that no longer work for you. But no matter how hard I tried to stay focused, I somehow kept getting distracted by all the amazing pieces that I have thrifted over the years and it eventually turned into a FULL-ON dress-up session. Hey there Christian Dior skirt. You’re looking good girl. What’s up my beautiful Lanvin silk dress? Part of the thrill in thrifting besides the hunt is the pleasure in knowing that these pieces exist in...

April 15, 2013

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If you’re a vintage enthusiast like me, then you might have spent hours upon hours trolling Etsy and eBay for the best in vintage finds. Why does it seem that vintage fashion never seems to go out of style? Well, it’s the fact that you feel like you’re finding something that no one else might have. Let’s be real, you can only run into so many girls wearing the same pair of Zara heels before you start to feel like another victim of fast fashion. So when I heard that vintage maven, Sammy Davis of Sammy Davis Vintage, wrote an e-book titled “The 100 Best Vintage Shops Online”, you know I had to check it out. Sammy has pretty much down all the groundwork for us all by selecting the...