How’s your mending pile looking these days? Mine’s horrendously huge. Or maybe you don’t like or know how to mend clothes, so even if it’s your favorite shirt that’s damaged, it’s to the donate or trash pile.
I’ve been trying really hard lately to not bring new and unnecessary things into our home. I’m extremely sentimental (read: pack rat), and even though I’ve made a good effort to get rid of a lot, my best bet to a clean home is to limit what I add to it.
That said, I like shiny new things! What’s a girl to do? Especially when she’s been lusting over pretty new fans.
I was sure that my love of thrift stores wasn’t a secret. But when a coworker exclaimed after seeing this outfit that “it looks like you spent a million dollars at Modcloth,” I have to say I was a little proud.
My love for vintage is only topped by my love for comfort. While I would love to live in huge, cupcake vintage dresses, that wouldn’t be suitable or comfortable for work.
I can sometimes find the perfect vintage piece for work, but more often than not I find myself choosing vintage-inspired pieces that I can wear all day — and that includes 2 miles of walking for my commute!
On this particular day, I went for a 60s mod vibe:
When I met Billy Craven, co-owner of Galerie F, at Market Daze over the weekend, I was blown away at all he and his wife have accomplished. In addition to being a talented artist, Billy and his wife also spend free time amassing unique and beautiful vintage items that they showcase at sales.
But back to the real matter at hand.
Galerie F is an open-door gallery space in Logan Square that focuses on community artists, print making and street art. Are you as interested as I was? Good news — there’s a show opening this Friday!
“Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Artworks by Nice One and LUCX” opens at Galerie F this Friday, June 13 from 6 – 10 pm. This fully free event will showcase talented Chicago-based street artists. I love admiring all different kinds of art, especially the kinds that just feel “found.” I’m excited to see this unique display in great neighborhood (not that I have a bias or anything…).
I know this isn’t as vintage-themed as my community posts usually are, but rest assured there are many vintage-inspired prints to be found at Galerie F (many of which Billy has created himself). Hope to see you there!
My friends can always tell when I have a vintage sale coming up because it is all. I. talk about. Just the other day I got sidetracked on the way to friend’s because of a little shop jammed full of vintage. She, of course, understood. What a trooper.
Combined with a few other stores that I popped into over the weekend, I came out alright. Here’s a little peek of what I’ll have at the Vintage Heaven sale this weekend:
Cute 1960s LBD, sans belt 🙁
Weird late 1960s cream dress that I can’t decide if I love.
Perfect 1950s patterned dress.
With original tags! The zipper is so new and shiny.
Embellished 1950s cardigan.
Patterned 1940s dress.
Over the weekend a friend mentioned that I’m always keeping the dresses I post, so (deep breath) I’m letting all my weekend finds go! Stop by Vintage Heaven this weekend to see me, these clothes and so much more!
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