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Stocking Up

I had a very exciting week that motivated me to stock up on vintage pieces as best I could. The surprise will have to wait until later in the week, but it’s a good one, guys!

Until then, here’s the pretty, pretty pieces I found.


My wonderful friend Maggie gave me this butter colored coat the other day. Isn’t that so nice? This girl has the best closest I have ever seen– it’s full of the coolest vintage clothes you could ever imagine!

I also stopped by the Salvation Army and found these.

Isn’t this dress amazing? Not sure I could pull it off, but I know a few of my friends it would great on!


And this fun dress from the 1970s with a lace top. The pink ribbon on this dress is just one of the many clues that I need to get my iron out. Or, as it were, buy an iron.
I also stopped by a thrift store by my sister’s place. She’s the best/worst shopping influence ever 🙂
Example #2 that I need an iron


That coat is my favorite find of the week! It’s super soft and not at all itchy. Best of all? The original silk lining is in perfect condition.

Can’t wait to fill you in on my surprise later in the week!

What did you guys find this week?

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Decisions, Decisions

Last week was a busy one for me, so I only had a chance to get out to shop a few times. Some weeks I’m definitely luckier than others, and this week I only walked away with a few treasures.

I’m really loving this dress. Just look at how lovely the buttons are with that print!

I also scooped up these Pyrex mixing bowls. Partly for my Ms. Fix It tutorial, but also because they’re kitchy and fun.

But my question for you is: should I keep them? I love the dress and I love the bowls, but I’m trying my best to stop myself from wanting to keep all the beautiful things I find. It can be really difficult! What would you do?

What are some of the great things you found this weekend?

Dreaming of Swing Dancing

Well, Monday is quickly becoming my favorite day of the week. Why? Because I get to share with you all the prettiest things I have found!

This past week I was able to get to several thrift stores and pick out some very cute pieces.

I found this red and black polka dot number at a nearby Salvation Army


The best part? I found it’s matching coat in a different part of the store! I love vintage separates because you can mix and match them with more modern things. I can definitely see that jacket being paired with some dark jeans.


I also stopped at a Goodwill out in the suburbs over the weekend. I usually find more vintage pieces in the suburbs. There’s so many people in Chicago who are also looking for vintage that the racks at thrift stores can be picked over.

I found this gorgeous 1970s dress. It’s so flowy and comfy that I really wanted to keep it for myself. Don’t worry though, I’ll post it in the shop with the other pieces.

I also found this 1930s top. Those buttons are actually snaps! I don’t often find such old pieces so this was a very exciting find.


Did you find anything good this past week? I’d love to see what other people are finding!


Booties and Bags

Lately I’ve been wading through mountains of clothes and needed a change of pace. So I’ve been working this week on getting some accessories photographed for the shop. Yay for things that don’t require me to measure them!

Here’s a sampling of what will be added to the shop by the end of the week:






There’s still several more items I need to photograph, but thought you’d like a little preview. See anything you like?

A Little Monday Boost

Ugh, Monday.

If you’re most people, Monday’s suck because it means saying goodbye to the weekend and “hello” to the day farthest from more weekend.

But, if you’re me, Monday means finally realizing just how many brownies you ate over the weekend. Yikes.

Let’s cheer ourselves up, shall we? Who doesn’t like to look at pretty pictures of lovely vintage things? No one, that’s who.

Here are some of the great things I found this weekend.

I stopped at maybe one of the best estate sales I’ve been to this weekend. The woman who lived there seemed to have kept all of her favorite clothes growing up. Good news for me, because I left with these 1970s treasures:


Don’t you just love that cropped ducky halter top? I was very tempted to keep it, but lucky for someone, it just didn’t fit right. Both these pieces will be in the shop soon for someone to scoop up!
There were some more (very awesome) pieces that I left with, but I have a fun idea for photos. So you’ll just have to wait!
One last little thing I found this weekend that I couldn’t leave behind:
Isn’t it beautiful? Even though it’s not quite fall, we’ve been having some very cool days in Chicago, so this just called out to me. Maybe I’ll fill it with candy corn and those disgusting pumpkin candies. No offense, I know some people love them.
So these are few of my finds from the weekend. Also, if you love embarrassing stories, you’ll probably want to make your way back here tomorrow. Because I’ve got a doozy for you.