Thursday, August 4, 2011

Goodbye's are Bitter Sweet

My last night here was fabulous, including In'n'Out, Martinelli's floats, Grey's Anatomy, lots of laughter, and finishing my final project for design. This is my final article from journalism to post. I'm very sad to go home, honestly. But I know it's where I need to be and I have no doubts that something good is waiting there for me.
The Three R's of Fashion
Vintage style brings new shopping trends
Any girl would jump at the opportunity to get her hands on a designer piece or the newest item a store has to offer, but with the strong trend of vintage looks from the last few decades gaining popularity, a new and more affordable way to shop is on the rise.

Nicole Richie in vintage
Besides catering to those craving garments from the 50's or the 80's, thrift and specialty vintage stores offer individuals a chance to own a completely unique item, with no worries of running into their friend in the same outfit. Another bonus of thrift stores in particular is the price, where, if enough searching is done, one can find a designer item for a thrifty price. Indeed, more and more young fashionistas, bloggers, and celebrities wear vintage in quest of an original and savvy style.
However, while some finds can be just right, it's to be noted that many will require some snipping, altering, or tailoring to avoid looking like you raided your grandmother's closet. Creativity is a must when it comes to thrifting or vintage shopping and opens more doors, rather than the closed mind approach of searching for a "to die for" vintage piece that already fits and has no concerning applique or puffy sleeves so large you might float away. With an open mind, an overdone prom dress can become a cute, sleek skirt, or a loose knit sweater into a beach-worthy crop top. 
The possibilities are endless, and this trend certainly puts a new and stylish spin on recycling.
May the Prada be with you


  1. It seems like you had a wonderful trip! And I love vintage pieces as well they always do inspire new fashion!

  2. I love this post! I love when people get creative with vintage. There's always a "treasure hunting" feeling I get while vintage shopping that I don't get in a store.

    X, J

  3. This post is lovely! And I'm definitely with you.
    Ultimately, vintage is the bestt
    xoxo natalie

  4. Nice post, love the photos!
    see mine
    you might like it :)

  5. i like every picture.