Scoring Authentic Vintage at Hallowe'en = Priceless

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Hi there! So sorry for the lack of blog entries. My number one, go-to photographer (my boyfriend, Logan) has been busy helping out with his parents who have both recently had surgery. My mom was kind enough to let me purchase my Christmas gift early today (a tripod, woot!) but being pressed for time and not sure how it was going to work out setting up each shot and waiting 10 seconds with the sun quickly setting, my mom took these photos. I'm going to have to invest in one of those clickers that take photos too! My mom did pretty good, except she's reflected in the window in a few and I had a hard time convincing her she didn't have to frame me perfectly, as long as she stood back far enough for me crop it. There's a few tops of heads cut off and shoes cut off, but whatevs! We'll make do.

Even so, yesterday's theme was "Treasure Tuesday." I haven't had many treasures in my life! Mostly because I haven't been thrifting lately. The treasures I've mostly been coming across lately is finding money. I swear, I find more money than I earn. I found two $20 bills this week alone! It's because I'm always looking at the ground and always closely inspecting little bits of trash that most people would ignore. Last summer, I found $60 outside the pizza place I worked at when there were dozens of people around. It was right by a trash can with lots of gross pizza crust around it and everyone was ignoring it. But not me! I'm always searching for that stuff. People say I'm lucky but not really. It's the same with the lottery. You can't just wake up and win one day. You have to buy a ticket!

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I got this super cute vintage dress from Value Village around Hallowe'en a few years ago. For $6! Hallowe'en is the best time to raid thrift stores for amazing vintage deals. People questioned me if this was actually a vintage piece and not just a modern reproduction. Number one, the tag is barely readable, it's so worn out. However, I just was able to make it out now and it says "Georgia Griffin" which pulls up all circa 1960s results on Etsy (which fits in nicely with this style as well.) Also, it's  labelled a size 12. I'm a size 6. I have a few other vintage items that use vintage sizes and they are all size 10 (but too small for me, ha) so that would be right on too. Either way, authentic or not, $6 for an adorable dress is fine by me!

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yellow dress, white polka dots, shift dress, mini dress, 1960s, 60s, retro style, Jackie O sunglasses, Rubik's cube necklace, Georgia Griffin, vintage style, vintage fashion, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well blog, Windsor Ontario fashion blog, Windsor style blog
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The glasses are Hello Kitty and the necklace is a working Rubik's cube. How snazzy am I? (Details of the glasses can be seen in this earlier blog entry.) The shoes are in near mint condition because they aren't that comfortable. They kind of rub me the wrong way. My absolute FAVOURITE shoes from Stitches (which were only $5 and would have fit in perfectly with Thrifty Thursday) have been worn to shreds. Literally. All the fake leather has worn off and there is only mesh in some parts. I have 3 black pairs, a nude pair, a purple and a blue pair and they are all destroyed. I bought this black pair from H&M hoping to re-create the magic, but alas, no dice.

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yellow dress, white polka dots, shift dress, mini dress, 1960s, 60s, retro style, Jackie O sunglasses, Rubik's cube necklace, Georgia Griffin, vintage style, vintage fashion, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well blog, Windsor Ontario fashion blog, Windsor style blog
yellow dress, white polka dots, shift dress, mini dress, 1960s, 60s, retro style, Jackie O sunglasses, Rubik's cube necklace, Georgia Griffin, vintage style, vintage fashion, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well blog, Windsor Ontario fashion blog, Windsor style blog
yellow dress, white polka dots, shift dress, mini dress, 1960s, 60s, retro style, Jackie O sunglasses, Rubik's cube necklace, Georgia Griffin, vintage style, vintage fashion, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well blog, Windsor Ontario fashion blog, Windsor style blog
yellow dress, white polka dots, shift dress, mini dress, 1960s, 60s, retro style, Jackie O sunglasses, Rubik's cube necklace, Georgia Griffin, vintage style, vintage fashion, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well blog, Windsor Ontario fashion blog, Windsor style blog

Outfit Details
Dress - Value Village - $6
Shoes - H&M - $15
Necklace - Penny Jane's Vintage - $10
Sunglasses - Sanrio - $25
Earrings - eBay - $6 for 10 pack
Headband - Ardenes - $2 for 3 pack

I tried to find a modern day equivalent of this dress, but it was pretty tricky! This dress from Ruche was the closest I was able to find. However, Etsy is a treasure trove of yellow, polka dot goodies.

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Clockwise - perniejaynevintage - $24/AlienDaze - $30/scdvintage - $22

Also, this is unrelated to being thrifty but Modcloth is running a contest where you can go to their offices! I actually had the chance to visit their offices before (I simply asked and they said yes. How cool is that? It helps that I'm super obsessed and I think they are aware of that, hahaha.) Check out the contest details if this sounds like a dream come true to you too! I would enter, but it's not open for international (which is understandable given that the flight is paid for and the US has different policies on taxing prizes.) I will live vicariously through one of you!

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In Modcloth thriftiness news (that's what this is all about!) they are having 25% off outwear with code BRRR25 at check out (ends 11:59PST 10/25.) Go shop and warm up!


If you'd like to see all my best looks from the season, check out my wardrobe wrap up post!

That's all for me! Talk soon!

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3 comments :

  1. Wow, you actually got to meet the stylists? That's so rad! Really awesome! :D That yellow dress is so perfect and it has pockets! Score! <3 Love the nerdy necklace, too! ^_^

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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  2. I love that Rubix Cube necklace! I used to peel the stickers off my Rubix Cube and re-stick them because I can't solve those things, haha!

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    1. Ha, I used to do that too! But it was pretty obvious that you did that because they stickers would always be curling at the edges, hahah :)

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