Vintage Ventures

Hey Cats!

First of all, happy Caturday Saturday. I am spending today doing whatever I want, but that’s really no different than usual. This morning tow of my roommates and I made breakfast (Well, they made breakfast. I set the table, but that’s important, too.) for our other roommate. She had a super bad day yesterday, so we just wanted to make her feel special. We made French toast, and it was simply divine.

The raspberries make me feel better about how much I actually ate. Isn’t it beautiful?

After breakfast, I was in one of those awkward moods where I know I want to do something with my day, but I don’t know what, but I really don’t want to do anything, but I don’t want to sit around all day, but I can’t decide what to do with myself so I end up on Pinterest looking for a craft. It was a stressful time, as usual. I ended up going to a thrift store with the intention of finding a picture frame or plate or some other object to craft with. So really, I had no plan, I was just bored.

Now, this is where I have to explain myself. I have never been a fan of buying clothes at thrift stores. This is going to make me sound like a total princess (accurate) but it freaks me out a little to buy other people’s old clothes. Also, they smell wierd and you can’t try it on before you buy it, which makes it difficult to commit to a purchase. But my roommate has found some absolute gems at this one thrift store in Bryan, so I decided to put aside my preconcieved ideas and see what I could find.

Aside from the fact that I got lost in Bryan, which is never a good thing, it was an overall positive experience. I went looking for big sweaters because my roommate has found quite a few there, and they are my latest fall obsession. AND I FOUND IT.

It looks like a horrible poo green in this picture, but I promise it’s cuter in real life.

So I came across this olive cable-knit JCrew number and HAD to have it. I plan to wear it with black leggings, the riding boots I’m getting for Christmas, my cream infinity scarf, and occasionally a topknot. It doesn’t fit exactly how I had hoped, but it was $3, so I’m not complaining that much.

Well, and then there’s this. On the hanger it looks like something out of an 80’s movie, and you’re probably laughing at me for buying this. So here’s what happened. I found myself in the blazer section, and was drawn to the bright cobalt hue of this one. I picked it up, saw the double-breasted, tapered waist style I have been searching for in every store I’ve walked into for the past three years and was instantly captured. I threw my Longchamp down on the floor (ew, who am I becoming?) and put the blazer on over my cardigan (poor choice.). “IT FITS.” I thought to myself. “The moment I have been waiting for forever is finally here! I’ve found the coveted, classic, prized addition to my wardrobe, AT A THRIFT STORE OMG.” It fit around the waist (thanks to cardigan bulk), had the most perfect 3/4 length sleeves (more cardigan bulk), and hit at just the right length so it looked a little oversized, but not too big (this is actually still true). Without consulting a mirror, I placed the “perfect” blazer back on the hanger and in my disillusioned state, bought the thing. Then I got home. I tried it on with a solid tee, and realized my mistake. Too big around the waist, awkwardly long sleeves, stains (vom), and heinus shoulder pads. But, I have decided to be optimistic and resourceful. I feel that if I cinch it with a belt, roll up the sleeves, and cut out the shoulder pads, I can make it work. I plan to wear it with a solid white tee, black jeans/cords or magenta jeans, leopard loafers, and gold studs. If it doesn’t work out, I’ll be a little upset, but for $4 it’s definitely worth a shot.

My favorite part about this picture? My Barbie pink nail polish. It’s my new fave.

I also got this belt. I don’t really like it as much as I thought I did, but I’ve been wanting/needing a skinny belt for a while now, so I’m sure it will come in handy soon. For $2, I can wear it once and get my money’s worth.

Honestly, my feelings haven’t really changed about thrift store shopping. Still a little gross, still frustrated that I can’t try it on, and still smells bad. But less than $10 for all three? It’s worth a try!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have an Aggie game and two brand new magazines to get back to. Until next time!