Thursday, January 12, 2012

History lesson

How adorable is this sweater?  It's one of the Two Birds finds I found at b.(a resale shop).  I love it!  It reminds me of something I wore when I was like five, but I don't care, I think it's so cute.  And it got cold overnight, so a warm cuddly sweater was a necessity today!

The other thing that makes me love this sweater?  The tag says "Daytons"  Now THAT is what I call vintage.  If you're not familiar with it, because I think it was mostly a MN/midwest thing, Daytons was the first department store in Minneapolis and the first anchor at most of our indoor malls back in the 60's.  The Daytons Corporation started Target stores, as a "cheaper alternative" somewhere in the 70's I think.  Target eventually branched off on it's own and Daytons sold their stores first to Marshall Fields in the late 90's and then Marshall Fields sold off to Macy's in 2005. I think I have most of that right anyway.  It's on Wikipedia I'm sure if you're curious. History lesson over. I have so many memories of Daytons from when I was young so this is just cool to have in my closet, that's what I know for sure!

The pants I have on I know I wear a lot, but what I have yet to really capture in a picture for you is the fact that the colored lines in these pants change in the light - so they look gold, green, blue or pink depending on the light.  So they go with everything.  No joke.

I think this last picture above you can kind of see the light shimmering over the colors of the lines a bit.  I didn't have as much time this morning so I just did the best that I could anyway!  

Tomorrow is finally Friday.  Has this week seemed long to anyone else?  Man alive.

Sweater - Two Birds vintage Daytons
Pants - Star City via Herbergers
Shoes - Thrifted via Clothes Mentor
Necklace - Premier Jewelry


  1. I like the sweater. I used to love going to the Downtown Dayton's when I was a kid, and it's not the same now that it is a Macy's.

  2. Weird - but I just heard our local Macy's is closing down! I love the print/hearts on your sweater and the metallic stripes on the trousers. Adorable details.

    This week kind of feels like it just started because I just started classes, but it all feels sooo long.


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