Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Luck of the draw

I'm finally getting around to wearing this vintage skirt I picked up when I went thrifting with Erin. I had it shortened a little bit, but not too much.  I wanted to still give a vintage feel without it feeling matronly.  I think it worked out pretty well.  It was also a good example of "don't pay attention to what the size tag says when thrifting items" because the number is definitely not accurate to what size I'd normally buy, but it's vintage, it fits, I'm not going to complain.  

My shoes were in the donate pile but I rescued them at the last minute.  I realized I still had plenty of things to wear them with and they still look fine, so I'd give them another summer.  Anyone else ever do that?

I'm also finally getting around to wearing the seahorse pin I won from Christine's giveaway.  He's tiny, so you can't see him real well, but I promise he's there.  Fun added touch to my sweater.  I tell you, it's so worth it to enter blogger giveaways (and I'm not just saying that because I'm running one right now) - I have won so many things, I almost can't believe my luck.  I will probably never win the lottery now though!

Outfit rundown:
Tank - Mossimo, Target
Skirt - thrifted vintage
Sweater - F21
Shoes - Isaac Mizrahi for Target (old)
Necklace - Butterfly Boutique
Pin - c/o Christine of Future Lint


  1. I never pay attention to vintage sizes! Most times I am a 16 and I am totally OK with that! It makes me so happy to hear you've been thrifting and finding a ton of vintage cuteness! :)

  2. It sounds like you're on a hot streak! You should totally buy a lottery ticket! I don't think I've ever won anything on a blog give-away!

  3. I haven't won anything yet! And I agreed with Miss Thrifted Shift- but a lottery ticket :)

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

  4. Great colours!

    I have pulled lots of stuff out of the donation bag (some multiple times!). Sometimes you just need to see an item out of the closet to see its possibilities.

  5. That is the perfect summer plaid with the pastel colors!

    I've won a bunch of giveaways so now my hubby said I need to buy lots of lotto tickets, ha.

    The Tiny Heart

  6. i do that all the time with my giveaway pile. it usually ends up back there at some point, though! loving the summer colors!

  7. I totally do that all the time! I have three large bags to give away, and I've been dipping into them in the last couple days! hahaha. That starfish pin looks darling! (from what I can see :)

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
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  8. Very summery looking ! I have won a few lovely bits from competitions too this year:)

  9. I love pastel checks! What a lovely skirt!
    The giveaway thing is true- I think I've won 3 now!

  10. Aww pink plaid and a seahorse pin! So cute. That skirt is fab. I never pay attention to sizing while thrifting. I own pieces with tags that say L/Xl but they fit me, and I'm not complaining. I occasionally will miss an item after I donate it, but only in those single instances. Rarely do I consistently miss something enough to regret donating it.

  11. Oooooh, sweet.

    I think we're just bigger than Vintage Women. The vintage dress I bought recently was a size 9/10. I have on a size 2 skirt today :P

  12. You look so adorable!

    Well, vintage sizing was completely different. What we would consider to be something like a size 2/4 would be a size 12 in the 40's and 50's. You just have to learn to ignore it :)


  13. What a cute, vintage skirt! Love the colors; perfect for summer :)

  14. I always pull things out of my donate pile- naughty naughty! Love the print of the skirt and the seahorse pin is really cute (at least from far away!)


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