I firmly believe that my passion for personal style began in a Goodwill. Almost every day after school when I was a teenager, my best friend and I would walk a few blocks over and comb through the racks. We were awestruck by the different colors and textures and cuts of vintage dresses that appeared untouched for years before making its way onto a discount rack, the smell of dust stale and stagnant in the air around it. The inspiration just waiting to meet my eager hands was seemingly endless. Vintage already had a very important role in my life too, as my mom has always collected amazing furniture and homewares from estate sales and antique shops (or, as we called it, “the treasure store”).
Fast-forward to nowadays, and the majority of my closet is vintage that I’ve collected over the years. I always receive such sweet messages from y’all on
I am excited to finally kick off posting all of the blogs that you all requested on my Instagram! Just a refresher for everyone: a couple of months ago, I made a post asking for everyone to comment blog post requests and that, no matter what the topic, I would follow through and do them! It has been a fun challenge to take on, and I will be sharing these for a while because there were so many!
So, for starters, here is my post on how I keep up my vintage-y style.
1. Buy actual vintage!
My favorite, FAVORITE hobby is going to different thrift stores, estate sales, and vintage markets to collect things that inspire me without the distraction of trends or fast fashion. This helps me decide what I truly love, rather than buy things on impulse because that is what is perceived as "on trend" at the time. I