"Vintage" top from Mom, Marc by Marc Jacobs skirt, j. Crew belt, Stuart Weitzman shoes
The concept of vintage shopping is one I'm not entirely comfortable with, unless, of course, the vintage comes from my own closet (or from my family's). I love the idea and love the look on so many people, but for some reason, I just haven't had that much luck with vintage clothing, no matter what part of the country I've looked for it. To wit, I went to law school in Nashville--which is something of a vintage mecca (seriously, the things you can find for next-to-nothing are ridiculous)--but somehow managed to emerge with barely a handful of vintage clothing items. What is wrong with me?? Why don't these things work??! Something that can look so unique and cool on someone else just looks like a costume on me. And now I've to embrace yet another hurdle--albeit a psychological one--'90s vintage. I still OWN and WEAR clothes from the 90s. I don't know if I'm ready to see things from my closet as a portal to another time--I totally remember that time! Ah well, I think I'll survive. There is much to be said for buying special new clothes to pour your own stories into. I have a tendency to hold on to things (literally and figuratively), so making my own vintage will probably have to do for now.