Speaking with a friend from high school recently, I told her I was now working as a stylist at a nationally recognized retail store. This store offers high quality fashions for women typically of a higher income. I admit, prior to working at this store, I had never shopped there, but had identified their clothing as being of very good quality per my explorations into the resale market.
She was excited for me and most keenly interested in the fact that as a benefit, the store offers me a generous discount to purchase their clothes. In perhaps what she thought was an encouraging reply, she stated: "Oh good, now you can start dressing like a grown up."
Slightly taken aback, but knowing this person well enough to remember that her filter is very broad, I glossed over the statement and continued to catch up on "Old times." But thinking about it later, I surmised why she would perceive that thought:
So, if you have to go to a retail store like mine to be dressed; who's the grown up now?
I love pairing vintage and reclaimed items from resale or consignment shops with new fashions. This vintage vest is the only item of clothing I've kept since high school.
Black Polka Dot Maxi Skirt (Talbots)
White Thermal Tee (Talbots)
Vintage Denim Vest (Lee Rider)
Multi Hearts Silver Necklace (Reclaimed Nordstrom)
Flat Black Sandals (Payless)
Purchase items from this blog post and more on Poshmark, Depop, Etsy or Ebay.
Gwen Bielicki - vintage style addict, aging gracelessly
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