I actually could have entitled this, “Why I love thrifting” but after my little haul this weekend, I’m saving that for another post. So, this is why I love vintage. Vintage clothes have a history. They’ve lived before, loved before and in most cases probably made some woman (or cross dresser) very happy! I love that I get to share that. I know that there’s a very environmentally conscious side to thrifting and vintaging – the whole downplaying consumerism and decreasing the demand for NEW all the time. But for me, it’s an appreciation of history….a continuity in beauty. What was beautiful 20, 30 or more years ago is still just as beautiful today; the passage of time not diminishing it’s charm. Aren’t women the same way? Time has seasoned us and hopefully as we age, our beauty is more unique and more evident.
When I put this lovely dress on today, I couldn’t help but wonder if the original owner was as in love with all the details and the print as I am. Did she feel as pretty as I did when she wore it? Is she even still alive? Wherever she is, maybe we’re both a little connected through this dress that we both were drawn to. After all, we’re all a part of the “sisterhood”, right?
Dress: Vintage, Thrifted
Boots: Had for about 20 years!
Necklace: Vintage, Thrifted
Slip: (unseen) Vintage Vanity Fair