Slouchy suede ankle boots, vintage Selby heels, '80s or '90s ankle booties
Last week we visited our parents for the weekend and I went to my favorite thrift shop in the WORLD. It’s in a tiny town near my (also tiny) hometown and because it’s frequented mainly by old people it is stocked with overlooked vintage goodness. There are always racks of vintage nightgowns, rows of shoes, big amazing heavy coats.. I always come out with tons of things, and it’s so cheap! I got those shoes and the little bag for about five dollars. I think the brown ones are my new favorite everyday shoes, they are so comfortable.
Seriously, some of my favorite things are from this place and I am indebted to it forever. My mom and I made friends with the owner (Ruth!) who loveloves vintage but laments the fact that no one ever wants any of it, so I volunteered to take it all, thank you very much! We worked out an arrangement so that she holds it for me and my mom picks it up, but unfortunately this was our first trip back in months so she didn’t have anything saved. It’s such a shame that I live so far away now… My red leather/rabbit fur coat and suede/fox fur coat were both found there for only a few dollars each! It’s the only thing I miss about living in a town that tiny.
That place makes me want to open a vintage Etsy shop so much, if for no other reason than to snag all of that loveliness and not feel guilty about it. I always feel so awful when I find something vintage and it isn’t in my size—there was a pair of ‘60s tri-color pumps just sitting on the shelf next to the others, but they were about an 8 or 8 1/2. God knows why I didn’t just buy them anyway, but now they’re haunting me and I feel ridiculous for not spending the extra $1.50! I could have given them away. What on earth was that about.
Cardigan: Forever 21
Scarf: Forever 21
Vintage ankle booties: Thrifted - new favorite shoes!
Bracelet: wire rose, state fair