(me rocking the 1950s in 2005)
So recently I've noticed that a lot of people are confusing thrift store items with vintage. Yes you can find vintage pieces at a thrift store but not everything you buy at the thrift store is VINTAGE people!
A thrift store/charity shop/secondhand store sells used/new clothes or items donated/sold by locals in the community/area. Some stores may have a vintage section or items labeled vintage but majority of the clothes are not.
A vintage store sells only used/new clothes or items 20 yrs or older (ex. 1920s-1990s). You can tell by the quality, tags and stitching that it's authentic.
It seems that since the 90s are now considered vintage it has totally brought the taste level WAY DOWN and now you're seeing more and more oversized slouchy $1 bin floral dresses or dip dyed studded cut off denim shorts all over the internet...selling for ridiculous prices! It's gotten so bad that even the thrift stores are supplying more 90s crap too.
Vintage is my life and I try to incorporate it into my every day outfits even it's a little or a lot. When I started this blog 3 yrs ago I used to wear vintage from head to toe but due to the heavy saturation of everyone and their Mom, it's even hard for me to find the good stuff...no matter how far out I drive these days! Not only that but I have grown up tremendously and my style has as well.
For the first time ever I'm kinda happy to see vintage inspired looks from the 40s, 50s and 60s splashed all over the runways. Showing me that there is light at the end of this "90s grunge" tunnel and real vintage will live again! I'm also making it my duty to show you what vintage from other eras look like while staying on trend. Of course I will be over the top but you can still draw inspiration from the individual pieces. So look forward to All Vintage Everything, every Sunday...a head to toe vintage outfit and pieces I love online!
I will still be wearing vintage in my other looks throughout the week too...DUH!