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meet brown bag vintage

well, good golly gee, it's been a long time since i posted pictures of other people's vintage. bad tracy. i've been saving up a bunch of 'favorites' to show you from shops i found via twitter (now that i'm actually using my twitter page). but now i've waited so long, the goods have just piled up, so i'm going to dose you with installments of beauty. first up, the magnificent brown bag vintage.

basically, i want everything in this shop. she posts those great vintage pieces that new clothing designers wish they could rip off.

and please check out the amazing shoe section! there's almost forty pairs of the most to-die-for soles...you're bound to find something you have to have.

now, really, get on twitter. i've found so many amazing vintage shops there that i can't wait to show you!
and if you ever wonder what i'm doing when this blog lays sleeping for days at a time (which i'm sure you have been pondering incessantly), follow me on twitter! i keep that up to date more regularly, and i tell you, it is quite exciting!


gypsy love

this is what i wore last weekend when i hosted a $5 vintage sale in front of my house during midtown's monthly 'art walk.' the sale went really well, and it was fun sitting out on my front stoop all afternoon chatting with shoppers and passers-by.
i've kind of dubbed this my 'gyspy' skirt - especially since i usually pair it with mis-matching patterns, i believe this skirt belongs dancing about under stars and candlelight at a party like the one in chocolat.
maybe because i've been dreaming of this simple, colorful, fun lifestyle i call 'gypsy,' or more likely because some pretty major things are changing in my life right now, i have begun to hear the call of the road more persistently lately. after graduating college, i traveled around the west coast for six weeks, and then spent the next year flitting about rather insanely. now i'm getting the itch to go exploring by myself again, but, hopefully, with a more sensible head on my shoulders this time.
i've got to plan a little adventure for myself - at least i already know what to pack.
more things i'm looking forward to: crisper photos, less awkward poses, and the appearance of boots in these photos! i should have all three down by fall, which is only a month or two away! (summers here are loooooong.)

top: thrifted
skirt: thrifted
sandals: thrifted
belt: urban outfitters. dang! so close to 100% thrifted!


it's like that, but better

here's your vintage version of the a.p.c. collection everybody's raving about! add tights and a long sleeved shirt for the look on the left; unzip the dress a little and add a short sleeve v-neck sweater for an (even better) ode to the look on the right. i just saved you like $200.

leather jackets. mmm, fall.

i've been buying a few fall pieces here and there all year, and keeping them wrapped up tight until the right time came. i'm not really sure that time is now either, but when i found these two jackets last week, i couldn't bear to hold them back!

and so, the first lil' peek at deborah jean's fall collection, already in the shop. i think i'll probably let some of the others out of the closet next week. are you ready for boots yet?


sweet babydoll

i've been so lucky -- i found five (five!!) adorable babydoll dresses whilst shopping this week. and i'm only keeping one of them! it's the one on the left below. i put it on for the shoot, but it just fit me too perfectly and i love the colors too much. the other four are going into the shop by the end of the weekend. they're great for these end-of-summer days. light and breezy with sandals or flats now, and super cute when it's boots-and-tights time!

you'll feel just like penny lane in almost famous. i think i'm going to put that in my queue and see what other inspiration penny can bestow upon me.


paint box

i am loving these bright tops! (going into the shop shortly.) i am especially loving the two crop tops with my super high-waisted vintage deadstock braxton jeans. i am maybe-too-much loving said jeans rolled and scrunched up with my new 60s wood-stacked heel oxfords (with fringe!).
i hereby announce uber-excitement for my upcoming transitional fall wardrobe. too bad i don't get to keep any of these tops.

more on this week's finds coming soon! they were so good, they need their own posts even!

it's an outfit post!

this week i've been overcome by my new-found love for 90s floral prints and the cute little mini-dresses they adorn. i bought this halter dress for the shop but found out later that the adorable print had obscured from me a huge rip in the fabric -- so, she's mine!
remember how i called it a dress before? i think on normal people it would be a really cute little mini, but i'm a giant, so it's a really cute little tunic i can wear over my cutoff shorty shorts.
i'm hoping i'll also get to wear it by the pool over my chocolate brown boyshort bikini bottoms. then it will be my 90s/40s pinup swim suit!

glasses: 70s christian dior on etsy
top: thrifted
shorts: f21
belt and shoes: urban outfitters


heart palpitations

these will probably be gone by the time you read this because they are the most wonderful shoes ever. but perhaps by sheer luck, you will be the lovely girl with size 5 1/2 or 6 feet who gets to snap these up. are you seeing this?! mustard. patent leather. round toe. double strap. bows! lauren, you rock.