Dress: thrift store
Bag: vintage, via Etsy
Sunglasses: Karen Walker
I like going to the thrift stores these days because I can find weird things like this. It’s home-sewn (probably made back in the ’90s) and looks to be a sweater hacked short and turned into a dress that was originally so long that it must have hit at the ankles. It was weird, so I bought it and shortened it, and it’s still weird.
All the best things we’ve bought lately have been from thrift stores. Everything from a faux silk black, dolman sleeved blouse, to a real silk pale green skirt that I need to take to a tailor still; from ’70s hippie house books to the old, rusted-out industrial-style table that Drew got for a few dollars at the Value Village. I used to go to thrift stores on shop-sourcing missions, looking at clothes and then getting the hell out, but now I take my time, going through the books, un-stacking old records (what’s with all the Lawrence Welk?), walking through the housewares aisle to find a basket I can put my knitting into so I don’t have to leave it sprawled out on the coffee table like I usually do.
Other things on my wishlist: an ’80s cape-coat (kind of like the one I found a few years ago, but different so I don’t wear the same coat all winter long), silk blouses, skirts that go past the knee, flat-ish Ferragamos to replace the ones I’ve just about broken, Pendleton blankets (Drew’s uncle finds them at thrift stores all the time, but I’ve had no luck), old travel books, ’80s art teacher necklaces, more ugly-weird dresses.
Photos by Drew