Blog: Pam's Pennypinching With STYLE


Friday, April 15, 2011

Wearing my Laise Adzer Moroccan rayon boho dress to sing with hubby tonight.  I knew I would get use of it.  I love hippy/boho-influenced stuff & here in California it has NEVER gone out of style! It 's like the stuff I admire at my favorite shop sTienda Ho on Main St. in Sta Bartbara, but never can really AFFORD.  But by keeping my eye out, I landed one in a $10 thrifty shop bag sale, as I told you. (With the panama hat I landed as booty after I did the Mad Hatter's Tea Party gig as the Red Queen.)

The trick to vintage is to see what's currently in style & then look for the vintage equivalents.  The designers are very much influenced themselves by vintage clothing - so you would be surprised at the vintage stylistic notes in the NEW clothes - & the vintage ones are usually of much better quality - not to mention CHEAPER if you get them straight from the source (yard sales, thrift shops, etc.)

And for the next day I am wearing a bright blue/black striped rayon floor length sun dress which I bought last year for practically nothing in Ojai at a school thrift shop. I knew I would get some use out of it.  I like to wear long dresses to perform in, especially in the summer....

It;s nice that LONG maxi dresses are back in style for summer, too!  But I would wear them anyway....Keeping an eye on fashion, & it is now SO easy with all the fashion coverage on the internet!  - it keeps you from going too outlandish!

But by this time, I have certain trends in my wardrobe - & I know what suits me better than anyone....

NOTE:  you may have to do minor repairs on bargain vintage - Watch the inside should seams in older garments & reinforce them!

The funny thing, is that you could wear vintage & then turn around & sell it for as much (or more than you actually PAID for it!  That helps justify my collection to myself.....As I periodically take it to market...

But with the kind of life I lead, I need lots of kinds of clothes (They were looking for Medieval peasants w/their own costumes last week .  But I don't have anything mud colored!)


We're Making Music


Hubby & I are making music this weekend for an AA convention

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