I've never really considered my self a vintage girl. You know what I mean, those girls think they were born in the wrong era who like rockabilly and do their hair in pin curls and idolize pin up girls and stuff. My "healthy" appreciation for 90s fashion/music/culture may border on obsessive, but underneath it all I'm an internet-obsessed 21st century girl.
That said, one of my favourite stores to shop at is Patina Vintage in uptown Waterloo. The owner Donna is really fun to talk to because she knows the story behind each piece of clothing. The prices are super affordable, I'm talking like $20 for a really awesome blouse. I went shopping there last week to do a little "research" for my school newspaper column and came out with this perfect 1960s turquoise swing coat with huge buttons and this magnificent gold brocade crop top. The blouse was only $18 (!!!) and reminds me of the curved shoulders from Balenciaga
This lovely charm bracelet was a gift sent to me by Miss Ashley Peach of Cutey. Cutey, indeed! I never wear jewelry except for my Timex indiglo watch (which totally doesn't count, it's more like outfit furniture) but this is a friendly addition to my sad, decrepit jewelry box.
Also, mega thank-you to Meagan of Naturally Dapper for taking a picture of her shrine to PLANT magazine, complete with dolls and girly tiaras! It's perfect and I couldn't be more flattered. If you're interested in a PLANT shrine of your own, then giddy up cowboy because I added more packages of PLANT issue #1 and #2 to my Etsy shop. There are only 15 available, and this is the last time PLANT #1 will ever be printed so bring some cyber-pepper spray to beat out your competitors. Ok, just kidding. But if you're looking for a Christmas gift, give ideas instead of stuff. Give PLANT magazine.