Vintage Nostalgia

16.9.10



Last weekend, in a musky room packed with vintage clothing and accessories, style slaves and enthusiasts hustled together in pursuit of that one, or two, or three great find(s). I happened to be one of them. I was told that the savviest shoppers arrive at least 30 minutes before the doors open to get the best selection and avoid long queues.

In my attempt to be first in line and avoid said crowd, I threw on the stretchiest and most comfortable jeans and an embrodiered knit cardi and dashed out of my flat bright and early. This allowed room for speed walking while still staying protected against the slight chill in the air. Despite all my huffing and scurrying, it turns out I still wasn't early enough.

I rumbled my way through the crowd trying to snag up as many pieces as I could without getting into a tug-of-war a la Confessions of a Shopaholic. In the end I managed to walk away with a handful of goodies and  felt quite triumphant amidst the sullen faces. Although, I love the lasting pleasures of buying old clothes, the question is, do the means justfy the ends?

Do you find it worthwhile going to vintage shows, sample sales, flea markets etc?

Hope you're all having a great day!

Bisous,
Abs

33 Contributions:

Victoria India said...

You have a killer figure! xo

nookie said...

for sure! you find the best stuff there!
Fab outfit!

Natasha said...

Gosh! You pull-off a head-scarf so well! I love vintage, I find it best to go in a team (more hands to grab at things).

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Juliet said...

Lovely outfit!

juliet xxx

Kesi said...

great scarf! i always do that on bad hair days.

Violetta E. said...

ohh!
so amazing!
<3

johanna said...

AMAZING. You look SOO cute

Chic Therapy said...

I love the head piece

jade♥ said...

love this look :)
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Katie*Belle said...

This outfit is fantastic, as are all the others I've seen on your blog. You have such a cool sense of style -- totally inspirational!

Ria said...

Wish I could look so cute in a head scarf. You look adorable. Glad you found goodies.

sayablack said...

I love your hair arrangement!

XX

style-haus said...

you're the queen of fabulous head scarfs! love the one you're wearing in this post. glad to hear you scored some worth vintage pieces to take home. can't wait to see them...

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Sydney, The Rabbit-Hearted Girl said...

I love that this is so simple but the details make it so interesting. And you pull off the headscarf perfectly!

Jen said...

Girl, you look so fantastic! ;)

Viscous .n. Hsieh said...

Wow, you look really gorgeous!!

kingaaaa said...

nice and simple look, love it!

Shanna Maren said...

I love second-hand clothing & your outfit too!

antonia said...

love your headgear!!

have a nice day!

rebecca said...

i'm glad you managed to get some good stuff, despite getting some mental scars. your headscarf is lovely (:

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Shirley said...

Love your blouse!It's so cute.

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Amalina said...

Chic way to remain comfortable...love the sweater and headscarf!

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Abi said...

Merci, merci! Far too kind!

v a m p i r e said...

ABi I have passed u a blog award , thanks for being an inspiration to me with all your great style

with love

Jasmine

kaitlyn said...

i love flea markets! i don't mind the chaos of some places. it's exciting. totally a bummer when you don't find anything but if you go often enough you will.

love the headscarf! xx
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kaitlyn
thehypermanikin

Jason laucht said...

ure not just pretty, uve a nice figure and sense of style!

xoxo

Abi said...

@vampire: thank you so much Jasmine! That means a lot :)

@kaitlyn: I agree. Go often without much expectations!

@Jason: why, thank you :) You're very charming.

Lex said...

This outfit is amazing, I always find it difficult to be comfortable and look great. I love looking at flea markets and auctions for clothes but I always find I do more looking than buying.

Swalvs said...

We don't have many vintage shops here (in Turkey) and none flea markets... But I'd like to visit one! Hopefully one day ha? You have a great body and find wonderful things to dress up! Love it!

Abi said...

Thanks girlies!

@lex: sadly, sometimes that's the case isn't it?
@Swalvs: I think it's fun to visit! You find the most unique pieces...when you do find something ;)

TASHA B said...

YOUR GORGEOUS!!!!




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Abi said...

Thanks Tasha!

Emmett Katherine said...

I have found the most beautiful treasures (furniture and clothing) at flea markets and vintage/second hand stores. your not always lucky, but when you are, its great because you know you'll pretty much have a one of a kind piece.

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