I’m going to write about that heart-stopping, joyful sensation that occurs when you find a perfectly distressed, perfectly fitting vintage piece. That feeling – after flipping through racks, digging through piles, and trying on garment after garment – of discovering something that’s one-of-a-kind. If you’re like me and the idea of mixing vintage and contemporary looks excites you, then you understand the possibilities that finding a vintage wardrobe staple like a pair of Levi’s jeans can hold. Jeans and a t-shirt is an unbeatable combination, but adding high-waisted timeworn jeans that are undoubtedly as rugged as they are feminine to the mix takes it to another level. I have found some pretty sweet vintage pieces in unlikely places, but I have yet to find, yes find (not “find” in Urban Outfitters, which, not going to lie, I’ve been tempted to do) my own pair of vintage Levi’s. In cherishing these timeless jeans (or jackets, or shoes) of the past I feel as though I can bring nostalgia to an outfit of otherwise current pieces that were most likely manufactured in this decade. A pair of vintage Levi’s can stand alone with a modest shirt and not much else and can add something special in their own subtle way.
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Michael calls this my “Indiana Jones dress.” Maybe because of the collar, flap pockets on the chest, and overall utilitarian look of it? Harrison Ford could wear the heck out of a khaki shirt, so I’ll take the compliment. The dress is also made of a light tweed-y material reminiscent of his professorial look. When I saw the dress I knew it would be a great one to wear to the office: closer to the knee (I sometimes lift boxes), lightweight, dressed-up without being dressy. It’s one of those “old reliable” pieces I can throw on and know I’ll be comfortable and confident. Oh, and it’s thrifted. $12. Score!
| I am thrilled to share some of my favorite looks from the a-thread Fall lookbook |
a-thread is a fantastic clothing & accessories line based in Los Angeles with the vision of offering women stylish, comfortable fashions and the means to support a good cause. With their ‘Shop & Effect’ program, a-thread donates 5% of each purchase to one of their charity partners. Shoppers are given the choice of four charities to whom the portion of their purchase will be donated: Kiva, Thirst Relief International, LA Animal Services, & Children of the Night. Finding the perfect Fall staples from a-thread’s new lookbook- filled with sweaters, denim and coats in cozy fabrics and autumn-inspired hues- is easy knowing that you are supporting some pretty amazing philanthropic organizations.