Yep…I know I’ve said before I never thought I could wear a midi skirt.
Then came this leather midi bought while thrifting…
And this vintage number for summer…
And now, what I am dubbing the perfect midi skirt for winter…
1970’s vintage wool chevron.
We all know pockets make everything better.
I bought this skirt in a very small vintage shop on Queen West. When I entered the store I stepped into the Twilight Zone. Racks of clothing were too jammed to easily access items. Vintage clothes were stacked in piles like old newspapers filling every corner. The room was poorly lit, and dirty. Most of the items looked like they had been in the cramped retail space for thirty years or more. I half expected to see an arm or a leg sticking out from one of the heaps.
The “fitting room” (if you can call it that) a sheet hung from string, had a mirror which reflected through a gaping hole back to the unsettlingly eccentric store owner, whom I will politely describe as one of the psycho characters from Twin Peaks on a good day.
Vintage shopping can be quite the adventure. You never know what you’ll discover or who you’ll
be forced to interact with meet .
I bought the 1970’s sunglasses I’m wearing from the same shop, a last-second impulse buy. I’ve been watching Fargo season 2 and have become slightly obsessed with Kirsten Dunst’s costumes on the show.
Look how the pockets are perfectly aligned with the fabric. You can’t even tell they are there.
The handbag was another happy find on the same day from a much larger antique shop where I didn’t expect to find clothes.
When vintage or thrifting you always need to keep an open mind. Treasures can be hidden in the most unexpected places.
I will admit when I initially bought this skirt I had intentions of taking it up. My husband convinced me otherwise.
I’m happy I left it long. It feels very feminine and is wonderfully comfortable and warm.
For reference sake I’m 5’4″, or the top end of the petite scale.
Since I bought the skirt it has become my favourite. I am finding that it goes with everything I own.
One of the benefits of buying vintage or thrift is that you can experiment with items that you never would have considered in a retail store.
What item of clothing do you think you can’t wear? Have you ever considered challenging your belief?