I’m always on the hunt for a treasure trove — I mean who isn’t? When you’re a die-hard vintage fashion fiend like myself, you’ve seen it all; the good, the bad, and yes — the ugly. I have a lot of experience digging on my hands and knees through piles of dusty clothes, so I know when I’ve spotted gold. Just to be clear, there was no need for me to rummage through the carefully curated racks of the perfectly polished vintage clothes at The Fine Art of Design. The owners have impeccable taste and because of that I was able to score some seriously special pieces, including this blouse. My favorite thing to do with vintage is to make it feel present and styling my new top with my favorite shorts and denim jacket was exactly what was needed to make it feel new again.
Who knew that I could love a jacket so darn much? I definitely didn’t until my sweet boyfriend’s mom sent me this beauty as a graduation gift (yes, she is kind of amazing). I love that it’s an updated version of a retro favorite (Pink Ladies from Grease anyone?), but I have to say this one takes the cake. It has that downtown cool vibe that the Pink Ladies’ one was lacking, don’t you think? I’ve seriously been living in it and I know that won’t be changing anytime soon. It just makes everything look so modern — even this vintage ’90s dress.
Can you tell how hot I am in these pictures? What gives it away: my frizzy hair, protruding veins or tired looking eyes? Yes, you can also say all of the above! It was about 104 degrees and pretty brutal to try and pose in the little bit of shade that we could find. But honestly I couldn’t go to Palm Springs without wearing this outfit; it’s so retro — it was made to be worn (and photographed) out there. I’ll tell you a little secret: I’ve had these shorts for almost two years and have never worn them! Isn’t that crazy? I guess I felt that two years of being in my closet was a sufficient amount of time for them to finally make their debut!