They say a weekend well spent brings a week of content… Blogger content that is! I’m so pumped that I was able to relax and do what I love. A little of this and a little of that. I was able to tackle three different large loads of laundry ALL while snapping these images as well. I’ve been a little MIA since I’ve had our Tres Vu pop-up shop these past two weekends but this weekend I’m spending with family. I escaped to a vintage sale I’ve been dying to return to since finding some adorable pieces and came home with a small collection of darling summer necessities. I only spent $5 guys. FIVE!
Okay so first, I wanted to have a clothing line in my yard. I had forgotten how much I like to air-dry my clothing until I got these delicate pieces from the Vintage sale. I also air dry my clothing on my outside clothing rack but I grew tired of switching out hangers from my room to the yard. First world problems, I know. So, as I was hanging them, I felt like I had a memory of this nostalgic task at hand. And as a matter of fact, It wasn’t my memory but that of my fathers. He told me that my grandmother would hang their sheets out to dry and my father and Tia would run through them while she yelled at them to stop. Was there a chancla thrown at their direction? Possibly.
But this slow-paced style was actually practical for all my delicates that I purchased today. If you live in Los Angeles and you like vintage shopping then you already know about the Jet-Rag Sunday sidewalk sale that goes on every week. Unless that sky opens up and rains, which is equally as possible as pigs flying in LA, it’s bound to be open. There will be a massive crowd already gathered if you drive by so you wont miss it. Everything is one dollar. That’s right, one dollar! Keep in mind that there maybe a blemish or two and they get dirty from being on the ground but I’ve found immaculate pieces in this sale before… You just have to look.
I go in with a palette in mind. It’s summer so I went for florals, creams, (OMG if you know me, there can never be enough white and cream), muted colors and pastels. I look for slip dresses that are still in tact, dresses, scarves and the occasional jacket. I tend to put things together before I get in line to see if they all flow together. For instance, I had all of the items pictured plus a sweater and a dark jacket. I put the sweater and jacket back because they didn’t line up with everything else. That’s how I shop for everything!! I shop as if I’m the buyer for a store… Oh, wait, I am the buyer for a store! However, even before I started Tres Vu, I was busy applying these sorts of guidelines so that I wouldn’t buy impulsively. It can be hard to turn things away but when you’ve mastered the capsule wardrobe idea, it becomes a bit easier. It can seem boring but it’s really quite nice that everything that you own can be mixed and matched because you’ve created your style and you also become more conscious on overbuying.
Now, before I chat us down the rabbit hole, here’s what I got.
-A slip dress by Maiden Form
-A slip dress by Monica with amazing corset closure on the front and back
-A vintage unmarked scarf beautifully crafted in the softest Georgette material with butterfly’s stitched inside.
-A floral blouse by Espirit
-A peasant style top made of 100% cotton by At Last
-A gingham maxi dress with shoulder pads still in tact by Kathie Lee
Have you guys ever shopped this sale? Do you like vintage and second hand items or no?