26 July 2008

you should run before you walk...

I get a bunch of emails a week concerning where to shop / how to shop vintage from TV'ers (Hi guys!) and I've decided to just post a mini series on the subject. I'll be releasing posts on the subject in parts, because I talk too much and it's all my insomnia is good for anyway. It'll be for NJ/NY specifically but you can adapt it to wherever you are, methinks. Ask me some questions and I'll answer them in the posts.

Anyway, I've always been into obnoxious prints and I fell in love with a boy dressed all in plaid the other day whilst walking over to my job. Blue plaid backpaid, black / grey plaid vest, white pale striped shirt, plaid pants and gorgeous Frye black boots. It was amazing, hence my stalking him for a good 5 minutes and when he looked back to see why an odd girl with hippy dry shampoo hair was following him, I had to hide behind a bush. I shall call him Mr. P, for both Paradise and Plaid. He listens to french pop and alt rock in my head, and reads Hitchcock in his spare time.

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Naturally because of my encounter with Mr. P I haven't been able to get plaid out of my head. It's been in my head for a few weeks anyway, but I decided to take out my plaid two-peice set and mess around with it. A few pins here and there and a new look is formed. Original look, to now.

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It feels like a mix between Henry Holland's plaid and Vivienne Westwood. Eugh... that sounds horrendous but I like the skirt nonetheless.

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Also guys, please take two seconds to vote for the lovely girls on the right, Laurel and Isabel! They deserve to win and are so so so close, so every vote counts. Isabel is 50/50 with the other chick, so tell all your friends!

Also, this is the true NJ experience. I wanna go.

15 comments:

makemoremistakes said...

ohhhhhh gorgeous skirt!! I am in love with plaid as well, and cannot wait for the autumn so that it's finally cool enough to layer tons of plaids all over each other.
And Mr. P sounds absolutely heavenly.
xo
angela

WendyB said...

awesome skirt.

The Redheaded Bandit said...

the pants are fabulous!!

Amelia said...

The vintage-shopping guide sounds really interesting. I can't wait. I would so love to see a boy dressed in all plaid. Plaid is the best thing ever, so obviously I love your skirt.

bewkworm said...

wow, you've been doing a lot of stalking lately, haven't you. honesty, it's getting a little creepy. i think you need to work on your social skills, so instead of hiding behind bushes and fantisizing about their taste in books, you can talk to them and find out what they actually like.

Krissy said...

you should've taken a picture of that kid. my friends and i do that occasionally, except they're a) usually random people who were nice and b) are probably in uniform. great skirt as well:)

Nadia said...

SHIT, that waterpark looks like fun.
too bad i live 3 hours away from it.

victoria :] said...

Ooh, I love that skirt! It is so gorgeous. And I adore plaid, I want to go get a plaid shirt.

Nice and Shiny said...

Looove those jeans, very hot.

Rollergirl said...

Nice work with the skirt. PS, thanks for the directions, have added to my New York notebook ;)

aizat.cinta.goddess said...

wow what a skirt!it is so classy!!and the top!

Arielle said...

i love the first outfit. and the teddy bear on the chair is so cute :]

Stephanie said...

Agh I love how you pinned up the skirt! People watching is fun.

laia. said...

love love love the skirt.

susie_bubble said...

Those patchwork legging things are so wicked...