I wanted to share a few recent finds from my thrift store crawls. This top, love this top! Dress it up, dress it down… Black velveteen with a wide, square neck that’s slightly cowled and wide straps that taper from the neck down to the sides. Combined with a bright, cheerful head scarf and I’m ready to start my day today. The top cost about $3.00, the scarf I already had. (Speaking of 50’s style scarves: did you know you could easily sew your own head scarves? Here’s a link to a super-easy tutorial that will have you sewing dozens of these iconic vintage-y accessories.)
Aren’t these the cutest shoes? I could wear the purple ones as easily with a Steampunk outfit as with a 40’s house frock. They’re Liz Claiborne, patent leather and full grain suede with a grosgrain ribbon tie. They have a 2.5 inch heel and don’t have much wear on the bottom at all. I paid $10 for them, which was a lot at a thrift store, but these are worth it. The black ones I happened to find at Sears, of all places! They will work great with a Steampunk outfit and I’m probably going to wear them with the current corset vest I’m making. I wear these alot right now though! They look cute with jeans and just really fit my personality. Plus, they’re comfy! Manmade, vinyl and fabric. Leather lace tie and side zipper. I spent $20 on these.