Surprise! Miss me? Good. Ditto. Discussion on the absurdity of Spring’s Retro Trend shall heretofore commence. Clarifying the meaning of “retro” as it relates to style is probs a good place to start. Let’s jack some knowledge from Wikipedia: Retro is a culturally outdated or aged style, trend, mode, or fashion, from the overall postmodern past, that has since that time become functionally or superficially the norm once again. The use of “retro” style iconography and imagery interjected into post-modern art, advertising, mass media, etc. It generally implies a vintage... Read The Rest →
Thrifting a Goodwill Outlet Center isn’t just challenging: It is a trying test of spirit and will. I’ve been at it for two years now, and it knocks me on my ass EVERY SINGLE TIME.High volume thrift is a dangerous journey. Here’s how the clothes-by-the-pound game is played: Approach massive bin of donated crap. Plunge arms into bottom of bin; grab as much clothing as wingspan/bicep strength allows; yank in upward direction. Sift through first pull; put promising items into cart. Repeat 4-5 times for current bin. Repeat steps 2-4... Read The Rest →
Sephardic Bikkur Holim Thrift Shop (say it five times fast – GO!) has some designer donation connections, but the place is struggling on the organizational front. Blazers and blouses and tops mingle on nine different racks; jeans, kiddie clothes, fabric and bedding are randomly strewn across tables; no one seems to know that “sweatshirt” isn’t a synonym for “sweater.” If some logic exists in the layout, it was lost on me. Most things aren’t tagged, which is uber irritating. There’s a few random signs scattered about – Women’s Dresses, $10... Read The Rest →
Think you can't find kickass vintage apparel at two bucks a pound? Think again.
Hot diggity DAMN – it’s been awhile. AuH2O is taking over my life AND I LOVE IT. Shopping for the store has brought a whole new sense of purpose to my Cheap JAPtastic life, for reals. I’ve honed some of my amateur DIY skills, and learned some new tricks as well. Among said new tricks? WINDOW DISPLAY. Dressing myself is fun. Dressing a mannequin is FUNNER. I mean, come on, you know what it’s like to put outfits together: You lay it out on the bed; you think it’ll look... Read The Rest →