Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A Thriftventure and Back to the Once and Future 80's !

It has been such a long time since I have had a Thriftventure! I thought I would take you all with me for "The Big Reveal", all the above goodies grabbed for under a dollar,with the 2 cool vintage Scrabble games for only 37 cents each!
A (wrinkley)vintage red satin pagoda cheongsam for 3.00 dollars.
Call me crazy, but this lemon yellow cotton nighty (for less than a dollar!)will serve me wonderfully with another cotton slip 'neath it and belted with a tooled leather belt and boots,cause it's been hot as blue blazes here in Texas! The leopard coat with velvet piping,will work this fall as an evening coat(2 bux).
My oldest jewel continues to develop her own crazy eye for what she enjoys. She shared an adorable story with me today,about her list of what she and friends find "ironically cool" (her words). Polka dots are cool but not ironic. Anything shiny or sparkley is NOT cool,and childhood cartoon characters are the most ironic(oh yes,she thinks she has shed her childhood).
Thus we set about to find a Minnie Mouse baby sweater(that could still fit),to no avail. However ,I think we bonused on this cutey-cute seal sweater. She plans to hack off the sleeves and wear it with her dance clothes (ballet and such).
Check this crazy 80's frock! It just fits my angel with the crooked halo(under 5 bux). She's thinking perhaps she should cut out a rocket ship in felt and have me blanket stitch it on. Oh,yes rocket ships with flames shooting out the bottom,very ironic! Oh,it came with a matching bolero ,more was definitely more in the 80's.
In 1988 Pierre Cardin thought nothing of adding multiple feather boas to the skirt and the hat.
Mister Ungaro said,"Silhouette Schmilhouette",eek!

Mister LaCroix showed a bit of restraint,but come on now ,were those sleeves/glove thingys really called for?
Next up :My Own Vintage Clothing Fashion Magazine.

21 comments:

stilettoheights said...

OMG I can;'t believe she said "ironically cool"...that is hilarious, now...ask her please if cartoon characters are still cool if you are old like me???

CountryGirl_CityLife said...

oooh I spy mary poppins piano book, love. The 80's dress is "ironically cool" all on its own, no rocket ship needed lets not get all lacroix here. Hope you aren't enduring any floods there love. xoxo

Sarah and Jack said...

LOL, kids crack me up.

Those sleeve things? Really. Oh my.

kimberly sherrod said...

I love the Leopard Coat! Can't wait to see you in that! Stay cool- there is actually a breeze today!

Emma said...

Good Lord, fabulous outfits.

tatjana said...

haha that's hilarious and impressive! She must be quite the savvy gal to already be dressing with irony. I know a couple people who never understood that til they were....well, ever really ;)

stephanie said...

Ahhh, so funny, or so ironically cool!

The last one, my fave, that pink and black flooncy (?) bottom....(I wish blogger let you scroll back and and keep looking at the pics while you write....ah well.

Heidi said...

That leopard coat--to die for! I love your daughter's developing sense of style!

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Who doesn't love the 80s!! I am so going back there for Halloweeny.. heh heh

VictoriaE said...

"Ironically cool"!!
LOVE your wedding photo, by the way.

Angelina said...

What the?! I just tried to leave a comment and something weird happened.

I have a love hate relationship with eighties fashion. There are lots of things I remember fondly but I'm not sure how much of it I would be personally willing to wear again.

I love your daughters blooming sense of personal style!

mosaic queen said...

I'm soooo jealous! You're such Fashion Genious!

AnastasiaC said...

You find the coolest stuff! love the way you plan to wear that night - very creative!
your girl is gorgeous! has she thought of modelling?
love the flashback to the 80's style...La Croix is a favourite of mine, after all he did invent the bubble skirt!

A Fanciful Twist said...

Youa re wayyy too funny! And I love thrift ventures!!!!! xxxooo

miss vintage love said...

Oh the leopard print coat! I'm all over that! Leopard print anything that is. Great thrifting job!

Peta said...

I love that '80's dress, it looks like something out of "Sixteen Candles"!

Feathers a/k/a Thriftin' Gal said...

You never cease to amaze me with the vision you have to pull all these things together effortlessly!!! I especially love the red satin dress, and I do want to see the 80's dress when you have added the rocket ships - yes! :)

alexgirl said...

Oh, what a fab post! I love the fruit loops 80's dress. It's fabulous. And that story about your daughter is too cute! "Ironically cool"--hilarious!!!
And that last dress with all the black tulle=amazing. I love it!

Vallen said...

The absolute best cool clothes karma in all of the 50 states - that's what you have

Erica said...

Great Doraemon sweater (the red one), he is one of my fave Japanese kid cartoon characters. Peace!

Jane said...

CH is ironically cool herself! I mean I would expect a free spirit such as yourself to have a GAPped out daughter. But no, ironically she is following in your footsteps! Cool! And smart, because I have seen some of what's in your closets!

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