It feels so good and true to return to my love of a solid vintage find. Whilst on a stay cation in Williamsburg (Brooklyn, not Virginia) I found a super cool little vintage spot. The store was tiny, in a space that essentially housed a collection of walk in kiosks. Maybe that's not a kiosk, I don't know. But you get the picture. In five seconds I zeroed in on this hat, grease stained mechanics jacket, and lil boy bow tie. I also bought a blue tin box that I use for my ever present Tums and Altoids😂, as well as a giant safety pin. I'll put it on a silver chain and wear it as a pendant.
The hat is a Borsalino from the 20's. I know that name only because very orthodox men who wear black hats will buy a prestigious Borsalino. Well, I'm a chick and this one is brown, but it's all good in the hood 🎩. I wear my Current Elliot overalls with everything. I fully intend to use the mechanic jacket as outerwear, even over an LBD. A whimsical, unexpected something that keeps me warm is way more fun than anything typical. The bow tie is a clip on👓💼. The red leather rope I got on Amazon, and just looped it on as a slouchy, skater Gurl detail. Now the sneakers, those are a separate post altogether... Stay tuned👟👟🤘🏻.
I've always loved anything with a history. It makes living in the present a boatload more interesting. A well priced antique piece is so much more of a statement, than an expensive labeled something that probably isn't very distinctive in any way. Style can't really be bought; it's created. Vintage has a built in personality. It's instantly interesting. And since I love a fashion challenge, it's delightful to hunt through a good vintage treasure chest. I really recommend searching for local spots near you and taking a visit. There's probably one near you that you don't even know of. You never know what you'll find, and it's so fun to hit the jackpot. It's a wearable Antiques Roadshow.