I had a meeting with a client today and I wanted to look summery formal, so I combined the shirt, which I got from Humana 2nd Hand store at a non-existent price, with Zara’s white jeans and Gucci + the shoes are not Gucci, this is some other three striped design 🙂
Here I wear Estonian design alpaca wool coat, which I bought many years ago. Originally the coat had shiny black buttons and black patent leather belt. I’ve been planning to replace those buttons long time ago, but I didn’t find the right ones. Last year I went to the fabric store for another attempt and I was positively surprised by the beautiful selection. I also had suitable belt from before, I just didn’t know it, before I got these buttons 🙂. The belt is from Massimo Dutti and it was waiting, since last summer, as it was too big for my waist and I thought I will wear it with some blazer or coat some day 🙂, but some extra holes were made and now the belt belongs to this coat 🙂. Just as a side comment, I really love Massimo Dutti’s belts – these are high quality and expensive looking and the good thing is, that these are elegant and classic, without too flashy brand logo, from which may easily get bored. Also the boots are from Massimo Dutti – very classic and fully justified – worth to buy.
Another hedgehog handbag found the way to me – from my secret vintage shopping place. This hedgehog is the second one, the third one, I just received from France, is “Sac Herisson Exclusivite” in rainbow colors and this one is brand new. Pictures will come in spring.
Today that I’m an old fish already when it comes to recycled clothes, I thought I’ll share my experience on why should wear other people’s old clothes and the hacks, which I have discovered by doing this.
Good for the environment
Full of emotions – interesting/mysterious
Great for style – can easily (without excessive damages) take the risk and try something new (actually someone’s well-forgotten old.. 😃)
Can take the risk and try not your size clothes, because first, you can’t choose the size, when it’s second-hand shopping and second, some clothes may fit surprisingly good as over-sized (my size is XS, but I’ve recently bought M-size blouses and knits, even a coat)
This style will not go out of fashion, because this train is already gone or never will 😃
Old garments are made carefully and with love, at that time, the term “fast-fashion” was not known.
You can be unique, no worries, no one else will walk up to you with the same item of clothing or bag.
Shopping in second hand and vintage shops is fun, because you meet there people, who are open minded and happy.
So, heads up 😎 and to second round shopping 😛
Up here I’m wearing everything vintage – Lanamoden wool cardigan, Avantgarde wool shorts, handbag (brand not known, but vintage) and Dr. Franklin sunglasses. Except Zara suede leather boots are not vintage.
Below everything is same, except Giesswein Austria vintage wool jacket with hairy hunting dog (probably German Wirehaired Pointer).
Lately I have discovered, that the most interesting fashion bites for me are are the ones, which are a bit ugly or very close to the thin line between ugly and beautiful. And the other thing, I have noticed, when I’m wearing other people’s old clothes, is, that I dress much better now. My clothes are no longer neutral, but with their own story (which I don’t know) and full of unknown emotions. I used to be afraid of old and antique things, but now I find them interesting. There comes no bad energy of these, as my consciousness transcends it, I only feel greatness and love.
So, here Anita Wegener’s lovely knit and vintage “old ladie’s clutch” – type mini bag. I wasn’t sure, if the bag is ugly or not, but it has great shape, so I absolutely love it. Faux-leather skirt and boots from Zara. Sunglasses from Buduaar Market LIVE Tallinn, price 1.- EUR and the brand is (probably) SU.VI 🌞
I got super beautiful Ivana Helsinki’s dress from Humana second-hand shop, but as the summer is quite over for this time, I decided to combine it with Love Moschino ripped jeans and Zara boots. I visited Buduaar Market LIVE Tallinn yesterday and got very interesting ear-rings, which actually were worn by an Estonian celebrity on the front cover of a magazine 🤩. I just for case asked, if these are really the same ones, and yes, they are.. 😍 But, as I have never worn earrings in my life and I have nowhere to hang them, I went straight to my father’s garage and he crafted a brooch and a pendant out of them.