Monday, October 27, 2008

"It's vintage!"


Ever since the momentous Saturday morning when I found some $2 leather merlot-colored boots at a yard sale in my neighborhood, I can't seem to leave the local thrift stores alone.

Several times a month I drive to the Goodwill, maneuver the door handle with my sleeve, brave the old-lady's-closet smell and sift through stuff that other people have discarded. I have books, toys, clothing and furniture all thanks to thrift stores and people who dump their junk on the side of the road.

So why the obsession with used goods? The price (or lack thereof) likely has something to do with it. I guess I also like to think that my inner Project Runway fanatic loves to create something new and chic from something old. And the Rachel Zoe in me craves the feeling I get when someone begs to know where I got that fabulous skirt and I get to tell them, "It's vintage."

17 comments:

mckenzie said...

hurray!!!! i'm really very excited about this. you just reminded me that there are some really sweet vintage shops here in slc. i need to start cruising them.

Lincs and Ali said...

Oh my gosh. you crack me up. This post just defined why I love you so much. I am a D.I. girl through and through, but you can pull it off like no one else! (ps you forgot to post your awesome boots you got for FREE sat!)

Kipp and Ashlee said...

What a sweet blog! I love it already.

Outnumbered said...

i'm right there with you! have you been to unique since i've been gone?

mookie mama said...

it's always a joy to visit meganopia. :)

Katy.Chris.Brian said...

You have such great style and I love your writing. You are so good at it.

rachel said...

Three cheers for the Binge Lady! Three cheers for VINTAGE!

Artsy Aut said...

Such a cute blog, Ive added you to my favorites! I also am a big vintage fan. Have you seen my red coat with gold buttons? You will love it!

Julie said...

loving it, I was just telling Jason that I need to start another blog with all my crafts, rather than bogarting all of Elliot posts. PS thanks for letting me be your partner in crime.

Julie said...

ps love love love the fraggle shot, hilarious!

mm roe said...

For those of you that overlooked it. Megan took pictures of herself for this post. I'm really impressed that was able to capture the essence of her new clothes. Now I know what she and Julie B. do all day.
Ryan

rachel said...

Okay, you went back and got that belt didn't you! Well, it matches perfectly. And I LOVE the broach on the skirt, tre create.

The Allen Fam said...

fabulous!

Taryn & Brendon said...

your new blog is so creative. where did you get the amazing header? so cute! i'm excited to follow it binge lady!

Nan said...

Love it! Your style of writing is so fun to read. Looking forward to your unique ideas.

Valerie said...

What a fun new blog. Next time you go shopping call me. I could use a personal shopper like you. I love your sense of style.

mm roe said...

Becc- I have been back - twice. I am finding some killer stuff at Unique.

Rach- the belt came with that skirt... remember?

Taryn- my amazing sister created the header for me. I love it too.