Tuesday, June 23, 2015

V is for Violet

Playing the '80s card today - I'm fully vintage, aside from my shoes and jewelry. 
Although it kills me to refer to the '80s as vintage. Dang, that means I'm vintage!


  • Crochet top - vintage 80s, thrifted, no label; last seen here a year ago in June 2014 with polka dots
  • Skirt - Chia, vintage 80s, thrifted; last worn here in January with stripes and squares
  • Shoes - Guess; last worn here in April for the Battle of the Yellow Dresses

I'm not feeling this top too much today. I think the novelty of it has worn off (it's leather diamonds that have been crocheted together). I paid $12.50 for it last year and I've worn it three times. I think that's good for a funky yet dated top. I can let it go.
I adore this skirt, though. Such a rich, saturated violet. I would like my hair to be that colour without all the hassle of dyeing it, please and thank you.

The stuff:
The shoes aren't vintage, but they have that strong '80s vibe about them.

Round thing bling:
One of our clients today exclaimed over my cuffs, "You're just like Wonder Woman!"

Got that right! Yeah!


  • Cage cuff - Bauxo
  • Cuff - thrifted
  • Earrings - 10th anniversary gift from L


I'm off - this is my last Tuesday WW meeting. Aw, I'm going to be so sad to leave this group, but I'm excited about my Thursday meeting (and some of my Tuesday people are coming to Thursday, yay!), and I'll still be filling in for the Tuesday leader here and there.

9 comments:

  1. The 80's are vintage already?! Seems like yesterday. I really like this crochet top and your hair is fantastic. xox

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  2. I have a question for ya, Sheila. It's common to refer to Eighties' fashion as "vintage" (as you do here), but I've also heard that "vintage" really only denotes clothing fifty years or older. Is there a definitive definition of the term? A true time-minimum? (I discuss the issue on my latest blog-post and my vintage-maven, Jessica, uses the 50-year minimum.)

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  3. I know what you mean, the 80s were yesterday ! I am vintage too :)
    The top is nice but I think that you have made the decision to let is go its because you know better :)
    The "V" actually reminds me of a "vintage" series… "V" the aliens..

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  4. I know what you mean, the 80s were yesterday ! I am vintage too :)
    The top is nice but I think that you have made the decision to let is go its because you know better :)
    The "V" actually reminds me of a "vintage" series… "V" the aliens..

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  5. Ally, I'm not using the term "vintage" in any kind of specific way - I'm certainly not a dealer or qualified to assess real vintage. My thrift stores tend to call anything that's over 20 years old "vintage" so I'm using it that way.

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  6. My personal definition of vintage means 30 years and over, which takes us up to the mid-80s. If you use the 50 year cut off, that would mean nothing from the late 60s or 70s is considered vintage, which doesn't seem right to me, and is certainly at odds with most vintage sellers and enthusiasts. I do struggle with sellers describing clothes from the 90s as vintage, but they will be - just give them another 10 years!
    Back to you - love the colour and fit of that skirt, it's fab! xxx

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  7. Wow! You look fab in that skirt....definitely vintage but a great year. Inspiring stuff. Loving your hair....mine changes very often, but I have never been pink/purple...maybe now is the time?! x

    www.fakefabulous.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Thanks for the explanation, Sheila. I agree that most clothes-sellers call anything old "vintage" because it's a good marketing hook. BTW, Jessica is Canadian! She lives about three hours east of Vancouver. I might see her in July while I'm there.

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  9. Hey! Sorry to write again but I just noticed that Jessica mentioned you (with a link) in her latest post in a list of exceptional vintage bloggers. She misspells your name but that's just a typo.

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Cheers,
Sheila