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For the Love of Vintage

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I'm a big fan of vintage clothing - I love the fact that there's a 98% chance no one will be wearing the same thing as me at a given time, the patterns are always fun and interesting, and the way the dresses of the 50s and 60s are cut work well with my body type.

Most of my vintage clothes come from my favorite shop in Royal Oak, Lost and Found Vintage, including the hot pink dress above that I wore for my rehearsal dinner and the frothy mint chiffon dress on the top right that I wore to my friend's wedding.

I try to visit their store when I'm in the Royal Oak area, but living in the Lansing area, I'm always on the hunt for local shops with vintage flavor. 

Over the weekend, I stopped into Kellie's Consignments for the first time since they moved locations in Okemos. While my original intent was to check out the couture section I heard about on our FOX 47 Morning Blend segment, I was drawn to the vintage section towards the back. Why I didn't even realize they would have a complete vintage section is beyond me.

I set my eyes on some classically "Stefanie" items: a cotton fit-and-flare sundress, and a polka dot raincoat. 

These two fabulous items, along with a black and white short-sleeved sweater, set me back only $34. 

 

 

That's the other thing I love about vintage - if you get past the fact that these items were previously worn, you can get beautiful, fun things for not a lot of money. The bargain shopping lover and vintage shopping lover in me get along very nicely.

I'm excited to have another place to scoop up vintage finds, and much closer to my house. 

At just four months post-pregnancy, my new mommy body hasn't agreed with my tailored vintage clothes. It's been a bummer having a much more limited summer closet than I'm used to until my clothes fit me again, but that's what made finding the sundress above that much more special. 

Now what happened to all of that rain we were having?

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