My thrifting mojo was in FULL SWING today! I scored some fab items - it was so nice, after an entire summer of nothing (with the exception of that amazing monkey fur coat!).
For $2.99, I picked up this gorgeous vintage 1930s wide-brimmed "Clifford Dale Original" hat with roses and a velvet bow. Perfect color for my light skin and red hair! The crown and flowers need reshaping (they are a little flat), but that is easy to do with some balled up newspaper and a tea kettle.
For $16, I scored this fun 'n' funky 1940s vintage coat! This particular big, boxy style of coat with those classic padded shoulders is referred to as a "chubby" jacket. The 1980s tried to copy the 1940s in this respect, but just didn't quite make the cut (har de har har). Anywho, the coat is definitely a little beat up, but nothing I can't fix, namely: two small tears, and I need to reattach the lining to a section of the bottom of the coat and the pocket.
Finally, some funky vintage ties for Ryan!