Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thrift Finds

Last week, I posted here about my realization that I had a vintage coat sitting in my parents' house just like one Betty Draper wore on Mad Men. I was just home for a visit and had the chance to dig the coat out of my old closet. My mother bought it for me at least ten years ago but I never wore it. Now I know why.
This thing is huge! I thought that was the end of it until I read on The Purse Forum about a coat that was altered from a size 12 to a size 0. Maybe this coat still has hope. I've added it to my alterations needed pile and will schedule a trip to the tailor soon.

While I was home, my mother and hit the thrift and antique stores. It's a favorite pass-time of ours. I have lots of thrifted clothing to post about but it is currently being washed. One of my favorite finds was discovered at a little antique store. It fits my latest Mad Men fashion yearning.
It's a sweater clip that I found for $5! I can't wait to wear this in the fall with one of my favorite J Crew sweaters.

More thirft finds to come in the next few days.


  1. I love your sweater clip. Yeah, that jacket is huge. If it doesn't cost too much, it could be worth it to alter & change the buttons. It has a great shape.

  2. That jacket is huge - but the collar is just gorgeous. Hope you can get it altered!

  3. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE vintage coats- have over 50 now (long time collector I didn't go crazy all at once)
    You can get it altered by someone good, otherwise it's a pretty thick, layered item for an inexperienced tailor. Use someone with experience with coats and you'll love the result!