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By Lauren-Blair Donovan
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Sunday Vintage: The Wild West!
Sometimes vintage is like, mega expensive. I've seen some amazing novelty prints and in great condition skirts pop up on Etsy and eBay for like, $200 dollars. This makes me incredibly sad because that's way out of my budget! But...once in a while you get super lucky, and this skirt is a story of luck!
I saw this print pop up on my eBay feed last fall at a bid starting at something ridiculous like $16 or something in that neighborhood. A lot of vintage pieces have starting bids super low because sellers know this will likely entice several people to start bidding on that item over the medium priced pieces, and what often ensues is a bidding war that leads the price to go up way past $100. Being a sucker for novelty prints/scenery prints AND living in Colorado, I became pretty interested in this piece of vintage clothing! And very lucky for me, this "bidding war" ended up with me snagging this piece at less than $30!! I almost wondered if I missed something in the details, like it was a fixer upper or something, but upon having it delivered I fell more in love with it because it was not only in perfect condition but the print was even better in person. The colors are surprisingly vibrant for such a neutral based color scheme, the details are insane, and it's in super good condition! So far I've only played around with styling it with burgundy, gold, and tan based colors but one of these days I'll find a way out of my comfort zone and style this differently!
Is this a style post only I could bring you or what? Not only did I mix prints (three times, as the Forever 21 shirt is gingham, the ModCloth briefcase is dinosaur printed, and my true vintage skirt is an ocean front border print!) but I'm mixing vintage with modern fashion. It seems that many vintage-y bloggers tend to stray from any trends, which is silly to me because these bomber jackets are SO comfortable and practical for between seasons weather (and frankly, Members Only IS a vintage brand)! I tied this whole look together with using the Members Only Satin Washed Boyfriend Jacket in burgundy with these platform heels from Amazon by Dadawen. I feel the burgundy bookends bounce off the greens and blues nicely.
How's everyone's week been? Thanks for allowing me to take a week off! Not only did I have obligations at the Comedy Central Stage and the Upright Citizen's Brigade stage this week, but I was hosting one of my very best friends who came to visit me! …
It was the best of times, and it was the worst of times. I generally hate cliche quotes that can easily be slapped on memes or on the coffee mug of a basic b!tch, but I'm hard pressed to find a better phrase to describe my life currently. In short: I've been having the most fun that I've ever had in the eight months since I moved to LA, but then the emergency breaks got slammed on my life when my mother fell gravely ill and passed away two weeks later on June 6th.
I'm currently back in LA, after being gone for three weeks. I'm looking forward to continuing my comedy journey, as I feel it will save me from myself at this time. But while I'm functioning okay as I'm still in a great deal of shock and my current mode is auto pilot, certain hours of the day prove to me that I'm very jumbled up and confused about my mom's passing. I suddenly don't know what I'm in for and I don't know what I'm doing.
Not knowing what I'm doing …