Fave Finds: Laura’s Vintage Wool Suit

Fave Finds Laura

Who: Laura of Thrifting Through Life

What: 1960’s vintage wool suit (suit jacket not pictured)

Where: “I have a friend who works at a consignment shop in Long Island. If vintage pieces get down to final clearance, she can’t help but use her employee discount and purchase them, even if they aren’t her size. When I was visiting her over my fall break, she practically forced me to try it on, even though I didn’t think it would fit me.”

How much: $20

When I use it: “When I need to look professional, but still want to feel confident and show off my love for vintage style.”

Shopping tips: “My mother is the one that really got me into thrift shopping and bargain hunting, and I always come back to her advice: ‘If you like it and the price is right, don’t let the size on the tag prevent you from at least trying it on.’ Sizes can be super weird, and that is never more true than when secondhand shopping; if you confine yourself to one size section, you could be missing out on some really amazing items.”

DO YOU HAVE A FAVE FIND? We know you’re the cleverest vintage hunters around, and we want to hear the story of your Fave Find! E-mail favefinds@modcloth.com with a photo of you with your vintage find (a rare record, a retro dress, or other treasures), and answer the following: Who, What, Where, How much, When I use it, and Shopping tips!

About Julie O.

A lover of all things vintage and vintage-inspired, Julie bought her first 1950s frock in the fifth grade. Since then, Julie has become a self-described connoisseur of vintage and thrift shopping, which she shares on her blog, Orchid Grey. When she’s not scouring the racks for the perfect vintage skirt, this native New Englander can be found deftly navigating the slopes of a ski mountain, taking road-trips to the beach, and exploring new places with a vintage camera in her hand.

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2 Comments

  1. Maria of Avenue M 02/22/2013 at 3:15 am #

    Yay for you Laura! You look beautiful in that skirt, it is so stylish <3

  2. Jessi 02/27/2013 at 9:42 am #

    Yay Laura! I love this skirt, it looks like such a good quality and the color is perfect to go with everything! I love the blues you paired it with 🙂

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