I spend a lot of my time at yard sales, thrift stores, flea markets, estate sales, and vintage shops. IF you've been reading my blog for a while now, you probably know all of these things. I love getting up early, grabbing a cup of coffee, and scouring as many locations as I can. Sometimes I find things for myself, but a lot of the things I find end up in my Etsy shop.
The tough part is - I love vintage clothing. I would easily be a collector/ hoarder of vintage dresses if I could afford it and had the space. The sad fact is, I often let go of pieces I really love, and sometimes it's hard. The reason I do it is because I don't need all the lovely things I find. I don't. I would never wear all of them, some of them don't suit me, and some of them are so similar to things I already have. So I let as much go as I can.
I found this green sweater at an estate sale and fell in love. Missing a few buttons, sure, but I saw how darling the print was and had to have it. But I had to have it for my shop. I fall in love with clothing all the time, the difference is, sometimes I fall in love with things FOR someone else. Selling a sweet 1950s dress or a pair of boots from the 70s to an excited customer makes everything I do worth it. It helps me let go of things I love when I see that someone else will love them more.
So when I question - should I keep this? Do I need it? Do I love it? I always remind myself - someone out there will love it more.
vintage 60s sweater / vintage blouse / thrifted leather shorts / hair bow courtesy of KMLittle Somethings