Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Vintage Heaven

Hi friends! I'm sorry I haven't been posting a whole lot lately. Finals are quickly approaching, but I did manage to squeeze in time to go to the Vintage Heaven Sale this past weekend at Heaven Gallery in Wicker Park. There were 14 vendors from the Chicago area with booths of fantastic vintage pieces in two separate rooms. As wonderful as it was, I was kind of underwhelmed in terms of plus size offerings from these vintage vendors. I ain't mad at ya though. I understand there is a larger market for smaller size vintage pieces, but this proved to me that I could possibly.. maybe do this myself? It's scary when you realize your potential because then you're stuck with this dilemma. Real life job? Or your own business? I have an eye for vintage and I'm not afraid to admit it. But am I willing to take it to the next level?

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Jacket, Shoes: Buffalo Exchange
Blouse, Bag: Thrift
Skirt: Sears


I ended up switching the top at the last minute for something a little similar, but a little punchier. The sun is starting to come out and I think it's here to stay. It's rather frustrating going outside and always feeling like a million eyes are on me when I finally decide to get leggy in the spring. I guess I'll never know what people are really thinking, but what I think is that I'm fabulous and I can work it out no matter what people say (or don't say). So take that!

25 comments:

  1. i think you look maaahhvelous! that top is super sweet and i like that jacket with it.
    also, yes yes yes, you should totally start an etsy shop or something!! you would probably find super cute things and i would wind up draining my bank account often.

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  2. tres classe j aime bcp ;O)

    http://letempledeladeessenilunoah.blogspot.com/

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  3. you look gorgeous! and people are definitely looking cause you look fabulous! <3

    xo Allison of CurvyGirlChic

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  4. You look amazing, I especially love your bag! I really wouldn't worry what other people think.
    As for plus-size vintage, I would most definitely buy off you; you do have a great eye!
    polway.blogspot.com

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  5. You look great! And most likely, people are admiring you amazing sense of style hun.... :)

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  6. you look fantastic!!! I had the same feeling when bareing my legs for the first time this season.

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  7. Fab. you look so chic!:) totally inlove with the bag! :)

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  8. Gorgeous and chic. I love your style.

    I bet they were admiring your style. But if it were haters, fuck them. Lol

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  9. DO IT!!If anyone can make a difference out there..my God it's you!

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  10. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the bag!

    follow me : )

    http://poppysperspective.blogspot.com/

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  11. You look great! Ive not had my legs out this year yet, I always wonder if im baring them too early, so i pull on jeans under my dress, or wear leggins. I think, though, now may be the time! (though, its probably going to be colod since I have said so!)

    The vintage thing is a great idea, plus size vintage can be extremely hard to come by, and is therefore pretty time consuming, but maybe you could do both proper job and own business, just while you test the waters??? Id definately buy from you, you have a great eye for style!

    Lara

    http://randommisslara.blogspot.com

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  12. Fantastic jacket! I really love your sense of style.

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  13. hey girl hey... just letting you know i'm giving you these awards http://bigsuitblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/almost-as-cool-as-winning-dundie.html xoxo jen

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  14. love the polka dots hun! this whole outfit is perfect in my book! ;-)

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  15. OH YES! YOU ARE FABULOUS AND YOU CAN WORK IT OUT!

    :D

    love love love it!

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  16. That jacket is to die for...seriously. I love it. I've featured you as my daily inspiration on my tumblr.

    http://notintofashionbutstyle.tumblr.com/

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  17. Come sell plus sizes with us!! And you looked great, too bad I didn't see you... xo Isa (Vintage Heaven)

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  18. Oh come again this weekend. I'll try to find some plusies!

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  19. I feel the same way too, it would be amazing if they offered a plus size vendor(s) at their sales. And it looks like they're into the idea too :)

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  20. Gorgeous skirt... and outfit overall! Lovely....

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  21. I'm with you! You look great! I'm a seller at Vintage Heaven and also one of the organizers, and I always try to bring plus sized clothes to the sale. I've had the most beautiful skirts and dresses in plus sizes, but I guess they just sold pretty fast. Keep coming back, I'll keep your request in mind. And yes, that would be something you could do, that's a great niche! Let us know if you'd like to sell with us one day!

    Best,
    Isa
    Vintage Heaven / Chicago Looks
    vintageheavenchicago@gmail.com

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  22. Oh wait, I just realized I made a comment here before.. : ))

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