Such Great HeightsFriday, January 30, 2015
KEEPING IT CASUAL IN VINTAGE. WAIT, DID I JUST SAY VINTAGE?
Ever since the inception of this blog, I've always had a somewhat peculiar fondness for vintage and secondhand clothing. As a then impressionable female member of gen Y raised by a lovingly paranoid father and germophobic mother who wouldn't dare lay a finger on a used library book for fear of spaghetti-stained pages, shopping at secondhand stores was always something that I had mixed feelings about. And even though I would always wipe myself down with a toonie-sized lump of hand sanitizer after each trek into Value Village or Good Will, I would almost always come home with a garment to join the pile of clothing on my floor I had invisibly labelled as, "Alyssa's Favourites." Put me in a well-curated Vintage store with an amazing jacket sale, however, and we have a slightly different scenario involving a significantly larger "Alyssa's Favourites" pile. After all, given the fact that buying secondhand keeps clothing out of our landfills and is much more environmentally conscious than shopping at fast fashion retailers, it's hard to ignore the charm and appeal of vintage garments. Especially when it's made of iridescent Japanese silk.