This Just In: Vintage Fashion Razzes My Berries

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On Saturday, I had the pleasure of going out to the semi-annual Vintage Fashion Faire in Alameda with my good friend CB!

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I hadn’t been before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect–but what we got was a lovely sitting area at one end of the warehouse, rows upon rows of vintage clothing and accessories, and an incredible opportunity for people-watching.

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There was also a refreshment counter! Classy, don’t you think?

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CB and I alternated between chatting with coffee in the sitting area and doing some browsing of our own, and there was so much to look at that I was definitely a little bit overstimulated. There were fabrics with beautiful prints (and also some cute and silly ones):

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Gorgeous fancy dresses from the era of taffeta and lace:

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Curious accessories, like this mustard-seed necklace (a Christian religious token, I think?) and some bright-eyed stoles:

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And there were even some delights to be seen when everything was over and we were packing up to head home:

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CB and I both scored some great finds–you’ll see mine here extremely soon because I’m too impatient to save them–and I’m already excited about the next Vintage Fashion Faire in October. One vendor told us that the Friday-night party is where it’s really at, with costumes and a live band among all the wares, so when fall comes around, we’ll have to put our hair up in victory rolls and join the fun.

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Outfit Post: 7/22/14

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Dress and belt: Thrifted — Sandals: 6pm.com (Sam & Libby) — Bracelet: Solano Stroll — Pendant: Hand-me-down — Earrings: World Market

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I wear belts less often than I did a couple years ago–especially with skirts–but I do still pull them out once in a while!

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Some old outfits feature clothing aspects I’m not too fond of anymore, like cap sleeves (and white ankle socks with flats).

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Some showcase items I no longer have, like this dress, which suffered from a major clinging issue.

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And some just show that I was still learning about proportions and fit!

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Which is not to say that I now know everything there is to know. But three years of near-daily outfit posts have helped me figure out what’s comfortable to me and what’s more likely to work–plus, my taste has just plain changed.

If clothes are your thing, how has your style changed in the last few years? Or have you been pretty consistent in your preferences?