I realize that this is a vintage/thrifting blog and I've been neglecting those topics lately. For the last couple of days I've been thinking about how I came to be the vintage lover I am today.
I have always been interested in everything vintage. I spent a lot of time with my maternal grandparents and my fraternal great-Grandmother when I was little and I think that from the things that they taught me, and even being around them in their homes, taught me an appreciation for the past. My love for Nick at Nite and TV land did not help much either. Oh and my first favorite band was The Carpenters. When I was ten years old I was obsessed with ABBA and that solidified my love for 70's fashion So now you can get a sense of what I was working with as a small child.
Cut to 2010, in the beginning of the year I was floating through life. In fact, ever since I graduated high school in 2008 I'd been floating through life but in the beginning of 2010 I was tired of just being there. I had been looking at a lot of Bettie Page pictures and I decided I wanted to try my hand at pin-up modeling and so in July of 2010 I did my first pin-up/vintage styled shoot with Synthesis Photography.
|I must say Jeremy looks all the better when he's in a suit. He doesn't look bad normally but the suit sends me over the top.|
I will skip right to 2012 since 2011 was such an awful year, it was another drifter year for me. Anyway, at the end of 2012 I started to surround myself with everything vintage. I got a fantastic black 50's dress from my Mommom that year which I wore of Christmas day.
|This is a priceless dress, and one of my favorites.|
Since Christmas day 2012 my vintage collection has grown immensely! I still have so many outfits to show to you, dear readers! I have found one of my raison d'être. I say one of since I have so many things that interest me and keep me going now. It's boring to only have one interest.
It's awful to be floating through life but I do believe it's necessary for self discovery. As much as I wish I had everything figured out in those drifting years, I am glad I had them. I was in my own little cocoon where I could figure myself out, and I emerged as a beautiful vintage butterfly!
So, dear readers, was there a time when you were adrift in life. What did you finally turn out to be. Perhaps you're still drifting and that's alright! To my vintage lovers, how did you stumble upon vintage? I want to know your stories, readers!