I must say that Asheville summers are niiiiiice :D
Fact: The X-man and I moved to Asheville w/o ever visiting, not even once. We also picked our house online w/o seeing it in person. We picked a new place to move using some personal criteria for our lifestyle and researched a bunch of places (Google street view was a HUGE help!!!) and ended up in Asheville. People thought it sounded insane. I just want to say that we are loving this city and I am so thankful for the internet for making it possible!
Ok. I've discovered two awesome ladies who sell used & vintage clothes.
The first one is UrbanGypsyTrunkShow and she is a real hoot! She does local pop up shops with music and hula hoops and all her stuff is usually between $4-10!!!! I LOVEEEEE affordable vintage!
That's Girl London doing some hoops and the Urban Gypsy herself in the blue skirt in the tent. She's so funny. We've gone to two of the pop-ups and she was so friendly and outgoing and I was like, "Uggghhhhhhh duuuuuuuuh". Has that ever happened to you??? I have these lovely moments of absolute social awkwardness and in my head I'm like, "What a great lady!!!!"
Anywho, I got the dress on the left below from her for $10. It's a repro, but in the style I love and with peacocks in pattern. Peacocks are awesome. It's a little sheer so I have to wear the cotton slip I talked about in my last post here underneath it, which is great because it gives me reasons to wear it more often! I've worn the dress a few times already, but haven't taken any pics.
Nowwwwwww, the dress on the right. The one in front. This is the real deal 60s 70s super soft cotton gauzy dress I've been dreaming of... I have a couple of dresses that come close, including the one sold to me as vintage and shipped in the manufacturer's vacuum sealed plastic (this was no mistake), and this 80s one, but this one ^^^^ is the dream one.
Bought this little baby from a shop that the X-man and I kept driving by and wanting to check out.
"THE COOLEST STUFF YOU'VE EVER SEEN!"
Obviously, we must go here!
There was usually a massive pile of stuff out front when we would drive by. And the place would be closed. And we'd be like, "Who would leave all this amazing stuff out front and just not be open?" Then one day when we went back to try again, we met Angie, the owner and we understood.
She was "not open...." (long dramatic pause as she gazes out at us from a sort of make shift head wrap that she was holding draped across her face Princess Jazmine style) "but open".
Works for us!!!
Shop is chock full of goodies! You can see her in the back hiding my dress. I didn't have cash, so I actually had to leave to get cash and come back. She was super nice.
Almost forgot to mention!! When we came back to get the dress she gifted the X-man this vintage 60s picture he was drooling over:
He was sooooooo happy!!
Love & Light,
<3 <3 <3