In my second addition of Tales from the Shop, I’m sharing about the clothing styles I’ve accidentally gotten addicted to through my thrifting journey. Often times I’ll buy something thinking, “Oh! I’ll put this in the store!” and then keep it for myself. Luckily my addictions aren’t high end nor all that uncommon. But they are my currently loves nonetheless.
Vintage Lingerie and Slips
My vintage lingerie addiction started when I sold a vintage nightgown for over $150. I was like, holy moly! People really love this stuff! To be honest since that sale in July, I haven’t found any vintage lingerie that valuable. My biggest vintage lingerie sale was for around $40. Nothing to write home about, yet no small amount.
During my thrift adventures, I sometimes comes across very beautiful vintage lingerie. Whether it’s a vintage slip or a teddy, I love it. Seriously, it’s a problem. Instead of selling items like I “should,” I keep them for myself and have since amassed a slip collection of at least 10 slips and 2 teddies. The great things about slip is they make a ton of dresses work. If a dress is even semi-sheer, a good white or cream slip will do the trick. Not to mention slips aren’t made the way they used to be made. they’re durable, efficient, and not to mention, sexy.
My baseball shirt addiction started with a 1980s Telladega Raceway semi-holographic shirt. I loved it and wore it often throughout my road trip during the summer. I’m pretty sure it was meant for a kid, but that didn’t stop me from loving it any less. Since then I’ve collected at least one other baseball shirt. This one from Miller brewing company. OK, not as exciting as a raceway, but, you know, it is what it is. Needless to say, baseball shirts are super comfortable and versatile.
Plaid Button Ups
Plaid button ups, both vintage and modern ones, are one of my oldest addictions, going way back. I think part of why I love them is due to their versatility. They go great with literally everything. Shorts, years, skirts, dresses. You name it, if you add a plaid button up shirt to it, it’s usually better. Just try it!