Friday, May 9, 2014

#SECONDHANDFIRST: Triple Rose, a Penguin, a Hound Dog (and Link-Up!)

#SECONDHANDFIRST: A Melange a Trois- enjoying a little rose on rose action.
A BEAUTIFUL FIND: One major score recently was this mid century 1950s wool mens cardigan sweater- the label, a classic Penguin, as in Seattle Knitting Mills. I've heard of the brand Penguin before, but didn't realize it was from the Pac NW: pretty cool! Bought for the boyfriend, who was keen on it, except it's too big. So it's now listed in the shop, waiting for its Mr. or Mrs. Right to take it home. BUY NOW.

SECONDHAND FIRST: My rose-infused outfit today is 100% thrifted. The dress, a new, retro flavored Maggie London, was a big splurge at the Goodwill last summer, clocking in at over $20, but it's a gorgeous print, fully lined, and made from a beautiful heavy weight cotton. Fits like a glove. Pity the zipper recently decided to break- what I hate about nylon zippers, and it kind of illustrates the cliche: they don't make 'em like they use to. Still, Maggy London is a fairly fancy brand, and the dress if purchased brand new in a retail shop would have set me back well over $120.  Similar can be purchased here. The headband, was handmade and gifted to me in my early fashion blogger days, and the tie, well, it's a vintage 1970s clip-on tie with rosebuds on it. I SHOULD list it to sell, but at the moment I'm having fun sticking it on various dresses and shirts and wearing it around town. The shoes are now officially "these old things." I just realized that I bought them over a decade ago. They were expensive then, and they were very well made, just only recently showing signs of wear and tear. Good job, Coach!

PUPPY IN THE WINDOW: is looking for a good home! We've been working on revamping a vintage home decor/kitchy cat lady collectable shop, christened Westminster Spinster, and this little pup was the first listing. Check it out here, more is soon to come!




Now, it's YOUR turn to SHARE! You don't need to be a blogger to join in, just someone with a great secondhand find, and a mind to link-up. All you need is a photo and its url, you can use an Instagram pic, a photo from Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, whatever floats your boat! Of course, if you did manage to write a blog post regarding your fabulously secondhanded treasures, by all means link that post up! Our weekly #SECONDHANDFIRST link-up party happens every Friday (unless noted) and is open until Tuesday.






16 comments:

PinkCheetahVintage said...

You look fantastic in that dress!! It's so hot I'm literally existing in stupid crappy cotton tanks & stuff---I'm a horrid summer dresser! I need to squeeze into something decent so I can rummage up a blog post & share a link...

Patti said...

Yellow roses are the best! I'll work on getting a post up over the weekend, love this welcoming link-up. xox

Beryl said...

Such a cute dress and nice fit on you. Is it really hot enough in Seattle? It's raining here in Tulsa.

Val S said...

The clip-on tie is genius! Since it has roses on it, I think you really should keep it. It's such a clever addition to that gorgeous dress.

And the Westminster Spinster! What a charming name. I can imagine all kinds of lovely old flowered tea cups and some hideously frilly vases. Good luck in your new venture!

The Style Crone said...

The rose in your hair says it all! The perfect touch with the floral infused dress, I'm loving your link-up party every Friday and look forward to ending the week visiting your vibrant world.

Vix said...

What a cracking outfit and a cute as anything doggie, too! I'm sorry, I've just updated today's post to link back to you - everything I have is second-hand - including the cats and Jon! xxx

Vix said...

What a cracking outfit and a cute as anything doggie, too! I'm sorry, I've just updated today's post to link back to you - everything I have is second-hand - including the cats and Jon! xxx

Mrs. D said...

Good stuff! The sweater is really good!
I'm going to see what I have posted recently that was mainly second hand to join the linkup x

Kelly Roy said...

Always beautiful and always second handlicious!

Francesca Edesia said...

The dress is so cute and it looks really pretty on you. I can't believe it's hot over in Seattle, here in Sicily it is still cool, the wind is quite chilly in fact.

www.saucysiciliana.blogspot.com

Sacramento Amate said...

You know I am always second hand first.
You are fabuloussssssssssssssss.
Don´t forget to Share you style with all of us.
Mil besossssssssssssss

Jazzy Jack said...

The tie is the standout for me! who knew a daggy clipon could look so cool. The rose on rose action is beeuutiful!
My look is mostly secondhand, handmade and ancient...including the model ;-)

pao said...

All roses all the time is all good.
I'm in all tablecloths, myself.

My name is Peggy Sue said...

Dear your look is so sweet!! Kisssssssssssssssssssssssss

Krista Gassib said...

Leave it to you to pair a tie with a floral dress and you rock it! I haven't been shopping in far too long:) Maybe I'll score the mutherload next time!
XXOO

No fear of fashion said...

I love that first photo of yours with the rose in your hair. You are so pretty.
Greetje

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