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Starting Over

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 2:55 PM

I've realized that I wasn't happy with the way the blog was looking. I felt like I was being forced to write movie reviews, and while I enjoy watching them, I don't feel like I want to write about them every single Sunday. I don't need the pressure! I think I'm going to much prefer writing about what I like pertaining to old Hollywood, and maybe a few movie and book reviews in between wouldn't be so bad, either.

Anyhow, I'm going to start this blog off with something I've been researching quite a bit this week: vintage clothing.

I need a dress for�prom this year, and even though I'm homeschooled, my best friend asked me to be her "date." Even though it's months away, I'm in the process of looking for something appropriate to wear. Why? Because I'm picky.

The only problem? I don't want to look like you're about to sell yourself on the street trashy, which is all websites seem to be offering in the way of prom dresses.

So I decided to�delete the word�"prom" out of my search engine and go�vintage!

Little known fact: old clothes are worth a heck of a lot of money, and they were actually made smaller than they do now. Hard to believe, but true! And while I found some beautiful clothes, what I don't understand is this: If the item is sold, why is it still up on your website!? I kept thinking I found the one, only to see SOLD written in big bold letters underneath the photo! WHAT!? Can someone please explain the appeal of kicking me in the kidney every single time I visit your store!? It annoyed me so much, that I sort of gave up with the vintage clothes. At least, the actual vintage clothes.

How long do older clothes last, anyway? The fabric has to break down eventually, right? They weren't made to last!�I just don't understand how an article of clothing that sold for average prices back "in the day" and are stained and maybe even ripped a bit, are worth so much money. I would be so afraid to buy something that's 70+ years old, and for there to be a problem while wearing it!

I don't know; I love the idea of a dress cut differently, that brings you back a couple of decades, but I'm not sure if I'd want to plop down my college tuition any amount of money for something used. If I could see it and hold it in my hand, yeah maybe...if it fit, ABSOLUTELY! I don't mind stores like the Goodwill or the Salvation Army, sometimes you can get lucky, but to spend money like that online (we're talking hundreds of dollars, not $20), what if there was a problem?

And it seems like if something looks "vintage" the price gets jacked up. And so, the search continues for me. If anyone has any great website with dresses "inspired" by vintage clothing, please comment with the link here! I'd love to check it out, because I've been to a bunch in the past week!

Categories: Fashion

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