Tackling Vintage

I love vintage clothing. There's something so fascinating in wearing an item that you know has some history in it. And the plus side, no one will wear the same thing as you! It's special. But finding that one perfect item can be quite a work. There are some great stores out there who do all the hard work though (my local fave is Vernal Vintage and BonVieux). Stitching the loose strands, get rid of the stains, or change the entire buttons because one was missing, making sure that item is ready to wear.

Despite the hard work, a vintage item is a treasure to own. And if you have the time to go to all those flea markets, digging through dozens of racks, I promise you, it will yield some amazing steals. Like this dress which I found in Chaktucak Market for only 150 baht (less than US$5) and I can honestly tell you, this dress is one of the loveliest thing I have in my closet, and probably the cheapest.

Now to the fun part. Dressing up. So I have this dress, right? It's a darling and yes, it looks a bit costume-y if I wear it as it is. Working vintage clothes and accesories into our outfit is fun, but it has to be kept in check (unless you're like me, whose aim is to dress like I just stepped out of a time capsule, click Vintage Dressing 101 for that). Limit yourself to one vintage piece per outfit and update your ensemble with on-trend items. A vintage blouse is an investment, at least for me, because it fits perfectly with my style, and with a trendy skirt, for example, a solid black skater skirt and a pair of heels, I got myself a classic getup that is perfect for a Sunday brunch or a family day out. 

A dress is quite difficult to tackle. What you can do is add an outer and accesories which can transform the whole outfit completely. A boyfriend blazer, leather jacket, or ankle booties, anything to make it less era specific. For those who are not comfortable in wearing someone else's discard clothing, but still itching to try, vintage accesory is your answer. Pearls, victorian pins, bags, or even a belt. All can work their way to give a little vintage shine on your ensemble.

Thank you for reading and have a great Monday, all!

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  1. The ring is really cute and I love this outfit<3

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  2. Always so pretty and stylish..:) thanks for the tips and tricks, Teppii~~ <3 really helpful~


  3. This is a really pretty dress, I love the scallops! And you styled it so well!


  4. to be honest, you're the best vintage fashion blogger I've ever seen. you're so inspiring, ci! :)

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  5. Nice outfit as always ^^ You look so pretty!

  6. I never doubt your skill in mix and match vintage look! you always have those most-lovely stuffs, ci stevia!
    I really love ur polka dress, and your chic bag! <3

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  7. This is lovely :D Dig this dress.

  8. I love vintage clothing too, you look great :) And your header is fantastic I love it

  9. I LOVE VINTAGE stuffs! haha thankyou for visiting my blog anw :3 nice outfits! :D

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  10. I'm loving those shoes! They are too cute
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  11. Vintage can be tricky, but extremely fun too! I love this dress and I don't think it is costumey at all!

  12. always love vintage look. fabs!


  13. very pretty outfit! i absolutely love that dress!
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  14. great location for take a photo . love ur vintage look.

  15. the dress is really cute <33 love the whole vintage outfit!
    and thank you for the suggestion! it's only the first half of 2013 and you've been to so many places O___O

  16. I love the polka dot dress, you look so cute!

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  17. Adorable outfit :) Such a cute little dress! ^^

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  18. Such a pretty dress and looks amazing on you! Love vintage clothing too :) xo akiko
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  19. Cute polka dress :)


  20. Such a pretty look! I adore your shoes! :)


  21. your dress looks so cute! i love the matching ribbon ring too!
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  22. you look so pretty and darling!! love the vintage vibe from this chic ensemble!

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  23. Love it, love it! The dress is gorgeous and the bag and shoes are just perfect ♥


  24. Your shoes are so fab! I also love your dress.
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  25. This is just such a cute little dress! Absolutely loving this whole look :)


  26. Your vintage dress is gorgeous! And it was such a bargain too. I really like how you styled it. I don't think it'd be too costume-y worn on its own though. I think it'd be really cute!


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