Friday, August 30, 2013

summer vs. fall

vintage crochet top - estate sale
kimchi blue skirt - thrifted!!! (best thrift score eva!)
gold montego bay sandals - thrifted

One of my favorite things to do is pair two unexpected things. Like this vintage crochet top and the fancy bubble skirt. Old versus new. Casual versus dressy. Dull versus shiny. Rough versus smooth.

And SUMMER vs. FALL!!! It's crazy hot here, and I am ready to wear sweaters, and boots, and SCARVES!!!

But I digress... the crochet top is a nod to the coming fall season, while the skirt and sandals admit it's still summer. :)

I'm starting off this Labor Day weekend with going to see some art tonight. What are your plans?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

black and white and red all over

black and white kimchi blue top - urban outfitters
vintage red velvet pants - estate sale
rocket dog shoes - thrifted
Why red velvet pants? 
Why NOT red velvet pants!
They are red. They're velvety. And they are vintage pants.
It's obvious enough to me. :)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

no rules boho grunge chic

vintage hand painted shirt - estate sale
vintage flag patch jeans - yard sale
mossimo sandals - target
embroidered clutch - borrowed from my daughter

Mixing it up here.

The jeans are grunge. Straight out of the 90s complete with an American flag knee patch.

The shirt is totally boho, hand painted back in the 60s.

They came together in an unexpectedly chic way.

It's vintage style, people. There are no rules. ;)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

pieced together

vintage quilted vest - yard sale
nude top - ...not sure
blanco jean skirt - thrifted
matisse boots - thrifted

This vintage vest is so amazing! It's quilted together by hand with so many pieces of vintage fabric. (Vintage fabric is one of my weaknesses!)

My inclination is to go hippie with it and not wear a shirt under it. But for the sake of modesty, I chose a nude colored shirt to showcase it.

I had fun with this outfit! Hope you enjoy it. :)

Monday, August 26, 2013


silk gap blouse - thrifted
vintage striped belt - estate sale
vintage corduroy bellbottoms - estate sale
gold montego bay sandals - thrifted
black and white chevron clutch - white house black market 

The idea of vintage corduroy bellbottoms doesn’t lend itself to dressing up for a night out, but that’s just what I did. I paired these with a silk top and gold sandals. The monochromatic color scheme ties it all together, and a sleek low bun, earrings, and nice clutch takes it up a notch from casual to upscale casual.

Did I mention corduroy and upscale in the same breath? A sartorial paradox of sorts, I suppose, but I do love how it turned out.

Friday, August 23, 2013

to market

I love this vintage 40s dress!

vintage 40s dress - estate sale
vintage belt - estate sale
veggie tote - farmer's market :)

And I love my farmer's market! Shout out to the Cottin's Hardware Farmer's Market! Veggies, beer, live music, and chess all in the back parking lot of a hardware store. Good times!

sale announcement

All shoes in the shop are $10! All of them!!!

Hope your Friday just got more Friday-ier. :)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

keeping it up

I’ve never worn jodhpurs (equestrian riding pants) before. This is my first go at it, and I think it worked!

white scoop neck top - wet seal, years ago
vintage jodhpurs - estate sale
vintage spectator shoes - thrifted
vintage green scarf - estate sale
vintage leather purse - estate sale
feather earrings - hmm.. don't know

I'm three for three! Third outfit post in a row! I'm keeping it up. :)

What are your thoughts on jodhpurs? Let me know in the comments below.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

a feather in her hair

The thing I'm looking at here in the photo is the weekend. It's not too far off. We'll be reunited soon.

gold necklace - urban outfitters
vintage necklace - estate sale
vintage corduroy vest - estate sale
white cotton skirt - hmm... can't remember
braided mossimo sandals - target
brown striped feather - owl :)

Special thanks to the neighborhood owl for keeping my feather supply stocked. :D

(Look for it tucked behind my right ear. Sorry this pic is a little grainy!)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

getting back in the swing

Hey there! I haven't done an outfit post in a looong while. I'm hoping to get back in the swing of it!

brown felt hat - banana republic
vintage sheer lacy blouse - estate sale
vintage corduroy skirt - estate sale
vintage cowboy boots - thrifted
vintage leather purse - estate sale
whew! that's a lot of vintage!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

sale announcement

50% Off Storewide at Good Karma Vintage Co.
I'm excited to be making some cool changes to the shop soon! First, I need to make room for some new inventory. So it's time for a MAJOR sale. I hope you find something you like!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

the secret garden

The lovely Rachel Coker of Rachel Coker Photography borrowed a 50s prom dress from the shop for a secret garden themed photo shoot. The results are absolutely beautiful.



Check out her facebook page for more fantastic photography, and if you're in the Williamsburg, VA area, you have just found yourself a photographer!

And if you are interested in the dress, it is available here.

PS - This young lady's got more than just photography going on. Google her. She's my new role model. :)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

playing catch-up

Hello there! Long time no see. I've been busy keeping up with the shop, but a lot of cool things have been happening that I want to share with you. This week I'm going to play bloggy bloggy catch-up. First up, a lovely blog feature. Love it when that happens! Check out this blog post from Susan's Diary - Vintage Style Meets Heavy Music. Susan has a fantastic vintage style, and I'm so happy she included my seafoam peplum outfit in her spring shopping list. Thank you Susan!!!

Vintage Two Piece Set : SEAFOAM PEPLUM top & skirt set w/ belt - $32

More bloggy bloggy catch-up to come. Stay tuned!

Friday, February 1, 2013

laying it out

I put together this outfit for a trip from Kansas, where it was 5 degrees when I left, to California, with a high of 77. Layering was essential. I wanted to be able to shed the leggings and sweater as soon as I arrived.

How do you pack for a trip? Do you lay everything out ahead of time? Or throw it all in at the last minute?