Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Personal Style: Madras Plaid

My outfit below is a great example of how a belt and some heels can take an oversized shirt and turn it into a great summer dress. The tag in this shirt says one size fits all, most likely made as a cover up of some sort. 

I cuffed the sleeves and belted the waist to complement my shape. It is a bad idea to judge clothing by its hanger appeal, especially something like this which has a lot of potential. Another styling trick is to leave a few bottom buttons unbuttoned. As you can see in the last picture below, a button or two undone makes for a less stuffy feel. 

To purchase this dress, email us.

Shirt - Vintage
Shoes - Vintage
Belt - Vintage 
Bracelet - Vintage

Sunday, June 29, 2014

What's New with Other People's Trash Vintage Clothing?

Summer is here and we could not be more excited for fall flea maket season! That being said, we are buying like crazy to bring you the very best vintage clothing, accessories, and home goods.  See all of our latest news below!

  • We have expanded our men's vintage clothing selection. What started out as a few random pieces has turned into a well-rounded collection of shirts, pants, blazers, coats, and accessories. 
  • We are working on our vintage baby collection for both girls and boys. Vintage clothing, but  pint -sized… super cute! 
  • Our shoe selection has grown, we now offer sizes 5-10 for women.
  • Our vintage goodies will be for sale at the following outdoor markets: Kennett Square Mushroom Festival, A Whole Lot of Lulu, and the West Chester Vintage Garage Sale. Dates and more info to follow! 
  • While we continue with our Etsy shop, we are looking to convert to our own website! 
  • We are now offering vintage clothing parties. We bring the vintage to you, you bring your friends and your shopping shoes. Perfect for bachelorette parties, girl's night, or birthday parties. 
  • Looking for something specific? We do take personal requests and would be happy to source something vintage for you. 
  • Our Facebook and Instagram presence is growing and we often post items for sale online, follow us at "otherpeoplestrashvintage" on Instagram and on Facebook
  • If you see something you like but it isn't your size, we would be happy to have it altered for you for a minimal fee. Don't let sizing issues stop you from owning that dream piece! 
  • We offer international shipping to many countries! Contact us for a shipping quote! We have shipped to the UK, France, Norway, Switzerland, Brazil, and all across the U.S.A.! 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Destroyed Levis: My Go-To Vintage Jeans

I rarely, if ever, wear jeans. I usually wear skirts, dresses, etc. My outfit below, however, was all about the denim. They are a special pair of Levis I found while on a vintage buying trip for work in California. I saw them and knew that I needed to have them. 

Instead of trying them on I did the "neck test". If you can comfortably wrap a pair of jeans around your neck, chances are they will fit your waist too, and these passed the test! This is a great way to "try on" pants without a dressing room. 

Their blown out knees and unique patching made these jeans a new staple of my wardrobe. My new problem is finding more like it! Since they are high-waisted they are perfect to wear with a crop top, like below. Cuffing them really helps create the "boyfriend" look that I really adore and creates a nice juxtaposition between the jeans and my heels. 

What is your go-to pair of jeans? 

Top - H&M
Jeans - Vintage
Heels - Zara
Sunglasses - Nich Boutique

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Gold Lion's Gonna Tell Me Where the Light Is

A floppy white hat and sneakers? You are right, that sounds kind of silly.  But it totally works. One of the best ways to create a unique outfit is to take two completely opposite elements and put them together. One of my favorite ways to do this is by mixing ladylike chic clothing with tomboy accessories. Put them together and what do you get? A lot of compliments. See my outfit below for inspiration. 

Dress - Vintage (contact me to purchase)
Hat - Walmart
Bag - Vintage Coach
Shoes - Forever21
Sunglasses - Ali Express 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The People Look Like Flowers at Last

Today is Easter Sunday, one of the most beautiful I have seen in years. It has been a long time since my last post but I am going to try my best to get back on a regular posting schedule. 

One of my greatest inspirations is nature, especially flowers. As you can see in the images below, my outfit and background are one in the same.

Happy Easter everyone! 

Jacket - Pins and Needles (Urban Outfitters)
Jumpsuit - Vintage
Necklace - Vintage
Belt - Vintage
Bag - Farmer's Market in Mexico 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Vintage Valentines: Super(model) Couples from the Past

In honor of Valentine's Day, I wanted to take a look back at some of the most famous couples in fashion history. Each couple below has one thing in common, that being supermodels. Despite the unfortunate outcome of each relationship, these couples are just too cool to forget. 

Kate Moss and Johnny Depp

I am not really a big Johnny Depp fan but I do love he and Kate Moss as a couple. Both of their careers were skyrocketing in the 90s, making them the ultimate super(model) couple. While the relationship did not last, a never-ending gallery of the couple caught in chic poses and clothing will fill Pinterest boards forever. 

Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere

Talk about an All-American couple! Women were swooning for Richard Gere post-Pretty Woman so one can imagine that he could have dated just about anyone in those days. In 1991 Gere married supermodel Cindy Crawford, who was 25 at the time. Crawford's face, mole, and curves made her one of the sexiest supermodels of that era. Their marriage lasted four years, not too shabby by Hollywood standards.

Naomi Campbell and Mike Tyson

This relationship was doomed from the start. We all know that Mike Tyson has quite the temper, and Naomi is not much different. The did not last as a couple but starred in an amazing Vogue editorial, one where Naomi laid topless on top of Tyson in the middle of the Atlantic City boardwalk. These images remain the favorite of Vogue's Executive Fashion Editor, Phyllis Posnick. 

Claudia Schiffer and David Copperfield

A model and a magician, to me this is the ultimate in cool couples. Schiffer and Copperfield were engaged for five years, but eventually their relationship was cut in half (haha!) when Copperfield's work got in the way of things. While they were dating, Schiffer would appear in shows, the ultimate magician's assistant in my opinion. 

Helena Christensen and Norman Reedus

Nowadays Norman Reedus is battling zombies on AMC's hit The Walking Dead, but in the 90s he was dating mega-babe Helena Christensen. Reedus was once a model himself so it was simply fate that the two would meet. For those of you who don't recognize her name, she is the girl rolling around topless in the sand in Chris Isaak's Wicked Game video. If any of the couples made it the furthest along, it would be these two. They had a baby in 1999 named Mingus and remain friends today. 

So many super(model) couples, so little time. Who did I forget? Tell me below!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Pre-styled Vintage Clothing from Other People's Trash

Some of us love shopping, others despise the thought of it. In the end, we all have to do it at some point in time. Despite this, even some of the most stubborn anti-shopping types like to shop for vintage clothing. Why is this? In my opinion, vintage clothing elicits memories from our past. This can be very comforting, especially when the future is a big "?" for most of us. 

A common "?" for those who shop for vintage is, "Where and how would I wear this?"  I hear this more often than not and would like to help those who wonder the "wear"and how. In the images below you will see pre-styled looks that I have put together, purely vintage pieces that complement each other, yet can be worn separately. 

All items are for sale and available for Paypal and ship, so please feel free to contact me with questions in regards to sizing or pricing.

Look One: 

I really love this look. The jeans are to die for, with embroidery on the sides and a super high waist. A crop top with peplum detailing can help balance proportions with a look like this, and keep with the western theme. The bag was hand crafted in Morocco (my dream vacation destination) and the hand beaded belt appears to be a souvenir from Colorado.  Finishing off the look is a pair of cowboy boots, what else? 

Look Two:

I am a really big fan of monochromatic dressing. Truthfully, I would wear this outfit with a green hat and bag but I decided to not go too overboard. Using a neutral like black is the perfect way to get as close to monochrome dressing as possible. A ladylike look such as this warrants an ultra femme hat, high heels, and structured bag. 

Look Three: 

Ah, the amazing orange coat. This piece is something so special and unique. It is something that you cannot find today. I personally love to mix orange and blue, and this camera bag is an amazing complement to the look. An oversized hat and geometric heels add some structure.

Look Four: 

This look screams spring and all the beauty that comes with it. A cocktail dress with surplice neckline and gathered waist complements various body types. A vibrant pink hat and yellow shoes bring out the various colors in the dress. Because of the this, keep other accessories neutral, like this brown belt and bag. 

Local to the Philadelphia area? Contact me about personal shopping appointments and vintage clothing parties!