Monday, December 2, 2013

My Love Affair with Slouchy Pants

I don't like jeans. I am sure that to most people reading this post that may sound a bit odd, but it is very true. I am definitely a leggings and tights girl. This probably stems from spending a good deal of my early years in tights at ballet practice, with my Catholic school uniform, and leggings with just about everything else.

My mom bought my a really cool pair of jeans in the third grade with embroidery and mirror pieces at the bottom hem. This was the only pair I would wear for a few years and have continued to be picky about pants throughout my teenage years and twenties. 

Thanks to a the new slouchy pants trend I have found an alternative outlet for comfort. To me they are basically fancy pajama pants that I can wear to work. I was hesitant to try the trend until I saw some girls at my office wearing said pants. 

I really love them and think that they will be around for the next few seasons, so slouch away my friends. 

Jacket - Vintage
Sheer Tunic - Vintage
Slouchy Pants - TJMaxx
Shoes - Vintage
Rings - Mexico and other boutiques

I love this coat, its texture is out of this world. I really think that everyone should own a fun coat like this as it deviates from black and basic. 

The turquoise ring on the far left is from Mexico. I spent six weeks there studying abroad and promised myself that I would get a nice piece of turquoise. I didn't want the bright blue shade so this ring took me some time to find. The other rings are part of my usual pairings. 

How cute are these flats? I was totally sold when I saw the elephants on the heel. They are pretty well worn but that is okay with me. 

As a fairly new employee at Urban Outfitters, I was excited to make my first purchase with my discount. I wanted it to be something special, a total treat that was over-the-top. I think I found what I was looking for in this bib necklace. 

I hope that all my readers had a great Thanksgiving holiday! Christmas is right around the corner so remember to take time to call or see family and friends, the best gift of all. 

As always, check out my Etsy shop!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.

I don't think that I could have found a more appropriate quotation than the above to describe my life right now, thank you F. Scott Fitzgerald.

On October 21st I started working at Urban Outfitters Home Office in Philadelphia as an assistant buyer for Urban Renewal, the vintage division of Urban Outfitters. This has long been a dream of mine and I am so honored to be a part of a company whose amazing ideas and creativity have captivated generations of people and continue to do so today. 

Its quite a long commute from my apartment to work everyday, so I have not had a lot of time to blog… until now! I am hoping that in a few weeks my mind and body will be firmly set into its new schedule so that I can continue to blog steadily into the future. 

For now, I will give you a small glimpse of an outfit that I put together last weekend. My idea for a beanie with vintage brooches has really been catching the eye of many and earning itself a lot of compliments. I find this to be a fun way to update an accessory and make it more personal. This can be done with a wide array of accessories including purses, scarves, and belts. 

Try something new this week with your accessories and tell me about it below! 

Beanie - Forever 21
Brooches - Vintage
Leather Jacket - Guess
Necklace - Vintage
Bag - Vintage
Dress - Kirna Zabete for Target 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Bart Simpson is Fashionable

So I have to admit that I love wearing an entire outfit plastered with Bart Simpson's face. There is something about cartoons that gives people comfort. Perhaps its takes them back to a time when they were younger and less stressed. Or maybe they just really like the Simpsons. Either way, this outfit surely does elicit a lot of smiles.

Okay... to most people my hair is not "long". To me, it most certainly is. I am so happy about this as my hair grows like a snail. 

I love mums. But I hate the way they smell! I really wish they smelled like roses or gardenias or anything else! With such beautiful color, they need a beautiful scent. 

I do not have a perfect body and was hesitant to wear this top for these pictures but I figure... You are only 25 once, so go for it. 

What style all boils down to is confidence. You have to own what you wear. What exactly does that mean? Well, when you are wearing a two piece Bart Simpson outfit you cannot walk out of the house worried about what others are thinking about you. Let them think what they want!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Indian Summer

It is hard to believe that these photos were taken in the beginning of October. Temperatures nearly hit 90 degrees this past weekend leaving many people up in the air about what to wear. Truth be told it was warm all weekend so summer clothes were a perfectly fine option. 

Hat - Target
Necklace - Vintage
Dress - Vintage
Belt - Vintage
Bag - Target
Shoes - Target

Can you see the crane in the background? This is the second time I have seen him at the river.

Obsessed with this fruit necklace I bought on Etsy a few years ago. It reminds me of the Runts fruit-shaped candy that come out of the 25 cent machines. 

Check out my Instagram (@OtherPeoplesTrash) for daily vintage clothing sales or my Etsy shop.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Geisha Meets Go-go

This was my mother's dress. Her cousin bought it for her when he was in Japan during military duty. After she passed away I inherited it, as you can see below. This is the first time since I was much younger that it has fit me, don't ask me how since my sweet tooth often gets the best of me and my hips.  I think that the color is absolutely beautiful, especially on people with fair skin. 

Another special aspect of the outfit is the shoes. Soon to be put up for sale in my Etsy shop, these leather sandals have an amazing cut out heel and front buckle. They remind me of the sixties, when women wore housecoats and baked cakes in pink ovens. Shoes from the sixties mixed with a geisha gown creates a look that is a little unusual but it totally works.  

I have gone with a deep red lip for the fall. What do you think?


I really do love the closures on this dress, so delicate.

How amazing is that heel? It surprises me that the shoes are incredibly supportive despite the lack of core in the heel. 

The statement buckle is so important. It complements the heel in more ways than one. 

Just a little close up. Hair and makeup not perfect, but in reality... nothing is.  

Do you own any pieces with interesting histories? I would love to hear more about them. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Selling Vintage in Kennett Square

This past weekend was the annual two-day Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square. I decided to take advantage of my close proximity to the festival and sell some vintage clothing right from my front porch. I had a really great group of people stop by and shop, and for this I am very thankful. The weather was amazing as were all of my friends who stopped by to say hello and show some support for Other People's Trash Vintage Clothing

The dress below was a piece that I really debated on selling or keeping. As you can imagine, I opted for  keeping this special dress. 

An entire table of goodies. My accessories table included shoes, boots, jewelry, hats, scarves, and bags.   The hat boxes added an extra vintage flair. 

Racks upon racks of clothing. As you can see I color coded for easy shopping and a fun effect. 

I really do love my dress form. This dress got more compliments than any other piece. Unfortunately it was not purchased do to sizing. It fits a size four perfectly and can be purchased here

A view of the street fair from my porch. Most vendors on my end of town were sampling all sorts of yummy food like cheeses, chocolates, and dips. 

Don't you just love my sign? I had the cutest balloons but a lot of them popped in the sunshine. Or maybe it was just all the vintage energy in the air! 

Hanging the clothes up was my boyfriend's idea. I cannot take credit for his creativity. It really helped get the attention of the crowd. 

Like a boss. There is nothing else to say. Except that I really love that faux fur leopard coat and think that someone needs to make it a part of their winter wardrobe. 

How was your weekend? Does your town have any street fairs?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Roses Are Red, My Dress is Blue...

I hope all of my U.S. readers thoroughly enjoyed their labor-less day yesterday! I myself had a fabulous weekend filled with all sorts of things that make me happy: the people I love, Bloody Marys, fashion, and sleeping in until my body felt well-rested.

I did spend a good amount of time preparing for my vintage clothing sale this upcoming weekend in Kennett Square. Every September the town hosts its annual Mushroom Festival and I take advantage of the large crowds. Last year I did it for fun and actually promised myself that this year I would take it more seriously offering women's and men's clothing in a wider range of sizes.

All of the items in my Etsy Shop will be for sale as well as some that have not even made it to the mannequin for photographing. If you live in the Philly area I highly recommend visiting Kennett Square next weekend for this event.

Sunglasses - Rayban
Necklace - Vintage in My Shop
Dress - Vintage (soon to be in shop, contact me if interested)

This bag is amazing! It is very vintage and so mid-century chic. The shoes are also amazing and other than for these photos have never been worn. 

I adore these Raybans! The color has long since been retired so I keep mine in tip top shape a.k.a. I hardly ever wear them in fear of breaking them or losing them. 

How was your weekend?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ten Things to Bring on a Thrift Shop Trip

1. A Cross-Body Purse - Keep your hands free while you browse through the racks.

2. Time - This is not the place to get in and back out in ten minutes. Come here when you know that you have time to look.

3. Measuring Tape - If trying on used clothes makes your skin crawl then do yourself a favor and bring something to measure the clothing. Just remember a flat measurement does not account for curves.

4. Comfortable Shoes - You will be on your feet the entire time so keep them pain free.

5. A Friend or Significant Other - If they are not thrift people there is a good chance that your enthusiasm will rub off on them, I have seen it happen before.

6. Smart Phone - Wondering if a piece is vintage or not? Bring your smart phone and do some research in the store.

7. Discount Card - A lot of thrift shops have discount cards that offer daily deals on certain items.

8. Something of Your Own to Donate - It is all about give and take and its for a good cause.

9. Multiple Methods of Payment - Some stores only accept cash, others will take credit cards but only certain types or for certain amounts.

10. Hand Sanitizer - You are going to need this for after your searching.

Speaking of vintage clothing... Check out the latest additions to my Etsy shop.

Have questions about any of the items above? Comment below!