December 30, 2008

Story of my Life

I'm not even a basketball fan, but for some reason I am obsessed with this 1987 Lakers t-shirt Mat has:

So, needless to say, I was THRILLED to find this bad boy waiting for me at Value World on Sunday:

It's from 1992 but awesome. I love it.

Mat wore this shirt yesterday and took this photo from his new iPhone:

I can only say that I am insanely jealous and soon will have my own iPhone. His shirt is sweet, too, from the 1970s.

I also picked up a few other items the day I got the Lakers shirt, and I am sure I will post them soon. Mat managed to find a pair of Frye cowboy boots! Frye boots are my dream thrift store find. Unfortunately, they are his size, not mine. There are a few other things that top my list of dream finds, items that I would keep no matter how much I could get for them. That list includes:
  • AC/DC Tour shirt (1980s or older)
  • Prince Tour shirt ('80s)
  • David Bowie shirt ('80s or older)
  • Social Distortion t-shirt ('80s or older)
  • Queen t-shirt ('80s or older)
Finding any of those items would pretty much make my life. What about you--what tops your dream list?

Oh yeah, and:

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December 27, 2008

Christmas Day

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and got everything you wanted. My Christmas was very laid-back; I split my time between my house and Mat's. I normally don't get dolled up for Christmas, so I just wore a sweater and some jeans.

I bought this MSU sweater forever ago, but this is the first time I wore it! It isn't my usual style, but it fits really well.

Mat wore a vintage Pony t-shirt.

We pretty much just hung around all day and ate a lot. I still wake up early on Christmas morning. We also watched The Nightmare Before Christmas, because I had never seen it.

Feel free to tell me all about your holiday!

December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve, y'all!

I had to work all day today, so I'm tired and am looking forward to relaxing, but I wanted to share what I'm wearing tonight:

A 1981 t-shirt that reads "Sneaky Peat." I think it was for a band?

I kind of hated this sweatshirt for a while because it dyed some of my favorite shirts green, but, it is super soft and holiday appropriate.

And since I'm baking cupcakes (Holiday Funfetti!), here is my beloved apron and one of my favorite thrift store finds:

It says, "For THIS I spent 4 years in college??"

You also get a nice glimpse at my holiday outfit, haha.

That's all for now. My family is waiting for me to start watching Christmas Vacation. We've watched it every Christmas Eve, without fail, for as long as I can remember. Do you guys have any holiday rituals?

I hope everyone has a fantastic holiday!

December 22, 2008

Happy Holidays!

I cannot believe Christmas is this week! I'm still not done shopping. After Christmas, Mat and I have a 50% coupon to use at Value World, which we got for spending over $20 last week. So, hopefully we can put that to good use!

Here's what I wore when I finally started my Christmas shopping this past Thursday:

This amazing '80s Batman tee, which is unfortunately distorted here by my camera. (In case you haven't caught on yet, I love all things Batman.)

I layered up with this Woolrich vest that I got last week. Mat found it but passed it on to me. He has the exact same vest in navy blue. I love the sheep on the back, and there are also sheep on the buttons!

The color is perfect, and the vest is so warm. It feels like I'm wearing a giant pillow.

To our Rock and Rummage event on Friday, I wore one of my all-time favorite t-shirts:

The bottom reads, "Jamaica, One Love." It is so soft and thin, and it cheers me up every time I wear it.

I also got around to organizing some of my closet, which for the most part is a disaster zone.

That isn't everything, but it is the bulk of my t-shirt collection. You can see why I need to sell things--I just don't have the space to keep them all!

I have the day off today, and I've been taking full advantage of it, which is why it's 3 p.m. and I'm still in my pajamas. I guess it's time to get moving, but tell me all about your weekend!

December 18, 2008

New Shirts

Here's some new items Mat and I picked up this week that will be for sale TOMORROW NIGHT at the Crofoot!

From left to right:
1970s Sweater; 1989 Detroit Tigers Sweatshirt; 1980s Sequin Shirt; 1980s Lacoste Cardigan

Michigan State Jacket; Trout Sweater; 1978 Spiderman T-Shirt; 1980s Levi's Olympics Track Jacket

And I saved the best for last....

A Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Shirt! A-mazing.

Click any of the pictures for a larger view!

December 17, 2008

I'm ready for the weekend

Somehow I never get anything done that I want to do, no matter how much time I have to do it. Oh, well. I have the day off tomorrow, so hopefully I'll get around to posting some more things.

Here is what I wore Sunday night:

Good long-sleeve t-shirts are hard to find. This one is nice and thin, and I like the graphic.

I also wore what is quite possibly the greatest shirt ever ....

Yep, that's my boyfriend's face! He screen printed it for me on a vintage purple Screen Stars tee. The white comes off a little Santa-y, but in truth, it is a spitting image.

Monday I wore a pink and gray baseball tee that I picked up back when we went to Lansing:

It is so soft and fits really well. On Monday we did a ton of thrifting, which is what I keep meaning to post, and also ate SONIC! Mmm, cheesy tots... and cherry limeade, always.

Yesterday, I had to work, but underneath my work clothes I wore this amazing Pegasus shirt that I got on Monday:

It isn't old, but it is awesome. It's thrifted, but is pretty much brand new!

Today I'm wearing an MSU shirt I found last week:

Sorry again for my crappy, crappy camera. The shirt isn't so spectacular, either, but you really can't go wrong with anything Michigan State! The shirt is from the '80s.

AND on that same day I got these awesome shades,

which I forgot about until I pulled out the shirt. The amount of clothing in plastic bags covering my floor right now is straight-up ridiculous.

One last thing:

THIS FRIDAY Mat and I will be at the Crofoot in Pontiac, reppin' Thrifty Outfitters, courtesy of Rock and Rummage. So, be there. The event is featured on The Crofoot website as such:

Prepare for a holiday dance of yester year, as the Crofoot twists the space time continuum into a knot and out falls Phonotropic's Bing Crosby's Holiday Dance & Shopping Explosion of Cheer and or Glee !!!!!

Performances by: Deastro, Vicious Cycles, Charlie Slick, Carjack, Sex Ghost, Champions of Breakfast, Downtime, Gad Kassian the Musik Selektor, the Phatboy Chef & Voltron, and more!

Visitors are encouraged to dance while drinking, shopping, talking, playing Nintendo, or dancing.

Plus more than a dozen vendors selling records, t-shirts, and nostalgic items with words attached to them like "The Goonies", "Garbage Pail Kids", and "The Dark Crystal" compliments of the great folks of Rock N’ Rummage."

It should be a good time, so if you are in the area, you should definitely check it out! Cover is $5. Event starts at 8 p.m.

That's all for me today! Peace.

December 16, 2008


I've been busy lately, which is both good and bad. The weekends especially have been extra crazy, leaving me no time to blog. To make up for it, this week will be full of picture-heavy posts!

Friday night I went to a formal dinner at a friend's house, which gave me the perfect excuse to wear my long-sleeve sequin shirt. I know I posted it a while back, but here is the shirt in full effect:

It is more silver in person. I also considered another outfit, but rejected it due to the cold weather:

The skirt is the vintage item. I just picked it up recently. I can barely move in it, but I love it! Here is a close-up:

It looks almost plastic-y, but feels like crushed velvet. I also got an amazing leather skirt yesterday that I will post soon!

Saturday night Mat and I did a Rock and Rummage event in Wyandotte, where I wore another recent purchase--a Christmas sweater:

This normally isn't my style but I really love this cute little sweater. I think it's because the fit is nice and slim, not like most Christmas sweaters you find at a thrift store.

Lastly, here is an item I picked up recently to be put in our Etsy shop:

I apologize for the crappy quality--I need a new digital camera (hear that, Santa?). This is a black blazer with gold stripes and gold buttons. It's perfect for the holidays!

I dropped about $40 yesterday at thrift stores (when I should be Christmas shopping), which got me a ton of new things, both for the shop and for my closet. I'll be posting all the new items on my blog this week before they go up for sale. Mat and I are also doing another Rock and Rummage event this Friday, and I'll post all the details for that tomorrow, so be sure and check back!

Well, that was my weekend! How was yours?

December 11, 2008


Today I'm wearing a late '80s/possibly early '90s striped shirt I picked up the other day at a thrift store, still with the original tags!

You can't really see in the picture, but there are three buttons on the left shoulder.

I also want to start sharing every now and then thrifted pieces I have previously sold. There is one jacket in particular that I sold soon after I bought it, but lately I have been regretting that decision. At the time, I didn't think I'd ever wear it, but I see now that I was so, so wrong. I regret not having a better picture!

I only have a picture of the front,

but the back is what made the jacket! The back had a large image of a silver, glittery unicorn. It was ... amazing. That jacket is one of the few items I regret ever selling.

I'll post more previous sales soon, as well as outfits.

On a side note, does anyone else love Pineapple Express? James Franco has been nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance as best actor in a comedy/musical. I find that to be hilarious and also well-deserved. Other great nominations are In Bruges for best comedy and both Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr. for Tropic Thunder (although I favor the latter!).

Well, I'm going to go enjoy the rest of my day off. I'm glad it's almost the weekend!

December 10, 2008

Just One Today

I planned on doing a little feature, but ran out of time. I'll try and get to it tomorrow. Think good thoughts for me around 2 p.m. tomorrow, and hopefully soon I can tell you why.

I picked this t-shirt up last week in Lansing:

And now off to work I go!

December 9, 2008


Whew! I have been a negligent blogger. When I started this blog I was unemployed, but lately I've been working an inconsistent schedule that hasn't left me much time to blog. Hopefully this will soon change, but for now, here I am!

This weekend was very, very busy. Saturday Mat and I had Rock and Rummage, which went incredibly well. However, I didn't get to bed until 3:30 a.m. and had to be back up at 5 to be at work by 6 for an eight-hour shift. Needless to say, that was a fun day. Once I was off, I pretty much slept until it was time to go to bed, when I slept some more.

Monday was spent thrifting and doing other errands, and also eating some fantastic mall sushi--two words that usually don't go together, I know! It was a pleasant surprise, so if you are ever out at Twelve Oaks Mall, definitely check out the Sushi Cafe.

Now, onto the photos!
Here is what I wore to Rock and Rummage:

A vintage Honda Gold Wing v-neck t-shirt.

Close-up of graphic, and you can also see my necklace, bought from Etsy seller Sweetheart Sinner.

Mat wore a vintage Harley Davidson t-shirt:

Over my Honda shirt I also wore this '80s plaid button-up:

Here is a picture of our booth at the Elbow Room,

which, by the way, if you're in the Ypsi area and haven't been to the Elbow Room, you need to go. It is a great time.

We also have more photos on our MySpace if you are interested, and Rock and Rummage has a ton of pics on their MySpace as well.

If you missed out Saturday, don't fret, because we will be in Wyandotte this Saturday from 3 p.m. until 2 a.m. for another Rock and Rummage event! There will be 10 vendors, 8 bands, dollar PBRs, and it is completely FREE. Don't miss it!

December 5, 2008

Romper Stomper

I think it's the weather getting me down, but I had the urge to wear something floral today, which is an unusual move for me and the reason I hardly own anything with a floral print. Lucky for me, I just bought this romper the other day, and I decided I didn't have to wait until the summer to rock it:

My problem is, it's 22 degrees outside, and while I have the bottom covered, I'm not sure what to wear on top. I need a long-sleeved black cardigan, but have yet to find the right one. I settled on this,

but I'm not too sure if it will keep me warm enough all day. I'm not even sure if I like how it looks.

No matter how many times I took it, the second picture kept coming out blurry! Also, in the past week I have bought this romper and 3 tank tops; winter is obviously not my favorite season.

Anyway, there is a chance I'll end up changing later in the day into a t-shirt, and if I do, then expect another post! Haha.

This weekend is going to involve not enough sleep. Mat and I have Rock and Rummage tomorrow night (see previous post!) and if you live in the area, we'd really love to see you there! Let me know if you have any questions.

That's all for now, but let me know if you have anything fun going on this weekend!

December 3, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mat!

Hello! I'm going to apologize in advance for a slightly boring post today. I was hoping to take pictures of some recent purchases, but I ended up being too lazy to do so. Hopefully tomorrow!

In the mean time, here are some shirts:

I work this yesterday to work, since I have to wear red. I like the hearts!

And I'm wearing this today:

I thought about selling this shirt but just can't bring myself to do so. I like the back graphic a lot, and the front is just too funny. Random factoid: Bob Seger was at my cousin's marching band competition one year; apparently his daughter is also in marching band.

Anywho, it's Mat's birthday today, so happy birthday, Mat! =)

And, for all of you who live in Michigan, we will be at the Elbow Room in Ypsilanti THIS SATURDAY for the Rock and Rummage Holiday Shopping Show! We will be selling our goods along with 7 other vendors. There is a DJ and the event is FREE, so come check it out! We'd love to see you there!

December 2, 2008


It's been a few days! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I've been busy working and whatnot, but this week I work nights and hope to get more done during the day!

Here's what I've been wearing the past few days:

This great '80s army sweatshirt, which is super soft.

This red t-shirt, which has a name (?) on the front and text on the back:

And, the best of the three, this amazing (and authentic) vintage E.T. t-shirt:

I couldn't believe it when I found this shirt. It is great.

Yesterday Mat and I headed out to Lansing for some sushi and thrifting! We only ended up making it to one thrift store due to bad weather, but it was still a successful trip. I think I got about 11 things? I had hoped to find good things for the shop, but I think I ended up spending more on myself, which tends to happen all too often. Mat found a Big "E" Levi's short-sleeve western! They stopped using the big "E" in 1971, so shirts with the big "E" tag are pretty rare. That was the first one we've found!

The best sushi place ever is in Lansing, too, so it's worth the trip.

That's all for now, but expect more posts this week! Tell me about your weekend!

November 28, 2008

Black Friday

Yo yo yo.

I have one shirt from my collection to share with you today, and a couple of shirts that will soon be up in the Etsy shop.

First, my shirt:

I like the pipe in the background! The shirt says "Touch the Earth" and is from the '70s.

Next, I will be selling this sweatshirt:

I originally bought it for myself, but it's time to let it go. I really like it, though--very '80s!

And lastly, this 1982 Blondie tour shirt:

I really like the style of this shirt and how it fits me, but sadly, I'm broke and need the money. There are three stripes on each sleeve, and the brand is The Knits!

Now I am off to work. Did anyone go shopping today? Did you get any good deals?

November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a great day of eating and relaxing! Those are my plans, anyway. Possibly some Wii action. In the mean time....

I wore this shirt on Tuesday. It's a thermal Harley Davidson shirt. The sleeves are a little short but overall it fits pretty well, and the graphic on the back is sweet.

Also on Tuesday, Mat and I went out to a Value World, where I found this little number:

Help me decide what to do with this! I originally bought it to sell but, having tried it on, now I want to keep it! The fit is amazing. It was hard to photograph due to the flash, but the picture on the left is more accurate--it comes off more silver than black. The problem is, I just don't have anywhere to wear it, so maybe I should pass it on to someone who can make good use of it. It's just so fabulous, I don't want to let it go!

This shirt, however, is going up for sale in our shop:

I like the cat faces, it's cute.

That's about all for now, in terms of clothing. Look out for more posts this weekend! I'll be sharing what I wore for the holiday and my new AC/DC scarf, which isn't thrifted or vintage but is definitely a throwback.

Monday, Mat and I are planning a trip out to Lansing for some thrifting (and sushi), so hopefully we have lots of good finds to share. An average trip to the Salvation Army out there looks like this,

so I'm hoping it's a good day.

Until then, I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving! Are any of you heading out tomorrow morning? If so, good luck! I'm staying in bed =)