June 11, 2009


This picture is terrible but it's a good depiction of how I feel in the morning, ha. This is a pre-coffee photo, and my eyes are obviously not yet adjusted to the light.

The shirt reads: "Another boring day in paradise ... Key West." It was a good find, although it was almost ruined at one point. I washed it with a green sweatshirt (another thrift store purchase, and one that I assumed had been washed many times before), and the sweatshirt bled all over my entire load of laundry. The yellow color of the shirt turned into a sort of puke green. Luckily, most of it washed out, but it still isn't as bright as it was originally. Still, salvaged.

Last weekend Mat and I did another Rock and Rummage in Toledo, Ohio. It was a good time, and if you get the chance to go to a Rock and Rummage, I highly recommend that you do. Check out the MySpace for more info: http://www.myspace.com/rockandrummage

May 29, 2009

Heroes in a half shell!

I am the worst at blogging, I know. I'm hoping that the summer brings lots of good outfits and lots of opportunities for photos. I've been busy re-watching the first season of True Blood (ha) and haven't had much time for the computer.

I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend; I ate a lot and did go to some thrift stores but only got a couple things.

Anyway, 1991 t-shirt for the second Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (live action) movie:

This shirt was for sale for a little while but I decided to keep it for myself -- you snooze, you lose! It's pretty awesome and I like the TMNT movies more than I should probably admit.

I'll leave you with this:

May 22, 2009


What is up.

Today I wore this shirt:

Early '70s Fruit of the Loom gym class t-shirt. I really like the shade of green and it's soft as hell.

Only had to work a half-day today in honor of Memorial Day weekend. I'm hoping to get to some thrift stores Monday, but who knows.

After work, I stopped by a bike shop and then grabbed a cupcake at Just Baked:

I had no idea a cupcake bakery even existed near me until yesterday. Consider me a regular.

I'm in the process of fixing up a vintage Trek (and by fixing up I mean, I buy the parts and Mat and his friends do the work -- I don't know much about that end). The frame itself is gray but I'm going to outfit it with pink components -- pink tires, seat, chain, and crank. I already got the chain and crank, and I picked up the same grip tape that's on my Schwinn. I'm probably going to get some pink brake cables, too.

I can't wait to get it going, I'll be sure to post pics!

May 17, 2009

Rock and Rummage

Last Saturday, Mat and I participated in the Rock and Rummage 2nd annual Spring Cleaning Spectacular. There were 8 amazing vendors, + a DJ and ticket giveaways. It was a good time, and we were able to sell a lot of shirts. Here's some pics from the event, which took place at the Belmont in Hamtramck:

Our setup.

Showing off some shirts.

The best part, though, was probably the T-shirt I was wearing, which Mat found at a Salvation Army the week before ....


I lucked out -- the only reason the shirt is mine is because it currently fits me better than him. If that ever changes, I have to give it back. The shirt is so ridiculously soft I can't even tell you, and I love the color. Oh yeah, and, VAN SLAM.

Worn with some '92 Nike Sonic Flights, also Mat's find. He's had them for awhile but I finally got to wear them out. I'll post some pics of the shoes later.

May 12, 2009


Again I have been neglecting! Mat and I were really busy setting up for Rock and Rummage this past weekend, which I will talk more about in a subsequent post. For now, I want to give you a treat -- you've earned it.

Here it is, an authentic vintage Beatles shirt circa 1980:

I was in pure shock when I found this shirt. I've seen remakes, sure, but an actual vintage Beatles t-shirt? Amazing. It's printed on a Hanes 50-50 tee, so you know it's good. I'm not even a big Beatles fan, but this shirt is so awesome.

You may also have noticed a new addition to my arm; perhaps I will most more about that later, too.

In the meantime, I hope everyone is having a good week. Go see Star Trek!

May 7, 2009

I'm Sorry!

I'm sorry for neglecting the blog... I really am back! After this week, I should be able to post more. Here's a shirt I wore last week to go out to lunch with my work:

Mat actually found it, he has good taste. The front has a bunch of buttons so you can button it any way you like, and the collar folds over (should have taken a picture like this). I started off leaving a few buttons at the top undone, but then I buttoned it all the way. I'm not sure which why I prefer.

I love the back!

The best part is, it was only a quarter! And as far as lunch goes, it was delicious, and ended with a nice banana chocolate mousse. =)

So, more to come, hang in there! By the way, did anyone see Wolverine? Thoughts?

April 28, 2009

Bike Show

Sunday, Mat and I went to a bicycle show in Ann Arbor. We were hoping to come back with some new bikes, which unfortunately didn't happen, but we did score some new t-shirts.

This shirt is super comfortable:

His is even better, I'll try and get a picture. We also hit up the Value World out there and I found some good shirts, including a Detroit Tigers shirt and a 1985 Yngwie Malmsteen tour t-shirt. All in all, a good day.

I spotted a vintage purple Fuji last week at a different resale shop, but when I went to go pick it up, it was gone. I love my Schwinn, but I'm on the lookout for a second bike.

April 25, 2009

Look at that, two posts in two days! I am on a roll.

The weather is AMAZING, yesterday it hit 85 and right now it is 79. I went for a 2 hour bike ride this morning, and I think I made it about 25 miles. The weather was perfect and I felt amazing.

Last night Mat and I rode around a little bit (he was riding a Volkscycle) and ended up getting ice cream cones and Slurpees. It doesn't get much better than that, in my opinion. Since it was in the '80s, by the time we got back to his house we were drenched. I threw on these vintage Nike shorts:

I love 'em! Not to mention, I'm so happy that it's shorts weather. It was a long, long winter, and I'm glad it's over! Tomorrow we are going to check out a bike show/swap meet, and so I'm hoping to come home with a second bicycle... we'll see!

We haven't really been thrifting a lot lately, partly because we don't have the time and partly because we don't have the space for anything, but don't worry because I have lots and lots of items not yet on the blog.

Have an amazing weekend!

April 24, 2009

I'm Back?

I am considering starting up this blog again. I really miss doing it. The only problem is, I'm not sure if I will have the time to devote to it. But I'm going to try and make the time. So if you have continued to read this blog, then thank you for your support and I will be back!

I still have a few photos that I never got around to posting, so check out this vintage Levi's Olympics velour track jacket:

I believe this was for the 1984 Olympics. Check out the patch on the back!

That is the best part. We actually own three of these jackets now, but mine is the only one with a patch. Pretty rad.

It is finally starting to feel like spring here in Michigan; it's actually supposed to be 80 all weekend. I'm contemplating buying a second bike; I don't really need it, but I want it. Is that a smart way to spend $75? Hmm. Thoughts?

March 24, 2009


I apologize for the lapse in posts. To be honest, I have been contemplating the future of this blog. I recently created an account on Tumblr and am considering merging this blog with that one. I just don't have the time for detailed posts, and so I like Tumblr's functionality. I'm still debating, but I have a feeling this blog will eventually become obsolete.

In the mean time, here's an '80s sweatshirt for a liquor store:

Close-up of the logo:

Do any of you use Tumblr? If so, send me your links!

Check out my Tumblr blog at: http://www.chocolatecupcakes.tumblr.com

March 20, 2009


Shirt of the day: 1986 Liberty Ride cycling shirt. The back says "Official" across the top in cursive.

I set up a tumblr account, so check it out: chocolatecupcakes.tumblr.com

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March 18, 2009

The times, they are a-changing...

Spring is definitely on the way, and I could not be happier (although, living in Michigan, I know not to get my hopes up!). I cannot wait for bike rides and Slurpees/tall cans of Arizona Green Tea every day.

Since this blog is about clothing and not the weather, here is a 1980s Kings Island t-shirt:

I neglected this shirt for a little while but recently rediscovered it. I love the graphic! For those of you unfamiliar with Kings Island, it's a U.S. theme park (although I've never been there).

I hope everyone had a great St. Patrick's Day and is fully recovered.

One exciting bit of information: If you know me, you know that I do not yet have my driver's license. I hate driving, to be honest, and am just nervous to take the test. However, I FINALLY scheduled my road test, so I will be taking it on April 4. This is a big deal for me and for the people who will no longer have to chauffeur me everywhere, haha, so, yeah.

March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Picture is from the Detroit parade on Sunday. T-shirt and vest are both vintage.

The parade was a lot of fun, although I may have had too much fun. I've had the Guinness shirt for a while now, but hadn't worn it yet. This seemed like the perfect occasion. The weather was BEAUTIFUL and should be again today!

Mat wore a vintage Pendleton flannel:

We didn't do much else over the weekend. Mat made we watch a British movie called Severance; it's a horror film, but also a comedy so that's the only reason I could tolerate it. And it was pretty funny. I don't do so well with the blood and gore.

Tonight we will most likely watch The Boondock Saints like we do every year. What are your St. Patty's Day plans?

March 14, 2009

Snack Pack

I went for my first bike ride of the year today! After the weather we've been having in Michigan, 43 degrees feels like spring. Here's some AMAZING Nike spandex leggings.

Unfortunately, the right leg has a huuuuge run down the front. Maybe I can try stitching it up? =\ I'm not very advanced with a needle and thread, but my sister has a sewing machine. Regardless, I still wear 'em to ride in. (However, if I could get the hole fixed I'd possibly try and figure out how to wear them in public).

I realize they are somewhat see-through, but I wanted you to get the full effect of how awesome I look riding my bike, hahaha. This is what I wore, except I wore some gray capri sweatpants over the leggings, due to the weather. Now picture that getup with a pink helmet and pink faux Ray-Bans, and you can start to envision the radness (or wackness?).

Sorry for the lack of clothing posts lately, I haven't had much time at my computer. I have lots of photos, though, waiting to be posted.

Tomorrow Mat and I are going downtown for the Detroit St. Patrick's Day parade, so maybe I'll have some photos from that.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

March 13, 2009

Mat's Room

Here's just a small sample of the various art and wall decorations Mat has found at thrift stores. The mirror hangings are from the '60s and still had the original tags! The print is my favorite of his five Marushka prints; I have two.

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March 10, 2009

Playboy Club

I had hoped to make a legitimate post today, but it didn't work out. In the mean time, here's something to tide you over:

Original 1970s Playboy Club mug, from the Chicago club, courtesy of my Mom!

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March 8, 2009

Daylight Savings

1980s Darby Downs t-shirt.

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March 7, 2009

This shirt is as old as I am!

1986 Alaskan marathon t-shirt.

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March 5, 2009

I want to ride my bicycle...*

It is 50 degrees out right now and, compared to how the rest of the week has been, it feels effing amazing. With all the snow melted, I really do want to go for a bike ride, but for now I'll settle for this cycling-related t-shirt:

I love this shirt. The graphics are awesome, the colors are perfect, and it is unbelievably soft. Circa 1990.

Back view:

I love that font!

I rode my bike constantly over the summer, and as soon as the weather starts to get consistently warmer, I can't wait to ride it again. It looks so sad and lonely sitting in my garage.

I mean, check this beauty out!

I have a different seat now, though (Fuji!), and so it looks even better. My bike is a former 10-speed 1970s Schwinn Sportabout turned single speed. I bought it off of eBay a few summers ago, and it is still in amazing condition. Some minor work has been done but overall it is a solid ride. I need to move somewhere warmer so I can ride my bike every day!

I have a few good bike jerseys I've found at thrift stores that I'm sure I'll get around to posting eventually, and Mat has an awesome collection of vintage jerseys, including a Nike cycling tank top.

Who's got love for their bike?

*I was singing Queen, by the way, in case you couldn't tell.

March 3, 2009

Another Michigan State Shirt

I really have too many Michigan State shirts, but then again, I don't believe in such a thing!

Nothing special, '80s Soffe-brand MSU t-shirt. Here's a picture of the tag:

I can't wait to go see Watchmen, hopefully Friday but for sure by Sunday. I haven't yet met my goal of finishing the book before I see the movie but maybe I can cram and get it done by the weekend. I just hope the movie lives up to its expectations, although I think if anyone can do it, it's Zack Snyder (although V for Vendetta was certainly another amazing Alan Moore adaptation, but I haven't read the graphic novel).

That's all!

March 1, 2009

Cupcake Tattoo

Last night Mat and I headed down to the Motor City Tattoo Expo in Detroit.

Rad '80s Adidas tank top:

Finished product (for now):

I have an awesome collection of tank tops, even though it isn't extensive as my t-shirt collection. I can't wait until it's warm enough to show them all off.

February 27, 2009

Chris Brown is a turd

Okay, this is why I should never take pictures when I wake up in the morning, but I was determined to post a blog today, so here you go!

'80s track jacket. Apparently there are stains on that shirt. Oh well.

I realize I am inconsistent in posting. I'd like to post every day, but I guess that is unrealistic. However, I will try to get around to posting almost every day!

Here's a side view/mug shot:

It's not an Adidas jacket, by the way.

Can I just say that I am so happy it is Friday? I've got big plans for the weekend, but I think I'll keep it quiet for now. What about you, have anything fun going on? Did you have a good week, a bad week? Mat and I had half-off coupons for Value World this past week, but unfortunately we didn't find very many things. We have more for March so hopefully we do better next time around!

Also, supposedly Chris Brown is going to attempt to claim that he beat up Rhianna in self defense. Really? What a ... feel free to fill in the blank.

February 24, 2009

Fat Tuesday

Happy Fat Tuesday! I was lucky growing up in that my parents weren't religious, so I never had to give up anything for lent. I was, however, all for a day celebrating gluttony, but, to be honest, that's pretty much an average day for me.

Today I wore an '80s Cedar Point shirt (if you aren't familiar with it, Cedar Point is an amusement park in Ohio).

The shirt is super soft. We actually own two of the same shirt, one of which is for sale, if you're interested. You can find the shirt on our MySpace (check the "Places of Interest" album). I believe both shirts are a Medium. Message us for more info.

Also, Joaquin Phoenix is going to be making some guest appearances on the blog. Here he is rocking a vintage Black Lake t-shirt:

What a stud.

(Just kidding, Mat. You > Joaquin)

February 23, 2009

Just Do It!

Okay, this is actually a fake Nike shirt ('80s Hanes long-sleeve tee) but I really like the colors. I was going to post various Nike shirts I used to own and have since sold, but I'm short on time and so will save that for a later--but not too late!--date.

I need to find a way to take more interesting pictures and figure out what the heck to do with my face, haha.

February 22, 2009


I can't get over how rad this shirt is. It fits like a glove, is supersuper thin, and the graphic speaks for itself. I'm not even a huge Alice Cooper fan or anything (although my mom was at my age!), but as far as t-shirts go, this is one of my best finds. It's got a few small holes but, since I'm keeping it for myself, who cares.

Here's a close-up of the graphic so you can actually see where it says Alice Cooper:

And also a picture of the tag:

I should also point out that the colors on the print are neon in real life. I am in serious love with this shirt.

Mat and I went thrifting today but unfortunately didn't have any good finds. There was this decent leather jacket,

but the price was ridiculous, and Mat's jacket collection is pretty well-stocked as is. I also found a fucking amazing LEATHER SKORT but unforch it didn't fit over my butt. Maybe next time.

We started our day by eating SONIC, which is a favorite pastime of mine (and an excellent hangover cure, if I might add).

I hope you all had an amazing weekend, back to another work week...

February 21, 2009

Winter Blues

It is snowing like crazy right now and I am less than thrilled about it. Hopefully spring is just around the corner .... I miss riding my bike!

Anyway, here are two of the shirts I got in Lansing last Monday:

I'd been looking for a decent leopard cardigan for awhile, and I think I succeeded with this one. Not vintage, but for 3 bucks, you can't beat the price!

I tried to post this last night, but the program I was using to post from my iPhone seemed to stop working, so, here you go:

I also have to post this pic of Kate Beckinsale because now I need a leather dress in my life.

Amazing. I was hoping to do some thrifting today but the weather might alter my plans. We haven't been going that much lately because a, I barely have the room for new clothes and b, I'm trying to save my money for other things, but I can only hold out for so long!

If you like martial arts movies, or you like Ong Bak or The Protector, then definitely check out Chocolate.

It's basically about an autistic girl who eats M&M's and kicks ass. It's not very strong on plot points, but the fight scenes are great. Definitely check it out.

We also watched The Host last night,

which was pretty good, as well.

I hope everyone is having a good weekend. Any fun plans?