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?

February 18, 2009


I got my laptop back today! The problem was in the display, so I didn't have to lose any data (thank goodness!). Also, luckily I was still under warranty, because I guess the cost to repair it would have been more than the cost of the computer. So, thank you to my parents for having the wisdom to purchase a 3-year warranty when they first got me this laptop. Everything picked up right where I left off. It feels so good to have it back =)

Anyway! Enough of my rambling about computers and onto the vintage. As aforementioned, Mat and I took a trip up to Lansing on Monday, and we made out pretty well. I got this sweatshirt:

'80s Sportswear, super comfortable and I love how the cuffs on the sleeves are a different color.

Our other finds included a '70s Coke shirt, a couple of '80s Cedar Point shirts (one that we already have--that's how you know you go thrifting too often/have too many clothes!), an '80s Michigan State hoodie, a sweet '80s sleeveless Florida shirt, a leopard cardigan, and, the best find of all, an AUTHENTIC vintage Alice Cooper ringer tee! Expect pictures of that one soon, it is too good to be true.

On the way back, we stopped at Tanger Outlets and I got these cute Nikes for only 25 bucks:

They are really pink in person. I love them!

Every time we go to Lansing, we have lunch at our favorite sushi place, Omi. When I was going to school at Michigan State, we ate at Omi every single weekend (and sometimes twice in a weekend!). Now that I'm back home, we start to go through withdrawals and make the trip every few months or so, going to thrift stores to make a day out of it. Let me just say, Omi is the BEST sushi restaurant, ever. We have tried numerous other restaurants but seriously, nothing compares. Their portions are right and the prices are cheap, but what really does it is the spicy sauce; we have yet to find a sauce as delicious as theirs. If you have any sushi recommendations, please share them, but if you are ever in the Lansing area, definitely go to Omi!

I should also mention that every time we go we eat ourselves silly, even when we were going every weekend. After a salad (their ginger dressing is also one of the best!), we each had a piece of eel:

and then the main course:

That's two spicy California rolls on the left, and on the right, a red dragon roll (shrimp tempura roll with tuna and spicy sauce) and a tiger roll (spicy tuna with shrimp and eel). Uuughhh. I am drooling just looking at those pics. I could eat that meal for the rest of my life and be very, very happy.

This week is going by fast since I had Monday off, I can't believe tomorrow is already Thursday, and even better, pay day!

February 15, 2009


Here is my rad '80s Hawaiian Tropic long-sleeve shirt. This is probably my best long-sleeve shirt, it's so comfortable and worn-in.

Today Mat went with me to go see Coraline in 3D, which I highly enjoyed. I wish more of the movie had been in extreme 3D, but it was still really good.

I can't wait to go to Lansing tomorrow, and I should have some good finds to post. I hope everyone had a good weekend!

February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Here's a picture of the nicest shirt I wore all week:

Vintage Levi's western. I have one more (western) that hasn't been posted yet.

Mat and I aren't really doing anything for Valentine's Day, but we are going to Lansing on Monday for sushi and thrifting, so that should be fun. I get the day off for President's Day; I'm not sure why, but I'm grateful! What are your plans, did anyone do (or get!) anything nice for V-day?

February 13, 2009


Remember when TGIF meant good TV? Now nothing is ever on Fridays... which is why I end up being forced to watch Zombie movies. Anyway. Here's what I wore today. I've been way too tired this week to put much effort into dressing. Thank god it's the weekend, and I have Monday off!

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February 10, 2009


Here's what I see when I lie in bed. (lay? lie? I should know this by now.) Soon this rack will be out of here, as Thrifty Outfitters is relocating to a public location... Stay tuned for details! ;)

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February 8, 2009


Awesome vintage "Coventry City" football club sweatshirt. Tag is from the UK. So unbelievably soft!

Also, not vintage or thrifted but I scored a pair of Levi's 1966 remakes (skinnies) for 25 bucks, marked down from 100-plus!! Another pair of Levi's is absolutely the last thing I need, but who can resist that deal? Also... you can't go wrong with Levi's.

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February 7, 2009


So luckily, my Dad just got a new computer and I can use his old desktop while my laptop is being repaired. It's weird though not having any of my programs, and I don't want to download too many things onto here, so I'll just have to make do. I also don't have any speakers!

In the meantime, thank goodness for programs like Picnik so I can at least crop photos while I am without Photoshop. I miss having Poladroid!

This shirt isn't anything special but it is old and I just liked the anchors and boats:

Circa 1980s

I also posted an MSU Rose Bowl sweatshirt a while back and mentioned having the exact same t-shirt. Well, here it is:

Except it also has this graphic on the back:

I love this shirt but it is in perfect condition so I don't wear it too often for fear of ruining it. I'm weird that way about all white shirts.

So, that's all for now, but at least I can continue to update while I am sans-laptop. Tell me something good that happened to you this week, so I can pretend it happened to me! ha. =)

February 6, 2009


Unfortunately, my laptop crashed and so I may not be able to update regularly over the next few days. I'll try and do some updates from my phone, but in the meantime, please bear with me! Thanks guys =)

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February 2, 2009


Sweet '80s Car Tunes t-shirt.

Heroes is back on tonight! Anytime it goes on a hiatus, I always forget what the hell is going on with the story line.

Off to enjoy some hot chocolate and peanut butter cookies!

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February 1, 2009

Posting from my iPhone!

It's almost 40 today in Michigan, which feels like 60 after the weather we've been having. '90s Nike track jacket.

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