New In The Shop – HOT PANTS

These are vintage baby hot pants that are sparkly and are sure to dazzle. Really small size with no tag. Must have for any toddler not quite yet ready for a tiara! Check them out in the etsy store!

UPDATE!!!!

I’m just now noticing that there is a hole in the back. Maybe these were used for pet pants at one time? Maybe your baby has a tail? Either way they are sure to make a splash!

The Perils of Fashion Blogging

I bet you think it soooooo easy to write a style guide for the EveryMan, but in truth, there are a ton of undocumented pitfalls awaiting those who have the gift of thrift. While happening upon things like this decaying doll may be a tad bit disgusting, there are far worse items to uncover while digging through other people’s trash. One of the workers at the Bins recently told me that someone once found a HUMAN SKULL beneath a pile of clothes. While I’ve never incurred that ultimate of misfortunes, I have found used pregnancy tests. 

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And this bird thing in a frying pan.

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And just this weekend, something sealed in a biohazard bag. 

Look, I’m not trying to discourage you from going out and rooting around in giant piles of blankets, jackets, unpaired shoes, and treasures galore!!! In fact, quite the opposite. 

But if you want to go on this journey with me – see yourself go from frumpy to fabulous – it is imperative you understand that FASHION is all about RISK

Clear?

Soft Launch of the Sequins In Seattle Etsy Shop

I’m perplexed. Folks must have been pretty reserved about my “Elk Sweater That Maybe, Just Maybe Was Used In A Popular Macklemore Video" because it didn’t end up attracting any bids on Ebay. Maybe it’s because nobody uses Ebay anymore anyway? The new hotness is on Etsy.com, right? 

So here is the announcement of my new Sequins In Seattle Etsy Store. I’ve severely downgraded the price of the Elk sweater to $150 (what a steal). And I have big hopes of adding more items that Sequins In Seattles fans will love to acquire for their collections. 

I really came to this realization after passing on some items at the the bins this weekend. There was this great handmade t-shirt that I found that I didn’t think I could pull off myself, but that now in retrospect I realize would have made a great addition to someone’s wardrobe.

Look at the detail on this hand-crafted shirt! At first I wasn’t sure what a Spardan was, but I turned the tee over and all was made clear. Oh, right, THOSE Spardans!

I don’t plan on using the etsy site for clothing only. Fashion extends beyond the realm of body adornment – fashion permeates all facets of our lives. Wouldn’t you have liked to add this item to your home? 

I find so many things at the thrift store that would be perfect prominently displayed on a mantlepiece (not my own). I love that my new etsy store will give these high-end items a chance at a new life. Happy shopping!