02 May 2008

What I'm Wearing




romper: vintage
tights: American Apparel
jacket: H&M
shoes: vintage
necklace: UO
sunglasses: H&M (men's dept.)

I bought this romper at the thrift store this week and even though it fits me perfectly I had every intention of selling it in the store. It's the perfect floral print and it has the cutest flutter sleeves and laces up the front kind of like a shoe and even has a little bow. However, once I got it home I realized that is has a strange dark mark across the front around the hips (it doesn't show up in the photos at all). It's a pretty faint mark but it didn't come out when I laundered it. It's one of those imperfections that doesn't bother me in the least, but I'm not sure if I should sell it because someone else might be bothered by it. I actually prefer when clothes show a little wear and tear. I'm not talking gaping holes, but a little wear around the edges is nice. What do you think? Is a little wear and tear OK when it comes to vintage clothing or do you expect it to be pristine?

13 comments:

copperoranges said...

sometimes slight imperfections do bother me, other times not. i think it depends on the clothing.

also those boots are so neat.

katarina. said...

ooh i like outfits with black nylons a lott! you look absolutely great.

Pretty Pirate said...

For me, if the garment has imperfections it makes it interesting, unless it looks dirty. I sell vintage clothing as well and I also struggle with that same question all the time. I try to only sell the highest quality. If the garment happens to have a imperfection I always take a close up photo to show it. It's hard because they are old clothing and it is difficult to find vintage in pristine condition. I think the type of imperfection you mentioned for your dress is fine. I tend to use my best judgement, If I would wear it, then I would sell it because I am fairly picky with my clothing looking nice. Sometimes I do like things to look really worn, so I guess it just depends on the look you want.

Love your blog!!
xoxo
pretty pirate

Hailey @ stylesymmetry.com said...

For me as long as the seller is honest about imperfections than I can make up my own mind. Fading is not so bad, but big rips and stains are a never buy.

Jen said...

Exactly what Hailey said.

Celeste said...

I agree with the girls..If the garment has imperfections but worth it(& the price is right)..then its ok to me. Saludos!

styledigger said...

I love this floral skirt , it looks perfect with this leather jacket, nacklace-clock and this gorgeous shoes!

Rhiannon said...

I'm the same way--I don't mind imperfections at all. If I see something in a thrift or vintage store that has a little hole in it or something wrong I won't let that stop me if I really love the piece. But I have the same problem with selling . .. you never know what will stop a person from buying. Also when something I kind of love but intend to sell has a hole in it I use it as an excuse to keep it. :)

So good job with the romper! It's really really cute . ..

Stephanie said...

Ohhhh keep the dress! It looks great on you. I've been looking for something just like it, and no success yet.

It's sounds odd to me that someone would expect vintage clothing to be perfect. Sure, it's exciting when you find new-old stock clothing, but I'm totally OK with wear and tear. I prefer to feel cosy in an imperfect dress than paranoid that I'll ruin a pristine one.

Belle said...

I think vintage is better because of the quirks it has--at least they tell a story, right? For the most part, vintage is better quality so it's reasonable to expect some slight damage after decades of being worn.

awesome outfit and awesome lots this week, methinks I shall be bidding.

Sharon Rose said...

I think that imperfections are fine, as long as sellers are totally honest about it-I got caught out with my new Ossie Clark dress-the seller told of one fault and when I got the dress, there were about 6 she omitted to mention! I complained and got some compensation back, as I still really loved the dress-the quirks and imperfections do tell some story. plus you're less afraid to wear it when it's not immaculate!

Nita-Karoliina said...

you look incredible! love that romper, that pattern is amazing! i have the same jacket by the way, and i love it! it brings this rock and roll edge i think wich i like..

B.licious said...

such a cute dress!