06 June 2008

What I'm Wearing




top: vintage (Wasteland, Los Angeles, CA)
jeans: vintage Gloria Vanderbilt (Salvation Army, PA)
shoes: vintage (Salvation Army, PA)
purse: vintage (America's Thrift, B'ham, AL)
sunglasses: vintage (Root's Market, PA)

This morning's picture taking didn't go as planned as somewhere along the road I picked up an assistant in the form of a nine year old boy. He was one of those really gregarious kids that asked a million questions about what I was doing, why was my camera so small, was I supposed to be here, did I ask permission to take photo in the cemetery... and on and on and on. I finally said, "Where is your mother?!" But since he was incapable of taking a hint he just kept following me around bouncing his ginormous ball all along the path.

Anyway, these are the Gloria Vanderbilt jeans that I found at the thrift store last week. I can't tell you how long I've been looking for a pair of vintage jeans that actually fit. I think they are the Holy Grail of vintage clothing. These are super high in the waist with lots of stretch. They are a little worn in the knees and even have the little swan logo embroidered on the watch pocket. In other words, just about perfect. All I did was take them in a little through the legs. Here's a tip: If you want to sew your jeans tighter through the leg, sew a straight seam down the side using a long stitch length then try them on. If they are where you want them to be, go back over that long stitch with a shorter stitch length to strengthen the seam. If you messed up and have to take the seam out, the longer stitch will make it much easier. From experience, a seam ripper is quite a pain to use on denim.

28 comments:

Dotti said...

What a simple, clean and superb look. The top is just exactly what I could be dieing for and the pair of jeans, you are absolutely right about it, is perfect!

And what a cool boy – I wouldn't have dared to ask. Super cool you!

Pretty Pirate said...

Those jeans are perfect! I can relate to seam ripper/taking in pants thing. I learned that tip the hard way. Glad you shared it for everyone so they don't have to use trial and errror like us ;)

Fashion Ivy said...

Hey, great blog. Love it loads. Would u like to link with me?

jayne said...

Sometimes percocious doesn't even begin to describe kids haha, and why was he pestering you about being there. umm why was he there? haha

very 70s romantic outfit, love it

Lydia said...

those jeans are quite the find. sweet outfit, especially the romantic top.

allison said...

sally! i was wondering what type of editing you do on your photos to make them look all nice and vintagey? i'd love to get a tip or two.

x
allison

The Stylish Wanderer said...

I see Gloria Vanderbelt all the time at Goodwill. But I LOVE your pictures.

sleepyhead said...

g vanderbilts? amazing! they look fab on you.

The Clothes Horse said...

Very pretty, delicate top. Perfect for the humid days we are having.

Nichies said...

lovely getup! I could really use a pretty top like this!

Karima said...

lovely, lovely outfit. i want those sandals, and i wish i could wear a pair of tight jeans like you!

AlicePleasance said...

What a great pair of jeans! If I'll ever come back to US I wish I'll have a shopping tour with you!

michelle said...

Such a pretty outfit!

fashionpuppy said...

what a look! really - so simple and so WOW. I especially like the shoes, they keep it high fashioned! the boy sounds funny :D

Kira Fashion said...

simple and lovely...

a kiss!
see you!

terren said...

i love love love that top! so summery. congrats on the jeans, too :)

Knight Cat said...

your so cute!

would you like to trade links?

xxx
knightcat

makemoremistakes said...

I love your pictures!(and the outfit) what type of camera do you use?

I also like your blog a lot, would you like to trade links? I'd love to!

peace.
angela

HotPinkHeels said...

Beautiful outfit, very dreamy! I just love that delicate little cami on you, these pics have such a romantic vibe about them.
I really enjoy your blog!

elins said...

how do you do it?

Nita-Karoliina said...

those jeans are perfect!
i have linked u in my blog and i would be so happy if i see my blog in your blog roll someday, i really like your blog and visit here every day.

Malin said...

Thank you! I'm so glad you like it. :) I don't mind at all!

Irene said...

thank god i found you (your blog). my favourite blogger quit and i was so sad but you're definitely my new fashion icon :D ps. i love your tattoo!

Sally Jane said...

Hi! Thanks so much for all of your comments! I've finally updated my link list and I think I've included everyone that requested a link. If I missed you I'm so sorry! Please leave me a comment and I'll be sure to give you a link.

Malin: Thanks! I'll be posting it soon.

Irene: I'm so glad you're enjoying the blog!

Hailey @ stylesymmetry.com said...

Those jeans really are the prefect fit on you! You've inspired me to go thrifting today ;-)

Missa said...

I know it's been said but those jeans really are amazing on you and so perfect with that cute little top! I usually bypass the jeans while thrifting for lack of patience but you've inspired me to give it a go!

Effie said...

oh, those jeans fit like a dream!!
(and the story about the little boy makes those photos even more amazing!!!)

Market Publique said...

Amazing jeans! I also found my Holy Grail pair recently! Check them out on my blog, http://blog.marketpublique.com
<3 - mp