Thursday, January 24, 2013
Look What I "Thrifted" Today
3 polyester old lady shirts from Pykettes. There was a major run on Pykettes today. The label says "drip dry" but you hardly even have to. They come out of the washer practically dry to the touch. There are no drips with polyester. Why and when did it go out of favor?
See the ruffly high collar at left? I love it and it is awesome. And it was $4. I got a white one with black stuff on it and a black one with maroon (maroon!) and blue stuff on it. So perfect and silky where silk is polyester. Fancy, fancy polyester.
And the 3rd one is navy and red with a little tie at the neck. This polyester old-lady shirt from the 80s is exactly what contemporary, expensive versions of this shirt sold at Banana Republic are referencing. Bam.
I also got a blue cotton oxford button-up mid-calf pleated skirt and a night gown, but I'll leave those to your imagination.
Having secured my mom's work wardrobe from 1984, I snatched up 12 plastic lunchroom trays that could very well have been used in my grade school. They seem familiar. I'm so pleased with it all. I've been wanting lunchroom trays for a while now.
I just had a feeling I should go to DI today. It's my room of requirement and it calls to me the way some people are called to home school or name their children something weird.
I hope you love my blouses. I hope one day we dine together on my vintage lunchroom trays. I hope you see me jauntily leaping from dock to shore in my pleated skirt this summer. And I hope you never see my nightgown, but imagine it as beautiful.