Friday, July 8, 2016

Vintage Love

You’re in for a treat today my Loves; today’s post is all about vintage, vintage, and vintage!!!! You’ve seen me in a number of style genres, but my absolute favorite of them all stems in a love of vintage. 
When I first started this blog, a great number of posts featured this very love.  In a sense, today’s post takes me back to my roots =) See examples here, here, here, and here.
I had the idea to team up with some of my FAVS in the vintage styling game and happily they have joined me for today’s post, all featuring the theme, “Vintage Love”! 

Please check out their vintage looks today:

Cynthia (Instagram)
SkittlisFashionBlog.co.uk 

Ragini (Instagram)
CuriousFancy.com  

Sacramento (Instagram)
mispapelicos.com
Today’s look features a vintage dress, bracelet, and handbag. I scored this dress on a trip back east, and the cost was $2! This highlights one of the many reasons that I will always love vintage clothing: You can obtain extremely well made clothing for a bargain price. I guesstimate that this dress is at least 30 years old, yet the color, design, and garment as a whole have remained 100% intact.
I’ve worn this dress a number of times, and styled it several different ways. For this look I went for ‘sassy’, and added in a modern shoe and red lippie to seal the deal. I happened on this red and white bracelet in my vintage birdcage (which is where I store 95% of my bangles) and wouldn’t know: It was a perfect match. I just LOVE it when things match perfectly =)
This dress has belt loops, but it did not come with a belt. Instead of cutting them off, I opted to add a thin belt from my collection. Fortunately, I had one on hand that matched up wonderfully.
If you find yourself loving vintage pieces, but unsure about how to get started on the fun, here are a few things that I have learned:
1. Shop off the beaten path. Go to stores that everyone does not already know about!
2. Go during the week, early, or just before closing. This is when restocks are often made.
3. Think I outside the box when you spot a great piece. For instance, my handbag is actually for storing perfume =)
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s post Beauties, I most certainly did!

Until next time,
XO


Sunnies: Marshalls| Dress/bracelet/handbag: Vintage, thrifted| Belt: Eliza J.| Shoes: Aldo, also worn here

16 comments:

  1. You are amazing beyong any word I could say, dear Joi.
    I love every single item you are wearing, and I am honoured to bits to share my love for vintage with you.
    Thank you sooooooooooooooooooo much
    Love and admiration

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    1. I had so much fun collaborating with you, and your style and creativity is such an inspiration!!!
      XO

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  2. You look AMAZING. Would you be okay with it if I painted any of these photos? I've been playing with ink/fashion-ish illustrations lately and have wanted to focus more on POC and fat women since there's so little representation, but I've discovered there's just a dearth of good stock photos to choose from. This is the sort of style I'm going for.

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    1. Hi Dani, Please reach me at inmyjoi@gmail.com to discuss further! This sounds most intriguing ;)

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  3. I love this look soooo much! I've always had a soft spot for vintage tennis dresses, and your styling is on point. And such a great idea to repurpose the bag, it's perfect!

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    1. Thanks Ragini!! I did not know what this design was officially called, but I am so happy to know it now :)

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  4. Everything you wear is representative of Pure Joi and I love, love your style.

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    1. I think this is a perfect tagline for me to use going forward Neti, thank you so much!!

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  5. Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! I don't even know what else to say! Everything is perfect in this outfit! And those fabulous shoes add the perfect modern touch to the vintage outfit! I love everything. Thanks so much for linking up On the Edge of the Week. I hope to see you again next Friday. Have a fantastic weekend!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thank you Shelbee!! I look forward to visiting your link up each week!!

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  6. I am a huge fan of white dresses and cannot stop buying or wearing them this Summer. Yours is stunning and you styled it beautifully. Love the heels. I am so glad I found your blog, I am a fan. I am Ada by the way. =)

    I welcome you to stop by, too. I run a style linkup on Thursdays, Joi. Welcome by and linkup with me dear. Come share your awesome style with my readers. Thank you!

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2016/07/thursday-moda-19-and-my-5-favorite.html

    Enjoy this week! Ada. =)

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    1. Hi Ada! Thanks so much for stopping by and for the wonderful compliments! I'll be sure to stop by your linkup on Thursday ;)

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