Is this vintage or just old?

posted on: 4/07/2011

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I'm not sure if this skirt is vintage or just thrifted. I did in fact get it at a thrift store, but it was probably made in during the 50s or 60s. How do I know this? Because the tag says my size but it doesn't hit my waist; it hits my rib cage. And I'm pretty sure people didn't have ribs back then. If they did, they certainly weren't the size of my rib cage -- which I must brag, is fairly impressive. 

So my wise friends, please educate this fool. What makes something vintage? I know that when I pick up Old Navy at thrift store that's obviously not vintage, but would this skirt be considered a vintage find? I told you I'm a fool, but also a quick study and I can bring snacks. 

7 comments:

  1. No clue, but I freaking love this outfit!

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  2. I'd say vintage! For sure. Lots of people say an item 20 years or older can be considered vintage and for the most part I agree. :) (not sure I'd give the outfit I wore to my first day of kindergarten the honor though...)

    Either way, you look beautiful!

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  3. I would agree more than 20 years and you can call it vintage! I'm having a slight obsession with high waisted full skirts. Loving the yellow with the navy...

    www.thestylestitch.blogspot.com

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  4. Kendi! I had this same question about stuff I found at the thrift store. I found this really great article that has helped me a lot! You should read it :)

    http://sammydvintage.com/2011/03/vintage-fashion-shopping/

    Hope it helps!!

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  5. Im not sure if its vintage or not, but I love the outfit! Great color combo!

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  6. Kandi! I came across your blog via pinterest and just have to say that 1) I just moved back to NYC from TX and am both in love with why you started this blog and in complete envy that I didn't think to do something like this you incredibly savvy woman you! 2) You are so cute. The husbands a great photographer. You're an action packed team.
    I really enjoyed stumbling upon this digital fashion oasis more so than the eye sores I have to endure on a daily basis.

    Sincerely *hugs*,
    Gigi

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  7. Agreed. This looks like 70s to me too. 

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