"" FutureLint (I have nothing to wear!): "So expensive."

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

"So expensive."

I was antique shopping with my mom the day after Christmas and after digging through a big rack of vintage clothes decided to buy only one dress. My mom said, "I really like that beaded cardigan, too bad it's so expensive." I hadn't even seen this awesome cardigan that was displayed on a dress form! It's sad that we both thought $30 was expensive... I realize that is the price of an average cardigan at say, Target, as opposed to this vintage hand-beaded one so we had nothing to complain about!  What can I say? I guess being frugal is in my genes! Luckily I was feelin' cashy since my grandma had just given me some Christmas money, so now it's mine-all-mine!
Glasses - Prada
Cardigan - antique shop in Hebron, IL
Tank - little boys Fruit of the Loom
Jeans - GAP
Shoes - thrifted Enzo Angiolini

Cardigan detail shot... there are sooooooooo many seed beads! It's insane! The tag inside says "Gene Shelly's Boutique Internationale. Hand decorated in Hong Kong."

Yes I am wearing this fancy pants beaded cardigan with a little boys undershirt. Some things never change.

16 comments:

Ashley J said...

That beaded cardigan is beautiful...what a great find!

Sal said...

GORGEOUS! Glad you splurged.

Work With What You've Got said...

SO pretty. And so you. I'm glad you took the plunge.

Allison said...

Beautiful! Good call on the spluring!

The Karen Chronicles said...

Amazing sweater - worth every penny of that thirty bucks!
Erin

Iris said...

Wow that cardi has such amazing detail! I would have though $30 was expensive too... I'm such a cheapskate :)

Kimberly said...

The cardi is gorgeous!! So worth the splurge. it goes wonderfully with the tee too.

Katie, Interrobangs Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny how thrifting skews your sense of cost (often in a good way)? I'll go to stores now and say, "$15? They're mad!"

However, well done on "splurging" - the beading on that cardigan is stunning and hand-beading is much more durable than machine work.

Lindsey N. said...

What an amazing cardigan! If anything is worth a "splurge" it's definitely that!

Lindsey Soup

Shey said...

wow, what a beautiful sweater! I'm the same way, maybe because of thrifting I have come to expect certain things to be a certain price but sometimes it's worth paying a little bit more, especially when the item is very rare, 1950's cardigans and beaded are very rare so it was worth the price. =)

Fashion Therapist said...

Well worth the $30! The detail is so unique and you know you can't find something like it anywhere else.

Lesa said...

Totally worth the money--stunning!

Boutique Girl said...

Gorgeous cardigan!

CAITLIN said...

wow, that is gorgeous... i'm totally stingy at thrift/antique shops as well. i guess it's just because i go in expecting an incredible deal and if everything is priced above my expectations i refuse to give in... i'm glad you gave in! it looks lovely on you :)

wardrobeexperience said...

this cardi is so lovely... amazing, gorgeous, blablabla. can't find the right word...

http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

Ena said...

Love, love, love the beaded cardigan!

*Ena*

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