young hearts run free

posted on: November 9, 2010


I used to have the worst time vintage shopping. I was impatient, never found my size, and ultimately discouraged. The more I went into vintage boutiques though, the more I learned about what I liked and what to avoid. Almost a way of narrowing the search down in a giant store full of one-of clothing items. My latest epiphany came at the good old Value Village. I was looking for a silk button up blouse and was leaving the store empty handed and frowning. Then just as I was about to leave my eyes wandered to the left at the men's section. I thought about how maybe just MAYBE there was a hope that I'd find what I was looking for. Alas, there at the front of the rack was a cream Club Monaco 100% silk blouse in a size Small for $7. I couldn't believe my luck.

But, I don't think it was luck. Because when I was in San Fran at Wasteland, I found two amazing items in the men's section. So, despite my better judgement I am letting you in on my latest shopping secret: try vintage shopping in the men's section next time. You never know what amazing over sized blouse, sweater, or jacket you may come across. And I will probably kick myself for ever sharing this with you, but perhaps you'll find some amazing menswear items next time you're browsing the racks of vintage goodies. Happy Shopping :)



Vintage Blouse // Gifted Skirt // H&M Socks // Nine West Shoes // Cameo Necklace and Purse from Forever 21 // House of Harlow Ring c/o of Le Mode Du Jour giveaway


Candi Staton-Young Hearts Run Free (From the Romeo + Juliet Soundtrack of course!)


  1. Very pretty gorgeous girl!

    The blouse looks perfect :)


  2. 1) You look like you are straight out of the 70s, which I love.

    2) The mens section RULES. It's been a long time since I've done any vintage shopping, but Matt and I were ALWAYS in the mens section. You make me want to go back to VV and buy everything.

  3. You look great Alicia :)

    Your blouse was similar to the one on my wish list on the Madewell site.

    I usually check out the men's wear at True Value Vintage and Deluxe Junk.

    xo delia

  4. Love this silky blouse/printed skirt combo. Fabulous as always. And your hair inspires me to keep growing mine out...I want long, pretty hair like yours :)

  5. Love! So far this is my favourite outfit :) I've been looking for a blouse like that for a while now. But it's so difficult to find one that fits well without looking WAY too oversized on me!

    Btw, you look gorgeous! I actually didn't know you were any part Chinese until I read your blogger profile. I couldn't tell at all!

    And I'll post pictures soon on my JC-ish shoes. I don't think they're worth it to be honest. They're really easy to stud. But I'll blog about them soon!


  6. That is a good tip! Thanks :)
    Also I am in love with that skirt soooo much :) Very cute!

  7. Ooh 100% silk, classic but on-trend at the same time, and only $7! Great find all around.

    I just read the preceding post. Sorry to hear that you were feeling sad, and I hope that whatever had you down isn't affecting you now. <3

  8. That is such a good idea! I will have to do that once these thirty days are over :) That skirt is so adorable, maybe I'm cliche but i would totally rock it on valentine's :)

  9. Such a pretty outfit, you look great! I never thought I would say this but... the socks and sandals combo looks really good.

    It's such a great idea to look in the men's wear. Next time I will venture to the other side of the Value Village.

  10. love the hearts skirt paired with a peach clutch, very romantic.
    ost from romeo+juliet, cool title:))

  11. Great post!
    I love your skirt!!
    I just discovered your blog,it's very cute!I added to your followers :)
    xx Mary

  12. Nice! That shirt is lovely and your purse is great!

    I love men's section shopping, especially for grandpa vests! You can also find lots of cute fitted blazers in the boys section!

  13. That's a great skirt! It's very flattering.

  14. Your skirt is just adorable and so chic! I love this from head to toe! I am totally a follower now!


  15. Oh man I'm still apprehensive about second hand shopping... I get itchy and claustrophobic from the smells hahah. That blouse is such a great find though my goodness. I guess its just about perseverance!

    Xo Chelle

  16. Gah! That skirt! That clutch!

    You look lovely!

    And how amazing is that Romeo + Juliet soundtrack? Makes me want to watch the movie for the 8,000,000,000th time.


  17. reading your post and i do believe you are born to be a fashion blogger.


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