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Sunday, September 27, 2009

It's a sweet day...

By now you’ve probably worked out that we love G ‘n’ R. Who doesn’t? It's our love of 80s and 90s rock that brought us (Amy and Adrienne) together as friends. Oh, and our love of vintage clothes.

It’s a tough call what we like more (Axl or A-lines), but this blog is really more about our love affair with vintage and thrifting. So we are bringing you- oh lucky reader of Sweet Clothes of Mine – our best finds from the thrift stores around North America.

Welcome to the Jungle...

The Great es-Cape SOLD

Voluminous winter cape for hiding all manner of layers beneath. 100% Acrylic and made by Sturbridge, super warm so tuck your arms in! There is no size and we figure it will fit almost anyone, however if you are small like a little bird you may get lost within the folds. A green-ish smudge on the collar is the only defect visible on this sweet piece.

Size: free
Length from collar to bottom: 31" or 80cm
length from shoulder point to arm-hole: 12" or 30cm.

Sexy Strappy Heels

Super sexy wooden heels to make your pins a mile high, heel & sole in great condition, some wear to burgundy leather upper but very sturdy. Made by 'Latinas' in Greece, size has worn off but fits like a true 7.5, would also look great with with a pair of fabulous tights!

Size: 7.5 (worn off)
length: 9" or 20cm
width at widest: 3" or 8cm
heel: 3.5"

Southern Comfort Blouse

Perfectly worn-in soft plaid blouse, sure it's winter in these parts but not south of the border....made by 'Southern Classics', great Miami Vice colours & condition, no holes or tears just soft goodness.

Size: small
Length: 22" or 54cm
Shoulders: 13" or 34cm

Camel not Chanel Purse

Make like Coco with this sweet chain link purse, pull the chain through for one strap or pull it through again for two....plenty of room inside for all manner of bits and pieces, it's a bit of day with a little bit of evening.

Length: 10" or 25cm
Width: 6" or 15cm

Get your Stripes Two-Ways Full Skirt

High-waisted, full stripe skirt is perfect for all seasons. Pair it with a tank-top and denim jacket for a night out in the summer. Or pair it with tights, a turtle-neck and tall boots for right now. Skirt has great side pockets, is fully lined and has a side zip and button closure. 85% cotton, 15% linen. Label reads le truc. Tiny spot on waistband and lining has a little wear.

Size: Small
Waist: 13" or 32cm

Length: 28.5" or 72cm

Sensible Heeled Loafers

Bass heels in simply fabulous condition, perfect twin tassels and a rubber sole that's barely been worn, or never? If they were a size bigger we'd be wearing them right now...

Size: 6.5M
Length: 9" or 31cm
Width at widest: 3" or 8cm
Heel: 2"

Victorian Style Boots

Please Sir can I have some more? Victorian olde style boots in unusual 100% waterproof rubber-leather type material, feels like rubber but looks like leather, it's an illusion! very sturdy and in almost new condition, they are also fully lined with a wonderfully cosy red felt. Easy to put on with side zip, come on get up the chimney or we'll send you back to the workhouse!

Size: 7
Length 9.5" or 24cm
Widest point 3.5" or 8.5cm
Height 9" from sole or 23cm
Heel 1.5" or 3.5cm

Mauve Moment Ankle Boots SOLD

A little mauve in a boot, who knew it could be so nice. Almost new wooden sole, if they have been worn it is surely on a floor of cotton balls, soft suede is in perfect condition. Quite narrow so true to their size, these definitely have not been stretched through wear, they are just waiting for your dainty little feet.

Size: 6.5
Made in USA
Length 9.5", or 24cm
Width at widest point 3", or 7cm.

It's Electric (Blue), Boogie Woogie Woogie Secretary Blouse

"Some say it's mystic. You can't resist it. It's electric, boogie, woogie, woogie." With it's tie neck and squiggle pattern, you won't be able to resist this electric blue secretary blouse. Power up your power suit today!

Size: medium

Shoulders: 15" or 38cm
Length: 24.75" or 63cm

Black, White and Polka Dot All Over Pumps

Get your pin up fashion on in these polka dot pumps. Red heel, red trim and white with black polka dots which reverse to black with white polka dots at the toe. Great with jeans or a pencil skirt.

Size: 7.5/ 8
Length 10" or 26cm
Widest point 3.5" or 8.5cm
Height 9" from sole or 23cm
Heel 3" or 7.5cm

Poppin' Plaid Parka

Brighten up your dark winter nights in this funky neon plaid parka. Quilted cotton or possibly a cotton/wool blend with removable hood, cinchable waist ties and shoulder pads. Never worn!

Size: Large

Shoulder to Shoulder: 18.5" or 47cm
Length: 31.5" or 80cm
Waist: Free, but can be cinched with waist ties.

Frilled Tomato Blouse

Polyester perfect tomato red & white pinstriped blouse made by California Krush, has a size 7/8 on the inside label but fits like a slouchy small, would maybe fit a smaller medium build also. Pretty frilly detail on the neck & cuffs. This blouse is in great condition, seems almost new, tuck it in or wear it out.

Size: Small
Shoulders: 14" seam to seam, or 34cm
Length: 21" or 54cm

Ice Queen Top

With two sets of ruffles and it's shimmering ice blue colour, this shirt is for someone looking to run away and join the Ice Capades. Material has some stretch to it and the waist is elasticized. Dress it up with some heels and a great belt and you'll surely find your Ice King. Label reads Daymor Couture. Belt not included.

Length: 26" or 67cm

Waist unstretched: 12" or 30.5cm

Fierce Fuchsia Double Breasted Blazer

What's that you say...you've been looking everywhere for a double breasted fuchsia blazer with gold buttons. Well read on then. With a structured shoulder (with shoulder pads) and a slimmer cut through the waist and hips the blazer is a little less boxy than a traditional 80s blazer. The colour is much pinker/ brighter than the photo shows. True fuchsia colour. 100% pure virgin wool. Label reads one+one Petites.

Size: Approximately a 6 petite
Shoulders: 15" or 38cm

Sleeve Length: 21.5" or 54cm
Length: 27.5" or 70cm

Tuxedo Jacket SOLD

Superb Black 80's tuxedo jacket by Gantos with nice covered buttons, fabric is rayon blend, a mid-weight jacket, sleeves easy to push up, so soft & floppy it would fit it under your winter coat. Must have had shoulder pads as there is looseness in the shoulders but doesn't affect look if jacket fits on body. Has size 10 on label but best suits a medium, perhaps a Large also because of room in shoulders, very nicely tapered for that nipped in at the waist look.

Size: Medium
Length 17", or 33cm at front
Shoulders 14.5" or 35cm seam to seam

Green is the New Black Blazer

Slip on this tailored stretch polyester blazer in seafoam green and add some polish and colour to your work wardrobe. Guaranteed to make your friends (and colleagues) green with envy. Blazer has cute square detailed buttons which have a tiny scratches on them. Belt not included.

Size: medium
Shoulder to Shoulder: 15" or 38cm

Length: 25.5" or 65cm

Hot Pink Secretary

Bright fucshia secretary dress in loose Polyester, made by Popovitch, cute opaque & gold plastic buttons plus matching fabric belt, we picture this on a curvy lass so this wonderful belt can cinch everything together just perfectly! The full hips and skirt have plenty of room for all body types. Has size 8 on inside label.

Size: Medium to Large
Length 43" or 100cm
Shoulders 14.5" or 35cm seam to seam
Waist 10" or 25cm unstretched

Jolly Green Jordache Jumpsuit Dress

Cotton/ poly blend shirt dress by Jordache is a great alternative to the pants jumpsuit. Looks great with a belt. Lots of details: epaulets on the shoulders, cuffed sleeves and patch pockets at chest and hips. Tiny hole on the seam of the underarm.
Very easily stitched up. Belt not included.

Label says size 10
Shoulders: 18" or 46cm

Waist: 19.5" or 50cm

Length: 44" or 112cm

Game Set Gucci SOLD

Vivid turquoise sporty Gucci tee with stretchy bands around bottom and arms, reads medium on the label but fine for a small person also, this tee is in great condition, a little brighter turquoise than appears here. Score!

Length: 22" or 56cm
Shoulder seam to seam: 16.5" or 41cm
Sleeves: 8.5" or 21cm

Cowboy Snow Fascinators SOLD

Navy blue and pretty much like brand new, original Fascinator brand, size marked 7 but these are more like a 7.5 to a small 8. Tough rubber sole with almost no wear, maybe worn once or twice but definitely not yet in the snow. Quilted & cosy.

Size: marked 7 but fit like a 7.5 to small 8.
Heel: 1.5" or 4cm
length of sole: 10" or 25cm
Height above heel: 12" or 30cm

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