I've got nothing against op-shopping, per se. Well, I have done it myself once in a while... Op-shopping (if done when you can afford not to, I mean) is of course partly a political statement of one's non-dependence on commercial and new products, and how better to make that first-impression "I rebel against the system" message than in your clothing? As well as satisfying one's artistic desire to dress uniquely, not to mention saving a few dollars at the same time; so it's not surprising this is a long-term favourite occupation of real bohemian souls...
But is one being truly thrifty or merely conformist when following the "vintage" trend? Or worse, opportunist, as in the case of the Market
So I think I'll just be occupying myself with sewing and gardening this weekend. Plus I've already got my own "vintage" (hahaha) treasures; this dress is very Jackie O, don't you think? I picked it up when she had her White House garage sale... of course I'm joking, I made this myself about five years ago, and no pseudo-retro or "vintage" pattern was used either, just an ordinary one. Sorry to disappoint. I'm merely wearing it to stay cool.
Funny thing when I was putting this on this morning; I put it over my head just as usual then struggled a little to pull it down, and I couldn't understand why it felt tighter than usual. Then went to pull up the zip. The zip was already up. Lol!
Dress; Burda 8511 slightly modified to fit, printed synthetic stuff (thus the "indestructible" dress)
Sandals; Franco Burrone, from MarieClaire shoes