Forever 21 polka dot t-shirt • Vintage skirt via Think Twice • Twice as Nice earrings • Nine West flats
A few days before my paper defense, my friend Susan went on a shopping spree to complete her list of must-haves for the summer. As we don’t have many chances to meet, both studying in different cities, I was more than happy to accompany her. She’s an avid vintage shopper, which is something I’m not that into for some reason, and so when we shop a whole new of world always opens for me. This time was no different. We dug up memories from early high school and laughed about our old stories while she dragged me from one vintage shop to another. Antwerp is a vintage shoppers playground, both for lovers of vintage fashion and furniture / deco, so you can imagine what a good mood she was in! On our way back to the bus station, we stopped by one last store. Susan asked me to help her look for a nice skirt since she needed one to pair with her new emerald top. Obedient as I am, I dived into a huuuuge rack full of skirts with the most awkward combination patterns and fabrics. In between this tremendous amount of the ugliest skirts I had ever seen, I found this gorgeous, perfect red pencil skirt. Earlier that day, I lusted over a similar skirt from Zaras new F/W’13 collection. That one came with a price tag of €40, which I could never give for a skirt (considering my income) and it was pretty horribly made to be honest. But my vintage find? Ten bucks and in a perfect shape. The red color is perfect, the length is perfect, it fits perfect. It’s fully lined on the inside, has a hidden zipper and a button closing and above all it’s easy to wash and doesn’t get wrinkly fast. I am in love. And waddayaknow, vintage stores are the places to be to find pencil skirts! I also found a mint-aqua one and a terracotta-ish one in my size, but since I was saving up for Italy, I decided to leave those for someone else to love.