Happy October, friends! On today’s blog post, I’m sharing a new Fall vintage blazer I bought at my local thrift store. Now, I’m not much of a fashion blogger (LOL), but I really wanted to share this cute style with you because it was a GREAT deal and I LOVE vintage fashion!
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How have YOU been?
I have been very busy with homeschooling my kids. Our school schedule has changed this year and it’s a little busier than it was last Fall. I had to take a few days off to focus on our new homeschool schedule.
Things were getting a little hectic with working from home AND homeschooling. Family and school come first so I decided to put my writing projects on a brief hold.
I’m happy to be back now and excited to create new Fall and holiday content for you! 🙂
PLUS SIZE VINTAGE STYLE: FALL VINTAGE BLAZER
Okay, you know how much I love vintage fashion, right? Over the summer, I did a little early shopping for my Fall clothes. I went to thrift stores and vintage stores in Detroit and the metro area and I bought Fall vintage blazers, Fall vintage coats, and Fall vintage jackets because they were stupid cheap. I’m talking blazers under $6 and jackets under $10!
I shop at a variety of thrift and vintage stores in Detroit and the metro area. If you scroll down below, you can read a more in-depth write-up about my favorite places to find plus size vintage styles in Detroit and Metro Detroit.
FALL VINTAGE BLAZER DETAILS (Psst! It’s SO cozy!)
Now, I’m not a fashion blogger, but I do LOVE fashion. I wanted to share with you one of the fall vintage blazers I bought over the summer.
- Brand: Sag Harbor
- Size: 18
- Material: 100% Wool
- Additional Features: 2 outer pockets (one on each side) + shoulder pads
Fall Vintage Style Details
- Fall Vintage Blazer: The Salvation Army, under $8
- Riding Boots: Meijer, $30ish (bought this pair in 2015)
- Vintage Purse: The Salvation Army, $5
- Skinny Jeans: Universal Thread @ Target, under $30 (I think I bought these in 2018 on sale for under $25, actually.)
- Vintage Blouse: The Salvation Army, under $6
FINDING PLUS SIZE VINTAGE FASHION AT THE SALVATION ARMY
My favorite store to find my vintage clothes is the Salvation Army. I like to visit various locations in Metro Detroit to find vintage fashion pieces. The best days to go are on Fridays and Saturdays because they have their $5 for 5 sales.
Another great weekend sale the Salvation Army features is a 50% off clothing sale. It’s only for a particular colored-tag, though.
I’ll break it down for you in case you’ve never been to a Salvation Army store before. It’s kind of like Goodwill.
All merchandise has a specific colored-tag (blue, brown, red, yellow, etc.) On certain days, the Salvation Army features a sale for one of the colors. On Fridays and Saturdays, one color is 50% off, i.e. all yellow tagged clothing will be 50% off.
You can find some really great deals on the sale days at the Salvation Army. When you’re looking for vintage fashion, though, it can be hit or miss finding vintage styles. On a random weekend, I may find a cart full of vintage styles.
Yet on a different day, I may only find a few things or nothing at all. Essentially, vintage shopping is like a treasure hunt. You never know what you’re going to find. You may find something amazing and cool or nothing at all.
VINTAGE SHOPPING IS ALL ABOUT THE THRILL OF THE HUNT!
Searching for stylish vintage at thrift and vintage stores is what makes it fun, though! Also, make sure you visit multiple Salvation Army stores. There are SO many Salvation Army locations in the metro area! I’m sure you could find an entire wardrobe of vintage fall fashion styles just by visiting different Salvation Army stores in multiple cities.
That’s what I do, anyway. I go to the Salvation Army stores in Royal Oak, Sterling Heights, Rochester, Shelby Township, and Clinton Township. I could write a whole blog post on which Salvation Army stores I go to for the best deals on clothing and vintage styles. Hmm…
MY FAVORITE DETROIT VINTAGE STORES FOR PLUS SIZE VINTAGE (so far…)
So far, I have visited three vintage stores in Detroit. Out of the three stores I have been to, two locations had a larger selection of plus size vintage fashion.
Flamingo Detroit + Mama Coo’s Boutique
I LOVE BOTH OF THESE STORES!! Go there. Now!
Elijah even bought a few vintage pieces at Flamingo Detroit. It’s where he found his favorite vintage leather jacket. He wears this jacket ALL OF THE TIME, you guys! LOL!
I still need to get Fall vintage blouses and tops so I plan on visiting Flamingo Detroit and Mama Coo’s Boutique in the next couple of weeks. I’ll share a blog post about what I buy, too.
If you have any vintage stores you recommend for me to try, then let me know so I can check them out! I am always searching for other vintage stores to shop, especially because it’s challenging to find plus size vintage styles.
NEW FALL + HOLIDAY CONTENT COMING SOON
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