Vintage plaid dress: Cricket Capers
Microphone brooch: ModCloth
I've really lucked out with the vintage items I've purchased on Etsy. I think the only items I've ever bought that weren't a slam dunk were from when I first started scouring the internet for vintage, and I wasn't nearly as familiar with my own measurements or what shapes looked best on me. Shopping for vintage in a store actually makes me way more nervous than ordering online, which is strange -- I guess maybe it's because if the measurements are clearly marked in an Etsy or eBay listing, I have a pretty good idea of whether or not it'll fit, and the same cannot always be said when you shop in a brick and mortar store. I think I'm also a little afraid that I would try something on and not have it fit, or accidentally damage something in the process -- or fall in love with something that would never fit me! One of the vintage stores here celebrated its 1-year anniversary last weekend, and I planned on going (they were offering a discount if you wore vintage to the event!), but since it was on the same day as my cousin's Bat Mitzvah, I wasn't able to make it. I'm hoping to venture out there sometime soon, though... maybe I should bring my tape measure, just in case! For now though, it's lucky for me that Etsy is a virtual treasure trove for vintage-lovers. Although prices range anywhere from dirt cheap to exorbitant, I've managed to acquire quite a number of pieces for very reasonable prices -- and this dress is one of them!
|I can't resist a dress that comes with a matching belt!|
This weekend isn't as jam-packed as last weekend, but I do have an audition tomorrow morning. I haven't had to audition for anything in a while, which can be nice but it's also sort of unfortunate. When I was in college, we'd have mock auditions and master classes pretty much every other day, and obviously had auditions each semester (and went into the city for some, too). But now that I'm home and auditions don't come up all the time, it's easy to let anxiety get the best of me. It's a whole separate skill set that you simply have to practice doing as much as possible; even though I generally audition well, I know that I get far more nervous now about them than I did a few years ago, simply because I was doing them more often. I've let a lot of things fall by the wayside while living at home, and I need to refocus my priorities. I don't want to get out of practice and let auditions (or people auditioning) intimidate me -- so I won't!
Have a great Saturday!