One of the best things about writing WWEPW is a search that leads to an unexpected discovery.
A quick google search for this blouse:
turned up this blouse.
And this photo led me to a fantastic Etsy Shop - Rust Belt Threads.
I was over the moon when I noticed that this shop is based out of my own hometown of Buffalo, New York - a place I love deeply and hope to move back to someday soon. Buffalo is the least pretentious place with the most genuine people - and everybody knows everybody. Let's just say I won't be surprised if I find out that the owner of Rust Belt Threads is someone from my high school. But I digress...
Rust Belt Threads has tons of vintage pieces from the 60s, 70s, and 80s that would make Emma Pillsbury or Rachel Berry swoon. Take a look:
70s baby blue tuxedo ruffled blouse - $22
80s violet purple diamond ruffled blouse - $28
70s pretty pink ruffled blouse - $24
80s raspberry red fair isle sweater - $28
60s andy apple red nautical skort - $30
70s baby blue fair isle ski sweater - $28
Rust Belt Threads is a hotspot for fantastic vintage finds. (I think I still have those exact Fair Isle sweaters in my parents' basement.)
Are my clothes really vintage, now? I'm sticking with calling them retro.