vintage (scottish) bangles and beads

I am in love with the UK’s charity shops. Not only are they clean and well curated, they are also extremely common. In Glasgow, I spent a couple hours popping in and out of charity shops on the West End alone. Even in small northern England towns, I found them on nearly every block.
Scottish Vintage Jewelry #100DaysofMiaPrima Scottish Vintage Jewelry #100DaysofMiaPrima 2 Scottish Vintage Jewelry #100DaysofMiaPrima 4 Scottish Vintage Jewelry #100DaysofMiaPrima 5

I was also delighted to find quite a few excellent vintage jewelry finds at the charity shops. The vintage bangles in particular caught my eye and I bought more than a few for my vintage Etsy shop, The Gibbson Girl.

Keep an eye out for these finds in the shop soon!

Cheers,

Sarah

This post is #61 of the #The100DayProject. For more updates on my progress, be sure to follow me on Instagram and look for the hashtage, #100DaysofMiaPrima.

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vintage (german) handmade scrunchies

I made a point of visiting Berlin’s Humana (similar to a US GoodWill) when in the German city a couple days ago. I love to see the different vintage styles that each European city has. Amsterdam is saturated in hip, bright 90s vintage, and Berlin doesn’t seem to be too different. However, what I found particularly interesting about Berlin vintage is that a portion of it belonged to East Berlin, which was dominated by DDR-sponsored fashion. Which meant cheap, plastic fabrics and styles that tended to run behind Western Germany’s trends. But this unique fashion history makes Berlin that much more interesting while shopping for vintage.
Gibbson Girl Vintage Scrunchies #100DaysofMiaPrima
The Humana I visited in Berlin just happens to be the largest one in all of Europe, and I spent a number of hours diligently scouring each of the four floors for great vintage finds to add to my Etsy shop, The Gibbson Girl.
Gibbson Girl Vintage Scrunchies #100DaysofMiaPrima 3

To my luck, I discovered five handmade vintage scrunchies and snatched them up immediately. What a unique find that seems to me to represent the 80s/90s vintage vibe of Berlin today and the ingenuity of East Berliners who strove to reflect their individuality in a stifling society.

Check back soon on The Gibbson Girl to see these scrunchies again!

bis später!

Sarah

This post is #59 of the #The100DayProject. For more updates on my progress, be sure to follow me on Instagram and look for the hashtage, #100DaysofMiaPrima.

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hidden (vintage) treasures in europe

It feels like just yesterday that I opened my Etsy vintage clothing shop, The Gibbson Girl. But today, the shop boasts over fifty items for sale! And I haven’t stopped my search for unique vintage pieces while I’m in Europe. In fact, I’ve had some amazing opportunities to discover truly one-of-a-kind vintage items from unique locales. Here’s a sneak peek of what will be popping up on my shop from my European adventures:

Vintage Metal Cuff from Amsterdam #100DaysofMiaPrima

vintage metal cuff // amsterdam

Vintage Key Chains from Paris Flea Market #100DaysofMiaPrima

vintage key chains // paris

Paris Flea Market #100DaysofMiaPrima

flea market // paris

Amsterdam Flea Market #100DaysofMiaPrima

flea market // amsterdam

Vintage Cuff Bracelet from Paris Flea Market #100DaysofMiaPrimacolorful wooden cuff // paris

New items are added to the shop weekly, so be sure to check back often!

Cheers!

Sarah

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Can You Dig It?

jumpsuit love

Jumpsuits, rompers, onesies. Whatever you call them, they’ve garnered quite a following. Last Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards, Taylor Swift donned a (controversial) white Balmain jumpsuit that absolutely slayed– and in my opinion paid excellent tribute to her killer new Bad Blood music video.

Pants on the red carpet? Yes, please! Now if we can only convince Cannes that flats are also a chic choice…

Taylor Swift Jumpsuit #100DaysofMiaPrima

photo credit // hollywood reporter

My fantasy closet includes these three romper outfits. What are yours?


3 Romper Styles Outfits Inspired by Taylor Swift #100DaysofMiaPrima

Cheers!

Sarah

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can you dig it?

Lately, I’ve been fairly addicted to the British TV detective drama, George Gently. I’m a huge fan of British crime shows in general (Sherlock, Inspector Morse, Endeavour, Lewis…), but I’m particularly keen on ones that showcase vintage fashions. Gently takes place in North East England in the late 1960s. For my vintage clothing Etsy shop, The Gibbson Girl, I’m always on the look out for 60s clothing. It’s absolutely my favorite era, clothing-wise: a-line dresses, bright colors, floral prints, charming glasses frames, and skinny ties. Love it!

While I haven’t acquired much 60s wear (yet!) for the Gibbson Girl, I do have some 1970s (my second favorite era!) vintage pieces that are, well, far out, man.

70s Groovy Shirt at The Gibbson Girl #100daysofmiaprima 70s Stripe Shirt at The Gibbson Girl #100daysofmiaprima 70s Bell Bottoms Pants at The Gibbson Girl #100daysofmiaprima 70s Bell Bottoms Pants at The Gibbson Girl #100daysofmiaprima 70s Tank at The Gibbson Girl #100daysofmiaprima

Cheers!

Sarah

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vintage accessories at the gibbson girl

I am very excited to announce a new category at The Gibbson Girl‘s vintage clothing Etsy shop: jewelry + accessories! Today, I posted over ten new vintage accessories items, including hats, bags, pocket squares, and belts. I’ve posted photos of some of my favorite items below. Which one is your favorite?

60s Patent Leather Purse

60s Patent Leather Purse

Vintage Handkerchiefs + Head Scarves

Vintage Handkerchiefs + Head Scarves

80s Prom Clutch

80s Prom Clutch

Vintage Shawl

Vintage Shawl

70s Leather Belt

70s Leather Belt

80s Handkerchief

80s Handkerchief

Vintage Cozy Socks

Vintage Cozy Socks

Lots (as in 40+!!) of new clothing items will be popping up within the next week as well– so keep your eyes open!

Cheers!

Sarah

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when i think of amsterdam

…I imagine:

Amsterdam Style #100DaysofMiaPrima

photo credit // lovelybylucy

Amsterdam Style #100DaysofMiaPrima

photo credit // manuel orero

Amsterdam Style #100DaysofMiaPrima

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Amsterdam Style #100DaysofMiaPrima

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stroop wafels amsterdam #100daysofmiaprima

photo credit // barbara nowak

For more Dutch-inspired style, follow my inspiration board here.

Only 12 days until I fly to Amsterdam!

Cheers,

Sarah

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going dutch

About nine months ago my twin sister visited Pittsburgh from The Netherlands, where she currently lives. I’m going to be honest, I always considered myself the more fashionable twin….until my sister soaked up European style and returned to the States in outfits I’m constantly envious of.  I’ll be visiting my sister in Amsterdam early next month and we’ll finally be reunited. But until then, the below photos from her last trip to Pgh were too good not to share.

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Bonus points if you can tell who is who in these shots!

Cheers!

Sarah

This post is #7 of the #The100DayProject. For more updates on my progress, be sure to follow me on Instagram and look for the hashtage, #100DaysofMiaPrima.

Shoes Made for Walking

Snaps of the shoes that made it through nine days of a trip through Europe (and some I wish that did).

strappy leather sandals high top sneakers heeled bootssneakers stay chic strappy leather sandals20140514_151209salvatore ferragamo sandalsblack eyelet platform high tops black eyelet platform high topsCheers!

Sarah

 
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Let’s Get High (Waisted Swimwear)

High waisted swim suit bottoms could quite possibly be the best swim trend to ever return. Slimming and comfy (if you invest in a well-fitting suit), slightly modest but still totally sexy, I dove right into this trend. (Ok, I’m done with the puns, now, I swear.)

high waisted swim

Gilly Hicks swim bottom, Aerie crochet swim top, American Eagle Outfitters aviator sunglasses, Aeire tassel necklace

high waisted swim

vintage high waisted swim

Vintage 70s high waisted swim bottom with matching (cone bra!) bikini top, vintage perfume necklace, vintage Ray Ban sunglasses

vintage high waisted swim

vintage Ray Ban sunglasses

Cheers!

Sarah

p.s. Don’t forget to follow my summer Pinterest board for lots of inspiration for these warm days.

Summer pin board

 

*For full disclosure and all of that good stuff, I currently work at American Eagle Outfitters.*