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September 27, 2008

Tulsa in five hours

You wouldn't think a spot this bleak looking would yield such amazing vintage finds-but most of what is pictured below was just a few seconds away from where this photograph was taken. 

My mom and I arrived in Tulsa at about 11 and got home an hour ago from hitting all of our favorite stores in Tulsa. Tulsa has the greatest and most affordable vintage shopping in the country, I'd suspect.

Looks like my mom and I had a bit of a magpie/bauer bird eye when we went out shopping today-everything glitzy and sparkly was immediately off the rack and onto our backs. Obviousely the shoes weren't purchased here-both my mom and I packed a few pairs for the weekend.

^a beautiful vintage skirt (standing on its own) from Silver Screen Vintage, Lanvins and Balenciagas, and my mom and her new red silk chiffon skirt.

 This beautiful lace dress with rows of sequins running in between the ruffles-it is easily my favorie vintage find ever-PERIOD. You cannot believe how beautiful it is in real life-tonight I want to wear it out with my Ann Demeulemeester boots.

I got it at my favorite Tulsa treasure trove-Silver Screen Vintage. My mom and I spent forever combing the racks of the store and trying every thing on.

^ My mom in a beaded and sequined tank top she tried on for me

Can you believe this skirt? I can't! This skirt is like an instrument, it is so large and heavy it couldn't even fit into a bag. It's difficult to tell from this blurry photo I took in the changing room, but it has bands of velvet, satin, tulle type lace, and is lined in another layer of very heavy satin. Obviously it was custom made for someone, but it feels like a custom piece of couture.

^shoppin, browsing in Silver Screen Vintage

Okay, with all of these fun new clothes, picking a fabulous outfit for dinner is going to be really hard, so I better get started.




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Photo of Caroline

I'm pretty sure I need to be un Tulsa, asap.
did you end up buying that heavy skirt? its AMAZING

Photo of Sarah

I live about a block from that "bleak" looking corner. It's not bleak at all.

Photo of Laura

Beautiful choices!! I really love the purple cardigan!

Photo of Jenny

The last picture is amazing! I love that heavy skirt, it looks like it was made for you.

Photo of Jane

Thanks you guys! Yes I did end up getting that skirt and I love it-I hope I have an oppurtunity to wear it very soon!

Haha i agree with you Sarah-it isnt a bleak area but from that particular photograph I would never think to find such amazing vintage stores. I love that side of town and my mom and I have always talked about moving near there. We love Tulsa.

Photo of Katlin

The shape of that skirt is so amazing!! And more details of that gorgeous lace, beaded, beautiful dress! :)

Photo of Sarah

Great Finds!
I have a question regarding your previous post though---
what do you use to carry books/notebooks with around school?

Photo of Brigadeiro

Gorgeous finds! Especially that amazing skirt! I wish I had good vintage shopping around here...Can't wait to see your outfits with your 'new' buys :)

Photo of Brigadeiro

PS. I absolutely LOVE circle skirts! Am so excited the weather is warming up so I can soon wear one I made of raw thai silk in a vibrant canary yellow :)

Photo of Saree Elias


Photo of m

wow! great finds! i wish we had that many vintage stores somewhere nearby...
that dress looks amazing!

Photo of Erin

That skirt is FANTASTIC, I'm so jealous!

Photo of B

Plaid + Ruffles = SO Fall! Perfect find!!!

Photo of mayk

amazing skirt. The construction alone is breathtaking - but to have such beautiful colors on top of all that???

Too awesome.

Photo of Prêt à Porter P

WOW! WOW! WOW! i cant wait to see how you will put all of this together. that skirt is really incredible!!

Photo of Wax

Oh those are great finds! I love the lace dress and the big skirt you tried on :D

Photo of alana

Oh my now I want to go to Tulsa! I can never find vintage stuff like the ones you posted! All I end up seeing are drab shirts meant for a garage sale. You're so lucky! Now I want to go vintage shopping! In Tulsa!

Photo of connie

that skirt is amazing! i can't believe it could stand on its own. if you don't get much wear out of it, you could always use it as an accent piece in your bedroom by your beautiful shoe shelves.

Photo of Binnie

The skirt the skirt the skirt! Too gorgeous! And so are the rest of your buys. The sequined tank top is another favourite of mine.

Photo of cordelia

I can never find such amazing vintage clothing! Btw, where is ur bag from? Its gorgeous? Is it Marni?

Photo of Sus

I like the tartan top with the ruffles, that looks awesome :D

Photo of Sasi

Omg! Great buys girl:)

Photo of juliet

i NEED to get there!

juliet xxx

Photo of Belowen

Simply amazing finds! Can't wait to see how you work them :)

Photo of Nina

I wish we had such great vintage stores here in Germany.

Photo of Sophie

It all looks so good! I wish I had that great vintage stores where i live...Especially the lace dress is gorgeous! And the skirt look sooo good on you :)

Looking forward to see the clothes on...


Photo of vix

Amazing finds! I especially like the white sequined dress.

Photo of merkovsky

that massive skirt is amazing! jane..you have such an excellent eye for vintage! xx

Photo of leia

Omg, that skirt is amazing, and I've been dying for a sequined tank like your mom's!
I need to make a roadtrip to Tulsa asap!

Photo of chauss

fabulous pictorial and amazing finds!

Photo of Le Fashion

all is amazing!!

you're lucky to have such a stylish mom :)

Photo of zie

ur shoes are madness babe!

Photo of The Chiconomist Celine

I am so crushing on the plaid top with the cascading ruffles! I have not been too into the plaid craze but that one just might reel me in! How much did it cost? Label???

Photo of Marianne

Wow, great finds. I love the red striped skirt.

Photo of Cece

"Ku-dos" ( think Juno ).
Excellent finds!


great great finds, I love the glitz-y pretty sparkle things, and I'm excited to see that lace dress with the mean Ann boots

Photo of Jillian

hope you're well darling xoxo

Photo of Becca

oh my GOSH. I am just awestruck by the beauty of all your purchases. That skirt is stunning.. and the lace dress! OH my gosh! I can't wait to see a photo of it with the ann boots! You'll have to post one!

Photo of Mike

omg that skirt looks incredible

Photo of liv/e in both senses

Pretty sure that skirt is the most stunning piece of art! It's gorgeous, and suits you to a T x

Photo of Liza

That's a really dramatic skirt. Back in college, I loved going on vintage shopping here in Manila. I miss those days.

Photo of sara

i am too jealous of your finds! i'm sure you've heard over and over from girls of how hard it is to find the best vintage couture, but it is simply extremely difficult from any angle and you've done an expert job!

Photo of Laura

I understand completely how you found so many unexpectedly beautiful vintage finds in Tulsa. A few summers ago I was in Vermont and found some wonderful pieces in a 5 cent thrift store. I still find myself fantasizing about it at times.

Photo of Belle.

I Love the huge skirt red...and the tender little withe cardigan....
good choises of vintage clothing...
Love the black shoes....incredible!!!

Photo of Ané

If you haven't seen this: http://jakandjil.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/rowensmlamy.jpg

then I suspect you might like it, because I know you posted about her once

Photo of Designer Shoes Lover

Among those dresses that you bought...that lovely skirt is my favorite! The shape is so cool, the color and the fabric. You also look good wearing that skirt. ;) Your Mom looks cute on that tank too.

Photo of yay mary ann

!!! amazing finds! and that skirt! :D

Photo of Lorelaï

Hi! I'm discovering your blog. I've just to say that you look fantastic: that's all freshness and originality! Well-known designers associated with creativity and taste... *clapclap* And this vintage lace dress is amazing.
Your mother looks great too.
Thanks for having given to me a delightful moment :)
PS: I apologize for my english.

Photo of Cindy

Hi Jane! I just love your blog and style! Such yummy eye candy to look at. I'm from Houston and I usually shop at the same ol' vintage stores here. I'm going to be adventurous, I'm thinking about heading out to Austin or Dallas on a one day roadtrip to shop for vintage. Do you know of any good stores in Dallas to find vintage since you are from there or Austin?

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