ONE day, my sisters and I had a few hours in Old Town Bay City, Michigan, a beautiful little bay side town, where Lake Huron meets the thumb of our state's mitten.
The old downtown was revitalized and is filled with lots of unique shops and antique stores and restaurants.
While I was browsing, I found a vintage Pendleton red plaid pleated skirt. I was so excited, but it was too small!
Turns out it fit my niece. The sales lady was waiting on us and led us to another rack with a vintage Pendleton black watch plaid suit. It was a skirt and a blazer.
Turns out, the blazer fit me, and the skirt fit my sister.
We got each piece for $15 as the set was marked $30, my niece only had to pay $20 for her gorgeous skirt that I later saw on eBay for $97!
I am now on the "hunt" in thrift stores for vintage Pendleton. I've discovered the sizing is MUCH different, and I wear an 18 in the old sizing.
I have found a few more pieces, but I'm not done yet.
I use DRYEL when I get home and I'm happy with the results!
I thought I'd mention this as these classic plaids are everywhere in the malls, and they are the patterns from the sixties and seventies. Vintage Pendleton is far superior to anything new, in my view.
There are so many gorgeous patterns and adorable styles. One of the jackets I bought is the red, black and yellow plaid with a Peter Pan collar! I can't wait to wear it.
My favorite way to wear this blazer is a long black skirt (calve length) and black hose, black heels, and a long scarf at the neck.
This scarf in this photo was made for me by my mom and is royal blue (it photographed a little more purple than it is) and that matches a stripe in the plaid.
Do you have a vintage piece of clothing you watch for when you antique, yard sale, or thrift?