3 Friends & A Vintage Garage Sale

A couple of weekends ago my friends Sarah of Zzouzi Vintage and Kyla of Lost & Find Vintage teamed up to have a vintage garage sale in the Chicago neighborhood of Andersonville. They set up on the sidewalk outside a plant nursery a few blocks from Sarah’s house and sold their overstock of vintage clothing, shoes, purses and knick knacks. Since it as a warm and sunny day I trekked up there to hang out and snap a few photos of their wares and since we’re all bloggers we also took a few photos of our outfits. I’m posing with Kyla in the above photo. 
Novelty print pants with a pattern of scooters.
Groovy 1970s shirt.
Rows of shoes, sadly none of them were my size.
A 1970s chevron print blouse being sold by Sarah felt very “on trend” for autumn.
Adorable vintage backpack purse in the shape of a bee being sold by Kyla. I’m surprised this hasn’t been snapped up on etsy.
Kyla also had this stunning 1940s dress for sale, it is made from acorn print fabric! Oh how I wish it wasn’t tiny.
A detail shot of the fabric, I can imagine wearing this to go apple picking.


Stacks of dainty tea cups and ceramic knick knacks on offer from Kyla.


I love the apple green color of this complete 1970s fondue set being sold by Sarah.
Lately I’ve been reading novels (historical fiction) set during the Depression Era and WWII, consequently my reading choices have seemed to influenced my fashion lately as I’ve gravitated towards wearing late 1930s and early 1940s dresses. To the garage sale I wore a cornflower blue cotton late 1930s floral print dress.
1930s Dress: Purchased at the July Vintage Garage Chicago flea market
Ann Taylor espadrille sandals thrifted at the Salvation Army
Straw Cloche hat thrifted a while ago, probably at The Village Thrift
1960s sunglasses from a Chicago antique store
Leather & Bakelite belt: Brown Elephant thrift


I always pile on the accessories in the summer as I tend to wear simpler clothing and don’t have to worry about layers like coats and gloves.

I thrifted the Murano glass bangle bracelet at the Salvation Army, the Art Deco purple glass ring is from Melissa of Pure Vintage Chicago and the rest of the jewelry is vintage and from various sources.

The three of us all love vintage but wear it quite differently as we all gravitate toward various eras and styles. Kyla is rockin’ a groovy late 1960s dress above and Sarah wears a 1980s (?) blouse and contemporary pants below.

This was Sarah & Kyla’s only garage sale of the year but they will be teaming up in the future for pop up sales and trunk shows during the holiday season. Of course you can also find them next month at the September Vintage Bazaar that will be held in conjunction with the Renegade Craft Fair in Wicker Park.

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  1. I would have loved the vintage backpack purse in the shape of a bee!!! By the way I'm also a HUGE thriftaholic and reside in the city of Chicago. Love all things vintage! I just started my blog, where I share some of my thrift finds. You have a nice blog! Best wishes!!!


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