Tuesday, May 19, 2009

E S S E N T I A L C L A S S I C S


Op shops. What gives! The down lighting, the crammed racks, silky yardage print dresses falling off hangers, the weird smell and the fact that if you buy something you have to carry a plastic bag around with you for the rest of the day. (NOTE: plastic bags are not a good accessory on any occasion. Except maybe the supermarket) and then there’s ALWAYS "that girl" You know- the one with the poorly bleached crop and jeans so high waisted she may as well be nude. She's the best friend of the red haired girl who's wearing an oversized flannel and stockings skewered with holes. Oh and one of those hats, don’t forget the hat! Please, it makes the outfit. In any other situation I would not find these two girls irritating. But why are they ALWAYS standing right where you want to look? Honestly. For the most part it’s just too bloody hard. That is until, you find something amazing. Something you know you wouldn't find unless you made it yourself. Yesterday I found this unbelievable off white, washed silk shirt. Seven dollars later and I now take back every unsavory thing I've ever said about op shopping. Because It's fucking great. 

WHITER THAN WHITE, HOLIER THAN NOW






98 comments:

  1. WOW, I LOVE IT - YOU ARE SO SO VERY PRETTY!

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  2. YOU ARE THE SHIT. love the description of what went down. harr.

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  3. I'm so in love. This is officially my fav blog!

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  4. great shirt.

    and yes i totally know that girl! those girls - usually kinda pixie looking and LOUD -younger? they must be younger. and that laugh - do yours laugh too?

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  5. Honey when/if I become a designer evn if Im only doing mens stuff can u plzzzzzz b my muse..
    we'll change the world ;) haha

    p.s hope u dont mind but I think im stealing ur question things for ma blog??


    http://rickyjamesflynn.blogspot.com/

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  6. Hahha, cool post. You look stunning in your new silk skirt, nothing beats silk in the summer time cool and flowey.

    Love you blog, ur on my favourite list :D

    http://www.lilisfashion.com/

    XXX

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  7. I so totally know those people, I used to be one of them :D Great shirt..I once almost got an fake Moschino belt from 2nd hand, almost...should have gotten it.

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  8. very classic and extremly desirable

    http://www.moneasywardrobe.com

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  9. very classic and desirable on you

    http://www.moneasywardrobe.com

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  10. Very very cool shirt...love the look of washed silk.


    http://www.fashionroadkill-halifax.blogspot.com

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  11. haha WOW you are a bitch

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  12. I love the stories you can make up in your head about the clothes you buy in op-shops..
    I like to tell myself that this one belonged to a totally hip, and hot-to-trot beau of the 70's who rocked out in clubs and sweated till his mullet were wet enough to ring out.
    He teamed this beautiful silk ensemble with acid wash semi high - up the crotch - jeans.
    You can just picture it now can't you? And his name was Kevin.

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  13. I can't believe you ever hated thrift shopping! Your level on my awesomeness scale just dropped a quater of a notch (if that's possible...) x

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  14. I love love love the shirt!! I need at least five silk shirts... and I have only one...

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  15. i feel exactly the same about op shopping. (im bracing to be hated). unfortunately i still havn't found anything amazing so my opinion is yet to be changed. wah. and why are the shops always found in dodgy locations that smell like pee?

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  16. amazing, reminds me off the white shirt erin wore all those years ago with the denim shorts before the world was crazily obsessed with her hehe. I went to Glebe markets on the w.e and had a similar exeperience to yours,i found an amazing vintage leather jacket , its one ive been searching for for years and could never find anything like it brand new or vintage!
    Im going to do a post of you on my blog, your style is too amazing to go un-noticed hehe xx

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  17. ps. but you look amazing and i only wish i could learn how to find something brilliant. (im pretty sure there are skills involved haha).

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  18. i love your blog, you have great style! those mick jagger pants below are so great!

    http://natalieinboots.blogspot.com/

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  19. sooo gorgeous!
    x
    www.tittees.blogspot.com

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  20. i love your outfit ! it simple but it works well !

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  21. wonderful blog i love it :)
    exchange links?
    <3

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  22. i have been WAITING for the perfect silk shirt. waaaiting.

    www.leblase.blogspot.com

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  23. i always try to have with me an extra bag made of fabric that i can use to put the plastic bag into. plastic bags really are a huge no go.

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  24. shirt is amazing! i have no luck with thrift shops..i suck. you look beautiful!
    x

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  25. I love your style!!// Mika from sweden

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  26. haha thats a funny way of putting opshopping but I totally agree, its my job to opshop so I know what you mean. Great find though, you'll be back soon enough, nothing either beats under $10 buys

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  27. you are great :)
    are you an aussie?

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  28. haha totally agree with op shops
    very hit and miss!
    keep posting we are loving very much
    xxx

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  29. You are hilarious, it's so true!
    xo

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  30. you are seriously freaking GORGEOUS and that really is the perfect shirt. awesome find!

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  31. your attitude stinks

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  32. Love your blog!!! Your so pretty!
    http://www.lovellegirl.blogspot.com

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  33. Love your shirt! Great find for 7 bucks. And funny recount of your shopping excursion!!

    http://www.wreckedstellar.wordpress.com

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  34. have thought about it all day, who you remind me of and it is the gorgeous Birgit Bardot! YES!

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  35. I still can't believe you're a real person. you look so beautiful!

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  36. You are incredible & you completely put blogs like mine to shame! Keep up the amazing work :)

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  37. I check your blog for updates like 10 times a day....

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  38. Dudeeee u r fucking ahmazzing!!!!ur face structure is out of this world!

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  39. A silk shirt maker shirt, I think i just died a little inside. I am on the same page as you when it comes to Vintage shopping and also the fabness of living on the Northern Beaches.
    xxx

    Bijouandruby.blogspot.com

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  40. you're the first I've seen who makes the Moschino-belt look absolutely awesome! And love the M J pants belowwwwwwwwwwwwww

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  41. plastic bags are not good even in the supermarket... I hope they will ban them and make reusable canvas or recycled paper as the only option.

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  42. the girl in the latest issue of Urban Outfitters magazine looks as beautiful as you
    you should check it out
    xxxKelsey

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  43. What colour is you ysl lipstick that you are wearing on the picture with the t-shirt with shoulder pads?

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  44. you're a MODEL right?

    your pictures always blow me away !!!



    x

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  45. Your photographs are great! I also don't mind that you pose like a model because you ARE one, so its okay..you look cool. Awesome clothes + awesome style.

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  46. you probably have too many comments to read them all now but -- on the spelling of bleecker i just want you to know the 6 train SUBWAY STOP that's across lafayette had the wrong spelling (or the right one if you are you- anyway, your spelling) on the MAIN SIGN outside last week and they had put a PAPER SIGN over it !! LOL i couldn't believe it

    xo

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  47. hot damn woman!!!!

    <3

    visit!

    buttonsandbowsla.com

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  48. Pitty you don't look like this in real life alex.

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  49. 4thandbleeker
    How tall are you?
    x

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  50. quite honestly, you're an unoriginal, self-absorbed douche-bag and your website is an incoherent rip-off of much better blogs. (and i agree with 10:57pm).

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  51. Wow! You look so good- I think your blog style is actually really original, I am sick of seeing pics of Alexa Chung and Dree Hemmingway ripped of TFS and re-posted on blogs.
    HEY ALEXIS-WHO USES THE TERM DOUCHE BAG???? ARE YOU RAY ROMANO???
    THE KING OF QUEENS MAYBE???
    OR JUST JEALOUS?

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  52. Dearest Anonymous,

    Well of course I don't. How could I? It's black and white fool. Regardless thanks for your comment. Just wish it didn't reek of spinelessness. Anonymous hate mail? second only to anonymous anthrax. Eek the worst kind of lame!

    Don't hate congratulate! 4TH AND BLEEKER HAS OVER ONE HUNDRED FOLLOWERS.

    X

    4TH AND BLEEKER

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  53. Oh god! I can't believe I'm the last to know!!! Manners are out and hate mail is in? Now tell me "Alexis" because I know nobody with that name- Is it only cool to do it on matters you know absoloutly nothing about (IE: what I look like. Are you hiding in my garden with binoculars? creepy) or would I be just as cool as you to do it to any random blogger you've found on the internet? Forgive me but I ain't here to impress anyone and certainly am not asking you to read this. SO perhaps time to do something useful like find a new hobby as this one makes you look like a dick.

    X

    4TH AND BLEEKER

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  54. you are too gorgeous, honestly if youre not a model yet please get signed asap i wanna see you on some covers haha.

    and the haters are just bitter, pathetic.

    http://lefashionconnection.blogspot.com

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  55. i love you!not it a crazy/creepy way of course and these "anonymous" people need to get a life, shit, what do they have to offer? anyways i think you're wonderful......yeahhhh


    xxxxxxxxxx

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  56. these are just amazing!! you have talent!!!xo

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  57. the photos are beautiful, esp the 3rd photo. i really like your blog.
    would you check out mine?
    jules

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  58. so fucking crazy how you just blew up!! everyone is linking your page and its just so fetch ;]

    white button ups and cut offs will always be sexy

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  59. Just sexy...love the simple white button down with the Moschino belt.

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  60. fuck i need to get that old belt out of my basement. it's kick ass like you wear it.

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  61. you look pretty!

    ladyplay from paris

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  62. gorgeous!
    simply
    LOve
    dukeandlarn.com

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  63. hating motherfuckers..
    i have met this LOVELY lady and she is really just that, lovely! modest, down to earth, sweet and beautiful! she looks exactly the same in reality as these photos.. minus black and white and makeup, because she is naturally flawless and really doesn't need it. jelousy really is the most unattractive trait. maybe you should find something better to do with your time then insult people. at least, if you must say hateful things to make yourself feel better (cliche but oh so true.)... go extend your vocabulary, make up some witty, smart calls to use. however, it doesnt really matter. do you honestly think alex gives a fuck what you have to say... look at her!
    loove your blog hun xxx

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  64. stunning. Where's your vogue magazine cover?

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  65. Pretty pictures, awesome setting/lightening/clothes/poses, I especially love the last one♥

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  66. good build up ...but not the greatest silk shirt... i've found better & cheaper and yes without the irritating clientele...good blog and beautiful photos...keep on keeping on with your dopeself !!!

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