Fab vintage fashions can be had for song if you know where to look. Estate sales are a great place to start your hunt. Many are full of good quality, designer goods from days gone by. Keep an eye out for amazing textiles like this floral blouse made by Gilda of California. Even if they don't fit you can often repurpose them. Classics like this 60s era wool plaid skirt by the high end UK brand Jaeger are always in style and I scored this one for $3!
You can't go wrong with a turquoise poodle dress and a floral tea dress in good condition is a true score. The Owl purse pictured was a popular 50's trend, a "DIY craft kit" in a style made popular by Enid Collins. I found this one on Etsy and they also pop up on eBay occasionally, both also good sources for vintage anything. Keep your retro look fresh by using a bold lip color, here Olivia is wearing Vamp by Lime Crime.
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