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.

TTFN,
Jane

 

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  1. Caroline says:

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

  2. Sarah says:

    I live about a block from that “bleak” looking corner. It’s not bleak at all.

  3. Laura says:

    Beautiful choices!! I really love the purple cardigan!

  4. Jenny says:

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

  5. Jane says:

    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.

  6. Katlin says:

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

  7. Sarah says:

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

  8. Brigadeiro says:

    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 :)

  9. Brigadeiro says:

    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 :)

  10. Saree Elias says:

    I LOVE THE LACE DRESS AND THE COTURE SKIRT LOVE THE COLORS!

  11. m says:

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

  12. Erin says:

    That skirt is FANTASTIC, I’m so jealous!

  13. B says:

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

  14. GASP
    i
    iz
    going
    to
    tulsa
    .

  15. mayk says:

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

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

  17. Wax says:

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

  18. alana says:

    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!

  19. connie says:

    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.

  20. Binnie says:

    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.

  21. cordelia says:

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

  22. Sus says:

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

  23. Sasi says:

    Omg! Great buys girl:)

  24. juliet says:

    i NEED to get there!
    juliet xxx

  25. Belowen says:

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

  26. Nina says:

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

  27. Sophie says:

    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…
    Sophie

  28. vix says:

    Amazing finds! I especially like the white sequined dress.

  29. merkovsky says:

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

  30. leia says:

    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!

  31. chauss says:

    fabulous pictorial and amazing finds!

  32. Le Fashion says:

    all is amazing!!
    you’re lucky to have such a stylish mom :)

  33. zie says:

    ur shoes are madness babe!
    :D

  34. 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???

  35. Marianne says:

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

  36. Cece says:

    “Ku-dos” ( think Juno ).
    Excellent finds!

  37. 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

  38. Jillian says:

    AHHH AMAZING FINDS!
    hope you’re well darling xoxo

  39. Becca says:

    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!

  40. Mike says:

    omg that skirt looks incredible

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

  42. Liza says:

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

  43. sara says:

    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!

  44. Laura says:

    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.

  45. Belle. says:

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

  46. Ané says:

    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
    enjoy!

  47. 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.

  48. yay mary ann says:

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

  49. Lorelaï says:

    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.

  50. Cindy says:

    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?

  51. chantelle says:

    omg i need a vintage store like that in toronto

  52. brooke says:

    iwanttoliveinamerica.
    that heavy skirt is GORGEOUS. please let us see it sometime soon? it is absolutely fabulous and looks so gorgeous with your body, makes your waist look tiny and gives a fantastic beautiful shape. love it!
    <3

  53. bostongrl says:

    amazing skirt! i hope you bought it!

  54. Punky says:

    awesome
    finds
    my
    dear

  55. Lavender says:

    wow. I love that skirt. what a find!

  56. cheng says:

    i’m mad about vintage. i wish i can spend a week in that vintage store! you’ve selected some awesome stuff! thanks for sharing these.

  57. Alexandra says:

    Hello! You’re so lovely, I must say. Thank you for sharing your beautiful finds! A few posts back ( http://seaofshoes.typepad.com/sea_of_shoes/2008/09/ann-demeulemeester-fall-08-lace-up-boots-a-tale-of-obsession.html ) your mother is wearing something by Atlantis Dry Goods and I was inspired to try to order some pieces myself but I’m not sure where I can find them. Can you help me? Thank you so much!

  58. Scheharazade says:

    Does your mother want a new daughter (from France) ? ^-~

  59. Angela says:

    Why were you in Tulsa? I ask because I’m from that area. And you’re right the vintage shopping is fantastic and great prices abound. I discovered your blog and love it. I am so envious of your innate sense of style. I wish I was that adventerous in my personal style and I wish I had your fantastic selection of clothing and shoes. So fun, keep up the good work.

  60. Sarah D says:

    Wow!
    I saw you/ found out about your blog in TeenVogue and Ive seen your stuff on lookbook.
    I live in Tulsa and frequent these vintage stores all the time. I was amazed that you’d been there! :D

  61. new balance says:

    We, the rustling leaves, have a voice that answers the storms,but who are you so silent?I am a mere flower. Do you like it?

  62. 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.

  63. I just love your blog and style! Such yummy eye candy to look at.

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