There’s a saying in vintage fashion circle. “What’s meant to be yours will always find you”. I’ve found it to be a very true statement. From the perfect vintage piece, to the one that seemed to stay around just so you could buy it, I find that we usually all get the right pieces. This doesn’t just apply to vintage.
In all shopping, I have a theory that what’s meant to be ours seems to find a way. With new arrivals this process can seem a bit easier, so while I will stand by it, I know it’s incredibly true for vintage and resale finds. What’s meant to be yours will find you; yes, with shopping you can go home.
And this is a story about going home.
It’s not that I don’t shop a lot (I do), but there are times when I save up and buy myself something special. Those shopping trips, and those items, are incredibly precious to me. The above shoes are such an item. Originally, I bought these shoes as a birthday present to myself, and I loved them. But then, tragedy struck and they were lost (fire). Knowing that they were important to me (and become very important to replace), I began searching for these shoes again.
(Some notes on resale shopping. This is one of my most favorite kinds of shopping as you can find AMAZING things; but it’s also the BEST way to get items you need to replace, or may have missed out on. If you do have something specific you’re looking for you can find it. Most things you want will pop up at some point, you just have to keep your eyes open. Local consignment shops are a great start-make sure the staff know what you’re looking for. I keep alerts on all the big sites: eBay, The RealReal, Vestiaire Collective, Tradesy, and Poshmar. Of course, there are a ton more sites! Just be consistent, use all keywords you can think of in your search, and of course, when you find something, buy it!
I searched high and low to replace these beloved shoes. From onsite to in stores, I had my eyes peeled, and my sale alerts on. And then one day, out of the blue, these shoes appeared, and I was able to get them. Exactly the same, and just as beloved. You can go home, and what is meant to be yours can find you.
(Also, this dress is from one of those scary Instagram ads you get–but I love it!)
What fashion piece have you found that was special, or meant to be yours?
I’ve linked similar pieces to these above–hope some of those tickle your fancy!
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